Award-Winning Documentary Catnip Nation Now Available on DVD


Guest post by Catnip Nation Director Tina Traster
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According to Kathleen O’Malley, Director of TNR Education for the New York City Feral Cat Initiative, there are about as many feral cats in the United States as there are pet cats. So that would put them anywhere from 70 to 90 million.” Catnip Nation, an award-winning 75-minute documentary, addresses the fates of these cats, and the human conflicts that determine those fates. The central conflict is between compassionate people who want to care for the cats by providing food, water, and shelter, and those who want to make these acts of compassion illegal. Continue reading…

Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Dr. Marci Koski: Spraying Cat, Kitten Suckles His Tail, and More


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Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional who received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. While Marci has been passionate about all animals and their welfare, cats have always had a special place in her heart. In fact, Marci can’t remember a time when she’s been without at least one cat in her life. She currently relies on her five-member support staff  to maintain the feline duties of her household. Continue reading…

Review: Honest Pet Products


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True to our Pets, True to Our Planet, True to our People. That’s the motto of Honest Pet Products, and it drives everything they do. Born out of founder and president Mary Wolff’s desire to use her creativity and compassion for all living things to do something that truly mattered, the company follows these three basic, unrelenting, and uncompromising principles in everything they do. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Cat Bowl and Kitten Bowl Return to Hallmark Channel


For football fans, this is the most exciting weekend of the year, but even if you couldn’t care less about football, for the past seven years, the Hallmark Channel has made Super Bowl Sunday fun for cat lovers. Kitten Bowl VII includes over 100 kitten and cat athletes, all of whom have been adopted into loving homes. The Hallmark Channel is also airing the second annual Cat Bowl today. The Cat Bowl features adult, senior and special-needs felines. For more information about both events, please visit the Hallmark Channel website.

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

For Sleepypod, Safety Comes First


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I consider Sleepypod carriers the cadillac of cat carriers in terms of design, safety and ease of use. I also think the fact that they’re simply gorgeous is a big plus, as it will allow design-conscious cat guardians to make the Sleepypod a regular part of their living space, which will make life less stressful for cats when it’s time to get into the carrier.

But most importantly, Sleepypod puts your cat’s safety first when it comes to designing and developing carriers and other products. Continue reading…

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