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Flea Control for Dogs and Cats - Flea Control for Dogs and Cats Many Americans have a four-legged member of their family in their home. Most people deal with housebreaking problems, pet hair on furniture, and an occasional broken lamp because all the friendly welcomes home outweigh these minor problems. When the weather begins to get warmer, these pet owners begin to cringe with the thought of spring. It can only mean one thing; flea season and the circus of giving flea baths and dips is about to start. But in the past few years, there has been a break through in scientific technology allowing both owners and pets to rest easier....   [tags: Pets Dogs Cats Essays] 416 words
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Cats' Amazing Ability to Survive Falls - Your chance of surviving a fall of 50 feet (approximately 4 stories) is about 50%, while almost no one who falls 6 stories will be around to tell their tale. However, in a study conducted by Manhattan veterinarians, Drs. Wayne Whitney and Cheryl Mehlhaff, it was discovered that out of 115 cases of cats falling (accidentally) from multi-story heights, 90% of them survived. An even more surprising result is that if a cat falls from more than 7 stories its chance of survival doubles, compared to a cat having fallen from 2 to 7 stories (a story averages about 12 feet)....   [tags: physics cat cats fall land feet] 1230 words
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Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs - Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs       "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs" is a short story written by Colin McNaughton. "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" was published in 1981. It is classified under the fantastic sublime. However, based on the analysis of "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" one would believe that magical realism is a genre of the sublime.   While reading "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs", one comes upon the illustrations in the book. Through out all of the illustrations, the people are on a smaller scale then the animals....   [tags: Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs Essays]
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Cats and Television - Cats and Television Steven Johnson wrote “Beneath the violence and the ethnic stereotypes, another trend appears: to keep up with entertainment like 24, you have to pay attention, make inferences, track shifting social relationships”(p. 214) in his article Watching Tv Makes You Smarter. So underneath all that violence and all that non pc like behavior in one of the highest rated television shows of my last ten years of living, I’m supposed to delve deeper, and see what’s really lying underneath all “that”....   [tags: Television] 1027 words
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History and Information on Cats - Cats are anything but tedious and nondescript; in fact, cats are one of the most riveting subjects to peruse. They are variegated in different shapes, sizes, and breeds. The history of the cat is a very fascinating matter, as cats date back hundreds of years. The Physical Anatomy of the cat is also rather compelling. There are also some rather odd facts about cats that are also very noteworthy, for example, a person who loves cats is called an “ailurophile”. As you can see, cats are quite the topic, and a very interesting one at that....   [tags: Physical Anatomy, Ancient Egypt]
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The Beginning of the Big Cats - What do we really know about the first of the big cats. Big cats or cats in general are solitary animals, so finding any fossils, let alone a well preserved fossil is like finding a needle in a hay stack. I believe that it is important for us to take a look back in time so we can try and see what pressures the ancient big cats faced, to prevent making some of the same mistakes that caused the extinction of many of the ancient big cats. Today many of the big cats of Central Asia, South America, and Africa are facing extinction due to humans impeding onto their territory and destroying the necessary habitat for them to survive....   [tags: Central Asia, South America, Africa, fossils]
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Controlling the Population of House Cats - Common house cats are domesticated animals, and that means they are meant to depend on and coexist with humans, not live in the wild. In most environments, cats are not native species and are therefore invasive, and like most invasive species are a threat to their environment. Not only are they a threat to their environment, but “of primary concern is the welfare of the cats themselves, particularly of kittens, which suffer >50% mortality prior to maturity” (Levy 64). Despite this, feral cat populations continue to rise and in order to stop this trend, humans need to intervene and put in a good effort to help protect both cats and the environment....   [tags: domesticated animals, unwanted felines ]
