Is it normal for my cats tongue to be black?
Some cats do have pigments resembling black spots on their tongue–it is completely normal and especially common in tortoiseshell cats.
What does enlarged nipples on a cat mean?
Whilst enlarged nipples can be a sign of pregnancy then can also simply mean that your cat is in heat. In order to determine pregnancy look for a range of range signs. Around 35 days a pregnant cat’s nipples will often turn bright pink and may express milky fluid.
Why doesn’t my male cat have nipples?
Male kitties are mammals too. Why do male cats have nipples? Male humans, dogs and other mammals also have them. They don’t produce milk and aren’t crucial for the species’ survival, so they don’t evolve the way female cats’ nipples do.
Why does my male cat have black spots on his tail?
The hair at the base of the tail becomes matted and greasy or may get thin or fall out. The hair may also emit a foul odor and the cat may develop blackheads or infections around the area. To diagnose stud tail, a vet needs to do a physical examination.
Is there such a thing as a black cat?
Many people may not realize it, but all cats start black, and it’s their genetic makeup that alters their color and pattern. Therefore, you can find a black cat in almost all of the 44 breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association, but some have a genetic makeup that results in black more frequently, and those are the ones we will look at here.
Which is bigger a male or female cat?
Generally, a male cat will be bigger than a female cat. This is, of course, generalization and only assumes the cats are of the same breed. A female Maine coon cat will be bigger than a male Siamese.
What causes a male cat to have a stub tail?
Feline Tail Gland Hyperplasia. Also known as stud tail, feline tail gland hyperplasia occurs mostly in intact male cats although it can be found in female cats and neutered males. Stub tail causes physical and behavioral problems and is caused when the glands in the organ at the base of the tail secrete more than the normal amount of oils.
When does a cat’s pupil get bigger or smaller?
The pupil expands when there is little light present, and contracts when there is a greater amount of light present. Anisocoria refers to a medical condition of unequal pupil size where one of a cat’s pupils is smaller than the other.
What causes a dwarf cat to have short limbs?
Osteochondrodysplasia is a condition in which the growth and development of both bone and cartilage is abnormal, resulting in a lack of healthy bone growth as well as skeletal deformities. Often, this abnormal bone growth will produce a dwarf cat with short limbs and a normal sized body.
What does it mean when a cat has pituitary dwarfism?
Often, when cats have pituitary dwarfism, they also have other hormone imbalances like hypothyroidism and hypoadrenocorticism. As you may have guessed by the name, selective dwarfism in cats is when breeders purposefully seek out the genetic mutation to create that adorable, Basset Hound-esque stature of the dwarf kitten.
Why does my cat have yellow discharge in his eyes?
A chronic lack of tear production, dry eye can lead to an inflamed cornea, red eyes, and if left untreated, blindness. Because the watery portion of tears is missing, a yellow, gooey eye discharge can result. Other eye discharge causes include feline infectious peritonitis, allergies, something lodged in the eye, or third eyelid problems.