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Cattitude - The #1 Cat Podcast About Cats As Pets- Pet Life Radio Original (PetLifeRadio.com)

English, Pet, 1 season, 237 episodes, 4 days, 15 hours, 27 minutes
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In these cat podcasts, learn everything there is to know about cats on Cattitude with your hosts Michelle Fern & Tom Dock.. In this cat podcast, each week we’ll spotlight a cool cat breed, give up-to-date advice on cat health, and check out new cat products! So curl up on the couch every week for a purrr-fectly enjoyable time on Cattitude... on Pet Life Radio.
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Cattitude - Episode 234 My One-Eyed, Three-Legged Therapist

This week Michelle Fern is joined by Kathy M. Finley, author of My One-Eyed, Three-Legged Therapist: How My Cat Clio Saved Me (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond). Clio helped Kathy overcome childhood poverty, an unbearable job, bullying, an abusive marriage and bitter divorce, a cancer scare, self-esteem issues, and the worsening health and eventual passing of her mother. Tune in for a look at an inspiring book about how cats can provide unconditional love, acceptance, and insight into oneself. EPISODE NOTES: My One-Eyed, Three-Legged Therapist
4/12/202433 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 233 Meet ‘Mayo Cat’, the Adorable Cat Who Starred in Hellmann’s Super Bowl Ad!

In this year’s Super Bowl, Hellmann's debuted its Big Game commercial and revealing two of its stars: Kate McKinnon and her furry friend, Mayo Cat (known as cat actor Chipmunk off camera)! This week Michelle Fern chats with Chipmunk’s cat mom, Molly O'Neill about Chipmunk as a cat star, what it’s like to train a cat, how did ‘Mayo Cat’ talk in the Super Bowl commercial and more! A super fun interview… tune in! EPISODE NOTES: Meet ‘Mayo Cat’, the Adorable Cat Who Starred in Hellmann’s Super Bowl Ad!
3/28/202426 minutes, 47 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 232 Bringing the Outdoors In: How to Create a Cat Wonderland in the Safety of Your Home

Ever wonder what your indoor cat dreams about while gazing out the window? The answer might just be the great outdoors! This week Michelle Fern welcomes back Dr. Amy Shirley and Pam Johnson-Bennett to talk about creating a cat wonderland in your home! If you've got a curious furball, why not spice things up and let them enjoy the best of both worlds – the safe and comfortable indoors and the thrill of the natural realm! Picture this: your kitty adventurer, capturing their “prey” in a treat puzzle, basking on strategically placed perches, and having a blast with indoor cat grass and catnip gardens. Discover easy ways to provide your cat with a connection to nature, while boosting their physical and mental wellbeing. EPISODE NOTES: Bringing the Outdoors In: How to Create a Cat Wonderland in the Safety of Your Home
3/15/202428 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 231 New Telehealth Law Is Changing the Way Vets And Cat Parents Interact with Their Furry Friends

A new law in California law allows for more telehealth options with licensed veterinarians when your pet doesn't require an in-person examination for minor ailments or routine prescriptions. This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Mondrian Contreras from Pumpkin Insurance’s Pet Advisory Board to share more on how this type of technology is helping deliver a positive vet experience to pet owners and their pets, as well as the benefits of pet insurance. EPISODE NOTES: New Telehealth Law Is Changing the Way Vets And Cat Parents Interact with Their Furry Friends
3/5/202427 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 230 The Real Scoop on Hairballs: What Every Cat Parent Should Know

Whether you're a seasoned cat parent or a first timer, navigating the world of hairballs is a sticky reality in most feline companionships. Unravel the mysteries of hairballs, exploring their causes, sharing practical tips, and ultimately finding humor in the unique quirks that make life with our feline friends both charming and, at times, a tad hairy. This week Michelle Fern welcomes back best-selling author and cat behavior expert, Pam Johnson-Bennett, along with Fear-Free certified veterinarian Dr. Amy Shirley to talk about what are the causes and symptoms of hairballs in cats, what you can do about them, and much more! EPISODE NOTES: The Real Scoop on Hairballs: What Every Cat Parent Should Know
2/27/202425 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 229 Brushing Up on Pet Dental Health Month!

With periodontal disease being one of the most common medical conditions seen by vets, it’s essential for pet parents to be on the lookout for signs & symptoms so they can take the necessary steps to prevent potentially life-threatening conditions down the line. This week Michelle Fern welcomes Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Ambika Vaid, to talk about putting the bite on pet dental disease with proper prevention. EPISODE NOTES: Brushing Up on Pet Dental Health Month!
2/15/202423 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 228 Play With Your Cat!

Why is playing with your cat just as important as food, water, and a clean litter box? Find out as Michelle Fern chats cats with noted cat expert Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado, author of the new book, Play With Your Cat! Dr. Delgado explains the key to cat well-being: interactive play! In this comprehensive, illustrated guide she shares the wide-reaching benefits of play and how to develop play habits that work for your schedule and your cat’s. EPISODE NOTES: Play With Your Cat!!
2/7/202439 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 227 Cats Without Coats Part 2 – More About Sphynx Cats!

When Michelle Fern received an email from a listener asking her if she would like to receive a Sphynx kitten, she was overjoyed and apprehensive. What are Sphynx cats really like, and will they integrate into her multi-cat household? This week Michelle talks to that listener, small Sphynx cat breeder, Cristina Kean about those questions and many others on this unusual breed. Tune in to find out everything! Also check out Cattitude Episode 139 – Cats Without Coats Part 1. EPISODE NOTES: Cats Without Coats Part 2 – More About Sphynx Cats!
1/25/202432 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 226 Therapetixx – Leading the Industry in Natural & Holistic Pet Care

Michelle Fern chats with Robert Kovler, founder of Therapetixx. Therapetixx is an innovative pet care brand that offers natural solutions for canine, feline, equine, and exotic companion animals formulated by veterinary holistic specialists. Created by Animal Nutritional Products, Therapetixx leads the way in holistic pet care, promoting the well-being of animals and the planet. A portion of every sale is donated to rescue groups worldwide. EPISODE NOTES: Therapetixx – Leading the Industry in Natural & Holistic Pet Care
1/19/202436 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 225 Cat Chakras

This week Michelle Fern welcomes back Julie-Anne Thorne, author of the book, Cat chakras. A complete guide to clearing, cleansing and balancing your cats' core energy centres. Step into the fascinating world of cat chakras, the energy centres within your feline companion. Julie-Anne Thorne, an expert in holistic healing, teaches ways to unlock the secrets to your cat's well-being by balancing and harmonising its chakras, promoting improved health, vitality and emotional balance. Julie-Anne guides you through a variety of approaches to influence and align your cat's energy, leading to a happy, healthy cat. EPISODE NOTES: Cat Chakras
12/29/202335 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 224 Can Your Cat Be a Therapy Cat?

So many of us share our lives with cats, yet there remains such mystery surrounding this remarkable species that has long been underrepresented in research about the human-animal bond. This gap in our appreciation of the cat-human bond is now being addressed. This week Michelle Fern chats with Taylor Griffin, chief researcher of this study. Tune in to hear how cats are now becoming therapy animals! EPISODE NOTES: Can Your Cat Be a Therapy Cat?
12/8/202327 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 223 Meet the Cat Rescuer Who Has Fostered More Than 3000 Cats!

This week Michelle Fern is joined by Amy Castro, long-time cat rescuer who has fostered more than 3000 cats personally, and President of Starlight Outreach and Rescue. Starlight Outreach and Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based animal rescue in Friendswood, Texas and Alvin, Texas that started with a small group of volunteers who wanted to support the efforts of Houston-area shelters to provide a better quality of life for stray and abandoned animals, medical attention beyond the scope/capabilities of the facilities along with fostering and rescue services for animals with special needs. EPISODE NOTES: Meet the Cat Rescuer Who Has Fostered More Than 3000 Cats!
11/28/202332 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 222 When You Want Those Nine Lives to be Long Ones!

This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Gary Richter M.S., D.V.M., holistic veterinarian, international bestselling author of The Ultimate Pet Health Guide and founder of Ultimate Pet Nutrition. In his new book, Longevity for Cats, Dr. Richter offers insight on the science of longevity and the best integrative veterinary care for your dogs and cats to achieve longer, happier lives. Join Dr. Richter as he dives deep into how we can increase both the lifespan and healthspan of our pets and how we can make the best choices for them through personalized approaches. Tune in to find out how your cat can live a long and healthy life! EPISODE NOTES: When You Want Those Nine Lives to be Long Ones!
11/1/202330 minutes, 46 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 221 Cat Problems? Help is Just a Whisker Away from The Two Crazy Cat Ladies!

This week Michelle Fern welcomes back Jae and Adrienne, The Two Crazy Cat Ladies to discuss behavior and health problems your cats may have. They have unleashed the Cat Symptom Checker, which is the ultimate resource for everything cat. It was built to offer cat parents free advice on helping your cat’s health and behavioral issues naturally. Tune in to find out all about it! EPISODE NOTES: Cat Problems? Help is Just a Whisker Away from The Two Crazy Cat Ladies!!
10/17/202333 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 220 A High-Tech Litter Box That’s The Cat’s Meow!

This week Michelle Fern chats with the newly renamed Casa Leo (formerly Smarty Pear) Founder, Chris Madeiras, creator of the Leo’s Loo Too litter box. New from Casa Leo: the Leo's Loo Too smart automatic litter box. Developed by a cat lover, every detail has been thoughtfully considered—automatic sifting after each visit from kitty, triple-layer safety protection, odor-reducing UV light, and modern design. The connected app monitors usage frequency and allows for custom settings. It's even Alexa and Google Home compatible! EPISODE NOTES: A High-Tech Litter Box That’s The Cat’s Meow!
10/10/202333 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 219 Medium at Large – What Are Your Cats Really Thinking?

This week Michelle Fern is joined from Denmark, by medium and animal medium, Aliana Ziva Seeger-Madsen. Aliana communicates with all animals, both living and in the afterlife. She often assists people to connect with their pets whether they are here or in the afterlife and helps people to build deeper connections with their pets and understand their needs, emotions and messages. Tune in as Aliana tells Michelle what her cats are really thinking! EPISODE NOTES: Medium at Large – What Are Your Cats Really Thinking?
9/29/202332 minutes, 30 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 218 I Could Pee on This

This week Michelle fern chats cats with Francesco Marciuliano, author of the New York Times Bestsellers, I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats and You Need More Sleep: Advice from Cats as well as other pet books. Cats have many ways to say I love you. Sometimes it's a gentle purr and a slow blink. Sometimes it's a tiny dead animal offered in tribute. And sometimes, it's expressed in that deepest of cat love languages: poetry. His new book, Oh. It’s You: Love Poems by Cats (October) is a love-letter from the pets who want to convey their affection with more than head butts and love bites. Francesco has two sibling cats named Leelo and Kiki that inspire his work. He is also the writer of the syndicated comic strip, Sally Forth. EPISODE NOTES: I Could Pee on This
9/15/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 217 Is Your Cat Cool When the Kids Go Back to School?

September is here and that means back to school! After a summer of everyone being home all the time, how can you help your cat adjust to an empty house all day? Michelle Fern welcomes back Dr. Amber Karwacki to talk about ways to keep your cat engaged during the hours that your family is away at work and school. EPISODE NOTES: Is Your Cat Cool When the Kids Go Back to School?
9/7/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 216 Quirky Cat Facts

Michelle Fern delves into interesting things about cats… how they act, how they look, and more! What scents do they like? Which ones do they hate? How do cats communicate with you? How can you answer back? Find the answers to these and more interesting cat facts! EPISODE NOTES: Quirky Cat Facts
8/31/202325 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 215 Tricks for Treats!

Michelle Fern welcomes back Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist Molly DeVoss to talk about play for prey, and how to train your own kitties using treats. Cat treats are not only a great healthy addition to cats’ diets, adding in nutrients, but are also a wonderful training and bonding tool. A happy, well behaved, and healthy cat means a happy and healthy family. Also, when cats are loved and well trained, the chances of them ending up in the street or shelter are much lower. EPISODE NOTES: Tricks for Treats!
8/17/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 214 Black Cat Appreciation Day

Black cats have a bad rap, when they’re really awesome sweet kitties! Today Michelle Fern welcomes cat behavior expert, Pam Johnson-Bennett to talk about Black Cat Appreciation Day which is August 17th, and why black cats should be celebrated and appreciated. These mysterious creatures in their sleek black coats are just awesome! Tune in and find out why. EPISODE NOTES: Black Cat Appreciation Day
8/11/202327 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 213 How to Cope with the Loss of your Cat: Pet Grief Counseling Expert Shares his Top Tips

For anyone who has ever dealt with the loss of a pet, the grief is overwhelming. The animal-human bond is deep and profound. Yet, for many, trying to find resources for help with this grief is daunting. This week Michelle Fern talks to ordained non-denominational pastor, ordained animal chaplain, and credentialed loss and grief counselor, Kaleel Sakakeeny about how to cope with the loss of your feline companion. EPISODE NOTES: How to Cope with the Loss of your Cat: Pet Grief Counseling Expert Shares his Top Tips
8/4/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 212 Kris the Cat

This week on Cattitude, Michelle Fern chats with playwright, director & producer Ross Hewett about his animated short film, Kris the Cat. Kris the Cat, is a delightful animated short film that is winning hearts of all ages at film festivals across the country. Inspired by an Icelandic folk tale, it follows the adventures of a common cat who finds himself in the royal court! EPISODE NOTES: Kris the Cat
7/27/202321 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 211 Cool Cats… Hot Weather!

As you know, it’s super hot right now in the US and it isn't just humans who can suffer from the effects. Our animal companions are super vulnerable as well. This week Michelle Fern is joined by Ellie Laks, co-founder of The Gentle Barn, a non-profit sanctuary for rescue animals, and Dr. Peter Weinstein, veterinarian and former executive director of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association to talk about keeping your cats safe in the sweltering summer heat! You don’t want to miss this one! EPISODE NOTES: Cool Cats… Hot Weather!
7/22/202335 minutes, 30 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 210 Cat S**t Crazy!

This week Michelle Fern chats cats with LA writer, actor, personal trainer and cat rescuer, Cindy D’Andrea. Cindy has combined her love of cats with her theatre career and has put together a show about her experiences as a (initially reluctant) cat owner, called Cat S**t Crazy. Her show is about cats and what they mean to your life and how you may think you are rescuing a cat only to find it has rescued you. Tune in to this fun and informative episode! EPISODE NOTES: Cat S**t Crazy!
7/13/202337 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 209 Oliver Kitten’s Diary

This week Michelle Fern welcomes Gareth Thomas, author of Oliver Kitten’s Diary, a unique, fictional account of a cat’s first year and the family that adopts him. Oliver Kitten was born in a fire truck and ends up living with a three-generation multicultural human family in a four-bedroom house. He keeps a diary of his own escapades and the things he hears and sees his family get up to. EPISODE NOTES: Oliver Kitten’s Diary
7/6/202317 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 208 The Other Family Doctor

This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Karen Fine, author of The Other Family Doctor. For 25 years, Karen operated a house call practice, and her main approach to patients is meeting them where they are—she’s done many appointments from a bathtub or laundry room, places where the animal feels most comfortable. After years of going into other people’s homes, The Other Family Doctor is our opportunity to peek behind the curtain of what it’s really like to be a vet. EPISODE NOTES: The Other Family Doctor
6/28/202336 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 207 Why Are Cats So Mysterious? What Are They Up To?

