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  • *Abscess & a Chemical Burn
    Using natural herbs like golden seal and aloe vera, you can help your cat quickly heal following an abscess or a chemical burn.
    March 2001

  • *Abscess On The Chin: A Medical Case History
    Follow the development and treatment of an abscess on the chin of a rescued cat...
    January 2016

  • *Abscesses
    An abscess is an accumulations of pus that usually forms at the site of a puncture wound. In cats, an abscess often results from a cat bite. Learn the best home treatment for an abscess.
    September 2008

  • Abyssinian Breed Winners in CFA
    These are the top winning Abyssinians in CFA!
    November 2008

  • Abyssinian DMs
    Abyssinians who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    April 2005

  • Abyssinian Helps Decipher Feline DNA
    Cinnamon, a female Abyssiniancat, is the first feline in history to have her DNA decoded...
    November 2007

  • Abyssinian National Winners
    The winningest Abyssinians in CFA History
    January 2004

  • Accidental Purr-ist
    A British cat that stowed away on a ferry bound for Spain was returned 700 miles to its distraught owners via the information registered to the microchip in its shoulder ...
    January 2010

  • ACFA'S Top Inter-American Winners 2009-2010
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2009-2010 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2010

  • ACFA's Top Inter-American Winners 2010-2011
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2010-2011 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2011

  • ACFA's Top Inter-American Winners 2011-2112
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2011-2012 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2012

  • ACFA's Top Inter-American Winners 2012-2013
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2012-2013 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2013

  • ACFA's Top Inter-American Winners 2013-2014
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2013-2014 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2014

  • ACFA`s Top Inter-American Winners 2003-2004
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2003-2004 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    July 2004

  • ACFA`s Top Inter-American Winners 2004-2005
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2004-2005 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2005

  • ACFA`s Top Inter-American Winners 2005-2006
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2005-2006 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2006

  • ACFA`s Top Inter-American Winners 2006-2007
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2006-2007 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2007

  • ACFA`s Top Inter-American Winners 2007-2008
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2007-2008 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2008

  • ACFA`s Top Inter-American Winners 2008-2009
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2008-2009 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    June 2009

  • ACFA's Top Inter-American Winners 2014-15
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2014-2015 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
    September 2015

  • Cat Lady Wins Tax Battle
    A woman who does volunteer rescue of feral cats in California wins her court case against the Internal Revenue Service...
    June 2011

  • *Acidophilus
    Acidophilus is a useful supplement to give to a cat with a digestive upset or when a feline is taking antibiotics.
    June 2016

  • Acquired Feline Obsessive Syndrome
    Scientists warn us about a dreaded new disease!!! Well, really we are just kidding - but it is pretty amusing...
    December 2001

  • *Acupressure To Bring Your Female Out Of Season
    Learn the acupressure technique you can use to delay breeding your cycling queen.
    July 2005

  • *Acupuncture Can Save Your Newborn
    This article teaches you an acupuncture technique you can easily learn which may save the life of your newborn kitten!
    December 2016

  • *Acupuncture For Cats
    This alternate therapy based on ancient Chinese principles may prove a good option for cat`s problem.
    June 2005

  • *Adding Volume to Your Cat`s Coat
    Learn how to add more volume to your cat`s coat, making the coat look fuller and bigger. This article tells you specific products to use and what they will do to add fullness and texture to your cat`s coat.
    March 2001

  • *Adding Your Website To Cattery Directories
    This article includes a handy list of links to an assortment of breed directories to which you can add your cattery name to take your marketing and cattery website's profile to even higher levels.
    March 2012

  • *Adding Your Website To Search Engines
    Here is a handy list with clickable links to the search engines to which you can add your cattery website or feline-related business...
    February 2012

  • *Administering CPR To Your Cat
    Learn this simple skill. It may save your cat`s life.
    August 2001

  • Advanced Art Of Sitting On A Feline Tush
    Mollie's British Shorthair, Tiger, shares his expertise on the fine art of sitting as he practices it in his own life . . .
    May 2013

  • Adventurous Naviguessor
    An Ocicat breeder takes a little detour on the way to the show...
    February 2007

  • Adventurous Rudy
    Rudy the cat tangles with the kitchen sink—and loses . . .
    January 2015

  • *Adverse Reactions To Vaccines
    Every breeder should know what adverse reactions a cat may have to a vaccination.
    December 2006

  • *Advertising a Kitten For Sale at the Show
    Learn simple techniques to attract more buyers for your kitten at the show by preparing an eye-catching sign, plus some simple sales techniques, and knowing what to say to prospective buyers. Includes a complete resource list of suppliers.
    July 2010

  • Advice To A Newbie
    Deciding to become part of the cat fancy can be an exciting and wonderful time. It can also be confusing and disappointing. Learn some of the best tips for making your journey as a new cat breeder as smooth as possible....
    July 2009

  • *Afraid Of The Dryer
    What do you do if your show cat is terrified of the hair dryer?
    January 2007

  • *Aggressive Stud Cat
    Occasionally a stud cat is more interested in fighting with his potential mate rather than making love. Learn what you can do to encourage the boy kitty to make whoopee, not war.
    April 2016

  • Agility - A First Experience
    A Himalayn breeder shares her impressions at her first CFA, non-ICAT Agility Trial.
    February 2005

  • Aging Cat
    Most cats age gracefully. Old age is not an illness, but your cat's senior years will require special consideration from you to make it enjoyable.
    April 2015

  • *Aggression Between Cats
    Sometimes one cat can be aggressive towards another, creating a great deal of unhappiness in the feline family. But such bad behavior can be corrected.
    December 2003

  • Airline Pet Fees
    Like the cost of most things in the modern world, the cost of air transport and ticket fees for cats are on the rise...
    August 2008

  • Airlines Now Required To Report Pet Injuries, Loss or Deaths
    New governement regulations require that airlines report any injuries, deaths or lost animals they transport.
    June 2005

  • Airplane Anti-Bird Device
    The Federal Aviation Authority is implementing new compulsory anti-bird measures for all airliners in the wake of the crash of a plane into the Hudson river after being struck by a flock of geese....
    March 2009

  • *Albon
    Albon is a useful antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of infections including the digestive problems associated with coccidiosis.
    June 2005

  • *Allergic To Cats
    If you have allergies, it may be better for you to keep your cat!
    September 2004

  • *Allergies In Cats
    Spring is typically the time of year when cats with allergies begin to itch and scratch. Learn how to make your allergic cat more comfortable.
    June 2006

  • Almost, Almost
    Every year there are people who campaign cats for a national win. Some make it, and some don't. Yet those people whose cats don't quite make their NW, are also winners. Kudos to the cats that "almost" made it . . .
    May 2017

  • *Aloe Vera & Your Cat
    Aloe Vera is often used in alternative medical therapies, including veterinary medicine, but it must be used correctly and with caution when given to a feline...
    November 2008

  • *Alopecia
    Hair loss and bald spots on your cat can be the results of several different conditions.
    September 2005

  • Alphabet of Cat Facts
    From Morris to Garfield, tabby cats are a vital part of American pop culture.
    September 2006

  • Alternative and Traditional Chinese Medicine For Anorexia and Constipation: Sunny's Story
    This article tells the journey taken by one determined owner to find the answer to her older cat's refusal to eat and difficulty with constipation...
    March 2012

  • American Airlines Bans Snub-Nosed Breeds
    American Airlines will not accept brachycephalic or snub-nosed cats as checked luggage. The ban includes Persians, Exotic Shorthairs and Burmese cats.
    February 2011

  • American Bobtail DM's In CFA
    Here is a list of the American Bobtails who have earned the prestigious breeding title of Distinguished Merit.
    April 2011

  • American Curl DMs
    American Curls who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    July 2006

  • American Curl National Winners
    The winningest American Curls in CFA History
    February 2005

  • American Shorthair Breed Winners in CFA
    This detailed chart shows the top American Shorthairs in CFA for each season.
    October 2008

  • American Shorthair DMs
    American Shorthairs who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    July 2005

  • American Shorthair National Winners
    The winningest American Shorthairs in CFA History
    April 2004

  • American Wirehair Breed Winners In CFA
    See a list of the American Wirehairs that have earned the coveted title of Breed Winner in CFA....
    March 2009

  • American Wirehair DMs
    American Wirehairs who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    January 2006

  • American Wirehair National Winners
    The winningest American Wirehairs in CFA History
    November 2004

  • *Amitriptyline
    While amitriptyline was originally developed out of a need in human medicine for anti-anxiety medications in the treatment of mental illness, in cats it is prescribed for conditions such as urinating out of the litter box, spraying, excessive grooming and
    August 2007

  • *Amitriptyline Case History
    A breeder shares her experience with the use of the medication, Amitriptylene, to control and eliminate a cat`s poor litter box habit.
    August 2007

  • *Amoxicillin
    Amoxi` is a good broad spectrum antibiotic useful in medicating cats with several conditions including upper respiratory and urinary infections.
    October 2004

  • *Amputated Leg
    Follow the story of an Abyssinian kitten who fractured a hind leg in a freak accident and the difficult decision his breeder was forced to make...
    June 2010

  • *Anal Sac Problems
    Learning how to express your cat`s anal sacs is easy and may help avoid a future medical problem.
    April 2003

  • *Analyzing The E-Points
    Analyzing E-Points can tell you much more than just the standings of the cats - they can tell you what is and isn`t possible - and which cats to look out for.
    November 2003

  • *Analyzing Your Cat`s Shows
    Analyzing your cat`s show record is the basis for a successful and smart campaign. Learn how to use the records of show results to build a campaign strategy.
    November 2003

  • *Anaphylaxis In Cats
    Epinephrine can save your cats life in the case of an allergic reaction.
    October 2005

  • *Anaphylaxis/Anaphylactic Shock, Part One: Overview & Symptoms
    Anaphylactic shock is a type of deadly allergic reaction that can quickly result in death if it is not treated as an emergency situation. Learn what causes anaphylaxis and the symptoms to watch for ...
    February 2010

  • *Anaphylaxis/Anaphylactic Shock, Part Two: Treatment & Prognosis
    Anaphylactic shock is a type of deadly allergic reaction that can quickly result in death if it is not treated as an emergency situation. Learn what causes anaphylaxis and the symptoms to watch for ...
    February 2010

  • *Anatomy of a Pregnant Cat
    Every breeder should be able to envision what is going on beneath the surface of their pregnant cat.
    September 2005

  • *Anesthetic Myths
    Every breeder should know the truth and myths concerning which anesthesia option to choose should their cat require surgery.
    December 2016

  • Angel Paz Cattery Tour
    Enjoy a tour of Angel Paz cattery.
    September 2003

  • *Angry Lovers
    Occasionally, a well-planned breeding you are looking forward to takes an unexpected detour when the bride and groom develop a dislike to one another. There are ways you can encourage love to bloom between even the most unco-operative of fiancees. :-)
    November 2014

  • Animal Rights Agenda
    Understanding the difference between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a critical distinction that all people need to make in order to choose the philosophy that best represents their hopes and wishes for the future of both domesticated and wild animals
    August 2007

  • Ann Pevey
    The cat fancy has lost respected CFA judge Ann Pevey, a noted breeder of Persians, Manx and Abyssinians under the Wynden cattery name...
    January 2010

  • Anna Sadler
    The cat fancy has lost one of our dearest treasures, Anna Sadler of Brannaway Persians.
    July 2004

  • *Antibiotic Resistent Bacteria
    Learn why bacteria become resistant to antibiotics - and how to prevent or avoid it happening to your cat ...
    March 2010

  • *Antibiotics Classified
    In an ever-expanding world of new antibiotics, it is helpful to learn the main types and classifications of antibiotics available in feline veterinary medicine ...
    April 2010

  • *Antibiotics For Newborns
    Which antibiotics are best for newborn kittens?
    May 2017

  • *Ants!
    With summer comes sunny warm weather and sometimes... ants! How can you eliminate these pesky insects without endangering the health of your cats?
    July 2016

  • *Anxious Cat
    Just like people, cats can suffer from stress. Stress-related anxiety can lead to both physical and behavioral problems in the suffering feline.
    November 2007

  • AOV - Any Other Variety
    AOV, or Any Other Variety, refers to a cat that is a breed or color or has a characteristic that makes it unacceptable for show competition, while it is allowable for registration and breeding purposes.
    January 2008

  • Apps For Cats
    In a technological world awash with "apps" for your iphone or ipad, it is not surprising that a large number of apps are now available that are definitely feline-friendly. Here are the latest and most popular apps for cats...
    August 2011

  • Aquarius Cat
    Aquarius is the Water Bearer... Don`t get your paws wet!
    February 2006

  • *Are All Problems Inherited?
    Knowing which faults in your kittens may be genetic, and which may be due to other factors is essential to evaluating which cats to include or remove from a well thought-out breeding program.
    November 2016

  • *Are We Over-Vaccinating
    Does your cat need a yearly vaccination booster? Probably not...
    December 2005

  • Are You Ready?
    If disaster struck and you were forced to leave your home tomorrow, would you and your cats be ready to evacuate quickly and safely?
    August 2015

  • Aries Cat
    ARIES - Genghis Khan?t top this!
    March 2006

  • *Arthritis and Your Cat
    Although cats do not develop many orthopedic problems, they can suffer from arthritis. Learn the suble symptoms to watch for that will alert you that your cat may have a problem and learn the best treatmentoptions that are available.
    January 2001

  • *Artificial Tears
    Artificial tears are over-the-counter lubricating eye drops that can be used to treat a cat's dry or irritated eyes...
    April 2011

  • Ask The Expert: 1
    Topics covered include tongue tipping, bath manners, eye stains on a colored cat, goop, staining while eating, Himalayan coat darkens with age, cancer, flat chest, smells at the show, putting weight on your cat.
    January 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 2
    Topics covered include blowing coat, virgin male and female, bald ears, vaginal discharge, poor litter box habits, sloppy drinker, genetics help, chlamydia, monorchid male, food stains, caring for a show coat, tetracycline powder, tongue tipping, strange meow, show grooming.
    March 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 3
    Topics covered include Goop, leaving shampoo on the cat, URI carriers, growing back hair on an ear, showing a cat with a scar, CPC, small kittens, chocolate point, breeding a bi-color to a himalayan, Program injectible, urinating/defecating during bathing
    April 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 4
    Topics covered include shaving a pregnant mom, three week old kitten behaving oddly, what color is my cat, herpes, shaving before a HCM ultrasound, writer needs referral, signs of labor, head bumps, tear staining on a maltese dog, price of pet-quality him
    April 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 5
    Topics covered include itching and hair loss, vaginal discharge, blood in the stool, acne, squinting, sneezing, sculpting, swatting, eye and wound grooming powder, selling kittens, letting go, baytril, misaligned bite, heterozygous vs homozygous for SH Ex
    July 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 6
    Topics covered include did I let my cat down?, shy kittens, smokes, constipated cat, PandEcats.com articles, breeding a white to a bi-color, price of a show kitten, too fat, tortie coloring, 7 months old and still nursing, 3000# on Himalayans, calici or h
    July 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 7
    Topics covered include cat chews my hair, milkweek poisoning, no papers, kitten with sucking habit, what color kittens will I get?, yellow vomit, flagyl for a nursing mom, older addition to the cat family, exotic LH or SH?, undescended testicle, unicorn h
    August 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 8
    Topics covered include breeding after fluconazole, cardiomyopathy, expiration of nebulizer medications, information about a rescue, male uninterested in breeding, reoccuring coccidiosis, how often to breed a female, inherited cats, kitten with domed head,
    August 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 9
    Topics covered include vaccinating a pregnant female, breathing problems, fleas, hair loss on ears, cream tabbies, registration papers, nursing kitten is vomiting, silent meow, shy stray, messy drinker.
    October 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 10
    Topics covered include kneading, bactroban, old age or ?, sucking, sporadic cough and congested chest, peeing inappropriately, introducing a new kitten to an older cat, being in season, scratching, hair loss.
    November 2002

  • Ask The Expert: 11
    Topics covered include sneezing following surgery, windy kitty, tapeworm, undescended testicle, diarrhea, inappropriate peeing, pulling out fur, best vaccine, cat eyesight, dry pads, FIP.
    January 2003

  • Ask The Expert: 12
    Topics covered include hyperthyroid and cancer, grinding teeth, licking, tongue hanging out, biting, gravol, wetting, sudden death, eye ulcers, tipping ears, prolapsed rectum, sleeping kittens, dewclaws, eye brows, cannibalism.
    February 2003

  • *Aspirin
    Aspirin can be a useful drug to give your cat - or it can create a life-threatening risk.
    September 2004

  • Associate Editor, Kathy Durdick, Named Exhibitor of the Year for CFA's Northwest Region
    ShowCatsOnline.com is proud to announce that Associate Editor, Kathy Durdick of Ristokat Himalayans, has been named CFA Northwest Region's Exhibitor of the Year 2008.
    June 2008

  • Astrology and Your Cat
    Ever wonder what astrological sign your cat is? Your cat may have a personality that is affected by more than its age or breed. Like people, astrology (the position of planets) can play a role in pet's behavior and may indeed affect pet affairs...
    August 2010

  • *At What Age Should Kittens Go To a New Home?
    Sometimes buyers want to take a kitten far too early. There are some simple things you can explain to them in order for them to understand why they need to wait until the kitten is the best age to go to its new home.
    February 2001

  • *Aveda Hair Products
    Shampoos and conditioners made from pure plant extracts can produce great results on your cat`s coat.
    January 2004

  • *Average Gestation Period of the Cat
    What IS the average length of pregnancy in a cat? How many kittens does a cat usually have? How long is it from the birth of the first kitten to the birth of the last one? Find the answers to these questions... and more!
    April 2017

  • *Baby Food `Medicine`
    As Mary Poppins would say, `A spoonful of sugar... ah... chicken... helps the medicine go down!` If a cat is very resistant to taking its medicine, sometimes it is easier to simply camouflage a pill, making it seem like a treat . . .
    September 2016

  • *Baby Shampoo For Your Cat
    While baby shampoo is marketed as a gentle product for human newborns, it can also be useful as part of your cat's grooming routine. 
    June 2016

  • *Backgrounds For Photos
    Wondering what color background against which to have your cat photographed? Here are some useful tips on how to pick the perfect color.
    March 2008

  • *Bad Breath In Cats
    Bad breath is often more than just a simple nuisance. If your cat's breath smells abnormally strong or changes for the worse, it may spell the beginnings of a more serious health issue.
    May 2011

  • Bad Kitty 2
    The toilet paper does not exist so that I can shred it into little bits.
    November 2008

  • Bad Kitty 3
    I will not knock things off the coffee table so I can lie down more comfortably....
    February 2009

  • Bad Kitty 4
    I will not bat every toy I own under the couch and then meow until someone comes and gets them out for me at 3 a.m. in the morning ....
    March 2009

  • Bad Kitty 5
    The living room is not a jungle gym with walls and curtains to be climbed.
    March 2009

  • Bad Kitty 6
    I realize that you are not trying to get away from me when you close the bathroom door, so I won't open it - especially when we have guests.
    April 2009

  • Bad Kitty 7
    Looking adorable after misbehaving will not negate my crime.
    April 2009

  • Baking Cookies With Your Cat
    Yummy, yummy, yummy... my cat wants cookies in its tummy...
    December 2005

  • *Balance
    The dictionary defines balance as an harmonious arrangement of all the parts of the whole. In the cat world, balance is the proportions of the parts of the feline that define the total ideal look of any breed.
    February 2011

  • Balinese Breed Winners In CFA
    Here is a list of the top Balinese for each year in CFA....
    May 2009

  • Balinese DMs
    Balinese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    March 2006

  • Balinese National Winners
    The winningest Balinese in CFA History
    January 2005

  • Barbara St. Georges
    CFA has lost long-time judge and Manx breeder, Barbara St. Georges...
    April 2009

  • Basic Color Genetics, Part 1
    Many breeders struuggle to understand the theory behind color inheritance in cats. This is Part One of a two-part article explaining the basics of simple color genetics, using Persians to demonstrate.
    September 2007

  • Basic Color Genetics, Part 2
    This is the second part of an article discussing simple color genetics in cats, using Persians to demonstrate constructing and deconstructing various coat colors.
    October 2007

  • Basic Rules For Cats Who Have A House To Run
    Every kitty needs to know the basic rules it should know in order to `run` its human household efficiently
    November 2010

  • Basic Tabby Pattern Genetics
    Classic? Mackerel? What is dominant? What is recessive?
    October 2002

  • *Basic H2
    Shaklee's Basic H2 is an environmentally friendly organic cleaner with a wide variety of uses. It can even be used to improve your show cat's grooming routine...
    April 2017

  • Basking In The Glow
    Enjoy Lisa-Maria`s unique sense of wit and humor as she discusses the challenge of carpet cleaning in a feline household.
    August 2015

  • Bathing The Cat - Doggy Style
    The family dog writes instructions for bathing the family cat...
    August 2015

  • *Bathing Your Cat in the Show Hotel
    The best-groomed Persians have often just been bathed and blown dry the morning of the show - even if the exhibitor is staying in a hotel. Have you every wondered how people bath their kitties when they are away from home? Wonder no longer! In this articl
    February 2001

  • *Bay Rum For Grooming Your Cat
    Bay Rum is an old-fashioned barber shop tonic that can be used to add shine and volume to your cat's show coat. 
    January 2017

  • *Baycox
    Baycox is the best drug to fight coccidiosis in a cattery situation. Included in this article are details of the latest dosing protocol and a list of Baycox suppliers.
    December 2014

  • *Baycox Dosing Chart
    A review of the use of Baycox in the treatment of Coccidiosis including a chart to aid with determining the correct dosages to give.
    December 2014

  • *Baytril
    Baytril is a `big-gun` antibiotic especially useful in the treatment of difficult respiratory infections and chronic urinary infections in the cat.
    November 2004

  • Baytril Warning
    High dosages of Baytril can cause eyesight problems in your cat.
    January 2003

  • Be Prepared!
    A cat breeder`s of experience with a burst water line in her home is a not-so-gentle reminder of what can go wrong.
    July 2004

  • Bear`s First Rosettes
    Jodell and Bear attend their final show of his kitten career...
    January 2004

  • *Bedding For Birthing Boxes
    Choose the perfect bedding for your cat`s birthing box.
    September 2004

  • *Bee & Wasp Stings
    In warm weather, the possibility that your cat may be stung by a bee or wasp increases — and it can be a life-threatening event if your cat is allergic to the insect's venom. Learn how to protect your cat and treat it if stung . . .
    August 2016

  • *Beer For Body
    Shampooing or rinsing your cat in beer can add volume, texture and shine to your cat`s coat!
    September 2004

  • *Before Surgery
    A pre-anesthetic physical exam is the first step before any surgical procedure should be performed.
    September 2005

  • *Being A Student Of Your Breed
    Do you consider yourself a student of your breed? What should you know about your breed? Why is it important to know more about your cat breed?
    September 2008

  • GP, RW Bejeweled Sterling Silver
    This is the story of two remarkable females—one human and one feline. Pauline Ryan had been breeding and showing cats under the Bejeweled cattery name for almost nine years, but it always seemed like bad luck prevented her from ever granding a cat. Then, in 2013, a lynxpoint Exotic kitten was born in her cattery with a recurring health problem—a prolapsing rectum. Almost everyone told Pauline to put the kitten down—that more surgery would be a waste of money. But Pauline didn't listen to that advice . . .
    September 2015

  • GC, BW, NW Belamy's Desiderata of Cinema
    CFA Cat of the Year 2013-2014 is a stunning calico Persian, GC, BW, NW Belamy's Desiderata of Cinema, bred by Monika Vowe-Lamys, and co-owned and co-shown by Blake Mayes, Dennis Adler and Connie Stewart. This is their story . . .
    May 2014

  • Belgium Considers Mass Neutering and Spaying
    The small European country of Belgium is the first country to consider mass neutering of all cats to control the problem of feline over-population...
    September 2010

  • *Benching Area - Tidy or Chaotic?
    Your benching area at the cat show should be clean and reasonably tidy and organized at all times.
    September 2004

  • *Bene-Bac
    Bene-Bac is a useful product for aiding digestion, especially in nursing kittens.
    January 2015

  • Best Gifts
    A poem about the realization of the true gifts of not only the holiday season, but of one's life...
    December 2007

  • *Better Sperm From Your Stud Cat
    Vitamin E & Brewers Yeast may help your male cat sire more kittens. This article tells you how —and why — you should consider adding these supplements to your stud cat's diet . . .
    February 2017

  • Big Game Hunting
    Stalking a bottle cap on the floor, He`s excited with his hunt today....
    March 2007

  • Big Mouth Phenomenon
    Have you heard an exhibitor loudy say something nasty about a cat on the judging table? They have a big mouth - and it`s against the rules!
    April 2006

  • Biggest Cat Litters
    With the tabloid press obsessing over the "octomom", the woman with six children who gave birth in California to octuplets, bringing her total children to 14, the time seems perfect to talk about large litters in the world of felines.
    April 2009

  • *Biolage
    Matrix Biolage offers a wide range of human hair care products that are easily adapted for use in grooming feline coats for the show ring
    November, 2014

  • Biospot - NOT for cats
    Biospot is a topical flea and tick medication that can be toxic to cats!
    March 2004

  • Birding Behavior in Cats
    Birding refers to the soft, rat-a-tat, chirping, machine-gun noise a cat makes when it is intensely watching a bird or similar "prey" object that it cannot get to. Learn more about this unusual and comical feline vocalization...
    April 2015

  • Birds Of Prey vs Your Cat
    If your cat goes outside, even occasionally, there may be a danger you have not considered... a bird of prey!
    October 2015

  • Birman Breed Winners In CFA
    Check out each year's winningest Birman in this collection of Birmans that have won the title of Breed Winner in CFA...
    January 2009

  • Birman Color Class Change
    Changes to the Birman color classes in CFA.
    May 2006

  • Birman Color Class Change 2010
    The Chocolate Lynx Point Birmans will be in a separate color classes in CFA...
    May 2010

  • Birman DMs
    Birmans who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    October 2005

  • Birman National Winners
    The winningest Birmans in CFA History
    July 2004

  • *Birth Control Options
    A cat breeder may not always want to breed a female each time she comes into season, yet allowing a female to have repeated heats without breeding can risk her health. The solution is to suppress her heat cycles. Learn about the optionsavailable to the cat breeder to control the cycling of a queen.
    January 2011

  • *Birth Control Pill For Cats
    Ovaban and Ovarid are more commonly referred to as the feline birth control pill. Both contain a form of synthetic progesterone called megestrol acetate which can be used to manipulate a cat's heat cycle if used with care....
    November 2009

  • *Birth Of A Kitten
    This photo essay shows a typical birth of a kitten from the first contraction through delivery.
    March 2011

  • *Birth of A Kitten (Breech Presentation)
    While most kittens are born head first, it is also quite common for a kitten to be born tail first, a position called a breech birth. This article includes a series of photos showing a kitten being born breech....
    March 2011

  • *Birthing Box
    There are a variety of possibilities available to use as a cat's birthing box, ranging from a humble cardboard box to a custom built delivery bed. This article looks at the pros and cons of the best options available...
    May 2015

  • *Birthing Problems
    Learn which birthing behavior falls within the range of 'normal' . . . and more importantly learn the warning signs that a queen needs help to deliver her kittens safely.
    February 2016

  • *Birthing Process Made Easy
    Whether you are a newbie or an old hand at delivering kittens, this is an excellent article for refining your mid-wife-ing skills. It covers everything from before delivery of the kittens, cutting the cord, right up to the kittens snuggling up to their mo
    April 2017

  • *Bissell SpotBot
    The Bissell SpotBot is a portable, hands free, compact deep carpet and upholstery cleaner that is receiving great reviews from cat owners.
    February 2007

  • Black Cat and Halloween
    Black cats have been associated with Halloween for centuries and this relationship persists even now in our modern times. Have you ever wondered why?
    October 2010

  • *Black Hairs On A Red Cat
    One of the most curious color faults occurs when black hairs appear in the red coat of a show cat.
    October 2016

  • *Black Stuff At The Corners Of The Mouth
    If you have a light colored cat, you may have noticed black stuff in the corner of its mouth. Learn what it is and how to get rid of it...
    May 2012

  • *Bladder Stones, Struvite & Calcium Oxalate Crystals
    Bladder stones can be formed from either Struvite or Calcium Oxalate crystals... and knowing which type of crystal your cat has is critical to determining the best treatment.
    April 2007

  • Bleach: A Cleaning Mainstay
    Every cattery needs to have a cleaning routine... and the mainstay of cleaning products is good old-fashioned Bleach.
    November 2002

  • *Bleaching Stains: Part Two Removing Stains by Using a Bleaching Paste
    This is the second installment in our article about bleaching out the stains from the coat of a white show cat. Photos of an actual cat illustrate how to apply the simple paste.
    September 2001

  • *Bleaching Stains: Removing stains by using a Paste
    This is the first in a two-part article describing how to prepare and apply a simple paste to remove yellow stains from the white coat of your show cat.
    September 2001

  • Bless The Pet Owners
    Bless the special people who knowingly welcome the less than ideal cat or kitten into their family... and into their hearts.
    December 2012

  • *Blocked Bladder - An Overview
    A blocked bladder can be a life threatening condition. Learn what to look for and what to do...
    May 2006

  • *Blocked Bladder - Case History
    A photographic essay of a cat with a blocked bladder having the obstruction removed.
    May 2006

  • Blocked Bladder - Case History #2
    A breeder tries a different protocal to treat her cat.
    July 2015

  • *Blocked Bladder Case History #3
    A cat experiences an unusual case of a blocked bladder.
    September 2006

  • *Blood Type Incompatibility In Cats
    If you breed a blood type B queen to a blood type A stud, you risk losing the entire litter shortly after birth. Learn why this happens and what you can do to avoid the problem.
    June 2002

  • *Blow Drying Your Longhaired Cat
    While exhibitors place great emphasis on the actual show bath, the way you dry your cat is just as important, especially when it is a longhair.
    October 2002

  • *Board Certified Veterinarian
    There are many factors that contribute to finding the right "fit" between you and your vet. Should your cat have a Board Certified Vet? Is a Board Certified feline veterinarian better than a regular veterinarian? Perhaps...
    March 2016

  • Bombay Breed Winners In CFA
    These are the top Bombays that have earned the title of Breed Winner for each show season in CFA ...
    September 2009

  • Bombay DMs
    Bombays who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    November 2005

  • Bombay National Winners
    The winningest Bombays in CFA History
    August 2004

  • Bonding With Your Cat
    Does your cat love you? Do you wish your cat showed you more affection? How can you make your bond with your cat stronger?
    September 2012

  • Bookending Your Cat
    Bookending is a training technique that can make your cat co-operate with even the most unpleasant of requests...
    April 2015

  • Boomer
    An owner remembers her "Just Pet Quality" Burmese and the impact he had on the people he met during his lifetime...
    April 2012

  • *Boomerang Babies
    My motto is `A Mockingbird Kitten is a Mockingbird Kitten Forever`.
    June 2004

  • IW RW SGC GC Boraines Sensation
    ShowCatsOnline is honored to present our first featured cat from TICA! Enjoy the story of `Saysha`, a stunning blue cream Persian who became her co-owners` first National Winning kitty.
    August 2001

  • *Bordetella
    Feline Bordetella is a highly contagious bacteria that causes upper respiratory infection in felines. Young kittens are at highest risk of dying from Bordetella. Learn how to treat Bordetella and reduce the chance of it spreading through your cattery.
    February 2017

  • *Bottle Feeding Basics
    Every cat breeder needs to know the basics of bottle-feeding kittens. It can mean the difference between survival or death for a kitten...
    August 2016

  • *Bottles For Hand Feeding Kittens
    In this article, we will look at the most popular types of bottles and nipples available for feeding milk substitutes to kittens.
    July 2015

  • *Bovine Colostrum
    Bovine Colostrum can be an important addition to any milk substitute formula used in hand-rearing a newborn kitten. Bovine colostrum can provide the newborn with essential immunity against disease.
    September 2001

  • Bracing to Correct Twisted Hind Legs
    An update on treatment for a kitten born with twisted legs due to contracted tendons.
    April 2004

  • *Breed Council
    Each breed in CFA that has been accepted for championship status has a Breed Council comprised of fanciers of that particular breed and a Breed Council Secretary elected by the members of the Council. Be part of YOUR breed`s leadership.
    January 2001

  • Breed Registrations in CFA, TICA & GCCF
    Could looking into the breed distribution of kitten registrations explain why some cat registry numbers are growing while other registries are declining?
    February 2006

  • Breed Standard
    When children first go to school, they learn their ABC`s. The first thing every breeder must learn about when beginning in the cat fancy is their BREED STANDARD.
    September 2003

  • Breed Standard For The Generic Cat
    We share with our readers a written show standard describing the ideal for felines of mixed parentage ...
    September 2009

  • Breed Timelines
    Do you know when your breed was recognized in CFA?
    September 2003

  • *Breeder Cat Contract
    After a pet kitten contract, the next most important contract to have is a Breeder Contract.
    September 2003

  • Breeder Cat Contracts (Samples)
    ShowCatsOnline has collected samples of several different Breeder Cat Contracts. pa/members may use them in their entirety or choose bits and pieces to incorporate into their own cattery contracts.
    September 2003

  • Breeder Styles
    What style of breeder will you be?
    March 2004

  • *Breeding A Cat With A Genetic Fault
    Should you use a cat with a genetic fault in your breeding program? While the answer may not a simple yes or no, here are things to consider that may help you make an informed decision...
    September 2014

  • *Breeding Myths
    Learn the what and why about the most commonly held myths and misconceptions about genetics and breeding...
    January 2012

  • Breeding or Showing
    At different stages of a person`s involvement in the cat fancy, they may need to change their priorities to fit their situation. Sometimes breeding will come first. Sometimes showing takes priority.
    November 2002

  • Breeding Plan
    The smart breeder has a PLAN...
    January 2007

  • *Breeding Techniques
    Inbreeding, Line Breeding and Outcrossing... do you understand what each is and more importantly which breeding technique you should be using?
    March 2001

  • GC, BW, NW Briar-Mar's Good To Be Me: CFA Cat of the Year 2016
    GC, BW, NW Briar-Mar's Good To Be Me, a red classic tabby & white male Manx is CFA's Cat of the Year 2016. This stunning boy known as "Manny" is owned and was campaigned to the top spot by Omar F. Gonzalez & Gary L. Veach. This is his story.
    May 2016

  • Bring Your Own Cage
    Asking exhibitors to supply their own benching cage is an innovative concept that could change the landscape of the typical cat show.
    June 2007

  • British Shorthair Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of the British Shorthair breed winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
    September 2007

  • British Shorthair DMs
    British Shorthairs who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    June 2005

  • British Shorthair National Winners
    The winningest British Shorthairs in CFA History
    March 2004

  • British Shorthair Pedigree Database
    Anna Traskman of Brittlovers British Shorthairs has added her pedigree database to CatPedigrees.com...
    April 2009

  • *Bronchitis In Cats
    Bronchitis in cats can be acute or chronic... and can be a serious problem over the long term.
    January 2007

  • Brush: Loose Cat, Lost Cat
    Loose in the show hall... an open door allows a frightened cat to escape.
    December 2002

  • *Brushing Your Cat`s Teeth
    Instructions on how to brush your cat`s teeth including a photo essay.
    November 2014

  • Build Your Own Cat Tree
    It`s easier than you think!
    July 2015

  • Building A Kitty Condo
    Take a look at these furniture-quality kitty condos!
    January 2006

  • *Building A Nebulizer
    One of the most important pieces of equipment that any cat breeder can have in the fight against respiratory problems is a nebulizer. Relatively inexpensive, with a few modifications, a nebulizer can be used to deliver lifesaving medications.
    April 2017

  • *Building A Wire Window Guard
    Learn how to use vinyl covered wire shelving from your local hardware store to make a window guard to prevent your cat escaping through an open window.
    June 2005

  • Burmese DMs
    Burmese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    July 2005

  • Burmese National Winners
    The winningest Burmese in CFA History
    April 2004

  • Burmese, Dilute Division Breed Winners in CFA
    Look back on the winingest dilute Burmese in CFA - each year's Breed Winners!
    February 2009

  • Burmese, Sable Division Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of the Sable Burmese breed winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
    August 2007

  • *Buspar
    The human antidepressant, Buspar, has proven effective at treating cats with behavioral and litterbox issues.
    January 2005

  • BUSTED! What To Do When Animal Control Comes Knocking
    No breeder wants to have Animal Control come knocking on the door... but if they do, it will help if you know what your options are.
    July 2003

  • *Buyer Beware
    Learn how to be a smart shopper when looking for a new kitten...
    September 2006

  • *By The Sire, Out Of The Dam
    When listing or discussing a cat's sire and dam, there is a standard protocol that should be used. Learn how to understand and be understood when discussing your cat's parents...
    October 2012

  • *C-Section Before & After Care
    Knowing how to best prepare your queen for a c-section and take care of her afterwards can make the difference between a queen who raises her litter on her own successfully or rejects it completely.
    November 2004

  • *C-Section Scenarios #1-#10
    When labor and delivery does not go normally, it can be an anguishing decision whether to schedule the mother-to-be for a c-section, or whether to wait and see if the queen can deliver naturally. Test your knowledge and instincts by deciding what you would do given specific birthing scenarios ...
    May 2016

  • *C-Section Scenarios #11-#20
    The response to the first article in this series was overwhelming - and so her are another 10 more real-life feline pregnancies for you to test your knowledge and instincts by deciding what you would do given specific birthing scenarios ...
    July 2009

  • *C-Sections & Your Veterinarian
    Every breeder should have a discussion with their veterinarian regarding their procedures should a cat need a c-section. Don't wait until a c-section is needed to find out your vet's views and techniques....
    April 2015

  • *Cage Styles 1: Shape & Proportion
    Even if a breeder maintains their cats running loose in a home environment, there will always be circumstances under which a cat will need to be caged. This article discusses the advantages of the various shapes of cages that are available...
    September 2012

  • *Cage Styles 2: Size
    Once you choose the shape of cage for your cattery, next you need to decide on which size of cage best suits your cats' needs...
    September 2012

  • *Caging Mommy-To-Be
    Pregnant cats should be confined for their own safety and the safety of their newborns.
    March 2017

  • *Calcium for Your Pregnant Queen
    Calcium is an important and vital ingredient in the health of your breeding queen. Lack of calcium can actually lead to a nursing queen`s death. Understanding the role calcium plays will help you give her the best care possible while ensuring her a succes
    May 2015

  • *Calculating Grand Points in CFA
    Learn how to calculate the grand points your cat earns at a show in CFA.
    February 2002

  • *Calculating Regional & National Points in CFA
    Learn how to calculate your cat`s Regional/National points accurately - a necessary skill for anyone planning a show campaign.
    February 2002

  • Calico Genetics
    Calico cats are perhaps the most striking color of feline. Acclaimed author, Wendy Christensen, explains the genetics behind their beauty.
    February 2007

  • Calivan Database Tops 100,000
    CatPedigrees.com features a Persian/Exotic database with over 100,000 pedigrees submitted by Kathy Fisher of Calivan.
    February 2004

  • Calivan database Tops 300,000!
    CatPedigrees.com announces that the Calivan database of Persians and Exotics pedigrees now contains information on more than 300,000 individual cats!
    February 2012

  • Calling In Sick
    A personal observation of the delicate issue of calling in sick to work.
    February 2004

  • *Campaign Goals
    Campaign goals should remain flexible - and you may have more options than you might think.
    July 2017

  • Campaign Myths
    If this is your first national campaign, you will want to know about the dreaded "Campaign Myths". . .
    September 2014

  • *Campaign Show
    What exactly is a campaign show anyway?
    September 2016

  • *Campaigning 101
    This is the first in a series of articles designed to help the exhibitor who would like to campaign their cat, or increase the possibility of a successful campaign while maximizing their enjoyment of the process.
    June 2001

  • *Campaigning A Kitten
    There is nothing quite like campaigning a kitten...
    June 2003

  • *Campaigning in Championship
    Perhaps the most prestigious National titles are those earned in Championship.
    June 2003

  • *Campaigning In Premiership
    The people who choose to campaign in Premiership are a very special breed of exhibitor.
    June 2003

  • *Campaigning: Choosing The Show
    One of the most vital skills a smart campaigner develops is choosing the `right` show for their cat.
    May 2003

  • *Campaigning: It`s A Numbers Game
    Campaiging is a numbers game. To be successful, it helps if you understand how to `read` the numbers.
    May 2003

  • *Campaigning: Making The Decision
    With your heart in your throat and stars in your eyes - you`ve made the big decision - You`re about to start on the campaign trail with your kitty... so now you need a PLAN!
    May 2003

  • Canada's Prime Minister Holds Name The Cat Contest
    Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper and his family have adopted a grey tabby kitten. Part of the feline's welcome to the family includes the opportunity to vote on the kitty's new name on the PM's facebook page.
    June 2011

  • Cancer Cat
    Startled cats born under the sign of cancer are capable of out-leaping the cow that jumped over the moon.
    June 2006

  • *Cancer Warning Signs
    Recognizing the warning signs of cancer early can aid in early treatment and a more favorable diagnosis
    March 2007

  • *Cancer: One Cat`s Story
    A breeder shares how her use of natural herbs and homeopathic drugs helped to fight tumors and cancer in her kitten. Pau d`arco, red clover, essiac tea and shark cartilage were all products she used to help her cat.
    June 2001

  • *Cannibalism
    Few things are as upsetting and frightening to a breeder than a mother cat who inexplicably eats her newborns.
    May 2004

  • Capricorn Cat
    The Capricorn Cat is a holiday cat born between December 22nd and January 20th...
    December 2005

  • *Car Sickness & Your Cat
    A cat that becomes car-sick can be a real problem, whether you are an exhibitor driving to the cat show or the pet owner taking kitty on vacation. Learn what you can cure your feline its phobia around automobile travel . . .
    February 2016

  • *Cardboard Cat Chaise
    Most cats cannot resist the lure of an empty cardboard box. Now, you can turn a cardboard box into an elegant (sort of) chaise for your favorite feline to lounge upon...
    January 2009

  • Care of Premature Kittens
    Learn the proper care of premature kittens to maximize their chances for survival...
    September 2014

  • *Care of the Senior Citizen Feline
    Our cats are living longer and healthier lives - and with this longevity comes increased health concerns.
    August 2003

  • Carving Competition
    Pumpkin carving is a traditional Halloween activity.
    October 2005

  • Cat Adopted Me Today
    A cat adopted me today, and for ten minutes I felt alive?
    August 2007

  • Cat Agility
    Move over puppy dogs! Cats are now entering the show ring in Agility!
    February 2004

  • Cat Attract Kitty Litter
    The single behavior problem that veterinarians are most asked about by pet owners is poor litter box habits.
    April 2004

  • Cat Bathing As A Martial Art
    Some people say cats never have to be bathed. These are not people with a show cat :-)
    April 2003

  • *Cat Beds - Which Is Right For Your Cat?
    Are you aware of the huge variety of options there exists in cat bed styles?
    May 2017

  • *Cat Bite
    A cat bite should never be taken lightly.
    October 2003

  • *Cat Breeder`s Dictionary
    To a cat breeder, some every day words can have a very different meaning...
    April 2001

  • Cat Clubs Around The World
    People who love cats and are passionate about their favorite breed of feline reach out to one another and form cat clubs around the world.
    September 2011

  • Cat Commandments
    Thou shalt not jump onto the keyboard when thy human is using the computer...
    September 2005

  • Cat Cottage
    Victoria Jeffers of Anjou Bengals shares her conversion of a garden playhouse into a luxury cat house for her Bengals.
    July 2016

  • Cat Do Control Humans, Study Finds
    If you've ever wondered who's in control, you or your cat, a new study points to the obvious. It's your cat....
    July 2009

  • Cat Door
    Doug Bolton gives his three cats a different way to appreciate the outdoors—but will they understand how to use this new entrance to go outside?
    August 2015

  • Cat Email Lists
    Cat-related email lists are part of the cat fancy and are here to stay. Which ones are the best to join?
    September 2002

  • Cat Email Lists `How To`
    No matter what your breed or area of interest, there is a cat email list for you! learn how to join and manage your cat email lists.
    November 2005

  • Cat Facts
    Hebrew folklore believes that cats came about because Noah was afraid that rats might eat all the food on the ark. He prayed to God for help. God responded by making the lion snort forth a giant sneeze -- and out came a little cat!
    July 2009

  • Cat Facts 2
    The most popular names for female cats in the U.S. are Missy, Misty, Muffin, Patches, Fluffy, Tabitha, Tigger, Pumpkin and Samantha.
    September 2009

  • Cat Facts 3
    The richest cat in the Guinness Book of World Records is a pair of cats who inherited $415,000 in the early '60s. The richest single cat is a white alley cat who inherited $250,000. (Now that will buy a lot of catnip!)
    September 2009

  • Cat Facts 4
    Your cat is probably either a "righty" or a "lefty." Only 40% of cats are ambidextrous while another 60% are either right-pawed or left-pawed.
    October 2009

  • Cat Facts 5
    Each year Americans spend four billion dollars on cat food. That's one billion dollars more than they spend on baby food!
    December 2009

  • Cat Fancy Is Born
    Over 400 years ago the first cat show was held in the town of Winchester, England with the winner being awarded the coveted title of `Best of Mouser`.
    February 2016

  • Cat FAQs
    Do you think you know a lot about cats? maybe... maybe not.
    February 2001

  • Cat Food 800 Numbers
    Regardless of which commercial cat food you choose, keep this handy list of free 800 numbers and links to websites in case you ever need to contact the manufacturer or find current information about their products.
    March 2009

  • Cat Food Comparisons
    Ingredients of popular brands of dry cat food are presented in a table to help you compare and choose the best food for your cat.
    July 2002

  • Cat Food Labels
    Knowing what to look for on the label of your cat food will help you choose the right brand for your cat.
    February 2014

  • Cat Foods Recalled as of May 2007
    The latest on the pet food recall debacle...
    May 2007

  • Cat From Lisukov Street
    A statue of a popular Russian cartoon cat is losing its tail and whiskers to over-zealous fans...
    January 2012

  • Cat Gets a Second Chance
    The true story of a crippled kitty and a soft-hearted veterinarian.
    December 2001

  • *Cat Grass
    Cat grass is a plant product which is grown for the specific purpose of giving cats a live plant to munch on if they desire.
    January 2012

  • Cat Haiku
    The ancient art of the Japanese 3 line poem is translated into a cat`s point of view.
    November 2001

  • Cat Horoscopes 2007
    Do the stars determine the personality of your cat? Many people think it does...
    January 2007

  • Cat I Am
    I am cat. Cat I am. I will not eat my pill with ham.
    April 2008

  • Cat In A Hat
    Dr. Suess hasn`t got anything over this kitty`s wardrobe of hats.
    June 2003

  • Cat In Cockpit Delays Airplane
    When a 10 year old cat escaped from its carrier in the plane's cabin, the ensuing chase ended up having the flight postponed for four hours....

  • Cat In Cockpit Delays Airplane
    When a 10 year old cat escaped from its carrier in the plane's cabin, the ensuing chase ended up having the flight postponed for four hours....
    February 2012

  • Cat Jokes
    Why don`t cats play poker in the jungle? There are too many cheetahs.
    March 2004

  • Cat Laws
    Law of Cat Stretching: A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.
    July 15

  • Cat Lover's Things To look For When Searching For A Soul-Mate
    So, what are some of the signs you should look for in a potential spouse? Here are the top seven tips to help you in your search for the purr-fect cat-friendly guy...
    February 2012

  • Cat Makes You Happier
    A recent USA Today survey reveals a few of the reasons why owning a cat makes you a happier and healthier human being...
    November 2010

  • Cat Mind Games
    Wait till your human lays out their clothes and decide this would be the perfect place to take a nap.
    April 2007

  • Cat Movies
    These are the movies that would be made if your cat had its way...
    February 2008

  • Cat Movies: The Claw-sics
    Here is a list of the top feline claw-sical movies of all time ...
    May 2010

  • Cat Movies: The Mew-sicals
    Here is a list of our favorite mew-sical films...
    February 2011

  • Cat Musings 3
    More random thoughts about cats and their place in our world...
    November 2010

  • Cat Myths and More
    Do cats always land on their feet? More interesting things about cats.
    December 2001

  • Cat Names Based On Color
    Looking for inspiration in choosing your new cat`s name?
    September 2007

  • *Cat Nanny
    Sooner or later, most cattery owners will have to leave the care of their cats in someone else`s hands. Where do you find that special someone to trust?
    December 2015

  • Cat Out!
    Do you know what you should do if your hear the call "Cat out!" in the show hall?
    November 2014

  • Cat Owners Are Smarter Than Dog Owners
    A recent study in Great Britain indicates that people who own cats are better educated than those that own dogs!
    March 2010

  • Cat Owner`s Prayer
    It is the season to give thanks for our blessings.
    December 2001

  • Cat Personal Ads
    Have you ever wondered what a cat might write if felines looked for owners the way people look for jobs?
    September 2003

  • Cat Physiology Quiz
    How much do you know about your cat`s physiology? Take this fun quiz and find out!
    February 2017

  • Cat Poop Cookies
    Okay... if you just learned all about reading cat poop like a deck of tarot cards, you might as well learn how to make cat poop cookies too :-).
    July 2003

  • Cat Quotes
    Celebrities share words of wisdom about their feline friends...
    December 2004

  • Cat Registries Worldwide
    This article contains a list and links to websites to help you navigate the various cat registries around the world...
    February 2011

  • Cat Rescue Barbie
    This Christmas season give the latest, hottest, trendiest new Barbie doll that every feline-loving little girl is wishing for -- It's Cat Rescue Barbie!
    December 2009

  • Cat Resolutions
    Just in case you think you are the only purr-son who makes New Year`s Resolutions, here are some of the kitty promises made for this coming year.
    January 2002

  • Cat Rules
    Wander gingerly over to the food they just put out. Stretch your neck out and smell it. Then look up at them with that look that says, `what is this crap?`
    October 2004

  • Cat Saves Owner From Pit Bull Attack
    A shy cat turns into a hissing heroine in defense of her owner!
    August 2010

  • Cat Show Dictionary
    Cat exhibitors often have a different meaning for common words and phrases than the non-cat-show-person. For instance, Discretionary Income is what an exhibitor has left for the mortgage, the kids` orthodontist and the utility bills after paying entry fee.
    February 2004

  • Cat Show Etiquette
    An experienced exhibitor shares her thoughts on what constitutes good cat show etiquette
    May 2007

  • *Cat Show Titles
    Most cat registries have different titles, or similar titles but with different qualifications. This article includes a handy chart listing the various registries, their titles, and the sequence or qualification necessary before a cat is awarded the title....
    August 2009

  • *Cat Showing Philosophy
    Do you have a philosophy to help guide you through the experience of cat showing?
    February 2006

  • *Cat Spa
    Follow the construction of an outdoor cat enclosure.
    September 2006

  • Cat Speak
    A scientific break through has allowed us a glimpse into the meaning of your cat`s `language`
    June 2007

  • Cat Stuff
    You`re not a real person until you`re ignored by a cat.
    July 2017

  • Cat To English Dictionary
    Miioo-oo-oo means, "I am in love and must meet my betrothed outside beneath the hedge. Don't wait up."
    October 2010

  • *Cat Too Fat
    Did you know that about 25 % of all cats are obese or are likely to become obese by middle age?
    June 2007

  • Cat Toy Bells
    Sing the words to the tune of Jingle Bells!
    December 2012

  • Cat Toy Warning
    Your cat may love his favorite mouse toy... but his favorite toy can also be lethal.
    June 2002

  • *Cat Treats: Choosing The Best One For Your Feline
    Most cat owners enjoy giving their favorite feline an occasional treat, but which treat is right for your cat?
    July 2007

  • Cat Truths
    Cats climb there way to the top... that`s what drapes are for.
    January 2003

  • Cat TV
    Does your cat watch TV? Does he have a favorite program?
    February 2003

  • Cat Users Manual
    User installation and maintenance for Cat v7.0
    September 2016

  • Cat Wisdom
    Cats are smarter than dogs. You can`t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
    November 2005

  • Cat-Proofing The Christmas Tree
    Sadly, my plan for the Christmas tree is often at odds with my cat`s plan?
    December 2012

  • Cat` Wins Olympic Gold
    Speedy `Cat` turns in a World record performance on ice and becomes an Olympic Gold medal winner.
    February 2002

  • Cat`s Christmas Carol
    A cat and mouse watch in a stable long ago
    December 2012

  • *The Catnap
    Cats are so good at sleeping that the term "catnap" has become part of our language that refers to any time a person or animal enjoys a quick snooze. Explore why cats are so good at sleeping . . .
    February 2016

  • Cat's Pupils
    Have you ever wondered why a cat's eyes contract to a vertical slit instead of a circle?
    April 2016

  • Cat-Minster: The Taping Of A Cat Show
    The 2006 CFA International Cat Show will be the subject of a 2 hour TV special for the Game Show Network to be telecast in March 2007.
    December 2006

  • *Cat-Proofing Window Screens
    Warm weather often means opening windows to let in the fresh air, but you cannot rely on standard window screens to stop a determined cat from responding to the call of the great outdoors . . . or to prevent a love-sick outdoor feline from trying to beak in to romance your girls. Learn some of the tricks you can use to keep your cats safe.
    June 2016

  • Cataholics Anonymous
    You may be a Cataholic - but fear not! There is a support group that can help YOU!
    July 2005

  • Catalogue Supply Companies
    Whether you need vaccines, meds, grooming supplies or cages, here is a list of some great supply companies on the web.
    September 2002

  • Catkins Diet
    News Flash! A new diet has been developed especially for cat lovers!
    August 2005

  • *Catnip Response
    Some cats are eager when catnip is offered and seem to revel in its effects. Other cats may appear to avoid it, despite prior displays of catnip sensitivity. Why?.
    April 2017

  • Cat Pedigrees
    CatPedigrees.com starts off the new year with 3 new pedigree databases - adding over 100,000 new pedigrees to the site.
    January 2004

  • Cat Pedigrees Is Growing!
    CatPedigrees announces the addition of 2 new databases - for Maine Coons and Somalis
    October 2003

  • CatPedigrees Welcomes A New Abyssnian and Japanese Bobtail Database
    Gary & Diane Hoffman, of Heru Abyssinians, and Kendall Smith, of Kenipurr Abyssinians and Japanese Bobtails, have generously donated their database which is now available on the searchable pedigree website, CatPedigrees.com!
    November 2007

  • CatPedigrees Welcomes a New Norwegian Forest Cat Database
    Marjolein Idzes of Grimnir Norwegian Forest Cats has donated her pedigree database to CatPedigrees.com
    February 2007

  • CatPedigrees Welcomes A New Ragamuffin Database
    Laura Gregory of Ragtime Ragamuffins continues her contributions to her chosen breed by donating her database of pedigrees to CatPedigrees.com
    November 2007

  • CatPedigrees Welcomes A New Siberian Database
    Pat Cotter of Shadowheart Siberians has generosly donated her database which is now available on the searchable pedigree website, CatPedigrees.com!
    November 2007

  • CatPedigrees.com
    ShowCatsOnline.com and PandEcats.com are joining together to launch a new website devoted to compliling Searchable Pedigree databases!
    July 2003

  • CatPedigrees.com 2005
    The online pedigree website, CatPedigrees.com, continues growing including a new Persian database with almost 200,000 individual records!
    July 2005

  • CatPedigrees.com Announces The Debut of A New Persian Database
    Barb Brush of Per-Lore Persians has donated her extensive database of Persians, Himalayans, and Exotics pedigrees to CatPedigrees.com.
    November 2005

  • CatPedigrees.com Has Three New Databases!
    New Himalayan/Persian, Selkirk Rex, and Somali searchable pedigree databases have been added to CatPedigrees.com.
    August 2003

  • CatPedigrees.com Is Even Bigger!
    A new Persian database from France is added to CatPedigrees.com
    February 2004

  • CatPedigrees.com Is Growing
    3 new databases added to CatPedigrees.com!
    July 2003

  • CatPedigrees.com New Database
    CatPedigrees.com welcomes a new searchable pedigree database from United Kingdom-based Ingucheeni Exotics.
    December 2005

  • CatPedigrees.com New Look
    CatPedigrees.com, the website featuring online searchable databases, has a new look!
    May 2007

  • CatPedigrees.com Update
    CatPedigrees.com looks back on the first year since it debuted on the internet.
    August 2004

  • CatPedigrees.com Welcomes Enchantedpaw
    A new database from Enchantedpaw cattery of Israel has joined the CatPedigrees.com family of searchable pedigree databases
    June 2007

  • CatPedigrees.com Adds Stud Books
    The online pedigree website, CatPedigrees.com is pleased to announce a new feature - stud books! Researching your cat's pedigree has become even easier thanks to the generosity of Patty Stewart of Panei Persians & Exotics.
    November 2012

  • CatPedigrees.com Welcomes Alomi
    The newest breeder to donate his pedigree database to the online CatPedigrees.com is Lasse Mortensen of Alomi Persians, Himalayans & Exotics, of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    August 2010

  • Cats & Dogs
    Enjoy a chuckle courtesy of cats and dogs and friend...
    August 2009

  • Cats & Dogs: Getting Along in the Spirit of the Yuletide
    There are 5 things a cat and a dog need in order to build a happy relationship.
    December 2001

  • *Cats and Babies
    Despite the old wives tales, cats and babies are not and should not be mutually exclusive to one another...
    July 15

  • Cats Can Learn To Talk Dog
    According to a study, if a kitten under 6 months of age is adopted first, then introduced to a puppy under a year old, there is a high probability that the two will get along beautifully...
    November 2008

  • Cats Earn Frequent Flyer Miles on Continental
    Continental Airlines awards frequent flyer miles to cats who fly in cargo while traveling with their owners.
    April 2003

  • Cats Favorite Christmas Songs
    The Top Ten Christmas Songs for cats!
    December 2005

  • Cats In Costume
    Halloween for a cat lover may include dressing up the family feline...
    October 2009

  • Cats In Santa Hats
    Do you know what the most fashionable feline is wearing in the month of December? A Santa hat, of course!
    December 2010

  • Cats of Shakespeare
    The great William Shakespeare often made reference to cats in his plays demonstrating a love and understanding of feline behavior...
    August 2008

  • Cats Prefer Calvin Klein Perfume
    Big and small cats have a preference for the fragrance of Calvin Klein Obsession for Men...
    October 2011

  • Cats Rule The Internet
    All across the world, at this very moment, camera lenses are trained on the family feline as owners snap their cat's picture or videotape their kitty's antics. That's because cats rule the internet!
    July 2017

  • *Cats Shouldn`t Be Fed Dog Food
    The nutitional requirement of cats are quite different from those of their canine counterparts.
    November 2006

  • Cats Stolen From the Home of a CFA Judge
    Abyssinian cats were stolen from Carolyn Osier`s home while she was away on a judging assignment.
    January 2003

  • Cats That Glow In The Dark Help In FIV/Aids Research
    Cats that glow green in the dark are helping in the fight against both feline and human Aids...
    September 2011

  • Cats Victims of Beijing Olympics?
    As the city of Beijing, China prepares to host the 2008 Olympic Games, the world questions the way the city`s cats are being treated in preparation for the competition.
    March 2008

  • Cat`s Christmas
    Christmas from your cat`s point of view
    December 2002

  • Cattery Blind
    I am not cattery blind! :-)
    January 2004

  • Cattery Listing Services
    A look at some of the sites online that have cattery listings
    August 2005

  • *Cattery Management Styles
    Whether just purchasing your first cats and setting up your cattery, or whether you have been breeding and showing for some time and need to adjust to increasing numbers, tweaking your cattery management style is a constant process. This article will help you evaluate and make some of those decisions....
    September 2015

  • Cattery Visit by a Judging Applicant
    What better way for new judges to learn about a breed than with a one on one, relaxed visit in a breeder`s home with the opportunity to handle cats?
    July 2002

  • Cat`s Definitions
    If your cat had a dictionary, these are the words and meanings it would contain...
    January 2008

  • *Cat`s Golden Years
    Understand the health and behavioral problems most common to cats as their enter their golden years
    March 2007

  • Cat`s New Years Resolutions
    I will not perch on my human`s chest in the middle of the night and stare into her eyes until she wakes up.
    January 2006

  • *Cat`s Tongue
    The unique anatomy of the feline tongue is responsible for its sandpaper texture and exceptional sense of taste.
    June 2006

  • Cause of Pet Food Mystery Discovered
    A Canadian scientist may have uncovered the mystery behind why the tainted pet foods have caused kidney problems with pets...
    May 2007

  • *Causes of Excessive Tearing
    Understanding the causes of excessive tearing is the first step in managing the problem.
    August 2007

  • GC Cedar Valley Truffles
    This is the story of a little black Persian kitten who battled her way into the world, fought her way past setback after setback, and eventually fulfilled her Grand destiny at five and a half years of age.
    March 2001

  • *Cephalexin
    Cephalexin is a good broad spectrum antibiotic commonly used in veterinary practice. Learn about its uses, dosing information and precautions.
    April 2005

  • CFA / Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter International Cat Show 2015
    CFA President, Mark Hannon, shares his thoughts about CFA's premier show event for 2015 — The Cat Fanciers' Association / Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter International Championship Cat Show . . .
    December 2015

  • CFA Championship Counts Analyzed 2013
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week — plus the highest count shows you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
    May 2013

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2005
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success.
    June 2005

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2006
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success.
    July 2006

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2007
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success.
    June 2007

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2008
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week. Plus the counts you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
    June 2008

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2009
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week. Plus the counts you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
    May 2009

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2010
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week. Plus the counts you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
    May 2010

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2011
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week. Plus the counts you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
    May 2011

  • CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2012
    If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week. Plus the counts you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
    June 2012

  • CFA International Show Results 2001
    The Best of the Best of 1000 cats enteredof 1000 cats entere
    November 2001

  • CFA International Show Results 2002
    The results are in and a black Persian from California is Best in Show!
    December 2002

  • CFA International Show Results 2003
    Showing History was made when a kitten was selected as Best of the Best at the 2003 CFA International Show in Houston, Texas.
    December 2003

  • CFA International Show Results 2004
    Over 700 cats competed at the prestigious CFA International Show in Texas this November. And the winners are..
    December 2004

  • CFA International Show Results 2005
    The results are in for CFA`s premier cat show and for the first time a European cat takes top honors!
    December 2005

  • CFA International Show Results 2006
    CFA`s International Show for 2006 is finished... and here are the results...
    November 2006

  • CFA International Show Results 2008
    The results are in for the 2008 International show in Atlanta, Georgia... and a European-bred Black Persian comes out on top!
    December 2008

  • CFA International Show Results 2009
    A black Persian wins Best of The Best at the 2009 CFA International show!
    December 2009

  • CFA Kitten Counts Analyzed 2008
    Similarly, if you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    June 2008

  • CFA Kitten Counts Analyzed 2009
    If you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    May 2009

  • CFA Kitten Counts Analyzed 2010
    If you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    May 2010

  • CFA Kitten Counts Analyzed 2011
    If you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    May 2011

  • CFA Kitten Counts Analyzed 2012
    If you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    June 2012

  • CFA Kitten Counts Analyzed 2013
    Here is THE information you will need for campaigning your special kitten this season. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week — everything you need to strategize for a national campaign.
    May 2013

  • CFA Kitten Show Counts Analyzed 2005
    Similarly, if you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need.
    June 2005

  • CFA Kitten Show Counts Analyzed 2006
    Similarly, if you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need.
    July 2006

  • CFA Kitten Show Counts Analyzed 2007
    Similarly, if you are planning on campaigning a kitten, this is THE information you will need.
    June 2007

  • CFA Litter Registrations: 2001 Compared to 1991
    Litter registrations in CFA from 1991 to 2001.
    March 2002

  • CFA National Winners 2001-2002
    Here are CFA's top winning cats, kittens, and premiers nationally for 2001-2002.
    May 2002

  • CFA National Winners 2002-2003
    The 2002-2003 CFA show season is officially over. Here are the National Winners for this season!
    May 2003

  • CFA National Winners 2003-2004
    The 2003-2004 show season is over and the cats who have earned the highest award - the title of National Winner - have all been decided!
    May 2004

  • CFA National Winners 2004-2005
    The 2004-2005 show season is over... and the winners are...
    May 2005

  • CFA National Winners 2005-2006
    The 2005-2006 show season is over... and the winners are...
    May 2006

  • CFA National Winners 2006-2007
    The 2006-2007 show season is over... and the winners are...
    May 2007

  • CFA National Winners 2007-2008
    Congratulations to this year's national winners in CFA!
    May, 2008

  • CFA National Winners 2008-2009
    Here are the CFA National Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2008-2009 show season...
    May 2009

  • CFA National Winners 2009-2010
    Here are the CFA National Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2009-2010 show season... and AB cats.
    May 2010

  • CFA National Winners 2010-2011
    Congratulations to the CFA National Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2010-2011 show season...
    May 2011

  • CFA National Winners 2011-2012
    Congratulations to the CFA National Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2011-2012 show season...
    May 2012

  • CFA National Winners 2014-2015
    CFA's top 25 winners in Championship, Kittens & Premiership for 2014-2015 are . . .
    May 2015

  • CFA On The Move
    CFA president Jerry Hamza announces a major move for CFA headquarters to Alliance, Ohio, marking a new era for CFA Central Office...
    September 2010

  • CFA Premiership Counts Analyzed 2013
    We can't forget the Premiership cats! This article also includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts for all shows - sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week — plus the counts you need for a national campaign are highlighted in pink.
    May 2013

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2005
    We can`t forget the Premiership cats! Vital campaign information you`ll need!
    June 2005

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2006
    We can`t forget the Premiership cats! Vital campaign information you`ll need!
    July 2006

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2007
    We can`t forget the Premiership cats! Vital campaign information you`ll need!
    June 2007

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2008
    We can't forget the Premiership cats! The article includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts for all shows - sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    June 2008

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2009
    We can't forget the Premiership cats! The article includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts for all shows - sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    May 2009

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2010
    We can't forget the Premiership cats! The article includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts for all shows - sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    May 2010

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2011
    We can't forget the Premiership cats! The article includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts for all shows - sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    May 2011

  • CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2012
    We can't forget the Premiership cats! The article includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts for all shows - sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week - plus the counts you need for a national campaign.
    June 2012

  • CFA Regional Winners 2001-2002
    Each region in CFA honors their top Cats in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for 2001-2002
    May 2002

  • CFA Regional Winners 2002-2003
    The 2002-2003 regional winning cats, kittens and alters in CFA
    May 2003

  • CFA Regional Winners 2003-2004
    The 2003-2004 show season is over and the top cats for each region have been announced.
    May 2004

  • CFA Regional Winners 2004-2005
    Here are the CFA regional winning cats for 2005
    May 2005

  • CFA Regional Winners 2005-2006
    CFA`s Regional Winners for 2005-2006
    May 2006

  • CFA Regional Winners 2006-2007
    The 2006-2007 show season is over and the top cats for each region have been announced.
    May 2007

  • CFA Regional Winners 2007-2008
    Regional Winners in CFA for 2007-2008.
    May 2008

  • CFA Regional Winners 2008-2009
    Here's the list of the 2008-2009 regional winning cats, kittens and alters in CFA...
    May 2009

  • CFA Regional Winners 2009-2010
    The 2009-20010 show season is over and the top cats and kittens for each region have been announced!
    May 2010

  • CFA Regional Winners 2010-2011
    The 2010-2011show season is over and the top cats and kittens for each region have been announced!
    May 2011

  • CFA Regional Winners 2011-2012
    Congratulations to the CFA Regional Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2011-2012 show season... cles ...
    June 2012

  • CFA Regional Winners 2012-2013
    Congratulations to the CFA Regional Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2012-2013 show season . . .
    May 2013

  • *CFA Rules Regarding Disqualification and Withholding Awards
    Learn the rules that govern the disqualification of cats and the withholding of awards in the show ring in CFA.
    December 2010

  • *CFA Show Count Search
    Have you ever wondered what the counts were for a show last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the counts for a specific show for all shows it has held since May 2002!
    September 2008

  • *CFA Show Count Search By Weekend
    Have you ever wondered what the counts were for all the shows held on a certain weekend last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the counts for all the CFA shows for any specific weekend held since May 2002 by just clicking once!
    October 2008

  • CFA Show Counts 2002-2003
    The complete show counts in CFA for 2002-03 are in! These charts are INVALUABLE if you are thinking of campaigning. See how to use them in the 3 articles Campaigning in Championship, Premiership and Kittens
    June 2003

  • CFA Show Counts 2003-2004
    The complete show counts in CFA for 2003-04 are in! These charts are INVALUABLE if you are thinking of campaigning.
    June 2004

  • *CFA Show Counts 2004-2005
    A chronological list of the shows from May 2004 to April 2005 inclusive including the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats.
    June 2005

  • *CFA Show Counts 2005-2006
    A chronological list of the shows from May 2005 to April 2006 inclusive including the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats.
    July 2006

  • *CFA Show Counts 2006-2007
    A chronological list of the shows from May 2006 to April 2007 inclusive including the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats.
    June 2007

  • *CFA Show Counts 2008-2009
    A chronological list of the shows from the beginning of May 2008 to the end of April 2009 including the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats. This is an invaluable aid to anyone planning a future campaign!
    May 2009

  • *CFA Show Counts 2009-2010
    A chronological list of the shows from May 2009 to April 2010 inclusive including the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats.
    May 2010

  • *CFA Show Counts 2010-2011
    A chronological list of the shows from May 2010 to April 2011, including the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats. These charts are a MUST for planning the next season's campaign.
    May 2011

  • *CFA Show Counts 2011-2012
    A chronological list of the shows from May 2011 to April 2012, including the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats. These charts are a MUST for planning the next season's campaign.
    May 2012

  • *CFA Show Counts 2014-2015
    This article contains a table with the Kitten, Championship & Premiership counts from every show of the 2014-2015 season in CFA, divided by LH, SH and AB numbers. THIS is THE information you need to formulate a winning show strategy for campaigning this show season.
    May 2015

  • *CFA Show Counts May 2007 - April 2008
    Important information to use as a guide for show selection for the smart campaigner, this article includes a chart giving the date, show, LH, SH and AB counts for kittens, championship and premiership for every show in CFA in the 2007-2008 show season.
    May 2008

  • CFA Show Rules & CFA Breed Standards
    An owner tells of her experience campaigning a minority color kitty with attitude.
    May 2008

  • CFA Telephone Directory
    Fill out an online form and be included in the CFA Telephone Directory for 2004
    September 2003

  • CFA To Register Household Pets
    At long last, Household Pets in CFA will be able to have a registration number...
    February 2011

  • *CFA World Championship Cat Show 2014
    The cream (and white) rose to the top at the 2014 Cat Fanciers' Association / Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show in Pennsylvania. GC, GP, NW Velvetkist Pack'n Heat of Krimpurrs, a cream and white Persian neuter owned by Beth Holly & Noralyn Heisig was Best in Show at the prestigious competition . . .
    December 2014

  • CFA World Show 2012
    The results of the 2012 Cat Fanciers' Association / Royal Canin World Cat Show are now in the record book... and the winners are...
    November 2012

  • CFA's Top Breed Winners 2014-2015
    Here are the top three cats in each breed in CFA for the show season 2014-2015.
    May 2015

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2001-2002
    See who are the top three cats in their breeds are in CFA for 2001-2002.
    May 2002

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2002-2003
    The top three cats in each breed in CFA for 2002-2003.
    May 2003

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2003-2004
    The top 3 cats in each breed have been determined for 2003-2004!
    May 2004

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2004-2005
    The top cats in each breed...
    May 2005

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2005 2006
    The top cats in each breed for 2005-06
    May 2006

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2006-2007
    The top three cats in each breed have been determined for 2006-2007!
    May 2007

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2007-2008
    See who are the top cats are in each breed in CFA for the 2007-2008 show season.
    May 2008

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2008-2009
    Here are the top cats in each breed in CFA for 2008-2009...
    May 2009

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2009-2010
    Here are the top three cats in each breed in CFA for the 2009-2010 show season ...
    May 2010

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2010-2011
    Here are the top cats of each breed in CFA for the 2010-2011 show season ...
    May 2011

  • CFA`s Top Three Cats In Each Breed 2011-2012
    Here are the top three cats in each breed in CFA for the 2011-2012 show season...
    May 2012

  • CFF Parade of Perfection 2010-2011
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2010-2011 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers' Federation, Inc.
    June 2011

  • CFF Parade Of Perfection 2011-2012
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2010-2011 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers' Federation, Inc.
    July 2012

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2001-2002
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2001-2002 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers` Federation, Inc
    June 2002

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2002-2003
    See the top cats for 2002-2003 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers` Federation, Inc
    June 2003

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2003-2004
    The top winners in the Cat Fanciers Federation for 2003-3004
    June 2004

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2004-2005
    The top cats in the Cat Fanciers` Federation for 2004-2005
    June 2005

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2005-2006
    The CFF winners for 2006!
    July 2006

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2006-2007
    PandEcats.com is happy to present the top cats for 2006-2007 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers` Federation, Inc
    July 2007

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2007-2008
    Here are the top cats in CFF for 2008!
    July 15 2008

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2008-2009
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the top cats for 2008-2009 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers' Federation, Inc.
    June 2009

  • CFF Parade of Perfection for 2009-2010
    We are happy to present the top cats for 2009-2010 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers' Federation, Inc
    June 2010

  • CFF Parade Of Perfection for 2012-2013
    We are happy to present the top cats for 2012-2013 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers' Federation, Inc.
    June 2013

  • *Changing Foods
    If a breeder decides to change their cats diet, care must be taken not to upset the feline digestive system
    September 2005

  • Changes In The Requirement To Earn The Title Of Chamion Or Premier In CFA
    A new rule regarding how cats in the Open class in CFA will earn the title of Champion or Premier will make showing much more equitable...
    February 2011

  • Chartreux Breed Winners In CFA
    These are the top Chartreux that have earned the title of Breed Winner for each show season in CFA ...
    August 2009

  • Chartreux DMs
    Chartreux who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    October 2006

  • Chartreux National Winners
    The winningest Chartreux in CFA History
    June 2005

  • Checking for HCM
    The best way to check your cat for the heart problem called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is by having an Ultrasound performed. This painless test is performed by a specially trained vet - an ultrasonagrapher.
    October 2002

  • Cherokee Wisdom
    A cat breeder shares a story...
    January 2008

  • *Cherry Eye
    Although more common in dogs, Cherry Eye or prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid, is a serious condition that occurs occasionally in cats..
    December 2006

  • Children At The Cat Show
    Learn some tips on how to give a child visitor to the cat show a good impression of the cat fancy and breeders . . .
    September 2015

  • *Chin Acne and Stud Tail
    Learn the best treatments to eliminate these irritating skin conditions
    December 2001

  • *Chin Dirt
    Black specks on a cat`s chin are not actually `dirt`.
    February 2007

  • IW SGC Chisholmtrail Zeus of Dreamfinder
    TICA's 21st Best Kitten and 24th Best Cat for 2012-2013 is a Chocolate Silver Spotted Tabby Ocicat male named after the Greek Father of Gods. IW SGC Chisholmtrail Zeus of Dreamfinder lived up to his name and more, bringing laughter and delight to his owner, Debbie Prince and her family . . . This is Zeus' & Debbie's story . . .
    August 2013

  • *Chlamydia
    Chlamydia is a common cause of conjunctivitis in cats. Learn how to recognize and treat this bacterial infection.
    April 2002

  • *Chocolate
    While chocolate may be a yummy treat to the average human, it can be toxic to your favorite feline.
    November 2006

  • *Chocolate Is Bad For Cats
    Yummy chocolate! It`s a staple treat in most households for the holidays... but it can be toxic, even lethal, to the family cat. And some chocolate poses a greater danger than others.
    December 2007

  • Choices
    A story to tug at your heart strings...
    August 2007

  • Choosing a Cattery Name
    Choosing the perfect cattery name is part of the fun and excitement of taking your first steps along the road to being a breeder.
    September 2016

  • *Choosing A Cattery To Buy From
    You have decided you want to buy a special show kitten. Which cattery should you be purchasing from?
    June 2016

  • *Choosing A Microscope
    An inexpensive student-quality microscope is a smart addition to the cat breeder's medical chest. It can be used to identify parasites such as Coccidia, Giardia, Tritrichomonas foetus and even ringworm.
    November 2010

  • *Choosing A Stethoscope For A Cat Breeder
    Knowing how to use a stethoscope is a simple and useful skill every cat breeder can learn, and purchasing a stethoscope is not an expensive proposition. Here is how to pick the best stethoscope to suit the needs of a cat breeder.
    September 2010

  • *Chris Christensen Grooming Products
    Although more known as grooming products for dogs, the cat exhibitor can also use this line of shampoos and conditioners to improve their feline's show presentation ...
    January 2010

  • Christmas Carols For Cats
    Oh, Come All Ye Fishful...
    December 2012

  • Christmas Gifts For The Cat Lover
    Nine special ideas for personal gifts for a cat or its human `staff`.
    December 2012

  • Christmas Gifts For The Cat Lover
    Nine special ideas for personal gifts for a cat or its human `staff`.
    December 2010

  • Christmas Kitty Treat
    During all the festive food preparations, don't forget to whip up a little special treat for your favorite feline...
    December 2008

  • Christmas Kitty Treat
    During all the festive food preparations, don't forget to whip up a little special treat for your favorite feline...
    December 2010

  • Christmas Riddles
    How do cats greet each other at Christmas? Have a furry merry Christmas and a Happy Mew Year.
    December 2008

  • Christmas Riddles
    How do cats greet each other at Christmas? Have a furry merry Christmas and a Happy Mew Year.
    December 2010

  • Christmas Riddles 2
    How do cats greet each other at Christmas? Have a furry merry Christmas and a Happy Mew Year.
    December 2012

  • *Chronic Diarrhea
    Feline chronic diarrhea can be one of the most frustrating problems faced by a cat owner.
    March 2006

  • Cinder's Legacy
    Following the loss of a treasured cat, destiny seemed to lead a cat fancier and her husband in a unique direction...
    December 2007

  • *Clavamox
    Clavamox is a penicillin-like broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms
    March 2007

  • *Claws
    All you wanted to know about claws but were afraid to ask...
    July 2004

  • *Cleaning A Carpeted Cat Tree
    Don't be intimidated by the challenge of cleaning a carpeted cat tree. Even the dirtiest cat tree can be made to look almost brand new ...
    July 2009

  • *Cleaning Litter Boxes
    While cleaning the litter box is arguably the least enjoyable part of cat ownership, there are ways to make the job easier, especially in a cattery situation...
    September 2011

  • *Clearing A Newborn Kitten's Airway
    A kitten may have amniotic fluids in its mouth and nose directly at its birth. It is essential that these fluids are cleared from the newborn's airways in order for it to breathe. Learn the techniques to clear the kitten's airways through a series of photos and instructions.
    July 2016

  • *Cleft Palate in a Newborn Kitten
    The most common birth defect in cats is a cleft palate. There are some things you can do to reduce your chances of producing a kitten with this problem.
    February 2002

  • *Clindamycin
    Clindamycin is a narrow range pet antibiotic most commonly used in the treatment of soft tissue infections, dental infections and bone infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.
    April 2007

  • *Clipper Blades: Choosing the Right One For The Job
    Learn how to choose the correct clipper blade for the haircut you want to give your favorite feline.
    September 2003

  • *Clippers: Their Selection and Care
    Clippers are one of the most expensive grooming tools you will purchase for your cats. Choosing the right one and learning how to care for it is a wise investment.
    August 2003

  • *Clipping Teeth
    Occasionally as a kitten grows, its jaw will go `off` ... and it`s bite will be crooked. While this often corrects with time, the kitten`s baby canine teeth can prevent or interfere with the re-alignment process. There is an answer to the problem - clipping the canines.
    April 2002

  • *Clipping Your Cat`s Nails
    Regular clipping of your cat`s nails is an important part of its grooming routine.
    December 2005

  • *Clown Makeup
    Kittens have an intrinsically clownish nature that is much appreciated by their owners. But clowning-around isn't the only thing a cat might share with those classic buffoons of the circus... Some show cats have been known to wear clown makeup!
    February 2011

  • GC, BW, NW Clowntown’s Shining Silver Mystery
    CFA's 12th Best Cat In Championship for 2013-2014 is a stunning shaded silver American Shorthair appropriately named GC, BW, NW Clowntown’s Shining Silver Mystery, bred and owned by Howard Webster. This unusually colored American Shorthair is a history-maker in his breed. This is his story . . .
    June 2014

  • *Club Soda
    Club Soda can be used to reduce or remove both tear and urine stains in all colors of cats.
    July 2005

  • *Co-Ownership of a Cat
    Of course there may be many reasons why two or more people decide to co-own a kitty, however there are 5 main reasons for co-ownership of a cat. It is a smart move to understand the pros and cons in any co-ownership situation.
    January 2001

  • *Coccidia: A New Treatment
    Coccidia are parasites that can cause mild to severe diarrhea. In worse cases, in young kittens, coccidiosis can be life-threatening. Learn about the latest treatment available.
    August 2001

  • *Coccidiosis in Cats
    Coccidiosis is a parasitic infection that causes severe diarrhea, especially in weaning kittens or debilitated adult cats. In some cases, coccidiosis can cause death, especially in young kittens. This article explains the current treatment options and an effective way to prevent future infections of coccidia in your cattery.
    December 2014

  • Code of Sportsmanship
    Sportsmanship is defined as behavior conforming to the rules and proper spirit of a sport. Does the cat fancy need an official Code of Sportsmanship?
    August 2008

  • *Coffee Filter Bib
    A bib can be an essential tool for keeping your immaculately groomed cat in purr-fect condition. An easy and inexpensive bib can be made from a simple coffee filter. Learn how . . .
    February 2017

  • *Colloidal Silver
    Could this often controversial alternative medicine have a place in your cat's health care? Read more to find out...
    September 2011

  • *Color Chart: Bicolor Sire bred to a Bicolor or Calico Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a Bicolor to a solid or particolor female.
    September 2008

  • *Color Chart: Bicolor Sire bred to a Solid or Particolor Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a Bicolor to a solid or particolor female.
    September 2008

  • *Color Chart: Lynx Point Sire bred to a Pointed Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a lynx point male to a pointed female.
    September 2008

  • *Color Chart: Pointed Sire bred to a Lynx Point Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible cat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a pointed sire to a solid lynx point female.
    October 2008

  • *Color Chart: Pointed Sire bred to a Pointed Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a pointed male to a pointed female.
    September 2008

  • *Color Chart: Pointed Sire bred to a Solid CPC Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible cat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a pointed sire to a solid color-point carrier female.
    October 2008

  • *Color Chart: Solid CPC Sire bred to a Pointed Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a solid colorpoint carrier male to a pointed female.
    August 2008

  • *Color Chart: Solid Sire Bred To A Bicolor or Calico Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a solid colored sire to a bicolor or calico dam.
    July 2008

  • *Color Chart: Solid Sire Bred To A Heterozygous Tabby Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a solid colored male to a heterozygous tabby female.
    July 15

  • *Color Chart: Solid Sire Bred To A Homozygous Tabby Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a solid colored male to a homozygous tabby female.
    July 15

  • *Color Chart: Solid Sire bred to a Pointed Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a solid colored male to a pointed female.
    August 2008

  • *Color Chart: Solid Sire bred to a Smoke or Shaded Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a solid colored male to a smoke or shaded female.
    August 2008

  • *Color Chart: Solid Sire Bred To A Solid or Particolor Dam
    This detailed chart shows the possible coat colors expected of kittens resulting from breeding a solid colored sire to a solid or particolor dam.
    June 2008

  • *Color Inheritance: Part 1
    If you are a beginner who doesn`t understand color inheritance at all - this is for YOU!
    January 2001

  • *Color Inheritance: Part 2
    To understand color inheritance, all you basically need to understand is the inheritance of 3 colors - White, Black and Red. Everything else builds on these three colors.
    February 2001

  • *Color Inheritance: Part 2 - Answers to Questions
    The `trick` to keeping color prediction `simple` is to break the predictions down into stages. Using simple examples, you will understand simple color inheritance.
    February 2001

  • *Color Inheritance: Part 3
    Tabbies, Bi-Colors, Himalayans, Smokes... They all are just red, black or torties... but with a single genetic twist. Break the genes down into parts, and it is simple to understand
    March 2001

  • *Colorbred
    Do you know the meaning of the word "colorbred" as it applies to the world of cat breeding? Learn more about this breeding term and the philosophy behind it...
    March 2012

  • *Colored Grooming Powder
    Colored powders and chalks can be used to fine tune your cat's show presentation — but they must be applied properly and discreetly. Learn more.
    July 2017

  • Colorpoint Shorthair Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of each show seasons winningest Colorpoint Shorthair in CFA ...
    November 2009

  • Colorpoint Shorthair DMs
    Colorpoint Shorthairs who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    January 2006

  • Colorpoint Shorthair National Winners
    The winningest Colorpoint Shorthairs in CFA History
    November 2004

  • *Colostrum
    A newborn kitten's first milk provides more than simple nutrition - it is critical in providing it with passive immunity to disease and infection for the first weeks of its life.
    February 2015

  • *Common Drugs & Their Dosages
    Here is a handy chart with the use and dosages of many of the most common drugs that a cat breeder should have in their favorite medical kit ...
    September 2009

  • Companion Air
    A new airline in the United States will cater to people traveling with their pets.
    March 2003

  • Comparing Cat Registry Numbers
    How many cats were registered in CFA, TICA and GCCF in the past few years? Which cat registries are growing in popularity? Which are declining?
    November 2005

  • Comparing CFA and TICA
    CFA and TICA are two of the most popular cat registries in the world. Many breeders register and show their cats in both organizations. Learn the differences you need to know between the two organizations . . .
    May 2015

  • *Comparison of Flea Medications
    The weather is warming up! And even indoor cats may have to contend with a problem with fleas. What is the best option to prevent these little pests from camping out on your cat`s body?
    May 2002

  • Composting Your Cat Litter
    Rather than just dumping your used cat litter into the garbage, filling up the landfills, consider recycling your litter into compost. What better way to combine a love of cats with a love of gardening!
    April 2009

  • *Compounding A Medication In Butter
    As a cat breeder, it is not usual to purchase medications in larger formulas rather than individual dosages to save money. The only catch is that the buyer must then divide the larger dosage into smaller cat-sized doses. While this can be done in several ways, mixing the medication in butter is a convenient and tasty method. Here's how to do it...
    September 2016

  • *Compounding Medications
    For the cat owner, learning how to compound medications can save money and make medicating a cattery easier. With a little care and information, anyone can learn this simple skill...
    September 2016

  • Computer Problems Rampant In The Cat Fancy
    Around the world, something strange has been reported to be crashing computers - but only machines owned by cat lovers. Bewildered scientists and computer experts had been unable to find the reason for these reported keyboard failures until recently...
    April 2008

  • *Conditioning Bath
    Knowing when, why and how to give the perfect conditioning bath will prepare your cat`s coat for the show bath that will produce the perfect results.
    September 2015

  • *Congenital Birth Defects
    Do you know the meaning of "congenital"? Which are the most common birth defects in cats? Do you know what causes congenital defects in kittens? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
    February 2009

  • *Conjunctivitis
    Conjunctivitis is a common problem of the eye in cats. Learn how to treat it and the concerns is may create in a cattery situation.
    March 2006

  • Conserving Energy Leads To Flaming Feline
    The honoring of Earth Hour by an Environment Minister in Canada leads to singed fur on the family feline ...
    April 2010

  • *Consider The Source
    The internet makes it easier then it has ever been for people to share suggestions regarding problems from the most basic to the most complex. It is now even more important to consider the experience, wisdom and personal agenda of the person giving you the advice.
    March 2004

  • *Constipated Kitten
    Constipation can be a serious problem, especially in a young kitten. Learn what to look for and the treatment options you may need to consider...
    January 2008

  • *Constipated Newborn
    Constipation can be lethal in a newborn kitten. Lean the signs to watch form and how to help a newborn eliminate if it is suffering from constipation.
    September 2010

  • Contracted Tendons of the Front Leg
    Born with seemingly deformed front legs, this kitten and his breeder team together to work a miracle.
    November 2002

  • *Contracts
    Every breeder needs to have a simple sales contract for the protection of their kittens. What should your contract include?
    August 2003

  • *Controlling Gossip
    You will never be able to control all of what other people say about you, but there are steps you can take to take control of gossip if you become a target ....
    February 2010

  • *Controlling Static
    If you have had a problem with static in your cat`s coat, it`s time for you to anticipate the problem and begin to take steps to avoid it. Learn about some of the options and products available for you to correct the problem of flyaway coat.
    December 2016

  • *Convenia
    Convenia is an injectable antibiotic that in one shot can take the place of giving an oral antibiotic for twice a day for 14 days. Learn more...
    March 2012

  • Cool Cats
    Ann Burnaroos of SweeterPea Persians shares her story of two spoiled kitties who know how to be really cool when it's much too hot.
    July 2016

  • Coop Cup
    A breeder shares the story of how a simple coop cup can be used to keep a stud cat's food high and dry.
    October 2008

  • Corn Farmer
    The cat fancy can learn a lesson from a successful farmer or corn.
    March 2005

  • *Corneal Sequestrum
    A Corneal Sequestrum is a condition of the cornea that only occurs in cats.
    June 2003

  • Cornish Rex Breed Winners In CFA
    A list of the winningest Cornish Rex in CFA - those that earned the title of Breed Winner
    December 2008

  • Cornish Rex DMs
    Cornish Rex who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    August 2005

  • Cornish Rex National Winners
    The winningest Cornish Rex in CFA History
    May 2004

  • *Coronavirus
    The feline coronavirus and its connection to feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) may be one of the most misunderstood relationships in the cat fancy....
    March 2015

  • *Corral Those Kibbles!
    Are you tired of stepping on a stray cat kibble when you walk across the kitchen floor? Are you frustrated by the amount of kibble spilled from the cat dish that you have to sweep up and throw away? Here's a simple way to corral those kibbles and put an end to the waste...
    November 2015

  • *Correct Way To Give Eye Drops
    Understanding the best way to give eye drops will make medicating the occasional eye infection much easier for you and less stressful for your cat. Step-by-step instructions complete with photos show you exactly how best to administer eye drops to your cat...
    September 2011

  • *Corticosteroids: Friend Or Foe?
    Corticosteroids are a group of medications invaluable to the modern veterinarian. Sometimes considered a magic bullet, this group of medications can produce serious side effects if used indiscriminately.
    June 2013

  • *Cosmetic Surgery in Cats
    Cosmetic surgery is now available for cats. When is it acceptable? When is it unethical?
    August 2005

  • *Cost of a Show Cat
    Are you looking for new blood to add to your breeding program? Or maybe you are in the market for a new kitten to campaign this season. Perhaps you are just wondering what is a reasonable price for a show cat? This article has some things you should consider before answering that question...
    January 2003

  • Could Cat Hair Help With The Louisiana Oil Leak?
    Collecting your cat's hair could help save the wildlife endangered by the oil spurting underwater following the oil rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana ...
    June 2010

  • Counting Cats
    This article includes a lesson from a master clerk on how to read a marked catalogue and count the number of cats necessary to calculate national, regional and grand points.
    April 2009

  • *Coupage
    Coupage is a simple technique that can be performed at home to loosen accumulated fluid in the lungs by rapidly tapping rhythmically on the chest of the animal. It is particularly beneficial for animals suffering from lung infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This article teaches how to do coupage via photos and text ...
    April 2010

  • *Courting A Sponsor For Your Cat Show
    For a cat club needing funds to help put on a cat show, the support of a corporate sponsor may make the difference between a shoe-string budget and being able to put on a higher quality show.
    January 2005

  • *Cow Hocks
    Cow hocks are a conformation fault of the hind legs. This article includes diagrams, descriptions and protocols for improving the condition.
    April 15 2008

  • *Cow Hocks In A Kitten
    See photos of a cow hocked kitten and learn about how the condition was improved through diet and exercise.
    May 2008

  • Cowboy`s Guide To Cat Breeding & Showing
    Life ain`t about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
    November 2015

  • IW, SGC Cowboycasanova of Speakeasy
    When a little Bengal kitten broke his hip, no one could have predicted that he would grow up to become the winning-est Bengal of all time . . .
    March 2013

  • Crafting With Cat Hair
    Here is an unusual craft book... it is filled with little projects you can make out of your favorite feline's shed hair.
    January 2012

  • Create A Free Facebook Page For Your Cat Club
    Lorna Friemoth of NuDawnz Cattery provides step-by-step instructions describing how to create a free Facebook page for your cat club, how to use Facebook to promote your cat show, and how to increase spectator attendance using Facebook advertising.
    May 2016

  • Creation
    On the first day of creation, God created the cat...
    January 2005

  • Crisis In Egypt
    As Egypt takes steps towards a free society, the animals of Egypt need help...
    March 2011

  • *Crooked Face
    Occasionally, as a kitten develops, the two sides of its face develop at different rates. This may result in what cat judges call a "crooked face". This article discusses this phenomenon using photos...
    April 2012

  • Crossing The Rainbow Bridge
    This wonderful poem is a different version of the popular concept of our departed pets waiting for us on the other side of the rainbow.
    March 2001

  • *Cuddle Curl
    Ever good female cat who has kittens will exhibit the Cuddle Curl. This behavior is essential to the well-being of her kittens.
    May 2015

  • *Culture & Sensitivity Test
    If an infection is not responding to the usual antibiotics it may be necessary to perform a culture and sensitivity test to determine the exact strain of bacteria that is causing the problem and the best choice of antibiotic to treat it.
    February 2009

