What family are cats in? The taxonomic family Felidae contains37 feline species, ranging from pumas, jaguars, lions, and the domesticated house cat. All these species are considered as, in broader terms, “felids” or “cats.” Felines are native to all parts of the world except Antarctica and Australia (humans introduced them to these locations much later). This article will explain what characteristics make cats unique, which species fall into the broader Felidae family, and how to learn more about your cat’s unique genetic history.
For both mankind and felines lice have proven to be a cause for discomfort and concern. Cat lice continue to plague cats all over the world, although it has become more rare in our day and age.
Cats, who are naturally not able to get rid of the infestation on their own, rely heavily on their owners to solve the problem. What do lice look like on a cat? How do you know if your cat has lice? What lice treatments are available to cats that are safe and reliable? All of these questions will be answered in the following article.
Porphyrias is a term for a group of rare metabolic disorders that affect a cat’s ability to produce heme. Heme is an essential part of hemoglobin—a protein found in red blood cells that brings oxygen from a cat’s lungs to other parts of their body. Different types of porphyrias can occur in cats, as well as in humans and other animals. In this blog, we’ll discuss acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) in cats, its symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated by veterinarians.
We're sharing details about an exciting improvement to the Basepaws report—one that helps us capture an even clearer picture of the colorful and unique "landscape" of your kitty's genome! Get all the details about this new update related to the genetic traits that are responsible for your cat's fabulous appearance in today's blog.
Cats are fascinating creatures with unique and mysterious qualities. From their playful antics to their luxurious fur coats, there's no denying that cats are truly captivating. One question that often arises among cat lovers is whether or not cats have belly buttons. In this blog post, we will explore the anatomy of cats and answer this age-old question.