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The Cat | by Rush Shippen Huidekoper



A guide to the classification and varieties of cats and a short treatise upon their care, diseases, and treatment

TitleThe Cat
AuthorRush Shippen Huidekoper
PublisherD. Appleton And Company
Year1895
Copyright1895, D. Appleton And Company
AmazonThe Cat - A Guide To The Classification And Varieties Of Cats And A Short Treatise Upon Their Cares, Diseases, And Treatment
The CatThe Cat 2Huidekoper

By Rush Shippen Huidekoper, M. D, Veterinarian (Alfort), Etc., Author Of The Age Of The Domesticated Animals, Contraction Of The Horse's Foot, Identification Of Animals, Etc.

With Over Thirty Illustrations

To John P. Haines, Esq., President of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New York, in appreciation of his work, which has done so much to increase the care of the home cat and to alleviate the sufferings of the waif this hook is respectfully dedicated By The Author.

-Preface
WHEN, a month ago, the National Cat Show became an established fact, and inquiries were being made in regard to the classification and qualities of cats, I learned that none of the booksellers in New ...
-Bibliography
The Comparative Anatomy of the Domesticated Animals. By A. Chauveau, M.D., LL.D., etc. (English translation). New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1891. A Manual of Zoology. By Henry Allegne Nicholson, M.D.,...
-Chapter I. Zoological Position Of The Cat Family, With A Descriptive List Of The Various Feline Species
ZOOLOGICALLY speaking, the eat is a mammal belonging to the order Carnivora, or flesh-eaters. Modern classification, based chiefly upon characters drawn from the bony skeleton - which changes slowly w...
-A Descriptive List Of The Various Feline Species
They are naturally a well-marked group, and for the present purpose may be regarded as forming a single genus, Fells; the characters upon which most of the genera were based, which various systematist...
-A Descriptive List Of The Various Feline Species. Continued
11. The Fishing Cat (F. Virerrina) The Fishing Cat (F. virerrina), a heavily built cat, gray in color, very irregularly marked with dark-brown spots. The body is about thirty inches in length, and th...
-Chapter II. An Outline Of The Anatomy Of The Domestic Cat
THE skeleton of the cat differs from that of man and those of the other domestic animals only in trivial details which allow such modification as is needed by the habits of the animal. Figures 1 and ...
-Chapter III. The Origin Of The Domestic Cat And Its Varieties
I HAVE referred tersely in Chapter I (Zoological Position Of The Cat Family, With A Descriptive List Of The Various Feline Species). to the Wildcat, the Egyptian Cat (which undoubtedly originally was ...
-The American Wildcat (F. Lyncus Rufus)
The American Wildcat is very similar in formation, color, and character to the Wildcat of Europe, but is somewhat stronger and stouter. It undoubtedly has been a factor in the breeding of certain dome...
-Long-Haired Cats. The Asiatic Or Eastern Cat
The Long-haired Cats, otherwise known as the Asiatic or Eastern Cats, vary only slightly ill conformation, but greatly in color and in the quality of their coats. The coat may be woolly in texture, ma...
-The Angora. (Called Also Angola.)
The Angora Cat, which has a close relation to the Persian, comes from the province of Angora, in western Asia, which is also well known for its goats, with fine, silky, long hair, which is used in the...
-The Persian Cat
The Persian Cat differs from the Angora in several essential details. The head is rather larger, with ears less pointed, although these also have tufts of hair at their points. The eyes are large and ...
-Short-Haired Cats. The European Or Western Cat
The Short-haired Cat, otherwise known as the European or Western Cat, is the one derived from the European Wildcat, with an intermixture of the blood of the Egyptian Cat. Whatever may have been its or...
-The Tortoise-Shell. (Sometimes Called Spanish Cats.)
Head The head of the Tortoise-shell should be rather small, broad across the forehead and between the eyes, rounded on top, with a nose rather longish, the whole having a somewhat bullety appearance....
-Tabbies
The Tabby is one of the commonest of colors, and is found in many breeds of the cat; and still a very well-marked Tabby is comparatively rare. The Tabbies are divided into the Banded Tabbies and the S...
-White Cats - Short-Haired
Head The heads of White Cats are rather small, and round above. The forehead is broad across and broad between the eyes. The nose is rather longish. Eyes The eyes should be blue - that beautiful so...
-Self-Colored Cats
The Self-colored Cats are those which are entirely of one solid color, which may vary in its hue or tint, but must not have any intermixture of white or of any other color. The Self-colored Cats are t...
-Black-And-White Cats
The Black-and-White Cat should have the same general conformation, head, set of ears, and carriage of tail as has already been given for the Tabbies. Eyes The eyes vary somewhat from an orange-yello...
-The Royal Cat Of Siam
The Royal Cat of Siam is an odd but rather attractive cat, from its graceful form, and from the peculiar, strikingly marked black head, tail, and extremities. Head The head is small and broad at the...
-The Manx Cat
The Manx Cat differs from the ordinary cat only in being tailless, or nearly so, the most choice families not having any tail at all. If they have a short rudimentary tail it should be boneless; but s...
-Chapter IV. Care Of The Cat
THE care of the cat is of very much more importance in the close surroundings of city life than it is in the country, where the animal has as much freedom as the barefooted, half-dressed boy who can b...
-Cat Housing
The cat is an excessively cleanly animal, and when housed should be provided with means for remaining so. A small box, or what is better, as it can be well washed - a galvanized flat pan such as is us...
-Cat Feeding
In the country, or in a small house where the cat has full freedom of the kitchen and back yard, very little attention is required in regard to feeding, as the animal will pick up from the scraps the ...
-Cat Breeding
The period of gestation in the cat varies from fifty-six to sixty-three days. The cat will breed some three or four times in the year, and has a variable number in each litter of its kittens - sometim...
