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What Color Is Your Cat?

What Color Is Your Cat?

Learn the various genetic influences that make up the kaleidoscope of coloring found in the cat world, and what makes your particular cat unique.

May 2018 - Among many other things, cats are appreciated for their colorful fur. When it appears that we’ve seen every shade imaginable, a cat of a different color shows up! Genetics is the key to this kaleidoscope of cat colors and patterns.

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nasopharyngeal polyp

Nasopharyngeal Polyps in Cats

Once a definitive diagnosis is made, there are two ways to remove these aggravating polyps but it depends on how advanced the signs are. Here's why.

Wheezing, sneezing, teary eyes, nasal discharge and the sound of labored breathing are among the clear indications that a cat is experiencing an upper respiratory disorder of one kind or another. These signs usually indicate a transient viral infection that will resolve within a week or 10 days.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Cats

Stem Cell Therapy for Cats

So far, conditions like gingivostomatitis, IBD and asthma have responded favorably to this treatment.

Stem cell therapy is regarded as having enormous potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases in both people and animals. The use of bone-marrow derived stem cells is already well established in the treatment of human cancer patients. As a result, veterinary applications for bone-marrow stem cells are now being evaluated, as well.

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Cat Photograph

Capturing That Kodak Moment

Cats won't say 'cheese,' but there are some expert tricks to help you get good shots. The best part is that you don't need a fancy camera. Here's how.

The truth is that cats are generally regarded as non-compliant subjects, and that most professional photographers get few requests to train their lens on them. “Cats, being notoriously cantankerous and uncooperative, will most likely get up and move once you have placed a light near them,” says Michael Weymouth, a commercial photographer who works from his Weymouth Design office in Boston. That makes it difficult to set the stage, so to speak.

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