Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas to Everyone

Have a Blessed and Merry Meowy Christmas to you! Luna, in behalf of 'Feline Lounge' would like to send you our warmest greetings.

I would like to share this video of Jingle Cats and I'm sure everyone will truly love.
Great job awesome and wonderful cats!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The FEMALE Cats and Spaying

The female cat reaches sexual maturity somewhere between five and eight months of age. The cat's heat season occurs twice a year and in each season she may cycle in and out of heat two or three times. Thus the female cat can be in heat many as six times a year.

A female cat is made incapable of breeding by a surgical procedure called ovariohysterectomy, more commonly known as spaying. This involves the removal of the ovaries and the uterus; the female's heat periods stop and she cannot, of course, have kittens.

Ideally, the female cat should be spayed at about six months of age, before the heat cycles normally begin, when the procedure is simpler and recovery faster. However, spaying can be done at any age with no lasting ill effects. Spaying while she's young significantly reduces the cat's risk of breast cancer and prevents infection of the uterus (pyometra). Spaying also stops her trying to escape from the house each time you open the door. And, most important from the point of view of your own convenience, the cessation of the heat cycle means you won't have a mob of very vocal feline suitors around your home anywhere up to six times a year.

Spaying does alter the metabolism of the female cat to some extent, and she may put on weight unless her diet is controlled.

Spaying is done under a general anesthetic. An incision is made in the abdomen, the ovaries and uterus removed, and the incision closed with stitches. Th cat must be kept quiet for three to four days, and the stitches can usually be removed after ten days.
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Classy Cats

If you're looking for a cat with class, the following are some of the pure breeds you can choose from. These are the twelve most popular breeds:

Thought to have descended from the cats of ancient Egypt. Looks like a miniature cougar. Gentle, affectionate and playful. Very intelligent. Soft, resilient coat that's easy to care for.

Basic, domestic, mixed breed cat. Loyal family pet for hundreds of years. Medium to large cat with short, thick coat. Very hardy.

Long-haired version of the Siamese. Long, silky coat. Gentle, curious and intelligent. Not as vocal as the Siamese.

Descended from Burmese/Siamese mix and developed through inter-breeding. Medium breed but heavy on the size. Short, glossy coat. Affectionate, very active.

Descended from a curly-coated English cat. Closed-fitting curled coat. Affectionate. Hardy. Very intelligent. Sheds little. Needs little grooming. Good for allergic people.

Persian-type long-haired cat with Siamese coloring. Affectionate, gentle but not good with small children. Requires daily grooming.

Traditional AMerican breed dating back to the early 1800s. Shaggy coat. Quiet. Intelligent. Good with children.

The famous cat without a tail. Originated on an island on the Irish Sea. Double coat. Lively. Curious. Intelligent. Affectionate. Very healthy.

Glamorous long-haired cat. Distinctive pushed-in "Peke" face. Result of over a hundred years of careful breeding. Gentle. Intelligent. Does not like to be held. Not good with small children. Requires daily grooming.

Attractive long-haired cat. Rabbit-textured coat. Intelligent. Placid. Affectionate.

Short, plushy coat with silver-tipped hairs. Originated in Scandinavia and North Russia. Very quiet cat. Affectionate. Loyal.

Exotic, streamlined cat. Blue eyes. Distinctive cream-colored body and darker "points" on face, ears, tail, legs and feet. Standard colors are seal point, blue point, lilac point and chocolate point. Temperamental. Very social. Loves human companionship.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cats and People: Comfortable Friends

The cat makes a delightful pet. Although very independent and requiring little care, a cat offers wonderful companionship in any type of environment, from high-rise apartment to country estate. And companionship is the major reason why people own cats. Despite their independence, cfats are highly affectionate and love to be petted, stroked, and fondled. They take care of themselves with the utmost skill and are highly entertaining. It's a lot of fun to watch a cat as he investigate sounds and movements. Because cats are so adaptable,and easy to care for, they make ideal pets for bedridden or elderly people who would be unable to provide the care and exercise needed by a dog.

Also, it has been scientifically proven that owning a pet is good for you. After generations of taking the complex human/animal relationship for granted, scientists are now documenting the beneficial effects of pet ownership.

As a result of scientific research, there is now medical evidence to prove that the company of a cat can do some people more good than sophisticated medications. Scientists have discovered that Americans who own a pet live longer than those who don't, and that in the act of petting a cat a person's blood pressure drops.

Remember that owning a cat is a long-term commitment. A healthy cat may well live 15 years or more. So that adorable kitten playing with the kids will still be around when the kids are in college or off on their own. And he'll still be your responsibility.
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