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  • Allegra’s World: It’s my 5th Birthday

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday August 26th, 2014 at 10:00 PM

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    Im five years old today! Mom says she cant believe it. She says it seems like only yesterday that I came to live with her as a rambunctious little kitten.

    Mom says Ive grown into a lovely young lady. She says my manners have improved considerably since the early days, when I chewed off the edges of furniture and attacked Moms ankles. There was a time when Mom was so frustrated that she actually got some advice on how to deal with me from Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy!

    Mom says Ive come a long way...

  • Review: ökocat Natural Wood Clumping Litter

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday August 25th, 2014 at 10:00 PM

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    Ill be honest right from the start: I use clay litter. Even though theres an ever growing array of more eco-friendly, alternative litters on the market, I have yet to find one that Allegra and Ruby will actually use and when it comes to cat litter, ultimately, its your cats call of what goes in the box, right?

    Im always interested to learn about new products, and when we had a chance to test the new ökocat Natural Wood Clumping Litter from Healthy Pet, I was intrigued. As the name implies,...

  • Disaster Preparedness for Cats

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday August 24th, 2014 at 10:00 PM

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    How many times have you watched an unfolding disaster on the news and wondered how you would cope if it were to happen to you? Would you be ready to evacuate your home with your cats on short notice if you had to?

    Make a plan

    It is absolutely imperative to have an emergency plan for your family that includes your cats. By planning ahead, you will greatly increase your cats chances of surviving in the event of an emergency.

    Prepare an emergency kit

    Have an emergency kit ready for your cats....

  • A Tribute to Sparkle

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday August 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 PM

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    The cat blogging universe lost one of its shining stars. Sparkle the Designer Cat, also known as the Dear Abby of the feline world, passed away last week after dealing with multiple illnesses. In a heart touching final post on Thursday, Sparkle thanked her fans for their support over the more than eleven years of love and support.

    Sparkle was the author of two books, Dear Sparkle: Advice from One Cat to Another, and Dear Sparkle: Advice from One Cat to Another, both edited by her human, Janiss...

  • Mews and Nips: British Airways Introduces “Paws and Relax”

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 PM

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    Flying is going to get a little less stressful for British Airways passengers. The airline figured that since watching adorable videos of cats (and puppies) on the internet is relaxing, why not introduce an entire channel dedicated to light-hearted footage of cats and dogs. British Airways will launch its new Paws and Relax channel on long haul flights this September. We discovered some scientific research that proves watching images of cute animals can actually lower your heart rate and...

  • Ruby’s Reflections: Meditating with Mom

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 10:00 PM

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    Hi, everyone! Its Ruby! Its been forever since Mom let me write something here. Ive been hard at work helping her with product reviews, being Moms office assistant, and, my most important job of them all, keeping my sister Allegra in line. Whats that, Allegra? You keep me in line? <kitty snort>

    Anyway, one of my jobs is to help Mom meditate every morning. She says meditation is important for her physical, mental and spiritual health. I have no idea what those big words mean, but what I...

  • Review and Giveaway: SwheatScoop Natural Clumping Litter

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday August 20th, 2014 at 10:00 PM

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    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

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    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...

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