Month: September 2016

The Queen’s Corgi: From the Author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat Series (2023 Review)

You’re probably just as surprised as Allegra looks in the photo above, wondering why you’re seeing a dog book on The Conscious Cat. The Queen’s Corgi: On Purpose is the newest book by David Michie, the author of the popular Dalai Lama’s Cat series – and it’s so wonderful, I just had to share it with you.Continue Reading

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Handbags for Cat Lovers From Triple T Studios: 2023 Reviews


Who doesn’t love a beautiful handbag – and even better if that bag shows off your love for cats! Triple T Studios has long been the leader in finding uniquely designed quality bags for cat lovers, and today, I’d like to show you a few of their newest designs.

All of Triple T Studios’ bags are vegan friendly – they are made from PU (poly) synthetic leather, a man-made material that represents the look and feel of genuine leather. This material is water-resistant and easily cleaned.Continue Reading

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Crash Test Kitty Helps Save Lives

Crash Test Kitty with a canine buddy

It’s hard enough to get most cats into the carrier to take them to the vet, but have you given any thought to whether your cat’s carrier is safe, should you get into an accident? Do you know which carriers are safe and which aren’t? Do you know what the safest place in the car for your carrier is?

The Center for Pet Safety addresses all these questions and more. Continue Reading

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Cat Anatomy & Physiology 101 (With Diagrams)

bengal cat walking on plank outdoor

Leonardo DaVinci’s quote “The smallest feline is a masterpiece” is never more true than when it comes to feline anatomy. In addition to being wonderful creatures in so many ways, cats also have some unique anatomical abilities that they share with no other species.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: How Cats Choose the Food They Eat


Is your cat a finicky eater? Does he happily eat one food for weeks, only to turn his nose up at it one day? Do you have to offer a smorgasbord of selections to find something your cat will eat? A team of scientists from the U.K. and Australia recently published some fascinating research on how domestic cats choose the food they eat, and Dr. Karen Becker covered the findings in a comprehensive article titled When Your Cat “Stiffs” You on This, Here’s What She’s Really Saying.

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Review: Cat Wise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions


To say that Pam Johnson-Bennett understands cats would be an understatement. For more than 30 years, Pam has changed the lives of cats and their humans for the better. Her previous books are considered mandatory reading for any cat guardian, and her website offers a wealth of information on all sorts of feline behavior issues. Pam’s newest book, Cat Wise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions*, addresses the questions that come up most frequently in Pam’s work.Continue Reading

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A Street Cat Named Bob Comes to the Big Screen


I’ve been a huge fan of James Bowen and his Street Cat Named Bob ever since the first book was published in 2012. This rags to riches story of an orange cat changing James Bowen’s life from down on his luck drug addict to bestselling author touched my heart in a big way, and I’ve been following the pair ever since. Watching the journey of these two soul mates has been pure joy.

This November, the story of James and Bob is coming to the big screen.Continue Reading

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Kidney Transplants for Cats: Facts & Ethical Considerations

Veterinarian examines white cat

Chronic Kidney Disease, also known as Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is a common condition in aging cats. It is the result of a gradual decrease in kidney function. Healthy kidneys act like a filter to remove waste products from the body. They regulate electrolytes such as potassium and phosphorous, and they produce erythropoietin which stimulates red blood cell production. Kidneys also produce rennin, which contributes toward regulating blood pressure. Kidneys also play a major role in turning vitamin D into its active form, which controls calcium balance in the body.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: All Ads in a London Underground Station Have Been Replaced with Pictures of Cats


For the next two weeks, The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service has replaced 68 ads in a subway station on London’s Tube system with pictures of cats. This is not a marketing stunt. The people behind CATS (get it?) are volunteers who raised the money to do this on Kickstarter. They want to inspire people to think differently about the world and realise they have the power to change it. James Turner, the man behind this initiative, talks about how this all came together on Medium.

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The Trainable Cat by John Bradshaw & Sarah Ellis (2023 Review)


In his first book, Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, renowned cat expert and anthrozoologist John Bradshaw, who has studied cat behavior and cats’ relationship with people for more than 30 years, offered an in depth look at the latest research into how cats think, how they interpret the world around them, and what we know about cat personality. In The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat, Bradshaw partnered with feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis to show that not only can cats be trained, but that they should be to ensure a happy relationship between cat and guardian.Continue Reading

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New Hauspanther Cat Furniture Now Available


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It’s finally here! The long awaited Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz, designed by Hauspanther’s Kate Benjamin, is now available for purchase!

The collection features four pieces, all designed by Kate: the Catchall, a multi-function wall-mounted cat scratcher and perch with a plush toy below and toy storage inside, two wall mounted perches, and the Cubitat multi-level cat bed.Continue Reading

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