Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 725 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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To Spay, or Not to Spay? That is the Question

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-13-2021) #731: Featuring Dr. Benjamin Hart, Courtney McWilliams, and Colleen Wilson. Dr. Benjamin Hart discusses his groundbreaking research about how to decide when to spay/neuter your dog, and the serious health consequences of doing it too young; Courtney McWilliams talks about the wonderful success she has had during the pandemic with Marymac’s Doggie Retreat, her black-owned doggie daycare and grooming business that she grew from scratch in New Orleans; Colleen Wilson is the ex-Wall Street banker who founded Pets on Q, an animal media booking company, and discusses how making stars of pets is a lot more fun than the NYC world of finance.