10th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway


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Today is our 10th anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been ten 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.

10 years – 3,654 posts – 88,000 comments
15 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 3,654 new posts. 88,000 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with more than 15 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 parents looking for reliable information about cat healthbehavior and nutrition, as well as new cat productsbook reviews, and more.

225,000+ social media followers

Our community extends to our Facebook page, and Instagram. Both attract 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 both. We post unique content and lots and lots of cat photos and videos several times each day. We’re also represented on Twitter 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 presented on this site. There’s nothing that makes me happier than receiving messages from readers whose cats have been helped by the information found here.

To celebrate these last ten years, and to thank all of you for making it all possibly by reading, commenting and sharing, we have a BIG giveaway for you!

10th Anniversary Giveaway:
10 Grand Prizes, 10 Winners

We’re giving away a a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, a $100 gift certificate from Triple T Studios, a MaxScratch Oversized Scratching Post and Perch from Hauspanther, an Assisi Loop, a Jackson Galaxy prize package, a Meowfia felted wool cat cave, a 3-month supply of 1TDC® 4-in-1 Wellness Solution, a custom portrait by Jessica Lindell, a custom cat flower pot by KittyCat Studio, and a package of all of my books, personalized and autographed.

For instructions on how to enter to win, see the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.

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 Sleepypod.com.

$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™.

Exclusive 20% discount for Conscious Cat readers: use code ConsciousCat20. Code never expires.

For more information and to purchase, visit http://www.triple-t-studios.com.

Hauspanther MaxScratch Oversized
Scratching Post and Perch

MaxScratch-scratching post

The Hauspanther MaxScratch is big enough not just for scratching, but also for climbing and perching. This oversized cat scatcher is wrapped with natural jute rope, creating a durable and attractive scratching surface. A sturdy base keeps the post from tipping over. The built-in perch on top gives kitty a perfect lookout spot. Allegra and Ruby not included.

The MaxScratch Oversized Cat Scratching Post and Perch is available from Hauspanther.

Assisi Loop


The Assisi Loop provides safe and effective pain relief without adverse effects. The Assisi Loop features targeted pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (tPEMF™). This modality was first studied in the 1970s and is FDA-cleared for use in humans. It uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms to help relieve pain, inflammation and swelling. You can find multiple accounts of how the Assisi Loop helped cats with varying conditions ranging from arthritis to post surgical pain to lymphoma herePlease note that the Assisi Loop requires a prescription from a veterinarian. Winner will need to provide a prescription in order to claim their prize.

For more information about how the Loop could help your cat, visit http://www.assisianimalhealth.com or contact Assisi Animal Health at info@assisianimalhealth.com, 866-830-7342.

Jackson Galaxy Prize Pack


This prize pack contains an assortment of toys and supplies from the Jackson Galaxy Collection by Petmate. All of the items are designed by the Cat Daddy himself, so you know your kitties will love everything in this prize pack. Actual prize pack may vary from the image shown above.

For more information about all of Jackson’s fantastic products for happier, healthier cats, visit JacksonGalaxy.com.

Meowfia Felted Wool Cat Cave


Meowfia Felted Wool Cat Caves are handmade from 100% Merino wool, a soft, lightweight natural fiber. Merino wool is breathable, keeping your cat warm in the winter or cool in warmer weather. The beds are safe and eco-friendly. There are no plastic or other man-made materials used. Merino wool naturally repels odor, dirt and stains. The caves can be hand washed in cold water with a mild detergent designed for wool, and should be air dried. Machine washing is not recommended.

Meowfia Felted Wool Cat Caves are available from Amazon in a variety of colors.

3-month Supply of 1TDC™ 4-in-1 Wellness Solution


1TDC™ (which stands for 1-TetraDecanol Complex) is a revolutionary natural solution that keeps joints, muscles and gums healthy at a cellular level. This product goes beyond supplements containing glucosamine and fish oil. It works systemically as a catalyst to allow the body to improve joint and oral health.

For more information about 1TDC™ and to purchase, please visit 1TDC.com.

