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  • The Jackson Galaxy Collection by Petmate Lets Cats Play the Way Nature Intended

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday July 25th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I got a closer look at the new Jackson Galaxy Collection from Petmate at the Superzoo pet product expo in Las Vegas earlier this week. The line, featuring toys, tunnels, wands, hideaways and more, was first introduced at Global Pet Expo in March of this year. This groundbreaking collection of toys was developed by Jackson and is based on his 20+ years of experience of working with cats.

    Designed around the concept of hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, sleep, every product in this collection...

  • Pet First Aid Kit Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday July 25th, 2014 at 06:34 AM


    Congratulations, Raine! Youre the winner of a Pet First Aid Kit from the ASPCA.

    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.

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  • Review: A Tiger’s Tale by Laura Morrigan

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    As is often the case for me, the cover of A Tigers Tale is what initially drew me to the book. My eye immediately went to the little black kitten on the rock! When I read the synopsis, I was hooked:

    When a normally mellow tiger at a rescue facility trees a terrified vet, animal behaviorist Grace Wilde needs to use her psychic ability to get to the root of the problem

    A Tigers Tale is the second book in Laura Morrigans Call of the Wilde series, featuring veterinarian and animal behaviorist Grace...

  • Don’t Believe These 5 Common Myths About Cats

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Cats dont have nine lives, and they dont suck the breath out of babies. While its pretty obvious to most rational human beings that these two myths are not true, there are a many other tall tales about cats that may not be as obvious, but are also completely false. Perhaps this is because cats, despite having lived with humans for thousands of years, still remain a mystery even to those of us who know and love them.

    Some myths and misconceptions are simply silly, but many can be dangerous and...

  • Five Pillars of a Healthy Feline Environment

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    At their core, cats are still wild animals, and while weve invited them into our homes to share our lives, we cant expect them to completely give up all their instincts. We have to look at our living space from the cats point of view and provide an environment that keeps them stimulated. Feline behavior experts agree. Jackson Galaxy introduced the concept of catification on his hit show My Cat From Hell. Catifying your environment means providing a space for your cats where they can exercise...

  • What Is IMHA and How Did My Cat Get It?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a condition where the cats immune system turns against itself and attacks the patients own red blood cells. The immune systems antibodies (blood proteins that are designed to counteract substances the body recognizes as alien, such as viruses and bacteria) target red blood cells for destruction.

    IMHA is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. Patients are often unstable, and treatment can be lengthy and costly. Cats who are susceptible to IMHA...

  • Do Cats Get Colds?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday July 20th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes, lack of appetite, fever most humans know these symptoms only too well. If you see them in your cat, chances are, your cat has contracted an upper respiratory infection very similar to a cold.

    Cold like symptoms can be caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. The two most common viruses that cause upper respiratory infections in cats are herpes and calici. Bacterial infections are most commonly caused by mycoplasma pneumoniae, bordatella...

  • Conscious Cat Sunday: The Value of Taking a Break

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday July 19th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. Harry Emerson Fosdick

    When you run your own business and work from home, the way I do, you dont have a set work day or work week. Its easy to forget to take breaks, especially when youre doing what you love. Thankfully, I have Allegra and Ruby to remind me to take frequent breaks throughout the day, but sometimes, I feel like I need a whole day off and thats what Im going to try to do today.

    Taking a break can help you gain perspective, recharge...

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