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  • How to Deal with Shedding in Cats

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Living with cat hair is a fact of life for all of us. Shedding is a normal process for healthy cats, in which old fur is replaced with new. All cats shed, regardless of whether they are shorthaired or longhaired. Its a myth that longhaired cats shed more; it only seems that way because the fur they shed is so much more visible.

    You cant stop your cat from shedding, nor should you, but there are ways to control shedding. In a recent article for Answers.com, I explored different ways to deal...

  • Caring for Cat Eyes: Signs and Symptoms that May Indicate a Problem

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday March 1st, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Cats dont have as many eye problems as dogs, but feline eye issues tend to frequently be chronic and require a lifetime of care.

    Healthy cat eyes should be clear and bright. The pupils should be of equal size, and the area around the eyeball should be white. Any changes in the eyes appearance or the area around the eye can be an indicator of a health problem.

    In a recent article for Answers.com, I explained the various signs and symptoms of eye problems, and how to care for your cats eyes....

  • 6th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Today is our 6th anniversary! This is a huge milestone for Allegra, Ruby and me, but this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldnt be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.

    6 years, 2,100 posts, 57,500 comments, and 3.5 million page views

    Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 2,100 new posts. 57,500 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with 3.5 million page views, our site is...

  • Mews and Nips: World’s Oldest Living Cat

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday February 27th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Just three weeks ago, we reported on Tiffany Two, the 27-year-old tortie from San Diego who currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the worlds oldest living cat. It looks like Tiffany wont hold her title for very long. Missan, a 29-year-old Swedish farm cat, has Tiffany beat by two years. According to The Telegraph, Åsa Wickberg found Missan as a kitten in 1985, and quickly adopted her. I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the worlds oldest, and I just...

  • Ultimate Peacemaker Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday February 27th, 2015 at 06:31 AM


    Congratulations, Alyce Poalillo! Youre the winner of an Ultimate Peacemaker 3-Remedy Set.

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    Visit Spirit Essences to purchase Ultimate Peacemaker and other remedies.

    *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.

    The post Ultimate Peacemaker Winner appeared first on The...

  • Review: Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    For every rescued cat, theres a story. Some rescue stories are heartwarming, inspiring and joyful. Some make you weep for what some cats had to endure before finding their forever home, and others make you marvel at the serendipity that is so often part of a rescue.

    The twelve cats in Rescued, a collection of stories edited by Janiss Garza, the human behind the late Sparkle the Designer Cat and publisher of the Sparkle Cat blog, come from all sorts of backgrounds. Theyre library cats,...

  • 7 Reasons to Keep Cats Indoors

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Keeping cats indoors can be a controversial topic. Some cat lovers believe that its not natural to keep cats indoors, and that they should have the freedom to go outdoors. However, the fact is that indoor cats live longer and healthier lives, and contrary to what outdoor cat proponents believe, indoor cats can be perfectly happy as long as cat guardians provide a stimulating environment for them.

    In a recent article for Answers.com, I provided 7 compelling reasons why cats should be kept...

  • Is It Okay To Feed Your Cat Table Scraps?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday February 24th, 2015 at 09:00 PM

    Pet food manufacturers would like you to believe that the only food your cat should ever eat is a balanced food coming out of a bag or can. These commercial, often highly processed, foods are labeled as 100% complete, and pet guardians are cautioned against feeding table scraps.

    However, if youre eating a reasonably healthy diet of lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables, and as long as you keep in mind that cats are obligate carnivores, an occasional table scrap for...

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