Month: April 2019

How the Assisi Loop Helped Luke with Recovery from Burns Sustained in the California Wildfires


This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

I find it almost impossible to wrap my mind around the devastation wrought by wildfires in California. My heart goes out to all the victims, but of course, I especially feel for the cats who are lost and injured in the fires. We recently featured Buttercup, who ended up in three different shelters while her humans were displaced by the Camp Fire. Today, I’d like to introduce you to 13-year-old Luke.Continue Reading

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Study Says Cats Know Their Names, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ll Respond


I’m not sure we really needed a study to determine that cats recognize their own names, but Japanese researcher Atsuko Saito set out to test this hypothesis by observing a total of 78 house cats as well as cats living in cat cafés in Japan. Her past studies have revealed that cats can interpret human gestures to find hidden food, recognize their owner’s voice, and beg for food from a person who looks at them and calls their name—all of which suggested that cats know their names.Continue Reading

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Lily and Pearl: Passing the Cigar


Guest post by Rita Atkins
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Working at our rescue’s booth at a recent cat convention, selling items to raise money for our foster cats, I witnessed (or, rather, was privy to) a very special moment: the memory of a woman’s soul cat suddenly came rushing back to her. Continue Reading

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Cat Friendly Handling: Your Cat Deserves a Positive Experience at the Veterinary Clinic


Guest post by Ellen Carozza, LVT

Thanks to the internet, cats are the most popular pet, yet they receive less medical care than their canine counterparts. Join me and the Conscious Cat in this two part series on what actually happens when your cat is handled in the veterinary clinic, and how you and your cat can have that positive experience you’ve always wanted.Continue Reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shoes Inside the House


I keep my house clean, but I’m by no means a germophobe or a neat freak. I vacuum twice a week, and do a more thorough cleaning once a week that includes bathrooms, dusting and washing hard floors. I’m also pretty tolerant of other peoples’ habits. But when it comes to wearing street shoes inside my house, there is no grey zone for me: I don’t allow it. And the main reason for this is that I don’t want to expose Allegra and Ruby to all the bacteria and toxins that live on the bottom of the average shoe.Continue Reading

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Cosmic Cat Wisdom Cards: Daily Guidance and Inspurration


This post is sponsored by EnlightenUp

I’ve always liked inspirational card decks. Wisdom cards, sometimes also known as oracle cards, can be used as a tool to receive spiritual guidance, or to set your intention for a particular task, or even your entire day.Continue Reading

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Lil BUB and Scoop Away® Spread Positivity, Acceptance and Love for Special Needs Pets


This post is sponsored by Scoop Away®

We’re big fans of Lil BUB. This sweet little girl has been on a mission to spread positivity, acceptance and love since she first came into her her “Dude’s” life in 2011. Little did Mike Bridavsky know just how much this cat would change his life when he first met the 8-week old kitten.Continue Reading

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The Microbiome: The Key to Your Cat’s Health


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Research in human medicine is starting to reveal that the vast ecosystem of organisms in our digestive systems might be the key to health and healthy aging. And thankfully, researchers are also starting to look at and understand just how much this complex system impacts the health of our companion animals.Continue Reading

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Does Your Cat Reflect Your Personality?


Numerous studies have shown that parents’ personalities influence their children, but until recently, nobody had looked at whether human personality impacts pets. A study conducted at the University of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent University investigated the relationship between the different personalities of cat parents and the behavior and well-being of their feline family members.Continue Reading

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Volana Kote Whisker Jewelry


Volana Kote (aka Jen Glick) is a Delaware based jewelry designer who creates gorgeous pieces incorporating naturally fallen cat whiskers. Jen has always saved her cats’ whiskers. “They bring good luck,” she says. She has also designed jewelry as long as she can remember, and one day, she started incorporating whiskers into her designs.Continue Reading

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Special Needs Cats and Catios


Sponsored guest post by Cynthia Chomos, Catio Spaces
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Every cat is special. Some are extra special. Cats born with chronic physical or medical conditions, or who encounter challenges in their lifetime through disease, lost limbs, deafness or blindness, are considered special needs cats.

While it can take longer for shelters to find them a forever home, many big-hearted cat lovers are adopting these special cats or helping through donations and sponsorship programs. At their core, cats with challenges have the same instincts and basic needs as any cat. Many are unaware of their disability and have the resiliency to live purrfectly normal lives.Continue Reading

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