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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by SilverCat285, Aug 29, 2013.


  1. SilverCat285

    SilverCat285 PetForums Member

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    Is it me or do most vets generally not know anything about cat breeds?

    I took Harley in for his injection last night and one of the vets mentioned they thought he was part Maine coon. Maya was also up getting her 1st vaccination and one of the vets insisted that her father must be a pedigree Bengal stud that got out.

    I don't have a clue about cat breeds but I'm sure (correct me if I'm wrong) you don't get silver or blue tabby bengals? Here's a picture of the litter
     

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    Sorry, don't have a picture of the whole litter together and my phone won't post multiple pics
     

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    Two silver classic tabbies (Maya on the left) and and a blue torbie
     

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    You can get blue and silver Bengals, doesn't mean you're kittens are part Bengal though.

    A great deal of vets don't know anything about breeds.

    One of my past vets was a breeder and show judge, my current clinic is a breeding specialist clinic - so they do know more than average vets. Generally unless they are involved in showing or breeding they don't know a great deal.
     
  5. we love bsh's

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    oh you do get blue bengals,however i think the vet is talking tosh,basically your cats parents were either blue or carried dilute to produce a blue.Doesnt have nothing to do with been a ped you do indeed get blue mogs.
     
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    Luna has very clear Bengal markings, but our first vet couldn't guess what breed she was mixed with, I had to explain that it was a lynx pointed snow Bengal...we changed vet to a cat specialist after that.
     
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    Vets dont know alot about breeds, i took a blue cream moggie kitten to be vaccinated and the vet said oh what a lovely persian, i just stood there and said where, she is a moggie.
     

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    I've never seen a blue Bengal before, I thought you only got brown and "snow" bengals. Yeah I don't think there's any Bengal in her at all and I doubt there's any Maine coon in Harley either, even though he does have tiny little tufts on his ears.

    It doesn't matter to me at all. Just thought it was odd that the vet insisted they were.

    And the "bengal" kittens mother is a brown torbie so does that mean the father had to be blue/silver or just carry the genes for it? I know you get blue moggies, my Smokey was a blue tabby.
     
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    You kittens mum would have carried dilute then.One of the parents had to have silver to get silver kittens and if dad wasnt blue then he would have to have also carried dilute.
     
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    To get silvers then dad would have had to be a silver - he would have to show it. But to get blues both mum and dad would need to carry the dilute gene. They don't need to show it though.

    CC: that kitten, gorgeous as she is, is never a Persian!
     
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    haha iv had that the vet asked if kitten was persian i said no bsh.
     
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    Does knowing the particular breed of cat have any impact on what type of treatment would be given? If not, then imo it is irrelevant.

    I know that greyhounds respond differently to other breeds of dog with regard to anaesthetics and do need to be treated differently then.
     
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    when mika went for his neutering the vets said he had siamese in him, at least half
    heres a pic of him around neuter day
    i dont see it at all, vets are a bit clueless tbh, my vets know sphynx and thats it lol
     

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    Nope, not a jot if Siamese in him either that I can see - I'm assuming it's just cos he has largish ears but that could come from anywhere - where do these vets get their ideas from!?
     
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    I didn't say that they would be treated any differently. I couldn't care less if a cat was a moggy, pedigree or a crossbreed.

    I was just commenting on the fact that the vet told me she was definitely part Bengal which is very, very unlikely.
     
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    not that I am aware of - ped cats only make up around 3% of the cat population so I don't think there is enough data to make those kinds of comparisons. So yes, irrelevant.
     
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    And here is my "half Maine coon" :rolleyes: kitten
     

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    yeah, cause of the big ears and cause he was vocal, he was in the carrier obviously he was going to be vocal he wanted to get out :rolleyes:
     
  19. we love bsh's

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    very cute :)
     
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    batman!! ;)
     
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