Month: August 2021

Gemstone Cat Bracelets

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When these gorgeous bracelets popped up on a recent “tortoiseshell cat” search on Etsy, my jaw dropped. I love bracelets, and I also love gemstones. I was excited just to share this tortie bracelet with you, and then I explored the artist’s entire Etsy shop, and found cat bracelets in all sorts of colors!Continue Reading

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Cats and Fish: To Feed or Not to Feed?

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Fish is not a natural part of a cat diet, and yet, so many cats love it. And because so many pet food manufacturers offer a large variety of fish-based foods, unsuspecting cat parents think they’re doing something wonderful and delicious for their feline charges. While it’s tempting to indulge a finicky palate, canned fish is not necessarily good for your cat’s health and might even be harmful.Continue Reading

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Cardboard Cat Homes: A Castle Fit for a Princess

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We all know cats love boxes. We also know that not all humans love having used shipping boxes all over their home. As much as Allegra enjoys boxes, I admit that I’m hesitant to bring shipping boxes inside. They’re usually pretty dirty after sitting on a truck for days, and dirty boxes and white carpet – well, you get the idea. Enter Cardboard Cat Homes: all the fun of a box and then some, and they’re super cute, too.Continue Reading

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Raw Food for all Life Stages, from Kitten to Senior

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Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive on it. For the past five years, I’ve been feeding Darwin’s, and it has become a perennial favorite.Continue Reading

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Product Highlight: Sleepypod Comfort Suede Breakaway Collar

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If your cats wear collars, you’re probably always looking for collars that are comfortable and safe – and when it comes to cat collars, they don’t get much better than the Sleepypod Comfort Suede Breakaway Collar.Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Doc: Skin Conditions, Upper Respiratory Infections, Gabapentin, and More

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Welcome to our regular “Ask the Cat Doc With Dr. Lynn Bahr” segment! Once a month, Dr. Bahr answers as many of your questions as she can, and you can leave new questions for her in a comment.Continue Reading

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Review: A Scone of Contention

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I love Lucy Burdette’s  Key West Food Critic mystery series. After all, what’s not to love! With cats, a tropical setting, and mouth-watering food (with some recipes included), this series has all the ingredients for purrfect escapist reading. And don’t we all need to escape from reality these days?Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Walter the Cat Becomes Star of Chevy Commercial

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Did you happen to catch the new Chevy truck commercial featuring a grey tabby cat? Walter the cat became a star in the ad, a spoof on the usual “a man and his truck and his dog” meme that is more commonly used in these types of ads. Walter plays with balls, herds cows, and even fetches a stick. For more about how Walter became a star, visit Musebyclio.com.

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

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How Two Cats from Key West Became Literary Scottish Cats

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If you have read any of the ten previous Key West food critic mysteries, you know that right from the beginning, there have always been cats. In the previous book, The Key Lime Crime, T-bone the ginger cat whom I rescued from Key West SPCA made his debut. He was very proud to be featured on that cover – and annoyed that he didn’t make it onto the new book. (And he also believes that he rescued me, not the other way around.) I tried to explain that the characters in Scone of Contention were traveling to Scotland and couldn’t reasonably be expected to take their cats along. And I promised he would have a cameo on Facetime when Hayley called home to Key West. He only glared.Continue Reading

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Review: PetFusion Non-Stick Litter Box

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One of my pet peeves when it comes to litter boxes is that many new litter boxes are designed to either make cleaning the litter box easier, or hide the litter box from view. Neither of these two reasons have anything to do with what cats want or need, and everything to do with human sensibilities.Continue Reading

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Felinoo, Matoo and Baboo: Raphael Vavasseur’s Hugging Cat Paintings

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I previously introduced you to Raphael Vavasseur and his beautiful cat paintings.This French artist has a unique way of capturing cats in all their beauty. I find it impossible to not be moved by his art. His latest series of paintings of a black and white cat hugging, titled Felinoo, Matoo, and Baboo, has been a big hit on Etsy.Continue Reading

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