There’s No Reason For “Kitten Food!”

There’s No Reason For “Kitten Food”! A listener wrote me with a question that I’ve heard a lot: “What’s the best kitten food for my new family member?” The research I did for THE CAT BIBLE showed me that the dietary requirement of a kitten is this: to get twice as much high-protein food as […]

How to Get Your Cat Off “Kitty Crack” and Slim Down

How To Get Your Cat Off “Kitty Crack” And Slim Down For all of the 7 ½ years I had my own show on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius satellite radio, I focused on feline health, especially as it related to nutrition.  From my years of research for writing The Cat Bible: Everything Your […]

Preventing Obesity in Dogs & Cats

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-08-2018) #587: Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, Dr. Ernie Ward, and Mac Delaney . Tracie talks with Dr. Elizabeth from CAT CHAT about ways to manage your cat’s unwanted behaviors like scratching, and the value of adding Comfort Zone pheromone diffusers to their living space; Dr Ernie Ward talks about his […]

Myth #2 Fat Cats are Happy Cats

Myth #2 Fat Cats are Happy Cats When you hear the words “fat cat” you smile, right? You think fat cats look happy or funny — you see social media pictures of enormous cats and get a kick out of it. You hear the saying about a person that “he’s a fat cat,” as though […]

It’s Dangerous to Give Supplements on Your Own to a Sick Pet

It’s Dangerous to Give Supplements on Your Own to a Sick Pet If you’ve been listening to my radio shows and reading my blogs, you’ll know I am a big believer in the use of natural supplements for overall health and wellness — and to address behavioral/emotional issues, often paired with training techniques. I’m proud […]

Guardians of Rescue: Investigating Animal Cruelty

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-10-2017) #528: Scotlund Haisley, who used to do rescue work for the HSUS, has founded Animal Rescue Corps and talks about his book COMPASSION IN ACTION: MY LIFE RESCUING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED ANIMALS; Marceline Fischer is a licensed private investigator and uses her skills to investigate cases of animal cruelty […]

Feliway Diffusers to the Rescue at Southampton Shelter

Feliway Diffusers to the Rescue at Southampton Shelter Here’s a genuine and spirit-lifting thanks and shout out to Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins (my co-host on CAT CHAT® ) and the good folks at CEVA, who make the Feliway pheromone spray, wipes and diffusers. CEVA is one of my most generous sponsors and they have let me […]

Vectra Kills Fleas But Please Give It A Chance To Work!

Vectra Kills Fleas But Please Give It A Chance To Work! Somebody posted on my blog that they used Vectra and their dog still had fleas so they were off to buy another product. I cynically wondered if this was a planted comment, put there by the competitors to Vectra, who are nervous about the […]

Marlene’s Vet is All Wrong to Refuse to Get Vectra for Her Cat

Marlene’s Vet is All Wrong to Refuse to Get Vectra for Her Cat Marlene in Florida is a listener who adores her two kitties and worries about their health, what to feed them and fusses over them with a bushel basket of love. On my advice, Marlene asked her vet about ordering Vectra for cats, […]

Cats are Eating Cindy out of House and Home

Cats are Eating Cindy out of House and Home I got this email from Cindy, who is a Cat Chat® listener, and has taken to heart my advice to feed cats wet food only, because they are obligate carnivores whose bodies don’t need or do well with carbohydrates. She wrote: “Thanks to you, over the […]