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 […]

Coping With Cats Scratching Furniture

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

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 […]

All About Feline Kidney Disease

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

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 […]

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 […]

Dealing with Furniture-Scratching Cat

Cat Chat (08-29-2016) #1058: A furniture scratching cat driving her owner crazy. After Kathay’s kitty ruined her couch, she bought a new one and the cat is already scratching it! Dr. Elizabeth and Tracie talk about all the cat-specific scratchers needed in every room — along with tips like trimming the tips of the cat’s […]

Diagnosing Hyperthyroidism in Old Cat

Cat Chat (07-18-2016) #1057: Why is her 17-year-old cat gobbling/vomiting/losing weight? Julie worries it’s the change of food but Dr Elizabeth can diagnose from miles away that it’s hyperthyroidism, which is super common in older cats. And curable with radioactive treatment. MP3 Audio [7 MB]DownloadShow URL