Do you have a slow eater who prefers to eat her meal over a period of several hours rather than inhale it all at once? Would you like to be able to leave canned food out for your cats while you’re not home? With the new Sealed Pet Bowl from SureFeed, you can.
The bowl features a motion-activated lid. Unlike SureFeeds Microchip Feeder, which is designed to solve feeding problems in multi-cat homes, this feeder does not require a microchip or collar tag to operate it. The feeder is powered by 4 C cell batteries (not included.) It keeps food moist for more than 12 hours.*Continue Reading
I have been a fan of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series by Rita Mae Brown (co-written with her cat Sneaky Pie,) featuring tabby cat Mrs. Murphy and her friends Tee Tucker the Corgi and Pewter, a rotund grey kitty who is sensitive about her weight, since the first book in the series came out in 1991. 25 years later, the series is still going strong.Continue Reading
If there was a Guinness World Record for “Most Spoiled Cat,” I’m sure Allegra and Ruby would be in the running to win that title. Between the toys we get for product reviews and the toys that I buy them (yes, I still buy them toys – did I mention that they’re spoiled?), there’s never a shortage of toys here. But as we all know, cats get easily bored with toys, so I tend to rotate toys in and out quite a bit. It always amazes me how a previously ignored toy becomes a new favorite after it’s been hidden for a couple of weeks.
But among all of their toys, there are five that have been consistent favorites, even though they are never put away. I thought I’d let Allegra and Ruby introduce them to you.Continue Reading
Hyperthyroidism is a common disease that typically affects middle-aged and older cats. It is caused by an excess production of thyroid hormones, which are produced by the thyroid gland, located inside the cat’s neck. Thyroid hormones affect nearly all organs, which is why thyroid disease can sometimes cause secondary problems such as hypertension, heart and kidney disease.Continue Reading
An innovative new program from the Catalyst Council brings veterinarians, shelters and rescue organizations together to facilitate finding forever homes for cats and keeping cats healthy once they are in their new homes.
Veterinarians and rescue organizations often operate independently, and each face their own, unique challenges – often to the detriment of the very animals they’re trying to help. Catalyst Council is working on fostering effective partnerships between these organizations.Continue Reading
If you pre-ordered Purrs of Wisdom, you should receive your copy any day now. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can order the book now! The Kindle version of the book will be available shortly.
In Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style, I explore our relationships with cats by offering insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. Based on the Conscious Cat Sunday column on this site, Purrs of Wisdom celebrates all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. This beautifully designed book will also feature lots of gorgeous cat photos.Continue Reading
The Guinness World Record for “oldest living cat” seems to keep falling faster than any other. Just this March, a 26-year-old cat held the record. This week, the record went to Scooter, a 30-year-old Siamese from Mansfield, TX. Gail Floyd was present when Scooter was born, and he has been by her side ever since. He is an active cat who has been to 45 of the 50 US states and often visits Gail’s mom in a nursing home. For more about Scooter, please visit GuinnessWorldRecords.com.
Update: The Associated Press reported this morning that Scooter had died by the time Guinness conferred its title on April 8. Scooter celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap:Continue Reading
Romance, mystery, and a black cat – I had a feeling I was going to like Lawyer for the Cat a lot. Set in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, this book features 50-something year-old Sally Baynard, an attorney who has is asked to represent a cat who is the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar trust and a plantation.Continue Reading
How did we ever survive without sticky notes? Maybe I’m dating myself with that comment since I still remember the days before post it notes, but I know I couldn’t function without them. Even in this day of electronic reminders, nothing works as well for me as a well-placed sticky note. And what would be more fun than cat-themed sticky notes?