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  • Review: Sugarboy’s Paca Pet Pouf

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    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I met Shelly Habel, the creator of Sugarboys, at the National Capital Cat Show in September. Her booth displayed some of the most beautiful handmade cat products Id seen in quite some time, including the fabulous Paca Pet Pouf. Shelly makes toys and beds for cats and dogs. I was thrilled when she offered to send an Original Paca Pet Pouf for review.

    The Paca Pet Pouf by Sugarboys is a unique handmade pet bed, inspired by Shellys three cats, Poni, Beemer and Mowgli, who discovered the plush...

  • Dr. Catsby Food Bowl Provides Relief from Whisker Stress

    from The Conscious Cat

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 05:12 AM


    Have you noticed your cat pulling food out of the bowl, throwing it next to the bowl, and then proceeding to eat it? Perhaps your cat uses her paw to fish food out of her food bowl? Does she constantly demand food even though her bowl is half full? Does she consistently finishes only part of her meal? If you notice any of these signs, your cat may be experiencing whisker stress.

    What is whisker stress?

    Whiskers are extremely sensitive, and when a food bowl is too narrow and too deep, a cat is...

  • Keep Your Cats Safe and Happy at Halloween

    from The Conscious Cat

    Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    I bet if cats had their say, theyd abolish Halloween. From a cats perspective, theres not much to love about a holiday when strangers come knocking at your door, your humans dress up in weird outfits and scary looking masks, and some humans even try to put you in costumes. The following tips will help you reduce the stress of this holiday for your feline family members and keep them safe so everyone can have a happy Halloween.

    Decorations, electrical cords and candles

    Keep decorations and...

  • Better With Pets Summit Celebrates Human Animal Bond

    from The Conscious Cat

    Saturday October 18th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Earlier this week, I had a chance to attend the Better with Pets Summit in New York City. The summit was sponsored by Purina*, and while my nutritional philosophy differs greatly from that of Purina when it comes to species-appropriate nutrition for cats, I appreciate the work the company is doing to foster the human-animal bond. This years summit focused on how technology and scientific advances are leading to a brighter future with our pets. The daylong event featured 15 expert...

  • Mews and Nips: Cat Receives Lifesaving Blood Transfusion from a Dog

    from The Conscious Cat

    Friday October 17th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Buttercup, a Florida cat whose red blood cell count had fallen to dangerously low levels, received a transfusion of canine blood that save her life. Buttercups veterinarians didnt have ready access to feline blood, and time was of the essences. Cross-species transfusions are a risky procedure. You cant give type A blood to a type B blood cat because itll cause a severe immune reaction, said Dr. Sean Perry, who performed the procedure at Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Florida.It was actually...

  • Review: Lola: Diary of a Rescued Cat by Dawn White

    from The Conscious Cat

    Thursday October 16th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    When Dawn White first saw the photo of a sick, pathetic looking tabby on Facebook, she was looking for a companion for her then almost three-year-old black and white Lexy. At the time, Lola was being cared for at Manhattan Cat Specialists after being rescued from a kill shelter. As happens to so many of us, there wassomething in Lolas eyes that drew Dawnin. She visited Lola at the veterinary clinic, and it was, as she writes in Lola: Diary of a Rescue Cat, the second best decision I ever...

  • Giveaway: SmartyKat® Feather Whirl™: 2nd Chance (of 6) to Win!

    from The Conscious Cat

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    The SmartyKat Feather Whirl is a great way to exercise your kitties, and it provides endless entertainment for the humans. This innovative toy works at the push of a button. The wand whirls and swirls, mimicking prey and inviting kitties to pounce. The toy has a constantly changing pattern that never repeats itself, so cats wont get bored. Non-toxic and safe for cats and kids, the SmartyKat Feather Whirl is made of durable BHA-free plastic so your cat can grab, chew, pull or bite all he or...

  • Review: Stylish Printable Pet Planner

    from The Conscious Cat

    Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 10:00 PM


    Keeping your cats records organized can be essential for everyones health and safety, whether its for travel, medical emergencies, natural disasters, or simply keeping track of important dates. Allegra and Ruby each have a file folder, but to access anything, I have to flip through a lot of papers. When Stylish Printable Planners approached me about reviewing their pet planners, I was intrigued.

    Planners are one of the best tools I know of to stay organized. Theres something about seeing...

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