Why You Should Weigh Your Cat Once a Month

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Weighing your cat on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to monitor her health.

Gradual weight loss or gain is often not noticeable in cats until it has become quite dramatic. Consider that the average cat weighs 10 pounds. Weight loss of only 6% of a cat’s body weight is considered a clinical sign – that’s less than ten ounces. Depending on the size of your cat, visible changes to her weight may be too subtle to notice without actually weighing her. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Easter Lilies are Highly Toxic to Cats

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Our lead feature of this week’s round up is my annual 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!

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

Have You Played With Your Cat Today?

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Play is vitally important to a cat’s mental and physical health, and it’s especially important for indoor cats. Even though cats may sleep up to 16 hours a day, when they’re awake, they need stimulation, and the best way to accomplish this is with play. In the wild, when lions, tigers and other wild cats aren’t sleeping, they’re either hunting, or teaching their young to hunt. And play is nothing more than channelng your domestic tiger’s hunting instinct into play. Continue reading…

12th Anniversary Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Connie Fischer! You’re the winner of our 12th Anniversary Jackson Galaxy Prize Package Giveaway!

Look for an email from Ingrid.*

A big thank you again to Jackson Galaxy for sponsoring this giveaway, and to all of you for  our wonderful comments and for being a part of our Conscious Cat community! We look forward to another year of bringing you all the information you need to keep your feline family members healthy and happy.

*Winners are selected by random drawing. Winners need to provide a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours of receipt of notification e-mail or announcement of winner’s name(s) on The Conscious Cat. If this information is not received within the time frame stated, an alternate winner will be chosen.

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