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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Dr. Elsey’s Healthy Dry Food For Cats

Cat Chat (02-27-2017) #1063: Dr. Elsey, the innovative owner of Precious Cat litter and a feline-only veterinarian, decided he had to create a proper dry food for cats to go along with his (and Tracie’s!) philosophy to “Feed food to cats that’s like their natural diet: a bird or a mouse!” Dr. Elsey worries that 50% of cats get kidney disease because most people are feeding their obligate carnivore pussy cats traditional dry food (Tracie calls it “kitty crack”!). New research has shown that the harm comes from the oxalate in plant-based ingredients in those diets. Precious Cat has just launched their first food, a healthy dry diet called “Clean Protein,” with a canned version coming soon.