Domestic Shorthair Domestic Shorthair
Basepaws
02/09/2018

"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.

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Cancer in cats. Part two. Cancer in cats. Part two.
Basepaws
02/06/2018

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.

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The Siamese cat The Siamese cat
Basepaws
02/01/2018

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.

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The Persian Cat The Persian Cat
Basepaws
01/29/2018

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!

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Cancer in cats. Part one. Cancer in cats. Part one.
Basepaws
01/25/2018

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?

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How to ensure your cat starts the New Year on the right paw? How to ensure your cat starts the New Year on the right paw?
Basepaws
01/11/2018

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!

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