Cat Chat®

Welcome to the new CAT CHAT ® brought to you by Dr. Elsey’s, the private company owned by Dr. Elsey, who created the #1 litter in the country to keep cats in their loving homes (helping to avoid Out of Litter Box problems, the #1 reason people abandon their kitties).

Tracie wrote THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know and hosted Cat Chat ® as a live call-in show for nearly 8 years on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM. Her mission is to entertain, educate and inspire cat lovers so they can give their kitty cats the best possible life in nutrition, affection, and environmental enrichment.

Tracie’s co-host is Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado of Feline Minds Cat Behavior Consulting, who has a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley, where she studied animal behavior and human-pet relationships, followed by postdoctoral research at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She was co-author with Jackson Galaxy of the “Total Cat Mojo” and wrote the forthcoming book “Play with Your Cat!”

Tracie and Dr. Mikel discuss all manner of feline issues so you can better understand and appreciate your own feline family members. They welcome questions (at RadioPetLady@gmail.com).  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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Maria Reports FABULOUS Progress with Kitty Molly

May 25, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-25-2022) #0093: Maria is over-the-moon with relief and gratitude for Tracie and Dr. Mikel’s advice because Molly is a new kitty. Tracie congratulates Maria for having trusted the feedback and changed the litter box layout. They also discuss Tracie’s advice about how the highly processed carbohydrates […]

The Problem is 4 Litter Boxes in the Garage

May 18, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-18-2022) #0092: Tracie’s co-host Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado discusses last week’s caller about Molly Who Pees Everywhere and concludes that no other adjustments are needed until the litter box situation is changed.   MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL

What to do About Molly?

May 11, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-11-2022) #0091: Maria in Port Chester, NY reaches out to Tracie for advice about her 13-year-old cat who is peeing all over the house. Tracie points out problems with her litterbox situation in the garage, but also inter-cat issues that are causing stress Maria was not […]

A Book with Ways to Keep Your Cat Purring

May 4, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-04-2022) #0090: Zazie Todd talks about her new book “PURR: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy” and her own desire to spread happiness in the lives of cats and the people they live with. MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

Tracie Talks Kitty Cats on Community Cats Podcast

April 27, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-27-2022) #0089: Tracie loves what Stacy LeBaron has been doing for years on Community Cats Podcast to educate cat guardians and raise awareness of how we can best protect them. This is their recent conversation about how Tracie became a professional advocate for cats and their […]

Last in, first out?

April 20, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-20-2022) #0088: What do you do when you’ve adopted a cat whose arrival creates disharmony for him and the resident kitties? You need to think long and hard — and not just go on an impulse — when you consider adding another feline to your existing […]

Explore Greece and Save Kitties

April 13, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-13-2022) #0087: Julie Kelly describes Let’s Be S.M.A.R.T., the life-changing non-profit cat rescue and public education program she created outside Athens, where volunteers come from all over the world to help care for the sanctuary full of cats and assist in the TNR efforts she has […]

Running Wild: the Cats of Cornwall

April 6, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (04-06-2022) #0086: Documentary director Aaron Hancox talks about his film which chronicles the conflict over feral cats in the town of Cornwall, Ontario Canada — and looks at the issue from all perspectives — from the local government [which contributes nothing to solving the problem], to […]

Kitty Constipation? Check Her On the Bristol Stool Chart!

March 30, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-30-2022) #0085: Dr. Delgado wonders whether kitty Allie was pooping on the kitchen table because of constipation, which Tracie had not considered. She also learns about the Bristol Stool Chart as a way to gather valuable information. MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

The Cat Who Thought the Kitchen Table was Her Litterbox

March 20, 2022

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-23-2022) #0084: Tracie takes a call from a woman who has been struggling with a kitty who has chosen her kitchen table over the litter boxes to relieve herself. Tracie tries to help her get to the bottom of the problem.   MP3 Audio [23 MB]DownloadShow […]