Cat Attack! What is Redirected Aggression?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-08-2022) #0095: Cats can turn on each other with a vengeance when they are aroused by seeing a strange cat outside the window. Dr. Mikel suggests various ways to manage what your cat sees out the window — like putting privacy film low on windows or […]

Maria Reports FABULOUS Progress with Kitty Molly

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 […]

Your Tax Dollars Fund Cruel NIH Experiments on Beagle Puppies

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-16-2022) #762: Featuring Justin Goodman, Virginia Maxwell, and Dr. Mikel Delgado. Justin Goodman, VP of the non-profit White Coat Project, talks about defunding the senseless and cruel experiments being done on puppies at the NIH; Dr. Virginia Maxwell returns to shed light on the dog fighting that is everywhere — […]

Can You Change a Cat’s Personality?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-15-2021) #0071: Tracie talks to cat behaviorist Dr. Mikel Delgado about whether its possible to alter a cat’s nature. Can you change a cat’s personality to make them more affectionate? More outgoing? Less timid? What forms a cat’s personality: is it genetics, early socialization, environment, or […]

Why Are Cats Using the Toilet?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (11-17-2021) #0067: Cat behavior consultant Dr. Mikel Delgado discusses the folly of why anyone would want to teach a cat to eliminate in a physically inappropriate way on a human toilet. She and Tracie discuss litter box problems — how they arise, how to avoid them, […]

Midnight Munchies – Begging for Food?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (08-04-2021) #0054: Does your kitty bug you in the middle of night- meowing, pawing, jumping on you? Does she want attention? Food? Both? Dr. Mikel Delgado (co-author with Jackson Galaxy of Total Cat Mojo) suggests ways to get a good night’s sleep.   MP3 Audio [17 […]

Scary Shiny Shoes

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-30-2021) #0047: Tracie describes a highly unusual situation in which a friend’s cat became horrified and then hyper-vigilant about her new Italian patent leather shoes and stopped sleeping with her at night, guarding the shoes instead! Dr. Mikel comes up with some theories to explain this […]

Cats on the Go

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-23-2021) #0046: Dr. Mikel Delgado gives advice on if, when and how to take your cat outdoors. Do cats really want to go on adventures? How can you tell if your cat is a candidate for a harness and leash, a stroller or a backpack – […]

Is your Cat a Mean or Happy Drunk on Catnip?

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-02-2021) #0043: Dr. Mikel Delgado explains the mysteries of catnip. A cat’s response to it is genetic and for about 60% it’s a wonderful exciting experience. What cats are responding to is still a mystery, and even kittens can enjoy it, despite earlier recommendations to wait […]