What breed is your cat? 90% of cats are random-bred. Without pedigree papers, a cat is considered random-bred regardless of looks.
SITE OVERHAUL IN PROGRESS!
BEHAVIOUR & MEDICAL
BEHAVIOURAre Dogs More Faithful Than Cats?
Cats and Babies Can Coexist!
Cat Chat: Vocal Communication
Cat Communication: Body Language
Cat Sex: A Quick Guide to Cat Sexual Misconduct
Do Cats Dream?
Do Cats Have Emotions?
Do Cats Have Intelligence?
Effects of Quarantine on Cats - Case Studies
Felines Fostering Other Animals
First Impressions - Introducing a New Cat
Food Burying and Toy Dunking
House Soiling Problems
Nervous and Aggressive Cats (Non-Ferals)
Night-Time Calling (Age/Insecurity Related)
Pica: Eating the Inedible
The (Un)sociable Cat?
NEUTERINGEarly Age Neutering - Resistance in the 1990s
Early Age Neutering- Increasing Acceptance in the 21st Century
MEDICALBlood Group Incompatibility In Cats
Feline Perception of Pain
Help, I'm Allergic to the Cat!
Lyme Disease In Cats
Medicating Your Cat - Tips and Tricks for Tablets
Radial Hypoplasia (RH) & Femoral Hypoplasia (FH)
Tea Tree Oil - Toxic to Cats!
Twisted Limbs in Kittens (Cause and Treatment)
Zoonoses - Diseases Spread from Cat to Man
RESCUE & FERAL CONTROL
PEOPLE ISSUESAnti-Neutering Lobby
Anti-Neutering linked to Castration Anxiety?
Cat Collectors (Cat Hoarders)
Cat Population Control Vs Discovering New Breeds
Cats or Bloodsports - Which is More Cruel?
"Designer Breeds" Myths
Moggy (Mutt Cat) Breeders - No Friend to Cats
SO YOU WANT TO START A CAT SHELTER?A British Shelter in the 1990s
Casebook (Some photos may cause distress)
Cat Work & Feral Control in Ethnic Communities
Kenya Society for the Protection & Care of Animals
Pedigree Shelter Cats and Pedigree Lookalikes Gallery
So You Want to Start a Cat Rescue Shelter?
Tales from the World of Cat Rescue
MISSING CATSThe Cat Fur Trade
Cat Theft for Classroom Dissection Studies
Missing Cats and Stolen Cats
FERAL CATSAmerican Feral Cat Problem (1990s)
Australian Cat Dilemma (Summary)
Australian Cat Predicament (In Depth)
British Feral Cat Control
Do Pet Cats Contribute to the Feral Cat Problems?
Feral Cats - Extermination is not the Answer
Myth of Giant Feral Cats
Homing Feral & Other Outdoor Cats (Guidelines)
Stray Cats Are Not Just Somebody Else's Problem
Taming Feral Kittens and Cats
TED Case Study: Australian Feral Cat Dilemma
Wildlife Enemy #1 or Convenient Scapegoats?
BREEDING & GENETICS
BASICSBarrington Brown (Recessive Brown)
A Plain English Guide to Colours and Patterns
A Plain English Guide to Conformation Basic Colours of Self (Solid) Cats Beautiful Bicolours - Tuxedo and Magpie Cats
Colourpointed and Masked Cats
Eye Colours in Cats
Satin, Glitter and Grizzle in Cats
Silver and Gold - Smoke, Shaded And Tipped Cats
Striped, Spotted and Ticked Cats
Tortoiseshell and Tricolour Cats
White Cats, Eye Colours & Deafness
GENETICSBasic Inheritance and Cell Division
Genetic Anomalies of Cats
Genetics Jargon File - Plain English Meanings
Gene Loci, Alleles & Phenotypes (Colour & Type)
Gene Symbols for Feline Mutations
Influence of the Father on Kittens' Temperaments Is Coat Colour Linked to Temperament?
New Mutations - What Next?
Pros and Cons of Cloning
Pros and Cons of Inbreeding
Pros & Cons of Mutation & Why Mutation Can't Be Eliminated
BREEDING PRACTICES & ETHICS
Cat Registries (A Broad Definition)
CONFORMATION & FUR TYPECurled, Curved and Folded Ear Cats
Curly Tailed Cats (Gallery)
Dwarf, Midget and Miniature Cats (General Information)
Dwarf, Midget and Miniature Randombred Cats
Dwarf, Midget and Miniature Purebred Cats
Polydactyl (Hemingway) Cats
Rex1: Hairless & Sparse-Coated Cats
Rex2: Rex and & Curly-Coated Cats
Rex3: Wirehair & Broken-Coated Cats
Tailless, Bobtail and Curly Tailed Cats
Mosaicism, Tortie Tomcats, Genetically Impossible Kittens and Gender Anomalies
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