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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
"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.
Since the launch, the Basepaws team has been striving to create one of the largest databases of feline genetic and physical information in an effort to improve feline health and learn more about the genetic basis of cat breeds. Below you can find the complete list of breeds currently included in the breed index of the Basepaws Cat DNA Report.
"Tayto had the sweetest nature, no matter what she went through. Even at the vets, she was her lovely wee self. I have never known a cat or another animal like her." - pet hooman Rachael
The Basepaws crew has one firm mission on their mind: better future for all the cats out there! We aspire to create new opportunities and discoveries in the world of cat science. Sadly, as beautiful and exciting as our research is, it can sometimes take a heartbreaking turn. One of the most heartfelt stories we want to share with you today is the story of Tayto. Tayto was the most lovable kitty who suffered from dwarfism and had sadly passed away in October last year. Tayto's cat mom Rachael DNA tested Tayto in an effort to learn about her genetic background and, hopefully, help other cats of a similar destiny.
The posh and plush Turkish Angora is an ancient, natural breed from Turkey. Turkish Angora is a graceful and elegant kitty, famous for its luxurious, silky fur and friendly personality. Interestingly, it is believed that the white coat and long fur in domestic cats may have originated from this ancient breed. How marvelous! Here is the fascinating story of Turkish Angora, the national treasure of its native country.