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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Tiny But Mighty

May 26, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-26-2021) #0038: The Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw (Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady’s Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines) talks about how to care for the smallest, most fragile kittens. MP3 Audio [10 MB]DownloadShow URL

The Slow Blink

May 19, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-19-2021) #0042: Mikel Delgado talks about what “a slow blink” means to a cat when you send her one. Is it a kiss? What do cats mean when they give a slow blink?   MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

Cancer from a Rabies Shot?

May 12, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-12-2021) #0041: Dr. Elizabeth answers Susan’s concern about the possibility of her cat getting cancer from the rabies booster that she fears her vet may insist upon — but she read in The Cat Bible might cause cancer at the injection site. Tracie asks if this […]

Dry Food that is Cat Healthy

May 5, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-05-2021) #0040: Dr. Elsey talks about the problem with many cat foods is that they do not respect the 60% protein in a cat’s natural diet of rodents or birds. He explains why carbohydrates are so bad for cats and how he created a kibble for […]

Breast Cancer in Cats

April 28, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-28-2021) #0039: Dr. Elizabeth discusses a question from Cindy, in a small town in East Tennessee, whose cat was put on birth control instead of spaying her. The kitty then developed mammary cancer, which the local vet operated on only partially, so then it spread. Since […]

The Trap King

April 21, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-21-2021) #0036: Sterling Davis is known as the Trap King and works at TNR all over his native Atlanta, hoping to change the perception in his Black community of what a cat lover and rescuer looks like!   MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

What’s Litter Made From?

April 14, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-14-2021) #0037: Dr. Elsey, the feline veterinarian who developed all the litter for his private company, Precious Cat, gives the 101 on the history of litter, where it comes from, how it is made, and how he experimented in engineering it differently so that cats would […]

Cats Are Social Animals

April 7, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-07-2021) #0035: Mikel Delgado discusses how sociable cats are. People just don’t know how to read cats and feel their feelings. Dr. Delgado co-founded Feline Minds, cat training & consulting in the Bay Area and was co-author with Jackson Galaxy of Total Cat Mojo. She is […]

Boston Black Cats

March 31, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-31-2021) #0034: Susanna Finn, assistant Director of the Black Cat Rescue in Boston, Massachusetts, discusses the prejudice against black kitties and how they are working to overcome it and find nice homes for these beautiful cats.   MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Kitty Crack Levi

March 24, 2021

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-24-2021) #0033: Tracie helps JoAnn in Olympia WA with a carb-addicted, bread-thieving cat, Levi. Tracie suggests the problem began with feeding “kitty crack” (dry food) to Levi., which is probably what got him hooked  Switching the obligate carnivore (and his sister, Piper) to a quality canned […]