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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How to Make Raw Meals for Your Cat

Cat Chat (11-30-2015) #1046: Want to feed raw to your kitties? Robin calls in from Connecticut to ask for Dr Elizabeth’s formula for making raw meals for her cats. Dr Elizabeth uses half ground bone-in chicken and half meat only — then adds Platinum Performance Feline Wellness, which she has used for decades and requires adding nothing else at all for a fully balanced diet. And Elizabeth talks about Jack, a polydactyl Maine Coon cat who has urinary tract issues which have been resolved by feeding an all-wet diet (Weruva and Soulistic) but Dr. Elizabeth firmly disagrees with his vet’s suggestion of switching to a prescription dry urinary tract diet. “Crystals in a cat’s urine are not a reason to put him on a species-inappropriate dry diet — and may very well be the cause of the problem in the first place!”