As we gear up for the release of the first batch of Basepaws results to our earliest customers, we would like to introduce you to our Breed and Wildcat Indexes. Read up on the ways your cat is similar to wildcats, and how Basepaws is creating a way to compare your cats DNA to those of it’s more wild ancestors.
Do you ever wonder about your cat’s breed? Is she as cuddly as a Ragdoll? Or maybe she’s as large as a Maine Coon or he has a Russian Blue’s gray coat. Should you call her a Domestic even though she’s as regal as any registered purebred?
"You can keep a dog, but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals." – George Mikes
While Persian and Siamese cats represent dolls and divas of the cat world, the world’s most favorite cat is the humble and diverse "house cat", or officially the "Domestic Shorthair" (DSH). This is not a pure and recognized feline breed, but rather a cat of mixed ancestry. Thanks to the natural breeding, meaning a larger genetic pool, Domestic Shorthair cats actually account for the healthiest and smartest cats of all.
Today we come to you with the information every cat caregiver needs to know about types of cancer in cats, and cancer prevention, detection and treatment. If you would like to understand what lies in the roots of this complex issue too, please read the first part of this article posted previously.
Ever wonder who the royal feline of the cat world may be? The Siamese, of course! The Siamese cat has enjoyed this luxurious and royal status for centuries. In fact, in the early beginnings this breed was referred to as "Royal Cat of Siam", and it was believed this cat was kept only by Siamese royalty. The outgoing, chatty kitten is famous for its remarkable baby blue eyes, strikingly large ears and sleek, muscular body. These cats require a lot of love and care, but in return – they make for the most ideal companion.
As Basepaws gears up for the release of our first breed-related results (Yay!), let’s take some time to talk about cat breeds and feline ancestry. It is estimated there are somewhere between 60 to over 200 different types of felines out there, and each possesses something special - each fabulous feline has a unique set of features, traits and markings that sets them apart. Ladies and gents, please meet the glamor puss of the cat world – the Persian cat!
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. Since cats are the closest mammals to humans (outside of primates, of course) it is no wonder cats share many of the same cancers with us. Knowledge is power, and how much do we really know about signs of this deadly disease in feline?
Happy New Year dear cat lovers! We hope you had wonderful and cozy holidays filled with laughter, joy and purrs!
If you're anything like us, then you enthusiastically welcomed the New Year with arms wide open and excitingly committed to your New Year Resolutions. It is important to lead, step, hop and jump into the new beginnings on the right foot, no? :D
This is why today we come to you with some useful tips and tricks to help you make sure your furry feline friend starts the New Year on the right paw as well!
Our friends at reviews.com pulled together some of their best ideas for keeping you cats healthy and satisfied, especially during the holiday season!
MEOW!!! Do you have a kitty that has very special eyes? Have you ever been mesmerized by your kitties eyes? Well, this is just the article for you! Here we’re going to briefly cover how your kitty gets his beautiful eyes.