Giveaway: Win a DIY Catio Plan by Catio Spaces in Honor of National Animal Safety & Protection Month

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Sponsored guest post by Cythia Chomos
This giveaway is sponsored and administered by Catio Spaces*

Does your indoor cat want outside? Do you have a door dasher and worry about your cat’s safety? Many cat parents struggle with the indoor/outdoor dilemma and a catio, an outdoor “cat patio”, is a purrfect solution. Catios can provide peace of mind, safety, and the stimulation cats crave on a daily basis. Continue reading…

Review: CritterZone Air Naturalizer

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I couldn’t have been more delighted when the folks at CritterZone approached me to see if I wanted to review their air naturalizer*. You see, I’ve owned two CritterZone units for more than seven years, and I use them frequently to successfully combat odors (and yes, they’re still working well after all that time.) Since then, CritterZone has made some improvements to their original unit, and I couldn’t wait to try it out.

What does the CritterZone Air Naturalizer do?

  • It creates a natural, charged flow that fills the room and continually cleans the air.
  • It makes energized versions of the natural elements already found in the air.
  • It works as a spot treatment to break down urine and other odors.
  • It breaks down pollutants and particles that cause odor.
  • It helps remove pathogens such as viruses, mold, and allergens from the air.
  • It does not generate ozone.

CritterZone features

The Critterzone is small! At less than 4.5 inches tall and 2 inches wide, this powerful little air naturalizer won’t take up much space. It’s actually a little hard to believe that such a small appliance can get so much done, but trust me, it does. The sleek design and white color blends easily with any decor. The unit comes with a 6 foot power cord which gives you lots of flexibility with placement.

Look Ma, no filters!

The best part: no filters! All you have to do to maintain the unit is to clean it occasionally by sweeping a cotton swab between the vents to remove the debris that can collect as the unit does its job.

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Putting the CritterZone Air Naturalizer to the test

Since litter box odors aren’t an issue for us (I pretty much scoop as soon as Allegra deposits anything in the box!), my primary use is for cooking odors, and it works unbelievably fast. Even after sautéeing something fragrant like onions or frying fish, all it takes is a few minutes of running the CritterZone and any lingering odors disappear.

The unit does generate a very faint ozone odor, and I was concerned about that, but the manufacturer assured me that it’s less than what occurs in nature. It’s also a sign that it’s working.

Removes urine odor without a trace

I have used the older units on urine spills in the past. Ruby was a vertical pee-er and sometimes missed the box, and until I figured that out and got a box with higher sides, we had a couple of urine spills on carpet. It was pretty incredible how well it worked to clear up urine odor. You blot up the stain and then simply set the unit upside down on the remaining dampness for about an hour. Every time I did this, the odor was completely gone. CritterZone has detailed instructions on their website for older stains or stains that have soaked into padding and subflooring.

For more information about CritterZone, please visit https://www.critterzoneusa.com/

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*FTC Disclosure: I received this product from CritterZone at no charge, and I also received a fee for featuring this product. Receiving the complimentary product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest opinion, or, as the case may be, Allegra’s honest opinion.

Mews and Nips: Cat Takes Dozens of Selfies on His Human’s iPad

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A Chinese cat seems to have the art of taking selfies down pat: seven-month-old Er Niu’s human came home one day to not only find clumps of white fur on her iPad, but she also discovered dozens of photos and even a video of the kitty. He even figured out how to use the camera’s flashlight function to showcase his handsomness. For more about Er Niu, visit the Daily Mail.

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

Fresh Air Might Be the Missing Key to Your Cat’s Health and Happiness

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Sponsored guest post by Eric Converse, VP, AirRestore*

We all learned a lot about the value of fresh outdoor air this year. After a winter and spring being cooped up inside, how many of us went outside for a walk just to clear our heads and revitalize ourselves? I know that I always feel sharper and am in a better mood even if I can only get out in the sun for a few minutes. Well, there is a scientific reason for that: fresh air is essential not only for humans, but for our furry friends, too. Continue reading…

Whisker Keepsake Ornaments from Volana Kote

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This post contains affiliate links*

Volana Kote (aka Jen Glick) is a Delaware based jewelry designer who creates gorgeous pieces incorporating naturally fallen cat whiskers. Jen has always saved her cats’ whiskers. “They bring good luck,” she says. She has also designed jewelry as long as she can remember, and one day, she started incorporating whiskers into her designs. Her gorgeous pieces range from necklaces to earrings to bracelets. She also offers keychains, cuff links and tie clips. Most pieces are available with a choice of different metals. Continue reading…

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