Is Fish Good for Cats?

Is Fish Good for Cats? Many of us make a positive association between cats and “fish for dinner,” possibly because of cartoons we’ve seen that depict cats licking their whiskers with the skeleton of a fish they have completely consumed. Also, cat foods historically used fish when it was once a plentiful and inexpensive ingredient […]

Why Kitten Food? Because Growing Babies Need It!

Why Kitten Food? Because Growing Babies Need It! Kittens need a lot of food — they need it frequently — and it should be high protein that is top quality. Growing bodies and brains need the best food you can provide. Kittens also need a high fat content in their food, and lots of moisture, […]

Kitty Food Snobs Love Paté – the Good Kind

Kitty Food Snobs Love Pate – the Good Kind The gourmets of the feline world appreciate texture in their food, while also expecting top-notch ingredients. Paté is generally a crowd-pleaser for many cats,  who seem to enjoy the smooth experience of pate on their rough tongues. However , the more discerning Feline Foodies like their […]

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink?

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink? (sponsored by Weruva) It’s summer. It’s hot. We all get thirsty, so drinking plenty of fluids is on our mind.  We think of drinking as something good, something to encourage, something we should do for our health. We grab for the bottle of water or sports drink. We […]

Why Are Cats So Darn Picky?

Why Are Cats So Darn Picky? Cats tend to be super picky about their diets. Everybody knows this who has had to open three different cat food cans and watch their cat walk away with his nose in the air! One reason for pickiness comes from a cat’s early eating experiences — they will lean […]

A Kitten Conversation

A Kitten Conversation RACHEL: Hi, Tracie. I was listening to your podcast episode about giving our animals probiotics and I was hoping you could recommend a particular brand? Its super helpful to hear what brands of food, supplements, etc you and the doctors you interview suggest since there’s soo much misinformation out there. It’s for […]

Is Whisker Fatigue in Cats Really a ‘Thing?’

Is Whisker Fatigue in Cats Really a ‘Thing?’ This article in the New York Times about kitties having “whisker fatigue” during eating may sound a bit new-agey, but does a wonderful job of acknowledge the sensitivity of a cat’s whiskers — and the insult to our cats when we ask them to eat out of […]

Mix It Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together

Mix It Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together I received an email from Susan, a listener to my radio show CAT CHAT® who asked the following question: I’ve read over and over (and I see on your site you feel the same) that wet food is far superior to dry food and that dry […]

“Crazy Cat Guy” Switched to Weruva

Jim is one of my CAT CHAT listeners in San Diego and a self-described “crazy cat guy”! He’s so sweet to have recently tweeted @touchedbyanurse: “Thank you! You’ve changed our lives again. My kitties are happily eating Weruva poultry and Jack is cured of his urinary issues. He’s back to being an 8-year-old 20 lb. […]

Play Hide-the-Treats

Play Hide-the-Treats Is an over-hungry cat driving you nuts begging for food? You can play “hide and seek” with freeze-dried treats hidden around the house – or put inside a treat-dispensing toy to help settle down your kitty’s cravings! Kylie listens to my radio shows and wrote me about her kitty. “My cat is hungry […]