Each year as we get to the end of the year, I like to take a look back at some of our most popular posts. 2017 has been a great 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.

When Cats Catch a Cold: Feline Upper Respiratory Disease

Sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes, lack of appetite, fever – most humans know these symptoms only too well. If you see them in your cat, chances are, your cat has contracted an upper respiratory infection very similar to a cold. Click here to read the full article.

Litter Box Solutions for Senior Cats


Litter box avoidance in senior cats may be a symptom of arthritis (although there are many other reasons for eliminating outside the box.) Getting in and out of the box may be painful for a cat with aching joints. Your senior cat may need a lower box, and you may also want to add additional boxes, especially in a large or multi-level home. Click here to read the full article.

The Best Litter Box for Your Cat


The average cat uses the litter box three to five times a day. It would make sense that something that is used so frequently on a daily basis requires that we humans put a lot of thought into it. Unfortunately, cat guardians often select a litter box for all the wrong reasons – or at least for the wrong reasons from the cat’s perspective. Choosing the wrong litter box can have dire consequences for cats: litter box avoidance is one of the main reasons why many cats are surrendered to shelters. Click here to read the full article.

Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Far too many cat parents accept occasional or even chronic vomiting and diarrhea as a fact of life with cats.  “He just eats too fast.” “She has a sensitive stomach.” “It’s just a hairball.” The truth is that chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea can be an indicator of serious diseases of the small intestine, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and intestinal lymphoma. Click here to read the full article.

Breakthrough Finding in Clinical Trial Offers First Real Hope for Treatment of FIP


A new clinical trial funded in part by Morris Animal Foundation has resulted in a critical breakthrough – cats with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) went into remission as result of treatment with a novel antiviral drug. This fatal viral disease previously had no effective treatment or cure. 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. If you have any suggestions of topics you’d like to see covered, let us know in a comment!

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