Mews and Nips: Why Do Cats Try to Fit Into Small Spaces?


Cat lovers all know the “if it fits it sits” meme, showing cats squeezing themselves into what sometimes appear to be impossibly small spaces. Earlier this week, an article in the Mercury News explored this behavior, and, unlike many cat behaviors that have humans puzzled, the reason for this seems to simply be that cats feel more secure in tight quarters. Visit the Mercury News to read more about this behavior.

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

Allegra’s World: 8th Adoption Anniversary


Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! Today is my 8th Adoption Anniversary! Eight years ago today, Mom brought me home to live with her and Amber. Sadly, I never got to know Amber really well, because she passed away six weeks after I arrived. Then it was just Mom and me for almost a year before Ruby joined our family. I love my life with Mom. And Ruby. Although there are days when I wonder whether bringing Ruby home was really such a good idea… Continue reading…

In Home Euthanasia: A Better End of Life Experience


Making a decision about whether it’s time to let a beloved pet go is one of the hardest things anyone loving a cat will have to go through. What can compound the difficulty of the decision is that most cats don’t like going to the vet’s. Having the euthanasia performed in the comfort of your home, perhaps even in one of your cat’s favorite spots, can help make saying goodbye a more peaceful experience for both cat and human. Continue reading…

9th Anniversary Giveaway Winners


Thank you to all of you for helping us celebrate our 9th Anniversary – we loved all of your comments! It really makes my heart sing to know that my work makes such a difference in so many lives. Thank you for being part of our Conscious Cat community!

Without further ado, I’d like to announce the nine lucky winners of our big anniversary giveaway – congratulations! Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Keep Your Cats Away from Easter Lilies


Instead of a heartwarming story, our lead feature of this week’s round up is going to be warning about Easter Lilies. Ever year, I’m surprised how many cat parents still don’t know how deadly these flowers can be to cats. Just one small bite of a flower, leaf, stem or pollen of this plant, or even drinking from the water they’re kept in, can cause gastric distress, and, more importantly, if left untreated, can lead to fatal kidney failure. For more information, please read my full post here and please spread the word!

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Join Me at Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp NYC

Of all the cat events I’ve attended over the years, last year’s inaugural Cat Camp NYC was  one of my favorites. A weekend packed with educational lectures, roundtable discussions, lots of vendors offering fantastic cat-themed products and best of all, thousands of cat lovers who care about making all cats’ lives better – it doesn’t get any better than that!

And this year’s Cat Camp promises to be even bigger and better. Returning as Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp. the event will take place on May 5 and 6, 2018 at Penn Plaza Pavilion, located at 401 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001. Continue reading…

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