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.


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."

We hope you'll enjoy our site. Please join our community of cat lovers: sign up for our newsletter and join us on Facebook. Your comments and feedback are always welcome.

Mews and Nips: Michigan Police Department Swears in Cat as First Pawfficer


Pawfficer Donut is ready to report for duty! The little rescue cat was sworn in as the official police cat at the Troy, MI police department. Donut’s role is to raise awareness about animal adoptions and rescues. She will also be featured on the department’s social media pages and interact with the community. For more about the adorable new feline department member, visit WSB-TV Atlanta.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we celebrated Mother’s Day, on Monday, we explained how changes in your cat’s eye color can be an indicator of a health problem, on Tuesday, we reviewed the Jackson Galaxy Stain and Odor Remover, on Wednesday, we told you about Cat Art Show LA, and on Friday, Allegra and Ruby had a birthday surprise for me. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a t-shirt from RC Tees!

The kitty in today’s video found a new way to enjoy a robotic vacuum cleaner – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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Photo via Troy Police Department Facebook page

Giveaway: Win a T-Shirt of Your Choice From RC Tees


This giveaway is sponsored by RC Tees

I’ve long been a fan of RC Tees. Founders Toni and Mark Nicholson design amazing t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops and tote bags, and, since they’re both huge animal lovers, many of their designs feature cats. 12-year-old cat Abby, who they rescued from the top of a tree at a local park when she was 6 weeks old, assists with everything from modeling to packing orders to making sure that each order comes with a little bit of cat hair. Continue reading…

Review: Jackson Galaxy Stain & Odor Remover


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Stains and messes are a fact of life when you share your living space with cats. Over the years, I’ve tried many different stain and odor removers, but nothing has come close to the Jackson Galaxy Stain & Odor Remover in terms of effectiveness and ease of use. And you know it works because otherwise, Jackson wouldn’t have put his name on it! Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Senior Cat Adoptions are a Win-Win for Cats and Seniors


A couple of weeks ago, we featured a tortie who lives with her 103-year-old human in an assisted living facility. Today’s story of 20-year-old Daisy, who was adopted by 94-year-old Jan, a resident at Covington Senior Living in Orem, UT, is equally heartwarming. Jan had always considered cats family, and missed them when she moved to an assisted living facility. Covington Senior Living not only approved the adoption, they even said they’d make it easy for Jan, who has mobility issues, by feeding the cat and cleaning the litter box daily for a small monthly fee. Now that’s a model that should be duplicated at every assisted living facility in the world! Read more about Daisy and Jan on Best Friend’s blog.

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

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