7th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway


Today is our 7th anniversary! This is a huge milestone for Allegra, Ruby and me, but this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.

7 years. 2,550 posts. 67,000 comments. 6.2 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 2,550 new posts. 67,000 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with 6.2 million page views, our site is reaching an ever growing audience of cat lovers who want the best for their feline family members.

The Conscious Cat has become the “go to” site for cat guardians looking for reliable information about cat health, behavior and nutrition, as well as new cat products, book reviews, and more. Our Conscious Cat Sunday feature provides feline wisdom and inspurr-ation each week.

179,000 Facebook Fans

Our community extends to our Facebook page, which, at 179,000 and counting, attracts new cat lovers every day who enjoy sharing their love for cats with a group of like minded people. We post unique content and lots and lots of cat photos there several times each day, and we love seeing your photos and contributions on the page. We’re also represented on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. The internet is truly a wonderful place when it creates thriving communities like ours.

Happy, Healthy Cats and Humans

But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Behind these numbers are countless cats who live happier and healthier lives thanks to information their humans have found on this site. There’s nothing that makes me happier than receiving a message from a reader whose cat has been helped by the information found here.

To celebrate all of this bounty, and to thank all of you for reading, commenting and sharing, we have a BIG giveaway for you!

7th Anniversary Giveaway: 7 Grand Prizes, 7 Winners

We’re giving away a KIT-TY Tree Deluxe from Pet Tree Houses, a Vesper V-High Base from Hagen, a U J I Tunnel Set from Nekochan, a Pod GPS tracker from Podtrackers, a Felix Katnip Scratching Beam from the Felix Katnip Tree Company, a Peach Pet Lounger with a set of three Organic Catnip Kicks from Peach Pet Provisions, and a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed. For instructions on how to enter to win, see the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.

KIT-TY Tree Deluxe with Topper


This fabulous cat tree is a DIY (Do It Yourself) re-assembly Tree Kit. It has the same great quality materials and craftsmanship as Pet Tree Houses’ other trees, featuring real trees and silk foliage to bring the outside in for your cats. Providing 4 levels of pure fun, this tree stands nearly 72″ high. The real bark acts as a natural scratching post. The natural scent of the real trees is used to focus on the heightened sense of smell that all cats have. The sound of the leaves as the cats jump and play awakens their heightened sense of hearing. The carpets and leaves are removable for easy maintenance. Retail value: $495 plus $75 shipping.

Exclusive offer for Conscious Cat readers: Free shipping on the KIT-TY Tree Deluxe or KIT-TY Tree Standard (a $75.00 value!). Shipping in the Continental USA only.
Enter Code CC7FS. Offer good through July 31, 2016.

Visit http://www.PetTreeHouses.com for more information and to purchase.

Vesper V-High Base


This gorgeous piece of cat furniture from Hagen is a huge favorite at our house. It is made from walnut veneer. The scratching poles are covered in durable seaweed. The cube features a removable soft memory foam cushion insert. A second memory foam cushion attaches to the top of the unit with velcro strips, making it easy to remove for cleaning. The two round scratching pads are also attached with velcro. Allegra and Ruby not included in the giveaway.

The entire line of Vesper furniture is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members. It is also available from Unleashed by Petco and other big and small retailers.

U J I Tunnel System


From the makers of the super popular Neko Flies cat toys comes the new U J I Tunnel System. With its three unique interlocking shapes, cat guardians can make over 20 different configurations to keep cats fully entertained and happy. The system can accommodate different size rooms and play areas. The tunnels are made from a super soft plush curdoroy fabric. They feature sturdy, heavy duty zippers on several of the openings, allowing you to create almost endless configurations so your kitties will never get bored. Comes with a compact stylish carry bag for easy storage and travel. Use with wand toys to enhance your cat’s play.

Special offer for Conscious Cat readers: Free shipping on all tunnels. Use code CONSCAT2016. Offer good March 15 through March 31, 2016.

Visit Nekoflies.com for more information and to purchase.

Pod GPS Tracking Device


The idea for Pod was born when Sebastian Langton’s best friend Rango went missing in Sydney, Australia, three years ago. Langton didn’t want another pet guardian to go through the devastating pain he experienced. Pod is a small, light, real-time GPS tracker designed to attach to the pet’s collar. It will let you locate your pet on demand, monitor his activity and record adventures on a smart phone or computer via an app. The Pod is the size of a wine cork, and only weighs a little more than one ounce. The rounded design attaches easily to any collar and there are no uncomfortable edges to bother your pet’s neck.

Please visit Podtrackers.com for more information and to purchase.

Felix Katnip Scratching Beam


The latest in a line of hand crafted scratching posts, the Felix Katnip Scratching Beam is made from real wood, natural hemp sisal, certified organic catnip, and birch end pieces. The horizontal design is a great choice for kitties that like to scratch sofa cushions, carpets, and throw rugs. The Scratching Beam was awarded our Editor’s Choice for one of the 10 Best Cat Products of 2015. Ruby not included in the giveaway.

Special discount for Conscious Cat readers: 15% off entire purchase. Use code RUBY. Discount is valid March 1 through March 31, 2016.

Visit FelixTreeCompany.com for more information and to purchase.

Peach Pet Lounger with Organic Catnip Kicks


Cats can lounge and play in style with Peach Pet Loungers and Organic Catnip Kicks. These sleek, hammock-style beds and super potent catnip kick toys are made using food-grade, USDA organic catnip, durable 7 oz. domestic cotton, and toxin-free, furniture grade maple plywood. Each element has been carefully selected to satisfy the most discerning of felines. 100% Made and sourced in the USA and available in a rainbow of beautiful prints.

Special discount for Conscious Cat readers: Free shipping and a free Organic Catnip Kick on any order of $50 or more. Use code Happy7 at checkout. **Enter fabric choice for Organic Catnip Kick in the Additional Information section at checkout** Valid from March 1, 2016 through April 3, 2016.

Visit http://www.peachpetprovisions.com for more information and to purchase.

Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed


Cat guardians rejoice! Many cats associate travel with negative experiences such as a trip to the vet, but the Sleepypod mobile pet bed helps to reduce stress by allowing the cat to travel safely in the comfort and familiarity of its own bed. The Sleepypod’s plush bedding is surrounded by a luggage-grade, ballistic nylon base. This bed then becomes a carrier by zipping on its mesh dome. At the destination, the pet feels more secure because it remains in its own space. An added benefit: the crash-tested Sleepypod becomes a safe car seat. The Sleepypod mobile pet bed, used in combination with its PPRS Handilock, is a Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety’s “Carrier Crashworthiness Study.” Safe travels!

Visit http://www.sleepypod.com for more information and to purchase.

Enter to win one of 7 Grand Prizes – 7 Winners

For up to 17 ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. With the exception of the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed (open to readers worldwide,) this giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Thursday, March 31. Winners and prize will be chosen by random drawing.*

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you understand that you are providing your information to The Conscious Cat, and not to Facebook. We will never sell, rent or share your information with third parties. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

FTC Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the brands providing the prizes, which means that I was paid to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will only see products featured on this site that I believe are of interest to my readers.

155 Comments on 7th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway

  1. Holly E
    March 30, 2016 at 11:15 am (4 years ago)

    I love hearing about your torties 🙂

  2. Lois Curcio
    March 30, 2016 at 12:13 am (4 years ago)


    • Lois Curcio
      March 30, 2016 at 12:20 am (4 years ago)

      I love the Conscious Cat! Congrats on your 7th Anniversary! I love the information on cat care, reviews of products and reading about Ruby & Allegra! Sammy, Kensey, Angel & Mario would love to win one of your Anniversary prizes.

  3. Carolsue
    March 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm (4 years ago)

    I like all of the posts relating to books! Love things about cats, fiction or otherwise!

