Cat Chat ®

Tracie originally spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart channel of SiriusXM
satellite radio producing and hosting CAT CHAT® as a live, call-in show –
helping cat owners solve the mysteries and challenges of living with
felines, base don her encyclopedic book, THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat
Expects You to Know, which exposed myths and misconceptions, especially
about what to feed a cat (calling any dry food for the obligate carnivores
“kitty crack”). This show continues to offer advice, information and
support for cat lovers, with the on-air assistance of the Official Vet of
the show, Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM


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Stray Cat Alliance

June 15, 2015

Cat Chat (06-15-2015) #1040: Christi Metropole, founder and Executive Director of Stray Cat Alliance in Los Angeles, California talks about buildings being demolished with stray kitties still in them and getting an injunction against builders trying to do this; Patricia Fry, the author of Celebrity Cat Caper: A Klepto Cat Mystery the sixth in her […]

How MeowSpace Was Created

May 11, 2015

Cat Chat (05-11-2015) #1044: Meet the cat-loving inventor, Casey Moffett-Chaney, who with her partner Berdell and son Corey created the MeowSpace, a brilliant solution to cat feeding and multi-cat-litter-box problems — as well as keeping kids and dogs from playing with the “gifts” the cats leave behind in the box. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

Homing a Feral Cat

April 13, 2015

Cat Chat (04-13-2015) #1039: Ann Marie Kaier talks about her book Home with Henry, a memoir about patiently welcoming a feral cat into her home; Karn Myers explains that she and her husband Mark wanted to reduce the 1-3 million homeless cats in Los Angeles and founded FIXNation L.A. as a free spay/neuter clinic with […]

The Million Cat Challenge

March 9, 2015

Cat Chat (03-09-2015) #1038: Feline-loving veterinarians Kate Hurley and Julie Levy talk about The Million Cat Challenge — a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of 1 million cats in North America over the next 5 years, helping guide shelters so they have practical choices to reduce euthanasia. MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow URL

Cat Chat #1037 (02-16-2015): Cat with insatiable hunger; best place for cat to live

February 15, 2015

Cat Chat (02-16-2015) #1037: Dr. Elizabeth talks about a kitty with the psychological problem of insatiable hunger and how the Feliway pheromones can help but will not solve the problem — he needs to get to a good veterinary behaviorist to help straighten him out; Tracie seeks Dr. Elizabeth\’s advice about how to help her NPR engineer Kyle decide whether his beloved kitty should live with him or stay with his parents, whom the cat also loves?

Cat Chat #1036 (01-26-2015)

January 26, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth gives suggestions for handling Harry, a foot fetishist cat — and cautions against using oral products for flea control when parasites are on the outside of a cat and therefore ingesting toxins can’t be as effective as a topical like Vectra — and isn’t good for the cat, either.

Cat Chat #1033 (01-05-2015)

January 5, 2015

Cat Chat (01-05-2015) #1033: Dr. Elizabeth and Tracie talk to Gretchen in Daly City, California, whose Queenie is itching like mad.  Is it atopy? Fleas? Dr. Elizabeth talks about how VECTRA works to keep pets safe from fleas and ticks because it repels them before they can ever bite. MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

Cat Chat #1035 (12-01-2014)

December 1, 2014

Cat Chat (12-01-2014) #1035: Jackson Galaxy (also known as Cat Daddy from his popular television show “My Cat from Hell”) talks about his new book CATIFICATION: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!), co-authored with feline style maven Kate Benjamin from the famed website Hauspanther.com. MP3 Audio [21 MB]DownloadShow URL

Cat Chat #1034 (11-10-2014)

November 10, 2014

Cat Chat (11-10-2014) #1034: Dr Elsey discusses environmental enrichment to improve your cat’s quality of life, and his company Precious Cat’s donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (his wife suffers from this incurable cancer) with a coupon that saves money for litter-buyers and triggers a donation from Precious Cat with every coupon redeemed. MP3 […]

Cat Chat #1032 (9-29-2014)

September 29, 2014

Cat Chat (9-29-2014) #1032: Barbie calls in to discuss her kitty’s UTI and bladder stones and Dr. Elizabeth sets her straight about how the correct feeding of wet food plays a vital role in health issues for kitties. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL