Leukocyte adhesion deficiency (LAD) is an immunodeficiency disorder associated with recurrent infections. This genetic disorder has been described in humans, cats, dogs and cattle. Human LAD is classified into three types (LAD-1 to -3), of which type 1 most closely resembles LAD in cats. Feline LAD is a very difficult condition and, if left untreated, it can be lethal for affected kittens. Genetic tests could help recognize any predisposition to the disease and prevent its succession through generations.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," – Hippocrates, a Greek physician and The Father of Western Medicine. Your cat's diet plays a key role in its overall health status, and it needs to be carefully designed and monitored. A healthy, well-balanced diet should address the cat's personal nutritional needs, physique, and lifestyle. However, sometimes we can get carried away when spoiling our purrfect companions, thus making a few mistakes when designing their diet. To help you learn what not to do when feeding your kitty, here are the most common feeding mistakes to avoid.
Feline senses are exceptionally powerful and sharp, making cats one of the most notorious and successful hunters in the predatory world. One of the most important senses that helps cats interact with their environment is their hearing. Some cats may suffer from partial or complete hearing loss, particularly as they age, which can profoundly impact their perception of the world. If you do have a deaf kitty, here are a few things which can help you provide them with long, happy and comfortable lives!
This very special weekend is dedicated to all the pawsome dads who we treat with just a little extra love and attention for the occasion. And here at Basepaws, we, of course, we give some extra cuddles to our pawsome fur daddies too! In honor of (often overlooked) fur fathers out there, here is a list of our top most favorite famous men who are just as crazy about cats as all of us here at Basepaws! Happy Pawther's day dear fur-dads!
At the core of our work and research lies one clear motive: a better future for all cats! As we're pedaling towards new discoveries and advances in feline science and genetics, our focus remains on research initiatives. We aim to use the knowledge acquired through these initiatives to provide a more comprehensive understanding of feline biology and improve the health management of cats everywhere. However, none of this would be possible without the amazing cat guardians and their kitties who continually support our research. These cats are undeniably the true heroes of our work.
The Exotic Shorthair is a gentle, curious and friendly kitty who was created as a shorthaired version of the Persian cat through outcrossing with the American Shorthair. This purrfect little companion has the best of both worlds! Its as loving and affectionate as the Persian and as playful and witty as the American Shorthair. Although the breed was created accidentally, these cats quickly found the way to the hearts of many. Here is the story of the Exotic Shorthair.
"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much." – Mark Twain.
Cats are mysterious and peculiar, which is why it's often rather challenging to figure out what’s going through their smart little heads. Most of the time, cats communicate their feelings to us through body language. On some occasions, however, cats let us in on their world by directly talking to us too. But, when your kitty meows, chirps, purrs or yowls, do you really know what they're trying to tell you? To help you out, here is your crash course in Cat!
Every year, on June 4th, the world takes a moment to celebrate and honor the nostrum of the kitty hugs with a Hug your cat today holiday. This means that today you get to spoil yourself and your baby lion with a tad of extra snuggles! In light of the pawerful kitty snuggles, we decided to decipher the never-ending secret to why some cats seem to be snugglier than others and what the benefits of cuddling are. So, after you've stolen a few hugs from your furriend, sit back and learn a few things about cat snuggling with Basepaws!
As cat parents, we strive to provide our fur babies with the very best care possible. And, whether we find it unpleasant or not, an insightful indicator of a cat's overall health status is its poop. If you know what to look out for, your cat's stool can help you recognize key signs of certain dietary and health problems. This article will help you get acquainted with healthy cat poop and teach you what signs to look out for the next time you're cleaning your cat's litter box. So, let's talk about poop!
Charlotte, one of the most charming kitties in the Basepaws family, is victoriously the most purrfect life companion her hooman Ashleigh could ever wish for! This gorgeous little cat seems to have it all. She is fun-loving, snuggly and she selflessly makes sure her mom is never short of cuddles and laughter. We recently spoke to Ashleigh and she gave us a little tour through the world of her little blondie girl. Buckle up and let us introduce you to the one and only, Charlotte the Blondie!