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  • Review: Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    For every rescued cat, theres a story. Some rescue stories are heartwarming, inspiring and joyful. Some make you weep for what some cats had to endure before finding their forever home, and others make you marvel at the serendipity that is so often part of a rescue.

    The twelve cats in Rescued, a collection of stories edited by Janiss Garza, the human behind the late Sparkle the Designer Cat and publisher of the Sparkle Cat blog, come from all sorts of backgrounds. Theyre library cats,...

  • 7 Reasons to Keep Cats Indoors

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Keeping cats indoors can be a controversial topic. Some cat lovers believe that its not natural to keep cats indoors, and that they should have the freedom to go outdoors. However, the fact is that indoor cats live longer and healthier lives, and contrary to what outdoor cat proponents believe, indoor cats can be perfectly happy as long as cat guardians provide a stimulating environment for them.

    In a recent article for Answers.com, I provided 7 compelling reasons why cats should be kept...

  • Is It Okay To Feed Your Cat Table Scraps?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday February 24th, 2015 at 09:00 PM

    Pet food manufacturers would like you to believe that the only food your cat should ever eat is a balanced food coming out of a bag or can. These commercial, often highly processed, foods are labeled as 100% complete, and pet guardians are cautioned against feeding table scraps.

    However, if youre eating a reasonably healthy diet of lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables, and as long as you keep in mind that cats are obligate carnivores, an occasional table scrap for...

  • James Bowen to Open Bob’s World Cat Café in London

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday February 23rd, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    James Bowen and his cat Bob have been capturing hearts ever since A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life was first published in the UK in the spring of 2012. The book has since become an international bestseller. There are reports of a movie deal, and just last week, news broke of a licensing deal for Bob themed merchandise. Im a huge fan of James and Bob, and for me, its been a joy to watch this unlikely success story of a former drug addict and his rescued cat unfold. James and...

  • How to Check Your Cat’s Vital Signs

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday February 22nd, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Do you know how to check your cats vital signs? Do you know what a cats normal temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate are? Since cats are masters at hiding illness, its up to cat guardians to look for even subtle changes. Knowing your cats normal vital signs will help you determine more easily whether something may be wrong.


    Normal body temperature in a healthy cat is between 100 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The easiest way to check your cats temperature is with an ear...

  • Conscious Cat Sunday: Weather Anxiety

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday February 21st, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    The extremely cold and snowy weather in many parts of the United States has caused a lot of anxiety for many. Our friends to the north have been buried under up to 100 inches of snow in some places, and others have been experiencing temperatures as much as 40 degrees below normal values for this time of the year. Even Floridians have experienced record breaking low temperatures. As if all of this wasnt enough, the media contributes to this anxiety with its warnings about dangerous cold, named...

  • Mews and Nips: Cats Have Been Covered by the New York Times for Centuries

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday February 20th, 2015 at 09:00 PM


    Theres no question that cats have taken over the internet in recent years, but it may be more surprising that theyve also been covered for centuries in one of the most venerable newspaper in the world, the New York Times. Science Daily reports that Matthew Ehrlich, a journalism professor from the University of Illinois, compiled hundreds of cat-related tales from the Times digital archives. Stories date back as far as the 1870s, and Ehrlichs findings show just how much our views about cats...

  • Catpods Multi-Purpose Scratching Pod Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday February 20th, 2015 at 05:41 AM


    Congratulations, Steve Howard! Youre the winner of a Catpods Multi-Purpose Scratching Pod!

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    Exclusive 10% discount for Conscious Cat readers

    Visit http://www.Catpods.com to purchase. Discount is good on anything in the store, no expiration date. Use code CC10 on checkout.

    *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...

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