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Today is our 12th anniversary! It really seems impossible that I started this blog, inspired by Amber, the original Conscious Cat, a dozen years ago. And while this is a big milestone for Allegra and me, this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.

12 years – 4,420 posts – 97,250 comments
18 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 4,420 new posts. More than 97,250 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with more than 18 million page views, our site is reaching an ever growing audience of cat lovers who want the best for their feline family members.

The Conscious Cat has become the “go to” site for cat parents looking for reliable information about cat health, behavior and nutrition, as well as new cat productsbook reviews, and more.

250,000+ social media followers

Our community extends to our Facebook page and Instagram. Both attract cat lovers who enjoy sharing their love for cats with a group of like minded people every day. It’s truly a joy to curate both. We post unique content and lots of cat photos and videos several times each day. We’re also represented on Twitter and Pinterest. Social media may have its drawbacks, but it’s truly wonderful when it creates thriving communities like ours.

Happy, Healthy Cats and Humans

But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Behind these numbers are countless cats who live happier and healthier lives thanks to the information presented on this site. There’s nothing that makes me happier than receiving messages from readers whose cats have been helped by the information found here.

To celebrate these last eleven years, and to thank all of you for making it all possibly by reading, commenting and sharing, we are delighted to announce that we have a huge Jackson Galaxy Prize Package for one lucky reader!

Enter to win a Jackson Galaxy Prize Package

We are excited and grateful that Jackson Galaxy offered up an amazing prize package for one lucky winner to help us celebrate!

The package will include:

  • Cover Your Basics Bundle, which includes a Comfy Clamshell bed, a refillable catnip kicker, Jackson’s amazing stain and odor remover, and a bottle of Stress Stopper.
  • The Jackson Galaxy Convertible Cat Backpack Carrier, a versatile carrier that can be used as a backpack or a traditional carrier.
  • All four of Jackson’s books, signed and personalized.
  • A personalized video greeting from Jackson.

For up to six ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only. This giveaway ends Wednesday, March 31. Winners will be chosen by random drawing.**

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*The Conscious Cat is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on Amazon and affiliated sites.

**Sponsored by Jackson Galaxy. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you understand that you are providing your information to The Conscious Cat, and not to Facebook. We will never sell, rent or share your information with third parties. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

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76 Comments on 12th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway

  1. I like the Book Sections. I love books about cats — both fiction and non-fiction (help with our pets)

  2. Like all the great info on cat information in general. Love hearing about products for cats and Congrats on the 12 years!!!!!

  3. Congratulations on 12 years. I love your product reviews. I have discovered products that I don’t think I would have found otherwise.

  4. Happy 12th Anniversary! I love hearing things from Allegra’s point of view.
    Also the info on cat care has been most helpful.

  5. What wonderful prizes and how nice that Jackson Galaxy is celebrating with you. I would be delighted to win his group of autographed books. My tortie, Sophie, can sit with me while I read the books to her!

    Happy Anniversary!

  6. From one pet blogger to another, congrats on the 12th year anniversary! 12 years is a long time to sustain a blog! I most enjoy your personal posts about your cats and also your product reviews. I’ve bought a few items thanks to your reviews. The giveaway is an incredible prize!

  7. I have been following The Conscious Cat for several years, and I love all the information you provide about cat behavior and care. What I like best, and what has helped me the most, is your information about cat nutrition. Because of your site, I now feed my cat raw food, and I feel that I’m providing him the best care. Thank you, and congratulations on your anniversary!

  8. Happy 12th anniversary! I love the product reviews! I have 5 rescued kitties in my home and I’m always looking for new interesting things for my babies.

  9. I love the product reviews. It has been a great way to discover great way to find some awesome things our boys will love

  10. Happy Anniversary ! 12 years a mile stone. Love Jackson’s love of cats and his Cat Camp! Would love to win his autographed books ! Thank you for all the feline information and cat goodies you have introduced to us. Tasha has gotten to be very spoiled due to you and Allegra!

  11. Congrats on 12 years, the quotes and stories are always fun to read so here’s to another year with more of them.

  12. Congratulations on 12 years! I really enjoy you blog. I’ve learned a lot about cats and it has helped me understand my cats better. I also like the featured products and books featured on your blog.

  13. I love everything about the articles that you write. I have a beautiful tortie that looks enough like your Allegra that they could be sisters. I have learned a lot from your artivcles.

  14. Ingrid and Allegra: As a fan and follower of The Conscious Cat for almost 8 years now, I want to thank you for your untiring work to inform us and educate us about so many issues affecting our “little ones.” As a first time cat parent late in life, you have helped me more times than I can tell you – to know and better understand how to best care for Anya, Oscar, and Val. So grateful! Here’s to the next 24 years!

  15. Congratulation on your 12 year anniversary.
    What I like best about Conscious Cat is: a tie between the giveaways and Ask the Vet feature. I like to see what the vet has to say. A topic from Ask The Vet feature I would like to see is how to get your Cat to stop itching when your vet has told you your cat doesn’t have fleas or mites or etc… and there is nothing they can do. Is that true or is there something you can do when your digs and scratches constantly?
    Hope I Win

  16. Happy 12th anniversary. I would love to read more about cat behaviors such as inappropriate peeing issues.

  17. I have a Tortie who could be Allegra’s sister. The two look very much alike! And my rescue Tortie has full Tortitude! I also have 3 rescue male orange Tabbies so I am happy to see cats that look like mine featured on your social media.

  18. Happy 12th Anniversary! What I like best about The Conscious Cat is the variety and also the light heartedness.

  19. Congratulations on your 12th anniversary! Give Allegra my love . Your posts inspire, inform, comfort & add much needed humor to our lives. Thank you for being there. You have made such a difference in my life with my precious Squirt. She will be 18 in May

  20. Congratulations on your anniversary Ingrid and Allegra! May Conscious Cat be around for many, many more years to help out us pet parents with insight and advice! I started reading CC awhile after we adopted our boy, Montana years ago. He’s now 13! Thanks for all the great info & advice!!

  21. I’m so glad I found this page a few months ago, your posts and books (especially Buckley’s Story) has helped me cope with the lost of my 3 year old cat to cancer. Your blog is already perfect but maybe some news on feline research would be a next addition. Thank you!

  22. Congratulations on 12 years 🙂 I really enjoy reading your newsletter. We adopted a little Tortie cat from the SPCA over 4 years ago and we adore purr-sonality. Her name is Gwendolen <3

  23. Happy 12th Anniversary! I’m happy you have been so successful. Here’s to 12 more successful years!

  24. Congrats on your anniversary! Hoping for many more to come! My kitties had healthier and happier lives because of you! <3

  25. I love your blog. I shelter elderly rescues. I have 8 at the moment. I just can’t read sad animal stories.

  26. Happy Happy 12th Anniversary to you!!!!!! I can’t believe 12 years have gone by so fast!!!! Good luck to all who enter, normally I would, but I have all of Jackson’s books!! Sending lots of love!!

  27. “Tell us in a comment what you like best about The Conscious Cat, and/or suggest topics you’d like to see more of.” Thank you for all of the wonderful cats, and I always enjoy reading interesting stories about cats who are rescued and adopted and suchlike!

  28. Congratulations! I found this blog because of a post you made about the healing power of cats–it was just what I needed to read at the time and nobody else seemed to talk about it directly. I’ve stayed for years now because of all the lovely content.

  29. For some reason my comment isn’t going through. I’ll try again. Congratulations on 12 wonderful years! I always look forward to see what you’re talking about every morning. I enjoy all of your features. Of course, the reviews always help me decide which products are worth the money. The health features are very informative. But most of all, I enjoy seeing Allegra’s beautiful face and hearing what she’s been up to. I have also been enjoying your Ruby memories and personal journey of how you have been coping over the past year. Keep up the good work.

  30. Happy Anniversary. I love everything about The Conscious Cat. The articles and information are so so helpful. I want my kitty to be happy and I try to read as much as I can about anything regarding cats. The giveaways are fun also!

  31. Ingrid,

    Happy 12 years to you & your website, with many more to come. Have enjoyed the information, products, etc. Your accomplishments are many.

  32. Congrats on 12 years. I am so glad I found your blog. I love the different topics you cover and especially your own kitties.

  33. Ingrid, a huge congratulations on your blog anniversary. You and your blog have been a great help and inspiration. Looking forward to many, many more posts.

  34. Congratulations! As the pet parent of five indoor cats, your posts about feline behavioral issues have been most informative. I would appreciate more articles about how I can provide better care to the four feral cats that inhabit my front porch.

  35. Rafflecopter never works for me no matter how I try!! Second effort to leave a comment! I’ll shorten it and just say CONGRATS and thanks for your helpful blog.

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