Mews and Nips: A Christmas Tail of Two Kitties


Some of you may remember Dr. Kris, who answered reader questions for our Ask the Cat Doc series. Dr. Kristopher Chandroo is a veterinarian, scientist, photographer, animal welfare advocate, and creator of Stress to Success (STS): The Essential Guide to Medicating Your Feisty, Grumpy or Reluctant Cat.  Dr. Kris wants  your cats to be twenty years old. And counting! And he wants to provide medication and therapy to them in a way that respects the bond between cat and human. On Christmas Day, he shared the video below that is testament to the amazing person and veterinarian he is. You’ll get to come along as Dr. Kris and his technician Tara help two kitties and their humans have a very merry Christmas.

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10 Best Cat Products of 2018


I see a lot of new products each year, and I try to share as many of the good ones with you as I can. And of course, Allegra and Ruby have been busy helping me review many of them for you throughout the year. With so many products, it’s really hard to choose only 10 favorites, but with the help of my two product testers, we’ve come up with our list of the 10 best for this year, listed in no particular order. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Small Town Hires Cat Chief to Care for Strays


In the small town of Zelenogradsk, Russia, life just got a little easier for stray cats. The town appointed a Cat Chief to care for the community’s strays. Svetlana Logunova beat out 80 applicants to land the job. She can be seen riding around town in a snazzy green jacket and hat. For more about this dream job, visit MetroUK or watch our video below.

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My Top 10 Cat Books of 2018


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I don’t keep track of the number of books I read each year, but my best guess is somewhere between 150 and 200, and at least half of them have something to do with cats. I review books here on The Conscious Cat almost every week. That’s a lot of books!

I made a commitment to myself long ago that I would never post a bad book review. I feel that every author pours his or her heart and soul into a book, and just because I don’t like a book doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a good book. As a result, if you see a book reviewed here on the site, it means that I really liked it. This makes it challenging each year to pick only ten favorites. Continue reading…

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Affect Your Cats

cats with Santa hats

The holidays are meant to be a joyful time, but for many of us, they’ve turned into a stressful race to an imaginary finish line. Between parties, baking, shopping, and entertaining, there always seems to be one more thing that needs to get done. And all of this holiday stress affects our cats, too.

Cats are creatures of habit and don’t like to have their routines disrupted. They also pick up on our stress, and your stress can actually make your cat sick. I highly recommend managing your own stress during the holidays and take some time to enjoy the season rather than constantly rushing through the days – your cats will thank you for it. Continue reading…

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