Cat Talk Radio

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Quirky and cute, Nathan Kehn The Cat Lady, joins Molly to talk about his role in Cat Daddies - a moving documentary film that is a timely exploration of modern masculinity and the unlikely bond between man and cat. They also talk about his four
A recent study was published that suggests cats prefer to have food freely given, rather than working for their food. Species who prefer to work for food are contrafreeloading. Cats have historically been thought to fall in this category, but t
This podcast shares how to get your cat to like strangers and visitors who come to your home.
Organic, sustainable, cruelty-free cat food? It's what all animal rights and environmentally concerned people dream of. This exciting interview with Shannon Falconer, CEO of Because Animals, gives you a peek into what's happening in their uniqu
Have you ever wondered about your cat's origins, breed and genetic health markers? Anna Skaya, Founder and CEO of Basepaws, created her pet genetic testing company as a way for cat owners to get the proper health care they need for their furry
**SPECIAL EDITION** Animals, rescuers, and shelter staff are all caught up in the chaos and violence in the Afghan region. Author, Gwen Cooper has been covering the rescue efforts of Nowzad, Kabul Small Animal Rescue and the SPCA International.
We've all heard the stories of cats traveling unfathomable amounts of miles to return to their homes; so how do they do it? What makes your cat able to find its way home? If your cat gets outside, should you assume their homing instinct will gu
What makes each cat an individual? What are some of the factors that make up a cat's personality? What role does breed play? Are orange cats really more friendly? Dewey quizzes Molly on her 5 factors that contribute to feline temperament.
We all know that moving puts stress on the whole family, but since cats are such homebody, creatures of habit, they, most of all, suffer the process. How do you prepare for a move, complete the move, and get kitty set up in the new house withou
60% of cats in the United States are obese, so chances are pretty good your cat might be one of them. Molly and Dewey talk about how to tell if your cat is obese, the risks of feline obesity, and what you can do about it if your cat needs to sh
Jo Ann Jeffries, author of Have you seen Tucker? writes a delightful tale about a tuxedo cat who goes missing. His young person searches near and far for Tucker and meets some interesting new friends along the way. In this episode Jo Ann shares
This is the first episode I've recorded solo...I received a consult form from Jasper's mom describing a complex case and I thought it would make a good episode for Cat Talk Radio. Listen as I share what is going on with this kitty and his famil
Kim Pierce has once again provided us with a great topic: Getting Your Cat Into the Carrier - without traumatizing one or both of you. She asked us to cover how to get the cat into the carrier quickly if there is an emergency situation, and als
Our friend Kim Pierce sent in some great questions about how cats communicate with their tails. The tail is the cats' sign language; a portal to what they are feeling. It communicates everything from contentment to terror. Learn what the differ
Tune in and test your cat knowledge! Kim P. requested we do a round two of the Cat Quiz, so Molly once again tests Dewey's knowledge of cat facts. Laugh along as Dewey thinks out loud to solve the questions.
Are you providing your cats the enrichment they need? Molly breaks down feline enrichment into five categories and talks about what species-focused elements they need.
What is the difference between behavioral and mental health? How do you make sure you're providing what your cat needs to have healthy behavioral health? Tune in to this podcast to learn how to help your cat live its best life ever - the best o
Does your cat display symptoms of Hyperesthesia syndrome? Tune in to discover what those symptoms are, what causes Hyperesthesia, how vets diagnose the condition, and what treatments are available. Hyperesthesia plays a big role in behavior bec
What happens to cause two cats, who have historically gotten along, to suddenly act like strangers? It is stressful to watch two cats you love fight with one another - and not know what to do about it. Sometimes, a reintroduction is needed. Mol
Two listeners suggested this topic and wanted to know if there are energy level differences in cat breeds, and unique personality characteristics. We found a recently published scientific report about feline breed differences and inherited beha
Typically we do a post Global Pet Expo episode, highlighting the new products we discovered at the show. Covid prevented us from attending this year but we still managed to find seven interesting things to share with you.
Each year we like to address the top googled cat questions and this year we are focusing in on specifically why questions - the top 9. Ranging from the silly and absurd to behavior queries, this set of questions has it all. Looking at what peop
It is very likely that your cat is suffering from pent-up energy. Molly talks about the reasons cats have bottled-up energy and why the hide it. This episode will give you several strategies for helping your cat to feel less repressed in their
Debra H. Goldstein is the author of the Sarah Blair cozy mystery series which features RahRah, Sarah's cat. In this interview Debra shares her inspiration for RahRah, the role he plays in Sarah's life, and how she learned enough about cat behav
Listeners submitted great questions about covid-19 and their cats: can cats catch it? Should I be worried about my cat being exposed to covid-19? Can I give it to my cat? What is some of the more recent research in this area?
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