The most popular type of cat is the feline equivalent of a mongrel – no particular breed at all! The domestic shorthair is owned by 92 per cent of all cat owners in the United Kingdom, making it the most prolific type of cat. (Do not get confused between the domestic shorthair and the British Shorthair – the latter is a breed in its own right and pedigreed British Shorthairs can be very expensive animals indeed.) The domestic longhair is a close second, and indeed there is no real difference between the shorthair and the longhair, other than the gene controlling fur length. Nearly all rescue cats are domestic long- or shorthairs, which goes some way to explain their great prevalence in society. These domestic cats come in a wide range of colours, sizes and temperaments, depending on their widely diffuse parentage, meaning that there is a cat to suit everyone!
Let us move on to ‘proper’ breeds, those recognised by the GFFC or Governing Council of the Cat Fancy. The GFFC is the UKs registry of pedigreed cats and kittens, and as such, regulates and advises breeders and cat fanciers in every step of the process.
Persian cats have been the leader in the pedigree cat stakes for well over a hundred years, since 1871. The blue- and silver-colour Persians are best loved and the breed has won many awards and hearts. Persians were exported into the USA in the early 1900s and the breed has gone on to win over the world! Persians are distinctively flat-faced, with short noses, rounded heads and stocky bodies. They are very high-maintenance cats and require regular grooming to keep their long soft fur in good condition. They do not like to be handled too much, preferring to chase crumpled balls of paper or cat toys. Their favourite pastime, though, is taking a nap in a warm secluded corner! Persian cats can cost anywhere from £300.00 up to around the £1 000.00, so if you are going to invest in a Persian cat or kitten, to in the event of illness or injury occurring.
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Interesting. Ocicats were also an “accident”
2006-07-31 20:28:44 by Lokikat“In 1964 the original Ocicat was the unexpected result of an experimental breeding which attempted to produce an Aby-point Siamese. Virginia Daly, noted CFA breeder living in Michigan, knew the possibility of getting the sought after Aby-point and was willing to invest the time she knew it would take to breed the two generations that were necessary. But the ivory kitten with golden spots was a surprise! Mrs. Daly’s daughter named the breed the Ocicat, because of its resemblance to the ocelot. Tonga, the first Ocicat, was neutered and sold as a pet. When the Detroit newspaper publicized the lovely spotted cat and when noted geneticist, Dr
I never thought of airborn
2014-02-20 08:54:21 by ilovemydogsssReally, Albon is commonly used with Bengal Breeders.
The parasite protocol that many breeders in the US and UK follow involves treating all kittens with Baycox for Coccidia before showing any symptoms.
These same breeders use caution and test before bringing cats into their catteries, but things can and do happen.
Additionally, testing for coccidia does produce false negatives and cats can be shedding oocysts in the stool, I believe, without showing clinical symptoms or showing symptoms believed to just be IBD.
I would extend QT for any cat showing diarrhea regardless of negative test results, and I have done so in the past until it was proven to be sensitivity to a certain food
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