Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Synthetic Pheromones Make Cats More Social

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-03-2018) #595: Featuring Dr Karen Sueda, Dorian Rence, Feral Love, and Aaron Hancox. Board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr Karen Sueda talks about the calming effect on cats of synthetic pheromones like Comfort Zone diffusers, “nature’s lavender” which can make cats more social; Tracie talks to NY Philharmonic violist (for over 40 years) Dorian Rence, who is the star of the NY Cat Film Festival featured documentary “Feral Love,” about her stewardship of a colony of feral cats in a New York city park; Aaron Hancox — the co-director with Michael McNamara of a new full length documentary “Catwalk” — talks to Tracie about making the feline cat show version of the fictional film “Best in Show.”