Early Egyptians worshipped a cat goddess and even mummified their beloved pets for their journey to the next world—accompanied by mummified mice! Cultures around the world later adopted cats as their own companions. Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more. Protecting & improving cats’ lives is what Alley Cat Allies is about. We are a champion for the humane treatment of all pet, stray, and feral cats & kittens.
The CFP program enhances other veterinary programs because the content can be more in-depth because it is feline-specific – just about cats! In launching the new Cat Friendly Certificate programs, the AAFP will broaden the Cat Friendly program to all staff and expand its reach in order to greatly enhance feline healthcare. The Cat Friendly Certificate Program can make an immediate impact in the way in which you interact with cats and owners! Front office staff will be able to use their CFVA certificate and take a fresh look at the administrative, waiting room, and client/patient experience. Technicians and nurses can use the tools gained in their CFVP certificate to refine their skills in handling and interacting with their cats and clients. Veterinarians will be able to showcase their in-depth feline knowledge and skills on feline health care.
Unlike the tabby coat, a cat with a color-point coat features darker fur along the feet and tail, as well as their face. Most often, they are light brown, though the coat can be darker with age. The Siamese cat is a perfect example of this type of coat. Sometimes referred to as a “torte,” this coat mixes both black and orange, though the coat is sometimes accented by brown or gold. Most of the cats with these markings are female, but the males that have a tortoiseshell coat are almost always incapable of fathering young.
The effect of this on him was palpable and immediate, and she felt as if she were petting a large, skittish animal, like a horse or a bear, skillfully coaxing it to eat from her hand. With the drinks in front of him and the kiss behind him, and also maybe because she had cried, Robert became much more relaxed, more like the witty person she knew through his texts. As they talked, she became increasingly sure that what she’d interpreted as anger or dissatisfaction with her had, in fact, been nervousness, a fear that she wasn’t having a good time.
This surgery also prevents undesirable sex-related behavior, such as aggression, territory marking in males and yowling in females. Traditionally, this surgery was performed at around six to nine months of age, but it is increasingly being performed before puberty, at about three to six months. In the United States, about 80% of household cats are neutered. The shape and structure of cats’ cheeks is insufficient to allow them to take in liquids using suction.