2016 has been a very good year for all of us here at The Conscious Cat. Our readership and fan base continued to grow, thanks to all of you who read this blog every day, comment here and on our Facebook page, and share what you read with your friends and followers. Allegra, Ruby and I appreciate your support more than words can say.

With close to 400 posts, it’s hard to highlight only a handful of posts. Today, I’m featuring the year’s 5 most popular posts in the Feline Health category.

The Right Diet for Cats with Kidney Disease


Frequently, the first advice guardians of a cat who was just diagnosed with kidney disease hear from the veterinarian is that the cat should eat a restricted protein “prescription diet”. However, there is more to feeding a cat with compromised kidney function than simply restricting protein. Feline veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Colleran wrote about the dire consequences of making poor dietary choices for these cats. Click here to read the full article.

How Often Should You Clean the Litter Box


A dirty litter box, to a cat, is the same as a public restroom with unflushed toilets and toilet paper all over the floor is to us. How many times have you walked out of a restroom like that without using it, no matter how badly you needed to go? Keeping a clean litter box is one of the responsibilities of being a good cat parent. Click here to read the full article.

Vaccines for Cats: What You Need to Know


There is no question that vaccines protect against disease, but they also present considerable risk. Far too many cats are still being over-vaccinated because too many cat parents still think annual “shots” are necessary, and sadly, far too many veterinarians still recommend them. This is a complex issue, and it’s up to cat guardians to educate themselves so they can make the best decision for their feline family members. Click here to read the full article.

Feline Anatomy 101


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. Click here to read the full article.

Is Chemotherapy the Right Choice For Your Cat?


Finding out that a beloved cat has cancer is heartbreaking for cat parents. The sad reality is that cancer is one of the leading causes of death in older cats. However, a cancer diagnosis does not have to be the end of the road. In fact, just like with humans, treatment is often possible, and chemotherapy may be one option that can allow your cat to live comfortably for many months and even years. Click here to read the full article.

We’re looking forward to bringing you all the information you need to keep your feline family members happy and healthy in the coming year and beyond.

5 Comments on 2016 in Review: Our 5 Most Popular Feline Health Posts

  1. My male cat has constipation.
    The miralax works but not nearly well enough.
    Any ideas ? Im disabled and cant afford a vet bill.
    I brought him in as a stray five yrs ago so I have no. Idea how old he is.

  2. It’s definitely hard to choose a top 5. These were all excellent ones. I have a Pet folder for emails to save and many of your posts that don’t apply to me yet possibly will someday. Such as the Chemo and Kidney ones, I pray I’ll never need that knowledge but with seven cats it’s inevitable I’ll be facing disease as the years pass. Thank you for having such a big heart and not only educating us but reminding us to pause and take a breath and sharing photos of Allegra and Ruby. I especially love the kitten photos. Thank you.

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