Tag Archives: DOG TALK

TRACIE HOTCHNER: NOBODY LIKES TO HEAR THEIR DOG IS FAT!

Canine etiquette question: what do you say when you encounter someone whose dog is seriously overweight? I have been in this predicament more than several times and am torn between not wanting to offend or alienate the person, and advocating … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: SHAMPOOING YOUR DOG – MAKING IT FUN AND FREQUENT

On my NPR radio show DOG TALK this past week I interviewed humorist Merrill Markoe, several of whose amazing videos will be featured in the Dog Film Festival October 3rd. I invited her to read one of the fall-down-funny essays … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: AFRAID BETTER DOG FOOD MIGHT GIVE YOUR DOG “THE TROTS”?

What do you do if you adopt a dog like my sweet young Blue Weimaraner, Maisie, and she develops horrible diarrhea when switching her to a better food? When I picked her up from Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner Rescue in Virginia Beach, … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: FOUR PAWS UP FOR “LE SAUVETAGE” – HALO’S MOVIE ABOUT PET (AND PEOPLE) RESCUE!

What a wild and crazy idea: a pet food company dedicated to pets in shelters and the people dedicated to rescuing them – finds a filmmaker who can celebrate the human-animal bond in the most delightful and profound way – … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: WHAT DOES CRUDE PROTEIN REALLY MEAN IN A DRY DOG FOOD?

The most popular blog I’ve ever written was about what “crude protein” really means – and whether the amount of crude protein in kibble is a reliable way to judge the best dog food for your own pooch. So I … Continue reading

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