Month: January 2022

Moving with Cats, via Private Charter Jet


There’s no question that moving with cats can be extremely stressful.  Cats are creatures of habit who hate having their routine disrupted. For some cats, a move is no big deal, but for most cats, the upheaval associated with a move and the logistics of getting them from point A to point B can result in extreme stress.Continue Reading

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Are Laser Toys Safe for Cats?


Some cats go wild for laser toys, chasing the little red dot around the house, up and down furniture, and, in Ruby’s case, even up walls. Well, she tried, anyway. Allegra will chase any reflection of light, even if it’s just the sun reflecting off my phone on the wall, so a laser pointer is definitely a hit with her.

But are laser toys really such a good idea to use with cats? And more importantly, are they safe?Continue Reading

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How to Pet a Cat by Angela Staehling (2023 Review)


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We’ve all had that experience: you’re petting your cat, enjoying mutual moments of bliss. Until you don’t, because your feline friend has decided that you’re doing it wrong. In How to Pet a Cat, artist and illustrator Angela Staehling offers super cute instructions and diagrams to help you better understand your feline charges and learn how to pet them properly.Continue Reading

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Your Cat’s DNA Can Help Scientists Better Understand Feline Diabetes

Veterinarian doctors analyzing blood samples of cat in laboratory under microscope

Written by Carolina Gonzales, R&D Coordinator at Basepaws*

Did you know that diabetes in cats has increased by 18% over the past ten years, and one out of every 230 cats is affected by feline diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly produce or respond to the hormone insulin. This results in elevated levels of the sugar glucose, which is the body’s main source of energy. Continue Reading

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Crocheted Heart Shaped Cat Bed


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I came across this crocheted cat bed on Etsy, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. What kitty wouldn’t love a cozy bed like this!Continue Reading

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K&H Pet Products Heated Bed


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Cats have a natural affinity for warm spaces, so it’s  not surprising that heated cat beds tend to be a favorite for many. They are especially nice for senior cats, cats with arthritis, or cats who are recovering from illness or surgery.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: “Talking” Cat Gives Scientists Insight Into How Cats Think


A 13-year-old cat in Florida has a vocabulary of about 50 words, using an augmentative alternative communication (ACC) device. These devices have previously been used by dogs, but Billi appears to be the first cat using an ACC device. The creator of the device was skeptical about cats using the buttons, but is now intrigued by the way cats are using the device differently from dogs. For more about Billi and her skills, visit

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

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