Stress in Cats

Do cats get stressed? It may seem inconceivable to some but cats are prone to stress just like people. They can’t verbalise how they feel the way we can and suffer in silence. Naturally, it’s not a good situation to have a cat stressed and unhappy, no pet owner wants that for their cat. Short-term […]

Dictionary of Cat Related Words

A Aby – Abyssinian cat.Agouti – The natural colouring between a tabby’s stripes.Ailurophile – A person who loves cats.Ailurophobe – Somebody who hates or fears cats.Alley cat – Domestic or mixed-breed cat who lives on the streets.Allogrooming – When a cat grooms another cat.Alter – A desexed male or female cat.Anestrus – The period between […]

Why Cats Love Catnip and Silver Vine

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) and silver vine (Actinidia polygama) are well known for their effects on cats. New research has found a link between these plants and a protective effect on these plants. Led by Masao Miyazaki, a biochemist and veterinary scientist at Japan’s Iwate University, researchers extracted the chemical responsible for the high in silver […]

Why Is My Cat Hiding?

Why is my cat hiding? There are several reasons your cat may hide, and this is behaviour the pet owner should be alert to. Some cats are naturally quite shy and prefer to remain out of the way. Pet owners can do their bit to try and bring out the confidence and trust in cats, […]

Can Kittens Be Identical Twins?

Can two cats be identical twins? Identical or monozygotic twins are possible in kittens, but rare. Almost all kittens in a litter are not identical, even if they have the same physical appearance. What are identical twins? Identical (monozygotic) twins occur when a fertilised egg splits in two during early development resulting in two kittens […]

Cats With Blue Eyes

Blue-eyed cat breeds Balinese Birman Foreign white Himalayan Javanese Ojos Azules Ragdoll Siamese Snowshoe In addition to the cat breeds listed above, who only come with blue eyes, the breeds listed below can also have blue eyes depending on their coat colour/genetics: American Bobtail American Curl Bambino British Shorthair Cornish Rex Devon Rex Domestic shorthair […]

What is a Dilute Calico Cat?

ilovechile-travel/Pixabay What is a dilute calico Cat? Also known as a muted calico, a dilute calico cat is a domestic cat with a tri-colour coat comprised of grey (blue) and cream along with areas of white. The muted grey and cream is caused by a single base deletion 1 bp in the melanophilin (MLPH) gene. […]