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  • Weruva Review: Cat Food Good Enough to Eat

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 PM


    If youve read this blog for any length of time, you know that Im passionate about species-appropriate nutrition for cats. Cats are obligate carnivores, and they need meat not only to survive, but to thrive. The optimal diet for a cat is a properly formulated raw, home-cooked or grain-free canned diet.

    I maintain a small list of recommended brands on this site. The foods on this list are foods I either currently feed to Allegra and Ruby, or have fed to them in the past. This list is not meant...

  • Scratch Lounge Review: A Unique Cardboard Scratcher

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday April 21st, 2014 at 11:00 PM


    One of my favorite products at Global Pet Expo was the Scratch Lounge. I was delighted when the company sent us one to review and so were Allegra and Ruby!

    The Scratch Lounge is a good size, sturdy cardboard scratcher. The unique, patented three-sided design lets cats scratch to their hearts content, but it also gives them an alternative place to nap.

    It didnt take my two little product testers long to decide that the Scratch Lounge was a welcome new addition to our home. As you can see in the...

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease in Cats

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday April 20th, 2014 at 11:00 PM


    Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)is an inherited condition in which small, liquid-filled cysts develop on the kidneys. These cysts multiply in number and grow in size over time. The increasing size eventually takes over healthy kidney tissue and can lead to potentially fatal kidney failure.

    Genetic predisposition for some breeds

    Even though this disease has been reported for decades, there is no explanation for why these cysts develop, except for a genetic anomaly that is seen primarily in...

  • Happy Easter

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday April 19th, 2014 at 11:00 PM


    from Ruby, Allegra and Ingrid

    Conscious Cat Sunday will go on hiatus for the next three weeks so we may bring you a very special three part series. Stay tuned!

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  • Mews and Nips: Pet Travel Tips from Jackson Galaxy

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday April 18th, 2014 at 11:00 PM


    Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy knows cats. Jackson also knows a lot about traveling. Between filming episodes for My Cat from Hell in locations around the United States, and appearing at various events around the country, Jackson told Condé Nast Traveler that he expects to be traveling in the neighborhood of 200 to 225 days this year. As a result, Jackson knows how to make a hotel room feel like home, for you and your four-legged travel companion. Read Jacksons tips on traveling with pets on The...

  • MeowBox Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday April 18th, 2014 at 07:27 AM


    Congratulations, Morgana Meverden! Youre the winner of a MeowBox for your kitties!

    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.

    The post MeowBox Winner appeared first on The Conscious Cat.

  • Review and Giveaway: Grey Howl by Clea Simon

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 11:00 PM


    Clea Simons Dulcie Schwartz mystery series, featuring the Harvard graduate student, along with her kitten Esme and the spirit of her departed cat, Mr. Grey, has become one of my favorite cat mysteries. In Grey Howl, the seventh installment of the series, we find Dulcie helping with preparations for a prestigious literature conference. Dulcie is in the final stages of her doctoral thesis about an obscure gothic novel by a mysterious author, and she is excited about presenting her paper at the...

  • Ruby’s Reflections: 3rd Adoption Anniversary

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at 11:30 PM


    Hi, everyone, its Ruby! Today is a very special day for me: three years ago today, my mom brought me home! The last three years have been the best!

    Look at the fun collage Mom of kitten pictures that made for me for my anniversary! My favorite is the one of Mom holding my carrier, the day she picked me up from my foster family. She looks so happy. Mom says I still look like a kitten, but Im a big girl now!

    I cant wait to see what Allegra and Ruby have planned for me today. I hope it involves...

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