Why Your Cat is a Fussy Eater

Why Your Cat is a Fussy Eater Brought to You by Weruva Cats are commonly thought to be fussy eaters, which should not be true if you’re feeding your cat a nice wet meal twice a day. Which is how you should be feeding an obligate carnivore. (Please do not even get me started on […]

Pica is a Problem: Your Cat Eats Weird Non-Food Items

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (07-20-2022) #0101: Dr. Mikel Delgado and Tracie discuss the phenomenon of cats eating non-food items, which is often a compulsion issue. Sometimes it’s the result of stress or boredom but may be a sign of underlying anxiety which might require medication from the veterinarian. MP3 Audio […]

What to do About Molly?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (05-11-2022) #0091: Maria in Port Chester, NY reaches out to Tracie for advice about her 13-year-old cat who is peeing all over the house. Tracie points out problems with her litterbox situation in the garage, but also inter-cat issues that are causing stress Maria was not […]

Cats Only Happy When They Feel Safe

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (01-24-2021) #0025: Dr. Elizabeth Colleran is a feline-only veterinarian who has a “board-certified cat friendly practice certification” from the American Board of Feline Practitioners, of which she is on the board. She talks about how cats are only happy when they feel safe — which is […]

Gorgeous Reggae Music for Dogs (and Us!) During COVID-19

Gorgeous Reggae Music For Dogs (and Us!) during COVID-19 Back in 2008, Through a Dog’s Ear scientifically engineered beautiful calming music for dogs. Little would we have guessed that we’d ALL need as much calming and spirit-soothing as we can get while cut off from each other. Long before the current pandemic, bioacoustic/psychoacoustic researcher Joshua […]

Music Specially for Kitty Cats

Music Specially for Kitty Cats A few years ago, scientists from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the University of Maryland, wanted to study whether cats could respond to music. And so they created some music especially for feline sensibilities, as described in this article outlining the whole study.  It describes how Charles Snowdon […]

Dealing with Dogs who are Picky Eaters

Pet Food Advisors (02-05-2018) #7051: Lucy Postins from The Honest Kitchen continues her discussion with Tracie about her book FOOD OBSESSED: THE HONEST KITCHEN’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIFE FOR THE PUP YOU LOVE with the chapter “Mealtime Misgivings,” which is about dogs who are picky eaters and how to perk up their […]

FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything!

FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything! I got this question from Taylor, who listens to my NPR radio show DOG TALK ®(and Kitties, Too!) as well as to CAT CHAT® on the Radio Pet Lady Network. She describes a pretty awful out-of-control, out-of-litter-box situation: “We have two cats and three dogs in our family […]

Like Presidents, Dogs May Go Gray When Stressed

Like Presidents, Dogs May Go Gray When Stressed A new study, co-authored by author and scientist Temple Grandin and published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science explores whether anxiety and impulsiveness may contribute to premature graying in dogs. The research focused on a sample of 400 dogs, age 1 to 4 years old, found […]

What Kind of Music Does Your Dog Like?

What Kind of Music Does Your Dog Like? Research has shown that different types of music effect people differently: grunge music is associated with sadness and fatigue, while classical music tends to reduce stress. But how do dogs respond to music? Research published in Psychology Today magazine illustrated how music influences the emotions of dogs. […]