The Singapura is an alert healthy medium sized cat of foreign type. The body has good bone structure and is moderately stocky and muscular yet gives an impression of great elegance. Females are usually smaller than the males but still feel heavier than they look. The strong slender legs taper to small oval feet. The tail should be slender but not whippy. and should have a blunt tip. Body colour is an old or golden ivory with a soft warm effect ticked with sepia brown. Each hair has at least two bands of sepia brown ticking separated by light bands – light next to skin and dark tip. Muzzle chest stomach and inner legs are an unticked light ivory colour. Singapuras should have some barring on their inner front legs and back knees. The coat is short fine silky and close-lying.
The breed has noticeably large eyes and ears. Eyes are large set not less than an eye width apart held wide open but showing slant when closed or partially closed. A dark outline to the eyes is desirable. Eye colour hazel green or yellow only. Ears are large wide open at base and deep cupped. The outer line of the ears extends upwards to an angle slightly wide of parallel. The head is gently rounded with a definite whisker break and a medium short broad muzzle with a blunt nose. In profile the Singapura has a rounded skull with a slight stop just below eye level. There must be evidence of dark pigment outline on the nose. Cheetah lines from the inner corner of the eye towards just behind the whisker pad should be present.
AVON CAT RESCUE
Avon Cat Rescue has been caring for and rehoming unwanted or stray cats and kittens in Warwickshire and the West Midlands since the 1960’s. They always have many super cats waiting for a new home sometimes as many as 90 cats. They are an independent self funded not for profit organisation. If you cannot rescue a cat at this time you can help the cats in their care by joining their supporters group or sponsoring one of their resident ‘pensioner’ cats.
Cats Seeking Homes: Some of the cats seeking homes are featured on their website linked below.
Rehoming Centre: The Barn House Chapel Street Welford on Avon Warwickshire CV37 8PX
Tel: 01789 750235
Responsibilities of Cat Ownership
All cats require adequate shelter from the elements protection from potentially harmful situations an adequate and balanced daily diet and the opportunity to take exercise.
It is the owner who must bear the responsibility if a cat bites or scratches a human kills wildlife causes damage to property creates noise or other pollution or is the direct cause of other community costs.
Cat-owners should be aware of any signs of illness in their cats and must ensure that proper veterinary care is provided.
The RSPCA recommends that cats be kept indoors from dusk to dawn and this is often mandated by law.
The following information is intended to provide a very basic overview of the essentials of caring for your cat. It does not cover every aspect of the care of your pet and we strongly advise that you seek further specific information and advice in order to ensure the welfare of any animals in your care.
Feline enteritis is a viral disease which is usually fatal and vaccination is essential. Feline respiratory disease is a viral disease caused by a range of viral diseases which results in "flu" symptoms but is not usually fatal however vaccination is advisable. None of these diseases affect humans. Initial vaccinations are usually given from six to eight weeks of age. Booster vaccinations are required and you should consult your veterinary surgeon for advice on the proper schedule.
Kitten roundworms are not infective to humans but nonetheless your cat requires regular worming. Tapeworms can also infect cats. Your veterinary surgeon will advise on a worming schedule.
Fleas are a common external parasite of cats. They may cause severe itching and inflammation of the skin leading to dermatitis. There are now a number of options available for control of fleas including medication insecticidal powders or washes or the use of a flea collar. Your veterinarian will be able to advise you on these products.
Female cats are neutered to prevent seasonal cycles and to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Tomcats are neutered to prevent fighting and wandering and other undesirable habits such as spraying urine to mark territory.
Your cat can be neutered from two months of age. Please click here to find out further information about neutering.
Genetics for Cat Breeders and Veterinarians
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.
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.