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Cat breed profile – Burmese

It’s not surprising to learn that the Burmese cat has its origins in Burma – the first Burmese cat was taken from this country to America in the 1930s, where it was later recognised as a new breed. Today’s Burmese cats come in 10 colours, including Chocolate (a warm, milky chocolate), Blue (which is a…

Desexing Your Cat

Cats like to breed. According to figures from Geelong Council in Victoria, an un-desexed female cat and her male partner can potentially have two litters a year, with an average of three kittens per litter. If their offspring also produced two litters a year, over a four-year period it’s possible that the original pair of…

Are Cats and Dogs Omnivores or Carnivores?

As a pet owner it’s important you understand the nutritional needs of your pets so you can feed them a balanced, nutritious diet. So let’s get back to basics. Are cats and dogs omnivores (meaning they eat a variety of food from both plant and animal origins) or carnivores (meaning meat eaters)? First let’s take…

Enriching Your Cat’s Life

Like dogs, cats get bored, and while dogs might bark or chew the couch to show frustration, your cat can become aggressive, reclusive and pester members of the family at inappropriate hours. Cats are designed to lead busy lives, hunting, scavenging and exploring. Not all pet owners want to let their cats roam free, as…

Most popular cat breeds and names

When it comes to the most popular cat breed in Australia, owners are overwhelmingly choosing a cat without defined parentage. The domestic (moggie) is our most common cat. Of the purebreds, the Australian Mist is a popular choice, as is the Russian Blue and Tonkinese. The Persian’s affectionate and loyal nature keeps them in the…