Dear Hoomans, Please Meet the Alien Cats Dear Hoomans, Please Meet the Alien Cats
Basepaws
05/22/2019

Known for its prominently large eyes and curly coat, the Devon Rex is a beautiful kitty adored for its playfulness and cuddliness. And the word has it, there is never a dull moment with these furriendly bundles of joy! In honor of their unique appearance, they are often affectionately referred to as the Pixie cats. So, without further ado, humble hoomans, please meet the charming "alien cat" from England!

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What is Feline Hyperlipoproteinemia? What is Feline Hyperlipoproteinemia?
Basepaws
05/21/2019

Hyperlipoproteinemia is a disease in which the body is unable to properly break down lipids and lipoproteins, mainly cholesterol and triglycerides. As a result, their levels are continually elevated in the blood which poses a serious health threat. Hyperlipoproteinemia can be primary (genetic) or secondary (idiopathic) and it has been associated with increased risk from heart disease.

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Savannah the Cat: A Beautifully Elegant Cross Savannah the Cat: A Beautifully Elegant Cross
Basepaws
05/16/2019

The Savannah cat is an unusual, yet beautifully elegant cross between the African serval cat and the domestic cat. This captivating hybrid inherited the delightfully good looks of its wild relative, while remaining the utmost loving furriend of a hooman. Thanks to their enchanting beauty and affectionate personality, Savannah cats truly have the entire world at their paws.

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Health Risks Associated With Obesity Health Risks Associated With Obesity
Basepaws
05/14/2019

As over 50% of all American cats have been diagnosed as clinically overweight or obese, it is extremely important to raise more awareness about the seriousness of this problem and the impact it has on feline health. Obesity has a great potential to detriment the quality of your cat's life and it has been associated with increased risks from a number of diseases and conditions. The following article will inform you on health risks associated with obesity all cat guardians need to be aware of.

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Dear Fur-Moms, Happy  Meowmy's Day! Dear Fur-Moms, Happy Meowmy's Day!
Basepaws
05/10/2019

Once upon a time, ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. In the years to come, Christians followed in the footsteps with festivals known as "Mothering Sunday". This custom eventually faded in popularity until Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, conceived the modern Mother’s Day in the 1900s. Ever since, we honor motherhood every year on the second Sunday of May. On this very special day all moms get just a little bit extra of the well-deserved love, attention and care. And here at Basepaws, we share this love with our darling fur moms too!

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New Basepaws Research Initiative! New Basepaws Research Initiative!
Basepaws
05/10/2019

On our journey towards a better future for all cats, we are leading novel discoveries and advances in the field of feline science and genetics. As we continue to grasp new knowledge and information, we drive the focus on research initiatives which can help improve the understanding of feline biology and improve the health management of cats everywhere. Today, we are thrilled to announce our new research initiative - the Basepaws Feline Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Research Project!

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The Mystically Luscious Siberian Forest Cat The Mystically Luscious Siberian Forest Cat
Basepaws
05/09/2019

For centuries, the Siberian Forest cat was just another landrace variety of a domestic cat in Russia. Ever since the 1980s, however, these mystical cats have developed into a formal breed with the declared standards. The Siberian Forest is considered an ancient cat, believed to be one of the possible ancestors of all modern long-haired cats. This is the story of the luxurious Russian national animal!

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The Story of Casper The Cat The Story of Casper The Cat
Basepaws
05/07/2019

The Basepaws family is blessed with so many incredible cat guardians and cats. And we want to get to know you ALL! We strive to create a welcoming and warm family of pets and their caretakers, so we take every opportunity to meet as many of you as possible. We were recently honored to speak to an inspiring fur mom Roxanne and meet her lovely little Basepaws cat Casper.

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Meet the Lovely Oriental Shorthair a.k.a. Ornament Meet the Lovely Oriental Shorthair a.k.a. Ornament
Basepaws
05/02/2019

A close relative of the royal Siamese, the Oriental Shorthair maintains the same modern body type of its parent breed, but sports various coat colors and patterns. With their large ears, athletic bodies and strikingly beautiful eyes, the Oriental Shorthair truly captivates with their appearance. Thought of as one of the smartest cats out there, this chatty cat is a born entertainer and an outstanding life companion. These handsome little companions are often affectionately referred to as the Ornaments.

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National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day
Basepaws
04/30/2019

"It's not just the right thing to do; adoption is a reward." - The Humane Society of The United States

Did you know that 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in The United States every year? This is simply because abandoned animals arrive to shelters at a faster rate than they're being adopted. As a way to raise awareness for so many pets needing adoption from shelters and promote pet adoption, a National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is observed every April 30th.

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