TRACIE HOTCHNER: BATHING TIP: MAKE SURE YOUR PUPPY DOESN’T GO DOWN THE DRAIN!

Just when I thought we dog owners had heard every safety warning imaginable, up popped a new one that had never even occurred to me: that you have to make sure your little dog doesn’t slip down your bathtub drain! … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: PIT BULL WITHOUT EYES FINDS A FOREVER HOME

Recently I received one of those totally feel-good-never-give-up-hope-on-humanity stories (you can read more HERE) that starts off horribly- but winds up with a very happy ending for one roughly treated pit bull. This is the tale of a woefully unfortunate … 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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TRACIE HOTCHNER: WHAT WE LEARNED AT THE MOVIES

The inaugural DOG FILM FESTIVAL that my Radio Pet Lady Network produced last weekend in New York City was a rousing success. What had been a crazy idea amazed me by taking wing – with the New York Times devoting … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: JOAN RIVERS DOGS COMING TO THE NY DOG FILM FESTIVAL

Joan Rivers was my godmother and I miss her more than ever right now. I know she would have been thrilled about my creation, the first ever New York Dog Film Festival, which will be held October 3rd at Symphony … Continue reading

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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: GARDENING POSES SERIOUS RISKS TO YOUR PET

This is a fabulous time of the year to be outside with your pets while you do a late Spring clean up of your flower beds and shrubbery and put in new plantings. However, managing your garden can also present … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: COLD WEATHER DANGERS – FOUR DANGER SIGNS OF HYPOTHERMIA

We have had some bitter cold weather in the Northeast this winter, and of course there are many states where temperatures either side of zero are common throughout the winter months. Those temperatures pose a very real danger to dogs, … Continue reading

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