Mews and Nips: German Commuter Cat Lands Endorsement Deal

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Last week, we told you about Tabby, the orange tabby who took a ride on a German commuter train from the suburb of Herrenberg to the city Stuttgart, which happens to be my hometown. The adventurous kitty with his own Facebook page became so popular that he is now featured in an ad campaign for the city’s transit system. The slogan on the ad loosely translates to “Herrenberg – Stuttgart: a cat’s jump away.” (The German word “Katzensprung” – literally “cat’s jump” – is an idiomatic expression for “a stone’s throw away.”)

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

It’s a Tortitude Anniversary! Enter to Win an Autographed Copy and Celebrate with Us on Our Facebook Page!

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Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the official publication date of Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats With a Big Attitude. Thank you to all of you who have bought the book, given it as a gift to others, told your friends about the book, and, of course, a very special thank you to all the beautiful torties featured in the book!

To celebrate this one-year anniversary, we’re giving away one autographed copy to one lucky reader. Continue reading…

Giveaway: Wood Cat Tunnel from Happy Little Rascals

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This giveaway is sponsored by Happy Little Rascals*

I absolutely love these wood cat tunnels from Happy Little Rascals. They were clearly designed by someone who understands cats. The tunnels are made of wood and nylon carpeting in Woodland, CA, and are sturdy enough to stand up to even the most rambunctious kitty play. These tunnels will not tip over and are perfect for rest, play and scratching (inside and out.) Continue reading…

Ask the Vet with Dr. Kris

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We’re super excited to introduce a new regular feature on The Conscious Cat: Ask the Vet with Dr. Kris!

Dr, Kristopher Chandroo is a veterinarian, scientist, photographer, animal welfare advocate, and creator of Stress to Success (STS): The Essential Guide to Medicating Your Feisty, Grumpy or Reluctant Cat.  Dr. Kris wants  your cats to be twenty years old. And counting! And he wants to provide medication and therapy to them in a way that respects the bond between cat and human. Continue reading…

Could Almost Invisible Cat Litter Improve Your Relationship?

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This post is sponsored by Almost Invisible Cat Litter

If you have a spouse or family member who complains about smelly/stinky litter boxes, then the answer should be a resounding yes.

Almost Invisible Cat Litter is a unique, high density amorphous silica gel that neutralizes the smell of urine in under 30 seconds and evaporates much of the liquid, keeping your litter box dry at all times. Continue reading…

Health Tips for Senior Cats

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Cats are living longer and healthier lives, thanks to improved veterinary care, better nutrition, and the fact that most pet cats are indoor cats. The definition of an older cat is usually preceded by the term “senior” or “geriatric.” Cats are considered senior between the ages of 11 and 14, and geriatric over the age of 15. Aging is a slow and gradual process, and there are things you can do to help keep your senior cat happy and healthy well into her golden years. Continue reading…

Sunday Purrs of Wisdom: Don’t Let Fear Rule Your Life

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We live in a culture of fear. There has never been a time when people have been afraid of so much. Three out of four Americans say they feel more fearful today than they did twenty years ago. The media would have us believe that we need to be afraid of everything: the weather, the economy, terrorism, threats to our health. We get warnings via e-mail, text and social media. Surely, Armageddon is just around the corner. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Cat Takes Ride on German Commuter Train

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Earlier this week, a commuter train in Stuttgart, Germany had an unusual passenger: an orange tabby got comfortable on the train and rode back and forth while getting in a good nap until he was taken to the Stuttgart city shelter. Thankfully, the cat had a microchip and was picked up by his family the same day. Now the adventurous kitty even has his own Facebook page. I came across this story in my hometown newspaper, and I’ll keep following it and will update you on any new developments!

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

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