What Is IMHA and How Did My Cat Get It?

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Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is a condition where the cat’s immune system turns against itself and attacks the patient’s own red blood cells. The immune system’s antibodies (blood proteins that are designed to counteract substances the body recognizes as alien, such as viruses and bacteria) target red blood cells for destruction. When too many red blood cells are destroyed, the patient becomes anemic. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: 5-year-old Boy Dresses as Superhero to Help Homeless Cats

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5-year-old Shon Griffin is a familiar sight on Philadelphia’s northeast side as he dons different superhero capes to help his two aunts, Kia Griffin and Kris Papiernik, care for homeless cats and kittens in four locations served by their feline foster and rescue charity, Kolony Kats. For more about this remarkable young man, along with some wonderful photos, please visit Peoplepets.com.

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Review: How to Draw Cats and Kittens: A Complete Guide for Beginners

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The beauty of cats has been captured by artists through the ages, and no wonder: cats make purrfect models. Their flowing, flexible grace, combined with fierce strength and unbearable cuteness, and the incredible variety of breeds and colors has captured artists’ imagination. In How to Draw Cats and Kittens, artist and illustrator J.C. Amberlyn offers step-by-step guidance so you, too, can indulge your artistic side. Continue reading…

The Conscious Cat 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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Welcome to The Conscious Cat 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – your one stop shopping solution for all the cats and cat lovers on your holiday gift list! This year’s guide features some of the best products for cats and cat lovers on the market. And even better: many of the companies featured are offering exclusive discounts to Conscious Cat readers!

You’ll find gifts ranging from cat furniture to toys to art to products for your home as well as some gift ideas you may not have thought of. I can guarantee you that you’ll find something to delight every kitty and every cat lover in your life. And by buying these products, you’ll not only get some really wonderful gifts, you’ll also support small businesses, many of them run out of the owners’ homes. Continue reading…

National Cat Day Giveaway: Enter to Win a Litter Genie

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Today is National Cat Day – a “holiday” to focus on all the cats who need a home, to encourage cat adoption, and to share our love for kitties of all kinds! To celebrate, the folks at Litter Genie launched a new website a new fun and interactive website, StopCatLitterSmell.com with games, prizes, cat tips and more, and theyare giving away a Litter Genie to one lucky reader! Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Meet the Pianist Who Rescues Injured Cats

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Sarper Duman, a pianist who lives in Istanbul, Turkey, rescued nine cats he found injured in the streets and brought them home to help then heal. They have become his most loyal audience. “I always play piano at my home almost every night, and whenever I sit to play, all my cats come around, they hang out with me and they love to sleep around the piano.” For more about Sarper and his feline family and some wonderful photos, please visit LoveMeow.com.

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