Ask These 13 Questions Before You Schedule Your Cat’s Dental Procedure


Guest post by Andrea Tasi, VMD

Introduction from Ingrid:

Having your cat go under anesthesia is probably one of the most stressful events cat parents have to deal with. I’ve been lucky with Allegra. She only had to have two major dental procedures over the course of 13 years which may be in large part due to daily supplementation with 1TDC, which visibly reduced her gingivitis. You can read about Allegra’s experience with her dental procedures here and here.) Still, each time she had to go  to the dentist,  was a nervous wreck,Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Laura Cassiday: Personality Change After Spay, Change in Household Dynamics


Laura Cassiday is a certified cat behavior consultant (CCBC) and owner of Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training. Laura is certified through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is also a Fear Free certified animal trainer. Laura recently published her first book, The Complete Guide to Adopting a Cat (affiliate link*.) She works with cat guardians remotely from all over the world, as well as in-person in her local area of Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, visit Pawsitive Vibes Cat Behavior and Training.Continue Reading

Welcome to Purrs of Wisdom


If you’ve followed me for a while, you know me as the founder of The Conscious Cat, a website dedicated to conscious living, health and happiness for cats and their humans. I created the site in March of 2009 as a resource for cat parents to find solid, well researched information about feline health, nutrition and everything else that keeps cats and their humans happy and healthy. Today, I’d like to welcome you to Purrs of Wisdom!Continue Reading

Happy Labor Day


Don’t you wish you were right there on that beautiful beach having a picnic with Allegra?

Labor Day always makes me a little melancholy. Even though I’m ready for some slightly cooler weather, I’m not quite ready for all the pumpkin spice madness that is sure to erupt any day now (if it hasn’t already.) I don’t like to rush my seasons.

Allegra and I wish you a relaxing, fun-filled, purrfect Labor Day!

Remembering Ruby: That Time When We Had a Dinner Guest

Even though Ruby has been gone more than two years after being diagnosed with advanced kidney disease, I still miss my little girl so much, it actually feels like a physical ache sometimes. I’m grateful I have eight years of Ruby’s Reflections on this site to comfort me and remind me of some of the cute things she did when the pain hits, and I love sharing the memories with you.Continue Reading