-Chapter V. Diseases Of Cats
Evidence Of Disease WHENEVER a cat becomes ill from any disease which is more than trivial, whether it be a fever, an inflammation of one of the organs, or an injury which is somewhat serious, it sho...
-Diseases Of The Respiratory System In Cats
Catarrh Or Cold A cat may take cold in the head just as a baby might do, with inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose, the pharynx or larynx. The symptoms are a discharge from the nostril...
-Broncho-Pneumonia In Cats
Broncho-pneumonia is the ordinary form of pneumonia in the cat. It may occur primarily after exposure to cold, or it may be the secondary result of a bronchitis which has lasted for some little time. ...
-Gastritis In Cats
Gastritis, or inflammation of the stomach, is produced by overfeeding and too frequent feeding, or feeding with irritating food, or by the ingestion of foreign bodies or poison in the stomach. It may ...
-Jaundice - Yellows In Cats
Jaundice, while it is the term frequently used to indicate a disease, is only a symptom of a disease, as evidenced by the yellow coloration of the mucous membrane of the eyes, and even, in severe case...
-Constitutional Diseases In Cats
Eczema Eczema is the cutaneous manifestation of a constitutional trouble of a gouty nature. Eczema consists of a hyperemia of the skin, followed by exudation and desquamation of the cuticle. The symp...
-Glanders In Cats
It is not the place in a book of this sort to go into any extended description of glanders, as it is rarely found in cats other than in those around knackers' yards, in zoological gardens, or in the p...
-Canker Of The Ear In Cats
Canker of the ear is one of the forms of eczema. It consists of a discharge, at first brownish, which may afterward become mattery, from the inside of the external ear. If this continues, the delicate...
-Distemper In Cats
Distemper is a contagious and infectious fever of the cat, complicated by inflammations of the various organs of the body. Distemper is usually a disease of young cats, which, having once had it and h...
-Nervous Troubles In Cats
Convulsions Or Fits Convulsions or fits in the cat occur occasionally. The symptoms vary considerably according to the period of the convulsion in which the animal is seen, and according to the sever...
-Parasitic Diseases In Cats
Fleas (P. Serraticeps) Fleas are not nearly as common on cats as they are credited with being. The flea on the cat is not the same one which affects people, and if transferred to man, does not remain...
-Mange (Sarcoptus Notocdres, Var. Cati) In Cats
The ordinary mange, or sarcoptic mange, is due to a small parasite which burrows under the skin, where it deposits its eggs, which, upon hatching, become very irritating to the skin, as the young inse...
-Follicular Mange (Demodex Folliculorum) In Cats
Follicular mange, which is due to a parasite called the Demodex folliculorum, affects the nose around the muzzle, the skin of the chin, and the skin of the paws surrounding the claws, where it burrows...
-Stomach-Worms (Ascarides Of The Cat). (A. Mystax, Zeder; A. Felis, Gmelin.) In Cats
The so-called stomach-worm, which is found both in the stomach and in the intestines, especially of young cats, is a worm from two to three or four inches in length, about the size of small slate-penc...
-Tapeworm (Tania Crassicolis) In Cats
The whole of the feline tribe is a frequent host of the tapeworm, of which it has a variety of its own (TŠnia crassicolis). The worm is from six to twenty-four inches in length. It has a large head, s...
-Ringworm (Tinea Tonsurans) In Cats
Ringworm in the cat appears in the form of little round spots from the size of a ten-cent piece to the size of a quarter-dollar. Sometimes the various spots run into each other and form irregular-shap...
-Trichina (Trichina Spiralis) In Cats
Trichina is not a rare parasite in the cat, but its diagnosis is excessively difficult. The Trichina spiralis, in its vesicular form, is found in the rat and in the hog, the flesh of both of which ani...
-The Diseases Of The Cat's Eyes
In all fevers, distemper, and other grave troubles, the eyes of the cat become congested and water somewhat, or become filled with a mucous or mattery discharge which glues the lids together. If this ...
-The Diseases Of The Cat's Teeth
As we have seen before, the young eat has twenty-six teeth, which it changes at about six months of age for thirty permanent ones. This change of teeth is frequently attended by considerable irritatio...
-The Injuries Of The Cat's Claws
The claws of the cat are, as we have seen, protected, when not required for use, by being drawn back into the sockets, which are peculiar to this class of animals. This protection keeps the points of ...
-Cat Poisoning
Cats are subject to mineral poisons given them intentionally, or left carelessly lying in corners mixed with food intended for rats, which the cat gets at accidentally. The usual mineral poisons are a...
-Administration Of Medicine
In well-broken cats fond of their owner the administration of medicine is sometimes an easy matter; but again in equally well-broken and affectionate animals it is an excessively difficult matter. In...
-Destroying Cats
We are unfortunately frequently obliged to destroy cats for economic reasons, or for humane reasons, to prevent suffering in animals which cannot get well. In large institutions, like the Home of the ...
-Chapter VI. Etymology And Synonyms
THE word cat comes from a root of unknown origin; but undoubtedly it is almost identical with the original Aryan word which was used for this animal, as we find a close similarity throughout all the...
-Appendix. National Cat Show
I HAVE appended (Table A) a reduced form of entry as used by the National Cat Show, and (Table B) a classification of the divisions which they make of the various cats. It will be seen that there is, ...
-An Act for the Better Protection of Lost and Strayed Animals, and for Securing the Rights of the Owners Thereof. Laws 1894, Chapter 115
Approved by the Governor, March 8, 1894. An Act for the Better Protection of Lost and Strayed Animals, and for Securing the Rights of the Owners Thereof. The People of the State of New York, represe...









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