#8 Dr. Andrea Tasi: 100% Cats, 100% Homeopathy

It’s not often you find a vet like Dr. Andrea Tasi, who knew even before vet school that she’d do an all-feline practice. What makes her unique, though, is that she shifted her practice to fully homeopathic and that changed everything.

Join us as Dr. Tasi speaks to the uniqueness of this species, the challenges they face in “domestication” (Ha! Let’s use that word loosely), being both a predator and prey simultaneously, the challenges of homeopathy, and how to interpret litter box troubles, the area that leads many cats to be given up for adoption. It need not be so!

Links for this episode

For cat nutrition information with emphasis on raw/lightly cooked diets:

For cat behavior/training information:
TOTAL CAT MOJO book by Jackson Galaxy
THE TRAINABLE CAT book by Sarah Ellis and John Bradshaw
CAT SENSE book by John Bradshaw

All of Pam Johnson Bennett’s books are great too:
THINK LIKE A CAT, CAT WISE, and CAT VS CAT: KEEPING PEACE WHEN YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CAT are great references. CAT VS CAT has just come out in a newly revised edition.
Her website is www.catbehaviorassociates.com

My favorite litter is Dr. Elsey’s ULTRA litter. His family owned company makes many nice products including foods (because I know it is pie in the sky that everyone can feed a raw food diet):

Nice high sided/uncovered litter boxes made out of recycled plastic:

IMPORTANT: Dr. Tasi’s practice is all local and is full. She doesn’t offer phone consulting. BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t find an excellent homeopathic vet to help your cats, dogs, horses, what ever!

Simply visit my Recommended Resources page, scroll down to the AVH list and watch the video on my “vetted process” for choosing a good, well qualified homeopathic vet. Distance matters not a lick to get good work done.

Thanks for listening!

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Next week: Thomas Sandberg, an animal naturopath who’s changing the world’s expectations of dog and cat longevity with his extensive study on raw feeding. Great Danes started it, living into their teens, when their “norms” were often 6-8 years of life, tops. Don’t miss this one if you’d like your animal to be a healthy,Vital record breaker!

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  1. Gay Hullar on November 2, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Really enjoyed this podcast. My Mom has cats and has been battling the litter box issues. I’m going to share some of Dr. Tasi’s tips with her. But, I am going to change the subject here. In September you sent out a newsletter with an article about the use of aspirin in cattle after after calving and the better choice of Arnica. In the article you used the term “bossy” for cows. Where did this come from? I’m from Wisconsin. As a kid that’s what we always called our cows. Recently we purchased a home in Texas with acreage, which a neighbor pastured his cows on. I called them bossys. My husband looked at me like I was crazy and asked why I called them that. I said I didn’t know, except that’s what we always called them. Do you or anyone else know what the origins of the term are?

    • Will Falconer, DVM on November 6, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      It’s got to be very old: the species name of cattle is Latin: Bos spp.

  2. Vicki Smith on October 26, 2020 at 10:45 am

    I enjoyed Dr Tasi’s tips and feeding/litter recommendations. Very helpful and informative.

  3. Astrid Luethe on October 20, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I really enjoyed this podcast with Dr Tasi ! A raw, and fresh common sense look at Cats. Thank you both for your vibrant, informative discussion

  4. Diane on October 20, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Thank you so much for this info! Very valuable to me

    Does dr taxi have a website etc. where does she practice?

  5. Pam on October 20, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I look forward to learning more about cats. I have four right now and although they have their catio and indoor trees and playtime and have six litter boxes that are scooped three times a day, and are on a raw food diet, I know I can do more for them. I just gotta know what more I can do!

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