Connecting With Enchanting Cats

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-16-2022) #0118: Terry Masear (“Connecting With Enchanting Cats”) is a hummingbird rehabilitator half the year in Los Angeles. The other half of the year she spends with her beloved and demanding Abyssinians and the many other kittens she adopts, who roam through her house and heart […]

OPERATION CATNIP — 65,000 [and Counting!] Gainesville FL Cats Neutered

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-14-2022) #805C: Melissa Jenkins in Gainesville Florida talks about their non-profit Operation Catnip and how they have worked for years in M.A.S.H. style clinics staffed by a team of 75 volunteers who can do up to 200 sterilizations of stray cats in a matter of hours — with each cat […]

Kitties from War-Torn Ukraine Fly to Safety

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-14-2022) #805B: Shana Aufenkamp describes the volunteer work she did in Ukraine with the UK-based non-profit Breaking the Chains, that provides care and evacuation for animals of war. Shana volunteered with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue founder Sue Bell in the Washington D.C. area, then partnered with her to transport 32 […]

Jeoffrey – The Poet’s Cat

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-14-2022) #805A: Oliver Soden (“Jeoffrey — The Poet’s Cat”) joins Tracie from London, explaining that Jeoffrey is a common cat’s name in England in honor of the renowned cat belonging to the esteemed British poet Christopher Smart. This book is the imagined biography of that cat, who goes from being […]

Do You Have to Train A Kitten to Use the Litterbox?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-09-2022) #0117: Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado of FelineMinds Cat Behavior Consulting talks about how it’s instinctive for a cat to bury their waste in a sandy substrate. Therefore, there’s very little you need to do to get a kitten off the right foot to use the […]

A Feline Only Vet (with Kittens on the Side!)

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-07-2022) #804C: Dr Sharon Eisen, a feline-only veterinarian with her own practice (Complete Cat Vet Clinic in Brookfield, Connecticut) talks about the benefit to cats and their people of a clinic just for cats. She also talks about her lifelong passion for breeding British Shorthairs. MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL

Don’t Sign That Waiver at Doggy Daycare!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-07-2022) #804B: Jeremy Cohen of Boston Dog Lawyers talks about how to protect yourself legally when using a boarding facility, doggy day care or even a dog walker. These establishments are not regulated! When you sign a waiver, you are absolving them of any responsibility for your dog getting attacked, […]

A Dog’s Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-07-2022) #804A: Suzanne Elshult talks about her book “A Dog’s Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team,” filled with stirring tales of how volunteer search and rescue dog teams — like herself — rise to the occasion whenever they are needed across America. MP3 Audio [19 MB]DownloadShow […]

Practice Counting Your Dog’s Toes

Good Dogs! (11-02-2022) #6116: Tracie wonders why many dogs are so scared in the veterinarian’s office, while her own dogs love it there. Carol talks about acclimating your dog to the vet clinic by first getting the dog used to being handled — by you and then family members and friends — by opening his […]

Does Your Cat Even Like You?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-02-2022) #0116: Does your cat love you? Or even like you?! Zazie Todd, author of “PURR: the Science of Making Your Cat Happy,” talks about what attachment means to a cat. People can misinterpret a cat’s feelings towards them because they project human emotions onto the […]