How to Tell if Your Cat is Pregnant
If your cat was in heat and had access to a tom (unneutered male) cat, the likelihood that she is pregnant is very strong. A pregnant queen will show both physical and personality changes which will become more evident around three weeks after breeding. The gestation period for cats runs from 60 to 67 days. I like to use 63 days as an average, because it is easier to equate with human gestation (nine weeks vs nine

March 30th, 2007Spay and Neuter Your Cat

Spay and Neuter Your Cat
A critical part of caring for a pregnant cat is ensuring that neither she, nor any other female cats in residence, ever become pregnant again. Once you have verified your cat’s pregnancy and made the decision either of spaying her and terminating the pregnancy or allowing the pregnancy to continue, the very next thing you should do is take positive steps to ensure this will be the last feline pregnancy in you

March 28th, 2007Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold
The Scottish Fold has a look all of its own. It has been described as appearing to wear a helmet because from which ever way the head is viewed it appears round, accentuated by the tightly folded ears. The whisker pads are prominent and give the impression of a ‘smiling’ cat. History and origin The first Scottish Fold appeared in a litter on a Scottish farm in 1961, but since then has been crossed with

March 28th, 2007Somali

The Somali is best described as a long haired version of the Abyssinian and its colouring and beautiful bushy tail give it a fox-like appearance. History and origin The Somali first made its American appearance in the 1950s when longhaired kittens began appearing in Abyssinian litters. The gene governing long hair is recessive, which means one copy of the gene must be inherited from each parent for a kitten to hav

March 28th, 2007Bombay Cat

Bombay Cat
Breed originThe Bombay was developed by Nikki Horner, a breeder in Louisville, Kentucky. She set out to create a "miniature black panther" by crossing sable Burmese with a solid black American Shorthair. Her first attempts in the late 1950’s were disappointing. A few years later, working with different breeding stock, she began to get the results that she was looking for: a cat with good muscul

March 28th, 2007Australian Mist

The delightful Australian Mist, formerly known as the Spotted Mist, proudly wears the label ‘Made In Australia". This home-grown Aussie cat breed has evolved from a predominantly Burmese background, with Abyssinian and domestic shorthair input. From this combination has come the most confident and companionable of cats Blesses with the loving personality of the Burmese, the joie-de-vivre of the Abyssini

March 26th, 2007Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets

Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets
For some people, the idea of owning a pig isn’t really at the top of their list of must-dos. The fact that most people fancy dogs or cats more gives the pot-bellied pig a handicap when it comes to the "pick me" portion of the customer’s visit to the pet shop. The fact of the matter is, people don’t think too highly of pigs as pets although it should be considered that the pot-bellied pig

March 23rd, 2007Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau
The Egyptian Mau is a fascinating cat, not only because of its past history, but because of its delightful personality and striking appearance. History and origin The name of the breed Mau derived from the Egyptian word for cat. Regarded by most registries as the only natural spotted breed of domestic cat, experts consider that mixed breeding with a sub species of wild cat was probably responsible for the unique c

March 23rd, 2007Bengal

Breed Origin The Bengal is a relatively new breed of cat which was first bred in the U.S.A and was originally created by crossing an Asian Leopard Cat with a domestic cat. The domestic Bengal derives its name from the Latin name of its wild ancestor, Felis Bengalensis (Asian Leopard Cat). Whilst the domestic Bengal is similar in appearance to the Asian Leopard cat, and its genetic makeup contains a contribution fr

March 21st, 2007Balanced Diet for Cat

Balanced Diet for Cat
You may need to change your cat’s diet for any number of reasons. Often, you will find that your cat refuses the new food. Don’t worry. Leave food out and keep it fresh until your cat is hungry enough to eat it. Your cat will not be harmed by several days of low food intake: as a carnivore, it is biologically adapted to going without food for several days between kills. If you give in to its refusal to