Gray (Grey) Calico Cats

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Despite the spelling differences, gray or grey calicos are the same fur coloring! These beautiful felines boast softer colors than the normal calico cat, which doesn’t soften their personality. What is a calico cat? A calico cat has a tri-color coat with 25 percent to 75 percent white. Most commonly, they have white and orange … Read more

Are Maine Coons Hypoallergenic?

What is a Maine Coon cat?  The Maine Coon is a domesticated breed of cats. Descending from Norwegian Forest cats, they boast long fur and diverse coloring. The Maine Coon is the third most popular pedigreed cat breed. As the name hints, this breed hails from New England, where they were used on ships to … Read more

Male Cats in Heat

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The loud caterwauling of a cat in heat is not a pleasant sound. It’s annoying and very persistent. You might be wondering if there’s something you can do to help prevent it. Do male cats go into heat? Technically, male cats don’t go into “heat.” Going into heat is a purely female, or queen, trait. … Read more

Black Calico Cats, Oh My!

black calico cat meows and rubs

Some say calico cats are good luck, but black cats get a bad reputation. Here are the facts about this mystery cat. What is a calico cat? A calico cat is a domestic cat with a tri-color coat. The calico is commonly 25 percent to 75 percent white with orange and black patches. While white … Read more

Klinefelter Syndrome in Cats

What is Klinefelter syndrome in cats?

What is Klinefelter syndrome?

Also known as XXY syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a sex chromosome condition that occurs when a male kitten is born with an extra X chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome is a type of trisomy, which is a chromosomal condition characterised by an additional chromosome. Down syndrome is the most well-known trisomy in humans that is caused by a third copy of chromosome 21.

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