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  • Giveaway: SmartyKat® Feather Whirl™: 6 Chances to Win!

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday October 1st, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Im always looking for new and fun toys to keep my two high energy girls occupied. When I first saw the SmartyKat Feather Whirl at Superzoo in Las Vegas earlier this year, I was intrigued, and I cant wait to get my hands on one for the girls.

    This innovative toy works at the push of a button. The wand whirls and swirls, mimicking prey and inviting kitties to pounce. The SmartyKat Feather Whirl is a great way to exercise your kitties, and it provides endless entertainment for the humans. The toy...

  • Cat Photography Tips from a Pro

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday September 30th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Anji Martin is a Washington DC based photographer who specializes in wedding photography, portraits and cats. Her company, Potoks World Photography, is named after her beloved cat Potok, who was her best friend. Potok passed away in October of 2013.

    Anjis cat photos are absolutely stunning. She has a way of capturing her feline subjects unique personalities. I was delighted to get a chance to ask Anji some questions about cat photography.

    How did you get started photographing cats?

    When our...

  • “Tortitude” – The Unique Personality of Tortoiseshell Cats: Fact or Fiction?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday September 29th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Five years ago, I wrote a post titled Tortitude: The Unique Personality of Tortoiseshell Cats. The post describes some of the unique traits that many of these beautifully colored cats seem to share: they tend to be strong-willed, a bit hot-tempered, and they can be very possessive of their human. Other words used to describe torties are fiercely independent, feisty and unpredictable. Theyre usually very talkative and make their presence and needs known with anything from a hiss to a meow to a...

  • Why Cats Hate Going to the Vet, and What to Do About It

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday September 28th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    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. 83% of cats are seen by a vet during the first year after theyre adopted, but less than half of them ever return. These statistics are alarming, especially in light of the fact that cats are masters at masking any signs of illness. By the time a cat shows symptoms, a disease may already be in...

  • Conscious Cat Sunday: Overcoming Obstacles, Lil BUB Style

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday September 27th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Every life will have its share of obstacles. Rich or poor, young or old, regardless of social standing or education, everyone struggles in one way or another. We have no control over what life throws at us but we can control how we overcome these obstacles. And when it comes to overcoming obstacles, Lil BUB is not only the most amazing cat on the planet, shes also one of the most inspirational beings.

    BUB, who has captured the hearts of millions around the world, was born with a rare bone...

  • Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday September 27th, 2014 at 03:53 AM


    Per an FDA advisory issued yesterday, Bravo is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

    The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on November 14, 2013 to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.

    1) These products are being recalled...

  • Mews and Nips: What Was the LA Feline Film Festival Like?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday September 26th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Last Sunday, the LA Feline Film Festival drew about 7,000 cat lovers to celebrate their love for cats. Attendees got to meet celebrity cats like Lil BUB, Aragon aka Lord Tubbington, and Tara the Hero Cat, watch the best cat videos of the web on an 80-foot outdoor screen, and check out cat-themed merchandise. The LA Times featured a report and video from the festival, including a look at Lil BUBs Dudes amazing tattoo of her likeness. Our friend Summer, who is in training to be a therapy cat,...

  • Four in a Row: The Conscious Cat Wins the 2014 Pettie for Best Pet Blog

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday September 26th, 2014 at 02:18 PM


    Allegra, Ruby and I are excited to announce that The Conscious Cat won the 2014 Pettie for Best Pet Blog! This is our fourth Pettie win in a row, and we owe it all to you, our readers and friends.

    Were even more excited that this award comes with a $1000 prize, which will go to Kitten Associates, a Connecticut based rescue group founded by my dear friend and fellow Pettie winner Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair.

    Thank you again to all of you who read this blog every day, and who voted...

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