  4. Terra
    March 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I love your blog post! Especially the about teeth brushing. We brush our girls teeth, but also used water additives. As I was looking online to purchase a new one, I came across your blog post. And saw that it some water additives are dangerous to my cats health, and many don’t help. So thanks for that!

    If you don’t mind me asking, what is a good water additive(if there is any)?

    • Ingrid
      March 30, 2016 at 5:36 am (4 years ago)

      I don’t believe any of the water additives really do much, Terra. I’ve used Oxyfresh in the past, but it didn’t seem to make any difference.

  5. Amy Sikes
    March 28, 2016 at 9:47 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway for an awesome anniversary! I’ve learned so much from you, Allegra, and Ruby over the years – I really appreciate your posts and all the wonderful info and advice you have!

  6. Jeulia
    March 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great thing to do for us…thank you.
    I love following and look forward to Ruby Tuesdays. Thanks

  7. G House
    March 27, 2016 at 3:31 pm (4 years ago)

    It is wonderful that you offer Reiki for pets!~ i do mine on a regular basis as well!~~

  8. Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)
    March 24, 2016 at 5:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Ingrid, it was great bumping into you at Global a few times. Happy belated anniversary and a job well done! Awesome giveaway I just have to enter 🙂 I’m posting my top 10 list tomorrow. Hardest curating ever!

  9. GB
    March 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I love new product reviews.

  10. alr
    March 23, 2016 at 12:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you, this has always been a go to site for information for my cats One of which of course is a Tortie.

  11. Patricia B
    March 22, 2016 at 9:53 am (4 years ago)

    I enjoy all parts of the Conscious Cat especially the articles & information on cats well being and the photos of your Torties… my tortie Callie looks almost identical to Allegra

  12. Cathy O'Connell
    March 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy anniversary – follow you faithfully. Lots of great prizes, lots of fun. Can’t wait for the follow up on the cat/human communication study!! Mitzi (Torti – part Maine Coon) vocalizes a lot and has many different sounds and intonations from meows, to chirps, to trills.

  13. Marie DeBolt
    March 18, 2016 at 10:31 am (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! There are so many great features that it is hard to pick just one. I would have to say that your dedication and response to your readers is awesome. I once commented that an article on caring for blind cats would be appreciated, and of course, you put together a wonderful article for us. Thank you for all you do!

  14. Lacey
    March 18, 2016 at 10:28 am (4 years ago)

    I enjoy seeing all the products and neat things out there for my cats!

  15. Alert Wells
    March 18, 2016 at 10:27 am (4 years ago)

    I love conscious cat..I love the reviews of the prizes…♡♡♡

  16. Katey
    March 18, 2016 at 10:20 am (4 years ago)

    My favorite feature is the posts on feeding cats – the information is invaluable!

  17. Tiffanie S
    March 17, 2016 at 10:45 am (4 years ago)

    I have honestly not been THIS excited about a giveaway in a LONGGG time!! Thank-you SO much! so many wonderful prizes!!! (and new places to shop! lol)
    Happy Anniversary again! Truly LOVE the site that gives up such great insight on our beloved Kitties!!

  18. Tiffanie S
    March 17, 2016 at 10:15 am (4 years ago)

    Happy 7th Anniversary too!

  19. Tiffanie S
    March 17, 2016 at 10:14 am (4 years ago)

    I love the articles, a lot are very helpful and funny too my latest fav was
    “Cats on a Diet, Will They Still Love You? The product reviews are great too! I also love the sweeps! : )

  20. Joy
    March 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary!! 🙂 One of my favorite features of your blog is your reading list. I am always looking for a good read. I also like when you cover cat issues.

  21. Missy Frye
    March 16, 2016 at 12:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I like the products you introduce me to.

  22. DJ
    March 16, 2016 at 8:58 am (4 years ago)

    I love all the great reviews and information.

  23. Michelle Ward
    March 15, 2016 at 3:53 am (4 years ago)

    I enjoy the reviews and informative posts about cats.

  24. Nonna
    March 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Our cats would love to win one of these prizes, they love your web site and so do their humans!!