Exclusive 10% discount for Conscious Cat Readers: use code CONSCIOUSCAT10 at checkout. Discount never expires.

Custom Water Color Portrait by Jessica Lindell


Custom portraits are a wonderful way to celebrate a special cat, or preserve the memory of a cat no longer with you. Jessica Lindell’s water color portraits capture emotion and personality in vibrant colors. This giveaway will be for an 8×8 custom portrait on a 2 inch cradled hardboard panel (value: $297).

For more information, and to order your custom portrait, visit https://www.aquilawatercolor.com/p/custom-pet-portraits

Exclusive 10% discount off any custom portrait for Conscious Cat readers: use code CATLOVE10 at checkout.

Custom Flower Pot Cat Sign from KittyCat Art Studio


Laura Anglemoyer, the artist behind KittyCat Art Studio, creates beautiful and unique handmade cat items ranging from ornaments to picture frames to food bowls and much, much more. Laurel can even create custom made items from photos of your cats. These adorable kitty signs are made of a thin gauge metal, cut to shape and hand painted. They are sealed in a weather resistant coating so you may hang indoors or out. Hangs by a removable wire hanger. Measures: 14 inch tall by 9 inch wide.

To see more and to purchase, please visit KittyCat Art Studio’s Etsy Shop.

Exclusive 10% discount off any product from KittyCat Art Studio for Conscious Cat readers: use code CATSTUDIO at checkout.

A Complete Set of Autographed Copies of My Books


This set will include one copy each of Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher, Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living, Feline Style, The BIG Book of Cats With a BIG Attitude, and Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living, Feline Style. I will also include a Kindle copy of Adventures in Veterinary Medicine: What Working in Veterinary Hospitals taught me about Life, Love and Myself.

All of my books are available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

Enter to win one of 10 Grand Prizes – 10 Winners

For up to 13 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.**

For up to four ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Sunday, 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. The Conscious Cat is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon and affiliated sites. The Conscious Cat is an affiliate partner of Jackson Galaxy and Triple T Studios. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission.

**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.

134 Comments on 10th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway

  1. Darlene
    March 10, 2019 at 7:49 am (11 months ago)

    Happy 10th Anniversary too all of you! I love reading your articles on cats and more cats. Thank you I love all the new products you display.

  2. Diane Estrella
    March 9, 2019 at 7:27 pm (11 months ago)

    What an incredible accomplishment. Love the pictures of beautiful fur babies!

  3. Patci
    March 8, 2019 at 11:53 pm (11 months ago)

    Glad I found your blog, I wouldn’t have known about all of the wonderful information you share if it wasn’t for your giveaway

  4. Anne Rimler
    March 8, 2019 at 7:08 pm (11 months ago)

    Super giveaway. happy anniversary!

  5. Angie Adams
    March 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm (11 months ago)

    So much helpful information, especially when it comes to older cats and the product recommendations are so helpful. More info on CBD/hemp type products would be good since they’re becoming more and more popular. Also really like the book recommendations.

  6. Dona
    March 7, 2019 at 11:20 am (11 months ago)

    Any of these wonderful prizes would be great for our rescue. Thank you for 10 years of “tortitude” and helping cats and those who love them.

  7. Mollie Hunt
    March 5, 2019 at 9:09 pm (11 months ago)

    I love this blogsite.

  8. Colleen
    March 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm (11 months ago)

    What an amazing giveaway! I’ve been reading your blog for the past three years and have learned to much. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and your cats with us. (PS: I’ve had my eye on that felted cave!)

  9. Krista
    March 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm (11 months ago)

    I love the info you give about senior cats. I don’t currently have a senior, but I love them and there is so much to learn.

  10. Anne
    March 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm (11 months ago)

    I love to read about feline health issues, food & product reviews, contests, and — of course, checking out cat pics!!!

  11. Beah Robinson
    March 5, 2019 at 2:09 am (11 months ago)

    Such beautiful kitties! Great stories that inform! I’ve had special cat friends since 1960-your articles inform-and you have some great cat beds and such that my kitty friend would MEOW for! Keep it up! Fun part of my day on FB and email.