Today’s fun episode gives me the chance to chat with Dr. Kathryn Primm of Pet Life Radio’s Nine Lives with Dr. Kat, about cats, what they are up to and why we humans care. It turns out, cats are very complex and interesting and could even be capable of more than we think. Listen in while we chat about cats and how they create curiosity in us, learn our ways and influence us. Why do cats lurk in the shadows? Why do they like the dark? Are they plotting together? We have a little fun exploring theories and learning quirky cat facts! EPISODE NOTES: Why Are Cats So Mysterious? What Are They Up To?
6/23/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 206 Going With Your Gut

This week Michelle Fern is joined by Dr. Betsy Redmond, Chief Science Officer for Innovative Pet Lab- an at-home pet diagnostic company focusing on gut health testing for dogs and cats. Innovative Pet Lab tests offer pet owners and animal health practitioners peer-reviewed and scientifically-proven tests that help identify root causes of intestinal and autoimmune issues before they develop into more serious conditions. Best of all, you can test from the comfort of your home and at a time that works for you. EPISODE NOTES: Going With Your Gut
6/12/202327 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 205 Heavenly Headbutts

Michelle Fern welcomes best-selling author Allia Zobel Nolan, who wrote Heavenly Headbutts: Reflections of Hope about Cats and Eternity, a wonderful book after the passing of her cat that helped her with thoughtful meditation and hope. She quotes everyone from Pope Francis to CS Lewis to other thoughtful leaders. It's a book for everyone: people of all faiths and pet lovers. EPISODE NOTES: Heavenly Headbutts
6/2/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 204 Neighborhood Cats

This week Michelle Fern welcomes Bryan Kortis, the co-founder and National Programs Director of Neighborhood Cats, a leading advocacy group for feral and stray cats. The organization operates hands-on programs in New York City, Jersey City, and Maui, Hawaii, which have helped transform these areas from high-kill to cat-friendly communities. They also have national and international programs to promote the practice of trap-neuter-return (TNR), a method for managing outdoor cats through sterilization. EPISODE NOTES: Neighborhood Cats
5/5/202331 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 203 It’s National Cat Lady Day!

April 19 is National Cat Lady Day. The reputation of a cat lady has come a long way since medieval Europe when a woman’s love for cats was a cause for suspicion and even scorn. Since then, the cat lady stereotype has transformed from a negative label into a popular one that many modern cat ladies wear with pride. If you own a cat, you know that there isn't a day that goes by that you don't celebrate your animal companion! So, embrace your kitties and give your cat some catnip! Michelle Fern talks about things you can do and buy to celebrate the cats in your life on this special day! EPISODE NOTES: It’s National Cat Lady Day!
4/19/202317 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 202 Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey's Adventures in Japan

Did you ever think of traveling with your cat abroad? This week Michelle Fern chats with Carrie Carter, author of Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey's Adventures in Japan, which immerses readers in an unforgettable tour of the land of the rising sun, where they can experience the culture, cuisine and countryside through the eyes of a wanderlust-filled human and her steadfast cat companion. Author Carrie Carter has travelled to Japan 14 times, and she tapped into her real-world experiences to fill Whiskers Abroad with authenticity. Carter includes photographs of real places and travel tips to inspire other intrepid adventurers — with the added twist that Ashi, the cat, provides his own running commentary on the trip. EPISODE NOTES: Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey's Adventures in Japan
3/20/202326 minutes, 7 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 201 Balloons For Tiger

How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? This week Michelle Fern is joined by Lori Orlinsky, author of Balloons For Tiger. Balloons for Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons travel from the hands of children to their beloved cat who has passed on. This book lets children open up their hearts and imaginations for a magical journey to the farthest corners of the world, where they'll meet skydivers, astronauts, superheroes, and everything in between. As they watch the balloons voyage to the other side of the rainbow bridge, they learn to positively process their grief. A great tool for any child who has experienced the loss of a pet- or any other loved one, too. EPISODE NOTES: Balloons For Tiger
3/8/202331 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 200 Sinking Our Teeth Into National Cat Dental Health Month!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, or for us on Cattitude, National Cat Dental Health Month! This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Amber Karwacki of Heart + Paw to talk about how to keep your cat’s really sharp teeth, clean and healthy. From home dental care to annual veterinary dental exams, tune in to find out how to give you cat’s teeth the attention they deserve! EPISODE NOTES: Sinking Our Teeth Into National Cat Dental Health Month!
2/22/202324 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 199 Vetting Your Vet

Choosing the right veterinarian for your cute kitty can be a daunting task. Should you choose a large or small vet clinic? Will the veterinarian have time to give your cat the attention he or she deserves? Today Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Louis DelGuidice, National Emergency Medical Director at AmeriVet Veterinary Partners, and Dr. Brian C. Hurley, DVM, AmeriVet’s National Medical Director, to discuss this as well as the top stresses of owning a vet clinic. EPISODE NOTES: Vetting Your Vet
2/13/202329 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 198 Finding Your Perfect Kitten: How to Choose the RIGHT Breeder and NEVER Get SCAMMED

Michelle Fern welcomes Mariquita Joy, kitten breeder, and author of Finding Your Perfect Kitten: How to Choose the RIGHT Breeder and NEVER Get SCAMMED. This book will: Coach you on what to ask a potential breeder when buying a kitten, help you recognize a scam a mile away, educate you on the most popular cat breeds with photos of each, teach you tips on cat behavior and raising and training your cat, and save you thousands of dollars in potential vet bills and lost deposits on kittens. EPISODE NOTES: Finding Your Perfect Kitten: How to Choose the RIGHT Breeder and NEVER Get SCAMMED
2/8/202333 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 197 Trap, Neuter, Return

This week Michelle Fern chats with Nancy Robison, children’s author and cat rescuer, about animal rescue, TNR for cats and especially the need for more services in underserved areas, as well as the children’s books she’s written in the hopes of teaching children about compassion for animals especially cats. EPISODE NOTES: Trap, Neuter, Return
1/24/202328 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 196 Purrfectly Impurrfect Cats Living Happily Furever After

Michelle Fern is joined by Pam Johnson-Bennett, who explains how to help Purrfectly Impurrfect shelter cats live Happily Furever After, as well as Feline Generous Happily Furever After contest winners, Beverly Pack (& Elvis), and Janine Zarate (& Buddy). The ARM & HAMMER™ Feline Generous program announced the winners of its "Happily Furever After" sweepstakes and the biggest single donation the program has given away to date. Purrfectly impurrfect shelter cats are often overlooked for adoption due to age, illness, appearance, being bonded pairs or having misunderstood personalities. During the month-long campaign, more than 5,500 photos/videos of these amazing cats living "happily furever after" were submitted. EPISODE NOTES: Purrfectly Impurrfect Cats Living Happily Furever After
1/12/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 195 The Complete Book of Cat Names (That Your Cat Won't Answer to, Anyway)

Michelle Fern is joined by award-winning illustrator and New York Times best-selling author, Bob Eckstein, to talk about his latest book, The Complete Book of Cat Names (That Your Cat Won't Answer to, Anyway). Reader, beware! A cat's name will set the tone for the rest of their personal and professional life. Recent studies from dubious cat blogs have shown that 80 percent of cat owners regret the name they gave their feline friends. Here, you will find the most popular cat names (to avoid), bookstore cat names (Homer or Pip), cat names for foodies (S'more or Capers), James Bond villain cats (Golden Paws or Jinx), and many more. Tune in to find out more! EPISODE NOTES: The Complete Book of Cat Names (That Your Cat Won't Answer to, Anyway)
12/31/202231 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 194 Kitten Lady's CATivity Book

This week Michelle Fern chats cats with “The Kitten Lady”, Hannah Shaw about her new book, Kitten Lady's CATivity Book, with illustrator Megan Lynn Kott. Kitten Lady's CATivity Book is an all-ages activity book of cat-related puzzles and projects, featuring plenty of takeaways to help vulnerable cats. Whether you’re a seasoned cat owner, a first-time fosterer, or anything in between, Kitten Lady’s CATivity Book is a fun-filled keepsake to get to know, understand, and celebrate all the cats in your life. EPISODE NOTES: Kitten Lady's CATivity Book
12/16/202229 minutes, 30 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 193 Purr-fect Holiday Gifts for Your Cats

Looking for a pawsome gift idea for your furry feline friend? Join Michelle Fern as she welcomes, Damian Hall, Senior Marketing Manager for Catit to discuss great gift ideas from Catit for your cats for the holidays! From treats and toys to cat fountains and more, you’re sure to discover the purrfect gift from their cat-alog! EPISODE NOTES: Purr-fect Holiday Gifts for Your Cats
12/7/202227 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 192 The Cat in The Christmas Tree

27 New Heartwarming Holiday Stories for Cat Lovers! Michelle Fern welcomes Callie Smith Grant, editor of The Cat In The Christmas Tree: and Other True Stories of Feline Joy and Merry Mischief. Batting at ornaments, pawing at presents, and running off with ribbons—it's almost as if cats were created specifically for Christmastime. The stories in this delightful collection will have you believing just that. In these pages, you'll meet. EPISODE NOTES: The Cat in The Christmas Tree
11/23/202231 minutes, 22 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 191 Can You Communicate with Your Cat?

Curious if you can connect with your pet? What kind of Animal Communicator are you? New to animal communication? No problem, everyone starts somewhere. Today Michelle Fern welcomes animal communicator Danielle MacKinnon to discover how you can intuitively communicate with your cat! Michelle finds out why her cat, Charlotte has been acting out. You don’t want to miss this fun episode! EPISODE NOTES: Can You Communicate with Your Cat?
11/14/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 190 For The Love of Cats

Michelle Fern chats with Melissa Mezzalira, CEO of CatsEssentials, and author of For the Love of Cats: A Modern Cat Lady’s Journey Into Cat Parenthood and Entrepreneurship. This book leads cat parents on a quest to understand why we love our felines so much. What is it about the essence of these magnificent creatures that captivates us to the point that we become irrational and will do anything for them? Melissa shares her story with you and describes what she’s learned through her journey, from Italy to the USA, about caring for our furry babies in the best possible way. EPISODE NOTES: For The Love of Cats
11/7/202231 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 189 Too Cute to Spook: Expert Advice on Keeping Pets Calm This Halloween

There’s nothing cuter than dressing up with your pet for Halloween, but with noisy kids dressed in costumes repeatedly ringing the doorbell, this night can be one of the most stressful holidays for your furry friend. In fact, Halloween is the second most common holiday for pets to get lost. This week Michelle Fern chats with anthrozoologist Ashley Evenson about how to keep your pet calm during the chaos this Halloween. They discuss understanding your pets’ body language, recognizing symptoms of stress and provide valuable tips for reducing your pets’ anxiety on one of the scariest nights of the year. EPISODE NOTES: Too Cute to Spook: Expert Advice on Keeping Pets Calm This Halloween
10/25/202229 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 188 Inspire Unity - Hurricane Ian Animal Rescue Project

Inspire Unity has teamed up with Sterling Davis (Trap King), Bob Lynch (Cowboy Cat Wrangler), Michelle Fern (Pet Life Radio), Jae and Adrienne (The Two Crazy Cat Ladies), Raquel Cid (Paws & Perros Podcast), and Dr. Rachel Geller (Cat Behaviorist) to support Hurricane Ian animal rescue efforts! Join Michelle Fern as she chats cats with all of these awesome cat-vocates to help Humane Society Naples with their fund-raising efforts! EPISODE NOTES: Inspire Unity - Hurricane Ian Animal Rescue Project
10/17/202224 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 187 Cat Daddies

Man has found a new best friend: Tora, Pickles, Lucky, Zulu, Toodles, Flame and GoalKitty. These are just some of the lovable feline stars of director Mye Hoang’s debut documentary film CAT DADDIES. A heartwarming and tender portrait of a diverse group of men whose lives have been forever changed by their love of cats. This week Michelle Fern chats with Mye about her purrfectly pawsome film! EPISODE NOTES: Cat Daddies
10/6/202238 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 186 Soul Cats – How Feline Friends Teach Us To Live From The Heart

This week Michelle Fern chats cats with Tamara Schenk, Author of Soul Cats, an Amazon #1 Best Seller. In this book, Tamara shares the story of her rescued, adopted senior cats, Max, Flix, and Howy, and how they transformed her life from being an analyst to becoming a trauma-clearing master healer and trainer. EPISODE NOTES: Soul Cats – How Feline Friends Teach Us To Live From The Heart
9/14/202234 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 185 Yippie Ki-Yay! It’s The Cowboy Cat Ranch!

This week Michelle Fern chats with Sebastiaan Bol, owner of the Cowboy Cat Ranch in Texas, where they do (cat-friendly) research on cat-attracting plants and just published a new paper with lots of interesting results, for both the general public and scientists. EPISODE NOTES: Yippie Ki-Yay! It’s The Cowboy Cat Ranch!
9/1/202226 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 184 Cate Conte's Newest Cat Café Mystery: Gone But Not Furgotten

In Gone But Not Furgotten, the next entry in Cate Conte’s beloved Cat Café Mystery Series, feline expert and series protagonist Maddie James takes readers out of the comfort of her cozy café and into the nitty gritty of animal rescue. This week Michelle Fern chats with Cate about her newest Cat Café book, her past and present cats and what’s coming up next! EPISODE NOTES: Cate Conte's Newest Cat Café Mystery: Gone But Not Furgotten
8/19/202219 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 183 Teaching Tips With Treat Training

Michelle Fern is joined by Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist Molly DeVoss about turning shelter cats from scared and shut down to adoptable as well as how to train your own kitties using Vitakraft Lick ‘n Lap cat treats. Cat treats are not only a great healthy addition to cats’ diets, adding in nutrients, but are also a wonderful training and bonding tool. A happy, well behaved, and healthy cat means a happy and healthy family. Also, when cats are loved and well trained, the chances of them ending up in the street or shelter are much lower. Too many cats are left uncared for and thus cats have the highest euthanasia rate. EPISODE NOTES: Teaching Tips With Treat Training
8/3/202234 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 182 Cat Attack - Watch Your Back

Just in time for International Cat Day (August 8), The Future Brigade, a new kids musical sensation, will release their sophomore single, “CAT ATTACK (Watch Your Back!)" Created by Award-Winning Musician Wes Charlton, the song is written for kids, teens, and adults with 3 goals in mind: to make listeners smile, laugh, and dance to a rallying cry for cat lovers! This week Michelle Fern chats with Wes about his cat, his music and his family life. EPISODE NOTES: Cat Attack - Watch Your Back
7/19/202225 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 181 EverAfter - Art From Life

Celebrate your cat’s life by creating one-of-a-kind artwork based on their unique molecular make-up. Michelle Fern is joined by Ryan Norman, co-founder of EverAfter Art. At EverAfter, they've created the Essence of Life Process™, an innovative technique to create a unique, a true one of one, abstract art piece that ignites imagination and memories of your departed pet, soothing a troubled and bereaving soul. They create the art by imaging the microscopic crystals from the essential chemistry contained in your pet’s ash. The resulting natural abstract patterns, shapes, and often-vivid colors inspire imagination, bringing happy memories to mind. What you see is the actual unique crystal formation, not something created by computer programs or imaging software. Each piece is unique to each individual pet’s life. EPISODE NOTES: EverAfter - Art From Life
7/14/202229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 180 Pet That Cat!

Twelve-year-old Nigel Kidd loves cats—just as much as his big brother, Gideon Kidd of the viral Twitter account I’ve Pet That Dog, loves dogs! In 2020, Nigel created the popular I’ve Pet That Cat Instagram and Twitter accounts, where he shares heartwarming stories and adorable photos of people’s best feline friends. This week, Michelle Fern chats with Nigel and his mom, Rachel Braunigan, who have teamed up on Pet That Cat! A Handbook for Making Feline Friends, a fun and informative handbook all about cats. EPISODE NOTES: Pet That Cat!!
7/5/202223 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 179 Soft Kitty... Warm Kitty... HOT Kitty!

