Pet Professional ยป breeds of cats Resources of everything about pet Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:56:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Himalayan cat Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:47:22 +0000 Its name comes from the great similarity are what its color pattern found in the Himalayan rabbit.

We could so easily confused with the longhaired Siamese, since its has the same coloration in its cloak, but it’s really a subrace of the Persian, inheriting all characteristics, such a ]]>

The Himalayan cat, unlike many other breeds that have evolved without more aid than the which gives the very nature, the Himalayan is the result of a cross designed by man to create a cat that today has a particular combination of physical attributes and personality.

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The Himalayan, a wonderful cross

The existence of this amazing feline is the result of many years of studies and great efforts made by two researchers from the Harvard Medical School, the doctors Clyde Keeler and Virginia Cobb. Both took part in the crossing of a Persian and a Siamese, although some hypotheses include also the Burmese.

Thus, in 1935 its first offspring is born. However, other sources speak of a cross made by a Swedish genetic specialist in 1924. This hypothesis about the emergence of the Himalayan is little documentation its has to be reaffirmed.

Physical characteristics of the Himalayan cat

The perfect combination of inherited aspects of those races that gave its origin, give this feline pet of a fine elegance.

Persian has acquired the vast majority of its physical properties: its wide, round head with prominent cheeks, flat and short nose, small ears – rounded at the tips and with small sections-, short, thick legs, and a thick and short length tail.

For its part, the Siamese gives this unique breed of the intense blue of its eyes, large, round, bright, and, together, of a body, medium-sized, muscular and solid.

Another legacy of the Persian is their hair, thick, shiny and long, that abounds in the neck forming a collar; but its mantle color is due to the Siamese, since it has its spots of darker tones in the face, tail, ears and legs.

The varieties of its points of color, i.e. the tones that presents in its face, tail, ears and legs, can be Brown seal, blue (blue-gray), red, lilac (reddish gray), chocolate and flake of turtle.

The color of its body goes from white to cream pale, passing through a very faint blue. Solid chocolate or lilac colors are called Kashmir or Cashmere.

A homely and loving cat

Equipped with a particular intelligence and with ease to learn, the Himalayan has also a vibrant curiosity for everything that comes to her around.

Loving, sympathetic and compliant, enjoying the home life but also occasional outlets abroad, which leverages to demonstrate its activity? At the same time, it is considered a good hunter.

For the beauty of your Himalayan cat stay, you have to pay attention to its gorgeous coat. In addition to a biweekly or monthly bath, brush it day with its cloak a metal comb, so you will eliminate tangles and keep its hair strong and shiny.

One of the conditions more common in longhaired cats is the formation of phytobezoars, better known as balls of hair, which can trigger problems choking and intestinal obstruction. We will administer paraffin oil, malt syrup or even butter.

Whoever has this cat as a pet has a very loyal friend, who likes to enjoy its pampering belly up Purring to arouse their interest.

Sometimes females show your loyalty and trust, allowing us to enjoy and participate from their births.

It is not considered a ‘charlatan’ as usually not Meow. Its active temperament fits tight spots, allowing it to live in small sites. Their friendly and affectionate behavior makes it one of the breed suitable for living with children.

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Types of Siamese cats Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:57:00 +0000 Siamese cats are the most well known that there are. However, in this same race, there are a number of variants of Siamese that change of tone. Their common features are a lean and muscular, with body sizes that vary; a head frontally is an equilateral triangle with oriental eyes of deep blue color.

Some types of Siamese cat:

-Seal points: is normally associated with this breed. You could call it the original color. It consists of a color that is dark brown mixed with cream-colored body.

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-Lilac points: the color scheme consists of a pink grey for the nose and pads along with color magnolia in the rest of the body.

-Blue points: for a long time was considered as a variation of Seal point. Currently it is known as Blue point and consists in not an actual blue. The body in white and is combined with touches of blue grayish.

-Chocolate points: equal the Blue point were seen initially as a variation. Their colors are ivory body with a tone chocolate pudding for the rest.

There are also other types of Siamese that arguably are the multicolored. Among them are the Tabby point, Tortie Tabby point and the Tortie point.

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Burmilla cat Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:33:12 +0000 This breed of cat is relatively new, since until 1994 it was not recognized by the international feline Federation as such. It’s a mix of Burmese and chinchilla Persian, which was fortuitously conceived in United Kingdom. It is usually called silver cat.

It is a medium cat compact appearance. Their most distinguishing features are his large green eyes framed in black and a mark on the forehead in the shape of “M”. It has strong muscles and a spine straight and level. The tail ends in a rounded tip and the head is flat and triangular. His hair is short, very bright and with a silver-colored base, although on occasions it may be white. There are parts of your body such as the face, back, belly and tail which are usually of a shade darker than the rest of the coat.

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It has a gentle, docile and calm temperament. It is very affectionate and playful, ideal for living together with children and other animals. They love home life, although they occasionally escape to explore outside. Tends to be very persuasive when he wants something called our attention with constant meows until Let’s case it requires. A curious fact, the Burmilla will need a good scraper. It is true that all cats need it for your nails, but in this case goes further, because this race uses it as a game, that you can spend hours and hours playing.

Regarding their care, it is not a too meticulous cat, so it is enough to brush their fur from time to time to remove the dead hair. Nor has characteristic conditions in this race. It is a very healthy cat, which does not give any problem.

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The American Curl Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:00:32 +0000 Lately, whenever we present a new breed of cat has some peculiarity that makes him special. This week we have to make known to the American Curl, a feline little present in Europe whose unique feature is its rolled ears.

The American Curl comes from the United States, specifically in Lakewood (California). It was in 1981 when the Ruga family cat gave birth to four kittens, two of which had curled ears. Shulamit’s mother also had this peculiarity.

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A recognized standard

A family friend who was engaged Ruga breeding Shulamit introduced cats and their kittens to an exhibition. It was there where he began selective breeding of this breed.

Since 1985, the standard of the American Curl is recognized by TICA (The International Cat Association) and since 1991 by the CFA (Cat Fancier’s Association). It is a barely reaching Europe, only a few copies to France and Britain.

Ears rolled

As already mentioned, the most striking of the American Curl are curled or folded ears. They are broad at the base, with rounded tips and large compared to other cats.

This curvature, due to a genetic mutation begins the fourth day of life, but ultimately does not reach three or four months. The ears are on a medium head and elongated. The nose describes a gentle curve, and is straight. Its snout is rounded and firm chin. The eyes are very large, and are separated. They are almond shaped, and can be any color.

Physical Characteristics

The body of these cats is medium, weighing 3 to 5 kg. Your bones and muscles are neither very strong nor very thin. The legs are provided with the body, and the above are shorter. The feet are round and medium.

The tail reaches the same length as the body. It is wide at the base and thin, rounded at the tip. The American Curl hair can be of two types: semi-long or short. The semi is the most common, and in both cases it is fine and silky. Hair may be any color.

A friendly character

The American Curl retains its sympathy adult puppy, but with age becomes more balanced. The maturity of these cats come within two or three years, and before that, loves to play and mischief. With maturity, achieve balance.

They feel much attached to their owners, and are sociable and sensitive. They get along well with other cats, with dogs and children, whom they see as playmates. The American Curl mew not too.

American Curl Care

The American Curl does not require more care than any other breed of cat: must brush them often, provide a healthy diet based on dry feed (which will prevent the formation of tartar on teeth) and apply cream of Malta so that no form hair balls. They are able to live in an apartment, although they prefer to have a courtyard in which to play outdoors and lie in the Sun.

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