• Animal Life: Cat Vs. Couch

    3 years ago - By WWNO

    If there's one thing in the world that can make you love your cat a little less, it's a ruined couch. Some cats seem determined to pee everywhere in the house except their litter boxes. If this sounds familiar, here are a few tips. First and foremost, make sure your cat is spayed or neutered. Cat mating rituals involve spraying and marking - definitely not something you want in your house. If that's not the problem, try the litter box. Use a different type of litter and move it to a different part of the house. There could be something about the actual box that's upsetting your cat...
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  • Animal Life: What Happened To The Manx Cat's Tail?

    3 years ago - By WWNO

    Have you ever seen a cat without a tail? It was probably a Manx cat. This breed originated centuries ago on the Isle of Man, off the coast of England. The missing tail is actually a genetic mutation that appeared on the island at some point. The mutation thrived in the isolated location, eventually producing its own distinct breed of cat. The tailless trait is a dominant gene, but Manx cats also carry genes for normal tails. That means two tailless manx cats can produce a kitten with a full tail. Genetics is pretty crazy, right?
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