With summer upon us it's important to keep our cool cats, well... cool! Michelle Fern talks about what our cats experience in the hot summer weather and ways to keep them from overheating, both indoor and outdoor cats! EPISODE NOTES: Soft Kitty... Warm Kitty... HOT Kitty!
6/27/202217 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 178 Doobert - Helping You Help Animals

This week Michelle Fern welcomes Chris Roy, founder and president of Doobert. Doobert.com is an online software platform custom-built for animal rescuers. It’s like a combination of Match.com specifically for animal shelters and rescues to find new partners, and then a volunteer Uber for getting the animals where they need to go. But it’s also the ONLY foster home management solution out there and the ONLY solution that allows you to get videos back easily. EPISODE NOTES: Doobert - Helping You Help Animals
6/20/202235 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 177 Why Does My Cat Do That?

What's up with my cat? You're probably wondering why they're doing what they're doing. Michelle Fern talks about a-mew-sing behaviors our feline friends use to communicate with us. While some behavioral traits are universal amongst cats, every cat is different. Each cat has their own purr-sonality, and way of doing things, and cat parents need to learn to speak their cat’s language — meowing, nudging, and scratching are all common behaviors that have any number of meanings. EPISODE NOTES: Why Does My Cat Do That?
6/13/202230 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 176 Be A Pawster Foster!

What would happen to your pet if you went to the hospital unexpectedly? If you lost your housing? If you left a domestic violence situation? Pet owners in at-risk situations often find they have no choice but to surrender their beloved pet to a local shelter.. But Pawster Nashville, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2020, is working to reduce that number. Pawster Nashville provides a service called Crisis Foster Care: When a pet owner is in crisis, Pawster Nashville places their cat or dog in a foster home, until the owner is back on their feet and ready to be reunited. Crisis Foster Care keeps pets out of shelters, and it keeps families together. This week Michelle Fern talks to Gabe Horton, President of Pawster Nashville. EPISODE NOTES: Be A Pawster Foster!
6/7/202226 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 175 Mental Health Awareness Month: How Living With A Cat Can Impact Your Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, and cats make a positive impact on our mental health. Cats have been proven to help with anxiety and stress and provide a sense of companionship and support, Becoming a cat parent creates a new purpose to be responsible for the well-being of someone else. Cats help with adding structure to your day. Having a set schedule for your cats like meal times, helps make one feel organized and focused, giving a sense of achievement, and so much more. Michelle Fern welcomes back Dr. Julie Sanders from Heart + Paw to talk about the benefits cats have on our mental as well as physical health! This is one episode you won't want to miss. EPISODE NOTES: Mental Health Awareness Month: How Living With A Cat Can Impact Your Mental Health
5/31/202237 minutes, 1 second
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Cattitude - Episode 174 Where Is All The Cat Food?

Have you recently gone into your local supermarket to buy your cats food only to discover the shelves are bare? So you order online, and everything is sold out! What's going on? This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dana Brooks, CEO and President of The Pet Food Institute to talk about why this is happening and some alternatives for feeding your cats and keeping them healthy. EPISODE NOTES: Where Is All The Cat Food?
5/23/202227 minutes, 22 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 173 How To Keep Your Feline Fit!

There are so many great ways to keep our kitties from become fat cats. Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Julie Sanders from Heart + Paw to talk about how to step up your petsercise game and improve overall health of your cats. Join us to learn fun ways to keep your cats entertained and at a purr-fect weight! EPISODE NOTES: How To Keep Your Feline Fit!
5/16/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 172 Frame Your Feline!

Hey, would you like your cat to become living art? Sounds cool, right? After all, cats are magnificent creatures. They are works of art. So what better way to marvel at their beauty then to have them framed on your wall? This week Michelle Fern chats cats with Brian Vermeire and Kristina Hughes, stand-up comics, actors, and creators of Frame Your Feline! Tune in for a fun time and find out all about this fun way to turn your actual cat into a masterpiece! EPISODE NOTES: Frame Your Feline!
5/10/202237 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 171 Discovering Cool Cat Products At Global Pet Expo

Michelle Fern is joined by Cheryl Kaye, host of Unleashed on Pet Life Radio to talk about what they saw at this year's Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida. Cheryl talks about what her experience was like as a first time attendee. They cover a lot of the interesting cat products they discovered as they navigated the miles of exhibit booths on the trade show floor! EPISODE NOTES: Discovering Cool Cat Products At Global Pet Expo
5/2/202224 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 170 Quirky Cat Facts

Okay, a giraffe, a camel and a cat walk into a bar. What do they have in common? Want to find out? This week Michelle Fern chats about quirky cat facts that are strange... but true! Tune in! EPISODE NOTES: Quirky Cat Facts!
4/22/202219 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 169 For Julie Kelley - Greece Is The Word!

Julie Kelley owns a construction company in New York City called Aerial Design and Build. Her company does renovations to homes and businesses of A-List celebrities. But what makes her unique is that she also runs a nonprofit cat rescue in Greece called Let’s Be S.M.A.R.T., which stands for Successfully Managing Animal Rights Today. Julie opened a shelter in Greece to help take care of the thousands of stray cats roaming the streets of that country. She rescues stray felines that are sick and gets them spayed and neutered to try to reduce pet overpopulation. Stray animals in Greece often lead a difficult life, as they are often poisoned, abused, tortured and hungry. Join Michelle Fern as she cats with Julie about rescuing cats in Greece. EPISODE NOTES: For Julie Kelley - Greece Is The Word!
3/28/202239 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 168 It's March Meowdness!

This week Michelle Fern welcomes back Harris Baker from Catfluence to talk about the 2022 Catfluence March Meowdness Tournament! The way it works is for each round Harris will share the matchups as polls to the @Catfluence IG story. Followers and fans will vote on which account they want to win, and after 24 hours the account with more votes will advance to the next round. There will not be a play-in game, but otherwise, everything will follow the real-life men’s college basketball tournament timeline. And there will be PRIZES for the Final Four. Tune in to find out more! EPISODE NOTES: It's March Meowdness!
3/12/202224 minutes, 45 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 167 Health Tips For Our Senior Catizens - Making Their 9 Lives Count

According to the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, cats are living longer lives because of advanced focus on health, nutrition and fitness. Cats are considered to be geriatric around 15 years old, but today more and more cats are living into their late teens and early 20s. Similar to humans and our canine companions, aging presents some health challenges including sarcopenia, age-related muscle loss, which can affect a cat’s mobility, activity and overall quality of life. This week Michelle Fern is joined by nationally respected veterinarian, Dr. Albert Ahn to discuss essential tips for caring for your aging cat. EPISODE NOTES: Health Tips For Our Senior Catizens - Making Their 9 Lives Count
2/28/202235 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 166 Cat's First Baby

Cats are curious animals—and when Mom and Dad bring home a cute, loud, and sometimes smelly creature, Cat wonders who this tiny stranger could be. In Cat’s First Baby, author and illustrator Natalie Nelson captures the wonder and humor of welcoming a new member to the family through a cat’s eyes, which offers a gentle, formative lesson sure to resonate with kids and parents alike. Join us as Michelle Fern welcomes Natalie to Cattitude and learn all about this colorful mixed media hybrid of collage, cut paper, and digital magic that comes across beautifully in this sweet board book. EPISODE NOTES: Cat's First Baby
2/13/202227 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 165 Saving The Planet, One Litter Box At A Time

Michelle Fern welcomes Pedro Bastos, CEO of Petfive, makers of Sustainably Yours cat litter. Endorsed by Jackson Galaxy, Sustainably Yours is a litter that not only eliminates odors and is easy to clean, but is better for the planet, environmentally responsible and also performed better than ordinary natural cat litters. This litter is whiter than other plant-based brands. Which makes it easy to keep the litter box tidy and spot differences in your cat’s urine. EPISODE NOTES: Saving The Planet, One Litter Box At A Time
2/8/202221 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 164 Feline Generous Program Honors the Most Deserving Unsung Heroes

Out of nearly 4,500 nominations, cat experts select 3 Unsung Heroes that represent thousands of staff and volunteers at cat shelters across the country who go above and beyond to care for purrfectly impurrfect cats. Winners include AdvoCAT of the Year: Kris Kaiser at Bitty Kitty Brigade in Maple Grove, MN, Compassion Award: Erin Insinga at Delaware Valley Humane Society in Sidney, NY and Creativity Award: Ashley Mazrin at Cats League & Assistance of the Western Slope in Grand Junction, CO. Join us as Michelle Fern chats with all 3 of these ladies about the pawsome work they do for cats! EPISODE NOTES: Feline Generous Program Honors the Most Deserving Unsung Heroes!
1/25/202238 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 163 Cattitude - Live from VMX!

Michelle Fern reports live from the VMX conference in Orlando, FL. Michelle chats with Dr. Dana Varble, as well as Dr. Jeff Werber, host of Ask the Vets with Dr. Jeff on Pet LIfe Radio. Created by NAVC. the North American Veterinary Community, VMX is the world's largest veterinary education conference. Pet Life Radio also won a gold VETTY award for excellence in Digital Audio/Radio, which was presented at VMX. EPISODE NOTES: Cattitude - Live from VMX!!
1/19/202227 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 162 Cat Chat with Cheryl Kaye from Unleashed

Michelle Fern welcomes Cheryl Kaye, host of Unleashed on Pet Life Radio to talk about all things feline! Also covered is the "Betty White Challenge" which takes place on Betty's birthday, January 17th. EPISODE NOTES: Happy ‘Mew’ Year!
1/13/202230 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 161 Happy ‘Mew’ Year!

What New Year resolutions do you have for your cats for this coming year? What resolutions do your cats have for you? Michelle Fern discusses New Year resolutions for you and your cat! EPISODE NOTES: Happy ‘Mew’ Year!
1/12/202224 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 160 Who's Who In The Vet's Office?

You've been to the vet's office many times with your cats. You know what your vet does, but who are all those other people who work there, and what exactly do they do? Michelle Fern welcomes back Dr. Dana Varble to break down all the jobs and discuss each person's responsibilities in the veterinary office. EPISODE NOTES: Who's Who In The Vet's Office?
1/4/202224 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 159 Holiday Hazards Lurking in Your Home And How To Keep Your Cat Safe!

The holidays are a time for fun, friends and family, but the last place you want to spend it is at the emergency vet because your cat got into something they shouldn’t. This week Michelle Fern is joined by Dr. Justine Lee, board certified critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist, and host of ER Vet on Pet Life Radio to discuss how to keep you cats safe during the holidays! You won’t want to miss this important episode! EPISODE NOTES: Holiday Hazards Lurking in Your Home And How To Keep Your Cat Safe!
12/19/202123 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 158 The Time For Cats Is Dawning

Cats are finally coming into their own! The human-cat bond made impressive progress as more people together with their cats longer finally came to know and appreciate them. This week Michelle Fern is joined by Dan Reinhold, cat copywriter and founder of the Cat Business Professionals networking group on LinkedIn, along with cat behaviorist, Dr. Rachel Geller to talk about all things cats! EPISODE NOTES: The Time For Cats Is Dawning
12/12/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 157 Your Cat Won't Do That!

What do people do right with their cats, and what they do wrong? Find out as Michelle Fern welcomes Stephen Taylor, professional cat sitter and author of the book, Your Cat Won't Do That!: Observations and Advice for Cat Companions from a Longtime Cat-Sitter. Stephen offers guidance on best practices for leaving your cat with a sitter, as well as words of wisdom on a number of standard cat care topics. EPISODE NOTES: Your Cat Won't Do That!
12/7/202130 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cattitude - Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to Be An Earthling

Introducing Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to be an Earthling, the intergalactic musical podcast that brings conservation into the conversation for kids and their grown-ups. From the creators of the #1 Kids and Family podcast, Wow in the World, in collaboration with Grammy-nominated,The Pop Ups, each audio animated, humor-filled episode inspires a sense of environmental stewardship, both for the Earth and all of its animal earthlings. Visit flipandmozi.com for more!
11/16/20213 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 156 Feline Furniture For A Famous Friend

This week Michelle Fern chats cats with Los Angeles based YouTuber, feline enthusiast, artist, comedian, and amateur woodworker, Daralyn Kelleher about her humorous DIY woodworking YouTube series. She has also spent the most part of 2021 working on specifically unique pieces of cat furniture, one in particular for a famous celebrity cat lover. Tune in! EPISODE NOTES: Feline Furniture For A Famous Friend
11/15/202123 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 155 Inspire Unity

This week Michelle Fern is joined by Jason Gibson and Noah Olejnik, founders of Inspire Unity. They created Inspire Unity to bring people together through our common likenesses all while creating a fun and unique way of giving back to great organizations that make the world go round! Their first projected is directed toward cats and cat people all around the world. Each "project" is a mosaic collage, which is thousands of small photos coming together to create a larger picture to benefit Fur Angels Rescue Shelter. EPISODE NOTES: Inspire Unity
11/8/202126 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 154 How To Make Every Day National Cat Day For Your Cat

Michelle Fern welcomes back cat behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett to honor National Cat Day by talking about ways to make every day for your cat happy! They also chat about the ARM & HAMMER™ Feline Generous Program which Launched the “Unsung Heroes” Awards to celebrate staff and volunteers at cat welfare organizations and a chance for shelters to win $30,000. Tune in for this paw-some information and find out how you can enter the Unsung Heroes Awards contest! EPISODE NOTES: How To Make Every Day National Cat Day For Your Cat
11/1/202131 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 153 Wet That Whisker!

This week Michelle Fern talks to Damian Hall, Senior Marketing Manager for Catit about keeping your cats hydrated, and cool products for doing that. Cats need access to clean water to stay healthy, as proper hydration can help prevent urinary tract diseases. Tune in to hear about all the cool Catit cat fountains! EPISODE NOTES: Wet That Whisker!
10/25/202130 minutes, 1 second
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Cattitude - Welcome to Melon’s House Party!

Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as they can figure out a way to do it together. As Melon learns about herself and the world around her, she shows us how to appreciate the little things in life and the importance of friendship and family. This is just a preview of Melon’s House Party but you can listen to the rest of the episode now at https://wondery.com/shows/melons-house-party/
10/21/20215 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 152 19 Cats.... And Counting!

This week Michelle Fern chats cats with Rita Reimers and Linda Hall, the hosts of Pet Life Radio's 19 Cats And Counting podcast about what it's really like to have a multi multi multi cat household! How much does it cost to feed them? How many litter boxes do you need? Can you ever go on a vacation? Tune in for answers to these and many more cat questions! EPISODE NOTES: 19 Cats.... And Counting!
10/13/202145 minutes, 43 seconds
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Cattitude - Introducing... Who, When, Wow!

Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow
10/8/20217 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 151 Me & Groucho: Tiptoeing Together Through Hollywood's Litter Box

This week MIchelle Fern chats cats with Mike Walker, retired television writer (Norman Lear, Bud Yorkin, Maude, All That Glitters, Harrison & Tyler Show), film writer, newspaper and magazine writer, about his book, Me & Groucho: Tiptoeing Together Through Hollywood's Litter Box. Groucho and Mike met on Christmas Day 1976 and helped each other through some very tumultuous times in Hollywood, while living in a 4 X 4 garage apartment until success in TV writing. EPISODE NOTES: Me & Groucho: Tiptoeing Together Through Hollywood's Litter Box
10/7/202124 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 150 Create A Custom Cat Canvas!

Michelle Fern welcomes Nicole McKay, artist and creator of AugiDog Art. Everyone loves their cats like they are family, because in reality, they are. What more of a better way to show our love for our cats than to have a custom AugiDog canvas to hang in our home, or office of our furry best friends. AugiDog Art allows your cat to live on forever, with a one-of-a-kind custom canvas that is just as unique, and special as they are. EPISODE NOTES: Create A Custom Cat Canvas!
9/23/202121 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 149 Lost Cat? It’s Doug To The Rescue!

