Scottish Fold Profile

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold at a glance

  • Origins: Scotland, 1961.
  • Also known as: Scot Fold
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Hazel, green, gold, blue
  • Energy: Low
  • Temperament: Intelligent, affectionate, sweet and loyal
  • Weight: Males 5 – 6 kg (11 – 13.2 lbs), females 4 – 5.5 kg (8.8 – 12.1 lbs)
  • Colours: All colours and patterns accepted
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Good with children? Yes
  • Cost: $800 – $1,400

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Nausea in Cats

Nausea in cats

What is nausea?

Nausea is the feeling of sickness and is often a precursor to actual vomiting (emesis) although not all cats who are nauseous do go on to vomit. Prolonged vomiting can be extremely debilitating to cats.

The purpose of nausea is to act as a warning as well as being protective. For example, nausea at a particularly unpleasant smell is going to put the cat off eating it and possibly save it ingesting something dangerous. Nausea accompanied by vomiting after ingesting a food or substance is usually to rid the body of a toxin. Such as food which has gone off or an ingested toxin. It also serves as a warning system of organ dysfunction or damage.

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Oriental Cat (Foreign Shorthair) Breed Profile

Black Oriental cat with large ears

Oriental cat at a glance

  • Origins: United Kingdom
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Hazel, green and yellow
  • Energy: Medium to high
  • Temperament: Playful, outgoing, curious and loving
  • Weight: Males 4.5-5.5 kg (9.9 – 12.1 lbs) and females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs)
  • Colours: All colours except pointed
  • Coat: Short
  • Grooming: Requires weekly grooming
  • Talkative: Moderate
  • Cost: $800 – 1,500

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Cat Language – What Is Your Cat Telling You?

Cat communication
Communication is essential to all species of animal. It lets others around them know how they’re feeling, warns them of danger and is used to threaten or intimidate predators or aggressors.
Cats have several ways they communicate with other animals as well as their human family. Language is just one of them; body language and smell are two other ways. So what are the different ways our cat speaks to the world, and what exactly do they mean?

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Broken Pelvis in Cats

Broken pelvis in cats

The pelvis is a ring-like structure of bones located at the lower end of the trunk which consists of two halves, each one contains three bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis.

Pelvic fractures are seen most frequently in young and healthy cats and are typically the result of significant trauma from automobile accident or falls from a height. Internal injuries are common in cats with a broken pelvis, which can affect the urinary tract, thorax or nerve damage.

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