Welcome to the new CAT CHAT, brought to you by Dr. Elsey's, the wonderful private company owned by Dr. Elsey, whose mission is to formulate litters to help keep cats in loving homes. Tracie wrote THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cats Expect You to Know and with that book and this show, her own mission is to entertain, educate and inspire cat lovers to offer their kitty cats the best possible life in nutrition, affection, and environmental enrichment. With Dr. Elsey's support, CAT CHAT® brings ...
DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 725 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical ...
Dog Training is People Training All dogs are GOOD DOGS! We believe it is people who have to be educated to understand dogs on their terms, to "bring out the good" in each dog so we can live together harmoniously. This show explores all aspects of communication between people and dogs --- whether they are K-9 partners in military work, purpose-bred and trained service dogs, competitors in dog sports, or pets --- from a newly-adopted senior dog or young puppy. Tracie is joined by co-host Carol ...
This show focuses on a broad range of topics about natural wellness care – including nutrition, herbal treatments and supplements, along with acupuncture and chiropractic - as part of an integrative approach to animal health, along with traditional veterinary treatments to prevent and treat conditions in dogs and cats. Co-hosted by Tracie Hotchner and a variety of members of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
Authors talk with Tracie about their books, which focus on creatures who share the planet with us. Some of the books are newly released, others are old favorites; some books are fiction and works of the imagination, others are non-fiction and the culmination of years of research spent studying the species of choice, whether animals of the land, sea or sky.
Being well-prepared for dog travel — whether around the block or around the world — means a more pleasurable experience for you, your dog and the people you encounter along the way. This show offers expert advice about getting out of the house with your dog – whether it’s car and plane travel, dog-friendly vacations, or wherever you make excursions with your dog. [All episodes in 2013 & 2014 were co-hosted by Paris Permenter of Dogtipper.com]
Humane Talk features conversations with Thought Leaders in animal welfare, whose books or scientific studies focus on practical and philosophical issues regarding society's attitudes and interactions with various non-human species. Discussions with members of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) are about applying humane and ethical principles to the way veterinary medicine is practiced in America and around the world, on animals used in research, food production, and ph ...
Wondering what you should be feeding your dog or cat? Confused by all the choices? Is raw really best? Or does it pose health hazards? What should you know when deciding which commercial food to feed? Are cats' digestive systems able to metabolize carbohydrates or is all dry cat food “kitty crack,” as Tracie calls it? Do dogs and cats need supplements --- and if so, which ones? This show brings you facts and opinions to help you make the best personal decisions about how to feed the four-leg ...
This show is for people who have — or are curious about owning — any of the birds, snakes or small mammals who are considered exotic pets — from bunnies to iguanas, and parrots to ferrets. Dr. Karen will help you understand the physical requirements of these animals and how to avoid most of the medical problems these pets can develop once you understand the often challenging proper environment and correct diet that are essential to their welfare. Co-host Karen Rosenthal, DVM, MS, has an impr ...
Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM, is The Expert Vet! This show is for dog and cat owners as well as vet techs and other veterinarians, who need help diagnosing, understanding and treating complicated medical conditions and nutrition issues. The show offers detailed explanations of medical conditions and Dr. Donna’s opinion about chronic, complicated or unusual problems, advice about pain management, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and even how to avoid unnecessary vaccinations. Dr. Donna Spector i ...
This show is a bridge between East and West to dispel negative misconceptions about how the Chinese people feel about animals. Offering credible information about the rapidly improving position of dogs and cats in Chinese society, and in opposition to negative publicity by the Western media about isolated misfortunes befalling Chinese dogs and cats, the goal is to celebrate the evolution of the human-animal bond which is flourishing in the People's Republic of China,. where pet owners are ea ...
Dr. Elizabeth answers Susan's concern about the possibility of her cat getting cancer from the rabies booster at the injection siteBy Tracie Hotchner
Elisabeth Ignasiak (How to Make a Difference); how a ketogenic diet may help chronic pain; Dr. John Howie (YuMove) on finding highest quality extracts for joint supplementBy Tracie Hotchner
Dr. Elsey talks dicusses how many cat foods do not respect the 60% protein in a cat's natural diet, which is why he created Clean Protein, kibble Tracie doesn't call "kitty crack!"By Tracie Hotchner
Karl Stevens (Penny: a Graphic Memoir); Carol Borden conjectures people around Biden's dog Major were not managing his issues; Kenda Summers (Healing Solutions for Pet Loss)By Tracie Hotchner
Part 1 of 2: Aimee Sadler discusses with Tracie the shocking "training event" in which a police K-9 officer assaults his own K-9 partnerBy Tracie Hotchner
After cat on birth control developed mammary cancer, Dr. Elizabeth discusses whether contraceptives are ever appropriate for a catBy Tracie Hotchner
Martha Teichner (CBS Sunday Morning) on her memoir When Harry Met Minnie; challenges & joys of caring for aging pooches; importance documenting pet's microchip numberBy Tracie Hotchner
The Trap KingBy Tracie Hotchner
Dr. Mikel Delgado discusses NY Times article "Cats Like People (Some People Anyway)"; Paula Munier (The Hiding Place); fostering an old dog with serious medical issuesBy Tracie Hotchner
Carol Borden discuss the terrible decision-making that happened after the Biden's younger German Shepherd, Major, bit a Secret Service agent.By Tracie Hotchner
Dr. Elsey (Precious Cat) discusses the history of cat litter, where it comes from, how it is made, and how he engineered it so cats would like it better.By Tracie Hotchner
Discussing "We Don't Deserve Dogs" documentary; dangers of chemical flea & tick products; Sterling Davis (The Trap King) on inspiring people to join the trap-neuter-spay movementBy Tracie Hotchner
Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Mikel Delgado (Feline Minds) discusses how cats are sociable, and how to read their feelingsBy Tracie Hotchner
Pam Houston reads from Deep Creek; Carol Borden (Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs) on training dogs to help those with disabilities; value of reading a dog's body languageBy Tracie Hotchner
Carol and Tracie discuss consistency as key to good communication with your dog and successful training, the problems that arise from giving a dog mixed messagesBy Tracie Hotchner
Black Cat Rescue (Boston, Massachusetts) on overcoming the prejudice against black catsBy Tracie Hotchner
The dangers, sometimes lethal, of tick & flea collars; author Nicholas Read with true stories of wild animal sanctuaries; running a certified organic and certified humane farmBy Tracie Hotchner
Tracie discusses with JoAnn the problem of (and solution to) feeding dry food, i.e., "kitty crack" to her carb-addicted cat, Levi.By Tracie Hotchner
Bruce Cameron (A Dog's Purpose) on his children's book series; Elizabeth Lo discusses making documentary "Stray"; Carol Borden on K-9 officer's violent punishment of canine partnerBy Tracie Hotchner
Discussing the various ways the President and his wife, Jill, seemed not to have considered the stress on their dogs of moving into the Whtie HouseBy Tracie Hotchner
Laura Clark on why cat owners more eager to feed MeatMe's humanely-raised, organic, raw meats to their pets than dog ownersBy Tracie Hotchner
Discussing the shocking leaked video of Salisbury North Carolina policeman's assault on K-9 partner; is there a specific need for kitten food; "The Walrus & the Whistleblower" documentaryBy Tracie Hotchner
Carol Borden on training German Shepherd dogs to become invaluable companions to people with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, diabetes, seizure disorder, and mobility challenges.By Tracie Hotchner
Encouraging cat lovers to engage with their kitties in fun pursuits and challenges for fun, from everyday tasks to advanced tricks & activitiesBy Tracie Hotchner
How purebred cats differ from regular domestic short hair cats; Marc Bekoff ("Do Dogs Know They Are Dying?"); Oliver: the True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought TogetherBy Tracie Hotchner
Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-03-2021) #0030: Susanne Schotz talks about her book The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship and how to improve and enrich your interactions with your kitty.By Tracie Hotchner
Michael Shikashio (AggressiveDog.com) on dog attack suffered by New York Times journalist Susanne Craig; saluting World wildlife day March 3rd; tips for "winterizing your pet"By Tracie Hotchner
James Gorman on his New York Times article about the inequity in animal medical research, with dogs used much more frequently than catsBy Tracie Hotchner
Pamela Houston reads from Sighthound; Hounds Town USA, a doggy daycare in Pt. Jefferson; Stacy LeBaron (Community Cats Podcast) on upcoming educational online conferencesBy Tracie Hotchner
Anthony Hutcherson on working to improve Bengal cats with careful breeding practicesBy Tracie Hotchner
Laura Clark (MEATME) on making Certified Organic/Certified Humane raw meals for dogs & cats, aggressive dogs on leash and off; Kerry D'Amato (Pet Haven) on cat rescue idea from pandemicBy Tracie Hotchner
Cat impresario Kate Benjamin talks about how her cats helped her through her medical challenges and how they can serve for everyone as healing and loving family membersBy Tracie Hotchner
Dangers of unleashed dogs; Emily Larlham on her Guinness World Records title "Most Tricks Performed by 2 dogs in 1 minute"; matching volunteers with fostering & transport opportunitiesBy Tracie Hotchner
Dr. Margit Muller (Your Pet, Your Pill) on dealing with negativity as a woman in United Arab Emirates; Dog Aging Project; CatWater: special drinking water for cats' urinary tract healthBy Tracie Hotchner
Community Cats Podcast presents online educational conference with 20 fantastic presenters, CDE Cage raffle and trivia prizesBy Tracie Hotchner
Dr. Elizabeth Colleran discusses how cats are only happy when they feel safeBy Tracie Hotchner
Belinda Alexandra dispels notion of "crazy cat ladies" in The Divine Feline; pet industry is forward-looking with sustainability and recycling; make guardianship plans for pet catBy Tracie Hotchner
Kitten management issues at the Kitten Nursery at the ASPCABy Tracie Hotchner
Paul Koudounaris (A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History); train a cat to manage scratching, counter-surfing & litter box problems; Leah Lyman (Jaggers Journey Black Cat Rescue)By Tracie Hotchner
Ingrid King (Tortitude) on how tortoiseshell cats are different from other breedsBy Tracie Hotchner
Zina Goodin (Homecoming Tales) on creating Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary; Kelly Conaboy (The Particulars of Peter); are pet adoption numbers during Covid-19By Tracie Hotchner
Shirley Rousseau Murphy, Prolific Nonagenarian AuthorBy Tracie Hotchner
Fossil canine genomes reveal surprises about lives of dogs & humans in prehistoric times; Animal Lighthouse Rescue brought stray dogs from Puerto Rico to New York; practicing Reiki with catsBy Tracie Hotchner
Dr. Kelly Severino (University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School) on need to surgically remove all of a cat's teethBy Tracie Hotchner
Dion Leonard (Lara the Runaway Cat: One Cat's Journey to Discover Home is Where the Heart Is); Black Cat rescue, Boston, Massachusetts; Cate Conte discusses "cat cafe mystery" A Whisker of a DoubtBy Tracie Hotchner
Meghan Herron (Editor, Decoding Your Cat) on preventing/changing unwanted cat behaviors, explains differences in cat breedsBy Tracie Hotchner
Avery's Pawsitive Change sends $5 gift cards to shelters across the country; evolving legal rights of animals; "compassion fatigue" & high suicide rate in veterinary professionBy Tracie Hotchner
Freyda in Queens, New York wants advice on how to prepare for her cat's future re-homing when Freyda herself diesBy Tracie Hotchner
How dogs grow and age may provide useful similarities to people; AlivePets.com's upcoming Italian dog-centric holiday; "Paws Across the Pacific" airlift of 650+ animals from Hawaii to U.S. mainland sheltersBy Tracie Hotchner
Aerospace engineer Mac Delaney discusses Engineering For Cats: Better the Life of Your Pet with 10 Cat-Approved ProjectsBy Tracie Hotchner