Welcome to Cat Chat® & Dog Talk®
Looking for CAT CHAT®?
You’re in the right place! After 7 years of her show CAT CHAT® (on what used to be the Martha Stewart channel of SiriusXM satellite radio) Tracie has moved here with a new name and time: CAT CHAT® & DOG TALK® with her co-host Dr. Shawn Messonier, whose show The Natural Vet was also previously on SiriusXM. Together they are live every Tuesday night — to answer all your dog and cat questions! 888-627-6008
Or... Listen to Previous Shows
Want to hear the shows you've missed? Feel free to listen to the podcast right here, or download to a handy dandy device. Listen to previous Cat Chat® & Dog Talk® shows on the podcast page.
CALL IN FOR CHANCE TO WIN
There will be a prize for one lucky caller each week to the show: one free coupon for Cat Attract litter to a caller with a cat question and, for a caller needing dog advice, a limited edition mini-leash bookmark for THE DOG BIBLE!
For business correspondence, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Friends-for-Hats Giveaway!
Please help Dr. Shawn and me reach more pet-lovers with our new radio show, Cat Chat® & Dog Talk®!
We've started a Friends-for-Hats giveaway: if you send me the names and email addresses of 10 friends I'll send you a special CAT CHAT® baseball cap for helping us spread the word about our show — and sharing with your pet-loving friends the many informative and entertaining topics we cover.
The adjustable baseball caps are a limited edition in beige cotton, with the logo of CAT CHAT® custom embroidered above the bill. Quantities are very limited so please act now if this idea appeals to you.
If you were a long time listener and fan of CAT CHAT® on SiriusXM, this is the last memento of that show. If you'd like a really cool "conversation piece" cap that also allows you to invite your friends to listen to our new show, please take advantage of this fun giveaway.
GUARANTEE: I assure you I will only write to your friends one time to introduce them to me and the new show. Then they will be added to the list that gets a weekly announcement of the guests and topics on my NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) Anytime they wish there is an easy way to unsubscribe if they want to. Nothing else will ever happen to their email address — the list is secure and private and never shared in the eight years it has existed.
Weruva's Hilarious Rap Video
Check out the hilarious Weruva Rap Video that explains why cats need only meat.
About Dr Shawn, Tracie's Co-Host
Dr. Messonnier is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and has his own clinic - Paws & Claws Animal Hospital - in Plano, Texas. His special interests include dermatology, cancer, and internal medicine. In addition to serving clients, he has written articles for numerous veterinary and pet publications and is the author of several books, including The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, The Arthritis Solution for Dogs & Cats, The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs, 8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets.
Dr. Shawn is a member of several professional health organizations, including the Oncology (Cancer) Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Texas Veterinary Medical Association. You can learn more about The Natural Vet at www.PetCareNaturally.com.
Cat Chat® & Dog Talk® Sponsors
We are grateful for the generous support of the following companies, which we use ourselves and hope you will, too!
The Honest Kitchen — Tracie has been feeding these raw, dehydrated foods made in a human food factory ever since Lucy started the company – and created the niche of pet food based on high quality, minimally-processed foods from sustainable resources.
Platinum Performance — Tracie has been using the joint supplements and other nutraceuticals made by this company for her horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and herself for years with sensational results – so she is especially proud that Platinum Performance is the founding sponsor of DOG TALK®.
Whole Life Pet is an amazing family-owned and run Super Premium freeze-dried treat company in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, where all of the pure protein treats are made from human grade meat, chicken, turkey and fish. The family controls every aspect of the manufacturing process and works directly with the farmers and fisherman who supply their meats and fish, which are proudly sourced in the USA. Every guest on DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) and Cat Chat® will receive a gift of Whole Life treats to share with their four-legged family members—because “Your Cat Deserves a Treat Today” and Your Dog Needs Fewer but Better Snacks!”
Precious Cat Litter — This wonderful private company, owned and run by a veterinarian who is a Feline Practitioner has joined Tracie's team as a website sponsor.
Weruva — Tracie considers Weruva the gold standard for cat food: it is made in a human food factory using top-notch ingredients. Weruva and their other brand BFF (Best Feline Friend) usually appeal to even the most finicky cats who have become hooked on dry food. Weruva is the food she recommends when you're trying to get a cat off the harmful carbohydrates of "kitty crack" and onto quality protein in a can.
Halo, Purely for Pets — Tracie chose this company's kibble over all others because of their commitment to never use by-products or "meal" which come from inferior protein sources but can boost the protein levels in pet food. She loves Halo because they spend their money on the ingredients that go in their foods, and dedicate what would be an advertising budget to charitable donations to shelters, instead.
Vectra and Vectra 3D — These products use the newest technology to destroy the whole life cycle of fleas and repel and kill ticks; Tracie's dogs are tick-free for the first time ever and in fields and woods that are a serious challenge.
Adaptil & Feliway — Adaptil™ (formerly Dog Appeasing Pheromone or D.A.P.) mimics the properties of the natural pheromones that a mother dog emits to her newborn pups to give them a sense of well being and reassurance, known as “appeasing pheromones. Feliway treats Feliway out-of-litter-box issues and other feline behavior issues.
Animal Lovers Pet Shop — Tomi Takemoti is the devoted proprietor of this specialty pet store http://www.animalloverspetshop.com/in Torrance California that specializes in birds - but Tomi loves our show and proudly wears a limited edition CAT CHAT® baseball cap because she encouraged everyone on her newsletter list to listen and call into the show. She also accepted a special copy of THE CAT BIBLE because she rescues and saves kittens along with birds and reptiles.
Tomi and Jabba, new Tracie Hotchner & Dr. Shawn fans. Tomi is the owner of Animal Lovers Pet Shop in Torrance, CA. Jabba loves playtime with his mom each day.