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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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 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

Cat Chat #1031 (8-04-2014)

August 5, 2014

Cat Chat (8-04-2014) #1031: Ellen from Nekoflies (a Radio Pet Lady Network sponsor) explains her success in introducing new kittens to Bubba, the only remaining kitty member of the original four NekoFlies board and describes the 9 foot floor-to-ceiling scratching posts she built herself to create more space and environmental enrichment. MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow […]

Cat Chat #1028 (6-30-2014)

June 30, 2014

Cat Chat (6-30-2014) #1028: Dr. Donna Spector (Tracie’s co-host on THE EXPERT VET and a board certified internist who has helped many diabetic cats get off insulin) discusses tight regulation diabetes management; Tracie recommends Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins’ book YOUR CAT to further help in solving this health issue. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Cat Chat #1030 (6-02-2014)

June 3, 2014

Cat Chat (6-02-2014) #1030: The Water Show, with Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, explains that you can lead a cat to water but she might just play in it, since a properly fed cat (canned or frozen food) doesn’t really need to drink. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL