Sunday Cat Love and Above: You Are Not Alone

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Guest post by Siena Lee-Tajiri

I’m writing this enveloped by the warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves coming from the pumpkin pies in the oven. It’s Thanksgiving week and by the time you read this, it will have come and gone with just traces of leftover stuffing and maybe that last slice of pie.

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Mews and Nips: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

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If you’re looking for a movie to watch this weekend, I highly recommend The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. The movie is based on the true story of the eccentric British artist whose playful pictures transformed the public’s perception of cats forever. Set in the early 1900s, the movie follows Wain as he seeks to unlock the “electrical” mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson. The movie is available on Amazon Prime (free for Prime members.)

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Black Friday Deals for Conscious Cat Readers

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I do almost all of of my shopping online. I’m not a fan of crowded stores, especially not this time of year, and especially not when we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. The good news is that holiday shopping has never been easier, and lots of companies are offering some amazing Black Friday deals this weekend. I’ve rounded up some of them from our favorite brands for you.  So get comfy with your favorite holiday beverage, a cat or two on your lap, and check out these deals!Continue Reading

Petlibro Automatic Capsule Fountain, Now in Fun Colors + Exclusive Discount

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We reviewed the Petlibro Automatic Capsule Fountain earlier this year.  With so many fountains available, it can be hard to decide what’s good and what’s not. The two main things I look for in a fountain are that it needs to be easy to clean and easy to operate, but I also want it to look good and be quiet. This fountain hits all these marks. And now, it comes in four fun colors!Continue Reading

Senior Cats and the Assisi Loop: A Purrfect Combination

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This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health

Cats are living longer and healthier lives, thanks to improved veterinary care, better nutrition, and the fact that most pet cats are indoor cats. The definition of an older cat is usually preceded by the term “senior” or “geriatric.” Cats 10 years or older are considered senior. Aging is not a disease. It is a slow and gradual process, and there are plenty of things you can do to help keep your senior cat happy and healthy well into her golden years.Continue Reading

Thanksgiving ABC’s

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Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States and it’s time for my annual tradition of making a “Thanksgiving ABC’s” list. I maintain a gratitude practice every day, but I still love doing this list every year. Some of the items repeat year after year, others are new. Here’s this year’s list:Continue Reading

A monthly box of fun toys, healthy treats, and other goodies for your cat!

Mews and Nips: Your Cat May Be Tracking Your Every Move

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Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan found that cats are mentally mapping their humans’ location based on audio clues in the environment, including the sound of the human’s voice. This is known as socio-spatial cognition, in which animals keep mental tabs on the inferred locations of other group members, even if they’re not visibly present. The researchers conducted the study with both house cats and cats in cat cafés and found that yes, cats are definitely tracking us! For more about this fascinating study, visit ScienceAlert.com.

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Exclusive Savings for Conscious Cat Readers: 15% Off Assisi Loop or Assisi Loop Lounge

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This holiday season, give your cat the gift of pain relief with Assisi Loop Therapy! Provide location-specific treatment for pain and inflammation with the portable Assisi Loop® or use the Assisi Loop Lounge™ for nose-to-tail relief. Whether you’re at home or on the go with your feline companion, these non-pharmaceutical, cat-friendly targeted pulsed electromagnetic field (tPEMF™) therapy devices are the perfect tools to help manage countless inflammatory conditions.Continue Reading

Your Senior Cat Can Help Discover the Genetics Behind Feline Longevity

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This is a sponsored guest post by Carolina Gonzales, R&D Coordinator at Basepaws*

Basepaws, a leading innovator in pet biotechnology, is committed to research and discovering new knowledge that will help veterinary professionals provide better care for their patients. We are developing a unique category of screening tools that combines genomic, microbiome and health history data to identify pre-clinical indicators associated with health-related outcomes.Continue Reading