Why do white cats make bad mothers?

White cats can be challenged in being good moms but compensate in using other senses if they are congenitally deaf

I think the question in the title is a little harsh and it needs to be discussed. Not all white cats make bad mothers. In fact, it might be argued that white cats don’t make bad mothers despite the fact that if the mother is completely white with blue eyes, they have a 60%-80% …

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White domestic cats often make bad mothers

Deaf white cats

The title sounds unfair and biased but it isn’t as it is based in biological fact. The prevalence of deafness in pure white domestic cats varies depending on whether they have two blue eyes (the highest proportion of deaf cats), odd-eye colour or non-blue eyes (least likely to be deaf in both ears). Where …

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Deafness in cats – causes, diagnosis and management plus dog info. too

deaf white cat MIkey

This article covers the causes, the breeds most commonly concerned, diagnosis and management of deafness in cats (plus info on dog breeds predisposed to deafness). It is closely based on a research paper called: AETIOLOGY, PREVALENCE AND DIAGNOSIS OF DEAFNESS IN DOGS AND CATS by George M Strain published in this instance by Science …

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Mikey: a beautiful soul who chose to be my friend when I really needed one

Mikey a deaf white cat of real beauty

Intro: This page was first published on April 10th 2014 and is republished because of its quality. “A Friendship is Born” by Jennifer Moore As I get older, I realize how many of the little things I tend to forget, sometimes big things too. Though, when I look back to 11 years ago, July …

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‘Unadoptable cats’ often simply need the right person to come along

Beautiful Sam a deaf cat and companion to Elaine

It’s useful to remind ourselves that there is nearly always someone who is suited to a so-called “unadoptable” shelter cat. It’s just a question of the one meeting the other. Here are two examples where the right person met an unadoptable cat and made them adoptable. The stories come from Cats Protection who worked …

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Cute all-white deaf cat vocalises her surprise and excitement when ‘owner’ turns up

There is a surprisingly high percentage of all-white deaf cats. This cutie is deaf and unable to hear her approaching human guardian which means she is more likely to be surprised by his/her close presence when he turns up. It is all very sudden. We know how cats are so sensitive to approaching people …

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