Non-Shedding Cat Breeds

Non-shedding cat breeds have become quite desirable and fashionable lately. To be clear, all animals - including people- shed not just hairs but skin cells.  So what we

are talking about here is an assortment of cats that won't be leaving their fuzzy mark on every couch and sweater in the joint. The Sphinx cat is not only hairless, but also exquisitely shaped and often quite cuddly. Naturally, hairless and non-shedding go hand and hand, but some curly haired cat breeds are non or very low-shedding as well and in some cases prove to be less irritating to folks with allergies. See also hypoallergenic cat breeds if this is a factor for you. Among these non-shedding cats the Peterbald cat, the LaPerm and the Don Sphynx have both furred and hairless individuals within the breed. Cats without hair are usually the result of a mutation and breed development requires lots of planning and care on the part of breeders. Enjoy the journey and always remember.......Cats Rule!King Cat

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Purebred Cats

Cats have been selectively bred for appearance and temperament for thousands of years no doubt starting with the first good mousers who made themseleves useful in the first farmhouses. Recently all sorts of exciting varieties have been developed including several non-shedding cat breeds and some fabulous felines like the Singapura which is one of the smallest. Along with different domestic cats there are an assortment of wild cat/domestic cat crosses that add lots of spice to the mix. Exotic cats are in vogue too. Many of the varieties of cats listed here are pedigreed and recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association(CFA), the world's largest cat organization. Check them all out in our exclusive -CatStats- fact files.

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Inside Cat or Outside Cat?

Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds that should never be outside cats. Hairless breeds like the Sphynx are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors. Docile breeds like the Burmese may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not otherwise encounter. Fred Flintstone put his saber-tooth out every night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and he was a saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little envy when we see our domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom. So what do YOU think ....Inside Cat or Outside Cat? Comment Here...

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