Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


When we think of China and pets, it’s often with negative connotations of dangerous ingredients in pet food and treats and low quality toys. However, there are plenty of cat (and dog) lovers in China: the country is reported to be home to 27 million dogs and 11 million cats. And as a result of this growing interest in pets, cat cafes have also become popular. Life with Cats recently reported on life inside a Beijing cat cafe, where the cafe’s owner considers the resident cats her children. Read the full story on Life with Cats.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we told you to embrace JOMO, on Monday, we introduced you to a cat with lymphoma who was helped by medical marijuana, on Tuesday, we reviewed the stunning new Vesper line of cat furniture, on Wednesday, we cautioned you that the canine flu virus that has sickened dogs in the Midwest may also affect cats, and on Friday, we celebrated Ruby’s 4th adoption anniversary. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a Feline Spirit Bracelet from Trollbeads.

As you get ready for weekend chores, check out the kittens in today’s video: they know how to make house cleaning fun!

Have a great weekend!

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2 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Cafés in China

  1. Dont they eat cats in china? Ive heard horror stories of pet cats and dogs being stolen and sold to restaurants for meat. I guess it is similar to how we have petting zoos with goats, pigs, sheep and baby cows and then go to the supermarket and have veal, pork and lamb chops layed out there.

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