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.
If your pet is lame, either temporarily or permanently, you will have to make some changes in its care. Caring for a lame dog Lameness in dogs is very common and can be due to injury or a chronic condition. The first thing to do when you notice this problem is to take your dog […]
With winter, our heaters and fireplaces are working overtime. We enjoy the warmth they offer and our pets do too. But we need to be extra vigilant with pets as they don’t understand the dangers that these objects can pose. Here are some ideas to help keep your pets, your children and yourselves safe. If […]
Here is a partial list of flowers, plants and trees toxic to cats. For a complete listing, please go to the ASPCA website Aloe Amaryllis Yew Apple and Crabapple trees Apricot Tree Lilly Family of plants Asparagus Fern Avocado Azalea Baby’s Breath Bird of Paradise Boxwood Ivy Family of plants Buttercup Caladium Gardenia/Cape Jasmine Privet […]