Sokoke Cat Breed Profile

Sokoke cat

About

One of the oldest and rarest breeds of domestic cat in the world, the Sokoke is a naturally occurring breed originating from the Arabuko Sokoke Forest in Kenya. There was speculation that the breed was a hybrid cross between a wild cat and a domestic cat. However, recent advancements with DNA testing has indicated that the breed originates from the Asian group of cats that are descendants of the Arabian wild cat.

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American Wirehair Breed Profile

American Wirehair

History

The American Wirehair is another breed who arose as the result of a spontaneous mutation. In 1966 a farm cat from Council Rock Farm in Vernon, New York gave birth to a litter kittens. One of these kittens, a red and white male, had an unusual wiry coat. The owner of the farm, Nathan Mosher, sold him to local cat breeder Mrs Joan O’Shea who realised the importance of such a unique cat. He was named Council Rock Farms Adams of Hi-Fi (Adam).

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How To Stop Biting In Kittens

How to stop kittens biting

Why do kittens bite?

Biting in kittens is a very common complaint among new cat owners. This type of biting is known as play aggression and is the most common form of aggression directed at people.

Play aggression is usually be seen between littermates, of course when we adopt a new kitten; we become the target of their playful attacks. Anybody who has been bitten by a kitten can verify just how sharp those tiny little teeth are. Kittens may look like an innocent bundle of fluff, but they can inflict a fair amount of pain when they bite.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Cats

Cruciate ligament rupture in cats

What is a cruciate ligament rupture?    Symptoms    Diagnosis    Treatment    Aftercare

About

The cruciate ligament is a pair of ligaments which form an X shape within the knee of the hind leg. These ligaments attach the femur (thigh bone) with the tibia (shinbone), the long bones above and below the knee joint (which is known as the stifle joint in quadruped/four-footed animals).

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American Curl Breed Profile

American Curl

American Curl History              Appearance           Temperament

 

American Curl at a glance

  • Origins: 1981, California, USA
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Hazel, green, yellow, blue
  • Energy: Medium
  • Temperament: Inquisitive, intelligent, loving
  • Weight: Males 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs), females 3.5-4 kg (7.8 – 8.8 lbs)
  • Colours: All colours and patterns accepted
  • Grooming: Requires weekly grooming

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Pneumonia in Cats

Pneumonia in cats

About

Pneumonia is an infectious/inflammatory disorder of the lung parenchyma. The lungs are filled with thousands of tiny bronchi, which end in smaller sacs known as alveoli which contain tiny blood vessels. Oxygen is added to the blood and carbon dioxide removed via the alveoli. Pneumonia causes these alveoli to fill with pus and fluids which affect the lung’s ability to exchange gases.

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