Choosing the Right Toys for Your Cat


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 channeling your domestic tiger’s hunting instinct into play. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Man Browsing Real Estate Listings Sees His Own Cat Lounging on Neighbor’s Bed


A man in the UK was browsing an online real estate listing for his neighbor’s house when he spotted someone he recognized in one of the photos: his own cat lounging on a bed in the house. “The neighbours just put the house up for sale. Couldn’t resist checking it out on Zoopla. That’s our bloody cat,” Michael Hubank wrote in a post on Twitter. For more about the wandering kitty, visit

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

Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day


I created Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day last year in Ruby’s memory to celebrate torties in all their uniqueness and beauty. I’m hoping that every year on April17, the internet will be flooded with photos of torties. Help me turn Facebook, Instagram, and any other social  networks you’re a part of brown, tan, gold, black, cinnamon and all colors in between. Let’s bring awareness to these often misunderstood cats and their tortitude. Continue reading…

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…

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