Welcome to the Conscious Cat

The Conscious Cat is an award winning website published by writer and cat expert Ingrid King, author of Buckley's Story and Purrs of Wisdom. Here at The Conscious Cat, we're passionate about cats. Our mission is to educate cat guardians so that every cat, and every cat's human, can have a happy, healthy life together.

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On this site, you will find expert advice from a seasoned cat consultant. The Conscious Cat features articles on cat health, cat nutrition, cat behavior, cat lifestyle, pet loss, and, of course, pictures of cats. We'll bring you product and book reviews, as well as news from around the cat world.

We'll also share Purrs of Wisdom: lessons in conscious living, inspired by the cats who share our lives. Other features include our Mews and Nips; fascinating feline stories from around the globe, and Allegra's World and Ruby's Reflections; written from the perspective of Ingrid's two feline companions. After all, who better than a cat to teach us a thing or two about how to live a joyful life!

And let's not forget, we have a soft spot for tortoiseshell cats and their unique personalities, also known as "tortitude."

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Mews and Nips: Campus Cat is Students’ Favorite Professor

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The campus of the University of Chester in the UK has become a second home for Millie, a gorgeous calico who has a home nearby, but loves patrolling the university. She assists office staff, attends meetings, and even visits classes to help professors with their lectures. For more about Millie, visit Lovemeow.com.

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Classic Cat Books Series: All My Patients Are Under the Bed

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First published in 1980, All My Patients Are Under the Bed was another pivotal book for me as I began to think about wanting to work in veterinary medicine.

Louis J. Camuti was a New York City cat veterinarian who made housecalls for cats and their humans for over sixty years. He was the first veterinarian in the United States to devote his entire practice to cats. Continue reading…

Is Cat Urine Toxic to Your Health?

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If you’ve ever had a cat who urinated outside the litter box, you already know that the smell of cat urine can not only be very strong, but also long lasting, and that removal can take quite a bit of time and effort. What you may not know is that breathing in cat urine may present a health hazard for sensitive individuals, especially if they are exposed to highly concentrated cat urine, or if exposure happens over an extended period of time. Continue reading…

Review: Moodycards Bring Smiles and Laughter

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We all know looking at cat pictures makes any day better. Moodycards has taken this universal truth to a new level by creating cards that pair beautiful cat pictures with funny captions sure to brighten anyone’s day. These cards let you announce your mood to your customers or visitors without having to say a single word. Continue reading…

Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth: A 4-Week Training Program

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Brushing you cat’s teeth? Most cat parents think that they couldn’t possibly get their cats used to it. And yet, dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in cats. Seventy to ninety percent of cats have some level of dental disease. If left untreated, it can lead to health problems for your cat, ranging from bad breath, dental pain and loose teeth to systemic illnesses that can be life-threatening.

The most effective way to prevent dental disease is to brush your cat’s teeth. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Therapy Cat Comforts Stressed Travelers at Calgary Airport

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Flying used to be fun, but for most travelers, it’s pretty stressful these days, which is why it’s nice to see that some airports have some therapy pet programs to delight weary passengers. Travelers at Calgary International Airport can now get some feline cuddles from Taz, a 3-year-old tabby. The PALS (Pet Access Leage Society) program at the airport currently has about 50 dogs. Taz is the first cat. Visit GetLeashed for more information.

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