Cat Chat®

CatWater (logo)Welcome to the new CAT CHAT, brought to you by Dr. Elsey’s, the wonderful private company owned by Dr. Elsey, whose mission is to formulate litters to help keep cats in loving homes. Tracie wrote THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cats Expect You to Know and with that book and this show, her own mission is to entertain, educate and inspire cat lovers to offer their kitty cats the best possible life in nutrition, affection, and environmental enrichment. With Dr. Elsey’s support, CAT CHAT® brings you interviews with cat authors and experts so you can better understand and appreciate your feline family members. Sit back and enjoy the conversations that we hope will deepen your knowledge and affection for all cats. Thanks for listening!

Feel free to reach out to Tracie at RadioPetLady@gmail.com.

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Secret Cat Language

March 3, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-03-2021) #0030: Susanne Schotz talks about her book The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship and how to improve and enrich your interactions with your kitty.

Cat Use in Research

February 24, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (02-24-2021) #0029: Tracie talks to James Gorman — who writes often and in-depth about dogs for the New York Times — about Jim’s NYT article posing the question about the inequity in animal medical research, with dogs being used much more frequently than cats. MP3 Audio […]

Breeding Bengal Cats

February 17, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (02-17-2021) #0028: Cat breeder Anthony Hutcherson talks about how he and others have worked to improve the Bengals with careful breeding practices.   MP3 Audio [10 MB]DownloadShow URL

Healing Companions

February 10, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (02-10-2021) #0027: Cat impresario Kate Benjamin talks about how her cats helped her through her medical challenges and how they can serve for everyone as healing and loving family members. MP3 Audio [10 MB]DownloadShow URL

Community Cats

January 26, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-24-2021) #0026: Stacy LeBaron holds an online conference every year, but this year’s educational line-up is tremendous. In addition to over 20 fantastic presenters, a lucky raffle winner will get a $1,000 cage donated by CDE Cages and they will have 20 lucky cat trivia prize […]

Cats Only Happy When They Feel Safe

January 24, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-24-2021) #0025: Dr. Elizabeth Colleran is a feline-only veterinarian who has a “board-certified cat friendly practice certification” from the American Board of Feline Practitioners, of which she is on the board. She talks about how cats are only happy when they feel safe — which is […]

Lourdes Bravo and Kitten Season, Revisited

January 17, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-17-2021) #0024: Back in 2017, Tracie talked to Lourdes Bravo, the Senior Manager for the Kitten Nursery at the ASPCA, following a big New York Times article about kitten management there. MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Tortitude Author Ingrid King

January 10, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-10-2021) #0023: Cat enthusiast Ingrid King talks about how tortoiseshell cats are different than others in her book Tortitude: The Big Book of Cats with a Big Attitude.   MP3 Audio [8 MB]DownloadShow URL

Shirley Rousseau Murphy, Prolific Nonagenarian Author

January 3, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-03-2021) #0022: This conversation is from a couple of years ago with Shirley Rousseau Murphy—now 92 years old—about her book Cat Shining Bright, one of her recent Joe Grey cat mysteries, a 21 book series about talking cats who solve crimes, in addition to the more […]

Kitty Jax Loses All His Teeth

December 27, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-27-2020) #0021: Dr. Kelly Severino at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school describes the unusual dental surgery in which she had to extract all of kitty Jax’s teeth, and how well it turned out. MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL