About Tracie

Tracie Hotchner is nationally acclaimed as a Pet Wellness Advocate, the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She has been reaching pet parents with her “delightfully informative” shows on NPR, Sirius/XM and her pet talk podcasts for over 15 years,  interviewing pet experts and authors around the world.  Recognized as a unique voice for advice and information for pets and their people, she was honored as a  Pet Age Woman of Influence in 2018. 

Since 2006 Tracie has been producing and hosting her own hour-long radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) from WLIW-88.3 FM, the only NPR station on Long Island, interviewing pet experts and authors around the world. After the weekly broadcast she produces DOG TALK® as a podcast, along with her many other pet talk podcast shows.

Tracie’s own live, call-in show – Cat Chat® – was on Sirius/XM for 8 years on the Martha Stewart channel until that channel was canceled. Since then, Tracie has produced and hosted Cat Chat® as a weekly podcast underwritten by Dr. Elsey’s. Her newest weekly show is EXOTIC PETS™, co-hosted by world-renowned veterinary specialist and author Dr. Doug Mader. 

Tracie is also the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival and the NY Cat Film Festival which have premiered in NYC every Fall since 2015, then travelling the country afterwards, benefiting local animal shelters.

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