Taking a pet to the veterinarian can be a stressful time for the pet as well as the pet owner. There are ways we can make the trip easier for our pet, ourselves, other pets and their owners and the veterinary staff.
How are some male cats calico or tortie?
Calico and tortie cats are almost always female, which we have covered in our article on calico cats. To recap, cats have 19 chromosome pairs, 18 autosomes and the sex chromosome pair of XX or XY. The chromosomes are located within the nucleus of every cell. Each chromosome is made up of matching pairs, which provides information from the mother and the father. Genes are located on the chromosomes and are tiny segments of DNA which act as a code that specifies the production of a protein, which do most of the work within the cells and are essential for the function and regulation of the body’s organs and tissues.
Cleaning litter trays is one of the less enjoyable aspects of sharing a home with a cat, but a necessary one. Dirty litter trays not only smell unpleasant to us but our cats as well. Proper litter tray husbandry is vital, dirty litter trays can lead to inappropriate elimination.
At a glance What is a tabby cat? Tabby is a coat pattern and not a breed, it consists of four patterns, mackerel, spotted, classic and ticked. The background hair consists of light and dark bands, intermingled with dark lines, spots or swirls layered on top. What colour is a tabby cat? Tabby occurs in … Read more Types of Tabby Patterns & Colours in Cats
January 2020 2nd January – Happy Mew Years Day 2nd January – National Pet Safety Travel Day (US) 14th January – National Dress Up Your Cat Day (US) 22nd January – Answer Your Cat’s Question Day 24th January – Change a Pet’s Life Day Glaucoma Awareness Month Thyroid Awareness Month (US) February 2020 4th February – … Read more Cat Themed Health and Awareness Days – January to December 2020
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Spring is here which is the start of kitten season, which sees an increase in kitten births for stray, feral as well as unspayed pet cats.
Halloween is just around the corner and along with it comes risks to household pets as well as cause stress. We take a look at some of the possible dangers to cats and what you can do to ensure they stay safe and happy. Halloween dangers to cats at a glance Sweets and chocolate Frequent … Read more Halloween Dangers For Cats & How To Keep Them Safe
Kittens are altricial, which means they are extremely immature and helpless for the first few weeks of life, unlike a horse who is precocial, which means they are born in an advanced state and can walk soon after birth. Altrical species are completely reliant on their mother and unable to protect themselves from danger. This vulnerability means a safe nest is essential for the safety of the kittens.
Can cats have armpits if they don’t technically have arms?
The answer is yes; cats do have armpits. The cat’s armpits are located where the foreleg meets the body, beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder.