The statistics are different for calicos and torties. They are almost always female. As a matter of fact, only one in 3,000 kittens that are born to calicos and torties are male. Black and orange cats have 2 x chromosomes which make them female. The very rare kitten born with xxy chromosomes will be male. The xx chromosomes give the cat the black and orange color; the y chromosome makes it male. However those cats born with the xxy chromosomes are sterile so no more males in their future.
Infectious Canine Hepatitis is a contagious disease found worldwide. This acute liver infection affects domestic dogs as well as foxes, wolves, bears, coyotes and other carnivores. It is spread through feces, urine, saliva and nasal discharge of infected animals. It enters through the mouth or nose where it reproduces on the tonsils and spreads from […]
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The American Kennel Club (AKC) reported last year (2011) that pet theft rose 32% since 2007 when they began tracking petnapping. In New York City, the homebase of the ASPCA, they report that dognapping in particular rises every summer. Pet parents take advantage of the nice weather to walk their dogs more often, taking them […]