Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

Breed Profile: Colorpoint Shorthair

Colorpoint Shorthairs are the first cousins of the Siamese.

This breed is distinguished by its elegance in sixteen different "point" colors beyond the four Siamese colors. Half-siblings to the Siamese by virtue of their foundation and continuing breeding with the Siamese the Colorpoint Shorthair is a hybrid breed of the Siamese. Colorpoints circa 1947-48 are a far cry from their angular leggy descendants of today.

Today’s Colorpoints are the same structural standard of the Siamese with the only difference being their unique point colors.

 

STONE CAT RESCUE
Based in Stone Staffordshire
This small cat rescue started in January 2004 and has helped to find loving homes for many cats and kittens since. If you are in the Stone area and are looking for a new feline companion give them a call to find out about the fabulous felines currently in their care. All homes are visited prior to adoption.
Bric a Brac needed! Donations of good quality items (not clothes) are always needed to sell at boot stalls and fetes.
Tel: 01785 615963
Website:
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Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

Nutrition

Cats require a high protein / high fat diet which can be difficult to prepare yourself. Cats often become fussy eaters which leads to diet deficiency diseases.

The rules are:

  • Choose a complete diet with variety;
  • Feed little and often;
  • Don’t leave excess food in bowl;
  • See that feed bowls are scrupulously clean;
  • Do not feed liver as a major dietary component as it may causes skeletal problems;
  • Do not feed raw meat as the sole diet as this can also cause skeletal problems;
  • Do not feed dog food to a cat.

Most canned cat food is specially prepared with added vitamins and minerals. Feeding dried foods requires access to drinking water at all times without which the cat may develop a urinary tract problem.

Cats should have ready access to a plentiful supply of clean fresh water. Milk should be avoided as milk lactose is indigestible to most cats and may lead to diarrhoea.

Scratching Poles

Cats use their claws for climbing and for defence and usually keep them in immaculate condition. Cats may often sharpen their claws on a tree in the garden but some select furniture in the house and the resultant damage can be severe. It is best to provide a scratching post or cat tree for your cat and you should place this near its usual exit from the house. The most interesting scratching posts are those which have different kinds of surfaces. Make sure the post or tree is tall enough to that your cat can reach upwards with its front paws – above its head – and still have room to stretch and grab. If the tree is too short it may decide to use taller furniture.

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

Genetics for Cat Breeders and Veterinarians

Book Description

Robinson’s Genetics for Cat Breeders & Veterinarians 4th Edition is an essential purchase for all breeders of pedigreed cats practising small animal veterinarians and veterinary undergraduates. This fully revised edition re-establishes Genetics for Cat Breeders as the text of choice in the field of feline genetics.

Synopsis

The field of genetics has changed considerably since the first edition of "Genetics for Cat Breeders" was published in 1971. For decades the discussion of genetics was limited to observations of populations but now geneticists are beginning to look at the actual molecular mechanisms behind the traits and diseases seen in the cat. Continuing the pioneering work of the late Roy Robinson Carolyn Vella and her team of experts have significantly expanded the scope of previous editions to produce a work which is now of equal benefit to both veterinary surgeons and cat breeders. Their aim has been to make the book more accessible and understandable whilst providing an impartial look at sometimes controversial and complex issues. The book retains the most important information published in previous editions and also incorporates some of the continuing work done by Roy Robinson prior to his death. A considerable amount of new information has been added in order to provide both breeders and veterinarians with the broadest possible range of information. The authors have not only reviewed the traditional sources of scientific literature and recently published studies but have also conducted interviews with veterinarians researchers and breeders.

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat