Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mixed Breed Pets

If you are like many pet lovers, you might be less finicky about a lengthy pedigree and instead prefer a pet with a more mysterious gene pool. In fact, there are several advantages to owning mixed-breed dog and cats (also known as domestic shorthairs, domestic mediumhairs, and domestic longhairs). First, because of their diluted, colorful ancestries, they exhibit a unique genetic phenomenon known as hybrid vigor. Because of hybrid vigor, genetically blended pets, as a group, tend to be healthier and live longer than their purebred cousins.

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