What is a Cheetoh Cat?

Have you ever thought that you would love to have an exotic-looking cat? If so, have you ever heard of a Cheetoh cat? These cats are a cross between an Ocicat and a Bengal, and they have the jungle lineage of the Asian Leopard cat. These cats have a combination of spots and striped markings, and they are extremely friendly and loveable. This type of cat was bred with one purpose in mind: to create a large, exotic looking cat that was highly intelligent, without adding any wild blood to the mix so it is docile, friendly, and safe for all, including children. Keep reading to learn more about the Cheetoh cat.

Is This a Registered Breed?

A Cheetoh cat costs around $800 from a breeder, and yes, this is a registered breed with the United Feline Organization since November 2004. The International Cat Association (TICA) lists this breed as an “experimental breed,” which is the first step in the process of becoming a registered breed with this association. Cheetoh breeders are working towards the goal of this becoming a recognized, registered breed all over the world.

How Big are These Cats?

A Cheetoh cat is actually larger than the breeds it came from, the Bengal cat and Ocicat cat, and these cats can be as large as medium-sized dogs. The male Cheetoh weighs between 15 and 23 pounds, while the females usually weigh around 15 pounds. A lot of people wonder why these cats would be larger than their original parents. It all has to do with genetics, and it is very difficult to explain so the layperson can understand. The Liger is another great example of this. This is a cross between a lion and a tiger, and is often much larger than its parents.

Do All Cheetoh Cats have the Same Markings?

The Cheetoh is a muscular breed that is extremely agile and graceful compared to other breeds of cats, and has that walk that makes it always look like they are stalking something. They all have spotted and striped markings, but this is not to say that they all have the same markings. There are a variety of variations in their colorations, including the following:

Black and Brown Spotted Sienna

These cats can be various shades of rust, including sorrel, tawny, mahogany, and tawny. They have black, brown, and tan markings, with light markings around the eyes. Their whisker pads, chins, chests, bellies, and the insides of their legs will preferably be white. It is also preferable if they have black markings or spots around their eyes and other parts of the face. The nose is generally reddish, and their eyes can be a variety of colors, from gold to green.

Black Spotted Smoke

This version has an overall color that is dark gray, and there are shades of white, black, and gray mixed in. They have very distinct spot patterns, which will appear on the shoulders and down the back, often looking like a cape when they are kittens. Preferably, there will be light or white bars going across the back of the ears, as well as light markings around the eyes. Preferred markings also include black spots around the eyes and on the face. The eyes can be bronze, gold, green or brown, and the paw pads and tip of the tail are black.

Black Spotted Silver

This version has an overall color that is silver, with the gorgeous black stripes, spots, and rosettes. There should be a lot of contrast in the colors, and ideally, there will be black marks or spots on the face, as well as white bars behind their ears. There may even be a frost of gold across their backs and shoulders. Often, the nose is reddish, and has a black outline. The paw pads and tip of the tail are generally black. The eyes can range in color from bronze to copper to green to haze.

Lynx Pointed

This Cheetoh cat has a snow-white body with light grey shading on their backs and rumps. They can also be buff or light gray. This coloration often includes gold or buff colored spots on the body and the belly, and ideally, there will also be spots on the legs. The tail is black and striped with rings. Their faces have gold or buff markings and spots, and their ears are light grey or buff, with a bit of black at the points. Ideally, there will be white lines across the backs of the ears. Their paw pads and tail tips are black, and they have deep, bright blue eyes.

This video tells you additional facts about the Cheetoh cat:

Conclusion

If you are looking for a pet that has a wild and exotic look, but you want a pet that is going to be loving and safe around children, you should consider getting a Cheetoh cat. These cats have lovely dispositions, and even the males show maternal characteristics towards the younger ones. They are rarely hostile, and they don’t antagonize. The Cheetoh cat makes an ideal family pet.

Black kitten: Tuxedo Cats

Guess who is always ready in their tux and ready to party? If you own a tuxedo cat you are privy to a permanently dressed-up feline companion. This adorable cat is one of the most common domestic cats and that’s most likely thanks to their markings.           

What’s The Name All About?

The term ‘tuxedo’ describes the cat’s interesting coat, rather than its breed. Just like the calico cat, they are bi-colored, but in general ‘tuxies’ have white and black fur. Because tuxedo is more of a pattern than opposed to breed, they can either be long- or short-haired, pure or mixed breed.

They are also considered to be a black cat breed but with some white patterns that makes it look like a tuxedo.

The Tuxie Temperament

According to most owners and tuxedo cat lovers, these feline friends have an easy-going temperament and are happy, relaxed and quite dog-like in terms of personality traits. These kitties are born wearing their formal attire and look dashing from the get-go.