  • *Cutting The Umbilical Cord
    Cutting the cord of a newborn is the most common `surgery` the cat breeder is called upon to perform. Enjoy a step-by-step description of the process, complete with photographs.
    March 2011

  • *Cutting The Umbilical Cord - When To Do It
    There is increasing evidence that it may be better to wait longer before cutting a newborn kitten's umbilical cord. Learn why...
    September 2011

  • *Cyproheptadine
    Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine that can also be used as an appetite stimulant.
    February 2007

  • *D Basic Shampoo
    D Basic is a `pre-shampoo` that gives stunning results, producing lustrous, sparkling show coats on a variety of breeds and coat types.
    November 2004

  • *Damages Clause In Your Kitten Contact
    Ever kitten/cat contract should have a damages clause that defines exactly what will be the consequences if the buyer breaks the contract. This article describes how to word the clause and legally protect yourself and your kittens...
    March 2012

  • Dangers In The Home
    Whether you have a new kitten or an older cat, you will need to "baby-proof" your home to make it safe for your feline family...
    October 2010

  • IW SGC Dark Angel De Longua Aqua
    TICA's Cat of the Year 2015 is IW SGC Dark Angel De Longua Aqua. This stunning black tortie Persian from France was bred by Joel and Catherine Renaudin and is owned by Nathalie Decuzzi of Maneki Love cattery. Nathalie also campaigned a nine-year-old Blue Tortie & White Persian Spay named IW SGCA Altesse du Nid Douillet to TICA's 17the Best Alter of the Year. This is their story . . .
    August 2015

  • *De-Hair The House
    Whether you own one pet kitty or have a cattery full of felines, loose hair shed in the home is going to be an issue that will need to be addressed.
    August 2008

  • *De-Matting Your Cat
    With some care and a few tricks, you can de-mat your cat without sacrificing its coat.
    May 2004

  • *Deal-Breakers
    Every breeder needs to decide what might be a 'deal-breaker' in their breeding program — the line they are not willing to cross — the flaws in a cat that are unacceptable or the conditions in a contract that are non-negotiable. Learn more . . .
    February 2017

  • Dear Kitties
    A cat owner writes her kitties a letter...
    December 2009

  • Dear Master
    The family dog writes a letter to its master - about the family cat...
    March 2005

  • Declining Show Counts in CFA (Where Have All The Entries Gone?)
    In this article we will look at how many CFA shows were held each season and the number of total entries shown each season in the past decade. We also look at the numbers in North America compared to the numbers around the world. The results are very interesting . . .
    May 2013

  • Deco!
    A first time campaigner tells about her experiences with her Persian named Deco.
    May 2005

  • *Deep Conditioning Coat Treatment For Your Cat
    Giving your show cat's coat a deep conditioning treatment is THE way to produce a silky soft coat on a longhaired cat — or a super shiny coat on a shorthair kitty. Once you've tried this grooming technique, you will never do without it again.
    August 2017

  • Definitions For Cat Lovers
    If you are a cat lover, there are some words that have a special meaning to you...
    July 2015

  • *Degrees of Cleft Palate
    Cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs in all breeds of cats. Sometimes it is a minor problem and sometimes it is severe. Photos of newborn kittens show you exactly what to look for.
    January 2016

  • *Dental Disease
    The majority of cats over five years of age have some form of dental disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to painful tooth abscesses and resorptive lesions. This article gives a general overview of the signs of dental disease and recommended treatments...
    January 2009

  • Desidicata
    GO PLACIDLY amid the cat fanciers, secure in the knowledge that your cat is superior to all others and remembering what joy is to be found in being called for the upper half of a final.
    October 2002

  • *Developing A Relationship With Your Veterinarian
    Perhaps one of the most important and precious relationships you will ever have in your career as a cat breeder, is the one you develop with your veterinarian.
    June 2008

  • *Developmental Accidents
    Do you understand the difference between an inheritable mutation and a developmental accident? Learn the answer to this question and much more ...
    April 2010

  • Devon Rex Breed Winners in CFA
    View the list of Devon Rex that have earned the right to at the title Breed Winner to their resume.
    August 2008

  • Devon Rex DMs
    Devon Rex who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    December 2005

  • Devon Rex National Winners
    The winningest Devon Rex in CFA History
    September 2004

  • *Dewclaws on the Hind Legs
    Occasionally a kitten will be born with dewclaws on its hind legs.
    January 2003

  • *Diaphragmatic Hernia
    A diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal contents to move into the chest cavity. It is the second most common type of hernia in cats....
    March 2009

  • *Diarrhea & Constipation
    Occasionally, your cat my suffer from either diarrhea or constipation. If either condition persists for more than a couple days, you should be concerned.
    January 2001

  • Did You Hear The One?
    Did you hear about the cat who drank five bowls of water? He set a new lap record.
    September 2008

  • *Diet and Coat Color
    Can a diet be supplemented to improve coat color? Perhaps...
    November 2005

  • Difference
    A pet owner muses over the difference her cats have made in her life...
    March 2004

  • Different Breeds are Different
    What is true for one breed, may not be true for another. When we talk about a breed other than our own we need to understand that different breeds are just that... different!
    April 2002

  • Different Kind of Cat Show
    While high profile dog shows such as Westminster are a regular part of television programming, we don`t see cat shows on TV because they are not considered as entertaining to a general audience as a dog show. Could we mimic the successful dog show format
    November 2002

  • Different Opinions
    Do you know how to have a lively discussion with someone with the opposite opinion to yours—without it getting nasty?
    September 2015

  • *Difficult Birth
    A Siamese breeder shares her experience with the delivery of a very large kitten...
    February 2008

  • Dirty Nails
    An owner discovers `gunk` at the base of her Persian`s toenails.
    November 2007

  • *Dirty-Faced Nursing Kittens
    Have you ever noticed black specks that appeared on the muzzle of a nursing kitten? Do you know what serious infectious condition it might indicate? Do you know what to do about it? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
    March 2011

  • Disaster Plans To Include Pets
    New legislation will make provisions for the care and safety of pets in the event of another disaster like Hurricane Katrina
    June 2006

  • *Disaster Preparedness
    What should you have ready for your cat`s safety in the event of an earthquake, tornado, flood or storm? There is a comprehensive list of what you should have in your pet`s `emergency` suitcase, plus a recommended reading list.
    May 2001

  • *Discharge During Pregnancy
    If a pregnant female has a vaginal discharge during her pregnancy, it is a cause for concern, not panic...
    June 2007

  • *Disqualified Or Withholding An Award
    Do you understand the difference between a cat being disqualified and having an award withheld? Do you know the reason why a cat can be disqualified? Or why an award may be withheld?
    December 2010

  • DIY Cat Scratcher
    Blogger Mollie Shutt shares instructions and photos on how to create your own homemade cat scratcher using cardboard boxes and masking tape....
    February 2013

  • DIY Cat Toys
    You don't need to spend a lot of money on fancy cat toys. Mollie Shutt shows you how you can make your own cat toy inexpensively, using just a bit of felt and glue and a touch of creativity...
    March 2013

  • DIY Feather Cat Toy
    Mollie shows you how to make your own feather toy easily, inexpensively, and in just a matter of minutes.

  • DM History in CFA
    The title of Distinguished Merit celebrates its 25th anniversary in CFA...
    March 2006

  • DMs Receive Complimentary Inclusion in The Photo Gallery!
    Photos of cats who have earned the title of DM will be honored with free inclusion in the PandEcats Photo Gallery
    July 2005

  • DNA Blood Type Test
    UC Davis has developed a diagnostic DNA test to determine the blood types of cats.
    January 2007

  • DNA Identification of Feline Blood Types
    The Winn Feline Foundation announces the identification of the DNA mutations that cause the A and B blood types of the domestic cat
    March 2007

  • DNA Offers New Insight Into Cat Evolution
    DNA analysis is used to re-draw the feline family tree.
    June 2006

  • DNA Test For Dilute Gene
    The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California, Davis adds a test for the dilute gene to their increasing list of DNA tests available to cat breeders.
    May 2007

  • DNA Test for HCM in Maine Coons
    The DNA test for the HCM gene in Maine Coons is now available - Good News for all breeds!
    January 2006

  • DNA Test For PKD Approved For British Shorthairs
    The DNA test for PKD developed for Persians and related breeds is now being offered to British Shorthair breeders.
    July 2005

  • DNA Test For Pointed and Sepia Genes Announced!
    UC Davis announced new DNA tests available for determining the pointed and the sepia genes in cats!
    February 2006

  • Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia?
    This article takes a statistical look at why a controversial article published in National Geographic suggesting a link between cats and schizophrenia may just be mass of misinformation .
    December 2005

  • Do you have what it takes to be a HERO?
    It takes a special commitment to help save our feline friends in distress. This is a tribute to people involved in feline rescue. Included is a large list of links to rescue organizations.
    July 2001

  • Do You Own Your Cat or Does You Cat Own Your?
    If you answer yes to many of these questions, you are in trouble :-)
    October 2001

  • Does It Matter What You Name Your Kitty?
    Does your cat answer to its name when you call? Have you ever welcomed an older cat in the family that was already named, then changed its name? Does it really matter what you name your kitty?
    May 2017

  • Does Your Cat Own You?
    Do the Christmas cards you send out feature your cat sitting on Santa`s lap?
    December 2006

  • Don't Talk Baby Talk
    Recent scientific research suggests that your cat responds better to being spoken to in a normal voice...
    August 2011

  • Donegal's Tail of Two Kitties
    This Title Cat is the most uniquely colored kitty you will ever see. Registered as Donegal's Tail of Two Kitties, but nicknamed "Possum", the cat appears to be half Himalayan and half Tortoiseshell in coloring — and yet he is a male cat! Possum is a chimera — a cat that developed from the fusion of two different embryos into one individual. This is his fascinating story . . .
    September 2013

  • Donna Norris
    CFA LH Judge, Donna Norris, passed away recently. She is a treasure lost.
    February 2005

  • *Don`t Bite!
    Have you ever been petting you cat and it suddenly turns around and bites you?
    November 2005

  • Don`t Litter
    Is your benching area clean and tidy? Or are you a litter-bug at the show?
    February 2006

  • *Dopram
    A few drops of this medication may save your newborn kitten by helping it take its first breath.
    November 2005

  • GC, NW DotDotDot BornInTheUsa of Wild Rain
    CFA's Kitten Of The Year 2014 is the stunning chocolate spotted male Ocicat named GC, NW DotDotDot BornInTheUsa of Wild Rain, bred and owned by Roger & Nancy Brown and Carol & David Freels. This win makes it back-to-back years that an Ocicat is CFA's Best Kitten — and perhaps it is no surprise since KOTY 2013 GC, NW Wild Rain Let's Dance of Dotdotdot was from the same team . . .
    May 2014

  • *Double Entering
    Entering two shows on the same weekend may be a tool you wish to employ to maximize the success of your cat`s show campaign.
    October 2004

  • *Double Nails
    Occasionally, a cat will have two nails coming from a single toe. There are several reasons why double nails might occur, but it usually involves an anomaly that occurs during the development of the embryo.
    June 19

  • *Double Pregnancy
    Is it possible for a cat to be bred, become pregnant, then be bred again during her pregnancy and conceive again?
    September 2007

  • GC, BW, NW Dovon Simon the Possumm of Lynzkatz
    CFA's Fourth Best Cat in Championship for the 2012-2013 show season is an American Shorthair boy, affectionately known as Possumm. GC, BW, NW Dovon Simon the Possumm of Lynzkatz represents the unusual partnership of breeders located in Pennsylvania, Florida and Hong Kong. This is his story . . .
    May 2013

  • *Do`s and Don`ts of Good Cattery Website Design
    Having your own cattery website is fast becoming as necessary as having a phone number. It is important that your present your cats as beautifully on the internet as in the show ring. To help you make some wise choices, we have collected and organized a f
    May 2001

  • Dragonfly
    A breeder and a kitten buyer wait for the diagnosis on a Bengal cat with wheezing problems
    December 2005

  • Dreamer... and a Little Faith
    The story of an owner and a cat...and the journey they take together...
    May 2006

  • Driving To The International
    So what is it REALLY like to drive to the International? Here is one exhibitor`s story...
    December 2005

  • *Drooling
    There are a variety of reasons why your cat might begin to drool excessively - and some are very serious if left untreated. Learn how to tell if your cat`s drooling is serious or not.
    December 2014

  • *Drowning
    Though an uncommon accident, do you know what to do should your cat be drowning?
    October 2006

  • *Drugs? Mexico Style
    There are considerable savings and advantages that cat breeders can enjoy by traveling to Mexico to purchase some of the medications commonly used for the continued good health and maintenance of cats in a breeding program. You can even order drugs online.
    October 2001

  • *Dry Coat
    Mid-winter is often a time when your cat`s coat starts to appear dry and develops dandruff. Here are some grooming tips to get it back into condition!
    February 2017

  • Dry Fur
    A new mat for the bottom of your cat`s carrier is designed to keep your cat dry and clean during trips.
    June 2006

  • *Dryer Choices
    The hair dryer is probably the single most expensive grooming tool you will ever purchase for your cats. Before you buy, learn the best type of dryer for your cat`s needs.
    February 2002

  • Drying Cabin For Cats
    Piet Broeders of Wooly Home Persians cattery shares the story of how he designed and created a drying cabin for his show cats, as well as scratching posts, multi-level cages and litter boxes.
    April 2016

  • *Dual Mothering
    Should you let two mothers share their kittens between them? Should you give a kitten from a large litter to a mother with a smaller litter to care for? Learn the pros and cons of dual mothering.
    July 2017

  • *E. Coli `Blooms`
    Acute or chronic diarrhea that fails to respond to normal medications may be the result of an overgrowth of E. coli bacteria in your cat`s digestive tract.
    July 2002

  • *E-mails and Show Brags
    There are two basic `styles` of show brag... there is the individual type and there is the more involved show report style. Choose the one that will work best for you and learn how to write it well.
    March 2001

  • *Ear Mites In Cat
    The most common ear problem in cats is caused by mites. Learn some simple solutions to rid your cat of these pesky parasites.
    November 2002

  • *Ear Polyps
    Feline inflammatory polyps can be a serious problem. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
    November 2005

  • *Early Neuter Spay
    Neutering or Spaying Kittens before the age of 4 months is safe and comes with great advantages for the responsible cat breeder.
    July 2004

  • *Earthbath Cat Care Products
    Earthbath products are a line of all-natural pet care shampoos, conditioners and spritzes.
    April 2007

  • Easter Dangers To Your Cat
    Each year hundreds of cats become seriously ill as a result of their family's Easter festivities, so keep your feline safe by being aware of the common dangers that Easter can pose.
    April 2012

  • *Easy Grand
    Granding your show cat can be easy... or it can be more of a challenge.
    October 2001

  • *Eclampsia
    Every breeder should be able to recognize the signs of eclampsia - your queen`s life may depend on it.
    October 2003

  • Egyptian Mau Breed Winners In CFA
    See the Egyptian Maus that have earned the top title of Breed Winner in CFA...
    September 2008

  • Egyptian Mau DMs
    Egyptian Maus who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    September 2006

  • Egyptian Mau National Winners
    The winningest Egyptian Maus in CFA History
    April 2005

  • *800 Numbers For Suppliers
    A comprehensive list of 800 numbers for companies with products of interest to the cat fancier.
    April 2003

  • *Eight Major Factors That Affect Coat
    Nothing is quite as glorious as a Persian with coat dripping to the floor or an Exotic with a coat that your hand just sinks into. Learn about the 8 major things that affect how much coat your cat will have - and what you can do to help your Persian look
    March 2002

  • Eight Ways To Treat Your Pet`s Allergies While Reducing Your Veterina
    Veterinarian, Dr. Andrew Jones, shares home remedies for common pet allergies.
    October 2015

  • *Eliminate Fleas Within Hours
    Recently a new product has been announced for use against fleas - called Capstar. Capstar starts working to kill adult fleas within 30 minutes, wiping out 90 percent of them on cats within 6 hours? all with a single dose.
    May 2001

  • *Elizabethan Collar
    An Elizabethan collar is a simple, but often essential addition to every cat breeder's medical kit. Learn about its uses, proper fit and different styles...
    November 2008

  • *Energel
    This feeding supplement has many uses for the cat breeder
    April 2006

  • *Enlarging Small Nostrils on a Persian Cat
    More common with Persians and Exotics, any cat breeder can produce a cat with small nostrils. But there is no reason for cats with this problem to suffer. Easy, inexpensive laser surgery can make the cat more comfortable overnight - literally. See the results in before and after photos.
    March 2017

  • *Entry Clerk
    Entry clerks may be one of the most under-appreciated pa/members of the cat fancy. Learn more about their many responsibilities.
    September 2005

  • *Epinephrine
    Epinephrine is primarily used to treat anaphylactic shock - a severe allergic reaction to an allergen such as an vaccine, an antibiotic or an insect bite. Learn more about why this drug is an important part of the cat breeder's emergency kit ...
    February 2010

  • European Burmese Breed Winners In CFA
    See a list of the European Burmese that have earned the coveted title of Breed Winner in CFA....
    April 2009

  • European Burmese Color Class Changes for CFA 2007
    Color Class changes in CFA for the European Burmese become effective May 1, 2007
    May 2007

  • European Burmese DMs
    European Burmese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    December 2006

  • European Burmese National Winners In CFA
    Here is a list of the European Burmese in CFA that have earned the coveted title of National Winner...
    August 2010

  • Evacuation Kit For Your Cat
    Mollie prepares a kit for her cats in case she has to leave home on short notice such as in an emergency, a fire or flood.
    February 2013

  • *Evaluating A Cat And Its Pedigree
    Whether searching for a new cat to bring into your breeding program, or wondering which kitten to keep from the season`s `crop`, the decision-making process begins with evaluating the individual cat and its pedigree...
    August 2016

  • *Evaluating A Cat From Photos
    Whether you are buying or selling, knowing how to evaluate a cat`s structure from its photo is a valuable skill to develop.
    September 2013

  • *Evaluating A Pedigree By Titles
    Pedigrees are an important ingredient of every breeding program. Knowing how to evaluate different pedigrees is an essential skill that the smart cat breeder must learn. This article teaches you how...
    June 2012

  • *Evaluating Skin Conditions
    Learn how to use your sennes of touch, smell and vision to evaluate the condition of your cat`s skin and coat.
    November 2007

  • *Examining Your Stud Cat's Equipment
    While a "delicate" topic, checking your stud cat's breeding equipment should be part of his general health and grooming check-up...
    July 2017

  • Excerpts From The Pet's Diary
    The other day, while cleaning my six month old kitten's favorite feline's cat tree, I looked inside the covered snuggly box at the base and happened upon my cat's diary, tucked underneath her favorite blanket.
    February 2011

  • *Exercise Intolerance
    If a kitten displays unusual panting after a play time, it may be a symptom of exercise intolerance. Learn more about this warning sign of a possible problem.
    January 2015

  • *Exhibitors Responsibilities
    Do you know what YOU are responsible for when you enter a cat show? Check out the CFA show rules for Exhibitors, including the new rules changes for 2001..
    June 2001

  • Expecting Guests?
    It is always nice when you have friends over for a visit. What is proper feline behavior when you have company?
    May 2010

  • *Expiry Dates
    Medications, vaccines, diet supplements - they all have expiration dates that you need to take note of and respect.
    July 2017

  • Eye Color In Pointed Cats
    Understand why the eye color of pointed cats can vary from pale blue to deepest navy.
    February 2006

  • *Eye Medications
    A discussion of the options available in medications to promote healing of eye ulcers, sequestrums and other problems that can affect the eye.
    September 2003

  • *Eye Ulcers
    Eye Ulcers are a relatively common feline eye problem. Whether minor or severe, taking proper care of an eye ulcer is essential.
    April 2003

  • *Eye Ulcers Part 2
    A complicated or complex eye ulcer is a serious condition of the eye.
    May 2003

  • *Eyes Stuck Shut
    While not all kittens in the same litter open their eyes on the same day, if a kitten has still not opened its eyes several days after all its littermates have, you may need to intervene.
    April 2017

  • *Eyes Wide Open: Part One
    Few things are as frustrating as the cat who holds his eyes wide open at home but squints at the cat show. Fear not! There are ways to help your kitty show off his beautiful peepers.
    August 2017

  • *Eyes Wide Open: Part Two
    Learn which eye drops and eye washes work best to help your kitty`s eyes stay wide open at the cat show.
    August 2017

  • Facebook For Catteries
    Facebook can be a fun place to show off your cats and highlight their show accomplishments. Mollie shares her ideas for creating a Facebook page for your cattery . . .
    August 2013

  • Facebook Tips For Cat Fanciers
    With over a billion users, there is no denying Facebook is a massive online presence. There are many ways that a smart cat fancier can use Facebook to promote their cattery, their breed, their cat club and their organization . . .
    August 2013

  • Fading Kitten - A Case History
    A breeder shares her experience with Fading Kitten Syndrome
    May 2005

  • *Fading Kitten Syndrome
    Stop losing newborns! One of the most disheartening things that a cat breeder can experience is the seemingly senseless deaths of newborn kittens who blindly cry and struggle to live while nothing we or our vets do can save them. Now there is an antibioti
    February 2001

  • *Failure To Thrive Kittens
    Occasionally, a healthy-seeming kitten will not grow as expected, falling behind in size compared to the other kittens of its litter. This type of kitten is often labeled as "Failure To Thrive".
    January 2010

  • *Falling From High Places
    Cats seem to have an uncanny ability to survive falls from high places.
    November 2002

  • *False Pregnancy
    Thinking your cat is pregnant only to discover she is instead experiencing a false pregnancy is disappointing, but not necessarily a tragedy.
    December 2016

  • Family Affair
    This is the story of a new breeder, a first grand, the birth of a baby and how cat showing can be a family affair...
    May 2005

  • *Fancy Friends
    In the cat fancy, what is a true friend?
    February 2005

  • Fancy Meeting You Here
    A new breeder shares how she came to enter the cat fancy...
    October 2004

  • Farewell Peter
    The cat fancy has lost Peter Romich of Grandaries Exotics who passed away last Sunday.
    January 2003

  • Fattest Cat Dies
    Meow, the 39 pound cat touted as the fattest cat in America, loses his battle with obesity...
    May 2012

  • *FCK: Part One - An Overview
    This is part one in an article about Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome
    April 2006

  • *FCK: Part Two - Treatment Options
    Part Two about Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome discusses treatment options in detail.
    April 2006

  • FDA Warning
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet Jet^(TM) transdermal vaccination system device.
    September 2011

  • Fear Of The Bath
    Have you ever encountered a full-grown adult cat that becomes hysterical near water and fights tooth and nail to avoid a bath? Learn this simply technique of behavior modification that will help the kitty make friends with water....
    March 2009

  • *Fecal Float Test
    You can easily learn how to do a fecal float - testing your cat's stool for common parasites.
    November 2010

  • *Feline Calici Virus - FCV
    Calici is also called the `Limping Kitten` virus since this is the most dramatic symptom of this common upper respiratory virus. Our article discusses the disease, its symptoms, prevention, treatment and choice of vaccines against it.
    September 2017

  • *Feline Cardiomyopathy
    When diagnosed and treated early, there are many successful options for cats with heart disease. Learn the symptoms and treatments available.
    January 2002

  • Feline Fantasy
    April is National Poetry Month. It is an honor to share with our readers a short poem that captures the essence of why we treasure each kitty. . .
    April 2013

  • *Feline Herpesvirus
    Feline Herpesvirus is the most severe of the common upper respiratory viruses. Understanding how to combat this virus is an essential tool in every cattery`s management practices.
    January 2015

  • Feline Herpesvirus-1 New Treatment
    A new medicine, oral famciclovir was used to treat signs of FHV-1 in 10 cats: The results are encouraging that this treatment may be better than current protocols...
    July 2009

