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  • Why Is My Cat Spraying and How Can I Stop It?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday January 27th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Inappropriate elimination (urinating outside the litter box) is one of the most commonly reported problems in cats. Some of these cats have issues with some aspect of their litter box, others have a medical condition that may make urinating painful, and some are urine marking, a behavior that is also known as spraying.

    Cat guardians often confuse urinating and spraying. Urine spraying is a territorial behavior. Cats stand upright and deposit a small amount of urine on vertical surfaces. Cats...

  • Enter the Tidy Cats® Littervention Contest to Win A Two-Year Supply of LightWeight Litter

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday January 26th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    If youre getting tired of lifting heavy litter, this contest may be just what youve been looking for. Tidy Cats teamed up with design enthusiast and lifestyle expert Jenni Pulos to make over one lucky cats litter box area.

    Like most things in your home, cat litter isnt a one-size-fits-all different lifestyles call for different types of litter, said Jenni Pulos. Through this contest, Tidy Cats and I are showing the lighter side of litter by bringing Tidy Cats LightWeight to cat lovers and...

  • Fear in Cats: More Than Just an Emotional Problem During Veterinary Visits

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday January 25th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Did you know that you can actually find the word scaredy-cat in the Merriam Webster dictionary? If you have one of those fearful cats, you already know that her fear may be affecting her quality of life. A fearful cat is a stressed cat. Fear or anxiety is more than just an emotional problem for cats. It can also cause many serious physical health problems and aggravate others.

    Fear and anxiety in the veterinary clinic

    Fear and anxiety are common for cats when they have to visit the...

  • Conscious Cat Sunday: Why Your Mindset Matters

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday January 24th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Ive been spending quite a bit of time lately thinking about how important it is to maintain a positive mindset and how challenging it can be in a world that constantly bombards us with messages that are anything but positive.

    Everything you think and speak affects your mindset

    Maintaining a positive mindset requires commitment and discipline. If you wake up first thing in the morning and think about how hard your day is going to be and how many problems youll be facing, then chances are,...

  • Mews and Nips: Cat Saves Baby from Freezing to Death

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday January 23rd, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Masha, a long-haired tabby cat, saved the life of a baby abandoned in the streets of Russia after she climbed into the box he was discarded in and kept him warm, health officials said. The New York Post reports that Masha got the attention of passers by by meowing. She is very placid and friendly, so when I heard her meowing, I thought that perhaps she had injured herself, said Obninsk city resident Irina Lavrova. Normally she would have come and said hello to me. You can imagine my shock...

  • Sushi Float Hello Kitty Lucky Cat Bracelet Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday January 23rd, 2015 at 01:57 PM


    Congratulations, Esme! You won our giveaway of a Hello Kitty Lucky Cat Bracelet from Sushi Float!

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    To see more of Sushi Floats magical products, please visit Sushi Float on Etsy.

    *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 Sushi Float Hello Kitty Lucky Cat...

  • A Farewell to Cat Fancy Magazine

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday January 22nd, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Earlier this week, I received Cat Fancys 50th Anniversary issue in the mail. Its also, sadly, the magazines final issue. I had known about the magazines demise since the beginning of December, when I received a call from editor Susan Logan-McCracken. As a contributing writer, I very much appreciated that Susan took the time for this personal notification.

    Cat Fancy was acquired by I-5 Publishing at the beginning of 2013. In July of 2014, the acquisition of Catster made I-5 Publishing the world...

  • It’s National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Cats communicate in many different ways. Their primary means of communication is body language, but they also communicate vocally. Its up to us as their guardians to learn how to interpret their communications, but no matter how well trained a human may be in learning to speak feline, sometimes, we all wish our cats could talk. Apparently, somebody felt that this wish for better interspecies understanding deserved a national holiday, because believe it or not, today is National Answer Your...

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