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What cat breed is my cat

Cat breed is a term used to describe the general appearance of a cat. It is important to note that there is no "official" breed of cat. Each breed has a breed standard. Breed standards are developed by breeders and are based on the appearance and function of the breed.

Breed standards will not always look like the breed you see in the show ring. The standard is a guide to what the breed should look like, not what it does. Breed standards are developed based on the standard of the breed and the function of the breed.

For example, the Maine Coon Cat is a breed that has a muscular body, long coat, and a fluffy tail. The Maine Coon Cat has a muscular body because their "work" is to hunt small animals such as rabbits and rats. The long coat on the Maine Coon Cat is for warmth and for the cat to be able to run and hide in the woods. The fluffy tail on the Maine Coon Cat is a cat's way of saying hello.

In the show ring, there are several different Maine Coon Cats, but all look different because each has a different coat and different body type.

What is a "fancy" cat?

A fancy cat is a cat that has been bred for show. The term "fancy" is an old term that was used to describe cats that were bred to have the characteristics of their breed, including the breed standard.

A fancy cat has specific attributes that make it different than the average cat. Fancy cats are not a breed and are not recognized as such by any cat registry.

Are cats hypoallergenic?

No, cats are not hypoallergenic and they do not cause allergies in people. All cats carry a protein allergen called Fel d 1. Fel d 1 is not a protein that is found in all animals.

Fel d 1 is a protein that is found only in cats and dogs. In cats, Fel d 1 is found on the hair, claws, saliva and urine. The Fel d 1 protein is only a problem if the cat is shedding (scratching) or has a very high level of Fel d 1 in his/her system.

A cat that is shedding is not shedding because you have a problem with your cat. A cat that is shedding is shedding because the cat's body is shedding in preparation for moulting. The cat is shedding because the cat is preparing for moulting.

A cat that has a high level of Fel d 1 in his/her system is not causing allergies in people. In fact, the only way to determine if a cat has a high level of Fel d 1 in his/her system is to have the cat tested.

If the cat is tested, the cat will have to have a blood draw to test the Fel d 1 levels.

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