It is said however, that the tuxedo cat has superior intelligence. Nothing has yet been proven, but it would sure be interesting if one could determine more about a cat’s personality and intelligence by looking at their coat color. Because genetics decides the length, pattern and color of a cat’s fur, it’s reasonable to think these genetics may also determine other traits.

Tuxedo cats are rather vocal in comparison to most other cat breeds, and are strong and independent in character. They are generally completely comfortable whether they have company around or not; as a result, they can sometimes wind up getting into trouble, but always find a way to be home just in time for a meal.

Lifespan

Should your tuxedo cat be kept indoors, they have a greater likelihood of living longer than their brothers and sisters who freely roams outdoors. Providing that you ensure your feline friend receives great care, feed them cat foods that are healthy, keep them at a healthy weight and take them for regular vet visits, your cat can have the potential to live up to 15 years of age and sometimes beyond.  Most tuxedo cats won’t surpass the 20-year mark.

Allowing your cat outside doesn’t necessarily have a negative impact on your kitty’s lifespan, but be sure to keep an eye on them while they're outside, especially if you're having weather that is very cold or very hot.

A great way of keeping a limit on your cat’s outdoor time is to install a cat flap that allows them to access the outdoors only when you want them to.

Famous Tuxedo Cats

Most notably, Socks lived with President Clinton along and his family in the White House. Socks was the inspiration behind a few children’s books and has even been even featured in a TV sitcom and a comic strip.

The famously mischievous feline in the Dr. Seuss classis, the Cat in the Hat, was also a tuxedo. Several cartoon cats were tuxedos too: Sylvester of Looney Tunes and Felix the Cat graced our TV screens with their usual cuteness.

In 2012, a cat called Stan ran for the office of mayor in Halifax, Canada. Tuxedo Stan’s political stance brought attention to the problem of stray cats in the area and promised voters a city-sponsored neuter/spray program if he were to be elected.

It is said that Sir Isaac Newton, Beethoven and Shakespeare had tuxedo cats and there is one such cat named Sparky, that inherited $6.8 million in 1998 when his owner passed away.

Fun Tuxedo Facts

Tuxedo cats are the most talented domestic cat swimmers. Most cats hate water, but when placed in this almost unfortunate situation, these kitties have the athletic ability and strong back legs that make them excellent swimmers.

These friendly cats are extremely intelligent. While there haven't been any studies to clarify how and why they are superior in that aspect, the experiences of their owners gives us more than enough data.

Should you be faced with a mouse problem in or around your house, you simply can’t fail with a tuxedo cat. Their stealth and patience allows them to be fantastic mouse catchers. Once they catch wind of a mouse’s presence, they won’t stop the hunt until the creature has been captured.

Here are some more facts about tuxedo cats:

Many cats show minimal interest in greeting their owners when they come home and often prefer to remain in snooze mode until they catch the sound of that famous sound of kibbles hitting the bottom of their bowl.  This is not the case for tuxedo cats. They are right inside your door once any small sound indicates that their human is home. Because of this, they are often seen as being rather dog like.

This list won’t be complete without mentioning their photogenic looks. Those striking eyes and bold contrasting fur patterns makes for an awesome Instagram post. Caption it well and expect those likes to come pouring in. Be sure not to pose with your cat if your ego can’t handle not being the center of attention.

Persian kitty: An Informative Glimpse into Their History and Nature

With their distinct features, Persian kitty or cat is considered the most popular pedigreed cat in Northern America. With a calm, almost poised demeanor, they became somewhat of a sought-after pet in the Victorian era. The Persian is the epitome of a lap-cat and is known for being undemanding in its nature – a perfect pet for someone who enjoys furry cuddles.

A Brief Look into the History of Persian Cats

Over time, the features of Persian cats have become exaggerated, but they are quite easily distinguishable thanks to their rounds heads, snub nose, chubby cheeks and a short body. The traditional Persian, however, does not have the extreme features that the show Persian has.

Many are aware that this ancient breed originated in Mesopotamia, which was thought to be a cradle of civilization. This area also later became Persia and is now present-day Iran.

This elegant breed’s hair occurred due to a natural mutation and most notably drew in the attention of 17th century nobleman in Italy and explorer, Pietro Della Valle, with its distinctive appearance. It was Della Valle who first brought the first longhaired cats to Europe in the year 1626.

Around the 19th century, when showing and breeding cats became popular, longhaired felines from Turkey, Persia and Afghanistan were simply known as “Asiatic” cats. As a result, they were frequently inbred. In 1871, Persian cats were one of the breeds that was showcased at the Crystal Palace Cat Show and it was Queen Victoria’s adoration of this breed that catapulted it into the realms of desirability.

