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You have heard all the cat myths. Do cats have nine lives? You have watched your cat do quirky things. Why does your cat follow you to the bathroom? We live with these tiny predators, yet we do not truly know them. What do they really need to eat? How do their minds work? Cats are still an enigma. How do you keep your cat fit and healthy? If it is related to cats, I will relate it to you! Together we will explore all aspects of the “cat-o-sphere” and learn everything we can about cats from a ...
 
Dogs are a gift. They amaze us every day. They are loyal friends and noble protectors. We live with them, but do we really know them? Find out all kinds of interesting things about dogs and how to keep them happy and healthy. We will explore dogs and the people who love them. What does science teach us about dogs? What questions have you always wanted to ask your vet? We examine all things canine and help dog lovers learn new and interesting dog things. We talk with new and exciting people a ...
 
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Dr. Adam Christman from dvm360.com joins me today to share some great free resources to make sure you have good and correct info about caring for your pets. We talk about feline nutrition and the websites like balanceit.com and Tufts "petfoodology" blog at vetnutrition.tufts.edu. Find out how to find Dr. Christman and his fun and educational videos…
 
We get to chat with Mayim Bialik about her new show, Call Me Kat, a fun sitcom set in a cat cafe. We learn about Mayim and where the show began. We find out the inside scoop about all her costars from Leslie Jordan to Swoosie Kurtz. What are they really like? Is Mayim a real cat person? Are the cats actors? What is it like working with cat costars?…
 
It is pretty exciting that there is an artificial intelligence that can help you know what your cat is trying to tell you. We know that cats actively try to hide their pain since they instinctively know that in nature, the weak become prey. Sylvester AI is a facial recognition application that can let you know as early as possible what is going in …
 
Today's episode is a fun look into the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) with Dr. Rick Marrinson. Dr. Marrinson is a practicing vet, but also a board member of CAPC. He shares some important facts about many kinds of parasites, their human health impact and how you can learn more.Did you know you can sign up for disease alerts? You can and w…
 
I get to chat with Dr. Liz Bales about her passion for cats and what she has learned about how cats work. She gives us information to help us understand our own cat and suggestions for ways to help them be happier and healthier. Did you know that stress can cause your cat to urinate outside the litter box? Find out the unexpected sources of stress …
 
Today's episode is a fun joint effort. I teamed up with Michelle Fern, host of Catitude, right here on Pet Life Radio to get our cat loving listeners information about how to cope with cat allergies. We explain how the cat allergies work and even give tips to help you still get your "cat fix" even if you are allergic to cats! EPISODE NOTES: Achoo! …
 
Today's guest is a fun one, Leigh D'Angelo, CEO and co-founder of animal lovers dating apps shares with all we need to know to find love with Dig, dog lovers special features that allow you to find a special someone who shares your love for fur friends. Find out why these apps are the best place to live happily FURever after!app and Tabby, the cat …
 
Have you ever needed a pet sitter? It's a little scary to have someone else care for your fur baby. I get to chat with Collin Funkhouser, pet-sitting expert about the state of pet sitting industry and what you need to know to find a great pet sitter What is reasonable to expect a pet sitter to do? What should their credentials be? Collin explains a…
 
Today's guest is a fun one, Leigh D'Angelo, CEO and co-founder of animal lovers dating apps shares with all we need to know to find love with Dig, dog lovers app and Tabby, the cat lovers app. Find out how to get the app and all the special features that allow you to find a special someone who shares your love for fur friends. Find out why these ap…
 
Have you ever needed a pet sitter? It's a little scary to have someone else care for your fur baby. I get to chat with Collin Funkhouser, pet-sitting expert about the state of pet sitting industry and what you need to know to find a great pet sitter. What is reasonable to expect a pet sitter to do? What should their credentials be? Collin explains …
 
Dr. Chad Dodd tells us some secrets about helping pets age gracefully. Dr. Dodd has dedicated his life to extending life and quality of life for pets. We talk about the science of aging and what we know to manage the issues that develop as pets age. EPISODE NOTES: Growing Old Gracefully: The Truth About Pet Aging…
 
