Month: October 2017

You Don’t Need to Give Up Your Cat When You’re Pregnant



Cats, pregnant women and babies have coexisted happily for thousands of years, and there is absolutely no reason you have to give up your cat when you’re pregnant. A few common sense precautions will keep mom, baby and kitty safe.Continue Reading

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Review: Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat


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From the time that he worked in a shelter in Boulder in the 1990’s to starring in Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat from Hell for the last six years, Jackson Galaxy has dedicated his life to the well being of cats and their humans. In Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat, he offers the collective wisdom of everything he has ever said, filmed, recorded and written about cats in one place. With the help of his co-author, Mikel Delgado, who is also our resident cat behaviorist here on The Conscious Cat, Jackson offers one of the most comprehensive guides I’ve ever seen to helping cats and their humans live a truly happy life.Continue Reading

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How the Assisi Loop Helps Three-Legged Hubble With Lower Back Pain


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Lisa Turner adopted 8-year-old Hubble earlier this summer. Hubble is a tripod. He had hiis right hind leg amputated as a kitten after it was crushed, most likely by a car. Hubble gets around quite well on three legs, but hopping around on his remaining back leg puts a lot of asymmetric strain on his back. As a result, he has pain in his lower back that he just learned to accept.Continue Reading

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Balanced Blends Guide to Raw Feeding


This is the first in a series of articles sponsored by Balanced Blends, a raw pet food company, answering some of the most common questions around feeding a raw food diet to your cats.

Today’s article starts at the very beginning: with the reasons why raw feeding has become so popular among cat parents.Continue Reading

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Review: Buddhism for Pet Lovers


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There’s no question that cats enrich our lives in so many different ways. They’re family members, constant companions, they cheer us up when we’re feeling down and, as science has shown us, they even have healing powers. The bond between cat and human can often be deeper than any connection we may feel with other humans. In Buddism for Pet Lovers: Supporting Our Closest Companions Through Life and Death, David Michie explores this close connection between us and our animal companions.Continue Reading

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How to Help Animals Affected by the California Wildfires


I really hope and pray that soon there will come a time where there won’t be a need for these types of posts – they’ve been coming much too frequently over this last month with back to back disasters on both coasts. On Sunday, I wrote about how to decide where to donate when there’s so much need everywhere, and I promised you a round up of organizations who are helping animals affected by the California wildfires.Continue Reading

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Hypoallergenic Cats – Do They Really Exist?

Cat allergies are one of the top five reasons why cats are returned to shelters. However, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, nearly 10 million people choose to share their homes with cats and dogs despite being allergic.Continue Reading

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Review: Meepcha and the Lost 100 (The Cats of Nova Book 2)


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I’m not a huge fan of reading Fantasy, nor do I generally read middle grade novels. I read and reviewed Chermpf, the first book in The Cats of Nova series, because the author’s wife had pitched it to me in such a lovely email, I just couldn’t say know. And I ended up loving the book. Meepcha and the Lost 100 continues the story of Gracie Fisher, her feline guardian Roscoe and their companions Dondo, Bear and Mimyat.Continue Reading

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Can Cats Be Allergic to Litter?


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Allergies are an extreme reaction of the immune system to common substances in a cat’s everyday environment. Just like in humans, feline allergies can be caused by trees, grasses, dust, fabrics, cleaning product, perfumes, food, and more. A lesser known cause of feline allergies is cat litter. Cat litter may contain chemicals, bentonite, silica dust, clay and fragrances that can cause allergies and lead to litter box avoidance.Continue Reading

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How to Leash Train Your Cat


There is no question that indoor cats live longer and healthier lives. The average life expectancy for an indoor cat is 12 to 15 years vs. 4 to 5 years for an outdoor cat. To ensure that they also live happy lives, it is imperative that cat guardians provide a stimulating environment. If you feel strongly that your cat should have access to the great outdoors, leash training is a way to allow her to safely enjoy being outside. For some cats, safe outdoor excursions can help prevent behavior problems by stimulating them and helping them burn off excess energy. Leash training can also come in handy during trips to the veterinarian, or during emergency situations.Continue Reading

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