What is the Largest Breed of Cat?

The tiger is the largest breed of cat. It is a highly adaptable animal and lives in some of the more densely populated areas of the world. The Bengal is the most recognized in the world.

It is native to most of eastern and southern Asia. It is at the top of the food chain with no known predators. Being a carnivore, it feeds on meat from other animals. It can reach up to 13 feet in length and 660 months in weight. Unlike the lion, it is a solitary and territorial animal. The first tigers were known to have live 1.2 million years ago.

The most numerous species, the Bengal, is a rusty brown colored animal with black stripes and a white fringe around the face. The coloring provides camouflage for the animal in the wild. Because of its powerfully built legs and shoulders, it can pull down prey heavier than itself. It usually hunts at night and will attack most animals for food. It will always have good cover, be near water and have enough prey. When it is wounded or unable to catch its prey, it will attack humans for food, hence the name man eater.

There are eight species: Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, Sumatran, Siberian, South China, Balinese(extinct) and Javan(extinct). The remaining six are considered endangered. Due to growing human populations in their former habitats, conflicts with humans have resulted in the killing many of them.

Another variation of the Bengal is the white tiger. Although rare in the wild, it has been successfully bred in zoos. It tends to be crossed eyed and its life span is less than its orange counterpart. It is a popular attraction at a zoo and was used in Siegfried and Roy’s Las Vegas magic act until February, 2009.

The Animal Planet conducted a poll to determine the world’s favorite animal. It was voted first by 1% more than the dog. There is an estimated 12,000 tigers in the United States kept as pets by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Only nineteen states ban private ownership of it. Like any wild animal, making it a pet can be dangerous especially when it reaches full size.

It is the national animal of many Asian countries. It is the mascot for many sports teams and companies. Many novels have been written about the animal. It is usually seen in most jungle movies. It remains as a symbol of a fierce but noble animal.

Frank Loethen lives with his wife and three cats, Sunny, Sinclair and Midnite, in Georgia. If you enjoyed this article, please visit my cat products website, http://www.purrfectcatproducts.com, your one stop site for all your cat and kitten needs. Cat treats, cat toys, litter accessories and cat treats are among the many items on the site. You can also see my three cats on the site.

Taking care of diamond jewelry

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Diamonds are the most precious stones. Like other diamond jewelry, diamond necklaces should be taken care of. Diamond necklace is a girl’s most precious and cherishing item. It is expensive and should be given the due care. It is important to remove any jewelry item, whether it is a diamond necklace, before taking a shower or going to bed. They should be kept at a safer place. Wearing a diamond necklace, avoid going near to fire or in intense heat.

It is important to clean any dust or dirt off the diamond necklace. This will maintain the shine and beauty of the necklace and increases its life. The diamond should be cleaned with a soft cotton cloth, slightly wet with water. Never use a chemical filled water to clean the diamond stones. It may put some scratches on the precious stone.

The diamond is considered to be the hardest of all the stones. They are still prone to cracking and scratching. If it is set into a diamond necklace, the spoiled look of the diamond will degrade your elegance and personality instead of increasing it.

The diamond should be cleaned with a very soft brush, soap and water. A soft eyebrow brush will be suitable for cleaning. Mix a mid detergent, usually the dish liquid cleaner, with the warm water. Dip in the diamond necklace for sometime. Diluted ammonia is also used for cleaning diamond necklace sometimes. Remain the necklace dipped in the water for some time and then slightly rub it with the brush. Then rinse the diamond necklace well under running water. Dry the diamond necklace with a soft cotton cloth.

The diamond of the diamond necklace should be checked by a diamond professional at least once a year. There is also a special diamond cleanser available from the stores. This can be used for cleaning the diamond necklace as well. When not to be worn, the diamond necklace should be kept in a box wrapped around with a soft cloth or soft white tissue.

The diamond should never be touched with a hand around its edges especially as there is a chance you might get a cut. When doing some exercise, always remove your jewelry especially your diamond necklace.

There is an ultra sound machine as well which can be used for cleaning the diamond necklace. The machine should be operated by a machine professional; otherwise, there is a risk of diamond stone to get out. The soap method is better and safer and can easily be done in emergency cleaning at home.

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Is Your Dog Or Cat Sick? More Tips

1. Exercise your pet daily.

If you have a sick dog or sick cat, and it is able to exercise at all, it would be good for them to be out and get fresh air.  Exercise for your pet is just as important as we hear that it is important for us.  Getting out and taking your dog for a walk can be very healthy for you and your dog.  Just as you would wrap up in colder weather, do the same for your dog, especially if their coat is not a long hair breed or thick coat.  Of course, I recognize that cats don’t “go for a walk” in the same sense as dogs do, and certainly not on a leash. 

