The Urban Zoo realizes the cat is a popular household pet. Customers seeking companionship or a family pet may find the cat an ideal animal. Today most cats are domesticated varieties stemming from the homogeneous breeds known as domestic longhair and domestic shorthair. Domestic cats, be it longhair or shorthair, vary in their colours and fur-coat patterns. It should be noted that different colours and fur-coat patterns on cats are manifestations of their physical traits and should not be mistaken for a particular breed of cat.
Typical Cat Coat Colours and Patterns
Colorpoint - has dark colours on the face, ears, feet, and tail, with a lighter rendering of these same dark colours on the rest of the body -these physical properties aren't exclusive to Siamese cats... they are known to surface in domesticated cats too.
Tabby - a distinctive coat that features stripes, dots, or swirling patterns, usually together with an "M" mark on its forehead.
Tricolor - usually consists of three colours: reddish colour; white and one other colour (black, blue or brown) (also called Calico coat)
Bicolor - has white fur combined with fur of some other color, for example black or tabby. There are various patterns of bicolor cat. These range from Van pattern (color on the crown of the head and the tail only) through to solid color with a throat locket. The tuxedo pattern is one of many possible bicolor patterns.
Turtoiseshell - has a jumble of random red (or cream) and black (or blue ) patches blotched throughout fur... combinations vary (a bicolour version)
Tuxedo - overall black with some white on chest... and/or white markings on face, legs or paws (a bicolour version)
Van - The crown of the head and tail are the only coloured parts of the body (a bicolour version)
White - The gene that causes a cat to have a white coat is a dominant masking gene. As a result, the cat will have an underlying coat colour and pattern. When the dominant white gene is present, however, that pattern will not be expressed. A cat that is homozygous (WW) or heterozygous (Ww) for this gene will have a white coat despite the underlying pattern/colour.
Cats display special characteristics and have specific needs that may be more acceptable to certain lifestyles and various personal pet preferences. Once customers have researched their feline's needs, our competent staff will be happy to suggest our various animal care products for nurturing a pet cat.
Cat Care Products
The Urban Zoo's cat care products list will assist you in searching for your pet's specific needs. View the list below for care products designed and formulated for cats.
Overpopulation of cats is a concern ...
always consult with your vet regarding neutering/spaying and inoculations for your feline! Never purchase an animal on impulse or as a surprise gift.
The quality of a cat's health is directly related to its disease resistance, activity level, intestinal stability and bone protection. The Urban Zoo provides a selection of nutritious cat food enriched with essential proteins, vitamins and minerals. We have an assortment of superior quality cat food for each stage of a feline's life span ...from transitional milk replacers for kittens to anti-aging foods for senior adult cats. Our food products are formulated to resist diseases, promote activity levels, ease digestive problems and provide bone protection. It is essential for customers to make informed food choices to maintain their feline's health.
The Urban Zoo has specialty food products to manage a variety of feline concerns. Specialty cat foods for skin and coat care; weight management, and hairball control effectively address some of these cat problems. Other specialty products involve holistic cat foods, these foods are an alternative to regular adult cat maintenance. Natural cat food products are increasingly in demand by customers, and our store ensures these wholesome holistic foods are in stock. Food supplements, available in a either powder or tablet form, are another type of specialty food item offered at our store. These supplement products are used to formulate milk for hand-feeding kittens or function as food enhancer's to fortify a cat's diet. The Urban Zoo's specialty products target a range of cat needs, whether its a health issue, food preference or supplement concern.
Healthy snacks and treats at the Urban Zoo serve a multitude of purposes for kittens and cats. Some snacks are designed to benefit a cat's dental hygiene by reducing plaque and tartar build up. Other tasty treats fortify and add variety to a feline's diet. Most snacks and treats are used as rewards to motivate any cat involved in training. The Urban Zoo's selection of nutritional food products meet all your feline's needs ...whatever it is we have the food product for you!
The Urban Zoo is proud to offer these brand name products: