Sick cat or kitten?I DO NOT give veterinary advice. Sick cats and kittens need to see a vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.
- Health, Feeding & General Cat Care
Basic cat facts, feeding, kitten care, senior cat care, euthanasia and bereavement
- Behaviour & Training
Behavioural quirks, problems and training; cat communication, intelligence and emotions.
- Neutering & Medical
Early-neutering, anti-neutering and some medical issues.
- Cat Rescue & Feral Control
Starting cat rescue, cat hoarders, humane feral control, the Australia feral cat problem.
- Breeding Ethics & Purported Breed Origins
Moggy-breeding, Designer Breeds, Extreme Typing, untangling breed origins
- Colours, Conformation & Fur Types
Colours, Body Types, Tail Types, Ear Types and Fur Types
- Basic Genetics for Breeders and Cat Lovers ** Tortie & Calico Tomcats
Genetics jargon explained, how inheritance works, mutation, cloning, tortoiseshell tomcats, mosaics & chimeras
- Cats & Cat Care Through The Ages
A decade-by-decade look at cat care.
- Historical Cat Books
- Historical News Cuttings
- Curious Cats and Medical Anomalies
Cabbits, Squittens, Winged cats and a library of medical anomalies intended as a resource for breeders, veterinarians and rescuers.
- Genetics Studies, Small Cat Hybrids, British Big Cats & Prehistory
Critique of DNA studies, facts and fallacies about domestic/wildcat hybrid breeds and the elusive "British panther".
- General Interest
Anything that doesn't fit in one of the other categories!
- Cat Breeds & Types (A-Z) - Recognised & Unrecognised
The web's most comprehensive list of breeds and varieties, living and extinct.
What breed is your cat? 90% of cats are random-bred. Without pedigree papers, a cat is considered random-bred regardless of looks.
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