Any exercise they can get is good for them,.  The exercise is essential for good circulation and oxygenation of all body parts.  This also helps to clean toxins out of the body.

2. Give them fresh water daily.

Personally, I use filtered water for my pet, Keely Grace.  I am wanting to prevent having a sick dog.  My children fussed and inquired about why I was doing this.  I stressed to them the importance of good things being in her body, and less toxins.  We happen to live in an area where the quality of our water has been in question in the past.  This prompted me to begin this habit for her.  Even if our water quality had not been an issue in the past, it is still best to give your pet water that is as free of harmful fluoride and other carcinogenic properties.  This is just one step in preventing sick dogs and sick cats or sick puppies or sick kittens.

3. Learn how to help your pet emotionally.

Believe it or not, our pet’s health can be affected by what is going on in the household.  If there has been a big change in the household, affecting the loss of attention, a relationship, or a territory, this can be very unsettling and threatening for your pet. 

A pet illness can even be a reflection of the illness of the primary person with whom the pet has bonded.

Just be very aware of these emotional factors and help your pet through these times.  Another advantage, your pet can be good healing therapy for you during your time of increased stress.  This can help prevent a sick puppy, sick kitten, and help with the well being of the owner.

4. How to find a vet who practices holistic medicine.

Holistic medicine considers all aspects of the animal’s care.  The physical, emotional, and cultural factors are considered in the care of your pet.  There are websites which can point people to a homeopathic veterinarian.  I recommend “TheAVH.org”.  That stands for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.  Homeopathic Vets, use the holistic approach in caring for the animals they treat.

These four steps can help you see that there is indeed something you can do to help your pet when it is sick.  It would actually be best to apply these principles before your pet gets sick, and maintain your pet’s health!!!

Hollye Clardy is a R.N. whose interest in alternative medicine has taken her into the field of holistic and alternative care for dogs and cats. She is dedicated to providing high quality information to help consumers with their cats and dogs. http://NaturalRemedies4Dogs.com or http://NaturalRemediesForCats.com.

New Kittens For Beginners

Congratulations! You either have your new kitten already, or you are seriously thinking about adopting one. This is no doubt a very joyous time, but at the same time, a little nerve wrecking. Don’t worry, I went through the same thing, and I’ll tell you some things that will put your mind at ease.

Like with most species of animals in the world, there are differences between males and females. The males tend to be more independent and more prone to fighting, if there is more than one male in a household. This occurs even if they are both neutered, only the severity of fighting decreases. Females are more loving, and tend to be a little more “clingy.” So its good to decide which type of behavior you prefer before picking a kitten. A good age to adopt a kitten is around 10 weeks old. 8 weeks is actually too young, which is a good adoption age for puppies. 12 weeks is very late to adopt a kitten if you want to start from scratch and make sure that he or she is very well socialized with other people and animals.

A good thing to remember when attempting to train your new kitten is that cats are different from dogs. Cats have a “I’m number one,” mentality while dogs have a “I live to please you,” mentality. That doesn’t mean cats do not care for anyone else but themselves. In fact, he or she will adore you, but they tend to want to please themselves first. Remember this when training, and this will eliminate a lot of frustration on your part.

Cats, just like dogs, have certain instincts that we may find unacceptable in certain situations. Like dogs need toys that they can chew on, cats need scratching posts to scratch on. For cats, scratching is one of their ways of showing other animals that that is their territory, and they prefer to scratch where it is noticeable. This is why they love to scratch your lovely couch or walls. Try purchasing, or even building a scratching post and putting it right next to the area where your cat scratches. Then over time, move the scratching post to a less awkward area of the room.

Another unattractive habit that cats have, is they love to dig in flower pots. If you have plants, this section is for you. A great remedy for this is either purchasing or finding rocks to put in the flower pots. Cats do not like this, and this will deter them from digging in the plants.

Getting toys for your new kitten is very exciting, but just like a human child, he or she is not going to like every toy that you purchase, so its not a good idea to drop a good amount of change on a toy or a jungle gym for your cat until you know that he or she will like it. For instance, cats are natural born hunters, and I’ve found that toys like the little felt mice are excellent, and most cats love these. Another simple “toy” is a paper ball. I know it sounds wacky, but the cats I have come into contact with absolutely love to play with paper balls, and will do so for hours. Just make sure there isn’t any newsprint on it. A piece of computer paper or notebook paper is perfect.

Litterbox training. Kittens come “potty-trained” once you adopt them, usually. The biggest problem of course is the task of finding the litterbox in their new home. A good way to do so, is a way my grandmother and my dad taught me. That is to take the kitten to the litterbox, place him in the box, then let him follow you away from the litterbox.

A serious decision you want to make is whether or not you want to declaw your cat. This depends on whether or not you want your cat to be strictly indoor, or indoor/outdoor. Consider this: your cat may be strictly indoor but what if he accidentally slips out the door and is missing for a few days? This is a terrifying thought, but it is a reality that needs to be considered. A cat’s claws are his only defense should he have a run in with another cat or dogs. If the cat does not have his claws, and therefore he cannot defend himself. This is why many people decide against it, even though their cats are indoor cats. Some state laws even prohibit declawing, so make sure to check your state laws on this subject.

Another part of being a responsible cat owner, is to make sure your cat is current on all of his vaccinations and examinations. A major cause of cat deaths is feline leukemia virus (FeLV). It is very important to have your kitten tested for this disease as soon as possible. If your kitten tests positive, it is NOT the end of the world. Many kittens, if cared for properly can actually overcome the disease as they get older. The kitten may never show signs, or suffer from the disease ever in his life, and can live a long happy and healthy life.

Lastly, and most importantly, make sure your new kitten feels loved and attended to. Your kitten may even let out a literal “chirp,” to show you that he or she is happy with their new home, and with you. Yes I said chirp. My kitten does it, and it puzzled me at first, but this is something that is normal for kittens and cats to do. It’s a happy sound. So go forth, and enjoy your new kitten!


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Taking Care the TV Projector Bulb

Most homes usually incorporate a TV projector instead of the traditional televisions, especially in the home theater system. The projector will allow for a larger picture and also will help you in creating more of the theater feel at your home. However, projector requires sometimes replacement of the bulbs, which can be expensive for you.

When the bulb of the TV projector blows, you need to give it some time to cool as it can get very hot. Most of projectors have a cover of the bulb that will be secured with the single screw. Under the cover, the lamp can be clipped in or be in the housing made in order to protect the bulb. By removing the housing and also the clip will make you easy in removing the bulb.

It is important for you in caring the bulb as it can help you to extend its life. By cooling your projector and also the bulb correctly through and after you use it will help you much as the hotter it gets, the more prone it is to fail. After you use your projector, you have to ensure that it will go trough its normal cooling cycle before you shut down it completely.

It is also important for you to ensure that your projector is clean. The dust, dirt, and also oils from your hands will cause the bulb to blow when it gets heated, therefore remember to not touch the actual bulb, but you can just only handle it by the base. By maintaining right maintenance of your projector, just like ensure the fan is clean form the dust will help preserve the bulb as well.

Your projector bulbs have the stated number of hours of use, even though it can be inconsistent and depend on care, use and also maintenance. The bulbs are about to die when the light that is from your projector starts to get weaker. Most of projectors and the option in showing how many hours the bulb has left, but you need to pay more attention on it as this number can sometimes be inaccurate.

Projector lamp bulb is something you need to have after you buy a projector for your needs. You will need to do this since you have to replace the lamp bulb once it gets broken. You can find more information about it by visiting cheap projector bulbs.

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How Do You Know Cat Breeds?

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Thousands of years ago, cats breed themselves. At first, they were purpose for hunting and killing rodents. And now for the years progressed, we breed cats more to our liking. There are many different breeds of cats these days, and you could know if you look closely.

There are currently over 70 breeds of cats recognized by one cat registry or another and the cats we enjoy as pets today are all domesticated, in that they all descend from those original cats in Africa, the Mediterranean and middle east regions.

The Siamese breeds are one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats. There are also many varieties as well, domestic short-hair, medium hair including wild cats that have longer hair.

Most cats are no specific breed, some of them have origins going back quite a bit in history. The Japanese Bobtail can be tracked back more than 1,000 years in history. The Japanese Bobtail has long been an integral part of Japanese culture and fine art. The Bobtail is a medium-sized cat with long, clean lines. The body is long, lean and strong – level from hip to shoulder with the hind legs much longer than the forelegs. The level back is achieved by the deep.

Alley cats are the most common and several different breeds, can be found in cities across North America, Europe and Asia

Alley cats are known to breed and will continue to breed until they are stopped.

The easiest way to know what breed, is looking of the cat.

Different breeds of cats have different looks, some people choose to go by color, but color isn’t as easy to identify such as the Siamese and Persian cats.

