Cat Chat ®

Tracie originally spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart channel of SiriusXM satellite radio producing and hosting CAT CHAT® as a live, call-in show - helping cat owners solve the mysteries and challenges of living with felines, base don her encyclopedic book, THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know, which exposed myths and misconceptions, especially about what to feed a cat (calling any dry food for the obligate carnivores “kitty crack”). This show continues to offer advice, information and support for cat lovers, with the on-air assistance of the Official Vet of the show, Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM


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Diagnosing Hyperthyroidism in Old Cat

Cat Chat (07-18-2016) #1057: Why is her 17-year-old cat gobbling/vomiting/losing weight? Julie worries it’s the change of food but Dr Elizabeth can diagnose from miles away that it’s hyperthyroidism, which is super common in older cats. And curable with radioactive treatment.