  • Feline Husbandry Book Available Online Free
    Chapters of Dr. Neils Pedersen`s book on Feline Husbandry are now available on the UC Davis website.
    August 2006

  • Feline I.Q.
    A Korat breeder lists just a few of the behaviors that demonstrate her cats` clear intellectual superiority.
    April 2007

  • *Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
    A cats doesn't develop cavities in same way that a person does... but when it does get a toothache, it's a bad one!
    August 2008

  • *Feline Panleukopenia
    Panleukopenia, often called feline distemper, is a highly contagious disease caused by a parvovirus (FPV) that is closely related to canine parvovirus in dogs. This article details everything you need to know about this potentially lethal infection.
    February 2016

  • *Feline Rebound
    This product is specially formulated for the cat who is not eating or drinking properly.
    April 2004

  • Feline Virus Studied To Understand Drug Resistance
    Researchers will be studing cat virus in order to better understand why some animals become resistent to certain drugs.
    November 2007

  • Feline Winter Olympics
    With the 2010 winter Olympics in full swing in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, our feline athletes don't want to be left out of all the competitive fun, and so are conducting their own furry version of the Olympics ...
    February 2010

  • Feline Wisdom
    We humans can learn much from the wisdom of our cats...
    January 2008

  • *Feliway
    Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone that can be effective in reducing a cat's stress level and changing unwanted behavior such as spraying and scratching ...
    October 2009

  • FeLV: The Forgotten Killer
    As we swap kittens and breedings, we often worry about ringworm, intestinal parasites, and upper respiratory viruses. But how often do we remember the silent, but oh so deadly, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)?
    February 2011

  • *Female Infertility Part One: Evaluation
    Infertility is the inability to conceive or to carry a pregnancy to term. Failure of a female cat to produce kittens can arise at any stage of the reproductive process.
    June 2006

  • *Female Infertility: Part Two Causes & Treatments
    Learn the main causes of female infertility in the cat and suggest treatments
    July 2006

  • *Fenbendazole
    Under the brand name Panacur, Fenbendazole is a widely used medication against Giardia in cats.
    January 2007

  • Feng Shui For Your Cat
    Good Shui: All the tuna you can eat. Bad Shui: A cat lying across the top of the stairs.
    March 2004

  • *Fever Coat
    Something cat breeders see on from time to time, especially on black kittens, is an unusual hair color change called 'Fever Coat'. What is it? Why does it happen? What can you do to change it? Learn the answers to these questions and more . . .
    October 2013

  • *Fibrosarcomas
    A Fibrosarcoma is a relatively rare but aggressive type of cancerous tumor. Learn what to look for and what to do about it.
    October 2002

  • FIFE & IDP Titles Explained
    Understand the difference between the titles awarded in FIFE and the IDP...
    August 2004

  • FIFE Show Awards
    Understanding the titles in FIFE...
    April 2006

  • Fifty Easy Steps to Wrapping A Christmas Present With Your Cat
    Lift up edges of wrapping paper around present. Wonder why edges don`t reach.
    December 2005

  • Fifty Easy Steps to Wrapping A Christmas Present With Your Cat
    Lift up edges of wrapping paper around present. Wonder why edges don`t reach.
    December 2010

  • Filling Out a CFA Entry Form for a Cat Show
    Are you planning on entering your first cat show? Or maybe you are mentoring a newbie with their first show baby. Here`s the information you need to fill out an entry form correctly.
    June 2002

  • *Finding Your First Show Cat
    When getting started in the cat fancy, the first steps will involve purchasing foundation stock for one`s breeding and showing program. This is the best advice a newcomer to the cat fancy will ever receive concerning how to buy a first show cat!
    August 2007

  • *Fine-Tuning The Show Bath
    Learn the various ways of "tweaking" your cat's show bath to produce the finest results possible....
    November 2009

  • *FIP Outbreak
    Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is one of the most misunderstood diseases in veterinary medicine. Despite its name, FIP is NOT contagious, yet occasionally, a cattery or shelter will experience an outbreak of FIP. This article discusses how and why this happens and how to deal effectively with the problem should it happen to you...
    November 2010

  • *FIP: Fact and Fiction
    If there is a single health issue that most frightens the cat breeder, it is a diagnosis of FIP, Feline Infectious Peritonitis. While we don`t know as much about this fatal disease as we would like to know, there are also several myths about the disease t
    December 2001

  • *FIP: Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    Feline Infectious Peritonitis or FIP is one of the least understood and most frustrating diseases to diagnose in feline medicine. This article will help dispel some of the confusion that surrounds this fatal disease....
    August 2009

  • *First Aid Kit
    Having a well-stocked first aid kit for your cats is as important as having one for yourself. An emergency can occur at any moment and it is always better if you are prepared to handle it. Here is a list of basics that should be included in your cat's first aid kit.
    June 2011

  • *First Aid Procedures
    Since you never know when there might be an emergency, spending a few minutes to learn basic first aid procedures is a good idea -- and it may just save your cat's life.
    June 2011

  • First Bath
    Every new cat owner has to face that dreaded first bath of their new feline.
    November 2003

  • First Cat Video Award Winner
    The first-ever cat video awards were held in Los Angeles with thousands of proud cat owners competing for the coveted grand prize of $15,000. And the winner is...
    November 2012

  • First Cat, Second Cat
    One of the first challenges for newbies entering the cat fancy is finding their first cat. Share one breeder`s positive experience about how she found her first show baby... and her second... and...
    June 2002

  • First CFA Show in China
    The first CFA show in mainland China took place in Beijing on March 6-7, 2004.
    March 2004

  • First Christmas Kitten
    A feline`s Christmas Story
    December 2010

  • First Goodbye
    Adia bids goodbye to the first kitten from her first litter...
    August 2004

  • First Person Cat
    First Person Cat, by Jacque Heebner, is a crime story about an intuitive tortoiseshell Persian who uses her feline abilities to solve the murder of her owner and prevent the killer from committing a second crime.
    November 2010

  • First Show
    Jodell (the newbie) and her cat, Bear, go to their first show...
    November 2003

  • First Time National Winning Owners
    Three members of our sister ezine, PandEcats.com, have campaigned cats to the coveted National Winner title for the first time!
    May 2002

  • *First Twelve Weeks
    The first 12 weeks of a kitten`s life are the most critical in it development.
    April 2007

  • My First Siamese Grand
    An exhibitor shares her experience granding her first cat, and how much the support and encouragement of others means to a `newbie`.
    June 2007

  • *Fish Amoxi For Cats
    A visit to your local pet store may hold the answer to an inexpensive, prescription-free source of amoxicillin for your cat.
    February 2004

  • *Flagyl
    Flagyl ( Metronidazole) is a useful antibiotic against a wide range of conditions including Giardia, diarrhea and some upper respiratory infections.
    November 2004

  • *Fleas On A Nursing Queen & Her Kittens
    What should you do if you notice fleas on a mother cat and her kittens? What can you use to kill the fleas - but not hurt the queen and nursing kittens?
    March 2009

  • *Float The Coat
    You may have done a wonderful job shampooing your cat ... but a poor job of rinsing the coat can make all your efforts pointless if there is any soap left behind. So... how can you make sure you have rinsed all the product out of your cat's coat? Easy! Learn how to "Float the Coat"...
    March 2015

  • *Flooring For Cats
    Choosing the right flooring can make a huge difference in the look and cleanability of your cattery. Learn how to make a wise choice...
    July 2007

  • *Fluff-Out
    Looking for a product to add volume to your cat`s coat? To keep the hair in place? To eliminate static? To add shine? You want Fluff-Out!
    February 2015

  • *Fluid Replacement Solutions
    One of the essential techniques a cat breeder should be aware of is the use of subcutaneous fluid therapy to provide supportive care to a dehydrated feline.
    October 2004

  • *FLUTD - Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder
    Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder or FLUTD is a general name for a wide variety of possible urinary tract problems. Understanding this common urinary disorder is important for any cat breeder.
    October 2007

  • Foldex/CH Katrina-Cat Bonaparte
    The Foldex is a new breed recognized by the Canadian Cat Association. Learn more about this charming breed that is the feline version of a teddy bear . . .
    April 2013

  • Food For Thought
    Treat other persons as you know they should be treated, and as you wish them to fairly treat you.
    April 2005

  • *Force Feeding A Cat
    If your cat stops eating for more than 48 hours, it is imperative that it receive nutrition or risk developing liver disease. Learning some simple techniques of force feeding a kitty may save it from developing a serious health problem.
    November 2015

  • *Four Stages Of Estrus
    As the breeding season starts to gain momentum, the time is ideal to review the four stages of estrus...
    January 2009

  • Free DNA Blood Type Testing for Ragdolls
    Ragdoll owners are invited to submit blood samples to UC Davis and will receive free blood typing of their cats.
    August 2007

  • Freebies
    Free food, litter, coupons and more designed to save you and your kitty money!
    June 2005

  • Frequent Flyer Miles For Pets
    Travel with your cat and receive Frequent Flyer Miles!
    February 2005

  • Froggie Toe Caper
    Tiger transforms into his alter-ego, Purr-lock Holmes, to solve the problem of a missing digit from a green amphibian. It's the Froggie Toe Caper . . .
    May 2013

  • From Humble Barn Cat To CFA's Newest Championship Breed

    February 2008

  • From One Cat To Another - Things I Know About Christmas
    I will not bite the head off a Santa Claus figurine and proceed to dump it in front of a small child. This makes them cry.
    December 2005

  • *Front Load Dosing
    "Front Load Dosing" is a medicating protocol that is used at the beginning of a course of drug administration that can be used to jump-start the effectiveness of the medicine prescribed ...
    October 2015

  • *Fuller`s Earth
    Fuller`s Earth can be used to help remove excess grease from coats, to dry a wet coat or to add fullness and body to the coat. Learn the best ways to use this excellent product.
    November 2002

  • Function Of The Cat Breeder
    What is the function of the cat breeder? Although each person must define their purpose as a cat breeder individually, there are probably some goals and purposes with which most people would agree ...
    July 2009

  • Gallery
    A Gallery of photos of cats preserving the history of the cats behind the cats for all breeders for all time.
    July 2002

  • *Gary Powell and the Red Sky Persians
    ShowCatsOnline.com is honored to be able to share with our members this candid interview with Gary as he discusses his Persian breeding program under the Red Sky cattery prefix.
    February 2001

  • GC, RW Syracoon's KC Masterpiece's Greatest Victory
    This Maine Coon was a star in the show ring, but his greatest win was a successful battle against a vaccine-related fibrosarcoma - an often fatal form of cancer ...
    July 2009

  • Gemini Cat
    Do you have a cat born between May 21 and June 21? If you do, you may need to gain insight into the personality of the Gemini cat . . .
    May 2015

  • *Gene Inheritance Patterns
    An understanding of the various types of patterns of inheritance is a basic component to the development of a successful breeding program. Learn the 10 main types of gene inheritance that the cat breeder should know ...
    October 2009

  • *Genetic Notation
    Learn the few simple rules of genetic notation that you need to know to understand a cat's individual genetic makeup, and to plan your breeding program.
    October 2008

  • *Genetic Symbols For Breed Characteristics
    In cats, some breeds are defined by a single distinctive breed characteristic. It may be a unique coat type, an unusual ear or tail or even toes or body shape. Learn which genes produce each unique characteristic...
    June 19

  • *Genetic Symbols For Coat Color
    This article discusses the most common genes that determine coat color in cats. Knowing these genes and their genetic symbols is the first step in understanding how coat color is inherited and being able to determine and plan for the possible coat colors of kittens from a specific breeding.
    May 2017

  • *Genetic Terms
    Knowing the terminology used in a discussion about genetics is the first step towards understanding the principles of feline heredity.
    March 2016

  • Gentle Spirit
    Every cat is a special soul but Jasmine had a soul and character that you could see only if you watched and studied her as closely as she watched and studied you.
    November 2007

  • *Gentocin Eye Drops
    Gentamicin is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye and ear
    January 2005

  • Getting Along
    With the new year just a few weeks old, now seems a good time to think about how best to get along with our fellow (wo)man.
    January 2008

  • *Getting Free Publicity For Your Cat Show
    Having paid spectators come to a cat show is a great way for the cat club to make money to help cover their show expenses. To help get those visitors through the door, a little free publicity can make a huge difference...
    August 2012

  • *Giardia
    Giardia is a parasite that can impact seriously on your cat`s health.
    September 2006

  • Giardia: How To Eliminate It In A Cattery Situation
    Follow one cattery's recommended protocol for eliminating giardia from a multi-cat situation ...
    February 2010

  • Gift of a Different Kind
    At Christmas time, we often are concerned about buying the right gift for a special person... but there are all kinds of gifts.
    December 2001

  • Gift That Keeps On Giving
    A cat lover tells the true story of a Christmas gift that created a lot of buzz in her household one holiday morning...
    December 2008

  • *Gingivitis
    Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria, plaque and tartar, is a common dental disease in cats. Unless treated promptly, gingivitis can become a serious problem for your kitty.
    March 2016

  • *Giving Subcutaneous Fluids
    Giving a cat fluids under the skin is often essential in saving weak newborns, sick kittens or older cats with diseases such as chronic kidney failure that causes dehydration. This article includes detailed instructions and photos showing how anyone can learn how to give sub-q fluids to their kitties . . .
    August 2016

  • *Giving Your Cat An Injection
    Sub-Q or IM: Learn the correct technique for giving your cat injections, complete with photos!
    September 2002

  • *Glop Recipes
    Glop is a `dish` that can be prepared as a substitute for mother`s milk and is invaluable for raising orphan kittens. We share with you several different Glop recipes.
    May 2017

  • Gloria Stephens
    TICA legend, Gloria Stephens, is remembered.
    August 2005

  • *Goat`s Milk
    Goat`s milk is excellent as a supplement or milk substitute for newborn kittens.
    January 2008

  • God Created the Cat
    Why did the Great Maker create our feline friends?
    December 2001

  • God`s Present To The Cat
    Why our felines are blessed
    December 2001

  • God`s Creation
    On the first day of creation, God created the cat...
    August 2005

  • Going My Way?
    Sharing a car ride with a fellow exhibitor can reap many rewards!
    September 2002

  • Gold Teeth For Sebastian
    This black Persian has lots of `bling`!
    September 2006

  • Good Owner's Pledge
    Read a pledge that outlines the basic responsibilities of a good cat owner...
    October 2010

  • Good Thoughts
    Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
    January 2016

  • Goodbye Boris
    The cat fancy has lost long time judge, Boris Teron.
    October 2006

  • Goodbye Melinda
    With great sadness we bid farewell to Melinda Murray of Loralyn Himalayans...
    March 2008

  • Goodbye Wayne
    An icon of CFA, judge Wayne Park passed away this week.
    March 2003

  • Goodnight Sweet Prince
    Sunday, March 4th, 2001, popular CFA judge Craig Rothermel passed away following a massive heart attack. Read a tribute to his life.
    April 2001

  • *Goop Soup
    Goop is a popular hand cleaner that can also be used as a mega-easy-cat-degreaser when used in combination with shampoo. Learn how to make a superb one-step cat coat degreasing product we like to call GOOP SOUP.
    March 2016

  • *Gossip, Gossip
    Like a small town where tongues wag easily, the cat fancy is a small community where gossip can cause great pain and hurt. But there are smart ways you can neutralize gossip and enjoy the cat shows more.
    March 2001

  • GP, NW, Highlander Tony Bennett of Wenlock: History-Maker
    GP, NW, Highlander Tony Bennett of Wenlock is the first Maine Coon in CFA to ever be THE top feline at the end of the season in any of the three divisions, Championship, Kitten or Premiership!
    May 2010

  • Grace`s Litter
    A breeder shares the experience of her first litter...
    June 2004

  • Grace`s Litter Takes Their First Steps
    Adia Kilpatrick shares the progress of herkittens from her first litter.
    July 2004

  • GC, NW Granddelight`s PJ of Mockingbird
    The popular theory is that a novice cannot make a major national win in CFA. Yet by the end of the 1996-97 show season, a cream and white female Persian from a relatively unknown cattery and campaigned by a novice in only her second year of showing was CF
    March 2001

  • Grandmother`s Cats
    My grandmother`s cats are the seeds from which my love of cats grew...
    March 2008

  • Great Cat Toys, and they`re free
    The best toys in life are free!
    March 2017

  • Great Day For The Bombay
    Although not a Persian or an Exotic, the story of this Bombay who became Cat of the Year is an inspiration to all breeders and exhibitors
    May 2004

  • Gretsky
    Gretsky was a cat with a problem. Munira was an owner determined to find an answer to the problem.
    December 2005

  • Grieving Cat
    Like people, cats can grieve the loss of a companion too.
    November 2004

  • *Griseofulvin
    This ringworm medication should be used with care
    December 2004

  • GHD, RHW Gromit
    GHD, HRW Gromit, co-owned and shown by sisters Margaret and Julie Benzer, made history when she became the first cat to earn the prestigious title of Grand Household Pet of Distinction in CFA. This is her story . . .
    July 2017

  • *Grooming A Black Cat
    There is something incredibly striking about a cat whose color is a deep, limitless, and undeniable black.
    March 2003

  • *Grooming Emergencies
    When a grooming disaster occurs in the show hall, the smart exhibitor knows how to make unexpected repairs. This article will teach you everything you need to know to solve any grooming emergency.
    February 2016

  • *Grooming Sprays
    The right spray can be a great addition to your cat`s show grooming routine.
    June 2016

  • *Grooming The Red Cat
    This article discusses valuable grooming tips especially for the hottest of the feline colors — the RED CATS. This includes all the red colors from pure, clear, solid red, through red tabby to flame points.
    March 2016

  • New Grooming Room
    A cat lover reveals the plans and evolution of his new grooming room!
    September 2014

  • *Grumpy Campaign Cat
    As we enter the last few months of campaign season and spring is just around the corner, it isn`t unusual to see the occasional grumpy campaign cat. Here are some tips for sweetening the kitty`s attitude.
    February 2004

  • *Guarantees
    Should a kitten come with a guarantee? What is a reasonable guarantee? How do you "collect" on a guarantee? Learn the answers to these questions and more!
    August 2008

  • Guess My Age
    If you rescue an older cat, it may be difficult to know how old it is. Aging an adult cat is not an exact science, but there are a few tricks that can give you clues to determine the cat's age...
    November 2012

  • Guess Three #1
    Many of our judges have been involved in the cat fancy for decades. They have aged like fine wine. Can you recognize who is whom in an old photo?
    May 2003

  • Guess Three #2
    Can you guess which judges appear in the photos?
    June 2003

  • Guess Three #3
    Once again we invite you to see if you recognize three CFA judges from their photos :-)
    August 2003

  • Guess Three #4
    Guess Again!
    October 2003

  • Guess Three #5
    Can you guess which judges appear in the photos?
    December 2003

  • Guess Three #6
    See if you can guess who the judges in the photos are!
    August 2004

  • Guess Three #7
    See if you can guess who the judges are in the photos!
    October 2005

  • Guess Three #8
    Once more... guess who the judges are in these photos...
    March 2006

  • Hair Apparent
    Cat breeders really care about their cat's coats. Some people might even say cat exhibitors can be obsessive about their cat's hair . . . but do you know what kinds of hair a cat has?
    March 2003

  • *Hair Ring
    If you have a breeding male cat and he suddenly seems to be having trouble completing the mating "act", his problem may be as simple as a hair ring. Learn more about this troublesome possibility and how to fix it.
    October 2010

  • *Hairballs
    With the warm weather and an increase in your cat's shedding, this is the time of year when hairballs are more likely. Learn how best to deal with this common feline problem....
    June 2009

  • *Hairless Cat: An Historical Perspective
    An excerpt from Francis Simpson`s `The Book of the Cat`, printed in 1903 gives the modern day breeder a historical perspective on the early appearance of the hairless cat over a century ago.
    June 2007

  • Halloween Safety
    It is Halloween time . . . and while you are buying the candy, designing a costume and carving the jack-o-lantern, don't forget to take a few minutes to make sure your cats are safe and protected.
    November 2016

  • Hampering
    Does your cat know how best to `help` you in your daily activities?
    May 2004

  • *Hand Rearing A Kitten
    If you are involved in breeding cats, sooner or later, you will find yourself needing to hand raise a kitten.
    July 2004

  • *Hanging Paper
    In the cat fancy, `hanging paper` refers to the falsifying of a cat`s pedigree.
    January 2008

  • Hank For Senate
    Amidst all the excitement swirling around the re-election of President Barak Obama a few weeks ago, there was a Senate race that you may have missed... Hank for Senate. What's so different about Hank's candidacy? Hank is a cat!
    November 2012

  • *Happy Ring Clerk
    Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a ring clerk at a cat show? Maybe you even thought about being a ring clerk? Perhaps you have been guilty of complaining about a ring clerk at one time or another? Learn what it takes to be a clerk — and how you can help make their job easier.
    August 2016

  • Happy St. Cat-Trick's Day
    Knock Knock Who's there? Irish! Irish Who? Irish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    March 2011

  • *Happy Tail
    Learn what is meant when a cat has a "happy tail" and how it could affect its success in the show ring....
    August 2009

  • Hartz Product Pulled
    The Hartz Advanced Care Flea and Tick Drops for Cats is being discontinued following reports of sadtey concerns.
    June 2005

  • Hartz Update
    November 2001, we reported that Hartz Advanced Care Flea and Tick medication as been reported to have caused death or nerve damage in cats.There is now a class action suit launched against Hartz.
    November 2001

  • Hartz Warning
    Hartz Advanced Care Flea and Tick medication has been reported to have caused death or nerve damage in over 960 cases in cats.
    November 2001

  • Hartz Warning
    Thousands of illnesses and deaths in cats and kittens have led to a recall of some Hartz flea and tick products, along with new warning labels and other protective measures.
    December 2001

  • Havana Brown Breed Winners
    This is a list of each year's top Havana Brown in CFA....
    June 2009

  • Havana Brown DMs
    Havana Browns who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    May 2006

  • Havana Brown Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. The first Havana Brown (and only to-date) to earn this title was GPD, RW Composercat Shaporin-Of-Kastraatjes, bred by Karen-L Rogers & Leann-Bill Rupy, and owned and shown by Harry & Leonis van De Port.
    July 2017

  • Havana Brown National Winners
    The winningest Havana Browns in CFA History
    January 2005

  • Have A Safe And Happy Catmas
    With the Christmas season upon us, now is the time to remember a few practical tips to keep your cats safe during the holiday season...
    December 2012

  • HCM Gene In Ragdolls Identified
    With funding from the Winn Feline Foundation, researchers from Washington State University and the University of California, Davis announce they have identified the gene in Ragdolls responsible for HCM
    June 2007

  • *Head Tilt
    What does it mean if your cat suddenly develops a head tilt? Is it serious? What should you do? Will the cat recover? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
    February 2013

  • Health Insurance For Your Cat
    In recent years pet insurance has become available for cats and may be an option to consider to protect the health of your felines.
    April 2005

  • *Hear, Kitty, Kitty
    How well does a cat hear? Very well indeed!
    February 2003

  • *Heart Murmur In A Kitten
    A heart murmur occurs when there is turbulence in the normal flow of blood through the chambers of the heart or in the large vessels exiting the heart. The significance of a heart murmur varies greatly. A young kitten with a heart murmur may outgrow it. When an older cat develops a heart murmur, it can be a much more serious condition.
    February 2014

  • Heated Pet Blanket Recall
    PetSafe Heated Pet Blankets are recalled due to problems with scorching.
    January 2007

  • *Heatstroke
    As we approach the end of summer, let`s not forget about the danger high temperatures can pose to your cat.
    July 2011

  • Heimdall`s Story
    This is the story of a brave kitty, and how his microchip saved his life.
    June 2005

  • Helpful Hints For Newbies
    Experienced breeders share tips to help a person avoid some common pitfalls that face the newcomer to the cat fancy
    July 2015

  • *Helping The "Failing To Gain Weight" Newborn
    Newborn kittens grow rapidly, making weight gains daily. If a kitten fails to gain weight for more than a day, it becomes a real concern. Learn some of the tricks for getting the kitten back on track and gaining weight...
    August 2012

  • *Helping the Cat Who is Afraid
    If your show cat has been traumatized, there are several techniques you can use to help him overcome his fear and return to the show ring.
    July 2001

  • *Hemobartonella, or Feline Infectious Anemia
    Hemobartonella is an infectious cat disease which attacks the red blood cells causing your cat to become anemic, hence its other name, Feline Infectious Anemia.
    May 2002

  • Herman Goes Online!
    Checking your cat`s grand points can now be done online!
    December 2003

  • *Herpes and Your Cat`s Eyes
    Eye problems which can cause conjunctivitis, ulceration of the cornea, and potentially blindness are also a common symptom of feline herpes.
    September 2004

  • *Hill`s A/D Diet
    This specialty canned food is an excellent tool to aid in the recovery of a cat during a serious illness, accident or surgery.
    April 2004

  • *Hip Dysplasia
    At one time, it was thought that cats were not affected by hip dysplasia. We know know better. Learn the symptoms and treatment for this painful condition.
    February 2004

  • Hip-Hip-Hair-ay
    Kathy Durdick of Ristokat Himalayans shares her story of a special regional winning cat.
    May 2003

  • Hitchhiker
    A red tabby cat named Cuddle Bug hitches an unusual ride...
    March 2005

  • Holiday Stress
    The holidays put a lot of stress on everyone involved... including the feline family members...
    December 2008

  • Home Cookin`
    A Havana Brown breeder shares a recipe that allows you to prepare a cat food at home similar to Hill`s k/d
    April 2007

  • Homeless Man's Cat Is Returned
    A homeless man's cat goes missing ...
    February 2010

  • *Homemade Herbal Shampoo
    Here's the formula for a simple herbal shampoo you can make at home. Using this formula as a base, you can tweak it to make the perfect shampoo for your cat's coat.
    February 2017

  • *Homeopathic Remedies For Cats
    A breeder shares her knowledge of homeopathic remedies for cats, especially for pregnant and nursing queens.
    April 2008

  • *Homeopathy
    Homeopathy is an alternative form of treatment based on the principle of like cures like. It has steady gained more acceptance in traditional veterinary medicine over the years.
    June 2010

  • Homestretch
    With the end of the show season fast approaching, now is the time to pause and think about all that you have accomplished this past year.
    April 2016

  • Hong Kong`s First One Show Grand
    Last month a brown tabby Exotic male became Hong Kong`s first one show grand in CFA.
    January 2005

  • Hope After Pyo
    Liz Ward of Huggibear Burmese shares her experience with a queen successfully producing live kittens after suffering two bouts of pyometra . . .
    December 2013

  • *Hops
    Hops is a simple herbal remedy that some cat breeders have found useful in controlling or minimizing their female feline's heat periods ...
    December 2009

  • *Horse Products For Your Cat
    Did you know that the folks who show horses have grooming products that work great on cats too?
    September 2002

  • *Hot Oil Treatment
    If your cat`s hair is dry, flyaway or brittle, a hot oil treatment may be just what is needed to put life and shine back in to the coat.
    August 2002

  • *Hot Soak For An Abscess
    This article discusses in detail how best to soak an abscess in hot water as part of its treatment regime.
    January 2012

  • *Hot Torties & Reverse Calicos
    Do you know what is meant by the term "hot" Tortie. Or how about a "reverse" Calico? Learn the meanings of these color descriptions and enjoy a series of photos of cats illustrating the color patterns ...
    July 2016

  • *Hot Towel Treatment
    Does your cat have dry or flyaway coat? Lacking shine? Perhaps now is the time for a hot towel treatment!
    December 2008

  • Household Pet - A Valued Exhibitor in TICA
    Of all the cat registries, TICA most honors the Household Pet Exhibitor. Bravo!
    September 2004

  • Household Pets Accepted in Junior Showmanship
    In a welcome policy change, Novice participants in the Junior Showmanship class will now be able to show their household pet.
    April 2004

  • *How Do I Degrease My Cat?
    My cat is greasy! It`s one of the commonest complaints from groomers. Have you ever overheard a person say `so-and-so`s cat looks greasy`? Did you agree with their assessment? Did you know what to suggest to `fix` the problem? Now you will!
    June 2001

  • How Do You Take Your Cat For A Walk?
    Do you dream of long walks on the beach with your furry feline? . . . Mollie and Sampson show you how your dream could become a reality . . .
    April 2013

  • *How Long Should A Cat`s Breeding Career Be?
    At what age should a cat be retired from your breeding program?
    January 2016

  • How Many Cats Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?
    Interesting question -- with different answers depending on which breed of cat is doing the changing . . .
    September 2015

  • How Many Dogs Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?
    Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb?
    February 2009

  • How Often Should A Cat Be Bred?
    Breeders must consider the health and happiness of a cat when deciding how often it can be bred.
    January 2003

  • *How Old Should A Kitten Be When It Receives Its Last Vaccination?
    New research suggests we may need to reconsider the age of the final shot in the kitten series of vaccinations....
    November 2009

  • *How To Avoid a Holiday Catastrophe
    At the same time as I am reveling in the holiday splendor, I remain aware that December presents some rather unique dangers for my cats. So here is my personal list of potential hazards and some of my own solutions to minimize holiday problems.
    December 2001

  • *How To Calculate A Cat's Age In Human Years
    It is a common misconception that one year of a cat's age is equivalent to seven in human years. That is not quite right. Learn how to really calculate a cat's age in human terms ...
    May 2010

  • *How to Calculate the Correct Amount of a Medication to Give Your Cat
    Are you sometimes confused about the proper dosages to give to your cats? Learn the correct way to determine the proper dosage of medicine for your feline `patient`.
    September 2016

  • *How To Choose Your Veterinarian
    Every breeder needs a good veterinarian as part of their cattery `team`. You must have confidence in the level of your veterinarian`s medical knowledge. You must be able to communicate well with your veterinarian. You must feel comfortable with your veter
    March 2002

  • *How To Give A Cat An Enema
    A serious problem can arise if a cat becomes constipated. It can even be life-threatening! leant how to detect signs of constipation and how to give the constipated cat an enema.
    August 2007

  • How To Give Your Cat A Pill
    No cats were harmed during the writing of this article :-)...
    November 2011

  • How To Have Fun At The Cat Show
    If your cat isn't winning, do you still know how to have fun at the cat show? Here are some suggestions...
    February 2009

  • How To Hunt Lions: Cat Fancier Style
    Cat fanciers are much more likely tp attempt to breed lions than hunt them. However lion-breeding strategy is adversely affected by the lack of recognition of Lions by CFA or TICA ... plus the fact that lions don't fit into standard show-cages.
    June 2009

  • How To Know Your Shoes Smell
    You may already have the technology that will let you know if your shoes have an odor problem...
    May 2009

  • How To Make A Sock Kitty
    Learn how to make the cutest sock kitty you have ever seen — and its easy! Mollie Shutt shows how anyone can make a darling toy with her step-by-step instructions illustrated with photos . . .
    April 2013

  • *How to Pill Your Cat
    Sooner or later, you will have to give one of your feline family members medication... and that often means the dreaded `pill`. This article includes photos showing the best way to get that pill down your kitty`s throat :-)
    September 2016

  • *How To Place a Retired Adult Cat
    There are great homes out there for older, retired breeders (cats not humans). You just need to know where to find them.
    July 2010

  • *How To Quarantine A Cat
    Do you know the best way to quarantine a new addition to your cattery? How do you isolate a kitten that breaks with ringworm? Is home quarantine an effective way to prevent spread of disease?
    November 2014

  • How To Read A Pedigree
    There is a knack to reading and evaluating a pedigree. Lean what to look for.
    September 2016

  • *How To Say No
    For most breeders, it is not an easy thing to have to tell a kitten inquirer that you don't want to sell a kitten to them. It is uncomfortable. Awkward. It can become combative and contentious. However, it is something that has to be dealt with - hopefully with as much grace as possible. This article provides you with useful tips on how to say no ...
    September 2009

  • *How To Take Great "Kitten For Sale" Photos
    How you take and present the photos of your kitten for sale can make the difference between a potential buyer deciding they must have YOUR kitten... or going elsewhere.
    February 2017

  • *How To Tell A True Tabby
    Perhaps the single thing most newbies (and some not-so-new cat breeders) find confusing is understanding the issue of agouti and non-agouti tabbies. Learn how to tell whether YOUR tabby is a true agouti (or not) . . .
    November 2016

  • How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You
    You may think kneading is a sign of affection, but your cat is actually checking your internal organs for signs of weakness....
    November 2009

  • *How To Use A Microscope
    Using a microscope is not difficult. In fact, most people become quite skilled after just one session with their new microscope.
    November 2010

  • *How To Use A Stethoscope To Listen To Your Cat's Heart
    Knowing how to use a stethoscope is a simple and useful skill every cat breeder can learn.
    November 2009

  • *How To Write A Kitten Inquiry Email
    Learn how can you write a better inquiry letter and improve your odds of getting a reply when looking for that special kitten!
    January 2006

  • How We Act At Cat Shows
    A cat breeder and exhibitor shares the way she interacts with spectators at the cat show and the positive impact it can have for the cat fancy.
    June 2008

  • *How We Act At Cat Shows: A Message To The Judges
    It is not only the behavior of exhibitors at the cat shows that has an impact on spectators. Judges too can present a positive or negative impact on the public's perception of the the cat fancy.
    July 2008

  • *Huffing
    One of the most curious behaviors exhibited by a cat is called `huffing`.
    January 2008

  • *Hybrid Vigor
    Whether breeding carnations, cattle or cats, every breeder should understand the meaning and implication of hybrid vigor in their breeding program.
    September 2007

  • *Hydrocephalic Kittens
    Hydrocephalus occurrs occasionally in cats. It is not common but neither is it rare.
    May 2006

  • *Hydrogen Peroxide
    Hydrogen Peroxide can be a useful addition to the cat breeders first aid kit, grooming box and cleaning supplies. Learn some of the many uses of this versatile chemical ...
    June 2010

  • Hyperpatitis: a Serious Condition
    Symptoms: A need for patting. Demands for attention and human contact. Temper tantrums when pats are not applied immediately.
    December 2006

  • *Hyperthyroidism
    Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common complaints of cats over 8 years of age.
    July 2006

  • *I Don`t Do Windows (Mom-Cat Won't Lick Her Kittens' Bottoms)
    Occasionally, the new mother cat will not lick her kittens' bottoms — a behavior needed to stimulate her kittens to urinate and defecate, and a necessary duty to keep the birthing box clean. Learn how you can teach the new mother to perform this "chore" for her babies . . .
    February 2017

  • I Love My Kitty
    I love my little kitty, she makes my house a home.
    April 2005

  • I Love Ring Stewards Who...
    The Ring Steward is an important, although mainly unsung, individual who contributes to the smooth running of the judging ring.
    January 2016

  • *I Love Vinyl Coated Wire Shelving: Part 1
    While other people install wire shelving in closets, a cat breeder can use it to construct kitten gates and window screen protectors.
    July 2003

  • *I Love Vinyl-Coated Wire Shelving: Part 2
    Detailed instructions on how to use inexpensive wire shelving to build a handy kitten pen and a complete indoor/outdoor enclosure.
    July 2003

  • I Resolve To Be a Better Cat Show Exhibitor
    In the spirit of making every minute count and enjoying life to the fullest, this year, I resolve to be a better cat show exhibitor.
    January 2016

  • I Want To Quit
    Thoughts from an experienced animal rescuer
    March 2005

  • *Iams Hairball Care Formula
    Does your cat have intermittent or chronic diarrhea that does not respond to conventional treatment? Iams Hairball Care Dry Cat Food has proven useful in this situation.
    March 2004

  • Iceland's Christmas Cat
    The legend of a moster cat - that does a good deed... Although an ancient tale, today parents still tell of it... to make sure that all children received a new piece of clothing at the yuletide...
    December 2008

  • *Identifying Parasites Under A Microscope
    Learn how to identify parasites that can infest your cat so that you can check your cats for problems yourself.
    November 2010

  • *Identifying Your Cat: From Nail Polish to Microchip
    The main reason for identifying kittens at an early age is to be able to weigh them and track their weights regularly. Monitoring weight gains and losses is an excellent way of troubleshooting the health and progress of your new babies.
    March 2015

  • If
    With apologies to Rudyard Kipling, here is a cat person`s humorous version of his famous poem.
    January 2002

  • If I Didn't Have A Cat
    My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated...
    October 2015

  • *Imaverol
    Imaverol Fungicidal Wash controls ringworm & other fungal skin infections (dermatomycosis) in horses & dogs. It is used off-label for cats. Learn how you can use Imaverol as part of your anti-ringworm regime...
    May 2010

  • Immunize or Titre?
    It may be of greater benefit to your adult cats health to titer rather than routinely give booster vaccinations.
    January 2006

  • In Memory of Tony Chan: Unforgettable
    Tony Chan of Gogocats cattery was a driving forcebehind the establishment of the cat fancy in Hong Kong and China. He will be missed...
    February 2008

  • In Praise of Breeder Quality Cats
    While we all strive for show quality cats, the humble breeder quality cat can also be a valuable part of your program.
    December 2015

  • In Search of Cats, Part 1
    Cats have been held in esteem throughout most of recorded time. Author Christopher Brock reviews collections of art and information about cats around the world.
    October 2004

  • In Search Of Cats, Part II
    Cats have been held in esteem throughout most of recorded time. Enjoy this review of the collections of art and information about cats that are available around the world.
    October 2004

  • In Search Of The Natural Groomer
    Tips for finding the right professional groomer for your cat....
    June 2009

  • *Inbreeding Coefficient: What Is It?
    Do you know what an Inbreeding Coefficient (IC) or Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) really means? What is it exactly? How do you use it in your breeding program? This is the first article in a three-part series that will answer these questions and more...
    January 2012

  • *Inbreeding Coefficients Part 2: Calculate Your Cats ICs
    This is the second article in a three-part series about Inbreeding Coefficients (ICs). In this article we discuss how to determine the ICs for your own breeding program, with emphasis on how to decide how many generations to go back in a pedigree when making your calculations...
    February 2012

  • *Inbreeding Coefficients Part 3: Applying ICs To Your Breeding Program
    This is the third article in a three-part series about Inbreeding Coefficients (ICs). In this article we discuss how to determine the ICs for your cats, and how to use them to help you determine the mating pairs in own breeding program...
    February 2012

  • Inbreeding: A Personal Point of View
    A breeder of Japanese Bobtails shares her experience with balanceing inbreeding and outcrossing to benefit her breeding program.
    June 2006

  • *Increasing A Cat's Water Intake
    Dehydration is a serious condition and must not be ignored. If your cat is not drinking enough water, there are simple steps you can take to increase its water comsumption...
    December 2010

  • *Increasing Entries For Your Cat Show
    Here are some ideas for increasing the entries for your cat club's next show....
    November 2009

  • Indicted Over Pet Food Contamination
    The US Food and Drug Administration announces indictments over last summers wide recall of contaminated pet foods...
    February 2008

  • Inexpensive Cat Toys
    What do you have lying around your house that might make a great toy for your favorite feline?
    April 2008

  • Information About Vaccines That Can Save Your Cat`s Life!
    The benefits of vaccinating your cat are undeniable - but you must also take steps to reduce the possibility of the risk of a vaccinated associated sarcoma.
    July 2004

  • *Infusium 23
    Great hair products to make your cat`s coat full, silky and shiny.
    December 2002

  • *Ingrown Toenail
    If the trimming of a cat's claws is neglected, the result can be a painful ingrown toenail. This article includes a series of photos showing just what can happen if you fail to cut a kitty's nails.
    March 2016

  • *Inhibitor Gene
    The inhibitor gene is responsible for the Silvers, Shaded, Smokes and the Silver Tabbies of the cat world. This article gives a general overview of the gene's action that produces these lovely colors...
    December 2008

  • *Instinct Chain of Motherhood
    Are you interfering with the natural mothering instincts of your queen? Emma Hjälmås of CyberCats Persians shares her thoughts about how much or how little you should be helping your queen when she is delivering her kittens.
    May 2015

  • Interesting Cat Facts
    Cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
    July 2006

  • *Interferon
    The use of interferon in veterinary medicine is expanding as a treatment for FeLv, FIP, FIV and more...
    September 2006

  • *Internal Organs of the Cat
    It is helpful for the serious breeder to have a basic knowledge of the placement and relative positioning of the major organs of the cat.
    May 2004

  • International 2004 - A Personal View
    A breeder shares her own experiences at the International.
    November 2004

  • Internet & The Cat Fancy in 2007
    The internet has changed the way the entire world lives. How has it affected the Cat Fancy?
    February 2007

  • iPad and Android Games For Cats
    Friskies® cat food has launched three new free online games especially for your cat! Read on to learn more...
    June 2011

  • *Is My Queen Pregnant?
    There are several different methods of determining whether a cat is pregnant depending on how long it has been since she was bred. Learn the best and most accurate ways to tell if your queen is expecting kittens . . .
    August 2015

  • It was The Night Before Catmas
    Merry Catmas to all!
    December 2012

  • It`s Not Whether You Win Or Lose
    Is winning at all costs acceptable in the cat fancy? Let`s look at some of the campaign tricks that were pulled during the 2005-2006 show season.
    May 2006

  • *Itchy Skin Problems
    Perhaps one of the most frustrating problems a cat owner can be faced with is the cat that scratches for no apparent reason...
    February 2007

  • Ivermectin Dosing
    Lorraine Shelton of Featherland shares the latest dosing information for the use of Ivermectin to treat ear mites, body mites and roundworms.
    July 2004

  • GC GPD, NW Ivy Cat Quarterback
    On July 6, 2013, CFA history was made by a brown tabby and white Exotic Shorthair neuter named GC, GPD, NW Ivy Cat Quarterback. Owned by Jan Chambers and bred by Pam DeGolyer, "QB" became the first cat to earn the new CFA title, Grand Of Distinction. This is his story . . .
    August 2013

  • Jack And The Bear
    Jack the cat chases a bear off `his` property!
    June 2006

  • Jack Is Back!
    Lost in an airline terminal for 2 months, this kitty is a survivor...
    November 2011

  • Japanese Bobtail Color Class Changes in CFA 2006
    Changes to the Japanese Bobtail color classes in CFA.
    May 2006

  • Japanese Bobtail DMs
    Japanese Bobtails who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    May 2005

  • Japanese Bobtail Longhair Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of each show seasons winningest Japanese Bobtails in the longhair division in CFA ...
    November 2009

  • Japanese Bobtail National Winners
    The winningest Japanese Bobtails in CFA History
    February 2004

  • Japanese Bobtail, Shorthair Division Breed Winners in CFA
    A complete list of the shorthair Japanese Bobtails who have earned the prestigious title of Breed Winner in CFA.
    December 2007

  • Javanese Breed Winners In CFA
    Look back on the winningest Javanese in CFA - each year's Breed Winners!
    February 2009

  • Javanese DMs
    Javanese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    August 2006

  • Javanese National Winners
    The winningest Javanese in CFA History
    March 2005

  • Jeanie
    CFA has lost a Grande Dame with the passing of longtime judge, Jeanie McPhee.
    April 2004

  • Jennifer Cullings, Artist
    Jennifer Cullings enjoys painting all types of animals and wildlife, but especially cats and dogs. Working primarily in watercolor pencils, her art captures the spirit and individual attitude of her subjects. Learn more about this talented artist . . .
    December 2014

  • JFK Cats Ousted By Airport Authority
    The feral cat colony at the JFK airport are being evicted, authorities stating their presence represents a danger for incoming and outgoing flights.
    November 2007

  • Jodell, Ed and Bear`s Excellent Adventure
    Jodell and Bear head out for their first `away` cat show with hubby, Ed, along for the trip.
    December 2003

  • Joey The News-cat-ster
    A stray kitten becomes part of the staff of a news station in Little Rock, Arkansas...
    August 2011

  • Judge and Be Judged
    Since our cats have a written standard of perfection, should our cat judges have one too?
    August 2002

  • *Judges Who Mishandle
    Even though it may be rare, mishandling of cats in the show ring must be taken seriously.
    September 2004

  • Judging Slate for the 2004 CFA International Show
    Judges are chosen for the 2004 CFA International Show.
    October 2003

  • *Judging Your Kitten
    Being able to predict how a kitten will develop as it grows to adulthood is a skill that is an essential part of how a breeder develops their breeding program.
    June 2010

  • June is Adopt-A-Cat Month
    Let's not forget about the many unwanted cats and kittens during the month of June ...
    June 2010

  • Junior Showmanship and International Show

    September 2001

  • Junior Showmanship at the International 2002
    CFA`s International 2002 included Junior Showmanship classes that were very well attended, Here are the results!
    January 2003

  • Junior Showmanship Evaluation Form

    September 2001

  • Junior Showmanship from the Show Club`s POV

    September 2001

  • Junior Showmanship Standings 2002-2003
    The top participants in Junior Showmanship in CFA
    May 2003

  • Junior Showmanship Winners 2004
    See who the top Junior handlers for 2004 are!
    May 2004

  • Junior Showmanship Winners 2007
    Congratulations to the Junior Showmanship winners in CFA for the 2006-2007 show season!
    June 2007

  • Junior Showmanship Winners in CFA 2005
    Here are the top winning Junior Exhibitors for 2005 in CFA!
    May 2005

  • Junior Showmanship Winners in CFA 2007-2008
    We congratulate the winners in Junior Showmanship for 2007-2008! They are the cat fanciers of the future.
    June 2008

  • Junior Showmanship Winners in CFA 2009
    Congratulations to the winners in Junior Showmanship for 2008-2009 in CFA!
    June 2009

  • Junior Showmanship Winners in CFA 2010
    We congratulate the winners in Junior Showmanship for 2009-2010! They are the cat fanciers of the future.
    June 2010

  • Junior Showmanship: Getting Started

    September 2001

  • Junior Showmanship: One Junior`s Experience

    September 2001

  • Just A Cat
    From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a cat,"
    January 2011

  • Just One Litter
    When she receives a letter from a pet owner requesting stud service for 'just one litter', Kathy Durdick of Ristokat Himalayans realizes she can turn her reply into a teachable moment.
    March 2016

  • *K-PAK Conditioner
    A Himalayan breeder shares her experience using K-PAK Conditioner by Joico to improve the presentation of her Himalayan . . .
    April 2014

  • Kaopectate Warning
    Kaopectate, a favorite medicine to prevent diarrhea, has undergone a formula change that may be deadly to your cat.
    January 2004

  • Karin
    Karin Jackson was the greatest friend of Household Pets in CFA. There will never be another like her.
    May 2003

  • Kathy Durdick, Associate Editor
    Announcing our new associate editor....
    October 2003

  • *Keeping A Fresh Eye
    A longtime breeder shares his thoughts on re-assessing his breeding program
    November 2001

  • *Keeping Cool
    Tricks to keep your cat cool at home, on the road and in the show halls of summer.
    July 2017

  • *Keeping Kitty Off The Counter
    The start of a new show season is a bit like New Year's Day. Whether you own a single cat or many, a common problem faced by many feline lovers is how to teach the cat not to jump up on their kitchen counters... so here's an article that will tell you how to do it!
    May 2012

