Giveaway: Win 20 Pounds of Darwin’s Raw Cat Food for Your Cat and 20 Pounds for Your Favorite Rescue – 2 Winners!

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When it comes to feeding your cats, the less processed their food is, the better it is for their health. A raw diet is the least processed of all feline diets, and raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to highly processed pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen all of my cats thrive on it. For the past six years, I’ve been feeding Darwin’s, and it has become a perennial favorite.Continue Reading

Lilies are Toxic and Potentially Fatal for Cats

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Easter is early this year, and already, Easter lilies are popping up at florists. And every year, cats needlessly die because far too few cat parents are aware that these flowers are highly toxic to cats. Just one small bite of a flower, leaf, stem or even just the pollen of this plant can lead to fatal kidney failure if not treated within 12 to 24 hours of ingestion.Continue Reading

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Reverse Sneezing in Cats

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Reverse sneezing in cats happens when a cat tries to clear irritants from their mouth, throat or nasal passages. It is characterized by a sudden, forceful inhalation of air through the nose, often accompanied by a distinctive snorting or honking sound. Unlike a regular sneeze, where air is forcefully expelled out of the nose, reverse sneezing involves the inward movement of air. This can give the impression that your cat is struggling to breathe, which can make these episodes very distressing to watch for cat parents. It can often be mistaken for other respiratory problems.
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Review: Play With Your Cat! by Mikel Delgado

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If you’ve followed me for several years, you may remember our Ask the Cat Behaviorist column with Mikel Delgado on The Conscious Cat. Mikel is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Cat Behavior Consultant who has been working with cats for over 20 years. She worked as a cat behavior specialist at the San Francisco SPCA for eight years before co-founding Feline Minds, where she offers assistance for cat owners, animal shelters, and corporations.Continue Reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Take Cat Bites Lightly

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It can happen even with the most laid back cat: an overexcited cat bites her human during play, or while accepting a treat. In more extreme cases, redirected aggression can cause a cat to lash out at the humans in the household and cause severe damage. And of course, most of us will pet stray cats we meet along the way, but not all seemingly friendly cats remain friendly after being approached by strangers. Regardless of how a cat bite happens, it is not something to take lightly.Continue Reading