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Cats’ Response to Bird Calls - For years cats have had some kind of predatory behavior inside of them. Bird calls can be heard every day by humans and animals, but how an organism reacts to the sound of a bird can vary. Humans are able to identify more varieties of birds than cats, but cats are still able to distinguish between a local bird and a non-local bird. Cats respond more often to local birds than non-local birds, due to cats hearing local birds more frequently than non-local birds. We first need to look at the predatory behaviors that occur in cats when local birds are apparent in their area....   [tags: predatory behavior, insticts, birds]
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Difference Between Dogs and Cats - Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the whole world. Even though they’re both very popular, they are different in many ways. Some people gravitate towards the calmness of a cat, while others seek the companionship of a dog. Cats are a lot more independent and less expensive. Cats don’t require nor do they want to be trained to be a house pet. Dogs on the other hand are very loyal and will act as your best friend. Dogs require more attention and training to be a well behaved family member....   [tags: popular pets, animals, dog, cat]
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It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Shelters all across the United States are filled with yapping, meowing, and barking animals. If these animals are not adopted in time to make room for more unwanted animals, they are euthanized. Animals are breeding quickly, causing fluctuation in the animal population. It is almost literally raining cats and dogs. An effective way to combat this problem is the spay and neuter the animals to ensure they do not reproduce. Spaying and neutering animals will decrease the animal population and prevent many animals from being put into crowded shelters and euthanized....   [tags: Animals, Euthanasia, Shelter] 1102 words
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What Cats Should Eat - ... The cats that developed severe anorexia died, but the cats who suffered only from hair loss had their fur grow back once the removed riboflavin was replaced in their diets (Gershoff). The study also found that cataracts could be developed in cats from a lack of carbohydrates in their diets (Gershoff). Now more than ever is a good time to learn about the dangers of malnutrition in cats because human fad diets are often pushed onto the family cat as well. Vegan diets can be devastating to one’s health if the proper vitamins and supplements are not taken....   [tags: pet nutrition]
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Endangering Captive Exotic Cats - Americans as a culture take as they see fit, in almost everything we do, this action of taking is what our country was ultimately founded on when the Europeans took the land we now call The United States of America. This grievously includes exotic animals, and in a more glamorized spotlight the exotic cat, for their private ownership. Americans glamorize owning exotic animals and associate the magnificent pet with a higher social and financial status. Simply one high profile example is in the movie The Hangover, released in 2009, towards the beginning of the movie, the viewer is introduced to what is later revealed to be Mike Tysons very large Bengal tiger....   [tags: animals, exotic animals]
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Feral Cats - Cats are one of the most beloved pets to humans beings. Though they provided a sense of comfort and love, there is a dark side to these soft, adorable, felines. Cats, both domestic and feral, poses a serious threat to native bird populations in the United States and health risk to both people and other animals. It is important that people realize the impact that feral cats have in the environment that they inhabit and how it not only effects other species, but us humans as well. Feral cats have no form of human interaction and therefore are difficult and or nearly impossible to assimilate as a regular house pet....   [tags: predation instincts, pets]
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An Analysis and Description of Common House Cats - Common house cats are domesticated animals, and that means they are meant to depend on and coexist with humans, not live in the wild. In most environments, cats are not native species and are, therefore invasive, and like most invasive species are a threat to their environment. Not only are they a threat to their environment, but “of primary concern is the welfare of the cats themselves, particularly of kittens, which suffer >50% mortality prior to maturity” (Levy 64). Despite this, feral cat populations continue to rise and in order to stop this trend, humans need to intervene and put in a good effort to help protect both cats and the environment....   [tags: domestic animals, kittens, animal shelters]
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CATS Communications Analysis - The City of Charlotte’s city manager, Curt Walton’s idea to implement a new initiative for city departments greatly benefits the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). Mr. Walton’s determination that the city will no longer run the business provides CATS with an opportunity to address communication issues within the department. Mr. Walton’s initiative, which promotes a collaborative work environment, should result in improved communications between divisions. Ms. Flowers recognize the benefits of executing the city managers initiative....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Cats versus Dogs: Which is Better? - ... All these dogs doing unique tricks are proofs that dogs are really smarter and easier to train than cats. Owning a dog can promote a healthy lifestyle. Some people say, “If you want a healthier lifestyle, get a dog”. Also, a research suggests that dog owners are physically healthier that cat owners. For me, the reason for this is that most dogs are very playful, hyper and active. Cats are lazy. They just hide and take a nap. They will only go outside when they want to. Dog owners walk more than cat owners....   [tags: popular household pets] 999 words
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Brief History of the Domestication of Cats and Dogs - ... Vikings are said to have brought them to Europe around 1000 A.D. They adapted to their environment by growing long, brown, waterproof fur (Staub). DNA researchers tried for a long time to find out exactly where dogs came from, finally, they found it: the Middle East. Robert Wayne, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, says “Dogs seem to share more genetic similarity with the Middle Eastern gray wolves than with any other wolf populations worldwide. We know dogs from the Middle East were closely associated with humans because we found them in ancient human burial sites.” Wayne also made this statement: “In one case, a puppy is curled up in the arms of a buried human” (...   [tags: Pets, Breeds, Animals]
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Comparing The Cats Table and Death of a Salesman - Both literary works, The Cats Table and Death of a Salesman demonstrate that everything is not always as it seems. Society tends to take things out of context, thus changing the outlook society has. Not everything is always as it seems. This idea is presented through the use of setting, point of view and symbols. There is always more to things than what meets the eye and everything is not always as it seems. Setting plays a large role in initiating the story and setting the feeling, the entire story revolves around setting....   [tags: compare contrast]
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No One Knows about Persian Cats - A movie No one knows about Persian cats ask us this question. I would change the title somewhat to ask “no one who knows about Persian people”. No one knows about Persian cats takes us into the underground music scene in Iran. Many in the western world and especially in the United States may look dumbfounded when you talk about an underground music scene in Iran. I believe the director Bahman Ghobadi’s movie about the underground music scene not only exposes the repression of the existing Iranian government on freedom of expression, but also shows a side of Iranian culture most would never have thought existed....   [tags: Film Review]
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Largest Cats, Siberian Tigers, are Engangered - ... These cubs are born blind and weigh around 2 pounds. The cubs feed off their mothers milk for about 2 months and then they can start to eat meat. Since the male usually leaves right after impregnating the female, and cubs cannot hunt until they are 18 months old, this leaves the female to hunt and provide for her kids. After 2 to 3 years, when the cubs are fully capable of taking care of themselves, they go off on their own and find their own territory, and possibly a female to reproduce with....   [tags: territory, population, habitats] 1087 words
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Dogs And Cats - The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that insolent face just grinning and staring, those disgusting whiskers twitching, the disgusting muddy fur, the disgusting hole in his ear.      Scampi and Mustard stood at the bottom of the tree, tongues slowly moving in and out. It was over, both of them knew. They stared right back at the mangy cat with hate in their eyes. Its tail was curling back and forth.      "Can't we wait this time?"      "No."      "But-"      "We could stand here all day, but we'd have to leave sometime....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 4906 words
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The Amount of CO2 Produced by Cats and Non-cats - The Amount of CO2 Produced by Cats and Non-cats Pollutants given out to the atmosphere Converter HC's ppm CO % Yes 162.3 1.695 No 111 0. 52 With the above data and the following chemical equations it is possible to calculate the amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) given out by cars: [IMAGE]2CO + O2 2CO2 (Two moles Carbon monoxide and one of Oxygen react to produce two moles of Carbon Dioxide - i.e. in a ratio of 1:1) [IMAGE]2C8H18 + 25O2 16CO2 + 18H2O (Two moles of Octane (petrol) and twenty five of oxygen react to produce sixteen moles of Carbon Dioxide and eighteen moles of water, i.e....   [tags: Papers] 503 words
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Similarities and Differences Between Cats and Dogs as Pets - ... These two marvelous animals have hair, making them somewhat resemble. Animals with hair belong to the mammal kingdom according to “Science Informer”, making them quite similar. Both of these animals can perform tasks that can make people view things differently when alone or in danger. Cats are known to be unique in their own way. Their open-minded personalities and exotic coats are what make cats diverse. According to “1-800petmeds,” cats can live up to 10 - 14 years, and within those long years, they do not need bathing that often (“PetLifeExpectancy”)....   [tags: exotic coats, woof, bark] 597 words
