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Aggressive Maine Coon given a long course of an antidepressant

Fluvoxamine (Luvox) given to an aggressive Maine Coon cat which cured him

I am reading a short summary on the treatment of an aggressive Maine Coon cat. The summary does not paint the entire picture which in one way makes it interesting and in another it makes it irritating. There are some holes in the story. This is the story: a Maine Coon cat was being aggressive …

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Inbreeding of purebred cats can cause unnecessary suffering during their lives

Animal welfare laws don’t apply to the INBREEDING of purebred dogs and cats which causes harm

It seems to me that animal welfare laws which are usually under statute (an ‘act’) don’t apply to dog and cat breeders or any other breeders for that matter in respect of an important aspect of their work: inbreeding. But they should. Perhaps I’ve got this wrong but I don’t recall any dog or cat …

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Vikings brought the cat to North America?

Did the Vikings bring the first domestic cats to North America?

There’s been quite a lot of discussion about the first domestic cats in America. We are sure that early Americans, around 10,000 years ago, did not domesticate a wild cat species and thereby create the first domestic cat. That happened in and around what is now Syria with the North African wildcat. So, the only …

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Cat personality - 5 aspects

Infographic on 5 aspects of domestic cat personality

This is an attempt to list in an infographic some salient points about domestic cat personality which is a big topic. I am touching on some well-known and less well-known aspects of domestic cat personality in the infographic. Assessing cat personality can be problematic. Firstly, humans are feeling their way in the dark and secondly …

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Maine Coon muzzle in relation to CFA breed standard

Infographic on extreme Maine Coon muzzle versus Grand Champion muzzle

The Maine Coon muzzle is a part of this cat breed’s anatomy which cuts it out from the pack of other cat breeds and tells us that we are looking at a Maine Coon. There are other appearance features which achieve this including the overall size, the lynx-tipped ears, the shaggy, medium-longhaired coat and sometimes …

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Maximus enjoys his cappuccino

Maine Coon is treated to a ‘cataccino’ at Starbucks in adorable video

Maximus the Maine Coon visited Starbucks the other day and enjoyed a creamy cappuccino which you can see in this adorable, viral video. It’s all about the cream and not the coffee. The video starts with an image of the Starbucks menu which includes a “Pup Cup”. We are used to seeing dogs eat anything …

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Maine Coon says "How are you?"

Human: “How are you?” Maine Coon responds with “How are you?”

Some observers are saying that this is remarkable but I don’t think that it is. It is very cute, however. And it is an example of how cats are good observational learners. They learn from watching their human caregivers and in this instance, this intelligent Maine Coon has decided to copy the words of the …

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TikTok thinks 'Maine Coon' may be associated with hateful behavior

TikTok thinks that ‘Maine Coon’ may be associated with hateful behaviour

You can’t search for “Maine Coon” on TikTok because their internal search engine rejects the term as they think that it ‘may be associated with hateful behaviour’. It’s time to change the name of the Maine Coon ?. It is out of step with the woke era. It is a valid point, actually. The ‘Coon’ …

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