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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Coping With Cats Scratching Furniture

July 16, 2018

Cat Chat (07-18-2018) #1056: Is your cat scratching your furniture and shredding your draperies? Dr. Elizabeth talks to Tracie about a cat scratching your furnishings and the various ways to cope with this unwanted (but often natural) behavior.   MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow URL

Get To know Jackson Galaxy

July 9, 2018

Cat Chat (07-09-2018) #1078: Here’s a chance to get to know Jackson Galaxy “the Guy,” not just the Cat Daddy! Tracie’s friendship with Jackson goes way back, and she wants to share her appreciation of the man behind those groovy spectacles! MP3 Audio [23 MB]DownloadShow URL

Dealing with Community Cats of Hawaii

March 17, 2018

Cat Chat (03-19-2018) #1077: Katie Lisnick, the Director of Cat Protection & Policy for the Humane Society of the United States, talks about their work on behalf of community cats in Hawaii, which is the most challenging state in the United States in which to navigate the tricky cats/wildlife issue. Conservationists in Hawaii are deeply […]

Cat House on the Kings Rescue

January 30, 2018

Cat Chat (01-30-2018) #1073: Lynea from the shelter called Cat House on the Kings talks about this extraordinary feline rescue in Northern California. MP3 Audio [30 MB]DownloadShow URL

A Cat Who Had All Teeth Extracted

January 10, 2018

Cat Chat (01-08-2018) #1074: Dr. Kelly Saverino from the University of Pennsylvania vet school discusses the unusual case of a kitty, Jax, who had to have all his teeth extracted — but is doing just fine! Tracie asks what advice Dr. Saverino has for pet owners who are fearful about getting their pet’s teeth cleaned […]

Feline Fix By 5 Campaign

November 14, 2017

Cat Chat (11-13-2017) #1076: Esther Mechler talks about the “Feline Fix by 5” campaign to educate vets and owners that the best way to really reduce the unwanted kitten population is to spay/neuter a kitten by five months of age. MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL

Return of Cat Chat’s 1st Caller: Lady Trucker

November 7, 2017

Cat Chat (11-06-2017) #1075: Connie was Tracie’s first caller back when she first debuted CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius satellite radio, a channel that was later cancelled. But Connie — who even back then called herself “an old lady trucker” — circled back to speak to Tracie on the new CAT […]

Better Communication with Our Cats

October 9, 2017

Cat Chat (10-09-2017) #1076: Star of “My Cat From Hell” — with an extended interview with Tracie about his personal life — Jackson Galaxy is back with another book guiding us to communicate better with our cats: TOTAL CAT MOJO: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIFE WITH YOUR CAT. MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL

All About Feline Kidney Disease

September 18, 2017

Cat Chat (09-18-2017) #1070: Dr Elizabeth Hodgkins gives the 411 on kidney disease, creatinine levels, UTI’s and the relationship between obesity, “kitty crack” (dry cat food) and crystals in a cat’s urine. MP3 Audio [10 MB]DownloadShow URL

Heartworm in Cats

August 28, 2017

Cat Chat (08-28-2017) #1071: Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins talks about how the risk of heartworm in cats is lower than in dogs, but they still can get it so cats need the heartworm antibody test regularly. She explains that while cardiac issues arise, heartworms actually get into the pet’s lungs. She gives tips about how your […]