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.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) usually affects kittens. To date no cure has been found and it is fatal. There is a drug called polyprenyl immunostimulant (PI) that may prolong life in cats with the dry form of FIP. FIP, which attacks white blood cells, is believed to be a mutation of Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FECV)that […]
In April, 1866, over one hundred forty years ago, passersby spotted a gentleman named Henry Bergh explaining to the driver of a coal cart who was whipping his horse, that it is against the law to beat one’s animal. Henry Bergh thus earned the name of The Great Meddler. He was born in New York […]
Okay, so you have a dog that’s blowin’ off madly in all directions. I know you love your dog, but does the smell keep others from liking your dog as much as you do? Well, fortunately, there are solutions. Don’t feed your dog beans, broccoli, or foods like that. They cause as much gas in […]