Do you have a cat who gobbles up his own meal and then steals everyone else’s food? Do you have a cat who needs to eat a diet that’s different from what everyone else in your household eats? Does the dog eat your cat’s food? The new SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder may solve these problems for you.Continue Reading
Scratching posts are one of the most important pieces of cat furniture, and every cat household should have at least one in every room. In addition to providing a natural outlet for your cat’s need to scratch, they can also prevent a variety of behavioral problems.Continue Reading
If you’ve ever had a cat who peed outside the litter box, you know how frustrating it can be to completely clean up any residual urine stains. Even though you may think you’ve gotten rid of the stain and the associated odor, your cat may still keep returning to the same spot, because he can still smell it. Cats are attracted back to the same area if there’s even just a very faint residual scent of urine. The best way to make sure that all traces of urine are cleaned up is with a UV or black light.Continue Reading
I’m going to start this review with a confession: I’m embarrassed to admit that Allegra and Ruby are not carrier trained. Partially, this is because they don’t really have to go anywhere. The only time either of them has been in a carrier was the day they came home with me. Our wonderful vet, Andrea Tasi, VMD of Just Cats Naturally, comes to our house for their check ups. Both of the girls are healthy and have never needed anything other than the routine care she provides. Continue Reading
Ruby was super excited when I told her that the folks at Urban Paw were sending us two pet beds for review. Unlike Allegra, Ruby likes sleeping in the various pet beds we have around the house, and she’s always up for testing new ones. I was also looking forward to getting a look at the beds because I was intrigued with Urban Paw’s company philosophy.
Headed by a mother and son team, Urban Paw’s mission is to improve the lives of pets and the people who love them.Continue Reading
I can’t imagine anything more heartbreaking than a cat getting lost. I’m a firm proponent that all cats should be indoors, but I also realize that keeping cats indoors can be a controversial topic. But even with indoor only cats, accidents happen, and a cat may slip out and disappear.
When Sebastian Langton’s best friend Rango went missing in Sydney, Australia, two years ago, Langton was devastated. After losing Rango, who Langton called “the coolest cat on the planet,” he was determined to find a way to prevent other pet owners from going through the same pain.Continue Reading
I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone reading this blog that we love our pets. Just how much do we love them? Pictarine, a multi-platform app that allows you to order prints of your favorite photos from your phone and pick them up at your local Walgreens or Duane Reade store, recently announced the results of their survey around American consumers and pet photography.Continue Reading
Even though Allegra and Ruby sleep in my bed with me at night, they still like to have plenty of napping options elsewhere in the house during the day, and they were super excited when Peach Pet Provisions sent us their newest product, the Peach Pillow Bed. You may recognize the name Peach from a product we previously introduced you to, the Kitty Lounger, which has remained one of Allegra and Ruby’s favorite napping spots.Continue Reading
This giveaway is sponsored by Catastrophic Creations
Do you have a cat who likes to see the world from up high? Today’s giveaway is for all of the vertical kitties out there. I first saw the Indiana Jones cat Bridge in the Cat Lounge at last month’s BlogPaws conference, and I’m delighted that Catastropic Creations offered to give one away to one very lucky reader!
The Indiana Jones Bridge comes in varying lengths, in increments of 5″ so you can adapt it to your living space. It has a 9″ x 18″ platform on either end for mounting. The bridge can be mounted on a wall, or on a door frame, giving you lost of different options to create a catified space for your climbing kitties. The bridge comes in various stain options to match your home’s decor.
For more information about Catastrophic Creations, and to see all their other fabulous products, please visit Catastrophicreations.com.
*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. 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 within that timeframe, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.
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Losing a beloved cat is devastating, no matter what the circumstances. Grief is a very individual experience, and no two cat guardians will grieve in exactly the same way. Rituals can play an important role in the healing process. There is something about acknowledging grief through a tangible action that can help soothe raw emotions.
Rituals can take many different forms. The best ritual is the one that has the most meaning for you. To me, one of the most beautiful rituals to honor the memory of a beloved cat is to plant a tree in her memory. Continue Reading
“The gold and orange and yellow of tortoiseshell cats may seem more of an autumn theme, but for me those bright colors always meant June and sunshine,” says animal artist and writer Bernadette E. Kazmarski. “I love to welcome the summer with my tortie girls Cookie and Kelly on as many items as I can make.”
She originally designed these prints in 2001 before digital and gicleé printing were affordable to sell at art festivals and to donate to shelter and rescue events.Continue Reading