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2012-01-30 18:15:00

Photos of Smeagol and Zizzles, the Super Model Sphynx Have Gone Viral Flaunting Their Fashion -- But the Creators of Sphynx Cat Wear Wants You to Know That Clothing Your Hairless Feline Helps All Cat's Hearts and Health as Well. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Smeagol and Zizzles, two Sphynx cats have been rocking the latest in feline fashion, all over the internet, yet the source of the outfits that they are wearing has remained a mystery until now. Sphynx Cat Wear...

2011-02-24 09:38:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PKD Foundation is today announcing that Mr. Dan Larson will be retiring from his long-time position as the Foundation's President and CEO, and will be transitioning into a new role as the Foundation's Senior Advisor and CEO-Emeritus. Mr. Larson began his work at the PKD Foundation in 1993, and has served as its President and CEO since 1994. In that role, he has directed the transformation of the organization from a small,...

2009-10-05 17:59:04

A California woman said bringing a pair of kittens into her house had an unexpected side effect -- turning her Siberian husky into a foster mom. Sarah Kidder said she came across the kittens and their guardian, a male cat she said she believes to be their father, while walking her 12-year-old dog, Tamerack, near her Oakland home last month, the Oakland Tribune reported Monday. Kidder said she discovered the cat and kittens had been abandoned by neighbors who moved away. She said she brought...

2009-07-28 00:47:58

People who own more than one cat are described as lonely, homebodies, cluttered and crazy cat ladies, a U.S. survey indicates. The survey found that 88 percent of multiple cat owners credit their cats with making their lives more fulfilling and rewarding, Pia Salk, a psychologist and spokeswoman for the Tidy Cats Campaign to End Cattiness, said in a statement. Most domestic cats live in multiple cat households. The Tidy Cats national survey reveals people who do not own cat describe 75...

2009-03-11 10:20:00

Award amount increases despite troubling economy KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PKD Foundation, the world's leader in PKD research, is once again teaming up with the International Society of Nephrology to honor three world renowned nephrologists with the 2009 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Dr. Corinne Antignac (Necker Hospital, Paris, France); Dr. Lisa Guay-Woodford (University of Alabama...

2008-11-25 17:52:15

A pedigreed Persian cat from Raleigh, N.C., has received its 39th Best in Show title at the 2008 International Cat Show in Atlanta. Brandon Moore, 22, said his 1-year-old black Persian, named Santos, was named the top cat from a pool of 730 during the weekend by judges from the Cat Fanciers' Association, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Tuesday. Moore and the cat's other owners said Santos has been named Best in Show at 39 of the 40 cat shows he has participated in, including shows in...

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2008-01-29 09:05:00

The Fertile Crescent of the Middle East has long been identified as a "cradle of civilization" for humans. In a new genetic study, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have concluded that all ancestral roads for the modern day domestic cat also lead back to the same locale. Findings of the study, involving more than 11,000 cats, are reported in the cover article of the January issue of the journal Genomics. "This study confirms earlier research suggesting that the domestication...


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2007-12-14 06:54:44

The Toyger is a cross between a striped domestic shorthaired cat and a standard Bengal tabby. Breeding began in the 1980s but only in 2007 was the Toyger allowed into full championship status. The breed was created by Judy Sudgen to inspire people to care about tiger conservation in the wild. The current version of the Toyger remains far from a tiger in appearance; however the striations and coloring are largely developed. By 2010 breeders hope to have achieved rounded ears and a wider nose...

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2007-12-14 06:09:12

The Serengeti is a breed that is still in development, but bred to produce a cat that looks like a Serval without having any wild cat blood. It is a cross between a Bengal cat and an Oriental cat. The Serengeti is a spotted cat with very large ears and long legs. Males can weigh up to 15 pounds and females up to 12. They come in a variety of colors and patters such as tabby, ebony silver, ebony smoke and solid black. Breeders are making attempts for other colors and patterns to be...

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2007-12-14 05:31:30

The Savannah is a cross between the Serval, an African wild cat and a domestic cat, typically the Egyptian Mau or another spotted breed. The Savannah, being one of the largest domestic breeds of cat, may weigh 10 to 40 pounds but are typically not much larger than 25 pounds. The coat of the Savannah depends on what breed is used for the domestic cross. Its coat can be tan with black or brownish spots, silver with dark spots, marble, or several other patterns. The wild look of the Savannah...

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2007-12-14 05:22:45

A Chausie is a hybrid between the Jungle Cat and a Domestic cat, typically the Abyssinian. A Chausie can weigh 15 to 30 pounds with the males being larger than the females. Their breeding began in the 1960s or 1970s to provide a safer alternative to having wildcats as pets. Because of their size, Chausies require much more space for activity. Like normal cats, they cane take up to 2 to 3 years to reach full size. There are not many known health issues associated with this breed, but they...

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2007-12-14 05:21:54

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelated. It is a medium sized cat weighing around 8-10 lb for females and 15 lb for males. They are a hybrid breed developed through a program of crossbreeding domestic cats with Asian Leopard Cats over several generations. The first three...

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