Month: November 2019

Reduce Stress for Your Cats During the Thanksgiving Holiday


Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many of us, but cats, unless they’re super gregarious and social, probably aren’t too crazy about all the activity that surrounds friends and family gathering for the festivities. Additionally, humans often get stressed getting ready for the holiday. Cats are creatures of habit and don’t like to have their routines disrupted. They also pick up on our stress, and your stress can actually make your cat sick. I highly recommend managing your own stress during the holidays and take some time to enjoy the season rather than constantly rushing through the days – your cats will thank you for it.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Billy Joel Themed Catification is the Cat’s Meow

Photo courtesy of Rob Rich/ via Square Paws

We’re big fans of Mario Arbore and the amazing cat furniture he builds under his company name Square Paws. So it’s not surprise that Mario stepped up to the challenge when he was asked to create two very special cat rooms for Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, New York. The new cat adoption center project was spearheaded by Beth and Howard Stern, who asked Mario to create two cat rooms in honor of Billy Joel, as a thank you for his support of the new facility. The results are stunning! Please read “Two Odes to Billy Joel” for details and gorgeous photos of the two rooms.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: Continue Reading

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KeeKee’s Big Adventures in London, England (2023 Review)


I don’t often review children’s books, but the KeeKee’s Big Adventures series by Shannon Jones is so adorable, I wanted to share it with you. KeeKee is a calico cat who travels the world in a hot air balloon. Her previous stops included Paris, Amsterdam and Rome.

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in London, England is the 5th installment in this award winning series. Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Dr. Marci Koski: Not Playing, Grieving & More


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Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional who received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. While Marci has been passionate about all animals and their welfare, cats have always had a special place in her heart. In fact, Marci can’t remember a time when she’s been without at least one cat in her life. She currently relies on her five-member support staff  to maintain the feline duties of her household.Continue Reading

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Review: Social Pets CBD Hemp Oil


Cannabis has been used for thousands of years across many culturesOver the last few years, the market for CBD products for pets has been exploding, with new products being introduced all the time. And the benefits of these hemp derived products are nothing short of amazing.Continue Reading

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Weight Loss Tips for Cats


A survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity in 2012 found that a staggering 58% of America’s cats are overweight or obese. These statistics mirror the equally disturbing increase in human obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one third of adults in the United States are obese. Our weight loss tips will help your cats reach and maintain a healthy weight.

The serious health problems in cats which result from obesity are the same as in humans:Continue Reading

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Cat Print Cotton Sleepshirts


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I prefer to wear nightshirts made from 100% cotton, and I like them plain, without any buttons, lace or other fussy decorations. Unfortunately, these types of sleepshirts are getting increasingly hard to find, which is why I was thrilled when I discovered these shirts on Amazon. Not only do they match all my requirements, they come in five different cat patterns and at a great price.Continue Reading

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Review: Hauspanther Collection Toys


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You know anything that has the Hauspanther name on it is going to be something cats will love, and the new Primetime Petz Hauspanther Collection toys are no exception.Continue Reading

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RLitter-Lifter Litter Scoops and Handy-Holder (2023 Review)


When it comes to litter boxes, cleanliness truly is next to godliness. Cats are fastidious creatures. Using a dirty litter box is, at best, uncomfortable for them, and at worst, will cause them to eliminate outside the box. And for a task that you’re going to be doing several times a day, it’s important to have tools that make it simple. The Litter-Lifter has been our scoop of choice for the past several years.Continue Reading

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