Category: Cat

Siberian Kittens for Sale – Adoptapet.com

Meow! Why buy a Siberian kitten for sale if you can adopt and save a life? Look at pictures of Siberian kittens who need a home.

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Seal Point VS Chocolate Point Siamese Cat : Know The Differences

Originating from Thailand, Siamese cats are one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. Their unique color and pattern combination and their kind and amicable behavior are responsible ... Read more

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100+ Cat Names Inspired by Cartoons

Always loved cartoons? Name your cat after one! We've got the best cartoon at names for your new pet, from classic anime to Nickelodeon.

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How to Properly Deal with Abscesses in Cats

How to Treat Your Cat's Abscess Abscesses are painful localized wounds that cats can develop after being punctured or

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Which cat breeds are best and worst for your allergies?

It’s not easy for a cat lover with allergies or asthma. Those soft, fluffy creatures may make your smile-o-meter skyrocket, but snuggling – or even being around them – likely results in a paroxysm of sneezing, watery eyes and coughing.   The answer for many people is to adopt a cat less likely to cause such reactions. While you won’t find a 100 percent allergy-proof feline, there are a number of breeds considered to be hypoallergenic. That’s because they have less of the Fel d 1 glycoprotein, which is present in cat saliva, urine and skin excretions (dander). The latter remain airborne for long periods, making them easy to inhale. Because dander and saliva stick to the animal’s hair, a feline with a penchant for shedding can create misery for the allergy sufferer.   With that in mind, here’s a look at some feline breeds, rated according to the Airmega sneeze scale, originally developed for dog breeds.   Sphynx The hairless Sphynx is a breed often associated with being hypoallergenic, since it doesn’t have much allergy-laden fur to shed, though it does require a weekly sponge bath. Fun fact: The high-energy and monkey-like Sphynx excels at such acrobatic feats as balancing and climbing atop doors. Honorable mention: The LaPerm. Though not hairless, it has an unusual curly coat that sheds less than most cats, while its curls stop dander from spreading.   Balinese At first glance, these longer-haired pussycats don’t seem like potential candidates for allergy avoidance. But, in fact, this breed produces less of the Fel d1 protein than most of its feline comrades, thus causing fewer allergic reactions. Fun Fact: The Balinese is often seen as a low-key, quiet version of the very vocal Siamese. Honorable mention: The Russian Blue, which also produce less of Fel d 1.   Devon Rex These critters have short, fine coats that don’t hold as much dander as longer-haired cats, or those with dense undercoats. Plus, they’re light shedders. And because they have less fur than some other breeds, they don’t need to clean themselves as frequently, so their fur has a smaller amount of saliva. Fun Fact: The Devon Rex originated from the accidental mating of a curly-coated male and a straight-haired female in England. Honorable mention: The Cornish Rex, which shares many of the same characteristics as the Devon.   Chartreux The Chartreux has a unique dense and thick wooly textured undercoat, but its shedding habits are problematic. While it generally sheds heavily only once or twice a year, those short double coat hairs often spread dander through the air any time of year – not good for most allergy sufferers. Fun fact: Known for their dog-like behavior, these cats become so attached to their human family, they’re known to follow you from room to room. Honorable mention: The Toyger, for its plush, dense coats that also sheds moderately.   Persian You get a double whammy with this breed: Not only does its high-maintenance fur require frequent grooming, thus putting you in constant contact with saliva and dander, but it sheds a lot. Fun fact: Today Persians are known for their flat faces, but they originally had much longer noses. Honorable mention: The Oriental Longhair also sports long, frequently shedding hair.   With any cat, keeping your home surfaces and air clean calls for vigilance. That means regular sweeping, vacuuming, dusting and cleaning the litter box. In addition, a smart air purifier with a HEPA air filter can automatically sense and remove cat allergens and other airborne contaminants, capturing 99.97 percent of particulate matter.

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Is Benadryl Safe for Cats?

Can you give a cat with allergies Benadryl? Find out the reasons why your cat may need some Benadryl and whether or not it is always safe to use.

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5 Natural Antibiotics for Cats

Our feline friends are not immune to infections and bacteria that can cause them to feel ill. Though antibiotics are usually the first defense against these agents, we understand the desire to take a more natural approach first. In this article, we’ll dive into the benefits of using a natural antibiotic for your cat, and some …

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Examining and Medicating the Ears of Your Cat

This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian.

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Is Cinnamon Bad for Dogs? The Pros and Cons of This Tasty Spice

Dogs love cinnamon and it has lots of benefits. Read this article for all the positive benefits plus the one of two things to be careful over.

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