Today is our 8th anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been eight years since I started this blog, inspired by Amber, the original Conscious Cat. And while this is a huge milestone for Allegra, Ruby and me, 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.

8 years – 2,938 posts – 75,705 comments – 9.3 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 2,938 new posts. 75,705 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with 9.3 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.

214,725 Facebook Fans

Our community extends to our Facebook page, which, at 214,725 and counting, attracts new cat lovers who enjoy sharing their love for cats with a group of like minded people every day. It’s truly a joy to curate this page. We post unique content and lots and lots of cat photos 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 the information their humans have found on this site. There’s nothing that makes me happier than receiving a message from readers whose cats have 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!

8th Anniversary Giveaway: 8 Grand Prizes, 8 Winners

This giveaway is sponsored by the brands providing the prizes*

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, Neko Flies and Katatrantula Rod from Nekochan, a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, a prize package from Cats Rule, a handcrafted fountain from Wet Whiskers Fountains, a Cubitat from Hauspanther, and a gift certificate from Triple T Studios. 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 CC8FS. Offer good through 6/30/2017.

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Vesper V-Double


The V-Double from the Vesper cat furniture line by Hagen has two caves and is ideal for 2 or more cats. Its multi-level design provides a space to rest as well as offers the opportunity to climb, jump and play. The cozy cubed dens are perfect for both relaxing and playing. The cubes have two openings so your cat won’t feel cornered. The memory foam cushions are made out of soft baby plush and come in a creamy white color. The memory foam inside the cushions molds exactly to the body shape of your cat, providing your beloved feline with extra comfort. The cushions have been bordered to prevent fraying.The Vesper scratching mats are made out of high-quality sisal for a great scratching experience. In addition, the mats have been bordered to prevent fraying. The cushions and mats attach to the wood with velcro and are easily removed for cleaning. Retail value $99.89.

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.

UJI Tunnel System, Neko Flies Rod and Katatrantula Rod


The U J I Tunnel System from the makers of the super popular Neko Flies toys comes in three unique interlocking shapes that allow you to make 20 different configurations to keep your cats 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. Enhance your cats’ play by stimulating their natural hunting skills using the neko flies wand toys with your tunnels.

Exclusive offer for Conscious Cat readers: 15% off all wand toys. Use code CCAT2017 at checkout. Open to US residents only, offer expires March 31, 2017.

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Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed


The Sleepypod mobile pet bed helps make travel with your cat easier because it is packed with features to make travel a breeze. It transitions from a pet bed to a carrier, thereby helping to alleviate travel stress and anxiety because your at is always traveling in his or her everyday pet bed. The Sleepypod mobile pet bed even converts into a crash tested car seat. Other features include durable, non-abrasive mesh panels that enable air to circulate on three sides, machine-washable Ultra Plush bedding, water repellent liner for easy cleanups, and a padded shoulder strap. The Sleepypod mobile pet bed is available in Medium (MSRP $189.99) and Mini (MSRP $169.99) sizes.

For more information and to purchase, visit

Prize Package from Cats Rule


Cats Rule salutes The Conscious Cat and the great work they do on their 8th Anniversary! Cats Rule provides smart solutions for cats and cat owners. They’ve put together a full suite of products including their open litter pan and matching scoop set; litter box liners and clips; their mat that traps cat litter; and their signature elevated cat bowls and coordinating food mat. This is a $100 value!

For more information, and to purchase, visit

Exclusive offer for Conscious Cat readers: subscribe and save an additional 10% on your order with code CATSRULE10OFF.

Handcrafted Fountain and Two Whisker Friendly Dishes
from Wet Whiskers Fountains


Wet Whiskers Fountains’ motto is “A Healthy Cat is A Happy, Loving Cat.”  They use high quality stoneware ceramic and glazes, and all of their fountains are always 100% food safe. The fountains are handmade and decorated in their studio/workshop. The fountains keep water cool, circulated and filtered for continual freshness, using a long lasting activated carbon pellets satchel to remove odors, colors and bacterial elements from the water. The fountains are easy to care for, beautiful to look at and listen to, and enticing for your cats, which encourages them to drink more water, enhancing their health and vitality. The fountains will easily sit on a counter top or on the floor.

For more information and to purchase, visit their website. You can also find Wet Whiskers Fountains on Etsy.

Hauspanther Cubitat by Primetime Petz


The Cubitat Multi-Level Cat Bed and Hideway from the Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz features a raised perch on top and a covered hideaway below. It provides cats with options for lounging and gives multiple cats a space they can share comfortably, all with a compact, sleek form to compliment your decor. The Cubitat has thick felt pads on the upper and lower lounging surfaces, raised sides create a backrest on the upper lounge surface, and openings on all four sides prevent cats from being trapped.