  12. Sandy Weinstein
    March 5, 2019 at 1:43 am (11 months ago)

    Happy 10th anniversary. i like reading abt health issues, new foods, new breeds of cats.

  13. Tiger
    March 5, 2019 at 12:28 am (11 months ago)

    Wow. Awesome giveaway. I love your Sunday quotes.

  14. DONNA
    March 4, 2019 at 10:24 pm (11 months ago)

    I love to read all the answers to questions from the vet, read stories about cats and have you recommend books to read about cats. And the great giveaways are a plus too. Also Happy Anniversary!!!!

  15. DONNA
    March 4, 2019 at 10:19 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary!!! I like when you have a vet answer questions. I like hearing about cats, about books you recommend to read and of course the fantastic giveaways are a plus.

  16. Sherri
    March 4, 2019 at 8:37 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy 10th Anniversary! I love reading your reviews.

  17. Kathie Perez
    March 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary!!! I love your blog and I have learned so much about my cats from reading your blog. I used to follow a couple of other cat blogs, but yours is the only one I follow now because of the information I can find here. Congrats and here’s to many more years 🙂

  18. Shelley P
    March 3, 2019 at 11:32 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy anniversary!! <3 I like your product reviews and personal posts about your kitties. I also appreciate health topics you cover. I'd be interested in reading about traveling with cats and cat friendly places.

  19. Vicky, Inky & Toots
    March 3, 2019 at 8:10 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I love the all the info in the posts. I especially like hearing from Allegra & Ruby, and the new product posts. May you continue bloging for many more years.

  20. Joan Kubes
    March 3, 2019 at 10:48 am (11 months ago)

    Congratulations! I love all of these cute kitty gifts you’re giving away!

  21. Annette
    March 3, 2019 at 3:04 am (11 months ago)

    I like the feline health posts. I have a senior and am even more concerned about his health these days. Congrats on the anniversary!

  22. Carolsue
    March 3, 2019 at 2:58 am (11 months ago)

    I like new product articles. One thing that I’d be interested in reading about is people’s experiences with fostering cats. Someday I’d like to do that.

  23. Andrea
    March 3, 2019 at 2:12 am (11 months ago)

    Congratulations! Ten years, what a milestone. You post so many useful and entertaining things it would be hard to name one but I do so love your leaning toward the tortie personality. Some of the best cats in my life were torties.

  24. Catatopia
    March 3, 2019 at 1:04 am (11 months ago)

    Congratulations on ten years! We like Ask the Vet and the Sunday quotes.

  25. Sarah
    March 2, 2019 at 10:19 pm (11 months ago)

    Hi Ingrid,

    Congratulations on your wonderful site and blog. I found it when I was looking for information on Convenia and I think it is an invaluable source of reliable information on cat health and nutrition. Raising awareness of the risks of Convenia is an important public service – and I love the broad range of your interests… everything from entertaining chats with Ruby and Allegra to cat behaviour, products and cat-related items in the news. A big thank you for a marvellous educational and entertaining site.

  26. Michelle
    March 2, 2019 at 10:19 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow, 10 years. My favorites are the videos of Ruby and Allegra.

  27. Celine K.
    March 2, 2019 at 9:27 pm (11 months ago)

    Congratulations! I especially like your article on feline health issues. There’s always something to learn! Continue in the direction you’re going…anything cat-related is of interest to me. An article about feral (aka community) cats would be great, including what people who want to help them can do.

  28. Joan Saliskas
    March 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm (11 months ago)

    Yay! Congrats on the 10 years! I especially love your book reviews, but I’m a fan of everything you do.

  29. Michelle Lowe
    March 2, 2019 at 7:20 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! My favorite articles are the book reviews but I also like to see the product reviews. I like when you put in your personal comments, like your opinion about Bohemian Rhapsody and A Street Cat Named Bob. Just saw Bohemian for the 2nd time and loved it more. And since I have met James Bowen and Bob, I always love to hear updates about them.

