Category Archives: Tracie Hotchner

TRACIE HOTCHNER: WHAT TO CALL YOUR NEW DOG? WHAT NAME CAN YOU GIVE LOVE?

On this week’s “Dog Talk” I interviewed Kim Dower, a wonderful California poet who read aloud many of her dog-themed poems. I was struck by one in particular, that will be appearing for the first time in her upcoming third … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: DOGS ARE NATURALLY GENEROUS WITH THEIR TREATS

We all know how difficult it is for the parents of human children to teach them to share with their siblings. How often have we heard (as children ourselves or as parents) “Share with your brother,” or “Give half to … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: ITCHY DOG? DON’T ALWAYS BLAME THE FOOD! GET THE SPOT TEST!

Does your dog scratch and lick and/or bite at her ears, feet, flanks or neck? Skin problems are probably the number one reason pet owners go to their vets. I get numerous emails asking for advice and suggestions about resolving … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO MY LISTENERS

I recently received an utterly pure expression of gratitude and kindness from a listener that caused me to stop and reflect on the comfort and joy her words gave me, but also to recognize how inspiring and satisfying it is … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: HOMEMADE SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS DANGEROUS FOR DOGS

Who would have imagined that something as family-fun as decorating your home over the holidays could pose a deadly threat to your pets? No, I’m not talking about the usual seasonal dangers we’ve all heard about one time or another, … Continue reading

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