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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What You Need to Know About the H3N2 Dog Flu

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (06-09-2018) #574: Featuring Dr. Kathryn Primm, Steven Kuusisto, and Jessica Vaccaro. What you need to know about the H3N2 dog flu that has hit New York City, with Brooklyn hardest hit, as it continues to spread, with 91 confirmed local cases as of June 5th! Dr Kathryn Primm from Applebrook Animal Hospital near Chattanooga, TN, is an expert in dog flu and talks about how highly contagious it is among social dogs, with more than 500 cases reported throughout the U.S. in 2018.  Nearly all unvaccinated dogs exposed to it will become sick but it is vaccine-preventable. Dr. Kat recommends that you ask your own vet about whether your dog’s age, health status and risk profile suggest he get the dog flu vaccine, which protects against both strains of dog flu — H3N8 and H3N2; Steven Kuusisto talks about living with a guide dog for the blind and his book about it, HAVE DOG, WILL TRAVEL: A POET’S JOURNEY; Jessica Vaccaro is the Senior Manager of Placement with NYC Animal Care and Control (ACC) and spoke at the recent Jackson Galaxy Cat Camp about improvements in the NYC shelter adoption process that makes it easier to adopt – which happily happened to three senior special needs kitties that ACC brought to the Cat Camp adoption area, which was free to enter, thanks to a grant from the Petco Foundation.