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  • Catification Winners

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 05:50 AM


    Congratulations to Summer, Fur Everywhere and Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal! You won an autographed copy of Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin.

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    *Winners were selected by random drawing. Winners need to provide a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours of receipt of notification e-mail. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen.


  • Cats Against Cancer: Precious Cat Litter Wants to Leave Cancer in the Dust

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    When it comes to cat litter, I have yet to find a litter I like better than Dr. Elseys Precious Cat. This litter has been our go to litter for many years. It clumps better than any other clay litter, it has virtually no dust, and, most importantly, my cats like it. And yes, Im well aware of the controversy around clay litter, but Ive found that many cats dont like the alternative litters certainly, none of mine ever have. And no matter how much the human in charge may like the idea of these...

  • Review: Sugarboy’s Paca Pet Pouf

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I met Shelly Habel, the creator of Sugarboys, at the National Capital Cat Show in September. Her booth displayed some of the most beautiful handmade cat products Id seen in quite some time, including the fabulous Paca Pet Pouf. Shelly makes toys and beds for cats and dogs. I was thrilled when she offered to send an Original Paca Pet Pouf for review.

    The Paca Pet Pouf by Sugarboys is a unique handmade pet bed, inspired by Shellys three cats, Poni, Beemer and Mowgli, who discovered the plush...

  • Dr. Catsby Food Bowl Provides Relief from Whisker Stress

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 05:12 AM


    Have you noticed your cat pulling food out of the bowl, throwing it next to the bowl, and then proceeding to eat it? Perhaps your cat uses her paw to fish food out of her food bowl? Does she constantly demand food even though her bowl is half full? Does she consistently finishes only part of her meal? If you notice any of these signs, your cat may be experiencing whisker stress.

    What is whisker stress?

    Whiskers are extremely sensitive, and when a food bowl is too narrow and too deep, a cat is...

  • Keep Your Cats Safe and Happy at Halloween

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I bet if cats had their say, theyd abolish Halloween. From a cats perspective, theres not much to love about a holiday when strangers come knocking at your door, your humans dress up in weird outfits and scary looking masks, and some humans even try to put you in costumes. The following tips will help you reduce the stress of this holiday for your feline family members and keep them safe so everyone can have a happy Halloween.

    Decorations, electrical cords and candles

    Keep decorations and...

  • Better With Pets Summit Celebrates Human Animal Bond

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday October 18th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Earlier this week, I had a chance to attend the Better with Pets Summit in New York City. The summit was sponsored by Purina*, and while my nutritional philosophy differs greatly from that of Purina when it comes to species-appropriate nutrition for cats, I appreciate the work the company is doing to foster the human-animal bond. This years summit focused on how technology and scientific advances are leading to a brighter future with our pets. The daylong event featured 15 expert...

  • Mews and Nips: Cat Receives Lifesaving Blood Transfusion from a Dog

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday October 17th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Buttercup, a Florida cat whose red blood cell count had fallen to dangerously low levels, received a transfusion of canine blood that save her life. Buttercups veterinarians didnt have ready access to feline blood, and time was of the essences. Cross-species transfusions are a risky procedure. You cant give type A blood to a type B blood cat because itll cause a severe immune reaction, said Dr. Sean Perry, who performed the procedure at Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Florida.It was actually...

  • Review: Lola: Diary of a Rescued Cat by Dawn White

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday October 16th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    When Dawn White first saw the photo of a sick, pathetic looking tabby on Facebook, she was looking for a companion for her then almost three-year-old black and white Lexy. At the time, Lola was being cared for at Manhattan Cat Specialists after being rescued from a kill shelter. As happens to so many of us, there wassomething in Lolas eyes that drew Dawnin. She visited Lola at the veterinary clinic, and it was, as she writes in Lola: Diary of a Rescue Cat, the second best decision I ever...

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