Nothing is easy in the aftermath of a natural disaster. There’s often no power, no cell phones and few public services. People are displaced, often separated from their loved ones with no easy way to make contact. When resources are scarce and too many people are in need, what happens to the animals, both wild and domestic, that are stranded or left behind? That’s where drone pilot Doug Thron comes in. This week Michelle Fern chats with Doug Thron, the star of the new heart-warming, animal rescue docuseries called Doug To The Rescue. EPISODE NOTES: Lost Cat? It’s Doug To The Rescue!
9/1/202125 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 148 Black Cats Matter

Have you ever feared a black cat crossing your path? This is from ancient superstitions where people thought this meant bad luck. So, to try and dispel these myths about black cats, National Black Cat Appreciation Day was created & celebrated on August 17. There is also National Black Cat Day, which is October 27th, and celebrates the beauty of these fantastic felines, and to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats. To talk about these two black cat holidays, and how awesome black cats really are, this week Michelle Fern welcomes, cat behaviorists, and hosts of 19 Cats and Counting on Pet Life Radio, Rita Reimers and Linda Hall, along with America’s favorite cat expert and author, Pam Johnson-Bennett. Tune in to this Meow-valous episode! EPISODE NOTES: Black Cats Matter
8/16/202127 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 147 How Is Your Feline Feeling? Tably Knows!

As we well know, cats are hard to read sometimes. Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they feeling under the weather? The Tably app is here to help! This week Michelle Fern talks to Sajna Massey from Sylvester.ai, the creators of the Tably app for cats! Enjoy less guessing and more healthy years together with Tably. It takes the worry out of cat care thanks to their AI-based Remote Patient Monitoring. Tably actively monitors your cat’s health, painlessly and remotely. EPISODE NOTES: How Is Your Feline Feeling? Tably Knows!
8/10/202123 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 146 An Animated Cat Chat with Yeardley Smith - The Iconic Voice of Lisa Simpson!

¡Ay, caramba!! This week Michelle Fern has a super fun conversation with Emmy Award-winning actress Yeardley Smith about her cool cats, Zipper and Petunia, as well as her 30+ year career with The Simpsons, true crime podcast Small Town Dicks and cooking show Oil & Water. How successful was she training her cats to walk on a leash, use a human bathroom and exercise in the cat gym she built for them? Tune in to find out! . EPISODE NOTES: An Animated Cat Chat with Yeardley Smith - The Iconic Voice of Lisa Simpson!
7/29/202133 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 145 Why Cats Are A**holes... But In A Good Way!

Michelle Fern welcomes, stand-up comic and author Liz Miele. As the daughter of two veterinarians, Liz pulls from the knowledge she has gleaned off of them as well as her experiences as servant to her own cat Pasta to cover cat behavior from all angles, and it’s all just as insightful as it is funny. From cat history all the way back to ancient Egypt to exploring the cat psyche to try and understand why they do the things they do, “Why Cats Are A**holes” is your ultimate and very fun guide to better understanding your pet’s behavior and how we, as their loyal servants, can deal with a furry roommate who always seems to be plotting disruption. Maybe even murder. EPISODE NOTES: Why Cats Are A**holes... But In A Good Way!
7/21/202127 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 144 Cat People Pounces Onto Netflix July 7th!

Michelle Fern chats cats with Glen Zipper, Executive Producer of the new docuseries, Cat People, premiering on Netflix July 7th! Cat People explores our fascinating relationship with cats through the lens of some of the most remarkable and surprising "cat people" in the world. The series is a companion to the Netflix series, Dogs, which returns to explore the powerful bond between humanity and dogs in four new intimate, heartwarming episodes. EPISODE NOTES: Cat People Pounces Onto Netflix July 7th!
7/1/202124 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 143 Senior Tails

In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month this month, the ASPCA® and ARM & HAMMER™ Feline Generous kicked off a giveaway celebrating senior shelter cats and all the reasons why they are purrfect catpanions and 100% lovable! Join Michelle Fern with this week's guests, certified cat behavior consultant, Pam Johnson-Bennett, and the ASPCA's Strategic Cause Partnership director, Rebecca Frommer to learn more about their Senior Tails contest as well as general advice on why senior shelter cats make wonderful pets, and tips to transition them home successfully! EPISODE NOTES: Senior Tails
6/22/202122 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 142 Boss Cat

This week Michelle Fern chats with Basel Nassar, founder of Boss Cat Brand about gut health, nutrition and Boss Cat® Brand Freeze Dried Raw Diet. Boss Cat® Brand Freeze Dried Raw Diet is an easy way to provide your pet optimal nutrition with the added benefits of probiotics. Offering certain raw food products provides pets the foundation for a diet that resembles one akin to their diet in the wild. Boss Cat® Brand Freeze Dried Raw Diet is easy to serve as a complete meal, or can be used as a snack, topper or mixer with your pet’s other foods. EPISODE NOTES: Boss Cat
6/12/202124 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 141 Diabetes Is On The Rise Among Cats

Diabetes is rising faster in pets than in humans, with more than half a million cats and dogs diagnosed with diabetes each year. This week Dr. Dana Varble, NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer, joins Michelle Fern and offers information for pet parents and veterinarians to recognize the most common signs of diabetes and treatment options. EPISODE NOTES: Diabetes Is On The Rise Among Cats
5/27/202124 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 140 The Catmaste Chronicles

This week Michelle Fern travels across the pond again to the U.K. to visit with Michelle Adams, founder of Chatty Cats Care cat sitting service in London, and host of The Catmaste Chronicles Podcast. The Catmaste Chronicles is about well-being and how our beloved pets have contributed to our mental and physical wellness. EPISODE NOTES: The Catmaste Chronicles
5/11/202135 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 139 Cats Without Coats

Today's show is all about the exotic Sphynx Cat! This week Michelle Fern chats with AJ and Sarah from @thisisrosiekitty on Instagram about their adorable sphynx cats - Rosie, Poppy, Ollie & Figgy! They discuss that although the Sphynx cat has an unusual appearance, Sphynx cats are loving, silly, smart, kind and have purr-sonality! Tune in to hear what life is like with these cats without coats! EPISODE NOTES: Cats Without Coats!
4/30/202134 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 138 Community Cats with Cattitude!

This week Michelle Fern, chats cats with Stacy LeBaron, Headcat, Founder at Community Cats Podcast, which provides education, information, and dialogue that will create a supportive environment, empowering people to help cats in their community. They offer a podcast, an informative blog, a grant and mentoring program, online conferences, and networking and sharing opportunities, as well as participate in cat-related events, and consulting and visioning workshops for organizations. EPISODE NOTES: Community Cats with Cattitude!
4/6/202138 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 137 How To Prepare for a Cat-astrophe

This week Michelle Fern is joined by Monica Stevens, Co-Founder of Jameson Humane. Jameson Humane seeks to find permanent and loving environments for animals in need, helping save animals from euthanasia, sickness, and abuse. They also discuss how to prepare for your cats should disaster strike, whether it be a fire, earthquake, hurricane, flood or any type of emergency situation. EPISODE NOTES: How To Prepare for a Cat-astrophe
3/20/202126 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 136 The Aromatic Cat: How to Use Herbs, Hydrosols And Essential Oils For Your Cats' Wellbeing

Michelle Fern chats cats with Julie-Anne Thorne, holistic cat behaviorist, and author of the book, The Aromatic Cat: How to Use Herbs, Hydrosols And Essential Oils For Your Cats' Wellbeing. Behavior modification is such a crucial factor in supporting our beloved felines. Julie-Anne doesn’t just stop the problem behavior by suggesting changes to the cat’s environment she will also help your cat find better ways to cope. This could be using botanical remedies such as a herb garden to support their emotional state or it could be suggesting extra, cat specific, playtime. It really depends on each individual cat and their circumstance. EPISODE NOTES: The Aromatic Cat: How to Use Herbs, Hydrosols And Essential Oils For Your Cats' Wellbeing
3/9/202133 minutes, 30 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 135 Those Comical Cats!

This week Michelle Fern introduces the Cat Cafe segment of Cattitude with special guest, Arden Moore, host of Oh Behave on Pet Life Radio. Ever wonder why your cats do the crazy comical things they do? Tune in to this fun episode and find out why, along with some corny catty jokes and a lot more! EPISODE NOTES: Those Comical Cats!
2/11/202140 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 134 Cats And Anemia

This week Michelle Fern welcomes back Dr. Jeff Werber, host of Ask the Vets with Dr. Jeff on Pet Life Radio, to answer a listener question about anemia in cats. They also talk about the cost of veterinary medications verses similar human medications. A very informative show, so tune in! EPISODE NOTES: Cats And Anemia!
1/21/202132 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 133 Let's Talk About Cats!

Michelle Fern welcomes back holistic cat groomer and author Anita Kelsey to talk about her latest book, Let's Talk About Cats.: Conversations On Feline Behaviour. Let’s Talk About Cats: Conversations on Feline Behaviour features 16 unique in-depth conversations with devoted feline experts, each chapter answering a question about our cats. An abundance of catty conversation points with many useful takeaways for cat owners to improve their own every-day connection with their cats. This book, the first of its kind, presents the combined wisdom of experts from all over the world on the psychology, behaviour, diet and training of cats, in a relaxed and conversational style.Contributors include Jackson Galaxy, star of My Cat From Hell and composer David Teie,whose ground-breaking album, Music for Cats, was released by the Universal Music Group.Each illuminating chapter exudes a love for cats and a wealth of fascinating insights. EPISODE NOTES: Let's Talk About Cats!
1/13/202134 minutes, 1 second
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Cattitude - Episode 132 Tiny Little Furball Kitten Steals Readers’ Hearts in Delightful New Children's Book

This week Michelle Fern chats with children's songwriter and author Devon Michael Sangiovanni who recently published his heartwarming children's book, He Loves Me! He Truly Loves Me! The Story of Mupsie and Me and How We Came to Be! Beautifully illustrated with hand-painted watercolors, “He Loves Me! He Truly Loves Me!” follows a tiny, little, furball kitten with big, beautiful, blue eyes and a heart to match as he waits anxiously to meet the lucky human who will get to share all the love he has to give. As he waits and waits, Mupsie learns that sometimes finding a forever home doesn’t happen so easily. Mupsie’s story showcases how important the presence of love is for all children and how wonderful it is when that love is shared. A book inspired by the author's very own Mupsie, this enchanting story will certainly charm and amuse all who decide to join him on his quest to love and be loved. EPISODE NOTES: Tiny Little Furball Kitten Steals Readers’ Hearts in Delightful New Children's Book
12/30/202026 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 131 Preventing Cat-astrophes During the Holidays

What household items are toxic to your cats? Are you bringing holiday items into your home that can send your kitties to the emergency room? This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist, as well as the host of our popular Pet Life Radio show, ER Vet. Michelle and Justine discuss possible holiday dangers to your cat and how to prevent them! EPISODE NOTES: Preventing Cat-astrophes During the Holidays
12/19/202030 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 130 I'm Allergic To My Cat!

What happens when you love cats, but you're allergic to them? Can you still have them as pets? This week Michelle Fern chats cats with Dr. Kathryn Primm, veterinarian and host of Nine Lives with Dr. Kat on Pet Life Radio. They discuss causes and solutions for people with cat allergies. EPISODE NOTES: I'm Allergic To My Cat!
12/1/202021 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 129 Diagnosing Feline Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, for both people and their pets! Michelle Fern, welcomes Dr. Nicole E. Sinclair-Torre, Associate Director for Merck Animal Health Veterinary Professional Services, to discuss feline diabetes... what to look for and how to prevent and treat it. Tune in to this informative episode! EPISODE NOTES: Diagnosing Feline Diabetes!
11/13/202020 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 128 A Dating App to Find the Purrfect (Cat) Purrson!

Michelle Fern welcomes Nathan Kehn (@NathanTheCatLady) and Sterling “TrapKing” Davis (@The_Original_TrapKing) to talk about Tabby - The Cat Person's Dating app. Cat lovers can date their tail off, share photos, and meet a unique cat-lover. The cat mom and cat dads are all "fur it" because they’re ready to find love of the human kind without reproach. EPISODE NOTES: A Dating App to Find the Purrfect (Cat) Purrson!
11/2/202029 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 127 Purrfectly Impurrfect on National Cat Day

It's National Cat Day! To celebrate, Michelle Fern welcomes back Pam Johnson-Bennett, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, to talk about the “Purrfectly Impurrfect” campaign on FelineGenerous.com to help all cats find furever loving homes. Between now and November 30, 2020, cat welfare organizations and cat lovers are invited to nominate any shelter cat(s) who are being overlooked by submitting a photo or video and a brief description of why their feline is “purrfectly impurrfect” and 100% lovable. In addition to raising national awareness for these cats, the first 100 shelters who make a nomination will receive $100 worth of ARM & HAMMER™ cat litter. EPISODE NOTES: Purrfectly Impurrfect on National Cat Day
10/29/202024 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 126 Cat Chat with Dr. Jeff

Michelle Fern chats with Dr. Jeff Werber, Emmy award-winning veterinarian, and host of Ask the Vets with Dr. Jeff on Pet Life Radio about important and interesting things you need to know about your cat! Listen to this fun and informative episode! EPISODE NOTES: Cat Chat with Dr. Jeff
10/16/202036 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 125 Should I Take My Cat to the Vet During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

With a dramatic increase in cat fostering and adoption during this pandemic, it’s important to know how we can best take care of our feline family members, which begins with routine vet checkups and not just when your cat falls ill. According to a survey, nearly 40% of people strongly agree they couldn’t have made it through their quarantine without their pet, yet only half of cat owners regularly schedule visits to the vet. This week Michelle Fern chats with Dr. Natalie Marks about how cat parents can best take care of their cats during the pandemic. EPISODE NOTES: Should I Take My Cat to the Vet During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
10/9/202028 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 124 When Your Feline’s Feeling Pain - How to Recognize and Treat Pain in Cats

More than 45 million household pets suffer from chronic or acute pain. With Americans spending more time at home with their pets than ever before, Dr. Dana Varble, Chief Veterinary Officer of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) joins Michelle Fern this week and offers tips and advice for pet owners and veterinarians to recognize and treat pain in pets. EPISODE NOTES: When Your Feline’s Feeling Pain - How to Recognize and Treat Pain in Cats
10/2/202027 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 123 Sassee Walker - The Cat Rescuer

This week Michelle Fern has the pleasure of chatting with 'badass" TNR cat rescuer, Sassee Walker, who is featured in the Hulu and Amazon documentary, The Cat Rescuers. Latonya “Sassee” Walker has been caring for feral cats in Canarsie, Brooklyn for more than a decade. EPISODE NOTES: Sassee Walker - The Cat Rescuer
9/21/202039 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 122 Jackson Galaxy's Cat Camp - Fun for the Whole Feline Family!

He's back!! Michelle Fern welcomes back The Cat Daddy, Jackson Galaxy to Cattitude to talk about this year's Cat Camp. Jackson Galaxy's Cat Camp is typically a weekend-long adventure all about exploring and celebrating a love for cats. In an effort to stay connected with animal lovers around the world, the Cat Camp team is going virtual and will host an online event on September 26 at CatCamp.com for FREE. The event will feature discussions with popular animal advocates, interactive workshops (such as building cat toys, painting with a cat portrait artist, and editing photos of cats), exclusive prizes and more! Tune in to find out more! EPISODE NOTES: Jackson Galaxy's Cat Camp - Fun for the Whole Feline Family!
9/11/202022 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 121 Cats – Secretive Seniors

Michelle Fern welcomes back Cheryl Kaye, the host of "Unleashed" on Pet Life Radio to talk about how to detect signs that your cat is aging and what you can do about it. EPISODE NOTES: Cats – Secretive Seniors
9/4/202032 minutes, 22 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 120 Heroic, Helpful and Caring Cats... Felines Who Make A Difference

There are a little over 200 therapy cats in the United States compared to some 10,000 dogs- yet they work just as many miracles as their canine counterparts. This week Michelle Fern welcomes Anne Beall, PhD, author of Heroic, Helpful, and Caring Cats: Felines who Make a Difference. They talk about just why therapy cats are just as good at making a difference in patients’ lives as their more popular pals, therapy dogs -- if not better! Tune in! EPISODE NOTES: Heroic, Helpful and Caring Cats... Felines Who Make A Difference
8/28/202024 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 119 CAT vs. CAT

America’s favorite cat expert Pam Johnson-Bennett is back with new tips & tricks in her book, CAT VS. CAT: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat. Michelle Fern cat chats with Pam about managing a multi-cat household, including how to interpret cat behaviors, how to recognize the specialized communication cats use to establish relationships and hierarchies, what is the best way to introduce two cats, and much more! EPISODE NOTES: CAT vs. CAT
8/21/202032 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 118 PETA Warns of Cat Overpopulation Crisis and Offers Solutions

Most people love their dogs, yet it is estimated that more than 6 million cats and dogs enter U.S. shelters every year. That staggering statistic isn’t likely to change until we stop these animals from producing more litters than there are home to go around, when other, equally wonderful cats are already here, in shelters, hoping someone will take them home. Lisa Lange, senior vice president of communications for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will discuss the importance of addressing the pressing overpopulation crisis and share what steps can be taken to improve the quality of life for the animals who improve ours. EPISODE NOTES: PETA Warns of Cat Overpopulation Crisis and Offers Solutions
7/22/202020 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 117 Cat Chat with Dr. Marty & Mikkel

In a first for Pet Life Radio, Michelle Fern welcomes America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker together with his daughter, lead animal trainer for Fear Free Pets, Mikkel Becker in a fun and informative episode! Get great info on how to reduce stress in your pets, the Beckers’ favorite pawsome pet products, if Dr. Marty remembers how old Mikkel is and why he is calling the Elder Abuse hotline! Tune in! EPISODE NOTES: Cat Chat with Dr. Marty & Mikkel
7/13/202047 minutes, 22 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 116 Tiff Talks Cats

This week Michelle Fern gets catty with Tiffanie McCullough, a veterinary professional using education, and advocacy to promote feline nutrition and health. Topics include a whole furball of information including feeding your cat, clipping your cat's nails, kittens, cat safety and more! EPISODE NOTES: Tiff Talks Cats
7/7/202028 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 115 Cattitude Mewsroom

This week Michelle Fern hosts another Mewsroom featuring topics about Covid-19, plus tips and tricks for keeping your cats happy and healthy! EPISODE NOTES: Cattitude Mewsroom
6/11/202022 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 114 LA Man to Marry His Cat May 23 to Support Best Friends Animal Society NKLA

It was love at first sight when Santa Monica resident Scott Perry met OLIVIA LE CHAT at Best Friends Animal Society in July 2015. Fast forward to 2020, and after five years together (and 2+ months in self-isolation), Perry decided to take the relationship to the next level by proposing to Olivia one morning on the front porch, where she likes sun. And to his surprise, Olivia said, “Meow!” which Perry took as a “Yes!” Tune in as Michelle Fern asks Scott all the questions you want to know!! EPISODE NOTES: LA Man to Marry His Cat May 23 to Support Best Friends Animal Society NKLA
5/23/202027 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 113 Fun Feline Factoids

How much do you know about Kittens, Cats in the Wild, & Cats at Home? Michelle Fern invites back Harris Baker from Catfluence.com to talk kitty trivia! Tune in to see how much you really know about our furry feline friends! EPISODE NOTES: Fun Feline Factoids
4/28/202033 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 112 Quarantine with Cats

During this time of self quarantine and social distancing, Michelle Fern chats with the world's most in demand cat behaviorist, founding owner of Clubhouse Cattitude, JFCATS.com, and author Rita Reimers to share her clever and practical solutions on how cat owners, kids, and families can happily ride out the days together with their feline companions, and why now is the perfect time to adopt or foster a furry new friend. EPISODE NOTES: Quarantine with Cats
4/21/202029 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 111 I Think We're A Clone Now – Part 2

You loved your cat. You know one thing about your fur kids... they don't live as long as we would like them to. But did you know that you can actually clone your cat? Have your cat for another lifetime? You can, and we're going to talk to Rodi Dwork, who actually cloned her cat, Mr. Chips and was delighted to receive not one, but two cloned kittens! Tune in to hear her story. EPISODE NOTES: I Think We're A Clone Now – Part 2
4/13/202021 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 110 I Think We're A Clone Now – Part 1

You loved your cat. You know one thing about your fur kids... they don't live as long as we would like them to. But did you know that you can actually clone your cat? Have your cat for another lifetime? You can, and we're going to talk to Melain Rodriguez, client service manager for Viagen Pets about how you can clone your cat! EPISODE NOTES: I Think We're A Clone Now – Part 1
3/26/202022 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 109 Coronavirus and Your Cat

Are your cats at risk? Can they get the Coronavirus or spread it? Viruses are usually unique to each species and it is unusual for a virus to jump between species. It's very unlikely that household pets like dogs or cats will transmit this Coronavirus to people and there is no evidence at this point that dogs or cats will become ill from this disease,” said Dr. Dana Varble, NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer. “There is no cause for alarm, but it is smart to skip the face kisses for now and wash your hands and face regularly after being with pets. Always include your pets in your emergency preparedness plans. Michelle Fern talks to Dr. Varble about how this virus can or cannot affect your cat and what you can do to keep your kitties safe. EPISODE NOTES: Coronavirus and Your Cat!
3/19/202027 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 108 It’s the Two Crazy Cat Ladies!

Grab your feline friends, pour yourself a Cat-bernet Sauvignon and get ready to chat cats with the Two Crazy Cat Ladies! Michelle Fern welcomes Jae and Adrienne, the Two Crazy Cat Ladies! You've seen them on YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok and other social platforms. Listen in as they discuss everything cat! EPISODE NOTES: It’s the Two Crazy Cat Ladies!
3/12/202029 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 107 Ninja Cat: Whiskers of Choice

This week Michelle Fern chats with Justin Donner, author of Ninja Cat: Whiskers of Choice. For children to understand and remember important life lessons, the delivery of the message needs to entertain them. Justin Donner does a great job of tackling tough topics like bullying, stress, emotions, finances, socioeconomic differences and more in his new children’s book, Ninja Cat: Whiskers of Choice. Kid-friendly dialogue, cute black and white illustrations that kids can color, and warm and wise characters in funny scenarios all come together to help make learning important life lessons so much more enjoyable for children. EPISODE NOTES: Ninja Cat: Whiskers of Choice
3/3/202026 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 106 What Does It Cost To Have A Cat?

Everyone wants to adopt a new kitty, but have you considered the cost? Is adopting two more economical than just having one? Sure there are the usual things you think of... food, litter and treats, but what about the hidden costs you haven't even thought of? Michelle Fern takes you through all of the costs to consider when getting a new cat! EPISODE NOTES: What Does It Cost To Have A Cat?
2/25/202023 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 105 Feeder Breeders

Are you a cat feeder breeder? Feeding stray cats is commendable but if you don't take that extra step to have them spayed and neutered you are setting them up for disaster. This week Michelle Fern welcomes Harris Baker, owner of Catfluence.com to discuss this controversial topic. EPISODE NOTES: Feeder Breeders
2/17/202028 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 104 Elevated Cattery - Breeding Emotional Support Tonkinese and Balinese Cats

Emotional support pets can help support depression, Alzheimer’s, autism, anxiety and other mental health issues. Interacting with a cat that is purring can help lower blood pressure. While there is controversy in the world today about the benefits of emotional support animal, there is scientific research showing the benefits to the people who have them. Michelle Fern chats with Heather Gibson, owner of Elevated Cattery, which breeds emotional support Tonkinese and Balinese cats. EPISODE NOTES: Breeding Emotional Support Tonkinese and Balinese Cats
2/6/202024 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 103 Feline Generous - Platform to Help Local Shelters Increase Adoption/Donations

Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM & HAMMER Cat Litter has launched “Feline Generous,” an online platform that easily connects people to a network of local cat shelters across the country to help increase adoption and generate product and monetary donations, including access to shelter-specific Amazon Wish Lists. Michelle Fern welcomes Regina Magi, the assistant brand manager for Arm & Hammer Petcare to talk about this platform that was created to inspire cat lovers to celebrate the joy that comes from adopting a cat by giving back to local shelters that make cat adoption possible in return. EPISODE NOTES: Feline Generous - Platform to Help Local Shelters Increase Adoption/Donations
1/23/202016 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 102 Shatervan Idesh - Saving Cats Across The Globe

Michelle Fern welcomes back Shawn Simons, founder and former headmistress of Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats to talk about her exciting new organization in Albania, Shatervan Idesh, which means "Idea Fountain". It is hard for a country that can barely take care of its people to look to take care of the animals. But they believe a country cannot mature without getting in step with animal welfare. Shatervan Idesh will create access to free sterilization for the stray animals, as well as filling some bellies and finding some homes. EPISODE NOTES: Shatervan Idesh - Saving Cats Across The Globe
1/13/202029 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 101 Gwen Cooper – My Life in a Cat House

Michelle Fern chats cats with New York Times best-selling author, Gwen Cooper about her latest book, My Life in a Cat House. Sure to be treasured by cat lovers everywhere, My Life in a Cat House is the latest installment of engaging stories featuring the ongoing adventures of Gwen’s much-beloved, world-famous fur family. Ideal for new readers and longtime fans alike, this collection of eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen’s devoted readership has come to know and love. EPISODE NOTES: Gwen Cooper – My Life in a Cat House
1/2/202032 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 100 Another Episode of the Cattitude Mewsroom

Join Michelle Fern in another episode of the Cattitude Mewsroom with interesting stories in cat news! Did you know there is a study on how to ready your cat's facial expressions? Yep! Tune in for all the latest mews! EPISODE NOTES: Another Episode of the Cattitude Mewsroom
12/16/201918 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 99 The Cattitude Holiday Cat Gift Countdown!

It's that time of the year again! This week Michelle Fern counts down her top 10 favorite holiday gifts for your cat! This year your kitty will be walking in a Whisker Wonderland with pawsome presents for the holidays! EPISODE NOTES: The Cattitude Holiday Cat Gift Countdown!
12/5/201920 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 98 Holiday Hazards and Safety Tips

Crash! Is that the sound of Christmas ornaments falling off your tree? This week Michelle Fern discusses holiday hazards for your cats during this season and what to do to keep them safe. Certain foods, ornaments, tinsel, plants and more can potentially be dangerous to your fur kids. EPISODE NOTES: Holiday Hazards and Safety Tips
12/2/201922 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 97 Homeward Bound - Introducing Your Kitten To Your Family

You've just adopted a kitten or two. How do you make the transition from the street or shelter easy and comfortable for your new cat? This week Michelle Fern walks us through things to consider when introducing your new cat to your home and family. EPISODE NOTES: Homeward Bound - Introducing Your Kitten To Your Family with Michelle Fern
11/14/201921 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 95 Cats Are A Liquid

What you say? That's right, cats are a liquid! This week Michelle Fern welcomes Rebecca Donnelly, author of the children's book Cats Are A Liquid. Inspired by an Ig Nobel Prize-winning investigation of how cats behave like liquids, this book (including back matter on the states of matter) introduces some of the physical properties of liquids— they adapt to fit a container, they flow like fluids—and celebrates cats in all their flowing, furry glory! EPISODE NOTES: Cats Are A Liquid with Michelle Fern
11/6/201924 minutes, 22 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 94 Which Cat Breed Is Right For You?

It's time to bring a new feline into your family, but what breed do you need? A perfect Persian? A special Sphinx? Does a Maine Coon make you swoon? Michelle Fern goes through some of her favorite cat breeds that may be perfect for you and your family! EPISODE NOTES: Which Cat Breed Is Right For You with Michelle Fern
10/22/201919 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 93 Are You Ready For Some Fur Ball?

This week Michelle Fern discusses 'should I or shouldn't I?', whether it's the right time to adopt a new cat into your household, including things to consider such as food, litter, finances, household items for your new cat and more! If you're thinking of adopting a new kitty, adding to your existing fur kids, or adopting again, you won't want to miss this episode! EPISODE NOTES: Are You Ready For Some Fur Ball with Michelle Fern
10/16/201923 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 92 Robo-Cats... Computerized Robotic Cat Companions

Susan Garelick, age 66, lives at home and has felt depressed ever since she had to give up her three cats, Princess, Angel, and Baby because she could no longer care for them. They were her family and without them, she felt alone and lonely. RiverSpring Health Plans, her managed long-term care plan, had a creative solution…a robotic cat. They hand delivered a robotic cat, and it has changed her life. While it cannot replace a live animal, it is the next best thing, and for Susan, it has provided companionship and joy. Patty Hron, Vice President, Member Services at RiverSpring Health Plans joins Michelle Fern this week to talk about this innovative solution to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones. EPISODE NOTES: Robo-Cats... Computerized Robotic Cat Companions with Michelle Fern
10/8/201920 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 91 The Hissss-tory of Black Cats and Halloween

What's up with black cats and Halloween? Why are they connected? This week Michelle Fern chats black cats and their association with this October holiday. Also get some tips and tricks to keeping your cats safe this Halloween as well as fun Halloween treats you can give your cat! EPISODE NOTES: The Hissss-tory of Black Cats and Halloween with Michelle Fern
10/1/201920 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 90 Household Medicines That Can Help or Harm Your Curious Cat!

What if you drop a vitamin on the floor and your cat eats it? Or an Ibuprofen tablet? Do you need to rush to the vet? And what human medications are safe to give your kitty? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Bernadine Cruz, veterinarian and the host of The Pet Doctor on Pet Life Radio. A must-listen-to episode that can save your cat’s life! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Household Medicines That Can Help or Harm Your Curious Cat with Michelle Fern
9/26/201926 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 89 Marshmallows and Catsicles

Did you know that there are a lot of human food that is fun for your cat? And some that are not! This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dr. Natalie Marks to talk about high-reward treats for your clever cats, as well as foods to keep away from your kitty. Dr. Marks is working with Royal Canin to raise awareness for #Cat2Vet to help improve the lives of cats by taking them to the vet regularly. Also, tune in to win a year's supply of cat food for your pet... and help make your veterinary clinic more feline friendly! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Time For Murder Is Meow with Michelle Fern
9/16/201932 minutes, 56 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 88 The Time For Murder Is Meow

To save their pet shop, Shell and her two furry sidekicks must cat-ch a killer! This week Michelle Fern welcomes T.C. LoTempio, National Best Selling Author of the Nick and Nora Series and the new Cat Rescue Series, to talk about her latest book, The Time For Murder Is Meow. Tune in to find out all about this fun feline murder mystery! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Time For Murder Is Meow with Michelle Fern
9/5/201930 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 87 Mark Your Cat Calendar to Celebrate These Festive Feline Holidays!

Turn up the mew-sic and get ready to celebrate with your kitty! This week Michelle Fern talks cat holidays with National Today’s CHO (Chief Holiday Officer) Ben Kaplan. National Today's annual calendar features all the heavy hitters like National Cat Day (October 29), National Hug Your Cat Day (June 4) and National Cat Health Month (February) — and more! Tune in and join the feline festivities! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Mark Your Cat Calendar to Celebrate These Festive Feline Holidays with Michelle Fern
8/30/201933 minutes, 52 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 86 One Simple DNA Test, A Lifetime Of Discovery

Is your cat more like a Royal Persian or a cuddly Ragdoll? Find out which breeds and traits make up your cat! This week Michelle Fern chats cats with Anna Skaya, CEO and Founder of Basepaws. As seen on Shark Tank, Basepaws is a simple saliva test that's all you need to find out more than ever before about your cat’s health and breeds. Genetics is the best way to get to know your kitty better! Also, find out how you can get 15% off a Basepaws kit for your kitty! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - One Simple DNA Test, A Lifetime Of Discovery with Michelle Fern
8/13/201934 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 85 The Latest From the Cattitude Mewsroom!

This week Michelle Fern introduces a new feline feature to Cattitude…. The Mewsroom, featuring the latest news about cats! Find out why New York deserves paws and applause, while a town ironically named “Garfield Heights” is causing a cat-astrophe for a 79 year old grandma. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Latest From the Cattitude Mewsroom with Michelle Fern
8/5/201923 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 84 Tuxedo Cats – Dressed to Impress!

Tuxedo cats are those purr-fectly preened pawsome kitties who have striking black and white markings resembling James Bond. No other cat is as dramatic as a tuxie dressed in his bib and tucker. These black and white beauties have a reputation for mystery, magic and luck. In fact, these formal felines are the only cats admitted into the Metropolitan Opera! Learn more about tuxedo cats as Michelle Fern welcomes Dan Richardson, creator of the UK blog Tuxedo Cat. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Tuxedo Cats – Dressed to Impress with Michelle Fern
7/29/201929 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 83 Letting the Cat Out of the Bag About Boxes

Why are cats are so obsessed with sitting in cardboard boxes? There has been some serious scientific muscle behind explaining this strange phenomenon! Also, why do cats chew or eat cardboard and paper products? The answers to these and more purr-plexing cats in boxes-related questions today as Michelle Fern chats cats with Dawn LaFontaine, the creator of Cat in the Box. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Letting the Cat Out of the Bag About Boxes with Michelle Fern
7/22/201928 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 82 Siri… Get Me A Siamese Please!

Did you know that Siamese cats are one of the oldest breeds of domesticated cats in the world? They’re affectionate, social, intelligent and playful! Want to know more about this popular cat breed? Tune in as Michelle Fern talks to Siri Zwemke, Founder and Director of the Siamese Cat Rescue Center and author of the book, Rescue Meez: My Journey Through Siamese Rescue. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Siri… Get Me A Siamese Please with Michelle Fern
7/10/201930 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 81 From America’s Got Talent… It’s The Savitsky Cats!

This week Michelle Fern chats cats with Marina Savitsky from The Savitsky Cats, who gave purr-fectly pawsome performances on Season 13 of NBC's America’s Got Talent and also performing June 28th on the CW's The Big Stage! Michelle and Marina discuss how to train cats to do amazing tricks, what it’s like for the cats to perform in front of a large live audience, and so much more! You don't want to miss this episode! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - From America’s Got Talent... It’s The Savitsky Cats! with Michelle Fern
6/25/201924 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 80 Dog For Dog’s Top Dog Talks Cats

This week Michelle Fern has a super fun conversation with Henry Eshelman, general manager for Dog For Dog, Pet for Pet, and soon Cat For Cat. Henry and Michelle share purr-sonal stories about their cats. Tune in for a furry fun episode! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dog For Dog’s Top Dog Talks Cats with Michelle Fern
6/19/201930 minutes, 45 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 79 Meowtel - Finding a Loving Cat Sitter is Easy

Vacation time is upon us, but who do you call to take care of your kitties and give them the purrr-sonal attention they need while you’re away? Michelle Fern talks to Natasha Nichols, Content Marketing Manager for Meowtel, the #1 Cat Sitting Platform For In-home Care. Made for cat lovers, by cat lovers. Meowtel is the only cat-centric service site that is committed to benefiting all kitties by providing a community of trusted cat lovers. Tune in to get the promo code for $30 off your first reservation! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meowtel - Finding a Loving Cat Sitter is Easy with Michelle Fern
6/12/201924 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 78 The Answers to Common Cat Questions

Have you ever wondered if your cat is happy? Or thought, is that gurgling just an upset stomach or a true emergency? If only you could text your vet for help and get an answer right away. Now you can bring the veterinary office into your home to ensure your pet is living their best life. This week Michelle Fern talks to Dr. Gary Weitzman, renowned veterinarian and author of the new book, National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness. Dr. Weitzman combines first aid, insider tips and tricks and expert advice, and offers the essential go-to guide for at-home domestic cat care and more. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Answers to Common Cat Questions with Michelle Fern
6/5/201925 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 77 Get a Groom!

Should you get your cat groomed? Should you do it yourself? Do you even know how? This week Michelle Fern chats with Rudy V and Anthony Rey, hosts of Pet Life Radio’s Groomer Humor show to discuss how and if you should groom your cat. In the 2nd half of the show Michelle talks with Jay Michaelson from Hands on Gloves about brushing your cat with his pawsome product! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Get a Groom with Michelle Fern
5/25/201933 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 76 The Cat’s Out of the Bag! Being a Crazy Cat Lady is Cool!

Welcome to the new crazy cat lady. Once a dowdy, eccentric figure with at least a dozen cats shedding hair on every available surface, today she’s a hip-at-any-age woman who knows an unassailable truth: Cats are awesome! The crazy cat lady trend keeps getting bigger, with hashtags like #catlady and #crazycatlady garnering over 9 million tags on Instagram. This week Michelle Fern chats cats with author and illustrator duo Ester Scholten and Agnes Loonstra about bringing their enthusiasm for cats to life in their book Crazy Cat Lady. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Cat’s Out of the Bag! Being a Crazy Cat Lady is Cool with Michelle Fern
5/8/201935 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 75 Feline First Aid – Saving Your Cat's Nine Lives with Pet Safety Coach Arden Moore

If your cat started choking or stopped breathing, would you know what to do? We love our pets. We want to protect them from harm, but when a pet emergency strikes, every minute counts. Michelle Fern and Oh Behave host Arden Moore, The Pet Health and Safety Coach talk about what to do when an emergency happens to your kitty, to keep it from turning into a CATastrophe! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Feline First Aid – Saving Your Cat's Nine Lives with Pet Safety Coach Arden Moore with Michelle Fern
5/3/201926 minutes, 46 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 74 D-I-Y for your C-A-T

In this week’s episode, Michelle Fern discusses toys you can easily make at home, so your cats can enjoy some feline fun! Quick and easy like bags and boxes to do-it-yourself food toys that will keep your kitties entertained! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - D-I-Y for your C-A-T with Michelle Fern
4/29/201920 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 73 It’s Kitten Season!

Michelle Fern tells you everything you need to know about kitty season! Kitten season runs roughly from early spring to early fall — from about when it starts getting warm until the weather cools down. During kitten season, shelters across the country have double, and sometimes more, their usual number of cats and kittens. Tune in to this informative episode to find out how you can help the kitties in your community! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It’s Kitten Season with Michelle Fern
4/23/201925 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 72 Crumbs and Whiskers – A Magical Place to Get A Coffee and a Kitty!

Michelle Fern chats cats with Kanchan Singh, CEO and founder of Crumbs and Whiskers... A Cat Café and Kitten Lounge in Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. Crumbs & Whiskers partners with local rescues to save homeless cats from euthanasia and to provide them with a comfortable, clean, free-range environment. Cat cafe and Kitten Lounge visitors enjoy guilt-free, fun, educational and personal experiences with adoptable cats. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Crumbs and Whiskers – A Magical Place to Get A Coffee and a Kitty with Michelle Fern
4/12/201923 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 71 Boxiecat

Michelle Fern chats with Josh Wiesenfeld, CEO of Boxiecat. Boxiecat is a health and hygiene company with a mission to improve the pet care experience. Boxiecat’s innovative litter line features flat-top™ clumping, ultra-low dust, natural probiotic odor control, and tracking resistance. Boxiecat's award-winning and veterinarian recommended litter products provide an ultra-clean litter box experience. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Boxiecat with Michelle Fern
4/3/201919 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 70 From Cat Ladies to Cat-repreneurs

Leading female entrepreneurs in the 60+ billion dollar pet space will come together at this year’s SXSW conference to discuss how they left their jobs behind to launch successful cat-centric businesses. Moderated by Susan Michals, the creator of CatCon, dubbed the ‘Comic-Con’ for cat lovers, the panel will feature a cat-centric discussion with Dorian Wagner, founder of the popular subscription box for cat ladies and their cats, CatLadyBox, Julianna Carella the creator of “Treatibles,” the first CBD pet treat company, and Colleen Wilson, founder of Pets on Q and agent to cats with millions of followers. This week Michelle Fern gets the scoop on all the latest with CatCon founder Susan Michals. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - From Cat Ladies to Cat-repreneurs with Michelle Fern
3/12/201923 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 69 The Exotic Sphinx Cat!

In this week’s episode, Michelle Fern talks about the unusual Sphinx Cat. Even though the Sphinx cat looks like it’s a visitor from another galaxy it is one of the sweetest and most interesting of cats here on Earth. Just take it from Mr. Bigglesworth, the feline friend of Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies. Tune in to hear all about the cool Sphinx! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Exotic Sphinx Cat with Michelle Fern
2/27/201918 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 68 Cats Around the World

Ever heard of a Werewolf cat? Or a Sphinx cat? This week Michelle Fern takes us on an adventure around the world to explore unusual cats that originated from different parts of the planet. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cats Around the World with Michelle Fern
1/30/201922 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 67 New Year’s Resolutions For You and Your Cat!

This week Michelle Fern is joined again by Cheryl Kaye, host of Unleashed to talk about New Year’s resolutions they made for themselves and their cats! Does your cat need to go on a diet in 2019? Become more active? Get groomed more or enjoy more playtime? Get some good tips on goals to set for your cats in 2019! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - New Year’s Resolutions For You and Your Cat with Michelle Fern
1/14/201933 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 66 Krazy Kat Kwerks

If you’ve ever spent the afternoon being entertained by cat videos on YouTube, you already know that cats do the funniest things. They’re always doing the unexpected and getting into some kind of mischief! This week Michelle Fern welcomes Cheryl Kaye, host of Unleashed on Pet Life Radio, to talk about the crazy and quirky things that cats do! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Krazy Kat Kwerks with Michelle Fern
1/4/201932 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 65 The Adventures of Pickles

This week Michelle Fern is joined by David Corrigan, author of The Adventures of Pickles book series. The Adventures of Pickles is the story of a domesticated cat that decides to venture out into the great outdoors for a well deserved vacation. This tongue-in-cheek book is very fast paced and told through the lens of the cat, Pickles. A MUST read for all cat lovers and those that find all the nuances of animal behavior interesting and endearing. You will be quickly transported into their world and you may not want to come back. The overarching theme of the trilogy is the plight of the older strays on the street. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Adventures of Pickles with Michelle Fern
12/27/201821 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 64 IAmMoshow, the Internet’s Favorite Cat Rapper

Michelle fern chats with IAmMoshow about his new video, SLIDE. Arm & Hammer pledges to donate $10,000 to Mac’s Fund, a cat welfare organization, if video receives one million views! Like all of IAmMoshow’s videos, he uses catchy lyrics and an infectious smile to spread his positivity and love for cats. In “Slide,” he tackles one topic of cat ownership that is often dreaded, cleaning the litter box. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - IAmMoshow, the Internet’s Favorite Cat Rapper with Michelle Fern
12/10/201818 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 63 Purrrfect Presents for your Cool Cats

The holidays are fast approaching so you’ll want to show your feline fur kids how much you love them with pawsome presents! This week Michelle Fern welcomes Dana Humphrey, The Pet Lady to cat chat about some awesome holiday gift ideas for your cute kitties! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Purrrfect Presents for your Cool Cats with Michelle Fern
11/28/201824 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 62 Cat Paws, Hello Kitty, Japanese Cat Culture and Other Cool Things That Purr-tain to Cats!

This week Michelle Fern discusses the cool cat culture in Japan, including Hello Kitty, cat cafes and more, plus fun cat facts found in the Japanese book, Cat Paws. Paws! Paws! Paws! full of cat paws. This is a collection of more than 40 cats from cat lover’s Instagram, Twitter, and blogs. Filled with tons of cute angle shots, this book will surely melt your heart. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cat Paws, Hello Kitty, Japanese Cat Culture and Other Cool Things That Purr-tain to Cats with Michelle Fern
11/12/201821 minutes
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Cattitude - Episode 61 Total Cat Mojo Live with Special Guest, the Cat Daddy - Jackson Galaxy!

Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" and "Cat vs. Dog," kicks off his live new tour, Total Cat Mojo Live, on November 4th! Host Michelle Fern chats cat with Jackson about his TV shows, books, common cat problems, and his upcoming tour. The TV celebrity and cat behaviorist will bring his love for cat to 15 cities across the country in a rare live event experience where he will share his expertise and "Cat Mojo" - his unique philosophy that teaches cat guardians the skills to help their feline friends build confidence within their environment. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Total Cat Mojo Live with Special Guest, the Cat Daddy - Jackson Galaxy with Michelle Fern
10/24/201826 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 60 ENGINEERING FOR CATS: Better the Life of Your Pet with 10 Cat-Approved Projects

Tired of playing cat and mouse in your own house? Here to help fix feline frenzy is aerospace engineer and cat-enthusiast Mac Delaney joining Michelle Fern this week to talk about solutions to the quirks of kitty behavior with 10 projects featured in his book, ENGINEERING FOR CATS: Better the Life of Your Pet with 10 Cat-Approved Projects, that will alleviate the most common sources of friction affecting little house lions and the humans who love them. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - ENGINEERING FOR CATS: Better the Life of Your Pet with 10 Cat-Approved Projects with Michelle Fern
10/15/201818 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 59 It’s Not Just Litter… It’s Pretty Litter!

This week Michelle Fern welcomes Daniel Rotman, founder and CEO of PrettyLitter. PrettyLitter is Kitty Litter 2.0. Dust-free, advanced odor-control and health-monitoring cat Litter. Cats are notorious for hiding illnesses, so it's often hard to tell if they are sick or in pain. PrettyLitter makes it easier for you to know if your cat is experiencing a potential health issue before urgent medical care is needed, saving you money, stress and potentially your cat's life. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - It’s Not Just Litter… It’s Pretty Litter with Michelle Fern
10/2/201827 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 58 Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cats

This week Michelle Fern welcomes, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist and toxicologist, and host of ER Vet on Pet Life Radio, to discuss keeping your cats safe during the Halloween season, and upcoming holidays. If you want to avoid a kitty CATastrophe this spooky season, tune in! ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 24 Hour Hotline: 888-426-4435 More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Halloween Safety Tips for Your Cats with Michelle Fern
9/24/201823 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 57 The Litter Bit Amazing Game

How would you like to take your cat for a spin in your very own brand new Fiat 500x Urbana? Michelle Fern chats with Brooke from World’s Best Cat Litter about their Litter Bit Amazing Game! Get all the details on how to enter the contest to win the Fiat 500X Urbana, and how World’s Best Cat Litter donates huge amounts of litter to shelters through its Give Litter program. For more info on the contest go to www.litterbitamazinggame.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Litter Bit Amazing Game with Michelle Fern
9/10/201814 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 56 Are Cats Mutts? Yesh!

This week Michelle Fern talks Earl, Mooch, Shtinky Puddin’ and the rest of the crazy cast of characters in the hit comic strip, Mutts with cartoonist and Mutts creator, Patrick McDonnell. In 1994, Patrick McDonnell created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers in 20 countries. McDonnell has received numerous awards for this strip, including the National Cartoonists Society’s highest honor, The Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year; five Harvey Awards for Best Comic Strip; Germany’s Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip; and the Swedish Academy of Comic Art’s Adamson Statuette. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Are Cats Mutts? Yesh! with Michelle Fern
9/5/201821 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 55 Cat Rescue - Part 2 - Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats!

Kitty Bungalow is California's only 100% feral cat rescue and socialization facility. As shelter interventionists, they focus their attention on the most vulnerable of felines -- the ferals. They break down the anxiety of feral cats with nearly 80 weekly volunteers who use guided socialization techniques and objectives, taking these street cats from 'hiss to home'. In Part 2 of our 2-part series on feral and community cat rescue, Michelle Fern chats cats with Shawn Simons, founder and Headmistress of Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cat Rescue - Part 2 - Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats! with Michelle Fern
8/22/201835 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 54 Cat Rescue Part 1 - The Parent Trap

In Part 1 of our 2-part series on feral and community cat rescue, Michelle Fern talks about her personal experience trying to trap the community cats in her neighborhood to get them spayed and neutered. Joining her in the second half of the show are Margaret and Liz from Love for Cats, Trapping, and Rescue, a nonprofit organization that works strategically with a network of shelters, veterinarians, foster parents, and cat lovers. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cat Rescue Part 1 - The Parent Trap with Michelle Fern
8/14/201837 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 53 The Difference Between Dogs and Cats

This week Michelle Fern talks about her own personal observations on the differences between dogs and cats from living with her 2 dogs and 5 cats. How are they similar? What makes them all so different? Tune in and find out! Also, here’s a special deal for Cattitude listeners! Get a beautiful painting done of your fur baby from Paint Your Life! Go to PaintYourLife.com and use the coupon code PETLIFE20 to get 20% off your order plus free shipping! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meowijuana -The Difference Between Dogs and Cats with Michelle Fern
8/6/201826 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 52 BONO: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community

When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a month-long business stay, a fellow animal-lover talked her into fostering a shelter cat. Helen visualized a sweet-natured cuddler who blinked and dozed a lot. What she got at Manhattan's Bideawee shelter was a wide-eyed and unpredictable Persian with a punked-out haircut and a feisty attitude. This week Michelle Fern welcomes Helen to Cattitude to find out how this little feisty feline changed her life and inspired a community! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meowijuana -BONO: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community with Michelle Fern
7/18/201830 minutes, 1 second
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Cattitude - Episode 51 5 Benefits to Shopping Online for Your Pet Products

Love to purrr-chase your cat products online? This week Michelle Fern is joined by Nichole from World’s Best Cat Litter to talk about the benefits, challenges and tactics of shopping online for pet products. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meowijuana - 5 Benefits to Shopping Online for Your Pet Products with Michelle Fern
7/5/201827 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 50 Meowijuana - For Cats Who Need The Weed!

This week Michelle Fern chats with Marc Adams, "Chief Business Development Monster” for Meowijuana. Meowijuana is a purrveyor of high-grade premium, organic catnip... designed to stimulate healthy activity for your cat as a non-addictive, all-natural product with mass-market appeal for cat owners and consumers everywhere. Tune in to find out how you can get a free sample of Meowijuana plus a free sticker! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Meowijuana - For Cats Who Need The Weed with Michelle Fern
6/25/201831 minutes, 47 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 49 City Kitty - Caring for the Whole Cat – Mind, Body and Spirit

Why Should My Cat Get Groomed? How Often Should My Cat Get Groomed? What Will the Experience Be Like for My Cat? These questions and more are answered today when Michelle Fern is joined by Adrienne Kawamura, Founder of City Kitty® and Owner of City Kitty® Franchises. Tune in and find out how an expert cat groomer can purr-fectly pamper your feline friends! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - City Kitty - Caring for the Whole Cat – Mind, Body and Spirit with Michelle Fern
6/13/201826 minutes
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Cattitude - Episode 48 How to be a More Earth Conscious Cat Owner

We spend a considerable time focusing on how to make our families, our homes and our lifestyle more eco-friendly. But what about our cats? Even small animals can leave a heavy environmental footprint if, as pet owners, we don’t take steps to make green choices. This week Michelle Fern is joined by Jessie from World’s Best Cat Litter to discuss the ways cat parents can be more eco-friendly in their everyday pet care lifestyle. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - How to be a More Earth Conscious Cat Owner with Michelle Fern
5/24/201830 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 47 Seafurrers: The Ships’ Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World

They inhabit many of our homes and hold a dear place in our hearts, but did you know that our feline friends have historically accompanied explorers into extreme climates, defended valuable cargo, and even survived battle at sea? While the daring expeditions of seafarers have been well documented, those of their indispensable mousers and companions haven’t—until now. Michelle Fern is joined by Philippa Sandall, author of Seafurrers: The Ships’ Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World. Philippa and illustrator Ad Long have dug deep into original sources—including journals, newspaper reports, photographs, and more—to explain how cats became “domesticated” and how these notoriously water-averse animals ended up on ships in the first place. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Seafurrers: The Ships’ Cats Who Lapped and Mapped the World with Michelle Fern
5/12/201825 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 46 The Inner Life of Cats

Celebrated author and Guggenheim fellow Thomas McNamee’s latest book THE INNER LIFE OF CATS is now in paperback for the first time. Join Michelle Fern this week as she chats cats with Tom. THE INNER LIFE OF CATS follows the development of McNamee’s young cat Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten's physiological and psychological development. McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Inner Life of Cats with Michelle Fern
5/1/201835 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 45 Why Adopting an Older Cat Will Change Your Life for the Better

They say old dogs can’t learn new tricks, but adult cats certainly can. These are just a few of the benefits of adopting a senior cat! People often view senior pet adoption as a big undertaking, but there are a ton of benefits to adopting senior cats that people often don’t consider. In this week’s episode, Michelle chats with her friend Sarah about the benefits of adopting an older cat! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Why Adopting an Older Cat Will Change Your Life for the Better with Michelle Fern
4/9/201821 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 44 Fleas Are No Circus!

We all love our cats, but in the natural world we live in, we don't want to come into contact with dangerous chemicals and need something totally holistic, safe and organic to pets and humans. Michelle Fern welcomes Jeff Honeycutt, the inventor of Hostguard, which is a revolutionary 100% organic flea control and protection system. This has been developed to allow natural flea protection, monitoring, and control of a flea infestation. The patent-pending method and products will protect you as you treat the infested area and will help you to identify and monitor the infestation whilst controlling the adult flea population. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Fleas Are No Circus with Michelle Fern
4/9/201823 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 43 How to Decide if Adopting a Cat is Right For You

This week we talk to Steve Gordon, VP of Marketing for World’s Best Cat Litter and discuss with for an easy transition in any household. This segment will focus on recommendations for determining if adopting a cat is right for you, and talk about how World’s Best Cat Litter helps new cat owners get off on the right paw. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - How to Decide if Adopting a Cat is Right For You with Michelle Fern
3/9/201825 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 42 Well Informed Pet- Share and Care!

Never again say "I forgot..." when it comes to your pet's health! This week Michelle Fern chats with Lowell Kaufman, creator of the Well Informed Pet app that keeps all your pet’s important information handy in one place – health, diet needs, activities, behavior, and more. Vets are great, but a pet has so many caretakers and everyone needs to be on the same page when taking care of them. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Well Informed Pet- Share and Care with Michelle Fern
3/5/201829 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 41 How to Successfully Introduce a Second Cat Into Your Home

From territorial issues to added odors, deciding whether to adopt another cat can be stressful. This week Michelle Fern is joined by Sarah from World’s Best Cat Litter to discuss 6 ways to help you successfully bring a second cat into your home. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - How to Successfully Introduce a Second Cat Into Your Home with Michelle Fern
1/25/201821 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 40 Claws: Confessions of a Cat Groomer

Throughout her years visiting people’s homes as a cat groomer, author Anita Kelsey has amassed a vast array of funny, cute and ridiculous stories about cats and, of course, their owners. In Claws, she picks out just a few of her favorite tales to share with the reader, from "Sammy the Swooner" to "Tubbs: The Fat Cat Caught in His Flap." In this week’s episode of Cattitude, Michelle Fern chats cats across the pond with Anita and her take on the individual relationships between pet and owner. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Claws: Confessions of a Cat Groomer with Michelle Fern
1/8/201830 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 39 Man Among Cheetahs

Michelle Fern kicks off Nat Geo WILD Big Cat Week by welcoming Emmy award-winning cinematographer, Bob Poole to Cattitude to talk about his new documentary, Man Among Cheetahs.on Nat Geo WILD. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Man Among Cheetahs with Michelle Fern
12/11/201718 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 38 Really Important Stuff My Cat Has Taught Me

This week Michelle Fern chats cats with author Cynthia L. Copeland, author of the book, Really Important Stuff My Cat Has Taught Me, a book that will delight every cat lover, full of wise and unforgettable life lessons, each paired with the perfect photo. Cynthia L. Copeland, author of the bestselling Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me and Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me, now turns her attention to our mysterious feline friends. Every page of this full-color gift book is a joyful reminder of what’s important in life. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Really Important Stuff My Cat Has Taught Me with Michelle Fern
12/9/201729 minutes, 56 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 37 Is it the Cat or the Coat?

Did you ever wonder why your cat acts the way she/he does? Did you know that a cat's coat may have some influence on her/his personality? A suggestion from a listener (thanks Bailey!) led to the discovery of the science behind the make up of your furry feline. Whether you have a Tortie or a Tabby, this is a show that will make you think about your cat's coat in a very different way! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Is it the Cat or the Coat with Michelle Fern
11/17/201718 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 36 The Kitty: Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him

Host Michelle Fern is joined by Shawn Flynn, author of The Kitty: Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him. Shawn Flynn and his fiancée are excited to start their new life together. They are planning a wedding and have bought a new home. The last thing the two of them need right now is a new cat. But their recently purchased house seems to come complete with a stray orange feline—a cat with a vibrant personality and a talent for mousing. So Shawn soon finds himself with a regular companion. Little does he realize that this cat will shortly become more important to him than he can possibly imagine. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Kitty: Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him with Michelle Fern
11/6/201718 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 35 5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Cats on National Cat Day, and Every Day

National Cat Day was founded in 2005 to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cats in their lives. This week host Michelle Fern chats with Anna from World’s Best Cat Litter about 5 easy ways to celebrate National Cat Day, October 29th, and every day with your cat! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - 5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Cats on National Cat Day, and Every Day with Michelle Fern
10/19/201722 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 34 KitNipBox – A Monthly Box of Cat Goodies!

This week Michelle Fern welcomes Jordan Salvit, KitNipBox's Co-Founder / Co-CEO. KitNipBox.com is a monthly subscription service for your cat! They deliver a box of goodies, toys, treats and products to keep your cat happy and healthy every month! KitNipBox includes unique items designed to keep your cat happy, healthy, and fit. Examples include fun cat toys, delicious treats, must-have accessories, health and hygiene products, innovative new gadgets, and awesome surprises! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - KitNipBox – A Monthly Box of Cat Goodies with Michelle Fern
10/9/201720 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 33 Is Your Cat a Kitty Cocktail?

Did you ever want to discover where your cat came from? Is your fur babe susceptible to certain hereditary diseases? This week Michelle Fern chats with Anna Skaya, founder and CEO of Basepaws. Basepaws, developed the first comprehensive consumer genetic test for cats. They provide their customers with reports on ancestry, health and traits - to help owners understand their cats’ pasts and futures. Basepaws works closely with cats with hereditary diseases, and recently started providing free DNA testing kits for shelter cats to help with adoptions. Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Is Your Cat a Kitty Cocktail with Michelle Fern
9/22/201724 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 32 Back to School With World’s Best Cat Litter

Back-to- school time is here, and households across the country are getting ready for another busy year of classes, team practices and after-school activities. On top of an already full schedule, many parents are also pet parents who are busy taking care of their furry family members. For those of us with cats, that includes dealing with one of the more unpleasant parts of being a pet parent: cleaning the litter box. But what if we told you there was a product out there that could help you spend less time cleaning the box, and more time with your family? Michelle Fern chats with Sarah from World’s Best Cat Litter, the only litter with the concentrated power of corn, about how you can get more out of your litter, so you can think about your cat, not the box. Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Back to School With World’s Best Cat Litter with Michelle Fern
9/5/201718 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 31 Strays

Host Michelle Fern chats about cats with Britt Collins, journalist and author of the book, Strays, about a lost cat and a homeless man and their journey across the American West. For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other. Strays is the true story of a charismatic, adventurous cat and the healing power of the bonds between humans and animals. Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Strays with Michelle Fern
8/15/201728 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 30 Win a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth! It’s a Litter Bit Amazing!

This week on Cattitude Michelle Fern chats with Jessie from World’s Best Cat Litter about their Litter Bit Amazing Sweepstakes, running to September 17, 2017. The Litter Bit Amazing Game is a sweepstakes that offers participants the chance to win a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth convertible and more than $6,500 in additional prizes, such as travel vouchers, gift cards and free bags of litter! Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Win a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth! It’s a Litter Bit Amazing with Michelle Fern
7/31/201715 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 29 Kitten Season Adoption Tips

This week on Cattitude Michelle Fern is joined by Jean Broders, senior brand manager for World's Best Cat Litter to talk about Adopt-a-Cat month and tips for adopting cats during kitten season! Also find out how World's Best Cat Litter is doing their part to help shelter cats, including the 'GiveLitter' program and how listeners can help give back to shelter cats. Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Kitten Season Adoption Tips with Michelle Fern
7/5/201720 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 28 Sammy is Caught!

Sammy was a community cat that lived near our studios. We could not pick her up, but after she felt secure, we could get close and pet her. We also learned that she was not fixed and ended up fostering 2 litters of kittens. Sammy is very small and was discovered with a kitten that we fixed and adopted (Charlotte). We then fostered and adopted her next litter of three. From that litter we adopted Molly. Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Sammy is Caught with Michelle Fern
6/23/201725 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 27 Feline Diabetes.... Thanks Paws And Effect

Michelle speaks with JaneA Kelley, the Chief Cat Slave of Paws-And-Effect about feline diabetes, her blog and Bella's story in the book, Rescued, Volume 2. Diabetes in felines is serious, but can be managed. We also discuss signs of diabetes in your furry feline as well as tips for your cats overall health and diet. Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Feline Diabetes.... Thanks Paws And Effect with Michelle Fern
6/10/201727 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 26 Cool Cat Facts

This week Michelle Fern chats about interesting facts about cats, and why they do the things they do! What is their history? Why do they sleep so much? What did Abraham Lincoln do with his cats? All this and more in this week’s episode of Cattitude! Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cool Cat Facts with Michelle Fern
5/26/201716 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 25 Thanks, Doc!

Cattitude welcomes Karen ‘Doc’ Halligan from the Lucy Pet Foundation. Doc Halligan is part of the Lucy Pet Foundation. This wonderful organization operates a spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinic in Los Angeles, with the goal of having the Lucy Pet Foundation Spay/Neuter mobile clinic in every major city in the US. We talk about the importance of spay and neuter (one cat can have over 100 kittens in her lifetime!!) for your cat. There is such interesting info in this episode. Great interview - thanks Doc! Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Thanks, Doc with Michelle Fern
5/11/201726 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 24 Let's Talk Cats!

