DOG TALK, Dec. 8, 2012

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

  • Tracie talks about two success stories of dogs who followed her example with her dog Scooby Doo’s allergies being stopped by Doggy GOO (you too can join the Doggy GOO Club by writing her at if you have a dog with red itchy ears, scratching or licking). Tracie introduces Mike, the co-designer of the pet carrier for the 22nd century — the Sleepypod — which is a super-cool carrier for cats and small dogs that’s also unique in having passed the government crash testing for human infant car seats!
  •  Dr. Karen Tobias is a Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and board-certified surgeon at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (she even wrote the textbook on the topic!) and discusses what is involved in her surgical specialty (including removing panties from a Lab’s stomach that did not belong to the owner’s wife!).
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins (who is the Official Veterinarian of Tracie’s SiriusXM radio show CAT CHAT®) discusses the value of having Feliway in every home where cats live to lower stress levels (which you may not even be aware of) and increase a sense of general well-being.
  • PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: SLEEPYPOD is now the Official Carrier and a proud sponsor of this show — go to to see the full range of car and airplane carriers they have created to make travel comfy and safe for cats and small dogs; and FELIWAY SPRAY & WIPES, the pheromone that should go into your carrier before your cat does,  to make it a welcoming home-away-from-home. Buy from your veterinarian or on Tracie’s educational partner, Ask The Cat Doctor.


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.

From Our Store!

About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.