The Siamese cat has distinctive gray and brown or gray and dark-gray markings ,very short hair and easy to identify by their eyes. Siamese cats are very independent cats. They are not good to young children, as they will claw or bite when they want to be left alone.

Persian cat has long, fluffy hair. The hair is soft and can grow up to three inches in length. The Persian cat can be black, white, gray, orange or any combination of the listed colors. Persian cat tends to have high-maintenance personalities, and you’ll need to consider regular grooming to keep their hair from getting matted.

Millions of people around the world own cats, with many people preferring a cat over any other pet including dogs.

Cats were one of the first pets, easily one of the most popular. People sure to get them for a best friend for years and years to come.

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Cat Health Care – Essential Tips

Your feline friends need your proper care for them to stay healthy and fit. To ensure that they get nothing but the best care they deserve, here are some health care tips for bringing the vibrant life out of your pet cat or kitten.

1. Aging – When your cats turn the age of 8-10 years, it is highly recommended that you bring them to the vet for routinely checkups at least twice a year. Doing so will help prevent health complications that are being brought about by aging. Older animals are usually affected by stress-related illnesses so as their guardian, it is your duty to provide them with a stress-free environment. To do this, you’ll have to eliminate sudden noises, off smells, and other disruptive routines.

2. Adoption – Before considering an adoption of a new kitten, it is recommended that you first look at his future living space before anything else. Check the space for anything that might put your kitten’s life in jeopardy. Examples of this might be loose electrical wiring, chemicals under the cabinets, and others things alike.

3. General Care – To check for lumps or bumps, place both hands over its head and move slowly down the chin, and then behind the front legs right under the shoulders, move over down the back, to the hips and finally go down the hind legs. Whatever the hair may be, long or short, wavy or straight, either way it should be glossy. Hair must not be dull nor greasy. If his or her fur separates into sections of spikes, then that might be a sign of a dietary deficiency which requires you to a trip to your vet.

4. Ears – Ears might be a nest for moisture and bacteria. To ensure that nothing else ever exists in there, clean the ears with baby oil moistened cotton ball by wiping the cotton in a circular motion. Do not get inside the ears but clean only on the front and outer part.

5. Convalescing – The best method of convalescing is by tempting with a meal of white fish. A cat with a poor appetite often cannot refuse this. However, you should never ever feed him or her any kind of raw fish though. Poach the fish first or steam it then remove all bones before serving.

Your pet need love and proper care from you in order for them to grow healthy and fit. So remember these cat health care tips to ensure that your cat gets what it rightly needs. Doing so will ensure a long, happy and healthy life for years to come.

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Taking Good Care Of Your Teeth

Our teeth are very important. For talking, chewing, and smiling. We often take them for granted and do not realize how important it is to make sure that they are well taken care of and never neglected. Find out how you can take the extra measures to make sure that your teeth stay healthy.

Oral care is the practice and routine of making sure that you stay safe from cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath, as well as many other dental malfunctions. One way to do this, is to brush at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Doing another brushing during the middle of the day will only improve your oral health but many people find it difficult to do so. Regardless, two is the minimum and do not neglect to brush for a full two to three minutes. Brushing well not only gets rid of that bad taste in your mouth and removes extra food particles, but it also protects your teeth from all kinds of decay and bacteria.

Choose a toothpaste that contains bacteria fighting flouride and offers maximum protection from gum disease and other kinds of bacteria that will only harm your gum and rot your teeth. Choosing a toothpaste that offers all of this in its ingredients will only help you be better equipped to have teeth that sparkle and shine and are free from harmful agents. The toothpaste will fight decay and will help you avoid expensive fillings and cavities.

During the day you drink coffee and sodas and a variety of other foods that could stain your teeth and cause them to yellow. Brushing twice a day with a good strong, powerful toothpaste helps you avoid this. This will offer you wonderfully bright and white teeth that will not only be healthier and plaque free, but also more beautiful to you and to others.

Flossing daily is imperative, no matter how uncomfortable or troublesome it may appear or feel. Hook pieces around your fingers and gently go around the body of each tooth so that you remove all food and plaque. Taking out this excess and hard to reach buildup helps you keep your gums clean and free from rotting bacteria. This is necessary for healthy gums and to prevent gingivitis.

Another way to protect your teeth is to prevent anything that will cause it inevitable damage and harm. Avoid alcoholic beverages and try to cut down on your soda and sugar intake. These things only rot your teeth and cause them to decay faster. Same with candy and cakes. Also, try to quit smoking because tobacco and any products that contain tobacco help erode your gums and cause gum disease. Even second hand smoke can assist in causing gum disease and so you need to make sure you avoid being around smokers or smoke.

