DOG TALK, Dec. 29, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast:

  • Lucy Postins and her innovative pet food company The Honest Kitchen were profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and Tracie marvels with Lucy at the continuing impact of her groundbreaking concept of using raw dehydrated ingredients made in a human food facility for pets — and how it has affected the pet food landscape.
  • Sue from Operation Roger ( tells about the inspiring all volunteer group of truck drivers who are helping to transport pets in need of homes to areas where fosters and rescue groups await them.
  • Dr. Michael Fox wrote Not Fit for Dog, his co-authored book about the pet food industry that is now out in paperback, and discusses with Tracie how psychological studies he did in his early years as a researcher on food preferences in puppies were later used by commercial pet food companies to develop their secret “proprietary ingredients” to enhance palatability of lower quality ingredients and even create food addictions.


I urge you to sit down to watch this heart-warming and surprising video with someone you love- or even your whole family. And I hope its message will carry you into 2013 with joy, health and hope for our world.

This is one of two radio shows by pet author and canine nutrition expert Tracie Hotchner, who also hosts CAT CHAT® every Wednesday on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM Satellite. Tracie Hotchner is the author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know.

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