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Cats - The musical “Cats” is an outstanding show that captivates audiences of all ages. It is based on a book of poems called, “Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats”, written by T.S. Eliot. “Cats” tells a nonsense story of different cats. The amazing music, unique costumes, and intricate dance choreography bring a breath-taking story to life that a leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. T.S. Eliot’s poems from his “Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats”, not only inspired the play “Cats”, but are also used as the lyrics for all of the songs in the play....   [tags: essays research papers] 552 words
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Cats - Cats All cats, from jungle cats to house cats, belong to the cat family, Felidae, order Carnivora. The cat family, Felidae, order Carnivora, contains about 36 species that are usually grouped into two to four genera, depending on the classification system used. According to one common system, four genera exist: Panthera (jaguar, leopard , lion, tiger), Neofelis (clouded leopard), Acinomyx (cheetah), and Felis (puma, lynx, and smaller cats such as the domestic cat, Pallas's cat, and the wildcat)....   [tags: Papers] 407 words
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How to Control the Popluation of Cats in the United States - ... “Functional characteristics of an ideal immunocontraceptive would include a wide margin of safety for target animals and the environment, rapid onset and long duration of activity following a single treatment in males and females of all ages, and sex hormone inhibition” (Levy, 64). Testing has undergone with pZP and GnRH, but so far experimentation has shown rather inconsistent success rates, so further testing must be undergone (Levy, 65-68). However, despite it’s inconclusiveness at this point, the method of immunocontraception is humane and looks like a very promising solution in the near future....   [tags: impoundment, immunocontraception]
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Life and Death in Cats Cradle - Life and Death in Cats Cradle Life is a struggle to defy the inevitable. Since the beginning of time man has contemplated his own death, labored over the meaning of life, and created religion to explain all that he can not understand. Death at some point will catch up with all of society and at some point the entire world as human beings have come to know it will come to an end. No one can hide from death or attempt to out run its ever-expanding claw; death is absolute. It is possibly the only certainty in all of human existence....   [tags: essays research papers] 792 words
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Classification Essay - Cats - There are three types of domestic cats: indoor domestic cats, outdoor domestic cats, and indoor-outdoor domestic cats. Though these cats would look very similar if they were clean and sitting next to each other, they would also be very different. Indoor cats are generally very clean, since they do not have to work for their food. The excess time allows them to clean and pamper themselves on a daily basis. The fact that they are usually fed on regular intervals makes an indoor cat overweight. The cats know that they can sleep all day and still get fed once or more times a day....   [tags: Classification Essays] 571 words
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Analysis of Haruki Murakani´s Town of Cats - ... The death of his mother at such a young age called for his father to step up and be his motherly figure in his life, but Tengo’s father did not rise to the occasion. Tengo could tell that his father was hiding something from him regarding his mother because his father never talked about her and tried to avoid the topic at all costs. The mystery of who his mother was rose several questions about his mother. We then find out that there is only one memory Tengo has of his mother. “In his only memory of her, he was a year and a half old and she was standing by his crib in the arms of a man other than his father.” (Town, 5) This memory makes Tengo believe that his father may not actually be h...   [tags: childhood, story, relationships, father, son] 1219 words
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Personal Opinion Essay: Dogs vs. Cats - There are many reasons to get a pet. You could choose to get a pet for a companion, or simply to add to your family. Many older folk choose to get a pet after they retire or lose their spouse so they do not feel lonely. Many young couples choose to get a pet before they opt to have children, and many families add a pet to their home for their children. The question is though, what type of pet to get. Do you get a cat, or a dog. Having a dog as a pet over a cat is much more enjoyable and beneficial to your life, specifically because of their behavior, convenience, and loyalty....   [tags: Pets, Loyalty] 658 words
