Cat Chat®

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 Cat Expects 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!

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Would You Call Your Kitty “Mean”?

January 26, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-26-2022) #0076: Tracie and Dr Delgado discuss the wrong-headedness of a British university research study that labeled natural, normal cat behavior using words like “psychopathy” that should only be applied to descriptions of deviant human psychological behavior. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

Nauticats in the NY Cat Film Festival and Beyond!

January 19, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-19-2022) #0075: Tracie talks to filmmaker and artist Karim Ghonima about the magic he has made with his elaborate animated feline film series which can be seen in its entirety on the Nauticats YouTube Channel.   MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow URL

Your Cat Does Not Want Another Cat!

January 5, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-05-2022) #0074: If cats grew up together — or are kittens now — then it can work for the cats to adopt them as a pair. But do not adopt for your cat. You won’t be doing her a favor! And think twice — or thrice […]

A Genetic Test for Diabetes in Cats

December 29, 2021

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-29-2021) #0073: Dr David Bruyette the CMO of the pharmaceutical research and development company Anivive, discusses their work on a genetic test for cats that would disclose a predisposition to feline diabetes.   MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

Shop Cats of China

December 22, 2021

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-22-2021) #0072: A discussion with Marcel Heijnen, the author/photographer who created Shop Cats of China, a unique book with photos that take you by surprise visually – each accompanied by a sly haiku poem as the “captions.” [The filmmakers who came to the NYC premiere of […]

Can You Change a Cat’s Personality?

December 15, 2021

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-15-2021) #0071: Tracie talks to cat behaviorist Dr. Mikel Delgado about whether its possible to alter a cat’s nature. Can you change a cat’s personality to make them more affectionate? More outgoing? Less timid? What forms a cat’s personality: is it genetics, early socialization, environment, or […]

The Cat Counselor in New Zealand

December 8, 2021

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-08-2021) #0070: Tracie finds out some of the differences in attitudes toward cats in New Zealand compared the U.S. or the U.K. from Molly Kelsey, a young woman who has created an online service to help people with their cat issues. MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

The Twelve Days of Snowball

December 1, 2021

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-01-2021) #0069: This holiday-themed novel by Kristen McKanagh is told partly from the point of view of Snowball, an adorable white cat who is the official feline of a Victorian B&B, where she gets busy matchmaking for humans who cannot figure it out for themselves.   […]

Cats Helping Cure Human Cancer

November 24, 2021

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-24-2021) #0068: Dr. Elsey, who owns Dr. Elsey\’s Precious Cat, has raised over $14 million dollars for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (a disease his wife Kathy lives with) by donating proceeds from their litter sales for one month, along with coupon incentives to cat owners. Tracie and he discuss the value of funding \”orphan cancers\” which are neglected by the large cancer associations and how research for treatment and cures for any cancer help move the needle forward in knowledge about all cancers and hope for those who have it.

Why Are Cats Using the Toilet?

November 17, 2021

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-17-2021) #0067: Cat behavior consultant Dr. Mikel Delgado discusses the folly of why anyone would want to teach a cat to eliminate in a physically inappropriate way on a human toilet. She and Tracie discuss litter box problems — how they arise, how to avoid them, […]