The Puppy and the Dog They have been man’s companion through the ages and adapted to their owners, but they have their own behavioural and nutritional demands. Knowing and respectingthem will guarantee their health and well-being.

The cat’s feline nature is always a matter of fascination.He adapts with apparent ease to daily life, and yet he has behavioural and nutritional requirements of his own. Knowing them and respecting them will guarantee his well-being and his health.

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Definition :


Hereditary alopecia is rare in cats. Mexican hairless cats, a breed created by the Aztecs, were described in 1924 as follows: skin slightly wrinkled, bluish on the back, and lighter on the belly.Well-developed whiskers and light winter coat on the back and tip of the tail. In 1930, Létard studied a pair of hairless cats, describing them as having fleshy, very wrinkled, piebald slate skin. A hairless cat brought back from India was observed in 1930. In 1935, Letard studied two male hairless kittens from a litter of Siamese. He demonstrated the recessive autosomal nature of genetic transmission (hr) in this case. In 1966 in Canada, crosses in a litter of hairless cats produced only hairless cats that gave rise to the Sphynx (Canadian Hairless) breed.