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!
27 Nov 2010
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
5 Jun 2019
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
24 Oct 2018
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!
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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
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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?
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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
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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.
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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
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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?
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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
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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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Cool Cat Facts with Michelle Fern
26 May 2017
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
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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
25 Jan 2018
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
4 Jan 2019
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
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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
17 Nov 2017
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!
19 Nov 2009
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
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