Dr. Lisa Radosta loves poop and is going to tell us why. Learn about studies to find out if scientists can identify a stressed cat using chemical characteristics of the feces. We talk about what normal poop looks like and what you need to check ft make sure all is well with your own cat. Find out how to provide the best litter and keep kitty’s litt…
 
Join me today with Steve Appelbaum, CEO and president of Animal Behavior College as we talk about training cats. People think cats are imPAWSible to train, but Steve disagrees and shares with us how and why we should all train our cats. He tells what he thinks every cat should know and learn plus how to find someone to consult with about your cat. …
 
Today I get to talk to Chris Koski about a promising new product to help keep cats' dental health top notch. You will learn about some common sense tips to keep cats happy and healthy, but also you may be inspired to try this new product that could be an easy and safe way to help. EPISODE NOTES: Putting the Bite on Good Dental Health for your Cat…
 
Dr. Chad Dodd tells us some secrets about helping pets age gracefully. Dr. Dodd has dedicated his life to extending life and quality of life for pets. We talk about the science of aging and what we know to manage the issues that develop as pets age. Dr. Dodd "busts the myth" about how old your dog (cat) really is. It isn't a straight one to seven y…
 
Today I get to talk to Chris Koski about National Dog Day and why it's ‘a thing’, and she shares with us information about a promising new product to help keep dogs' dental health top notch. You will learn about some common sense tips to keep dogs happy and healthy, but also you may be inspired to try this new product that could be an easy and safe…
 
We talk with Virginia Morell. NY Times best selling author of Animal Wise, a book that explores animal intelligence. Learn how amazing animals really are and find out about new studies that suggest that cats have emotional attachment to their humans (we already knew that, right?) We talk about animals from ants and bees to elephants and parrots. Yo…
 
I chat with Jennifer Styrsky, DVM who is an expert on stress in cats. We talk about the causes of stress in cats some of the surprising consequences of stress for cats. She shares with us what a cat parent can do to help cats have stress outlets and also to recognize signs of stress early before they have permanent effects. What kind of home contri…
 
Did you know a high percent of my feline patients have at some point in their lives soiled outside their litter box? This behavior breaks your bond with your cat and is a frequent reason for a cat to be surrendered to a shelter. Dr. Lisa Radosta, boarded behaviorist and Fear Free Certified Professional shares what you can do to prevent this undesir…
 
Today's episode is a 2 part series (because the way cats think is purrretty complex). Dr. Lisa Radosta, board certified veterinary behaviorist and Fear Free Certified Professional chats with us about feline psychiatry. From a crash course in reading cat body language to the things your cat says that you are missing, we have a fur-ific time teaching…
 
In today’s episode, I chat with Dr. Adam Christman about the diagnosis of tigers at the Bronx Zoo. Find out what is expected to happen next and how this happened in the first place. We talk about some of the ramifications that all cat lovers need to be aware of. He shares what he knows about how the tigers were infected and what this means for all …
 
Dr. Sally Foote, veterinary behaviorist, joins me today and tells her tips for making this difficult time fun time with your pets. Don't you want ways to have fun with your pets while you are bored? Are there better ways to do this? Dr. Foote talks about DIY games that you can do to entertain pets while you are teleconferencing and things that kids…
 
Dr. Sally Foote, veterinary behaviorist, joins me today and tells her tips for making this difficult time fun time with your pets. Don't you want ways to have fun with your pets while you are bored? Are there better ways to do this? Dr. Foote talks about DIY games that you can do to entertain pets while you are teleconferencing and things that kids…
 
Today's episode is with Tabitha Kucera, RVT. Tabitha is a cat lover extraordinaire and she is a Fear Free Certified Professional, active member of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and certified cat behavior trainer. She tells us how to train our cats easily with just a few minutes a day to do almost anything. How to select treats, choose a training …
 
Do you know what a catio is? You should! A catio is a cat patio or secure enclosure to allow cats to enjoy the natural world in safety. We chat with Cynthia Chomos, founder of Catiospaces. She is a Fung Shui Consultant and cat lover who has taken her loves to a whole new level and now offers them to cat lovers all over. She talks about how you can …
 
It is that time again and here at Nine Lives with Dr. Kat, we want your kitties to stay safe and healthy through all seasons. I corralled Dr. Jill Lopez to talk with me about some of the hidden (and not to hidden) dangers around the festivities. Did you know that a snow globe could be toxic? What is the truth about poinsettias and other holiday pla…
 
