Manx Syndrome in Tailless Cats

Manx syndrome

At a glance About: Manx syndrome is a collection of disorders affecting the spine, hind legs and colon of tailless cats due to a shortened spine and spinal cord. Symptoms: Common symptoms of Manx syndrome include urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation and hind leg paralysis. Diagnosis: Presenting symptoms along with imaging to evaluate the spine … Read more

Cymric (Longhaired Manx) Cat Profile

Cymric breed profile

History Pronounced kim-rick, the Cymric is a longhaired Manx cat. The breed gets its name from the Celtic word for Wales, Cymru and was given to the breed due to the close proximity of Wales to the Isle of Man, where the Cymric comes from. Some societies and countries refer to the breed as the … Read more

Manx Cat Breed Profile

Manx cat breed profile

Manx cat a glance Energy: Low to medium Eyes: Green, copper, gold, blue Temperament: Friendly, quiet, loyal, dog-like Weight: Males 5 kg (11 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs) Colours: All colours accepted Grooming: Requires weekly grooming Lifespan: 12-16 years

Pictures of Cat Eye Infections – With Veterinary Comments

cat eyes closeup

Cat eyes can be susceptible to particular infections and it’s important for the owners to be aware of this. As a Veterinary Ophthalmologist, I have handled numerous eye problems in cats and treated them accordingly. In this article I will provide an overview of the various conditions and infections that can affect cat eyes along … Read more

25 Orange Cat Breeds & Patterns with Stunning Pics

Ginger cat breeds

There are anecdotal studies showing that cat owners view orange (ginger) cats as more friendly: a survey run by UC Davis found people were more likely to assign positive personality traits to orange cats. Although you can’t judge a cat by color alone, the study found out that orange cats and bi-colored cats were perceived as … Read more

What Do You Call an Orange and Black Cat? A Guide to Popular Breeds

Orange and black cats have been popular companions to pet lovers for ages. Lucky for orange and black cat lovers, this adorable coat pattern isn’t just limited to one breed, but many. If you’re looking for your next orange and black cat breed or just want to understand your favorite feline better, here’s your guide! … Read more

22 Breeds of Cats with Big Eyes that Will Make You Fall in Love

Healthy cat eyes

The regal looks of the feline species have captured the human heart for centuries. But there’s one attribute in particular that makes any cat lover swoon: the eyes of a cat. A cat’s eye colors can range from blue to yellow, copper, brown, green, and odd-colored eyes (blue and another color). Whatever the color—the bigger they … Read more

The Genetics of White Spotting in Cats Explained

White spotting gene in cats

What is white spotting? White spotting (WS) is the appearance of areas of white on a solid or tabby cat and occurs in both purebred and random-bred cats. The gene responsible is dominant, which means the cat only needs to inherit one copy for white spotting to occur. The white spotting pattern is due to … Read more

What is a Caliby Cat?

Caliby exotic shorthair

What is a caliby cat? A caliby cat is the coat coloration of a cat and is not a stand-alone breed.  Caliby cats have the coloration of a calico mixed with a tabby—typically areas of orange (red) and brown tabby with white. The name is a mix of calico + tabby = caliby. Most cat lovers are familiar … Read more

What is a Classic Tabby Cat?

What is a classic tabby?

What is a classic tabby cat? Despite popular belief, the tabby is not a breed of cat but instead describes the coat of a cat. Also known as blotched or marbled tabby, the classic tabby pattern consists of a light agouti (banded) ground colour with a melanistic overlay made up of lines, swirls, and whorls.