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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 all kinds of cats-perts and me, Dr. Kat! Let’s laugh and learn and make cat lives better together on Nine Lives with Dr. Kat.

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 all kinds of cats-perts and me, Dr. Kat! Let’s laugh and learn and make cat lives better together on Nine Lives with Dr. Kat.

Location:

United States

Description:

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 all kinds of cats-perts and me, Dr. Kat! Let’s laugh and learn and make cat lives better together on Nine Lives with Dr. Kat.

Language:

English

Contact:

954-547-0941


Episodes

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 73 Finding a PURRfect Match: A Dating App For Cat Lovers

10/13/2020
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 apps are the best place to live happily FURever after! EPISODE NOTES: Finding a PURRfect Match: A Dating App For Cat Lovers

Duration:00:19:20

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 72 Pet Sitter Basics

10/7/2020
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 all of this and so much more in this fun and informative episode! EPISODE NOTES: Pet Sitter Basics

Duration:00:17:49

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 71 Let’s Talk Cat Poop!

10/1/2020
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 litter habits exactly where you want them. Dr. Radosta shares with us her own cat’s quirks and how she manages them. She ever answers the age old...

Duration:00:22:00

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 70 What Does The Animal Behavior College Know About Training Cats? A Lot!

9/24/2020
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. Listen today’s episode to find out his ideas about whether or not cats can learn. The more you know about your cat and what makes him/her tick,...

Duration:00:26:55

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 69 Putting the Bite on Good Dental Health for your Cat

9/16/2020
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

Duration:00:17:17

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 68 Growing Old Gracefully: The Truth About Pet Aging

9/9/2020
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 years comparison and you need to know where your cat really falls in the journey of his/her life. Knowledge gives you power to help your best...

Duration:00:22:28

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 67 How Smart Is My Cat?

7/21/2020
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. You will learn things you did not know. You will be astounded and humbled by what Virginia shares! EPISODE NOTES: How Smart Is My Cat?

Duration:00:27:11

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 66 Decreasing Stress In Our Feline Friends

7/2/2020
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 contributes to stress? Is yours one of the stressful kind? Would you know? How does short term stress affect cats versus long term stress? Find out...

Duration:00:25:45

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 65 Inside Your Cat's Brain Part 2

6/5/2020
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 undesirable behavior and even what you can do once it has begun. Do you know how many litter boxes a cat should have? What size it should be? Well,...

Duration:00:19:22

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 64 Inside Your Cat's Brain

5/18/2020
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 you how to understand your mysterious feline. Did you know you have to give your cat a sense of control of his/her own body to decrease...

Duration:00:25:58

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 63 Coronavirus in Tigers? What Next?

4/27/2020
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 of us. Are our cats at risk? What can we do to help protect our fur friends? This is an important episode so listen here for free. EPISODE...

Duration:00:21:23

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 62 Tips For Keeping Pets Happy And Healthy During Self Quarantine

4/9/2020
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 can do to engage pets and keep everyone safe and happy. I bet you haven't thought about how your pets are going to adjust when things go back to...

Duration:00:31:15

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 61 You CAN Train Your Cat To Like Being Medicated!

3/24/2020
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 criteria, set up a schedule and do it! What rewards do cats like? Where do I do this? How often? What do I need? All these questions answered...

Duration:00:32:15

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 60 Catios 101

3/17/2020
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 build your own catio and what features it should have and explores unique catios she has designed. Check out this fun episode! EPISODE NOTES: ...

Duration:00:27:43

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 59 Ways to Love Your Cat: Part 2

3/9/2020
We all love our cats so on today's episode I invited my friend Dr. Caitlin DeWilde to talk with us about some ways to show your cats love. We continue our chat about ways to show your cat love by improving your environment. We talk about pet water fountains. How do you choose one and why would you want one? There are other ways you can make your cat feel loved and we tried to cover them! From fountains to "catios", find out some ideas and tips you may not have thought of. EPISODE NOTES: ...

Duration:00:21:01

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 58 A Cat History Museum!

3/3/2020
Did you go there was a museum just for the history of cats? There is! We talk to its manager, Karen Lawrence. Karen is a director of Cat Fanciers Association Foundation and the manager of the Feline Historical Museum. Learn about historical cats, artifacts and art! Tune in for this unique episode of Nine Lives with Dr. Kat! EPISODE NOTES: A Cat History Museum!

Duration:00:17:43

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 57 Should You Be Afraid Of The Scary Viruses For Your Cat?

2/23/2020
We see them. The scary headlines paint frightening pictures for us. Words like 'pandemic' and death tolls have us all on edge. Then there is the concern that these viruses come from animals. What about our house cats? Are they at risk? Are they a risk to us? Today we chat with Dr. Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM. As an infectious disease researcher, he is an excellent resource to discuss the facts about influenza and coronavirus. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your cats...

Duration:00:25:48

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 56 Let's Talk Teeth

2/15/2020
February is National Dental month in veterinary hospitals all over the nation. There are a lot of different promotions and buzz all designed to increase awareness of dental health for pets. Cats have some unique and important dental challenges that you want to know about. Today's guest is Mary Berg,BS,LATG,RVT,VTS. She is a tooth specialist having worked in research and private practice and teaching other veterinary professionals how to best care for teeth. We chat with Mary about why...

Duration:00:24:31

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 55 Ways to Love Your Cat That You Haven't Thought Of: Part 1

2/6/2020
February is a month of love and we all love our cats so on today's episode I invited my friend Dr. Caitlin DeWilde to talk with us about some ways to show your cats love. Specifically, we talk about feeding cats and Dr. DeWilde shares some things that the average cat owner does not know. You may not realize that the way you feed your cat may be impacting his/her health. There can be stress issues associated with feeding sites in multi cat households and of course we know that obesity...

Duration:00:25:49

Nine Lives with Dr. Kat - Episode 54 My Life in a Cat House

1/1/2020
In this fun episode, we chat with NY Times best selling author, Gwen Cooper, about her new book, My Life in a Cat House. Since Gwen was raised in a dog-loving family, she never pictured herself as a "cat person." We talk about the fun Gwen had in writing the book, which stories are her favorite, and what it is like to be a mom to a famous cat like Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat. Gwen gives us a behind the scenes look at the stories in her book and also a sneak peak into how our listeners can...

Duration:00:24:28