Biggest Problem for Cat Owners: Out-of-Litter-Box Issues

Out-of-Litter-Box Issues are still the Biggest Problem for Cat Owners I’m so glad people have written in with out-of-litter-box problems, since this the main reason people give up on their kitties. Everybody who writes me with kitty questions gets a coupon for a free Comfort Zone pheromone diffuser, which for many cats helps to lower […]

Is a Quiet Cat a Happy Cat?

Is a Quiet Cat a Happy Cat? Myth #1 about cats: A still, quiet cat is a content cat. We’ve all gotten used to the image of cats adopting a sphinx-like pose, all tucked up, staring off into space in a mysterious, meditative way. We’ve come to believe (or want to think) this means they […]

FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything!

FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything! I got this question from Taylor, who listens to my NPR radio show DOG TALK ®(and Kitties, Too!) as well as to CAT CHAT® on the Radio Pet Lady Network. She describes a pretty awful out-of-control, out-of-litter-box situation: “We have two cats and three dogs in our family […]

Calling All Cat People To “Translate” For Their Kitties

Calling All Cat People To “Translate” For Their Kitties Researchers need the help of people who share their lives with cats to better understand why cats do what they do. Since cats are enigmas wrapped in a mystery, the veterinarians doing this study need the human companions of indoor cats to help make sense of […]

10 Steps for Starting a Relationship with a Cat

10 Steps for Starting a Relationship with a Cat [Guest blog: From the creator of Meowspace, one of our special sponsors on CAT CHAT®, comes a few words of wisdom on bonding with your kitty. —Tracie Hotchner] Most of my life has been spent with dogs. I never needed nor wanted a cat until the […]

Juno the Olive-Obsessed Kitty

Juno the Olive-Obsessed Kitty Several years ago I was contacted by Susan, one of my radio listeners in New Hampshire, with a question that remains a fascinating phenomenon. My two year old cat Juno steals Kalamata olives. Not only does he steal them, he will scream and beg for them if he sees me eating […]

Tracie’s Top Tips for Creating Love and Peace in a Multi-cat Household

Tracie’s Top Tips for Creating Love and Peace in a Multi-cat Household Thinking of expanding your feline household? There are some changes in the household that can trigger inter-cat problems. You will want to be on the lookout and nip problems in the bud before things can escalate. Issues can include adding or losing a […]