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 numerous 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. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Track Cat Weight Loss; Afterlife Care

Dog Talk (03-28-2015) #414: Fat Cat developer David Ladowitz is an engineer whose kitty needed to lose weight so he created a tool to help others track their cats’ weight loss with an online tracker and graph at; Nancy Taylor, the Director of Bideawee, talks about the evolution of the death and burial ritual for pet owners with 700 companies in the U.S. now handling afterlife care for pets, like the pet cemetery at Bideawee in Westhampton where they offer open casket viewing before funerals and there are 65,000 pets now buried on the enormous property left to Bideawee by P.J. Wodehouse — and where it is now legal for human cremains to be buried with pets; “Meet the Breeder” of long-haired Chihuahuas, Linda Jangula in Texas, who also created the Wiki Wags disposable male dog diaper.