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Can Cats Have Down Syndrome?

Short answer: No. Here’s why. Down Syndrome is by definition an extra chromosome in the Chromosome 21 pairing in humans. Humans have 23 chromosome pairings where a cat only has 19. No 21st chromosome pair means no anomaly in that pairing. Cats simply don’t have enough chromosomes to have what can properly be called Down syndrome. While […]

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  • July 13, 2018

Do Cats Get Periods?

If you’re a woman, you probably remember back in middle school when you and the other girls were taken to separate room from the boys and taught about menstruation and what to do about it. In America, a girl may be given her first real purse after starting her menses. In Ghana, the girl gets […]

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  • May 8, 2018

Why do cats stick their tongue out

No, they’re not making fun of you! Neither are they making a visual pun on the idiom “Cat got your tongue”. It may be for an innocuous reason. For instance, she may have simply been startled while grooming and just forgot to put it back in. Or it could be a symptom of something worth […]

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  • May 4, 2018

Buprenex For Cats

Buprenex is common name for the semi-synthetic opioid known as buprenorphine. Like codeine and morphine, it is derived from the poppy plant, a somniferous herb associated with healing. In humans, this drug is used for pain relief and to help heroin addicts safely wean off their habit. Buprenex, like any opioid, blocks pain receptors. Most opioids slow down resperation, but Buprenex is an […]

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  • May 1, 2018
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