Stella Gaylor: An Interview with an Exemplary Breeder of Maine Coon Cats
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I promised to interview Stella Gaylor, an experienced, knowledgeable and responsible breeder of Maine Coon cats after reading the many thoughtful comments and questions on my blog about Persian cats. Stella Gaylor’s reputation as a responsible and ethical breeder and … please continue reading

We like pets that look like babies
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We tend to like pets that look like babies and some breed standards go for that look: round heads and big eyes. Do all breeders understand the consequences of their actions? I am not against dog and cat breeders. I … please continue reading

Tigers as Pets: The Pinnacle of Self-indulgence
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There are many declawed and even detoothed tigers as pets. People like to think they are sort of overgrown tabby cats. They just have to have one, in the same way they have to have a new and larger car … please continue reading

Are Cat Breeds Less Healthy than Random-bred Cats?
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I don’t think you can generalize and say that cat breeds are less healthy than the rest of the cats. There is, though, a feeling that inbreeding, a part of creating cat breeds, leads to less healthy animals because inbreeding … please continue reading

Immune systems of cats weakened by Cesarean births?
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Is it possible that Cesarean births of kittens are responsible for immune related and undefined health problems in pedigree, purebred cats (and less often, in random bred cats)? Apparently, Persian cats are prone to difficulties giving birth and C-sections are … please continue reading