Through very selective and specific breeding, cat enthusiasts began shaping the Persian into the adorable form we know today. They were bred to have round heads, short faces, snub noses, chubby cheeks, large eyes and a sturdy build. It was their fur that eventually grew longer in comparison to the Angora cat and not long after that, Persian cats also surpassed the Angora breed in the realm of popularity.

In the United States, the Persian cat was first introduced in the later years of the 19th century. They became even more of a household name than the Maine Coon, another longhair cat, and secured their place as a firm favorite. In less than a century, the Persian became an adored cat breed globally, prized for its gorgeous appearance and gentle personality.

The Persian Personality

These fluffy feline friends are as dignified as they are docile. They are generally known for their tender and quiet nature. The Persian is a glorious ornament in every household where they can lay in someone’s lap for long periods of time.  This is a breed that thoroughly enjoys being petted and nurtured. Persian cats are amazing companions for gentle children who will play with them and wheel them around in a stroller.

Persian cats carry an air of superiority and this applies to how they show their affection – they tend to be quite specific and a little on the picky side.  They save their attention for those they feel they can most trust, typically including family members and the rare guest.

Here's a short video guide and interesting facts about Persian kitty.

A loud, distracting environment is not the place for a Persian cat. They will retreat and become incredibly reserved.

Persian cats tend to prefer a peaceful home where there aren't a lot of big changes. Their expressive eyes and soft, pleasant voice allows them to communicate their simple needs: regular meals, minimal playtime using a variety of toy options, and plenty of love, which they obviously return a hundredfold.

Your Persian cat is very unlikely to climb up your curtains, jump onto areas that are off-limits, or even perch on very high features inside the house. They are perfectly content with hanging out on the floor or pieces of furniture they can easily hop onto. This is not a cat that you ever need to worry about when leaving for work. The Persian cat is more than happy to soak up the sun on a sofa, bed or chair until you are free to give them the attention they enthusiastically receive, but hardly ever demand.

Why Are Cats So Cute?

Just when did cats become domesticated? This is a puzzle that has delivered on many accounts, variations of when humans and house cats became affectionate toward each other. Maybe because of the cat's natural cuteness. But really, why are cats so cute?

The most common ancient history of the domestic cat dates back 4,000 years when ancient Egyptians first regarded the creature as sacred. They were seen as the masters of hunting and were widely worshipped like gods and that even includes the pharaoh.

It is said that the sentence for killing a cat was the death penalty and all pharaohs were mummified and buried surrounded by statues of the animal. This represented good luck and safe companionship in the afterlife. Towards the end of the Egyptian era, cats were sold to the Greeks and the Persians and made their way to the Middle Kingdom where an emperor of China sought out a luxurious pet during the Song Dynasty.

In China, cats were bred with many local breeds, which resulted in the Siamese and Burmese. The domestic cat trend moved across to neighboring countries that include Japan and India.

While all of this might hardly seem cute, it took quite some time before cats were actually embraced (so to speak) by millions of households who simply could not get enough of the furry goodness that cats provided.

Granted, not all people feel the need to profess their undying love for cats, but there is ample amounts of logic behind the reason why cat videos on YouTube are viewed in an effort to alleviate a miserable Monday mood or perhaps, to consider a domestic companion that lives by his own set of rules.

Let’s look at some logical explanations why we are so drawn to them and how this has, in turn, transformed them into the adorable pets we’ve been creating social media posts about:

Hot and Cold, Near and Far

Loving a cat at first is like falling head over heels for someone who is not quite into you. The spiritually independent nature of cats has for long been observed as cold and perhaps even disloyal, but in essence, it’s their ability to look after themselves that makes them even more attractive. 

That air of slightly aloof and unaffected behavior is what places us in a position of intrigue: a yo-yo effect that keeps us guessing whether our cats are actually our spirit animals or maybe just an ancient spirit in a cat’s body.

Love Me Tender

Its no secret that cats are quite frugal when it comes to showing their affection. It all depends on their nature, and their mood, for that matter.  Once you do get your cat’s affection, it’s almost like a victory. Our relationships with cats usually make us look like the fool, but heck, it’s a game that’s quite worth it.

I am Your Baby

The nimble bodies of cats makes it easy to pick them up and carry them around like a newborn child.  Contrary to popular belief, they actually enjoy being cradled in your arms and lulled to sleep. As you watch them fall asleep, you’ll look down in awe: “How cute is this cat?” That is, until they wake up and decide that they’ve had enough of you.

Did Curiosity Really Kill The Cat?

