TRACIE HOTCHNER: GET A CO MONITOR FOR YOUR PET’S SAKE – IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE IT FOR YOURSELF!

It never hurts to repeat a safety message, especially when it pertains to dangers to our pets. You don’t necessarily think about carbon monoxide, the deadly odorless gas that can come from a malfunctioning space heater, but it can kill … 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 – A DREAM COME TRUE!

When you hear “Dog Film Festival” what do you envision it might be like? Would you imagine a Gala Premiere cocktail party with dogs welcome on a Green Carpet with professional photographers the night before? Would you envision spending a … 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: 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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TRACIE HOTCHNER: A FAREWELL TOAST TO DR. DONNA’S LITTLE “BESTIE” MORGAN

In the years I have been associated with Halo and had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts with you all, I have had the additional pleasure of becoming good friends with Dr. Donna Spector, Halo’s veterinary advisor. I have also … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: TAKE THE PLUNGE! ADD A CAT TO YOUR LIFE!

June is the National Adopt a Cat Month, an idea created by the American Humane Association to encourage people to make room in their hearts and homes for one (or more?!) cat(s), from the millions of them who are waiting … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: ANOTHER TRIP OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

It has been a Spring of sadness and loss in my world – my older rescued Weimaraner, Scooby Doo, gave up the ghost himself, soon after I lost my youngest Weimaraner, Teddy, to a fast and brutal death from cancer. … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: HOUSE TRAINING A PUPPY MEANS BEING A HELICOPTERING PET PARENT

A fundamental rule of house training a puppy successfully and quickly is that you should know at all times exactly where your puppy is – which isn’t difficult, since there are really only three places the puppy should ever be … Continue reading

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