A Visit with the Kitten Lady

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Hannah Shaw quite possibly has the best job in the world. She devotes her life to saving the most vulnerable of cats – neonatal kittens. Since her first rescue eight years ago, Hannah has developed a huge following on Instagram, featuring some of the most adorable photos of kittens you’ll ever see online, but she is about so much more than just cute photos. Shaw has become the go to expert on how to save and raise orphaned kittens. In addition to teaching neonatal kitten workshops at shelters around the country, her website and YouTube channel offer a wealth of resources on kitten care. Continue reading…

9Lives, Special Kitty and EverPet Recall Expanded to Include Additional Lots

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The J.M. Smucker Company expanded its voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives™, EverPet™, and Special Kitty™ canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date. The recall was first announced on January 3. Continue reading…

Meet MezzoMixx, a Very Unusual Male Tortie

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The vast majority of tortoiseshell cats are female, because two X chromosomes are required to produce black, gold and orange coloring. Male cats only have one X and one Y chromosome, so technically it’s genetically almost impossible for a male to inherit the tortoiseshell coloring. A male tortoiseshell has an extra X chromosome, making it an XXY. According to a study by the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, only 1 in 3,000 tortoiseshell cats is male. Due to the chromosome imbalance, male tortoiseshell cats are (usually) sterile. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Canadian Humane Society Introduces iPads for Cats Program

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Cats in the care of the Regina Humane Society in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan now enjoy playing interactive games on their iPads. The games, designed for cats, allow cats to move fish, mice or insects with their paws. ““Cats love to hunt and stalk things, and what these programs do is they give the cats the opportunity to do that on the iPads,” the humane society’s executive director, Lisa Koch, told the CBC. The games allow cats to exercise their hunting instinct and are just one method the shelter uses to keep cats happy and stress-free. For more on this story, visit the Huffington Post.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: Continue reading…

Color Cats Book Two: Kitty Tales

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Adult coloring books have been quite the rage for some time, and it’s a trend I can really get behind. Coloring is more than just a fun way to pass the time. Studies show that the structured, rhythmic motion of coloring eases you into a meditative state, which allows you to push negative thoughts and worries out of your mind, and which induces a profound sense of relaxation. Coloring is also a great way to explore your creativity. Spending 15 minutes coloring an image can give you a sense of having accomplished something beautiful, and that can carry over into other parts of your life. Continue reading…

Giveaway: 2017 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar

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You can still order our 2017 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar, featuring Allegra and Ruby, but as my gift to you, for our first giveaway of the year, I’m giving away one autographed calendar. To my knowledge, it’s still the only calendar on the market that features exclusively torties.

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9Lives, Special Kitty and EverPet Canned Cat Food Recall

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The J.M. Smucker Company announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives™, EverPet™, and Special Kitty™ canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date. Continue reading…

Allegra and Ruby Make New Year’s Resolutions

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I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Even though the idea of a “fresh start” is appealing, I find that setting intentions for the year is a more powerful way to go about making permanent changes in your life. However, Allegra and Ruby have been discussing their New Year’s resolutions extensively, and they’ve been bugging me to share their top 3 resolutions with you, so here you go! Continue reading…

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