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  • Conscious Cat Sunday: Accepting What Is

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Happiness can only exist in acceptance. George Orwell

    Every single moment in life offers us a choice: we can either be in the moment and accept what is happening, or we can resist it. This is a lesson that life tends to throw at us over and over. Whether its weather throwing a wrench into our plans, or a friend or co-worker not cooperating with our wishes, gracefully accepting what is can be challenging.

    Resistance is part of human nature. We want things to be a certain way, and when theyre...

  • Texts from Mittens Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 08:00 PM

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    Congratulations, Fatima! Youre the winner of a copy of Texts from Mittens by Angie Bailey!

    Look for an email from Ingrid.*

    The Texts from Mittens is available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

    *Winners are 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 or announcement of winners name(s) on The Conscious Cat. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen.

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  • Mews and Nips: Cat Cafés in China

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday April 17th, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    When we think of China and pets, its often with negative connotations of dangerous ingredients in pet food and treats and low quality toys. However, there are plenty of cat (and dog) lovers in China: the country is reported to be home to 27 million dogs and 11 million cats. And as a result of this growing interest in pets, cat cafes have also become popular. Life with Cats recently reported on life inside a Beijing cat cafe, where the cafes owner considers the resident cats her children. Read...

  • Ruby’s Reflections: 4th Adoption Anniversary

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday April 16th, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Hi everyone, its Ruby! Today is a very special day for me! Its my 4th adoption anniversary! Four years ago today, Mom brought me home to live with her and Allegra. What a great day that was! I am such a lucky girl.

    Some fun facts about me: Did you know that my name in my original vet record was Lovebug? Thats because thats what I am! Did you know that Im a petite little girl? I know its hard to tell in photos of me sometimes, but I only weigh seven pounds, and Im pretty short. Mom says Im like...

  • Giveaway: Feline Spirit Silver Bracelet from Trollbeads

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday April 15th, 2015 at 10:00 PM

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    I am delighted to be able to bring you a very special giveaway today: a Feline Spirit Bracelet from Trollbeads. This stunning silver bracelet features a silver bead in the shape of a family of kittens and a purple prism glass bead.

    Trollbeads is an exquisite set of interchangeable jewelry pieces which let you create your own look. At the heart of the collection are the beads themselves. Each piece takes its inspiration from mythology, astrology, fairy tales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity,...

  • Feline Health Gets a Moment in the Spotlight on Discovery Channel’s Innovations

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday April 14th, 2015 at 10:00 PM

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    Americas cats are facing a healthcare crisis. The findings of a feline health study conducted by Bayer Health Care found that 52% of Americas 74 million cats are not receiving regular veterinary care. There are many reasons, first among them the perception that cats are self-sufficient. And while cats may be more independent than dogs, theyre also masters at hiding signs of illness, which is why regular veterinary exams are so important. The second problem is that taking a cat to the vet is...

  • Canine Flu Virus May Affect Cats

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday April 14th, 2015 at 06:05 AM

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    The canine influenza virus (CIV) that has affected at least 1,000 dogs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana in the last month, resulting in five canine deaths, may also be a danger for cats. Previously thought to be caused by the H3N8 strain, which has been circulating in North America since 2004, recent tests from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) and the New York State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory at Cornell University have identified the strain as H3N2.

    It is...

  • Review: Vesper Cat Furniture

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday April 13th, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    I first saw the new Vesper line of cat furniture from Hagen at Superzoo in Las Vegas last summer. I fell in love with it on the spot. Its quite possibly the most beautiful line of cat furniture Ive seen, and I see a lot of cat furniture. When I saw it again at Global Pet Expo last month, I loved it just as much, and picked it as my choice for Best in Show.

    The entire line offers the purrfect combination of beautiful design, cat-friendly materials and absolutely wonderful workmanship. All of...

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