On today's episode, I chat with Dr. E’lise Christensen, a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist about the things that you have to know to prepare your cat and your household for your bundle of joy so that everyone can be happy. Is there anything that you have to do ahead of time to prepare your cat for your new baby? Of course there is! Dr. Christ…
 
I was invited to join the VetCandy podcast, In Other News. Ever wonder what vets talk about behind the scenes? This is a podcast for veterinary professionals, but it has value for pet owners too. Check it out. It was really fun! EPISODE NOTES: Sneak Peak AdventureBy Dr. Kathryn Primm
 
There are diseases that can be spread from your cat to you or your family. I talk with Dr. Casey Barton Barhravesh from the CDC. She tells us about zoonotic diseases that might be a risk and how to keep your cat and your family safe! EPISODE NOTES: Can Your Cat Make YOU Sick?By Dr. Kathryn Primm
 
Have you lost your beloved cat? Your feelings of grief are real and I chat with Adam Clark, LCSW, AASW about what you might feel if your fur friend passes. Pet loss is a little different from human grief. We explore the similarities and the differences and talk about ways to cope. Please join us on this important podcast. EPISODE NOTES: You Are Not…
 
Cats do not have to be "fraidy". Their brains develop and learn just like ours and during their juvenile growth stage is an ideal time to shape who they will be as an adult. We worry about what our human children learn and what their early experiences are, but did you know that the same ideas apply to your kitten? I talk with Tabitha Kucera, LVT ab…
 
Behavior problems, specifically inappropriate elimination (or "going" outside the litter box) is a major reason for cats to be put down or given up. What can be done to affect these sobering statistics? Find out when we talk to Dr. Josh Middleton. Dr. Josh is passionate about preventing and treating these difficult cases and he shares some great ac…
 
Changing environments is thought to be one of the most stressful experiences for a cat. But we have to move sometimes. We talk with Debbie Martin, LVT and specialist in behavior about all the things you can do to make a move easier on your cat and head off some of the problems before they start. You can't miss this episode! EPISODE NOTES: Make Movi…
 
Cats are aloof and seem to allow us to live with them. A new study looks at how cats really feel about us and some of you may be surprised. We chat with Dr. Kristyn Vitale about her new study that explores feline attachment. She shares how they set up the study and what they proved, as well as a few other things that she knows about cats! Check it …
 
You might not think your cat has parasites, but Dr. Michael Dryden aka Dr. Flea says you may be surprised. Glimpse into the world of worms and bugs with a knowledgeable guide! Find out what parasites your cat is most likely to have and what you need to do to protect him/her. From things you can do on your own to what to ask your vet, this episode h…
 
Halloween is coming and cats (or at least their images) seem to be a natural part of the festivities. But there are things that pose a risk to cats during this time. Make sure you are aware. From glow sticks to festive bouquets, we find out the Do's and Don'ts from Dr. Jill Lopez from Essentials Pet Care. See if your cat is safe on this episode of …
 
Join us as we hear from Dr. Mary Gardner who has coauthored a textbook on Veterinary Geriatrics. She shares some shocking statistics about how few cats and their guardians benefit from the advice of a veterinarian in the last years of the cat’s life. Are you seeing your veterinarian enough? What is stopping you? Could you be missing things that cou…
 
Could a cat food be the answer to cat allergies in humans? We talk with Erika Engelhaupt, writer for Science News and National Geographic, about the studies she dug up about the exciting proposition and the science behind it. Find out the basics of how human allergies to cats even happen and see what you think about the idea of feeding your cat a s…
 
Do you know why your physician cannot do surgery on your pet? Would you even want them to? We have some breaking news about a group that enlisted human physicians to perform surgeries on pets and some of the consequence and backlash. We use this headline to open a conversation with Dr. Courtney Campbell, board certified veterinary surgeon, about wh…
 
All cat owners should know how to respond in the event of an illness or injury. You are your pet's first responder and how you react to a situation until you can get to the veterinarian can be critical. We spend some time with Arden Moore who is a master certified pet first aid and CPR specialist to find out her advice. What should you have on hand…
 
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