TRACIE HOTCHNER: HELP END DOG FIGHTING IN CALIFORNIA BY MAKING IT A CRIME TO GO WATCH

I want to ask you to do one small thing to make the world a better place for dogs forced to fight each other in California. I’m going to guess that – like me – you thought dog fighting had … 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: ADOPTED PETS TEACH US PATIENCE (“LOVE DON’T COME EASY” FOR SOME)

Sometimes you hear the story of someone who adopted from a shelter and discovered the dog or cat was really timid and shy. They might have expressed disappointment, or even made the fatalistic judgment “this animal must have been terribly … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: FAT DOGS DIE YOUNGER

If you’re honest, you’ll probably admit that your beloved Labrador Retriever is overweight, right? If you had to guess you’d say she’s maybe 5 or 10 lbs. overweight? But you probably don’t think it’s such a big deal – she’s … 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: THE DOG FILM FESTIVAL VISIONARY AWARD TO STEVE MARTON

The First Annual Dog Film Festival will have one award in its first year – the Visionary Award, which was created to recognize an individual who best exemplifies the intention of the Dog Film Festival: “celebrating the remarkable bond between … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: LOOKING FOR A LOW-CAL TREAT YOUR DOG WILL LOVE? TRY FROZEN BROCCOLI!

If someone told me that dogs of all ages in my house would go nuts for chunks of frozen broccoli as a treat, I would never have believed them! But I’ve made the wonderful discovery that I have three dogs … 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: KEEP YOUR DOG IN THE BACK OF THE CAR WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING

We adore Tracie Hotchner for her expert advice, passion for pets, and outspoken opinions. What do you think of this one? As always, we love to read your comments! Keep your dog in the back of the car when you … Continue reading

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