They tiptoe around new foreign objects that exude an air of mystery.  Perhaps you come home with bags full of shopping. Perched on the counter, cats will carefully inspect the matter at hand to quite possibly determine a threat or the possibility of a new plaything. Their curiosity is something to behold and it’s usually the fright-factor of a sound or sudden movement from this strange entity that usually results in a fit of uncontrollable laughter.

This is the part where we tell you to get a cat if you don’t already have one – that’s if you are up for the challenge.  The rewards of being a cat owner has its pros and cons, but in general, you’ll find that you can’t resist the ownership cats take in their environment and you’ll be forgiven for feeling betrayed when your cat is found roaming the grounds of your neighbor’s to such an extent that they choose to sleep over.

Just remember that you invested in a creature that loves chasing their own tail, place their paws in fishbowls and usually ends up playing games on your iPad with enviable prowess.

You can try to find out some of the ways to correct the cats behavior to your favor. 

And remember, when a cat picks you as their favorite person, you’ll have to go with whatever they require of you. What else can you expect from a creature that has been around since 8000 BC?

Orange Cat Names

It was Garfield who placed ginger cats on the map and not only did he become a household name, he also became the namesake of thousands of other ginger cats. Let’s just say that there is nothing wrong with ‘recycling’ a cool name such as Garfield, but you’ll want to let your cat’s personality shine through in its own, unique way, so here's a few but great list of orange cat names for your adorable, cuddly and cute fur-end.

In the United States, these feline companions are often simply referred to as orange-colored cats and in the United Kingdom as well as many other countries their coloring is noted as ginger.

It’s no secret that many are familiar with the approachable, friendly temperament of these felines. It is also thought that white cats tend to be more aloof, while black cat breeds tend to be more mysterious. Naturally, these kinds of thinking are only stereotypes of various colors within the cat world, but it does show just how adored ginger cats often are.

So, if you are going ginger, let’s help you out with some clever names that each has their own little ‘orange touch.’

  • Amber – Usually known a tree resin that has been fossilized and has a bright, yellow-orange coloring
  • Annie – The most famous redheaded orphan to date
  • Apricot – Sweet, soft and comes in a light shade of orange
  • Archie – If you are into Riverdale, you’ll know that Archie Andrews has a head full of healthy, red hair
  • Butternut – You’ll probably never look at this orange vegetable the same way again
  • Butterscotch – A sweet confection and a very cool choice for your equally sweet ginger cat
  • Cheddar – A popular cheese that makes for a really cute cat came
  • Cheeto – A definite option if you are into this cheesy chip, or think that your cat might be too
  • Chester – Chester is the well-known mascot of the Cheeto’s brand
  • Clementine – A sweet, small fruit that functions a very cute name for your ginger kitten
  • Copper – A good choice if you think your cat’s coat resembles this orange-gold metal
  • Coral – This color is blended with some pink, but is still orange in its base
  • Curry – A popular Indian food item that has a distinct orange and yellow blend
  • Daphne – The heroine in Scooby Doo sported some gorgeous ginger locks
  • Dorito – A cheesy, crispy snack that’s loved by many. It can be a really cool cat name too
  • Ernie – A well-known orange Sesame Street puppet, with a bright personality
  • Fanta – The fruit-flavored soda brand has more than 100 flavors to its name, but orange is by far the one that stands out most
  • Ginger – Consider this your ginger-cat Bingo free space
  • Goldie – It’s got a slightly bossy feeling to it, but it works well
  • Honey – Warm, sweet and golden. Enough said
  • Lantana – An orange-colored tropical plant
  • Mango – This orange fruit serves ample amounts of flavor and could make for a great name for a ginger cat
  • Marigold – This gorgeous flower combines yellow and orange in a wonderful way
  • Marmalade – This fruit preserve is created using the peel and juice of citrus fruits that have been boiled with water and sugar. It makes for a very interesting name too
  • Nacho – It’s fun, fresh and feline!
  • Nectarine - This orange fruit definitely makes the list of cute cat names
  • Nemo – The adorable orange fish we all came to love in the movie called ‘Finding Nemo’
  • Nutmeg – An earthy, orange spice
  • Opie – Best known from the Andy Griffin Show, this character was a redheaded boy with a freckled face
  • Paprika – A spice with a great deal of flavor that comes in a reddish-orange color
  • Peaches – Your favorite fruit might just become your new cat’s name
  • Persimmon – An orange-colored, exotic fruit and an even better cat name
  • Poppy – This beautiful flower can offer plenty of cuteness to your feline companion
  • Pumpkin – A totally adorable name that would suit a slightly chubby cat
  • Rusty – Many know this as a great name for a human as well as a nickname for people who have red hair
  • Saffron – An orange spice that many find to be exotic and interesting
  • Simba – There is no way that this name cannot be included on the list. Thank you, Lion King
  • Sunny – No one can deny that these sweet cats don't look like a ray of sunshine
  • Sweet Potato – Yet another food item on the list, but also sweet and orange
  • Tangerine – This orange fruit has a sweet flavor that is sure to match the personality of a ginger cat
  • Tiger/Tigress – After all, these great cats do look a little bit like small tigers
  • Tigger – This is the perfect name for a ginger cat with a lot of energy
  • Winnie – Though he may be a bit lighter in coloring, this is a great name for a cat that reminds you of honey

