Category Archives: Talk Radio

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: 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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TRACIE HOTCHNER: SHELTER DOGS HELP PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES

There is a detection-dog program called Conservation Canines (CK9), part of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, that is putting to a brand new use the amazing sense of smell that dogs possess. These CK9 dogs are trained … Continue reading

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