Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Choosing the Right Flea Medicine

The only way to find out if you are buying the right flea medicine for your cat is to talk to your vet first. They are most knowledgeable in this department. Some flea medications out there can fool you by advertising that they are just as good as the leading brands like Frontline and Advantage. They are not the same. Although these top brands are more expensive, they are proven to be the best for your cat and most effective.

Some people make the mistake of using dog flea medicine on their cat thinking that it's the same thing, which it is not. This can be very dangerous for your cat and possibly deadly. The dosage is completely different for dogs and cats. When talking to your vet about cat health care, they will advise you of the same thing. It can be different for some breeds than others and age is also a big factor.

Choosing the right flea medication for your cat is very important. If it doesn't work, they will still be uncomfortable and continuous flea infestation can lead to much bigger and more serious health problems. If the first one doesn't work you do have to wait a certain amount of time before you can apply another one. It should say on the box how long to wait before you apply another dose or you can ask your vet.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Shorthair Cat Breeds

Living with cats and dogs is a great opportunity that not everybody gets to enjoy. Vacuuming pet hair up from on top of the couch, under neath the sofa and every nook and cranny around the home gets to be a pain in back after a while. This is why many people seek after short haired cat breeds that don't shed as much hair as longer and arguably more beautiful cat breeds.

Not as mangy but just as fun to play with these short haired cats are great to have around the house with almost any family.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

American Shorthair Cats


This striking cat is in the top ten most favorite breed of cats according to the Cat Fanciers Association. It is widely believed that the American Shorthair is descendant of British cats that came to North America on board ships who's job it was while on board was to keep down the rodent population...When they made it to America they sort of jumped ship. Through careful breeding, to develop certain traits, in this century we have created the American Shorthair of today.


He is a well proportioned cat...solid and muscular with a tail that suits his body in girth and length. He has a broad chest and nicely rounded feet. With a handsome coat that is short, and stupendously soft. The coat itself comes in a wide array of colors, color combination and colors that pair with only certain color of eyes...for example blue eyed white, odd eyed white, or gold eyed white...not to mention all assorted tabbies including mackerel tabby pattern, bi colors, parti colors and shaded...you have them all.

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Very intelligent the American Shorthair also comes equipped with a sweet disposition and makes a good hunter which comes in handy if you live in the country. The American Shorthair is a great addition to the family. He handles himself well with children and other pets in the home. They are fairly docile and compliant.