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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Heartworm in Cats

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 vet can detect problems with the heart through x-ray (first), and then possibly an echo-cardiogram.