  30. Karen French
    March 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow! Great prizes! Happy anniversary! I read your blog every day!

    March 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm (11 months ago)

    I like the product reviews!

  32. Lisa B.
    March 2, 2019 at 3:08 pm (11 months ago)

    10 years, what a milestone! Congratulations on your blogiversary, I’m very grateful you decided to take the leap as I trust and value your opinions. My favorite features are your new product reviews, particularly the ones related to keeping our wee ones healthy and articles on the latest updates in veterinary advancements. Also, Ruby’s posts always make me laugh 🙂

  33. Elisha Abrell
    March 2, 2019 at 1:22 pm (11 months ago)

    I LOVE receiving your BLOG at my email. My favorite subject is any medical or BEHAVIORAL issues. I also love the books, stories, art, and ideas presented. Thank you so much! =^..^=

  34. Carmen
    March 2, 2019 at 11:57 am (11 months ago)

    Happy anniversary!! I love your blog because it teaches me so much on how to take care of my babies. I remember that I found your blog when I was adopting my first kitty and I have tried so many things that you talk about it in your blog and they love them. Thank you for all your awesome work

  35. Charlie
    March 2, 2019 at 9:13 am (11 months ago)

    I am so glad your blog is here….I have learnt so much in many, many areas. Thank you, Ingrid. I am always interested in preventative dental health and raw food diets. With love and purrs – Charlie, Belle, Moe and the enduring spirit of Jamee xo

  36. Starla
    March 2, 2019 at 4:36 am (11 months ago)

    Wow! A huge happy blogiversary to you! 10 is huge! We love all of the advice, tips, tricks and your precious pet stories and pictures! We look forward to many more years of following along!

  37. Cat Fleming
    March 2, 2019 at 2:44 am (11 months ago)

    I like the book reviews because I’m always looking for a good cat related book to read, and I also like the product reviews.

  38. Jana Leah
    March 1, 2019 at 10:53 pm (11 months ago)

    I love the book reviews & the features on furniture type products.

  39. Mary
    March 1, 2019 at 10:32 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy the “Ask a Vet” series and have gained such valuable info from it. Thank you for this feature.

  40. Calvin
    March 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy 10th anniversary, grats. I entered but realized it’s US only, please void my entry. Cheers !

  41. Sherri
    March 1, 2019 at 8:22 pm (11 months ago)

    I love the new product articles…. it is a great way to discover new products

  42. Maryann D.
    March 1, 2019 at 7:41 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary!! I do like a lot of features. The Product guide is wonderful since I love to find new items for my cat. I like to read about cat’s behavior and cat’s health.

  43. Marni Greene
    March 1, 2019 at 6:37 pm (11 months ago)

    I like it when the vet answers questions

  44. caren gittleman
    March 1, 2019 at 6:32 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!! We are a few months behind you, we will be 10 in October!! I thought you were around MUCH longer! I always love the posts that feature products and I would LOVE MORE POSTS featuring YOUR girls! Happy Happy Blogoversary!!

  45. Deziz World
    March 1, 2019 at 6:10 pm (11 months ago)

    Our favorite features have always been the educational aspect with regard to feline health and nutrition. Happy Blogoversary. Here’s to many more years. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  46. Lindsay A.
    March 1, 2019 at 6:07 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy 10th Anniversary!! 😀 I love the product reviews & appreciate the opportunity to see an item actually IN a household (for size scaling and such), & seeing how Allegra & Ruby interact with it. Another favorite of mine (although I’m not sure if there is a specific category for this) would be interviews that you’ve written about. The Sterling Davis piece was one of my favorite posts on The Conscious Cat since I started following.

  47. Linda
    March 1, 2019 at 4:08 pm (11 months ago)

    My favorite features are reviews and I love personal posts about your cats.

  48. Cheryl
    March 1, 2019 at 4:04 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy 10th!!!

  49. Allison
    March 1, 2019 at 3:26 pm (11 months ago)

    Happy 10th anniversary! I own your book Tortitude and enjoy reading your regular column. Thanks for everything you do for cats and cat owners.


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