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Cat Talk Radio is all about cats, what makes them do what they do, why they occasionally misbehave and what cat guardians can do to fix it. We educate you on how to modify unwanted cat behavior by providing the proper environment and stimulation, enabling cats to express their natural behaviors in ways that are preferable for both the humans and cats. You will learn how to have fun with your cat, fascinating cat facts and be inspired to try new things, which will lead to a happier relationship and closer bond with your cat. We’ll also call attention to the plight of cats in our country, feel compassion for their challenges and share the message.

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United States

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Cat Talk Radio is all about cats, what makes them do what they do, why they occasionally misbehave and what cat guardians can do to fix it. We educate you on how to modify unwanted cat behavior by providing the proper environment and stimulation, enabling cats to express their natural behaviors in ways that are preferable for both the humans and cats. You will learn how to have fun with your cat, fascinating cat facts and be inspired to try new things, which will lead to a happier relationship and closer bond with your cat. We’ll also call attention to the plight of cats in our country, feel compassion for their challenges and share the message.

Language:

English


Episodes

Undesirable Cat Behaviors and Discipline

2/28/2024
Why do cats do things we don't like? What triggers those behaviors and how do we encourage different behaviors? What are some of the effective disciplinary actions you can use on a cat?

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Listener Questions

2/21/2024
Lots of unique questions in this episode! Molly answers everything from, Should I continue to make my cat go outside for walks if he's scared? to Which is better; leaving my indoor/outdoor cat with the new home owner or taking him with me?

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Preventing Dental Issues

2/14/2024
Finally, a dental product for cats that really works! Tune in to learn about TEEF for Life, the new product that uses patented technology to combine the fundamentals of microbiology and molecular nutrition to improve the oral microbiome in a safer, revolutionary way. Watch the palatability test on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/ExpkwJfmITE

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Fatty Liver Syndrome with Dr. Brian Hurley, AmeriVet

2/7/2024
Fatty liver syndrome is a potentially fatal condition for your cat. It is caused primarily by your cat not eating - which is typically a response to an underlying medical issue. Tune in to find out how long your cat can go without eating before the liver is damaged (the answer might surprise you), what treatments are, and what you can do to help prevent it.

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Feline First Aid

1/31/2024
We can't plan for emergencies, but when they happen, we want to be prepared. Molly talks about the first aid kit she has with 20 items to help in the unfortunate possibility of encountering an injured feline. It could be your cat at home has an accident, or you run across a cat in need in your daily travels - it never hurts to be ready to help.

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Feng Shui for Cats

1/24/2024
A listener asked about using Feng Shui for cats - so why not?! We talk about the 5 Feng Shui principles and how we can apply those to your environment to help reduce stress and increase harmony, balance and well-being.

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HOW to Feed Your Cat

1/17/2024
We've talked about what to feed your cat but haven't really covered all the nuances of HOW to feed your cat. Several listeners' questions inspired me to talk about bowls, frequency, quantity, handling leftovers and more.

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The Role of Vitamin D in Cats

1/10/2024
Do cats need vitamin D? Is it true that cats secrete oils into their fur that interacts with the sunlight to produce vitamin D, which they ingest when they lick it off their coat? How much vitamin D do cats need? How much is too much or little, and what happens when your cat has a vitamin D deficiency? Does vitamin D cause or prevent cancer in cats?

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Listener Questions

1/3/2024
We have some great questions on this episode! A listener from Sweden sends in many questions about separation anxiety and bonding with a cat. Another listener asks about the different types of pheromone products.

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All About Purring

12/27/2023
Ever wonder why your cat purrs or all the meanings of the purr - or even how your cat is physically able to purr? This episode answers all your questions about cat purring.

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The Importance of Early Intervention

12/20/2023
So many cat owners put up with behavior problems that could have been prevented with the right knowledge and early intervention. It takes a lot longer to break a bad habit than it does to form one. And once a behavior happens for a prolonged period of time, the habit is activated in memory and considered automatic - neural circuits perform the habit without conscious thought. In other words, your cat may not be choosing to avoid the litter box any more - eliminating outside the box is an automatic action.

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Cat People vs Dog People

12/13/2023
Are you a dog, or cat person? I have to assume cat person, since you're tuning into this show. Do you ever feel at odds with the dog people? Are you married to one? I interviewed James McCay from Compare the Market to talk about a survey his company recently published. It examines pet ownership in America, Canada, and Australia. To view additional data, learn more about the survey and see how the USA compares to other countries such as Australia and Canada, visit: https://www.comparethemarket.com.au/pet-insurance/features/dog-vs-cat-people-survey/

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Feeding Senior Cats

12/6/2023
Senior cats, those seven years and older, require a different diet than younger cats. With the right nutrition, cats can live long, healthy, happy lives. Tune in to find out what you should be looking for in your senior cat's food.

Duration:01:00:00

Is Your Cat Eating Non-food Items? Pica

11/29/2023
We've had several listeners write in asking that we do an episode on Pica, which is the condition where cats eat non-food items. Plastic bags, ribbons, cords, and hard plastic items are the most common objects pica cats are attracted to. Joining us on this podcast is Dr. Brian Hurley, with AmeriVet Veterinary Partners, to talk about the medical side of this behavior.

Duration:01:00:00

Transitioning From Dry Kibble to Moist Foods

11/22/2023
Transitioning your cat from a mostly dry/kibble, to a moist/canned diet, can be daunting. A lot of cats become addicted to kibble and refuse to eat wet food. The advice to add canned food to the kibble is not the answer. Tune in to learn how to make this transition for your cat - and WHY you could be doing this.

Duration:01:00:00

Meet Nathan, the Aspiring Cat Expert

11/15/2023
Nathan's mom, Jeannine, reached out to me to let me know her son is obsessed with cats - especially their history. I decided you might want to meet him and hear some of the fascinating cat information he's learned. This 12-year-old is very well spoken and might give Jackson Galaxy a run! Hop on over to our YouTube channel to watch this interview: https://youtu.be/WSuLZEcXvq4

Duration:01:00:00

Adolescence in Cats

11/8/2023
One of our listeners, Teague, sent in seven very thoughtful questions about adolescence in cats. This is a crucial period for your cat, as the kitten social development period is, that can dictate their personality as an adult. Learn when adolescence is, the behaviors to expect, and the best way to mitigate behavior issues during this time.

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Oh. It's You. Love Poems by Cats with Francesco Marciuliano

11/1/2023
Francesco Marciuliano is author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Book I Could Pee on This. Francesco, known for his tongue-in-cheek poetry, helps cats put paw to keyboard to express the depth of their feline feelings. His newest book, Oh. It's You., uses the language of poetry to express cat affection nearly as well as a strategically-placed hairball. Join us and hear Francesco read a few of the poems from the book and talk about his own cats, Kiki and Leelo.

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Black Cats

10/25/2023
Sarah, from the UK owns seven black cats and asks us to explore why black cats have myths surrounding them as being unlucky. In this episode we talk about the interesting history of black cats, their connection to witches, how their health may differ from other colored cats, and why there are more of them in shelters than other colors.

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The Hidden Language of Cats

10/18/2023
The Hidden Language of Cats - How they have us at meow, is written by Sarah Brown. Sara is a Cat Behavior Scientist and in this episode we talk to her about the secrets of cat communication. Behind your cat's enchanting eyes and mysterious behavior lies a secret code, a language spoken through body movements, vocalizations, and subtle cues that most of us have only scratched the surface of understanding. This episode sheds light on the Hidden Language that binds us to our cat, bringing us closer to understanding and strengthening our unique bond with them.

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