Cattitude is one of our longest running shows on Pet Life Radio. No surprise with over 47 millions households home to over 90 million cats (and that is just in the US!). Cattitude has fans all over the world. That said, I am thrilled to be the new show host for Cattitude! We'll explore the world of cats, from rescue to adventure, from the hilarious to the weird, it's all about Cats! This first show tells you a little about me, (Michelle Fern) and my relationship with cats. I'm learning quite a bit as I grew up with dogs, but am quickly growing fond of felines! My household now has more felines than canines, since we added 2 new rescues, Princess Charlotte and Molly. They are sisters from different litters and are nothing alike. I also have some fun facts about cats from around the net! Questions or Comments? Send them to: [email protected]. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Let's Talk Cats with Michelle Fern
4/27/201717 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 23 Rabies

We are know how self-sufficient our feline friends are. But, a continuing movement to minimize the use of vaccines has started to meet the reservoir of infectious diseases. Outbreaks of feline distemper are being reported and news articles detailing household cats developing rabies are now more commonplace. What can we do to protect our cats? In the next several episodes, we will look at wellness care for cats and breakdown the importance, as well as the risks, of different vaccines and other preventive type of items. This episode focuses on rabies-- why is it so deadly, where does it come from and how can we keep our cats safe!
11/27/201043 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 22 Declaw or Not Declaw -- That Is The Question

Whether or not a pet owner should be permitted to have their cats declawed is an on-going controversy. Passionate people from both sides of the debate quote stats and studies as if they have the one true answer. But, what is declawing, really? What happens when you remove the claws from your cat and can it cause behavioral or even medical issues? Join us on the Cattitude channel as we look at this debate from an objective viewpoint. Learn why opponents of declawing are so passionate about saving cats from this surgery and learn why others think that the surgery can be justified. Also in this show, learn about 2 very special cats that are not only helping push the medical science boundaries, but also helping many people as well.
8/5/201048 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 21 Cat Tales

All across the nation, news stories about pets make us laugh, make us cry and sometimes make us mad. This episode of the Cattitude Channel focuses in on several of these stories and how they related to our cats. First, learn about a family in Washington whose 15 year old cat was euthanized at the local shelter just a few days after wandering away from home. Was it a needless death or is there more to this story? Next, a judge in Los Angeles has prohibited city shelters from funding or promoting local Trap-Neuter-Return programs. Was this a good decision or not? We also delve into a story on how more rabies cases are being found across the US and whether or not this can affect your cat. Finally, in two controversial stories, we tackle a discussion on the decision of West Hollywood, CA to ban the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores and we find out that your donations to the Humane Society of the United States might not be going where you want them to go..
2/23/201034 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 20 Feral Cats -- The Forgotten Felines

They hide in alleyways, dumpsters and abandoned buildings. They shy away from any human contact, yet thousands of dedicated volunteers are trying to save millions of feral cats each year. What makes these cats so special? And, what controversies surround the programs designed to help control their populations? The recent news that a cat tested positive for H1N1 has shook the pet world. But, should you be overly concerned? Find out from the Veterinary News Network how you can keep your pets safe if you end up being sick!
11/19/200939 minutes
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Cattitude - Episode 19 - Norwegian Forest Cats and Siberians

Imagine yourself on a Viking ship, daring the violent seas and exploring new lands! Do you know who is right there beside you? Your loyal and faithful cat!! Yes-- believe it or not, the Norwegian Forest Cat likely traveled with these amazing seafarers and reached the North American shores more than 1000 years ago! And, from another equally frigid area of the world, Russia, comes one of the newest breeds to grace the cat world-- the Siberian. These forest cats are well known for their athletic ability and there family oriented nature.
8/27/200934 minutes, 8 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 18 Evolution of the Housecat

It’s easy to see why many of our animal friends became domesticated-- dogs guard our stuff, horses help us haul things, and cattle give us nourishment. But how about our feline friends? What endearing quality brought them into our homes? This week, we discuss the evolution of the housecat along with new archaeological and genetic evidence that pushes back the domestication of our cats. Learn how the "oriental" cats split off from the other breeds and where exactly the first domestication occurred. Also, from the Veterinary News Network we learn that almost half a million pets die in house fires every year. What can you do to keep your pets safe and secure, even when you aren’t at home?
6/18/200939 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 17 Ocicats and Singapuras

From chance breedings to controversial pedigrees, our next two cat breeds are recent additions to the feline purebred world. As one of the few spotted cat breeds in existence, the Ocicat took the show world by storm with it’s "wild" looks but playful temperament. Hard to believe this attractive breed was developed from a chance breeding of Abyssinians and Siamese! The Singapura cat is named for its supposed hometown of Singapore, but some purebred enthusiasts think it should be named the Texan or Houston Cat. The controversy surrounding this breed of cat has continued to this very day, despite an attempt by the Cat Fancier’s Association to put the debate to rest. One of the smallest cat breeds, the Singapura also is one of the least genetically diverse. Finally, join us as we discuss ways to help make sure your cat doesn’t decide to “shun” his litterbox!
4/4/200941 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 16 Balinese and Other Siamese Descendants

Have you ever imagined a Siamese cat with red points instead of the deep browns and blues? How would those gorgeous blue eyes look framed by tabby markings instead of chocolate points? Well, you don’t have to imagine it -- you can see it when you get a glimpse of the Siamese descendant breeds of Oriental cats, Colorpoint Shorthairs, Balinese and Javanese. All of these breeds were strongly influenced by the Siamese. In fact, some breeders claim that if you couldn’t see the cat, you wouldn’t know it wasn’t a Siamese!! Have you ever wondered how veterinarians perform blood transfusions on pets? Are there blood banks for animals? Does your cat need a kitty blood drive? Direct from the offices of the Veterinary News Network we bring you all the information you need about Animal Blood Banks and feline blood types!
3/18/200937 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 15 Turkish Cats

Often considered to be the most elegant of all cats, these two Turkish breeds have been known from antiquity. Remarkably , these two similar breeds are two distinct naturally occurring cats. Originally found throughout Turkey, the Turkish Angora almost went extinct in the late 19th century due to excessive breeding with Persians. Only the efforts of the Turkish government and the Ankara Zoo kept this fascinating breed from disappearing altogether.
2/12/200935 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 14 Burmese, Bombays and Tonkinese

The development of a purebred breed of cat can be a spontaneous affair, like the discovery of long-haired kittens from a short-haired mother, or it can be a dedication to developing a particular look and type of cat. The Burmese, Bombay and Tonkinese breeds are all closely related and their proponents have spent years of diligent breeding to perfect the ideal specimen. Imagine the surprise of some breeders when they found out that the "mother of all Burmese cats" was really a Tonkinese!! All three of these breeds exhibit a fondness for the family, a quiet voice, and well developed sense of tolerance of other animals. From their quiet beginnings in Southeast Asia to the breeders who champion these cats, come learn how these breeds have won the hearts of cat lovers! Finally, from the Veterinary News Network, some tips for insuring that your cat will be taken care of in the event of your death.
1/11/200942 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 13 These Cats Have The "Blues"

Amazingly, these next three breeds have much in common but come from vastly different environments. The Russian Blue, the Korat, and the Chartreux are three very unique and almost unknown breeds that bear a striking resemblance to each other. These naturally occurring breeds have had little interference from breeders desiring to change their looks or qualities and look almost identical to drawings of the breed from 500 years ago. Few outcrosses are found in any of these breeds. Come learn how these rare cats are winning the hearts of cat lovers! And, from the Veterinary News Network, learn how to keep your feline friends out of trouble during the holiday season. The winter holidays are fun and festive, but all it takes is a forgotten turkey bone or stray piece of tinsel to turn the merriment into a trip to the animal ER!!
11/13/200840 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 12 Scottish Folds and American Curls - "Ears" to You!

Straight from the folklore of the 17th and 18th centuries, the Scottish Fold breed has captivated cat lovers since the discovery of a "flop-eared" cat in 1961 by a Scottish Farmer. Scottish Folds have a quaint appearance that many people describe as "owl-like" or even reminiscent of a teddy bear. The American Curl is a brand new breed of US origin. Unlike the Scottish Fold whose ears fold down, the American Curl has ears that bend backwards. Kittens of both breeds are born with straight ears, with the fold or curl appearing within the first few weeks after birth. And, from the desks of the Veterinary News Network - is your cat one of the 60 million cats in this country that are overweight or obese? Learn how you can help your cat slim down and quite possibly add another 2 years to his or her life.
10/11/200839 minutes
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Cattitude - Episode 11 The American Wirehair

You would think that between the Devon Rex, Cornish Rex and Selkirk Rex that cat lovers would have enough hair coat mutations to last them a lifetime-but, here come three more breeds that rely on their unique looks to capture fans! The American Wirehair is one of only four cat breeds created here in the US. Featuring a hard, springy and, yes, wiry coat is their hallmark. Likewise, the LaPerm shows off their wavy coat, reminiscent of the Rex cats. Finally, we round out our tour of these follicular oddities by discussing the Sphynx. These hairless cats are renown the world over for their one of a kind appearance. And, from the Veterinary News Network, have you thought of rabies lately? You probably haven’t, but this killer disease strikes down more than 55,000 people in the world every year. That’s a death every 10 minutes! Learn how you can help eradicate this ancient killer and support the upcoming World Rabies Day!
8/29/200838 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 10 The Rex Cats

These cats may not be the king of cats, but people often stop to see what all the fuss is about! The Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex and the Selkirk Rex are three recent additions to the world of purebred cats and all share a unique trait of curly hair. But, believe it or not, each of these breeds was developed independently and each of them has their own gene governing the curl in their hair! They have been called the “pixies of the cat world”, “cats from outer space”, and some have even wondered if there is some monkey in their ancestry. All of the Rex type of cats are a welcome change of pace from the procession of stately long-haired cats or the abundance of short haired cats we see every day. Come learn how these cats came about and what might make them a welcome addition to your home!
7/23/200835 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 9 Birmans, Snowshoes and Ragdolls

One thing we have come to appreciate in our cats is their extreme genetic variability, especially when it comes to their physical characteristics. We have seen colors at the points, longhaired cats, and even cats with no tails. This week’s show is no different as we explore the unique physical characteristics that tie the Birman, the Snowshoe and the Ragdoll cat breeds together. You might initially mistake the three for simple offshoots of the Siamese cat, but they are so much more!! And, learn how you can help to insure your cat’s health without breaking your bank account with some advice from the Veterinary News Network. In these rough economic times, a little bit of savings can certainly go a long way!!
7/6/200839 minutes, 29 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 8 The Bobtail Cats

Most everyone has heard of the Manx cat, or the cat with no tail. Some might call it a "cabbit" because he looks like a cross between a rabbit and a cat, but this old breed actually hails from the British Isles and was an early favorite in the show ring. But did you know that two other cat breeds also have naturally shortened tails? The Japanese Bobtail and the American Bobtail are breeds that are newer to the US and cat fanciers as a whole. These lively cats are catching the hearts of many cat lovers across the world! And, from the offices of the Veterinary News Network-FLEAS! Do you know how to best protect your fabulous feline from the onslaught of these pesky parasites? Listen and get a few hints as well as a few precautions to take when finding flea protection for your cat.
6/14/200838 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 7 Himalayans

From the moment that cat fanciers saw the impressive Persian and the exotic Siamese, breeders imagined a time when the unique color point pattern of the Siamese could be merged with the impressive and quiet grace of the Persian. The attractive Himalayan is the result of those dreams! Combining some of the finest qualities from both breeds, the Himalayan is one of the few “man-made” breeds and certainly one of the most popular. Since their recognition by the CFA in the 1960s, more than 500,000 of these adorable cats have been registered in the United States. Come learn how these breed was developed and whether or not this is the type of cat for you! Also, from the Veterinary News Network, learn about a new fad sweeping cities and towns across the nation. Mandatory spay and neuter laws are cropping up in cities and counties, including major areas such as Los Angeles. But, are these laws doing the job they were designed to do?
5/22/200837 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 6 Egyptian Maus & Bengals

Have you ever dreamed of snuggling up to one of the “big cats”? Is having a leopard or tiger draped across your lap a fantasy of yours? Well, we know that you shouldn’t keep these big cats as pets, but our next two breeds might just do the trick. The Egyptian Mau is an ancient breed of cat and was probably one of the breeds so revered by the ancient Egyptians. A naturally spotted cat, the Mau is a rare breed that almost went extinct except for a quirk of fate. The Bengal cat is one of our newer breeds of cats and this breed actually has a bit of wildcat in his background. Descended from domestic cats breeding with Asian Leopard Cats, Bengals are large, powerful cats but are reported to be extreme lovers. Finally, spend a little time learning about how you and your cat can “go green”. The Veterinary News Network gives us some tips about buying eco-friendly toys and pet accessories as well as how to help diminish the amount of cat litter in our landfills.
5/2/200839 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 5 Abyssinians

If you are looking a that little piece of the wild kingdom to call your own, you might consider our special cats for this episode of Cattitude. The Abyssinian and Somali breeds of cats are very reminiscent of the African Wildcat, Felis lybica and often look as if they should be sunning on the savannah rather than your window sill. The 4th most popular cat in the US, Abyssinians are known to be great problem solvers and adept at getting anywhere in the household. Later, learn about feline diseases that are still affecting our cats. We may have vaccines for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, but concerns, controversy and misunderstandings are keeping many people from fully comprehending the true seriousness of these diseases.
4/7/200837 minutes
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Cattitude - Episode 4 British, American, and Exotic Shorthairs

Often overlooked because of their resemblance to “street” cats, the American and British Shorthairs were developed from humble origins as working cats of Europe and North America. Often considered to be the “teddy bear” of cats, these intelligent, affectionate, and low maintenance cats continue to win big in the show ring. Dependable, tough, and well acclimated to even the cold winters of North America, American Shorthairs are renown for their good temperament and hunting ability. Believe it or not, one of the first American Shorthairs even shown was sold for $2,500 in 1896….that’s close to $62,000 in 2006 dollars!! Stay tuned as we also talk about how your feline friend could potentially spread some love and affection to those who need it most. Find out how your cat can become a Therapy Animal! , with Tom Dock on PetLifeRadio.com
2/29/200831 minutes, 45 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 3 Maine Coon Cats

Known as the "gentle giants" in the cat world, the Maine Coon breed is a truly American cat. Naturally selected by the harsh New England climate, this massive cat has undergone resurgence in popularity since its humble beginnings along the rocky coast of Maine. Beyond its immense proportions, the Maine Coon is also known for a loving disposition, an almost dog-like fascination with toys, and a remarkable intellect. Many Maine Coon owners have learned that a large smart cat will easily learn how to let itself outside for the night! Learn all about the breed that was once thought to have been created due to a raccoon/cat liaison and stay to learn an important lesson in how to keep you feline friend free from a hidden, but very deadly parasite-the heartworm!
2/14/200832 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 2 Persians

The most popular purebred cat in North America is also the cat that many people would consider to be the embodiment of pedigreed cats. With an aristocratic nature and an unassuming elegance, the Persian cat continues to win the hearts of cat lovers across the world. These gentle cats are ideal housemates, happiest when indoors near their humans. And the colors....absolutely stunning!! From striking shaded silvers to stylish calicos and classy basic black, Persians are truly an artist's inspiration! And, again, from the newsroom at www.MyVNN.com, we take a look at keeping our cat's smile pretty and their breath fresh...dental care tips for your kitties! Dental disease is the most common diagnosis in cats of any age and more than 80% of cats over the age of 3 years have some sort of dental disease.
1/25/200836 minutes, 45 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 1 Siamese Cats

What feline creatures have been called both an unnatural nightmare kind of cat as well as a living, breathing work of art that shuns a display shelf in favor of a lap? It’s the Siamese easily the world’s most recognizable breed of cat! Siamese are one of the oldest of the cat breeds, described as early as 1350 in manuscripts surviving from Siam. A perennial favorite at cat shows, Siamese have unique personalities that match their one of a kind coloration. Join us for a trip back in time as well as a little science lesson as we describe what to many people represents the ultimate in feline beauty. And, direct from the source at the Veterinary News Network, a brief overview of diseases that we can get from our pets. Understanding these zoonotic diseases and how to prevent them is an important part of pet ownership.
1/15/200836 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cattitude - Episode 0 Introduction - Welcome to Cattitude

Learn everything there is to know about cats on Cattitude with your host Tom Dock. Each week we’ll spotlight a cool cat breed, give up-to-date advice on cat health, and check out new cat products! So curl up on the couch every week for a purrr-fectly enjoyable time on Cattitude
1/3/20087 minutes, 32 seconds