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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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 […]

Highlighting the Plight of Black Cats

November 15, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-15-2020) #0015: Susanna Finn from Black Cat Rescue in Boston MA talks about how black cats are the last to be adopted from shelters — partly because people cannot actually “see” them. She discusses how grateful she is for the huge national and international following for […]

Cat Connection Rescue Group to Hold Whiskers & Whiskey Benefit

November 8, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-08-2020) #0014: Morgan Ritz, President of the all-volunteer rescue group The Cat Connection in the Greater Boston area, talks about their upcoming fund-raising event, Whiskers & Whiskey, a virtual silent auction and VIP room with incredible experiences like the Acrocats, a whiskey tour from Galway, Ireland, […]

Rita Mae Brown (A Hiss Before Dying)

November 1, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-01-2020) #0013: Rita Mae Brown talks about this addition to her cat-centric period mysteries, and her appreciation of history in her fiction, like A Hiss Before Dying, set partly in 1887. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

How Cats are Hard-Wired to Hunt

October 25, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-18-2020) #0012: Dr. Meghan Herron explains how your cat is hard-wired to Hunt. She talks about the opportunities you need to create for your kitty to play, in order to satisfy her primal need to hunt for prey, as described in the book she co-edited, Decoding […]

The History of Feline Mascots on Exploration and Navy Ships

October 18, 2020

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (10-18-2020) #0011: Phillipa Sandal calls her book Seafurrers: The Ships’ Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World “an incidental history,” about the feline mascots who historically accompanied explorers and navy ships into extreme climates, defended valuable cargo, and even survived battles at sea.   MP3 Audio […]