Below is a short video guide on how to pick cat names:

It's really not that hard if you have one cat but it could be a something to think about if you have many cats at home. You can try to look for some cat name suggestions to help you out.

Black Cat Names for Your New Cat

It’s a sad fact that many black cats never get adopted from shelters, especially when they are some of the most beautiful cats you will ever see. When many people see a black cat, they are automatically superstitious, and think that the cat is going to bring bad luck.

In days past, black cats were associated with witches, and were said to be evil. But think about this. In North America, the superstition is that it is bad luck to have a black cat cross your path. In the UK, it is good luck. Now, doesn’t that just tell you that superstitions, at least this one, are a bunch of bunk?

If you are planning on adopting a black cat, congratulations. You are not only giving a shelter cat a fabulous home where it will be loved and cared for, but you are also bringing a sleek and gorgeous best friend into your life. You may be wondering what you should name your new furry friend. May we suggest that you take a look at some of the names on the following list?

Each has a description, and one may be the ideal name to suit the personality of your new pet. Many of these names are associated with the dark, including witchcraft, but they are still pretty cool names.

1. Grimalkin

If your cat is female, this is a great name, especially if she has a mean face. Grimalkin was a very mean looking female cat, and was associated with witchcraft in the middle ages. If someone were to possess a Grimalkin, it was proof that they practiced witchcraft and led to being burned at the stake.

2. Grimoire

Pronounced “grim-war,” this is the name given to a book of magic spells used by magicians and witches. Spells included creating magical objects, summoning the spirits, placing curses or charms on people, etc. You may already know about one famous Grimoire, “The Book of Shadows.”

3. Imp

This is an adorable name for any cat. An imp is a character from German folklore, a small goblin that was said to be very mischievous. How perfect is that for a cat, especially when cats are known for their mischievous nature? But, imps love friends, and they seek friendship, which is exactly what your shelter cat will need.

4. Raven

A black cat with sleek-looking fur would be proud to be called Raven. In folklore, ravens are said to be cunning and sneaky, which is the same personality we see in a lot of cats. Plus, ravens, like cats, are highly intelligent animals that can and do respond positively to interaction with humans.

5. Ebony

This is a different word for black, and it is a very nice name for a pet, particularly a black cat. If you are bringing home a male cat and feel that this name is too “girly” for your boy, shorten the name to “Ebon.” It sounds cool, and you can be guaranteed that no one else you know is going to have a pet with the same name.

6. Hollyhock

Here is an interesting and cute name for a black female cat. The Black Magic Hollyhock is a gorgeous black flower, and it is a great name for a black cat, especially if she is very fluffy. A luxurious looking cat deserves a beautiful and luxurious name, and Hollyhock fits the bill quite nicely.

7. Onyx

Onyx is a beautiful, shiny, black gemstone, and it is also a wonderful name for a black cat. The best part about this name is that it can work for both female and male cats. This would be the ideal name for a short-haired, black cat that has shiny, sleek fur that shines just like the onyx gemstone.

8. Ink

If you are an artist, you may like this name for your black cat. After all, you work with ink and other mediums, and black fur can be very inky looking. In fact, you could even call your cat “Inky,” which is not only an apt name for a black cat, but also a very cute one, and good for males or females.

9. Vader

Star Wars fans may love having a black cat named Vader. Of course, this is a name that is probably best for a male cat, since Darth Vader is a male. A lot of people jokingly say that cats are planning on taking over the world someday. Vader wanted to do the same thing, so what better name could you give to your cat?

For more black cat names appropriate for your cat, check the video below:

Conclusion

These are just a few of the cool names you can give to your new black cat. Another option is to combine some of these names to come up with something that is really creative, and truly unique to your furry friend.

Friendliest Cat Breeds

teenage girl hug cuddle cat in bed with book and lamp

One thing we will never understand is why cats have such a bad reputation as being unfriendly and sneaky. Okay, maybe cats are not quite as friendly (obnoxiously so) as dogs, but believe it or not, cats do love attention, and most are actually extremely friendly and loving. They enjoy being cuddled, even if it is on their own terms, and many cat breeds love to mingle with humans and other pets. Today we are going to take a look at some of the friendliest cat breeds, and tell you a bit about their nature. Let’s get started.

