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Dr. Kathryn Primm on Pet Life Radio

You have heard all the cat myths. Do cats have nine lives? You have watched your cat do quirky things. Why does your cat follow you to the bathroom? We live with these tiny predators, yet we do not truly know them. What do they really need to eat? How do their minds work? Cats are still an enigma. How do you keep your cat fit and healthy? If it is related to cats, I will relate it to you! Together in this cat podcast and radio show, we will explore all aspects of the “cat-o-sphere” and learn everything we can about cats from all kinds of cats-perts and me, Dr. Kat!

Let’s laugh and learn and make cat lives better together on Nine Lives with Dr. Kat.


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Episode 12 - Psychology and Psychosis of the Human Animal Bond

What makes an animal hoarder different from an animal lover?  Cat lovers have a psychology all their own, as do animal abusers and animal hoarders. We talk with psychologist, Art Markman, about the how’s and why’s of human brains when it comes to pets.  We find out why we love cats and why we grieve the loss of cats. His answers may surprise you.

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Episode 11 - Warning: Content Not for the Squeamish!

Author of Gory Details on National Geographic, Erika Engelhaupt joins me today to take our cat talk to a whole new level! Do you think that your cat would eat you if you died? How nasty is a cat’s mouth? Can cats actually be paid mercenaries?  Find out on this episode: Gory, Gruesome and Grim Nine Lives with Dr. Kat.

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Episode 10 - Are You and Your Pets Disaster Ready?

Pets can add a lot to life, but also some special considerations when dealing with disaster.  We talk with a Debbie Martin, behavior specialist and survivor of Hurricane Katrina with her pets about Do's and Don'ts for evacuation prep and how to maintain a semblance of normal life for yourself and your pets. Debbie learned a lot about how to plan and evacuate safely with a truckload of animals and she can help you too!

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Episode 9 - Why Does My Cat Do That?

Is your cat a thug? Will he knock your stuff off the counters with you looking right at him? Answers to the age old question: Why Does My Cat Do That?

Internationally acclaimed Veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Gary Landsberg joins us today to explain some fun and quirk cat behaviors. His insights will help you understand how your cat works and even learn how to work with your cat's natural tendencies to make life better for you both!

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Episode 8 - Are You "Catified"? Did You Know That Your Home Can Be Gorgeous and Super Cat Friendly?

We are so thrilled to welcome Kate Benjamin, cat style expert, to talk about who your cat is and interesting ways to meet her natural needs inside your home. Her ideas can exercise your cat's mind and body, helping her feel more at ease living indoors. Kate has tips about litter box care and organization to make litter box habits healthy and easy. Her design ideas even account for the changes that may need to happen as your cats age. Find out how to better coexist with your cats and look good doing it!

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Episode 7 - Cats Versus Dogs

Can it ever work? Families of today are dynamic and ever changing. When you need to integrate pets, you don’t want them to “fight like cats and dogs”! We have dog-training expert, Victoria Stilwell with us to weigh on how to make cats and dogs live in harmony. She will share tips and pearls of wisdom to help whether you have a cat and are adding a dog or vice versa. Learn about cats and dogs and what you can do to create a happy home for all!

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Episode 6 - Does Your Cat Need Surgery? 5 Critical Things You Should Know to Improve the Outcome

Obviously what your veterinarian does can affect the way your pet responds and recovers from a surgical procedure, but did you know that there are things you can do to make the surgery and recovery better for your cat? Join me with Dr. Courtney Campbell, a veterinary surgeon, to explore the things cat lovers may not know that can make a difference in surgical outcomes.

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Episode 5 - What are we Missing? The Most Common Disorder in All Cats?

Maybe your cat is suffering from this. Find out about this undiagnosed issue that is present in large numbers of cats and what you can do about it. We will talk with nationally recognized America’s Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker about ways to recognize and manage this problem.  Cats failing to use their litter or fighting with other family cats, even destructive clawing or aggressiveness could all be related to this issue. Let’s find out what it is and make a plan to fix it!

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Episode 4 - Crazy Cat People? Cat Owner Confessions

Do you kiss your cat? Treat her better than your spouse? This episode, we welcome Steve Dale, national pet program host and certified animal behavior consultant to talk about why we do what we do with our cats and what they might think about it! Let’s have a little fun chatting about cat people and cats. We explore what we do and what they do and try to uncover why and find out what interesting and groundbreaking new research is saving cats’ lives too!

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Episode 3 - The Brain of the Cat: Are We Ruining Them Because We Don't Understand Them?

When do kittens learn who they are? Is a cat's disposition more from his mom or his dad? Are there strategies we can use to help cats grow up happy? Why do behavior issues come up and what can we do to help or prevent them?   Let's explore how cats think with Debbie Martin, licensed veterinary technician and specialist in behavior and see what we can do to help our cats be happy. 

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Episode 2 - DIY Tricks: Make Your Cat's Life Better ‘On the Cheap’

Have you thought about what makes your cat happy? Maybe you should. Today, we will talk with Dr. Lynn Bahr who is a veterinarian and  Feline Enrichment Specialist. Dr. Bahr loves to share ways you can use what you have to make cat friendly spaces and she even innovates cool cat products herself! Be the first to hear about her newest cat product, Hide and Sneak.

She has ideas that you have never thought of to make your cat’s day more fun. We may say that curiosity kills the cat, but really we can use that curiosity to make fun for cats and their people!

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Episode 1 - Tips for Fur-ever After with a Cat or Kitten

Think you might want a kitten? Do you know the most important questions to ask? What about where to get her? What about if you already have a cat? Are you sure you are meeting his needs?  Dr. Denise Radford is our expert today and we delve into the mysteries of cats.

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