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Cats As Carnivorous Predators - Cats as Carnivorous Predators Throughout the course of evolution the cat’s ability to survive in the wild has become extremely dependent upon its hunting ability. In order for feral, or undomesticated, cats to survive on their own in the wild they have developed hereditary traits and instincts from their ancestors throughout time. Though these hereditary traits that they have inherited are helpful for undomesticated cats, they can often cause problems when domesticated house cats revert back to the ways of their ancestors, often influencing the ways that cats kept as pets are managed....   [tags: essays research papers] 860 words
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Why I Love Cats - Reason I love Cats . The first day I brought Mimi home , I regretted it immediately. She was a kitten then and was crying all the time . It was my first cat and I did not know what to do . I kept thinking that there must be something wrong with her . I wanted to bring her back to the pet shop but I decided to just wait and see what happen . Finally Mimi got used to her surroundings and she became my best friend . Caring for a cat means much more than simply making sure they have plenty of food and water , it requires a lot of patience and love ....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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Cats Cradle - "All the things I am about to tell you are shameless lies." So begins the Books of Bokonon. Bokononism is an original religion that is introduced in this book, Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. The book shows the importance of religion, even if that religion is "shameless lies". It also displays how people convince themselves that things are better then they really are. I read this book because of a promise I made to my father. I'm glad I made that promise; I just read a delightfully funny and deep tale about the end of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 923 words
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Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats - Feeding Behavior in Feral and Domestic Cats During the course of evolution, a species may change drastically. Adaptations in behavior and in physical characteristics are both important to survival. Some behaviors of a species may be learned, while others may be genetically determined. It is likely that most behavior are a combination of genetic makeup and learning. Learned behaviors are essential to survival because they can change to meet the demands an organism’s current situation. Genetically determined behaviors are advantageous because they are automatic and take place in the absence of learning....   [tags: Papers] 1719 words
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Cats vs. Dogs - Cats vs. Dogs Are you a cat person or a dog person. In the age-old schism of cats versus dogs, there has always been a debate for both sides. No matter what side is taken there will always be a debate about which animal is superior. People choose pets based on a certain kinship they feel with the animal. Now, perhaps cat lovers are uptight, but they don't choose to claim kinship with a creature whose first act upon meeting a new member of its own kind is to sniff its behind. There is also the problem of dignity and discrimination -- as in, dogs have none....   [tags: Pets Ownership Dog Cat Essays Compare Contrast] 564 words
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Cats Do NOT Cause Bad Luck - What is superstition. According to The Little Oxford Dictionary, superstition is "belief in the existence or power of the supernatural; irrational fear of the unknown; a religion or practice based on such tendencies; widely held but wrong idea." Let us examine that definition in depth. First, there is "belief in the existence or power of the supernatural". This means that there is believed to be some force that can influence the events on the Earth. Second, there is "irrational fear of the unknown." This has been endemic to the human race since the early days when a cave man did not know if that cave was safe to enter or if he would be attacked by a bear....   [tags: Statistics] 1741 words
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Animal Rights: Working to Help Reduce the Numbers - ... Staring with our Las Vegas Valley Humane Society, I was able to learn more of other agencies and local vets that are not only involved in this cause, but are also volunteering their time and services to try to reduce these numbers. Though I cant take home every stray I see, I feel that by getting involved and actually doing instead of saying, I am doing something to at least lesson the amount of strays that by no choice or fault of their own, do not have a happy home. Experts at the Humane Society of the United States have estimated that one single unaltered male and one unaltered female, counting their offspring, over the span of of just seven years could be responsible for over 400,000...   [tags: humane society, kittens, cats]
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Pet Psychology: People Who Live With a Pet are Best Advisors - ... He was so sad like he has done something wrong. Cats were afraid of a little cute dog…I just couldn’t believe. As he was persistent and courageous I gave him name Zeus. In Greek mythology, Zeus is the ruler of Mount Olympus, the god of sky and thunder, but my Zeus...he is actually afraid of thunder. Luckily, that's the only thing he is afraid of. It wasn’t only Zeus persistent in this story. Of all cats only one tomcat stayed. Firstly he was neutral, he was following Zeus everywhere but he was pretending he doesn’t like him....   [tags: cats, dogs, care] 650 words
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Animal Experimentation Should Be Banned - ... Which means that the animals will not be a very reliable source and will not be very beneficial to us. The types of experiments is a long list. Eye Irritancy is one of them. Developed by John H. Draize, this experiment is when chemicals are rubbed or dripped into one eye. Most of the time rabbits are used for these tests. They check the eye daily to see how it is reacting to the chemical. The level of irritation is scored numerically by seeing how the three major tissues of the eye react. These test can cause redness, bleeding, ulcers, and even blindness, to add to all that then they are likely killed upon completion of the experiment (Types of Animal Testing 1)....   [tags: cats, dogs, mice] 1173 words
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Informative Speech: Three Interesting Things About Cats - Topic: Cats General Purpose/Goal: To inform Specific Purpose/Goal: I want my audience to understand three interesting things about Cats. Thesis Statement: Three interesting things to know about cats are their intelligence, tail signals and that they are territorial animals. INTRODUCTION I. Attention Getter: you see them every where you look, sometimes out playing or other times in a house. II. Preview Statement: I am going to share three areas of information about cats. A. Cats are very intelligent animals....   [tags: Informative Speech] 386 words
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Cause Effect Essay - Consequences of Too Many Cats - Cause Effect Essay - Consequences of Too Many Cats We have five cats that live in our house. This was not our original plan, but it turned out that way. My family got two tortoiseshell-colored kittens, Kit-Fat and Minkie when I was nine and my sister was seven. Two years later, we were preparing to move to the country, and our pastor's daughter had three kittens to give away. Our pastor convinced us that we needed cats outside in the country. At that age, Risa and I were greatly in love with kittens....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1091 words
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Meet the Cheetah - ... It is believed the mane-like hair helps the babies to hide in grass so that hyenas or lions won't take them home for dinner. Like all moms, the She-Cheetah worries about her little ones. She moves the cubs from place-to-place to keep them safe. But, she has to leave her babies alone while she hunts for food. It is sad, but true that around 75% of cubs only live about three months. When the cubs can eat meat, the mom teaches them how to hunt. They stay with their mom about 18 months to two years before they set about to make their own way....   [tags: large cats, biological analysis] 1157 words
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Feline Hepatic Lipidosis Syndrome Analysis - Feline hepatic lipidosis (FHL), also known as “feline fatty liver syndrome” is one of the most common forms of liver disease identified in cats. Hepatic lipidosis is defined as, “A well-recognized syndrome in cats, characterized by excessive accumulation of fat (triglyceride) in the liver” (Côté, 2007, p. 506). This disease is unique to cats and is not commonly found in other domesticated animals. As was previously stated, this disease particularly affects cats. While cats of all breeds and of any age are potentially at risk, middle-aged, obese cats are most susceptible to this disease....   [tags: cats, liver, yellow pigment,fluid therapy]
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The Journal of the Jaguars - THE JOURNAL OF THE JAGUARS, PANTHERA ONCA the untold story of Earth's third largest feline PROLOGUE The jaguar is the third-largest of the world's four species of big cats. These big cats are members of the Felidae family where other cats such as leopards, cougars, lions belong. The jaguar's scientific name is Panthera onca. Once widespread across North America from coast to coast, the jaguar is now occasionally seen in the United States. The cat can be found in Mexico and Central and South America and prefers dense rainforests where it can hide from its only predator, humans....   [tags: Panthera Onca, Feline, Felidae Family, Big Cats]
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Picasso's Crazy Woman with Cats - ... It’s through their fulfillment she finds her own, just as she sees the same pieces of her own past. In her early teens, she found herself not in a dire but similar situation as the children she works with. Finding herself waiting in lines for government assistance, hoping for Medicaid and even inconsistent food stamps with a mother who was laid off and expecting. The memories of being turned away as a result of missing documents or being told to “eat light” because of a cut in food stamp money, linger in the back of her mind and reappear the moment she starts to slack....   [tags: painting analysis, personal reflection] 864 words
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Big Cats in Asia - The relationship between human beings and the environment has always been in conflict. Our world these days is based on the economy and the ambitious interest people have in leaving nature behind. Nowadays, business is growing and so is the population, people’s priority is to make as much money as possible, but do they really care about the environment around them. Our greediness for money has led us to destroy forests and animal niches. However, there might still be hope for animals that were taken from their habitat to start over again, in a very slow process by stopping deforestation and increasing conservation areas....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Curiosity only Kills Cats - ... Is it because curiosity killed the cat. If it were not for curious minds, we would not understand why apples fall from trees or what E equals to. So yes, curiosity may have killed the cat, but satisfaction surely brought it back. The future belongs to the curious – both theoretically and literally. In other words, from a health perspective, those who are curious at a young age or show high levels of curiosity throughout their lifetime tend to have a lower risk for developing neurological illnesses as well as hypertension and diabetes, thus increasing their life expectancies (Kashdan 2010)....   [tags: Anxious Mind, Curious Spirit, Curiosity]
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Is It Easy to Live in Harmony with a House Cat? - As humans, having cats as pets they are expected to adapt to human lifestyle and living conditions forgetting the fact that houses are not their natural environment. Cats, as do all animals, behave the way they do since it is in their nature, despite the opinion of some behaviors being inappropriate. A cat has no concept of what is deemed right or wrong and has to be able to understand what is desired of them to do or not to do in order to live a contented life in human surroundings. Part of the way a cat learns to understand a human is by humans understanding them and why they do what they do....   [tags: pets, domesticated animals]
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The Social Cat: The Lion - ... Once they find a place they can settle down at they will mark their territory and try to defend their land from other lions. Lions are big muscular cats that are powerfully built. Lions are one of the only cats to have a distinct difference between the males and females. The male lions are generally much larger than female lions. The main difference between a male and female lion is the big majestic mane of hair around the male lions face. The purpose of this mane is “to make the male look more impressive to females and more intimidating to rival males” (“African Lion”)....   [tags: lion, mammals, hunters, group, social]
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Life and Work - Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on March 22, 1948. He composed many musicals throughout his lifetime including; “Evita”, “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Cats”. Webber grew up in South Kensington to parents William who was a professional in theory and composition at the Royal College of Music in England and Jean who was a singer and a violinist in the same school. By age three Webber was playing the violin. Then by age six he composed his own songs. Then by age nine he had a piece of music published in the magazine, “Music Teacher.” Thanks to Webber’s Aunt Vi who got him into theatre....   [tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber, ] 572 words
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Prevention of Animal Overpopulation - Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in pursuit of ending such criminal means, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the horrific crimes of animal deaths in shelters. It is no secret that this world has become infused with problems that have extended from one side of the globe to the other....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Panthera Tigris or Tiger is the Strongest Cat in the World - ... The Panthera Tigris has the same digestive system like humans And other cats as the food is broken down by the Mouth then goes to the stomach via esophagus Then it goes out by the anus after being absorbed However, it is simpler than the Human’s digestive system as tigers Only eat meat so their digestive system has different enzymes and no colon (an organ that extracts salts and water) and a simpler and small digestive system. The Panthera Tigris excretory system is identical to that of a human as it has the same organs with the same function such as the kidney that is used to clean the blood from wastes such as nitrogen that is turned to urine, which is for both tigers and humans and...   [tags: habitat, endangered species, hunters] 908 words
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Does Buying a Dog or Cat Change a Person's Personality - ... There is a general belief that dog owners have a different personality and disposition than cat owners. This brings us to the research experiment we will be conducting. Will owning a dog or a cat possibly change your personality by increasing or decreasing an individual’s extroversive behavior. I am predict that dog owner’s will aspire to a higher trait of extraversion after two years of owning it and cat owner’s will have lower behavioral traits of extraversion. The goal of this paper is to gain knowledge on what can change one’s personality as well as to reflect upon the personality changes that may exist when having a dog or a cat....   [tags: psychological research] 1192 words
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