The entire Hauspanther Collection is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

$100 Gift Certificate from Triple T Studios


Triple T Studios creates and curates uniquely designed handbags and accessories with feline finesse. Shop their cat inspired handbags, jewelry, scarves, and cat toys. Triple T Studios donates to global conservation projects including Lion Guardians Project, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, Panthera, and select domestic cat non-profit organizations. Triple T Studios motto is Fashion with a Passion™.

For more information and to purchase, visit

Exclusive 20% discount for Conscious Cat readers: use code ConsciousCat20. Code does not expire.

Enter to win one of 8 Grand Prizes – 8 Winners

For up to 11 ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Friday, March 31. Winners and prize will be chosen by random drawing.**

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about products and services we’ve either used or would use ourselves.

**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.

168 Comments on 8th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway

  1. Hi Ingrid, Thanks for the great resource. 8 years! Got me thinking that I must have been here since near the beginning.

  2. I love your blog! I always find great information here. It is one of the places I look when I need cat information. Happy Anniversary!

  3. I love all the blog posts, the one about my cat’s carrier in a car crash really got me thinking, you assume they’d be safe but you never know! I’ll definitely be reviewing my carrier!

  4. CONGRATS!!!!
    I love all the reviews and your opinion on what is a good product to get it helps me to decide whether or not to get an item. Thanks for all the info

  5. My gosh, the odds of winning have gone way down, LOL!!! HAPPY 8TH ANNIVERSARY!!! 😀 I’d love to win a new cat tree or water fountain! I’ve been following you for a very long time, now! Thank you for all the great information you post!

  6. Happy Anniversary Conscious Cat! I love everything you all do to make sure we are up to date on cat health and cat fun! My cat charlie is a part of our family and your website makes this understandable and possible for him! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

  7. Congratulations on another successful year! It’s been enjoyable watching you share your passion and grow your business. I enjoy the perspective you offer from your past work in vet’s offices and the informative articles you post. For example, what to expect when your cat is hospitalized and the dental experiences of Allegra and Ruby. I also like your product reviews as I know I can trust your opinion. Thank you for being a part of my day 🙂

  8. I was looking for information on a specific medication for cats, and found your column after a Google search. The information I was looking for was concisely written by a DVM but was in plain-speak. It left me with an answer that made sense, instead of confusion and more questions.
    In the world of the Internet, longevity is not something often achieved. Congratulations on 8 years! You are obviously doing something right!

  9. The shopping for our kitty cats is what i love so much here and those books draw me in also. Happy anniversary to you and many more are coming your way!

  10. The Conscience Cats articles about blind cats have helped my Magoo adjust beautifully! I would love to see more on this subject, particularly getting along with multiple cats in the household, and playing. Happy Anniversary! #blog anniversary #giveaway

  11. Thank you & Happy Anniversary! I have been giving my cats wet food based on your research and recommendations. Great work!

  12. I have a female tortishell named Muffin 15 mo old. I learned so much about her by reading your article.
    It s fun to read other people s comments about there tortishell even though no two are completely alike they have similar traits.

  13. Happy anniversary. I like the fact that your cover such a variety of topics. I can always find the information I need here.

  14. I love reviews. My senior cats are always in need of stimulation and healthy products, so I appreciate learning about these.

  15. Happy Anniversary! This is one of my go to blogs. The prizes are so very nice and thank you for your blog.

  16. I love everything cats, so I love the variety of things in your newsletter. I love learning about everything CAT 🙂 cat personality, new cat products, your giveaways, nutrition, toys, etc.

  17. I like all the cat items you have under the SHOP category. I’d also like to see more health-related articles for cats.
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  18. CONGRATULATIONS and Happy Anniversary! That’s one boatload of articles and info sharing!

    This giveaway is both spectacular and so very generous! Thank you and to all the sponsors!

  19. Happy Anniversary! This is my favorite cat blog. I get a wealth of information, wisdom from humans and felines. I love it when the kitties take over the blog. Such talented felines you have. I often share it on our Facebook Page, Confluence Cat Rescue. Keep up the wonderful work. Thank you thank you thank you.

  20. Happy eighth anniversary Conscious Cat! Oh, what to like? I should start with the broad subject matter presented. Dental visits, behavior interpretations, and an amazing variety of all things cat. For me through, the best part is Ingrid. You’re a veritable fountain of advice and knowledge. When I had really strong grief several years ago you pointed me towards articles that helped lesson the pain. Thank you.

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