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  • Lil BUB Is Writing a New Book, and You Can Help Determine the Ending

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday April 20th, 2015 at 10:00 PM


    Lil BUB is on a mission to make the world a better place. This magical little cat has raised already raised well over $125,000 for animals in need, and shes not anywhere near done yet. For her latest project, BUB has teamed up with Norbert, an adorable therapy dog, to write a book titled Norbert and Lil BUB: What Can Little We Do?

    Individually, BUB and Norbert have already touched the lives of millions; just think of what they could do together as a team! By combining their superpowers, they...

  • Music May Benefit Cats During Surgery

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday April 19th, 2015 at 10:00 PM


    Ive previously written about how music helps cats relax. A study at Colorado State University is looking at how classical music can help make a veterinary visit less stressful and thus lead to better veterinary care for cats. Music specifically engineered for cats can have a calming effect and even help with behavior problems. More recently, a study at the University of Lisbon in Portugal looked at another aspect of how music can help cats: they measured the respiratory rates and pupil...

  • 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


    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.


  • 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


    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


    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...

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