1. Sphynx

While some may not consider the Sphynx to be the prettiest cat in the world, no one can say that they aren’t one of the most lovable. Sphynx cats are extremely social, and they are completely devoted to their people. They will beg for attention, greet you at the door when you get home from work, and follow you all around the house. Did we mention that the Sphynx is also very vocal, and will want to talk to you all the time? This is a cat that can be trained, and they will learn how to play fetch with you, and then snuggle up in your lap for a rest afterwards.

2. Burmese

If you are looking for a cat that loves to be social with everyone, the Burmese is an excellent choice. These cats are stunningly gorgeous, but they don’t act snobbish about it. In fact, these cats even love a kiss from a dog! They are fascinated by both humans and other animals, and you can expect a Burmese cat to follow you everywhere, and, it will be “talking” to you the entire time. The biggest problem with these cats is that they want to be with you at all times, so they have absolutely no sense of boundaries. If you are on the toilet, they will be right there with you.

3. Abyssinian

The Abyssinian is another attractive and cute cat that is extremely friendly. This is a very energetic cat, so if you plan on getting one, make sure that you allow for plenty of play time, and that you have lots of toys around for when you are not at home. This is a cat that loves to mingle with humans and other animals, and is great to have in a home with multiple pets, and children. They are highly intelligent creatures, and they can easily be trained. They love to climb, and they are very agile at jumping. Believe it or not, they also enjoy swimming.

4. Siamese Cat

Forget about those two nasty cats in the Disney movie, “Lady and the Tramp.” Sadly, Siamese cats have the reputation of being mean and sneaky, and it is actually just the opposite. Sure, they can be sneaky at times, but all cats are sneaky when they want to be. This is a cat that loves people, and it wants to be right in the middle of everything. Siamese cats are highly sociable, and they love their cuddle sessions. They are also incredibly chatty, so you will have endless conversations with your furry friend. When you have a Siamese cat, you are never alone.

5. Ragdoll

If you are looking for a cat that is as beautiful as it is friendly, check out the Ragdoll. These cats are big, fluffy, and floppy (meaning they are easy going and good natured). They love affection, and will go limp as soon as they are picked up. They don’t limit their affection to their families either. These cats love everyone, and will snuggle with a stranger as easily as they will with someone that they already know and trust. This is a great breed to have around kids, because it is such a docile cat. In fact, it will even let the kids dress it up and take it for a ride in a doll carriage without putting up the slightest fuss.

6. Birman

Here is another beauty that wants to have lots of attention from its people. This is a cat that was once worshipped in temples in Burma for its beauty, and it is likely one of the sweetest, most docile, and most sociable of all cats. This is not a lazy cat, and it is not going to sit just outside the room, being aloof when you want to give it attention. This is a cat that wants to be noticed, and lavished with all of the attention that you can give it. Again, this is a breed that gets along well with other pets, including dogs, and it loves to be around kids.

For a longer list, here's a short video about the top 10 most friendliest cat breeds:

Conclusion

These are just a few of the friendliest cat breeds. But, you don’t have to get a specific breed to end up with a pet that is loving and loyal. Take a trip to your nearest shelter, and check out all of the pets that are available for adoption. You will find loads of cats that are just waiting for their furrever homes, and that will be the ideal addition to your home.

Cat Drinking A Lot Of Water?

How much water should your cat be drinking in the run of a day? Do you think that your cat may be drinking too much, or too little water? Generally, cats will drink about two millimeters of water per gram of dry food eaten. This may not sound like much, and it isn’t. While cats do need water to survive, they don’t need a lot of it. Below are some of the reasons why we see our cat drinking a lot of water.

It takes about 24 hours to replace 6 percent of a cat’s body weight with water. Cats that eat wet food require even less water. So, if your cat doesn’t seem to drink a lot, it probably isn’t anything to worry about. But, what if your cat is drinking too much water? Today we are going to take a look at reason why cats may consume a lot of water, and when to worry about it. You need to learn some of the differences of cat food to determine some factors.

How Much Water Should Your Cat Drink?

At the most, a cat should drink about a cup of water per day. There are occasions when some cats will drink more, just to get attention or because they have noticed a tap running and they want some. But, as a rule, they don’t need to drink much water. If a cat is drinking more than a cup of water daily on a regular basis, then there may be something to worry about, and you should seed advice from a veterinarian.

Why Do Some Cats Drink Too Much Water?

