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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Volunteers Needed: Cat Allergy Study

Cat Chat (09-14-2015) #1050: Are you allergic to cats? Are you miserable with itchy eyes and runny nose (or worse?!) when you’re around kitties? 60% of all people have an allergy to cats! Right now a new NIH-funded study, CATNIP, is looking for people who have had a cat allergy for at least two years. Dr. Jonathan Corren is a UCLA researcher who explains how people can participate in Los Angeles, at no cost to themselves, (or at other study sites across the country) to help test a new medication that might allow you to snuggle with a pussycat! More information at