Though these precautions can be taken in your own home, it is still very important that you go and visit a dentist regularly and have regular check ups. This might mean that you go to get x-rays and to make sure that all of your teeth are all right and in good health. Or it might mean that you need to schedule cleanings and have biannual cleanings to really get the tough stuff out and to overall protect your teeth.

Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for http://www.polomercantil.com.br/


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Stray Cats and Kittens

Stray cats and kittens are a huge problem in a great number of communities. Stray cats are forced to fend for themselves in a habitat that isn’t very friendly to homeless, domestic animals. When a cat is abandoned by it’s owner it lacks the natural skills needed to survive. This comes from many years of domestic breeding. Basically, cats are no longer the wild animals that they were centuries ago. They no longer have their larger ancestor’s primal instincts.

A cat becomes a stray when it is abandoned by it’s owner. This cat is now forced to fend for itself. In many areas the stray cat population is so great that they are considered pests. Over time a stray cat’s will breed and produce homeless kittens. Once these kittens grow into adult cats they are completely wild and very unlikely to be adopted. If this problem isn’t closely controlled eventually the stray cat population could grow to epidemic proportions.

In order to control the unclaimed pet population, animal control agencies will catch any stray animal without proper identification, a collar with tags, and bring them to the local animal shelter. To call it a “shelter” is a bit deceiving, animal shelters will house and care for these abandoned pets for a short while but because of the overwhelming flow of unwanted cats, room needs to be made. Animal control angencies are forced to resort to euthanasia in order to allow incoming strays.

There several things that we, as animal lovers, can do to help with this sad situation. Most animal shelters and animal advocate agencies accept donations. These donation are used for legal matters, helping push cat friendly legislation. Donated money is also used for expansions and upgrades to the shelters. This may help increase the capacity of these buildings allowing them to hold a larger number of cats and kittens without owners to care for them. The best thing you can do to help these unfortunate felines, is adopt one yourself. If you think that you’d be interested in adopting a cat in need, simply contact your local animal shelter and make an appointment to stop by and choose a wonderful new addition to your home.

If we all do all part we can help control the over population of and unnecessary death of innocent cats. To find out about more ways that you may be able to help prevent animal cruelty, contact the ASPCA via their website aspca.org.

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Taking Care of the Elderly

When it comes to taking care of the elderly, be it our parents or grandparents, the concerns remain the same for all. Once they retire from their work and settle down, inactivity gradually takes the better of them thus making them much more prone to illness.


Therefore it comes as no surprise when your father turns forgetful by the day and even misses out on his doctor’s appointment or your mother does not enjoy her regular shopping chores. Your grandparents need additional care, if they are suffering from something as serious as Alzheimer’s. It becomes rather difficult for you to look after them when you have to go out for work. In that case, you can opt for specialized elderly home care services.


Sending away your loved ones to Elderly care home is not a solution when you have the option of making arrangements for regular care at your own place. Moreover, in their advanced years, all they want is familial love and affection which you can bestow on them only when they are living with you. This has been facilitated by the availability of home care services.


Elderly folks at one point of time need to be attended to round the clock. There are many who do not have the time to look after them and therefore try and get them admitted in a nursing home or make arrangements in a living facility meant for the elderly. It becomes a bit tiring when you have to tend to a senior throughout the night and then report to work the following morning.


Their services can be broadly classified into personal services, home help service and companionship services. The personal services offered by these agencies include helping them to dress, providing assistance for their mobility, eating, medication reminders, incontinence, bathing and cognitive impairment.


When it comes to home help services, these range from preparing and serving meals, offering assistance with shopping for regular supplies and groceries, laundry services, accompanying them for doctors appointment, provide medication reminders, cleaning garbage, offer help with pets, looking after their car, dusting, changing linens and even assisting them with walking and reading.


While searching for a reputed home care service, you may come across many but it is important to choose wisely. You need to ensure the fact that the agency is accredited by a governmental authority and possesses a valid license. This way you can be sure of its credibility.


You can also seek recommendations from friends and family and even from your family doctor. It is best to go by such references as the services of the agency have already been tried and tested. You do not want to end up assigning such an important task to someone who is negligent of their duties and does not put your needs above your own.


You need a service provider who will take adequate care of your loved one and ensure the fact that there is no compromise on when it comes to taking good care of them.





Daniel Smith has been actively engaged with a home care assistance unit in Ireland. He offers his expert advice on homecare Ireland through his blogs and articles and recommends http://www.comfortkeepers.ie/ for further information.

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