- Lifespan: 12-14 years
- Eyes: Hazel, green, yellow, green
- Energy: Medium
- Temperament: Playful, outgoing, curious, loving
- Weight: Males 5.5 – 7.2 kg (12 – 16 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs)
- Coat: Short or long
- Colours: All colours
- Grooming: Daily (long), weekly (short)
Yes, you can although they don’t develop in the same way, they would in your cat. Infection is more common in children than in adults.
You will notice two phrases which are similar in this article: cuaneous larva migrans (CLM) and visceral larva migrans (VLM). CLM most commonly occurs with hookworms and VLM with roundworms. VLM is far more serious than CLM.
The RagaMuffin is a close relative to the better known Ragdoll who in past times could be found in a number of colours.
It has a similar temperament to its Ragdoll cousin, with a friendly and laid back personality and a beautiful soft coat.
The history of the RagaMuffin isn’t well documented but what is known is that the breed originated from the Ragdoll cat. A group of Ragdoll breeders splintered from the International Ragdoll Cat Association, a group owned and run by Ann Baker, the creator of the Ragdoll breed. Ann had always been controlling over this group and how the Ragdoll breed (then named the Cherubim) progressed.
Another common question we hear on Cat-World is if it is possible to turn a cat used to going outdoors into an indoor cat only. The answer is yes; many cat owners have successfully transformed their indoor/outdoor cat into an indoor cat. Below we give tips on how to do this.
What are antibiotics?
Antibiotics are a type of drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections as well as, some fungal and parasitic infections. They come in two forms, bacteriostatic which stop the bacteria reproducing or bacteriocide which kills the bacteria.
At a glance
About: Myelodysplasia is a group of diseases caused by a dysfunction of blood cell production in the bone marrow. It can affect red or white blood cells and platelets.
Causes: FIV and FeLV, exposure to toxins such as lead, chemotherapy, copper deficiency and myeloid leukemia. In most cases, it will not be possible to determine the cause.
Symptoms: There can be a variety of symptoms depending on the cells affected.
Diagnosis: Complete physical examination, accompanying symptoms and history. A bone marrow biopsy under general anesthetic can confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment: Blood transfusions, antibiotics (where needed), hematopoietic growth factors, immunosuppressive drugs, low dose chemotherapy. The only cure for myelodysplasia is a bone marrow transplant (rare).
Every cat owner has seen this; your cat is hungry, he weaves in and out of your legs, you return home from work, he rubs his cheek against your shin, headbutts you, rubs against a sofa, or a corner. Why is he doing this?
What is a stray cat?
A stray cat is a domestic cat who once had a home, but is now homeless either having been abandoned by his former owners or getting lost.
Stray cats survive by scavenging for food or hunting the local wildlife. It’s a hard existence for them as they are exposed to cars, dogs, humans, attacks from other cats and illness.
In 2001 Carol Drymon of Wind Haven Ranch came up with the idea of crossing an Ocicat with a Bengal to create a wild looking cat without adding wild blood to the gene pool, by combining the best of both the Bengal and the Ocicat. The first litter of kittens arrived in 2003. Other breeders have now become involved, and the breed is slowly in numbers and popularity.