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  • Review: 67 Reasons Why Cats are Better than Dogs

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    Im not a big fan of the cats are better than dogs meme, because Im not a fan of anything that polarizes people rather than brings them together. For that reason, I was a little hesitant to take a look at 67 Reasons Why Cats are Better than Dogs by Jack Shepherd, the editorial director of the massive social media and entertainment company Buzzfeed. Im glad I decided to check this book out.

    In this tongue-in-cheek collection, Shepherd teamed up with National Geographic to document cats superior...

  • Giveaway: SmartyKat® Feather Whirl™: Final Chance to Win!

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday December 17th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    The SmartyKat Feather Whirl is a great way to exercise your kitties, and it provides endless entertainment for the humans. This innovative toy works at the push of a button. The wand whirls and swirls, mimicking prey and inviting kitties to pounce. The toy has a constantly changing pattern that never repeats itself, so cats wont get bored. Non-toxic and safe for cats and kids, the SmartyKat Feather Whirl is made of durable BHA-free plastic so your cat can grab, chew, pull or bite all he or...

  • Allegra and Ruby’s Kitchen Catification

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday December 16th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    While reading Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamins new book, Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You), I found myself re-evaluating every room in my home, making small changes as I went along, and taking notes for more complex projects that I want to tackle in the future. I also discovered at least three areas in my home that needed immediate catification improvements.

    One of those was my kitchen. My microwave is located on top of a cabinet that puts it at about eye...

  • Review and Giveaway: Simple Solution Pet Hair CleanUp System

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday December 15th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    When you share your life with cats, cat hair is a fact of life, and you pretty much have two options: you give in to the inevitability of it, or you keep trying to find different solutions.

    Simple Solution has launched a new system of products to make pet hair clean up easier. The system is made of up three products.

    The Twin-Head Sweeper has dual heads designed to lay flat and cover two times more surface area than conventional sweepers. One of the dual heads is moveable and flips up to lock...

  • Ask a Cat Vet: What Should I Feed My Cat?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday December 14th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    Guest post by Fern Crist, DVM

    In veterinary school, I was taught to feed cats breakfast cereal.

    This is not a joke. It is hard to imagine anything further removed from a cats evolutionary diet (small animals of the feathered and furred varieties) than a diet consisting of corn, wheat, rice, squash, peas, tapioca, carrots, apples, sage, oregano. The list goes on. Many trendy cat foods today have ingredient lists that look just like this. Sounds like the makings of a wonderful Thanksgiving feast...

  • Allegra and Ruby Write a Letter to Santa

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday December 13th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    Allegra and Ruby finished writing their letter to Santa last week, and they gave me permission to share it with you.

    Dear Santa,

    weve been very good girls this year. We keep Mom company while she works. We pose for pictures so she can share our beauty and cuteness with our friends and fans. We always clean our plates. We snuggle with Mom when she watches TV, and we keep her warm at night. We took care of her when she was under the weather.

    Ruby: I havent gotten in trouble in a very long time.

    ...

  • Mews and Nips: Dying Woman Reunited With Her Cat

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday December 12th, 2014 at 09:00 PM

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    Its not often that I come across a story that is as heart-breakingly beautiful as that of Isis, a two-and-a-half year old cat, and Joan, a terminally ill woman in a South Florida hospice. Its the kind of story that restores your faith in mankind. Joan knows she wont be able to be home again with Isis, but continues to pay the rent on her empty apartment so Isis would have place to stay until a permanent home could be found for her, but with once daily visits from a caretaker, Isis was lonely....

  • SmartyKat® Feather Whirl™ Winner – One More Chance to Win!

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday December 12th, 2014 at 05:54 AM

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    Congratulations, Nancy Dloughy! Youre the winner of a SmartyKat Feather Whirl !

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    And if you didnt win this time, dont worry: youll have one last chance to win!

    Final chance to win a SmartyKat Feather Whirl: December 18!

    *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...