Maine Coon Size Compared to a Normal Cat

Maine Coon cat size

The Maine Coon is the oldest American breed of domestic cat and is considered b many to be the largest domestic cat breed. Maine Coon cats are native to the US state of Maine.

Important features in the Maine Coon include a long, heavy, and silky coat with a large ruff around the neck, britches on the hind legs, a long plumed tail, and tufts of fur in the ears and between the toes.

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What Is a Registered Cat Breeder?

What is a registered cat breeder?

A registered cat breeder is a breeder who is a registered member of a valid cat association and breeds his or her cats to the breed standard. Also known as a cat council, a cat association is a registry of purebred cats such as the Cat Fanciers Association, The International Cat Association, ANCATS. It is the job of a cat council to maintain a register of pedigree cats, create, maintain and update breed standards for each registered cat breed, oversee the development of new cat breeds, organise and run cat shows with qualified cat judges and ensure all registered cat breeders follow a strict code of ethics.

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Should You Put a Litterbox Outside for a Lost Cat?

When a pet goes missing, pet owners are naturally searching for suggestions to help them find the cat. While the Internet can be a great source of information, there’s a lot of misinformation out there too. One such suggestion which is regularly shared is that if a cat goes missing, putting his or her litterbox outside can help the cat find their way home.

Can cats smell their own litterbox from a mile (1.6 km) away?

There is no evidence that a cat can smell a litterbox from a mile away, and no website claiming this has backed up this claim with actual research. There is no doubt that cats have a far superior sense of smell to humans, but it is unlikely they can smell a dirty tray from 1 mile away.

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What to Do If a Cat Dies at Home?

At a glance

  • Determine if the cat has passed away (check pupils, pulse, breathing)
  • Contact your veterinarian
  • Store the body in a cool location
  • Consider letting children and pets see the body (if it is non-infectious)
  • Decide what to do with the remains (burial or cremation)
  • Notify the council, veterinarian and pet insurance company that the cat has passed away

Losing a pet is never easy, and having the added stress of deciding what to do with a cat’s body after he or she passes adds an extra layer of stress. A cat may die at home suddenly (due to an accident, infectious disease, undiagnosed medical condition), from a known medical condition, or be euthanised by a veterinarian. It’s never easy to say goodbye to a cat, even if they have had a long sickness. We look at what to do if a cat does pass away in the home.

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7 Grey (Blue) Cat Breeds (With Photos)

Known as blue in the cat fancy, grey the dilution of black. Hair, skin and eyes get their colour from cells known as melanocytes which produce pigment granules. The grey coat colour is due to melanin granules clumping in the hair shaft which leaves colourless areas which allow more light to pass through the hair shaft, lightening the colour.

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Why Do Animal Shelters Charge an Adoption Fee?

How much does it cost to adopt a cat from a shelter?

The adoption fee can range from $100 to $250. Factors that influence the price are the age and the health of the cat. Kittens are the most expensive, followed by adult cats, seniors and cats with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes) or disabilities generally cost the least.

Why does it cost so much to adopt from a shelter?

Most of us know that animal shelters are at or over capacity, so why do they charge for us to adopt an animal?

Animal shelters are not for profit charities with huge expenses which include pet food, cat litter, disinfection, veterinary fees, medicine, parasite control, electricity, maintenance, staff wages, accounting fees, insurance, property rent or mortgage and council fees.

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Striped Cat Breeds

A striped coat is a type of tabby pattern which occurs in four types, agouti, classic, mackerel and spotted. This article will focus on the classic and mackerel coat patterns which are made up of sworls and stripes on a paler background.

The mackerel tabby pattern is the default wild type coat pattern. Mutations have occurred along the way which has contributed to the vast array of colours and patterns that we see now.

Mackerel tabby

Mackerel tabbies (TaM) have a fishbone pattern, on a lighter background. The most common colour is brown. When the mackerel pattern breaks up, the coat becomes spotted.

Classic tabby

Also known as a blotched tabby or marbled, the classic tabby (Tab) pattern is recessive to mackerel, which means the cat must inherit a copy from each parent. Classic tabby is composed of symmetrical bold sworls along the body on a lighter background. A bullseye can be found on the side of the classic tabby.

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