Drinking too much water can be a symptom of a variety of diseases, including the following:

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a disease that is caused by an insulin deficiency because the body is not able to use glucose properly. In humans, excessive thirst and urination are symptoms of the disease, and it is the same with cats. There are also other symptoms you should look out for, including weight loss, panting, halitosis, dehydration, vomiting, and overall tiredness. Cats that are diagnosed with diabetes must be treated with daily insulin shots. Without treatment, diabetes can cause blindness, in both humans and cats.

Kidney failure

Excessive drinking can also be a sign of kidney failure, also referred to as uremic poisoning. This health condition causes the kidneys to not be able to function as they should, and they will not be able to filter and remove waste.

There are many things that can lead to kidney failure, including urinary tract blockages, poisoning, blocked arteries, blood clots, infections, shock, and old age. Symptoms can include increased urination and spraying, a brownish color on the surface of the tongue, weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting. Kidney failure can be treated, depending on the cause. If left untreated, kidney failure can be fatal.

Glomerulonephritis

An inflammatory disease that affects the kidneys and causes them to not be able to filter blood properly through the body is known as Glomerulonephritis. This disease accounts for the loss of substances that a cat’s body require, including protein. Some symptoms of this condition include frequent urination, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, breathing difficulties, swelling of the abdomen and rectal area, facial swelling, and vomiting. It can be caused by many things, including infections, cancer, feline AIDS, and the feline leukemia virus, and it can lead to kidney failure.

Amyloidosis

When there is a lack of protein metabolism in the body, it is known as amyloidosis. The proteins that are not metabolized can end up deposited in a cat’s kidneys, as well as other organs, leading to organ failure. This is a very rare condition, but it can be fatal. Some symptoms include frequent urination, impurities in urine, facial swelling, abdominal swelling, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty in breathing. This condition can be treated if diagnosed in the early stages.

Hyperthyroidism

A common condition in cats that causes increased thirst is hyperthyroidism. This condition is caused by an overactive thyroid gland, and it can cause a number of issues, including weight loss, oily skin, acne, diarrhea, vomiting, and changes in a cat’s behavior. While none of these symptoms are life threatening, they can cause cats to feel very ill.

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Conclusion

If you notice that your cat has suddenly begun to drink a lot more water than normal, it is time to take them to the vet to find out what is wrong. Start monitoring how much water your cat is drinking each day so you can let the vet know. They will take a urine sample to correctly diagnose the cause of the excessive thirst, and then begin the proper course of treatment to ensure that your cat is on the mend and feeling better.

For preventive measures, you also need to learn what is the best diet for your cat as it can trigger some reactions which could cause your cat to be ill which results to higher fluid intake than their normal.

Do Cats Fart?

If you are asking if cats can fart, you probably haven’t been around many cats. While cats don’t fart as loudly as humans, they do indeed pass gas, and you can hear them do it sometimes (they burp too). The worst thing is, you can also smell it, and depending on what they have eaten, the smell can be pretty rank. Kittens also tend to give off a strong odor when they pass gas. There are several reasons why a cat might fart. For starters, if you give a cat a diet that is high in fiber, chances are that they are going to be gassy. Let’s take a look at some more things that would answer if do cats fart and what causes them to pass gas, and whether or not you should be worried about it.

Why Your Cat Farts

In most cases, if your cat farts, it is nothing to worry about. It is normal for cats to fart. In most cases, they are odorless, but there are times when the smell just might drive you out of the room. Several things can cause kitty flatulence, such as ingesting dairy. Contrary to popular belief, it really isn’t a good idea to give milk to cats, as they are actually somewhat lactose intolerant. Kittens do not need it either; they get what they need from their mothers’ milk.

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Another thing that can cause farting in cats is if they eat too quickly. When they do this, they tend to swallow a lot of air with their food. Their bodies need to expel this air, and it comes out either as burping or farting. Any dietary changes can cause cats to have stomach upset, which can lead to flatulence. You should also make sure that your cats can’t get into food that is spoiled, or into the trash, as they can end up eating stuff that will bother their stomachs. Hairballs are another culprit, and they can also lead to choking.

When to Worry About Cat Farts

As we already mentioned, most cat farts are nothing to worry about. But, there are some things to keep an eye open for, and notify your veterinarian if you do notice them. Farting may be a symptom of a more serious issue, especially when it is accompanied by tummy rumbling, stomach bloating, diarrhea, excessive gas, vomiting, bloody stools, abdominal pain when the belly is touched, loss of appetite, scooting, and excessive drooling.

When you bring your pet to the veterinarian, they are going to ask about their diet and eating habits. They will also conduct a full physical examination. They may also order x-rays or blood work to come up with a proper diagnosis. These tests are important, because if your cat has health problems that are causing farting, a proper diagnosis will ensure that you can get treatment for them. Some of the things that they may test for include inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, intestinal viruses, worms and other parasites, pancreatic problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and obstructions in the intestinal tract.

