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  • Lymphoma in Cats

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    Sunday July 27th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Lymphoma, also known as lymphosarcoma, is one of the most common cancers in cats. It accounts for 90% of all blood cancers in cats, and for about a third of all tumors overall in cats. Lymphoma affects the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that plays a critical role in the immune system.

    Since the lymphatic system transports lymph fluid throughout the cats system, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the bodys cells, lymphoma can appear almost anywhere and affect different organs.

    There are...

  • Conscious Cat Sunday: The Waste of Worry

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday July 26th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I admit it: Im a recovering worrier. I have a long history of worrying, and I learned from the master. My dad had elevated worrying to an art form. It wasnt until the final months of his life when he truly learned to live in the moment. During my last visit with him, when he was already very ill, he told me how hed learned to appreciate every flower, and every butterfly. It sounds trite, but it resonated deeply with me, coming from a man who had spent so much of his life doing the exact...

  • The Jackson Galaxy Collection by Petmate Lets Cats Play the Way Nature Intended

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday July 25th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I got a closer look at the new Jackson Galaxy Collection from Petmate at the Superzoo pet product expo in Las Vegas earlier this week. The line, featuring toys, tunnels, wands, hideaways and more, was first introduced at Global Pet Expo in March of this year. This groundbreaking collection of toys was developed by Jackson and is based on his 20+ years of experience of working with cats.

    Designed around the concept of hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, sleep, every product in this collection...

  • Pet First Aid Kit Winner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday July 25th, 2014 at 06:34 AM


    Congratulations, Raine! Youre the winner of a Pet First Aid Kit from the ASPCA.

    Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

    *Winners were 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. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen.

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  • Review: A Tiger’s Tale by Laura Morrigan

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    As is often the case for me, the cover of A Tigers Tale is what initially drew me to the book. My eye immediately went to the little black kitten on the rock! When I read the synopsis, I was hooked:

    When a normally mellow tiger at a rescue facility trees a terrified vet, animal behaviorist Grace Wilde needs to use her psychic ability to get to the root of the problem

    A Tigers Tale is the second book in Laura Morrigans Call of the Wilde series, featuring veterinarian and animal behaviorist Grace...

  • Don’t Believe These 5 Common Myths About Cats

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Cats dont have nine lives, and they dont suck the breath out of babies. While its pretty obvious to most rational human beings that these two myths are not true, there are a many other tall tales about cats that may not be as obvious, but are also completely false. Perhaps this is because cats, despite having lived with humans for thousands of years, still remain a mystery even to those of us who know and love them.

    Some myths and misconceptions are simply silly, but many can be dangerous and...

  • Five Pillars of a Healthy Feline Environment

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    At their core, cats are still wild animals, and while weve invited them into our homes to share our lives, we cant expect them to completely give up all their instincts. We have to look at our living space from the cats point of view and provide an environment that keeps them stimulated. Feline behavior experts agree. Jackson Galaxy introduced the concept of catification on his hit show My Cat From Hell. Catifying your environment means providing a space for your cats where they can exercise...

  • What Is IMHA and How Did My Cat Get It?

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a condition where the cats immune system turns against itself and attacks the patients own red blood cells. The immune systems antibodies (blood proteins that are designed to counteract substances the body recognizes as alien, such as viruses and bacteria) target red blood cells for destruction.

    IMHA is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. Patients are often unstable, and treatment can be lengthy and costly. Cats who are susceptible to IMHA...

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