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!

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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

How are Purebred Cats Different?

December 20, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-20-2020) #0020: Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron, co-editor of the book Decoding Your Cat: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Cat Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones, discusses purebred cats and the ways in which they can be different from other kitties. MP3 […]

Planning for Your Kitty in the Future, After You Die

December 13, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-13-2020) #0019: Freyda (Queens, New York) discusses with Tracie that she’s worried about what will happen to her cat when she dies since she has no one she can depend upon to take her. Freyda is 78 years young and in good health, and Maisie, the […]

Better the Life of Your Cat

December 6, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-06-2020) #0018: Aerospace engineer Mac Delaney discusses his do-it-yourself project book Engineering for Cats: Better the Life of Your Pet with 10 Cat-Approved Projects, showing you how to build things to enhance your cat’s life—even if you’re not an engineer! MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Laura Moss (Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest)

November 29, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-22-2020) #0016: Laura Moss talks about her book “Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest,” with inspirational ideas about all the things you can do inside and outside your home to enrich your kitty cat’s life and widen her horizons.   MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow […]

Jackson Galaxy Discusses Upcoming Virtual Cat Camp Event

November 22, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-22-2020) #0017: Jackson Galaxy talks about the virtual Cat Camp that will be a free online event thanks to the Petco Foundation. Instead of an in-person NYC experience, Cat Camp @Home for the Holidays will livestream December 5th at 10 AM PT, 1 PM ET so […]