Month: February 2018

Why Is My Cat Spraying and How Can I Stop It?


Inappropriate elimination (urinating outside the litter box) is one of the most commonly reported problems in cats. Some of these cats have issues with some aspect of their litter box, others have a medical condition that may make urinating painful, and some are urine marking, a behavior that is also known as spraying.Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Mikel Delgado: Begging, Vomiting & Attacking Pillows


Welcome to our regular “Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Mikel Delgado” segment. Once a month, we’ll post a reminder for you to post your questions for Mikel. She’ll answer as many of them as she can each time, and I’ll publish her answers in a subsequent post.Continue Reading

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Jackson Galaxy Donut Cat Bed: 2023 Review (With Pictures)


If you’ve read The Conscious Cat for any length of time, you know by now that Ruby loves pretty much any cat bed, but Allegra tends to not be a big fan unless it’s a bed she can stretch out on. Well, it looks like with the Jackson Galaxy Donut Cat Bed, we finally found a bed that they both love – which, of course, means that I’ll probably have to get a second one!Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Doc: Urinary Tract Disease, Vomiting, Essential Oils & More


Last month, we introduced you to Dr. Lynn Bahr, who is taking over our Ask the Cat Doc segment. Once a month, we’ll post a reminder for you to post your questions for Dr. Bahr. She’ll answer as many of them as she can each month, and I’ll publish her answers in a subsequent post.Continue Reading

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Classic Cat Books Series: All My Patients Are Under the Bed


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First published in 1980, All My Patients Are Under the Bed was another pivotal book for me as I began to think about wanting to work in veterinary medicine.

Louis J. Camuti was a New York City cat veterinarian who made housecalls for cats and their humans for over sixty years. He was the first veterinarian in the United States to devote his entire practice to cats.Continue Reading

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Is Cat Urine Toxic to Your Health? Facts & 3 Tips to Neutralize Smells

White thai moon diamond cat in litter box

If you’ve ever had a cat who urinated outside the litter box, you already know that the smell of cat urine can not only be very strong, but also long-lasting, and that removal can take quite a bit of time and effort. What you may not know is that breathing in cat urine may present a health hazard for sensitive individuals, especially if they are exposed to highly concentrated cat urine, or if the exposure happens over an extended period of time.Continue Reading

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Review: Moodycards Bring Smiles and Laughter


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We all know looking at cat pictures makes any day better. Moodycards has taken this universal truth to a new level by creating cards that pair beautiful cat pictures with funny captions sure to brighten anyone’s day. These cards let you announce your mood to your customers or visitors without having to say a single word.Continue Reading

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How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth (4-Week Training Program)


Brushing you cat’s teeth? Most cat parents think that they couldn’t possibly get their cats used to it. And yet, dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in cats. Seventy to ninety percent of cats have some level of dental disease. If left untreated, it can lead to health problems for your cat, ranging from bad breath, dental pain and loose teeth to systemic illnesses that can be life-threatening.

The most effective way to prevent dental disease is to brush your cat’s teeth.Continue Reading

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How to Make Moving With Cats Less Stressful

grey cat with yellow eyes peeking out of cardboard box

Moving is stressful for humans, and it’s even more stressful for cats. Cats are creatures of habit who hate having their routine disrupted. There are things you can do to make a move less stressful for your cats and avoid problems associated with moving, such as inappropriate elimination, fear based aggression, and hiding.Continue Reading

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The Cat Lady’s Creative Journal (2023 Book Review)


I need to preface this review with two things: first, I’m a big fan of Yasmine Surovec’s cartoons. She is the creator of Cat vs. Human, and has a unique way of capturing cats and their varying personalities and the humans who serve them. Her whimsical drawings always make me smile or nod my head in recognition. And, second, I really dislike the term “cat lady.” I don’t care how much effort there has been over the last few years to make that term more “hip” and acceptable, for most people, the mind still inserts “crazy” when they hear those two words. I wrote an opinion piece about this topic several years ago, and what I wrote then still holds true for me today, so I’ll spare you the soap box here.Continue Reading

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