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  • Review and Giveaway: SwheatScoop Natural Clumping Litter

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    The variety of alternative litters on the market now is growing every day. From corn to pine to walnut shells, I find it fascinating what manufacturers are coming up with.

    Im well aware of the controversy around traditional clay litter, but Ive found that many cats dont like the alternative litters. And ultimately, if your cat wont use a litter, its no good, no matter how environmentally friendly it may be!

    SwheatScoop, a wheat based natural clumping litter, has been on the market for more than...

  • Animal Planet Casting Couch: Casting Now Open for My Cat From Hell

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Youve watched Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy come to the rescue of behaviorally challenged cats and their humans for four seasons. Armed with his signature guitar case filled with cat toys, Spirit Essences and other training aids, Jackson trains the humans as much as he trains the cats, since the majority of feline behavior problems are usually caused by humans who dont understand cats natural behaviors.

    If you think your cat could use Jacksons help, now is your chance. Casting is now open for...

  • Review: e-cloth Pet Grooming Mitt

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday August 18th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    There are numerous benefits to grooming your cat on a regular basis. Grooming increases circulation, its kind of like a mini massage. Its also a great way to bond with your cat. The calming, repetitive motion of grooming can have a relaxing effect on your cat (and on you!). And of course, grooming also helps remove loose hair, which means less shedding.

    Not all cats enjoy being groomed. If your cat is not receptive to grooming, start slow, and gradually increase the time you spend grooming....

  • Should You Buy Your Cat’s Medication Online?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday August 17th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Im sure youve seen the claims: Discounted Pet Drugs! No prescription necessary! Convenient home delivery! Theres no question that prescription drugs are expensive, but is it really such a good idea to buy your cats medications online?

    There are plenty of reputable internet pharmacies that sell pet drugs at a discounted price, but there are others that violate federal, state, and sometimes international pharmacy laws. Additionally, illegal online pharmacies may sell medications that are...

  • Conscious Cat Sunday: Introverts and Extroverts

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    The terms introvert and extrovert are often misunderstood. Just because someone is bubbly and outgoing doesnt necessarily mean theyre an extrovert, and just because someone is shy and quiet doesnt automatically make them an introvert. The difference between introverts and extroverts has to do with how both types gain or loose energy. Introverts are drained by being around people for extended periods of time and need alone time to recharge. Extroverts thrive on interaction with others and tend...

  • Mews and Nips: Hero Cat Alerts Woman to Husband’s Heart Attack

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday August 15th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    In yet another story of a cat saving her humans life, 15-year -old Cleo alerted her guardian, Pauline Jenkins, when her husband Richard was having a heart attack. Jenkins knew something was wrong when the normally laid-back Cleo started running up and down the stairs and behaving strangely. When Richard complained of chest pains and Cleo clambered onto the bed to be next to him, Pauline called for help. Paramedics arrived and confirmed Richard had suffered a heart attack and needed emergency...

  • Review: Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday August 14th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    When it comes to unusual feline lifestyles, Bailey, a three-year-old seal point Siamese, is leading quite the life. Bailey lives on board a 37-foot yacht just outside Rome, Italy, with her human guardians. Bailey has been cruising the Mediterranean since 2011. His adventures were first chronicled on his blog, which was the basis for Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat. Eventually, Bailey hopes to cruise around the world with his two humans.

    The book describes Baileys life on board,...

  • Cat Sounds: What Do Your Cat’s Vocal Expressions Mean?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday August 13th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Cats communicate in so many different ways. One of the primary ways of feline communication is body language. Yesterday, we talked about marking behavior, which can include scent marking, head bunting, scratching and kneading as well as less common behaviors such as middening. And of course, cats also express themselves with a wide range of vocal expressions, from meowing, hissing and growling to chirping, chattering and purring.

    In a recent article for Answers.com, I explored cats various...

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