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Cat Breeds, Cat Health, cat owner -

Although many people believe that a cat is a cat, cats, just as dogs do, also come in different breeds.  There are long-haired cats and short-haired cats, and even a hairless variety (the Sphynx) although it is not really hairless but is covered with a very fine down-like fur.  In fact, many people who have cat allergies seem to be able to tolerate the Sphynx cat. Here are a few characteristics of some of the more popular or well-known breeds of cats: American Short-hair – This cat is believed to be the most popular breed of cat in the United...

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Cat Breeds, Cat Health, cat owner -

The Persian Cat breed was first brought to Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the XVI century. Although originally the Persian cat was typically short-haired, the long hair version of today’s Persian was thought to have been developed from the Pallas cat strain. As is commonly known, today’s Persian cat breed has an extremely long, thick coat.  This cat’s legs seem to be short compared to its body size.  Its head is wide and the ears are rounded and typically set far apart. It has beautiful large round-ish eyes and an extremely fore-shortened, flat-faced muzzle, making its face seem almost...

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Cat Health, dog owner, immune system, neutering, spay, surgery, Veterinarian -

Some people have a hard time knowing the difference between spaying or neutering.  Here is the dictionary definition from the North America Encarta English Dictionary: Spaying: “to surgically remove a female animal’s ovaries and adjacent parts of the uterus” Neutering: “to remove the testicles or ovaries of an animal” Now that you know what it is, you have to decide if you wish your pet to undergo this procedure.  It is a big decision and can affect your pet significantly, in more ways than one. Not spaying or neutering your pet can mean that your pet can bear offspring, i.e. a litter...

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Cat Health, cat nutrition, cat owner -

If your cat is not feeling well, there are many things that you can do to help him or her regain health. A vet will be able to explain to you all of the treatment options available. Sometimes, this means administering medications to your cat; pills can be especially difficult to get your cat to eat. In fact, many pet owners think that their cat has eaten a pill, but they later find it on the floor or in the food bowl! There are many ways you can ensure that your kitty is swallowing all of the proper medications in order to...

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Cat Health, cat owner, Dog health, sport, summer, Winter -

In getting your dog to exercise, you may have to take into consideration what the weather conditions are like in the area where you live. You may also need to consider the type of dog you have in your exercise plan when dealing with winter or summer exercise, or hot or cold climates.  For instance, your small Chihuahua may have trouble exercising outside on a very cold winter day because his short coat may not give adequate protection.  Alternately, a dog with a heavy coat, like a Newfoundland dog, may have trouble dealing with exercising in hotter weather.   Here are...

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