Feline Cancer – Background, Science and Answers (part 2) Feline Cancer – Background, Science and Answers (part 2)
Basepaws
02/19/2019

According to Animal Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer in their lifetime. Cancer in cats is actually less common than cancer in dogs, but once it is diagnosed, it tends to move faster. Knowledge is power, and our role as pet parents is to be armed with information and provide our companions with the best possible care. Yet, how much do we really know about this deadly disease in cats? It's time to talk science!

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Feline Cancer – Background, Science and Answers (part 1) Feline Cancer – Background, Science and Answers (part 1)
Basepaws
02/15/2019

According to Animal Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer in their lifetime. Cancer in cats is actually less common than cancer in dogs, but once it is diagnosed, it tends to move faster. Knowledge is power, and our role as pet parents is to be armed with information and provide our companions with the best possible care. Yet, how much do we really know about this deadly disease in cats? It's time to talk science!

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The Story of The British Shorthair The Story of The British Shorthair
Basepaws
02/12/2019

The most popular pedigreed breed in its native country, the British Shorthair is widely recognized for its well-behaved nature and sweet personality. The handsome looks and calm temperament of this kitty make them frequent media stars. The most notable appearance of the breed was in Alice in Wonderland, as the Cheshire Cat. The Cat Fanciers' Association profile for the breed reads: "When gracelessness is observed, the British Shorthair is duly embarrassed, quickly recovering with a 'Cheshire cat smile'". Ladies and gents, please meet the British shorthair cat!

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Personalized Diet: Myth Or Reality? Personalized Diet: Myth Or Reality?
Basepaws
02/07/2019

One of the main factors that influences and shapes the health of all cats is nutrition. Personalized diet for cats is designed according to the cat's genetics, physique and lifestyle. In order to be able to design a high-quality personalized diet, it is crucial to learn the role of genetics in diverse responses to different nutritional intakes. There are currently two young fields of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics that are actively searching for the answers we are all looking for.

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Cat Allergy: Are You Allergic To Your Kitty? Cat Allergy: Are You Allergic To Your Kitty?
Basepaws
02/05/2019

According to Allergy UK, the UK’s leading medical charity dealing with allergies, pets represent the second most important cause of home allergies in hoomans. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America confirms that in the US, three in ten people have allergic reactions to cats and dogs. And, interestingly, cat allergies seem to be twice as common as dog allergies. Life with cat allergies raises a lot of questions for all of us longing to keep a kitty. And Basepaws is here to answer them for you! From the causes and diagnosis, to the treatment and prevention, here is our guide through cat allergies.

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Why Is My Cat So Strange? 10 Feline Quirks Deciphered! Why Is My Cat So Strange? 10 Feline Quirks Deciphered!
Basepaws
01/31/2019

Have you ever stopped for a second to think "why is my cat SO strange"? Yep, we've all been there. Cats bring lots of joy and laughter into our lives, especially when they act oh-so-strangely. So now, the time has finally come for us to attempt to decipher the 10 most common kitty quirks that get us giggling every day! Which of these is your furriend guilty of?

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Oh no! My Cat Was Diagnosed With Cystinuria! What Do I Need to Know? Oh no! My Cat Was Diagnosed With Cystinuria! What Do I Need to Know?
Basepaws
01/29/2019

Cystinuria is an inherited metabolic disease that is relatively common in dogs, but rare in cats (Mizukami, 2016). The condition is characterized by defective amino acid reabsorption, leading to the formation of cystine stones in the kidney, ureter and the bladder (cystine urolithiasis). This can lead to urinary obstruction. In cats, only two cystinuria types have been identified so far: I-A and II-B (Mizukami et al, 2015 & Mizukami et al, 2016).

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A Short Guide Through The Chronic Kidney Disease In Cats A Short Guide Through The Chronic Kidney Disease In Cats
Basepaws
01/22/2019

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a renal disease associated with a gradual loss of kidney function over a period of several months or years. Unlike acute renal disease, which develops suddenly and progresses rapidly, CKD progresses slowly and persistently, often with no apparent symptoms until later stages. CKD is also known under terms chronic renal disease (CRD), chronic renal failure (CRF) and chronic renal insufficiency.

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Knowing Your Cat’s Blood Type Could Save Its Life Knowing Your Cat’s Blood Type Could Save Its Life
Basepaws
01/18/2019

Just like us humans, our purrfect companions also have different blood groups. Do you already know what know your kitty's blood type is? Knowing your cat’s blood group can be vital in different situations, yet, unless it's an emergency, this doesn't come up often. To keep you on top of your game, here is everything you need to know about different blood groups in cats and why you really should know your letters!

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