The LaPerm is a charming cat with a distinctive curly coat. Their shaggy curls and ringlets are unlike anything you’ve probably ever seen on a cat, and their name derives from the popular hairstyling technique. This cat didn’t need a salon to achieve this signature look, and is the surprising result of a spontaneous genetic mutation: the first LaPerm was born in a barn on a cherry farm in Oregon, to a distinctly non-curly tabby mother.
Though some have claimed that the LaPerm’s unique coat makes them hypoallergenic, no genuinely hypoallergenic cat exists. They lack an undercoat and shed very little making grooming a breeze, but allergies are usually triggered by cat saliva and dander from the skin, not the hair. If you’re hoping to get a LaPerm for this reason, make sure to spend time with one first to see how your allergies respond. Once you get to know one of these friendly and outgoing cats, you might just decide to get allergy shots anyway!
Appearance / health:
The curly-coated LaPerm is a medium sized cat of average build. The head is somewhat wedge shaped with rounded contours and full whisker pads. The muzzle is slightly broad with a gently convex nose. The ears are medium to large with tufts of hair and sometimes lynx-like ear tips. The eyes are medium large, almond-shaped and slightly slanted. All variety of eye colors are possible.
The coat of the LaPerm may be short or medium-long, but the signature look of ringlets, waves, and curls is most pronounced in the longhaired coat. The longhaired LaPerm may have a neck ruff and plumed curly-haired tail. Their fur takes on an almost shaggy, unkempt appearance with loose, bouncy curls and waves that stand away from the body. The hair is fine, and your fingers can easily run through it without snags or tangles. The shorthaired LaPerm will have a tail more like a bottle brush, and no neck ruff. Unlike many of the Rex breeds, the LaPerm’s coat is not wiry. The texture for both the long and shorthaired variety is springy, standing away from the body, and the softness of the coat will vary from cat to cat. All coat colors and patterns are possible. The LaPerm lacks an undercoat, sheds very little, and is not prone to matting.
Behavior / temperament:
The clever and clown-like LaPerm makes an affectionate and attentive companion. They prefer to be involved in the things you do, and are very people oriented: if you’re active, your LaPerm will be active and if you’re ready to relax on the couch, so is your LaPerm. They like to be picked up and held, and are generally quite happy to be a lap cat. They also like to explore, and they may be particularly good at manipulating doors and cupboards open with their paws. They like to seek out high places so if you feel like someone’s watching you, check the top of the bookcases for your LaPerm.
Social, gentle, and loving, the LaPerm makes for a great family pet, and they get along well both with children and other household pets. They don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time, and this is
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There are so many misconceptions about raw feeding and I hope to quickly properly educate you so making an opinion for yourself is easier. I am a certified nutritionist for dogs and cats and the moment I finished my education I knew I needed to make better choices for my own personal dogs in regards to how I fed them. There are pros and cons to any feeding method so I cannot say it's going to be easy to know exactly what choices to make. The doubtful mind always says no, so anyone unfamiliar with anything is always hesitant. I see that a lot with other professionals in the field, specifically veterinarians. I am fortunate to have an integrative veterinarian who 100% supports this feeding method. Lets talk about the pros as there are many. There is no possible way to dispute that a dog's but especially a cat's digestive system and teeth are designed for a diet of animal tissue, they are carnivores. Having jagged teeth throughout their mouth and a very short digestive tract, their bodies are not equipped to properly process plant material. Think of a cow's or sheep's flat teeth, made for grinding plants, and their 4 chambered stomachs, made to digest and assimilate nutrients from plants. They are herbivores. Feeding a diet of dry dog food, which is very heavy in plant based ingredients of many varieties,synthetic vitamins, and taste additives reeks havoc on their entire body systems over time. Some say feeding raw is expensive and time consuming. I'm part of a group with thousands and thousands of raw feeders around the world and we completely disagree. If you can follow a simple recipe you can make raw food for your pet. Learning how to shop for ingredients on sale and making relationships with local butchers is all you need to make it affordable. I feed two dogs raw cheaper than I wold purchasing an average quality dry food. It CAN be done if your pet's lifetime of health is important to you. There are so many support systems out there for this approach, it truly couldn't be any easier. The shelf life of raw food is far longer than that of dry food. Did you know that the nutrients and quality of dry food diminishes with the passing of each day? My dog's food is kept in a deep freezer and put in the refrigerator for thawing each night, ready for the next day. Freezing locks in all nutrients and can be kept for years without spoiling. Does your dog suffer from chronic conditions like ear infections and skin issues? Did you ever think it could be food related? Well let me tell you that it is. I have assisted with completely eradicating a host of chronic health issues in dogs and cats with diet alone. To most recently include a chihuahua with disc disease and no use of his hind legs. He now climbs steps and runs. He is 12 years old. No other therapy than a raw diet, regular massage, and one veterinary acupuncture visit. Let's talk about the cons. Now, most freeze dried and premade raw can be expensive for the amount you get. Feeding freeze dried is mostly for convenience. I use it when I need convenience like a weekend camping trip. I enjoy making my dog's food. There a lot of satisfaction in it for me. There is so much talk about bacteria like salmonella and e.coli when someone references raw food. Can it be present in raw food? Of course! But, did you know that your dry food can and does have the same bacteria? Dry and canned pet food recalls are a very common for bacteria. I have 100% control over the ingredients, processing, and storing of my pets raw food. Proper handling and sourcing of raw ingredients can and does deeply diminish the probability of bacteria. What about parasites? Again, yes of course raw materials can have parasites. As can dry and canned mass produced pet food. And again, the proper handling and sourcing of these ingredients remove this concern. (As a note: I have been raw feeding for over 5 years and NOT ONE of my dogs or clients have been treated for parasites or bacterial issues) Proper formulation can be a con to raw feeding. Honestly, its ridiculously easy. But without the proper ratio of ingredients you can cause issues. Companies make you think it is hard. They want to make you buy their product. It's a marketing scheme that works and unfortunately affects our pets negatively. I hope this review can shed light into the seemingly scary world of raw feeding. Educate yourselves and don't be afraid to jump in head first. Your pet's health and quality of life will be all the proof you need to know this is without a doubt the best decision you have ever made. .
From Megan S 55 days ago