  25. janice
    March 14, 2016 at 11:41 am (4 years ago)

    We have four cats, all rescues and we love this site. Enjoy reading articles as they contain some good information.

  26. Tania Atfield
    March 12, 2016 at 4:02 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved reading about torties as I have a tortoiseshell cat myself

  27. Connie
    March 12, 2016 at 10:22 am (4 years ago)

    I just love reading about Ruby and Allegra.

  28. Judith Taylor
    March 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the educational stories such as getting teeth cleaned. The Conscious Cat is just the best website for cat owners and lovers on the net.

  29. Heidi
    March 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm (4 years ago)

    This is the most all encompassing and interesting page about kitties and their wonderful world. Great, beautiful products, inspiring ideas. Thank you! And Meow!

  30. Linda
    March 11, 2016 at 11:56 am (4 years ago)

    I like product reviews the best.

  31. Maureen Day
    March 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the cute pictures of kitties with comments on them!! Happy Friday, am I cute, etc!!! They make me want to climb into the picture and squeeze the kitty!!!

  32. Kellie Coyle
    March 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this page. So much wonderful information for our cat families!

  33. Eastside Cats
    March 8, 2016 at 5:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Ingrid, thank you for treating the seven winners for your blogoversary!

  34. Eileen
    March 8, 2016 at 4:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I love reading all articles and the different toys/furniture. With 4 of my own I’m always looking for ways to entertain them and keep them in good health. Thank you.

  35. Ingrid I.
    March 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm (4 years ago)

    It is difficult to pick a favorite feature of this website. I really like the health/dietary information, as we have 3 cats with 3 food issues (one is plump, one is average, and one is finicky/skinny). All of the advice is geared towards the health and happiness of our cats, which is great.

  36. Sarah Oswald
    March 8, 2016 at 12:25 am (4 years ago)

    I love the Feline Behavior, health and reviews the best but I havent seen nothing yet that I didnt like thanks for sharing all the useful info.

  37. Marianne
    March 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! We like the features about cats in general.

  38. Pauline Bacaj
    March 7, 2016 at 1:38 am (4 years ago)

    Reading The Conscious Cat daily always gives me information as well as much pleasure!
    Thank you Ingrid, and congratulations for a much deserved success!

  39. Nicole
    March 6, 2016 at 9:47 pm (4 years ago)

    I love your reviews of products – and of course the giveaways! Also, I love seeing the photos of your cats 🙂

  40. Jennifer Long
    March 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the giveaways!!

  41. Ayleyaell
    March 6, 2016 at 5:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I’m the proud companion to a wonderful Tortie and white, Bindi Bunnyfur, who shares my instagram http://www.instagram.com/chihealer. Your blog always provides good food for thought and introduces a number of items and products I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

  42. Chris D.
    March 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the consultations page. You can never know or read enough about the well being of our beloved kitties.

  43. YvonneJ
    March 5, 2016 at 4:57 am (4 years ago)

    I have only recently found your site, but have already gotten a lot of help from your posts. Thank you very much!

  44. Steven Howard
    March 4, 2016 at 10:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations Conscious Cat! The last year was the worst of my life. I lost my beloved Widget, saw my engagement shattered, and lost several people close to me: the one thing that got me through are my fuzzy ones and I am closer to them thanks to this blog. It provided me cheer when I needed it most. Thank you Ingrid and fur babies.

  45. Evie B.
    March 4, 2016 at 11:33 am (4 years ago)

    I like articles on cat health.

  46. Melissa & Mudpie
    March 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm (4 years ago)

    I love everything you feature here, but especially love anything that features your beautiful girls 🙂

  47. Mary W
    March 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm (4 years ago)

    I like reading about cat behavior and cat health. I also enjoy reading articles with humor on any topic. Photos are great!

  48. Susan P.
    March 3, 2016 at 6:57 am (4 years ago)

    I like the reviews of products and the useful cat info.

  49. Debi
    March 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow, congratulations! Well deserved!
    Have been looking into the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed for Zoe since she gets so stressed out during vet visits.


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