Month: November 2015

Mews and Nips: Samantha Martin and the Amazing Acro-Cats on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert


Earlier this week, Samantha Martin and the Amazing Acro-Cats performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – and they even got Stephen Colbert to wear cat ears! If you ever get a chance to see their show, which features over a dozen beautiful rescue cats, don’t miss it. Samantha and the Acro-Cats aren’t just about entertainment, they’re also dedicated to educating cat lovers about how training cats can enhance the bond between cats and humans, and they are devoted to the animal rescue (since 2009, Samantha Martin has found homes for more than 150 cats.)

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

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Catify to Satisfy by Jackson Galaxy & Kate Benjamin (2023 Review)


The wait is over! The long awaited sequel to Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin’s New York Times Bestseller Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You) was released today. Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home combines Jackson’s wealth of experience working with challenging cats, Kate’s expertise with cat-friendly design and DIY projects, and ideas from members of Catification Nation to provide more than twenty projects and a huge number of simple design tricks to help cat guardians provide a truly enriched environment for their feline family members.Continue Reading

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Top 10 Toxic Substances for Cats & What to Do If Your Pet Ingests Them

Cat on examination table of veterinarian clinic

Even though cats tend to be more discriminating than dogs about ingesting random toxic substances, cats do get into the strangest things. With many toxins, immediate emergency treatment is critical to prevent life-threatening complications. The following 10 substances are the most frequently seen toxicology cases in veterinary emergency clinics.Continue Reading

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Review: Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better


I rarely review non-cat books on The Conscious Cat, but Do Unto Animals by former veterinary technician, animal advocate and wife of comedian and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, is such a purrfect fit for what this site is all about that I want to share it with you. After all, conscious living encompasses caring for all living beings on this earth, not just cats. Continue Reading

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5 People Whose Lives Have Been Transformed by Their Cats


Written by Loren Brutsch

Small and fluffy or big and trim, it doesn’t matter. Sharing life with a cat can change a person’s life. To some that change simply means coming home to unconditional love every day, but for others it can mean fame and fortune.

We’ve selected five cat guardians who, by deciding to welcome a furry friend into their home, have experienced incredible, life changing success.Continue Reading

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Blue Buffalo Recalls Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats Due to Presence of Propylene Glycol


Note: This article covers a recall that occurred in 2015. For up-to-date information on current pet food recalls, please visit the FDA’s recall website.

In 2015, Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. voluntarily recalled a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may have contained low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.

Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.Continue Reading

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Should Your Cat Eat Grass? Benefits & Considerations

Orange cat eating catgrass from vase

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that they require meat not just to survive, but to thrive. Cats don’t need vegetables in their diet – in fact, they lack the enzyme required to properly digest carbohydrates and process them metabolically. The only grass cats eat in nature is the stomach content of their prey. And yet, you will find numerous websites touting the benefits of grass, especially wheatgrass, for cats, and some cats seem to really enjoy the taste of grass. So what’s the story: should your cat eat grass? Your cat can eat grass and benefit from it as long as it’s not from lawns with chemical treatments. Continue Reading

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Cat Kitchen Accessories Make Cooking Fun


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Whether you love to spend time in the kitchen, or whether cooking and baking is a chore for you, these fun cat kitchen accessories are sure to make your time in the kitchen more fun. All of these also make great gifts for the cat lover cook or baker on your gift list.Continue Reading

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Study Suggests Link Between Feline Aggression and Certain Coat Colors


A new study at the University of California Davis suggests that there may be a link between feline aggression and certain coat colors. Lead researcher Dr. Liz Stelow and her team looked at data from 1,274 anonymous cat caretakers who answered an online survey about their cats’ behavior.Continue Reading

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5 Common Myths About Pet Insurance


I’ve previously written about why I got pet insurance for Allegra and Ruby after being on the fence about it for many years. I looked at a lot of different plans, and found that there is a huge variety from plan to plan both in terms of what’s covered and what’s not, and in terms of how much is reimbursed. After making my decision and talking to people about it, I found that there are a lot of misconceptions about this topic out there. Today, I’m addressing five of the most common myths about pet insurance.Continue Reading

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