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  • Giveaway: Win Litter Lifter Litter Scoops for Your Cats and Your Favorite Shelter

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I keep our litter boxes scrupulously clean. I pretty much scoop as soon as Allegra or Ruby deposit something in one of our two boxes (especially if its in the one right outside my office). And you better believe I make sure I do a good job, because Allegra, our official box supervisor, always follows behind and makes sure Ive done it right.

    Im a firm believer that if theres something you have to do every day, multiple times a day, you should have the best possible tool to do it with to make it...

  • What to Do When Your Cat Won’t Eat

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Cats can be finicky eaters. Some cats simply decide from one day to the next that they no longer like a food theyve been happily eating before. This can be frustrating for cat guardians, and its not something to take lightly. A cat who stops eating should always be cause for concern. A cat who hasnt eaten anything for more than 24-48 hours may be developing a potentially life-threatening condition called hepatic lipidosis, also known as fatty liver disease.

    Ruling out any underlying medical...

  • Review: Pet Fusion 3 Sided Vertical Scratcher

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday September 15th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Of all the product reviews Allegra and Ruby get to participate in, scratchers are probably their most favorite. They both tend to like a variety of scratchers and scratching surfaces, so we have a lot of different ones throughout our house. They couldnt wait to get to work to test Pet Fusions 3 Sided Vertical Scratcher.

    This eco-friendly scratcher is made from recycled corrugated cardboard. The unique sloped design is perfect for cats who like vertical scratchers it adds a little extra...

  • Nightmares Can Be Murder Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday September 15th, 2014 at 05:48 AM


    Congratulations, Allison C! You won an autographed copy of Nightmares Can Be Murder by Mary Kennedy.

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    Nightmares Can Be Murder is available from Amazon, other online book sellers, and bookstores.

    *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 Nightmares Can Be...

  • New 3-Year Non-Adjuvanted Rabies Vaccine for Cats Now Available

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday September 14th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    There is no question that vaccines save lives, but there is also compelling evidence that implicates vaccines in not just triggering various immune-mediated and other chronic disorders, known as vaccinosis, but alsoinjection site sarcomas. Thankfully, new vaccine guidelines have reduced the recommended frequency of vaccinations for cats, and many cat guardians are choosing to forego even the recommended three-year intervals for most vaccines by choosing titer testing instead.

    Rabies vaccine:...
  • The Conscious Cat Wins Three Certificates of Excellence

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Im delighted to announce that I was awarded three Certificates of Excellence in the Cat Writers Associations annual contest. Each year, the contest recognizes the best of the best in the field of professional writers, broadcasters, photographers and graphic artists who have chosen cats as their subject.

    The certificates were awarded for the following articles:

    Feline Medicine Goes High Tech (first published in the issue of July 2013 issue of Cat Fancy Magazine)

    Estate Planning for Pets: Provide...

  • Mews and Nips: Could Cat Feces Help Cure Cancer?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday September 12th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Could there be a cure for cancer in your cats litter box? Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite whose primary host is the cat. T. gondii causes toxoplasmosis, a rare disease whose highest risk does not come from cat feces, but from eating raw or undercooked meat or unwashed fruit and vegetables, or from gardening in contaminated soil. Cats have been much maligned in the press in recent years for being carriers of this parasite, but a recent study may change this perception. The study found that T....

  • Spirit Essences Holistic Remedies: How to Help Your Cats Find Their Mojo

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday September 11th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Ive been using Spirit Essences successfully for several years, both for my own cats and for my clients cats, with results that sometimes seem to be almost miraculous.

    Spirit Essences are the first and only line formulated by a holistic veterinarian and an animal behaviorist. The company was founded in 1995 by Dr. Jean Hofve, a holistic veterinarian with more than a dozen years experience working with essences in a wide variety of species and settings, and Jackson Galaxy, who helped develop and...

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