How to Reduce Your Cat’s Farting

Once you know for certain that your cat isn’t farting because they have a health issue, it is time to do something to keep them from farting all the time. There are things that you can do to keep your cat from being overly flatulent, including:

Reduce Fiber Intake

If your cat eats food that is high in fiber, start gradually reducing the amount of fiber in their diet. Do this by slowly changing to a food that is easier for them to digest. Your vet may have some recommendations on the right type of food and the easiest way to make the transition.

Smaller Meals

Do you give your cat one or two large meals each day? If so, and if your cat farts a lot, it may help to switch things up and give them several smaller meals throughout the day. It will help because they won’t be eating so fast, which means they won’t be swallowing any extra air when they eat.

Exercise

Make sure that your cat gets plenty of exercise. If they are an indoor cat, find games that you can play with them to keep them active. Use fun toys that make crinkly noises or have bells, feathered wands, etc. A favorite toy of most cats is easy to make, and won’t cost anything. Crumple up aluminum foil and make a fun ball for them to play with.

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Conclusion

Unless your feline friend has one of the health problems mentioned in this article, you don’t need to be concerned if they fart once in a while. If they fart a lot, then there are steps that you can take to help keep their tummy settled.

Cats that Don’t Shed

If you are a cat lover, but you don’t have one in your life because you are allergic to cats, rejoice! There are actually many different cat breeds that do not shed much or even at all in some cases, and it is the cat hair and dander that are the main causes of allergic reactions to cats in the first place. You may be surprised to find that there are even some long haired cats that are recommended for cat lovers who are allergic to cat hair. Today we are going to take a look at some of the most popular cats that don't shed.

1. Sphynx

Also referred to as a “hairless cat,” the Sphynx is a beautiful beast that loves to give and receive attention from their people. This cat isn’t actually hairless, but it may as well be. The hair it does have is nothing more than a very short (less than ¼ inch) downy coat. This cat breed is available in many different colors, and they are very lovable.

They do require a lot of warmth though, since they do not have fur to keep them warm. They also do not have hair to absorb body oils, so frequent bathing is necessary. They must be dried thoroughly after a bath to ensure that they are warm.

2. Cornish Rex

This cat breed does have a coat, but it is much shorter than that of an average cat, and much sparser. This cat has wavy hairs, and doesn’t have guard and awn hair layers. There is only the soft, downy layer, which isn’t going to shed much.

The Cornish Rex is a very playful cat, and it is highly intelligent. These cats really love their owners, and they are extremely friendly. Like the Sphynx, this cat requires a lot of heat, because there isn’t much fur to protect it from the cold. They also need lots of attention and affection, and require owners that are able to interact with them regularly.

3. Devon Rex

Another popular breed that doesn’t shed much is the Devon Rex. In fact, it has even less hair than the Cornish Rex. Their fur is down hairs only, so they have a soft, velvety feel and appearance. These are small cats that are highly energetic and intelligent.

They have a good sense of humor, and they are loads of fun to have around. This is a cat that loves to be with its people, and you will probably find yours in bed with you at night. This is also a breed that has a tendency to be overweight, because they really love to eat, and there is very little that they won’t eat.

4. Javanese

Here is a cat breed that has loads of fur, but isn’t going to be hard on allergy sufferers. This is because the coat, which is semi-long, is only made up of long, guard hairs, and there are no down or awn hairs. This means that a Javanese cat will shed about two-thirds less than other cat breeds.

These are attractive cats that are loaded with personality, and they are almost as chatty as Siamese cats. Javanese cats love interacting with their human family members, and they can even be trained to do a few simple tricks. You do have to watch this breed’s diet, because they will tend to overeat whenever they can.

5. Bengal Cats

If you would love to own an exotic looking pet, the Bengal is a great choice, and it doesn’t shed very much. This is a great cat for people who have allergies, or who simply don’t want to have to clean cat hair all the time. This is a small cat that was developed by cross-breeding domestic shorthair cats with Asian leopard cats. This is a friendly cat with a gorgeous, spotted coat that also has a bit of striping. Bengals are very vocal cats, and they are easy to train.

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You can even take them out on a leash for a walk. Their coats are not thick, so there isn’t much fur for them to shed. They also do not groom too much, so you won’t be exposed to the protein allergen that is found in cat saliva.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the breeds that don’t shed a lot or have a lot of dander. They are great cats for people with allergies, and they are easy to clean up after. They are all affectionate and intelligent breeds that love to get and give attention, and that would make the perfect addition to any home that loves cats.