  • Keeping Kitty Out Of The Christmas Tree
    Whether you consider your cat just a bit mischeivious or downright destructive, scaling the Christmas tree must be discouraged. Here is an interesting selection of ways to keep kitty from making that ultimate yuletide climb ...
    December 2009

  • Keeping Kitty Out Of The Christmas Tree
    Whether you consider your cat just a bit mischeivious or downright destructive, scaling the Christmas tree must be discouraged. Here is an interesting selection of ways to keep kitty from making that ultimate yuletide climb ...
    December 2010

  • *Ketoconazole
    Ketoconazole, brand name Nizoral, is an anti-fungal drug that can be used in the battle against ringworm.
    October 2006

  • Ketoconazole & Ringworm: A Breeder`s Experience
    A breeder shares her experience battling Ringworm using the anti-fungal drug, Ketoconazole.
    October 2006

  • *Keywords For Your Website
    Choosing the best keywords for your webpage improves the possibility of viewers finding you on the internet
    February 2006

  • *Kidney Failure In The Cat
    Kidney failure is the #1 cause of death in older cats. Every cat owner should know the signs to look for and the care needed by a cat whose kidneys may be in trouble...
    May 2009

  • Kitten & The Canary
    A pictorial essay demonstrating the relationship between a young feline and a feathered friend...
    March 2008

  • *Kitten Back Contract
    Selling a kitten with a `Kitten Back` requirement in its contract can be a win-win situation for both the Buyer and the Seller... but a detailed contract is an absolute necessity to avoid misunderstandings.
    October 2003

  • *Kitten Born With Intestines On The Outside
    Even the most experienced breeder can be shocked when a kitten is born with the intestines outside of its body. Do you know what to do should this happen to one of your newborn kittens? 
    June 2016

  • *Kitten Buyer Visits 101
    Do you know how to take charge of the visit when buyers come to look at your kittens? Here are tips to have a happy and safe visit.
    May 2017

  • *Kitten Cap
    A "Kitten Cap" refers to a small streak or two of color on the top of the head of an otherwise all white kitten. Learn more about this interesting phenomenon, why it occurs, and how it affects a kitten's show career.
    June 2011

  • *Kitten Deposit
    Should you require a deposit to reserve a kitten for a Buyer? If you ask for a deposit on a kitten, should you also require the buyer to sign a contract? Learn the answers to these questions and much more ...
    April 2016

  • *Kitten Deposit Contract
    Many breeders like to take a deposit on a kitten from a prospective buyer. This helps them pre-sell their kittens before they are old enough to go to their new home - and sometimes even before they are born. But if you take deposits on your kittens, it is smart to also use a Kitten Deposit Contract to avoid misunderstandings. Learn what to include in your Kitten Deposit Contract...
    October 2011

  • *Kitten Deposits
    The pros and cons of taking deposits on your kittens
    June 2004

  • Kitten Due Date Calculator
    Simply type in the date of the first day your queen was bred, and her Due Date will be calculated for you.
    March 2011

  • Kitten For Christmas
    Giving a kitten as a Christmas present can be an appealing idea, but most breeders hesitate to let one of their kittens go to a new home during the busy holiday season. Learn the best way to let a kitten be a gift.
    December 2008

  • *Kitten Inquiry
    Kitten inquiries can be some of the most frustrating contacts made - especially when that initial contact comes via e-mail, rather than at a show or in person.
    June 2004

  • *Kitten Mill Is A Kitten Mill... or Is It?
    How do we define `kitten mills` and can we legislate against them without impacting upon the cat fancy?
    February 2006

  • Kitten Missing From The Hotel Room!
    An exhibitor shares her experience at finding her Ocicat kitten missing from her show hotel room....
    September 2005

  • *Kitten Play Pen
    Converting a used baby play pen into a terrific, easy care kitten corral.
    October 2001

  • *Kitten Prices
    One of the most frequently asked questions of a cat breeder is how do you decide how much to ask for your pet kittens?
    July 2010

  • *Kitten Shopping List
    Whether a person reserves a kitten, one of the first things they should receive is a shopping list for their new baby.
    June 2004

  • Kittens Helping Kittens
    Once upon a time, helping the kittens was my only goal - find the cats and kittens in need and bring them home. That's what I did.
    November 2004

  • Kitten`s 12 Days of Christmas
    A busy kitten celebrates Christmas in song!
    December 2004

  • *Kitten`s Paperwork
    Having the kitten`s paperwork well organized and beautifully presented is just one of the hallmarks of a good breede
    June 2004

  • *Kittens On Carpeting
    How do you raise a litter of kittens from birth to weaning on a carpeted floor?
    March 2017

  • *Kitty Alzheimer`s
    As with humans, the life expectancy of cats is increasing and with this longer life runs a greater chance of developing dementia.
    May 2007

  • Kitty Encounters
    A series of extraordinary photographs captures various interactions between felines and other species of animals ...
    October 2009

  • Kitty Golfer
    Although few people are aware of the fact, cats are avid golfers and have been since the game's inception. After all, it is a game ideally suited to cats because it requires a high degree of muscular coordination, patience, and serves no useful purpose ...
    March 2010

  • Kitty Hide & Seek
    The rules of "Kitty Hide-and-Seek" are known instinctively to kitties. Humans will pick up the subtleties as the game progresses.
    May 2009

  • *Kitty Love
    Do you know the different ways that a cat can express affection towards you?
    November 2007

  • Kitty Safe July 4th
    July 4th is a favorite holiday across America. Let's make sure it is also a safe holiday for the feline family members...
    July 2017

  • Kitty`s Prayer
    A kitten`s prayer reveals its feelings about her human `mom`...
    September 2007

  • *Kneading
    Kneading is one of most distinctively feline behaviors. Have you ever wondered why cats knead?
    April 2010

  • Korat Breed Winners In CFA
    Here are each years top-winning Korat that has earned the right to add Breed Winner to its name...
    April 2009

  • Korat DMs
    Korats who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    July 2006

  • Korat National Winners
    The winningest Korats in CFA History
    March 2005

  • GC, BW, RW Kotchera Carmel Corn
    This is the story of a Siberian boy who was the stand-out in a phenomental "sweet" litter of siblings....
    February 2013

  • Labels on Your Shipping Carrier
    When shipping your cat, there are a few tips about labeling your carrier that may help your cat arrive quickly and safely to its destination.
    September 2016

  • GC, BW, NW Lac Hong Harlem Desir of Burmania
    GC, BW, NW Lac Hong Harlem Desir of Burmania is a male Bombay who is CFA's 15th Best Cat In Championship 2013-2014. Harlem is the fruit of friendships, of trust and the sharing of bloodlines between the small community of breeders who love Bombays and Burmese. This is his story . . .
    August 2014

  • QGC Lakemountain Daemos
    For 2012-2013, TICA's South Central Region's Best Toyger is a magnificent male named QGC Lakemountain Daemos of Primaeval. Nicknamed Shama, this is his story . . .
    October 2013

  • GPD, RW Laki Augustus Caesar of Whiskerland
    GPD, RW Laki Augustus Caesar of Whiskerland became the first Burmese to earn the CFA title "Grand Premier of Distinction" on October 19, 2013. Owned and shown by Jim and Teresa Land of Malvern, PA, " Gus" is their first Burmese AND their first show cat. This is their story.
    November 2013

  • LaPerms and American Ringtail Pedigree Databases Added to CatPedigrees.com
    CatPedigrees.com is honored to be able to host the pedigree databases of these two rare breeds.
    June 2004

  • *Laser Light As A Training Tool
    While a laser light is most often used to play with your cat or provide it with healthy exercise, it can also be a valuable training tool to teach your cat specific commands and obedient behaviors.
    May 2013

  • Late Kitten Registration Numbers
    CFA has made arrangements for your kitten wins to count, even if you have no number at the time of the show.
    May 2003

  • Learned Along The Way
    A HHP exhibitor shares the lessons learned along the way while campaigning her tabby to her first International Win in TICA
    May 2005

  • *Lease Contract
    When leasing a cat, smart breeders have a detailed Lease Contract to prevent misunderstandings and false expectations.
    January 2004

  • *Lease Contract (Sample)
    An example of a general lease contract suitable for use by cat breeders.
    January 2004

  • *Leasing A Cat
    There are many situations in which two breeders may enter into a lease agreement - and the conditions can vary as widely as the people and their situations.
    January 2004

  • Leo Cat
    The cat born under the sign of the lion have attitude - lots and lots of attitude!
    July 2006

  • *Les Pooch Shampoos & Rinses
    Grooming products used by cat exhibitors are often discovered in the world of the dog fancy. The latest popular shampoos and creme rinse is no exception. Check out the product line from the French company, Les Poochs . . .
    April 2013

  • Lesson Of The Goose
    Whenever a goose falls out of the formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front... Are you as smart as a goose?
    March 2009

  • Lessons Learned Living With Kittens
    A breeder reveals the sometimes painful lessons his kittens have taught him....
    July 2005

  • Lethal Lilies
    With the Easter holiday fast approaching, every cat owner must be alert to the fact that Easter lilies are toxic to cats.
    April 2004

  • Letter To Furball
    A man sets down the rules to his new kitten...
    June 2006

  • Libra Cat
    There is nothing more charming than a Libra kitten...
    September 2006

  • *Light & Heat Cycles
    Did you know you can use light to encourage your female cat to come into season - or to discourage her from cycling too. This article tells you how.
    November 2016

  • *Light Bulbs For Odor Control
    A new type of light bulb can be used to control odors and bacteria in a cattery environment!
    April 2015

  • Like Getting Sunscreen Off The Cat
    I've decided that whenever I accomplish something unusually difficult that I will refer to it as "like getting sunscreen off a cat," because, as I recently learned, getting sunscreen off a cat is really, REALLY difficult.
    January 2009

  • *Lime Sulfur Dip
    Lime Sulfur dips are an important treatment for combating Ringworm.
    May 2006

  • Lime Sulfur Shampoo
    An effective topical treatment against Ringworm is to shampoo your cat with a Lime Sulfur shampoo.
    October 2002

  • *Litter Box Cleaning Station
    Design an outdoor area for cleaning litter boxes that make this chore almost fun!
    September 2017

  • Litter Options
    Eenie-meenie-minie-mo? Things about litter you really should know!
    June 2002

  • Little Known Feline Ailments
    Does you cat suffer from one of these little known feline conditions?
    January 2004

  • *Liver Disease In Cats
    The liver performs vital functions in the body, and if diseased, can prove fatal
    November 2006

  • Loading A Syringe With Nutrical
    An easy way of feeding Nutri-Cal to an uncooperative feline is by loading it into a syringe. Lean how!
    August 2005

  • Long Haired Scottish Fold Best of Breed Winners In CFA
    These are the top Long-Haired Scottish Folds that have earned the title of Breed Winner for each show season in CFA ...
    September 2009

  • Longhair American Curl Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy this list of the Longhair American Curl Breed Winners for each year in CFA...
    January 2009

  • Longhair Manx Breed Winners in CFA
    Enjoy the well researched article listing the cats that have earned ithe tile of Breed Winner in the Longhair Manx Division in CFA
    September 2007

  • *Look at CFA Titles
    Ever get confused at how many different ways you see people writing the titles for their cats in CFA? Or wonder about the abbreviations, and which one is correct??
    November 2016

  • Love At First Sight
    A chance meeting at a vet`s office is the beginning of a love affair
    December 2002

  • Love Has To Be Earned
    Sometimes, acceptance takes a little time ...
    March 2010

  • Love Is In The Air
    The challenge of getting your virgin male cat to learn how to `do the deed`

  • Lucy Rand: Animator Extrodinaire!
    Lucy is a cat lover - and an outstanding creator of cat animations!
    July 2002

  • *Luxated Patellas
    A luxated patella is a genetically transmitted condition that causes the knee cap to slip out of position when the joint is moved, usually resulting in lameness.
    April 2008

  • MacCurl American Curl Database Joins CatPedigrees.com
    A new American Curl database is added to CatPedigrees.com
    November 2006

  • Mad Cow
    A case of Mad Cow disease is discovered in Washington state
    January 2004

  • *Magic Broth
    Every cat breeder needs to know how to prepare `magic broth`. Homemade broth is really very easy to prepare and can literally be a life-saver.
    February 2005

  • *Magnetic Bar
    A magnetic bar can be fastened to the wall to conveniently hold combs, brushes, scissors and nail clippers!
    March 2005

  • Mail From An Angel
    When a little girl loses her pet cat, she writes a letter to God - and an angel writes her back....
    February 2011

  • Maine Coon Breed Winners in CFA
    This article includes a list of the Maine Coons entitled to use the prestigious BW title, indicating each has earned the title of Best of Breed in Championship for the year in which it was shown.
    April 2007

  • Maine Coon Color Class Changes 2004 in CFA
    Changes to the Maine Coon color classes in CFA.
    May 2004

  • Maine Coon Color Class Changes for CFA 2007
    Color Class changes in CFA for Maine Coons become effective May 1, 2007
    May 2007

  • Maine Coon DMs
    Maine Coons who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    March 2005

  • *Maine Coon Grooming For Show: Part One
    This is the first of a two part series about grooming tips and techniques to present your Maine Coon looking its very best at the cat show. First - the perfect show bath and blow dry....
    March 2009

  • Maine Coon Grooming For Show: Part Two
    Here are the grooming secrets to use on your Maine Coon at the show!
    April 2009

  • Maine Coon National Winners
    The winningest Maine Coons in CFA History
    December 2003

  • Maine Coon Stolen!
    At a TICA show in California, a Maine Coon is stolen from her benching area.
    December 2003

  • *Make Bathing Your Cat Easier
    Learn the tips that make bathing your cat a more pleasant experience for both of you.
    June 2008

  • *Making Cat Show Cage Curtains
    Basic Instructions on how to sew (or glue!) your own unique set of cat show cage curtains.
    January 2002

  • *Making Your Cat Photos Better
    There are several things you can do to make your photos look better before publishing them on your website.
    October 2002

  • *Male Calico & Male Tortoiseshell Cats
    While calico and tortoiseshell cats are usually females, occasionally a cat of these beautiful colors is a male. Learn why this happens, and whether a male calico or tortoiseshell is valuable (or not)...
    November 2011

  • *Male Cat`s Urinary and Reproductive Systems
    Every cat breeder should know the location and function of the organs associated with the urinary tract and reproduction of the male cat... it may save your cat`s life!
    April 2007

  • *Mammary Hyperplasia
    Mammary hyperplasia is a condition characterized by the rapid growth of the mammary tissues.
    May 2007

  • Man At The Dog Show
    This is true tale about the favorite exhibitor at the Rough Collie Club of Ireland Championship show held on St. Patrick`s Day.
    March 2002

  • Man Rescues Newborn Kittens In The Face Of Hurricane Sandy
    A good samaritan saves a momma cat and her litter of kittens from the approach of Hurricane Sandy...
    November 2012

  • Mandatory Neuter/Spay in Rhode Island
    A new law in Rhode Island requires all cats to be neutered or spayed or a breeder fee paid.
    June 2006

  • Manx DMs
    Manx who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    April 2005

  • Manx National Winners
    The winningest Manx in CFA History
    February 2004

  • Manx Show Grooming
    Linda Osburn, of Arrow Manx, shares her show grooming routine.
    February 2004

  • *Manx: A Breed Defined By Tail Length
    Manx are best known as being entirely tailless, however the naturally occurring mutation that shortens the tail can result in a range of tail lengths from normal to tailless. This article includes the names and definitions and photos of Manx with various tail lengths...
    October 2008

  • The Many Careers Of A Cat Named Danny
    This is the story of GP Coppercats Danuwa Analihi of Najo, an Ebony Silver Spotted Tabby Oriental Shorthair neuter—but everyone who know him just calls him Danny. Danny had a modest show career, but it is his many careers outside the show ring that make him a special cat indeed . . . This is his story . . .
    June 2013

  • Map of Your Cat`s Brain
    Every cat owner needs to see this map!
    January 2007

  • GC, RW Marcus Roxanne of Anz, DM
    The dam of a total of 19 Grand offspring, GC RW Marcus Roxanne of Anz DM is CFA`s #1 producing Persian female, and #2 female all breeds. This is her story...
    May 2001

  • *Marking Your Catalogue at the Cat Show
    There really is NO right or wrong way to mark your show catalogue... but learn how the ring clerk does it.
    June 2002

  • Martha Kohlmeyer of Odin Persians
    Martha will always be remembered as one of the pioneers of lilac Persians under her Odin cattery prefix.
    March 2003

  • Masters Of The World
    When the world was created, the gods decided to give the power and responsibility of running it to one creature - the cat.
    March 2003

  • *Mastitis
    Mastitis is an infection of the mammary gland of a nursing cat that can be life-threatening. Learn how to check for it and what to do if your queen develops mastitis.
    July 2016

  • *Mastitis Medical Case History #1
    Follow the symptoms and treatment of a young Exotic Shorthair female who develops mastitis after giving birth to a singleton kitten...
    June 2011

  • *Mastitis Medical Case History #2
    This is the case history of an Abyssinian female that developed an unusually fast-acting mastitis infection that required surgery...
    June 2011

  • Matching Your Cat To Your Personality
    Cat owners and cat lovers come in all shapes, sizes and personalities... but which breed will suit you best?
    April 2011

  • *Mating Act
    One of the most unusual things the beginning cat breeder learns about is what to expect during a typical male-female feline mating encounter.
    October 2008

  • Me or We
    A display of poor sportsmanship provides food for thought...
    October 2016

  • The Meaning of the Ribbons at the Cat Show
    What each ribbon is for and how your cat earns them.
    March 2003

  • Meat Concentrate
    Janice Reichle of Diadem Silvers shares her recipe for making a beef broth that is a high nutrition life-saver for an ill cat who will not eat.
    May 2015

  • *Medical Abbreviations
    Reading a veterinarian report on your cat can sometimes be like reading hieroglyphics... Here is a handy dictionary of medical terms just for the cat breeder.
    September 2016

  • Medical Information Via Microchips
    A new microchip implanted into your cat can actually tell you its temperature!
    April 2006

  • *Medicated Shampoos
    Whether your cat needs a shampoo for dry irritated skin, or to kill fleas, or to deal with a fungal infection, choosing the right medicated shampoo can improve your kitty's problem ...
    November 2009

  • *Megaesophagus
    Megaesophagus is a serious condition where a cat experiences a decreased or loss of the ability to move food down the esophagus. This leads to frequent regurgitation of food and aspiration pneumonia that can be life-threatening. There is treatment that can help ...
    September 2009

  • Mentoring and the Animal Rights Crazies
    While ARists try to ban companion animals, the truth is, we need more good cats, not less. We need more good breeders, not less. And this means we need to find new breeders and mentor them.
    January 2004

  • *Mentorship: A Double-Edge Sword
    There are many positives and a few negatives inherent in any mentorship situation. Whether you are the Mentor or the Protege, learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of mentoring...
    March 2017

  • Menu Foods Recall
    Procter & Gamble announces voluntary participation in Menu Foods` nationwide U.S. and Canadian recall of specific canned and small foil pouch `wet` cat and dog foods
    March 2007

  • *Meowing Manipulators
    Evidence suggests that cats have a vocabulary of meows meant to manipulate their human family :-).
    October 2004

  • *Metacam
    Metacam is the brand name for meloxicam, a drug often prescribed as a pain reliever for cats and dogs. While it does provide powerful pain relief, Metacam can have serious side effects in cats. Learn more.
    August 2010

  • Mia, the Whiz-O-Matic
    Enjoy a smile at the latest exploits of Mia, Lisa-Maria`s wayward feline.
    August 2001

  • Michael Brim: In Memorium
    The cat fancy bids farewell to a man who contributed greatly ...
    April 2010

  • Microchip Safety
    A review of a old research papers suggests that lab mice and rats have a risk of cancer developing at the site of microchip implants. Should this concern breeders and owners who microchip their cats?
    July 2008

  • *Microchipping Your Cat
    Microchipping is a permanent, safe and affordable way of ensuring that your cats are individually identified.
    April 2017

  • Microthalmia In A Pixie-Bob Kitten
    Follow the story of a Pixie-Bob kitten born with one eye smaller and less developed than the other....
    April 2009

  • *Microthalmia/Microphthalmia
    If an eye (ophthalmia) does not grow to its full size and is smaller (micro) than it should be, the condition is known as Microthalmia. Learn what causes this condition and what the future may hold for a cat with the problem....
    April 2009

  • Midnight Crazies
    Learn how to tame that wild-cat that seems to come out only when the clock strikes midnight.
    January 2007

  • *Milk and Your Cat
    Did you know it is not actually recommended that you give your cat cow's milk? This article discusses why and offers better options to give your cat...
    October 2011

  • *Milk Replacers For Hand Rearing Kittens
    If a mother cat has insufficient milk for her newborns, or if she should she reject her babies, it falls upon the cat breeder to hand feed or supplement the kittens. When this happens, you will need to find a good milk replacer for the kittens. Here are a few popular choices...
    February 2017

  • Miller Trust Grants 2007
    The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the award of six Miller Trust grants to researchers dedicated to improving the life and health of cats.
    February 2007

  • *Mini-Clippers
    Light, small and inexpensive, mini-clippers make an invaluable addition to your grooming box.
    January 2006

  • Minoxidil
    Minoxidil can be lethal to your cat!
    September 2005

  • Miracle Cat Diet
    Could the secret to a person losing weight be as simple as eating and acting like a cat?
    June 2013

  • Miscommunication
    A Southern cat lover has a slight miscommunication with her Yankee cat groomer...
    January 2006

  • *Missionhill Cattery
    When building an indoor cattery there were many factors to be considered. Enjoy a tour of the Missionhill cattery along with detailed construction tips.
    February 2001

  • Missy Is Missing
    When a secretary loses her cat, she asks her graphic designer boss to help create a poster to put up in her neighborhood to help find the missing feline...
    August 2010

  • *Mite Fight
    Sometimes referred to as Walking Dandruff, fur mites are often the reason for excessive scratching and skin excemas. Often misdiagnosed as a food allergy, learn how to tell when your cat might have a mite problem and how easily it can be dealt with the us
    November 2001

  • Mite Nightmare
    A breeder tells about her experience with ear and fur mites.
    June 2005

  • *Modified Live Or Killed Vaccine: Which Should You Use?
    Modified-live versus killed vaccines - which is the best choice to use in a cat breeding program? Learn the pros and cons between the two different types of vaccine and the factors you need to consider to choose the one that works best for you ...
    December 2009

  • *Momma Cat Has Fleas!
    As we enter the flea season, you may need to be prepared to deal with the pesky varmints on a pregnant or nursing kitty. What should you, and more importantly not, do about it?
    May 2008

  • *Money Making Ideas For Your Cat Show
    Putting on a cat show is an expensive proposition, so a cat club needs significant funds to be able to produce a show year after year. Here are tips for helping to fill the club coffers ...
    June 2010

  • *More about Program
    In the battle against ringworm in cats, the flea medication Program has proven to be a new weapon. Learn more about the latest tool to combat fungus.
    February 2001

  • *Morning Sickness
    Just like human mothers-to-be, cats can experience bouts of morning sickness when they are pregnant. Learn what you can do to help settle the stomach of the expectant queen...
    April 2012

  • Most Popular Cat Breeds
    Which are the most popular breeds in the world? Not an easy question to answer. Looking at kitten registration numbers and over-all trends, one is able to come to some conclusions regarding which are the top five most popular pedigreed cat breeds in the world...
    January 2011

  • *Mother Nature Takes A Wrong Turn
    Follow the intriguing medical case history of two genetic accidents that happened to a Himalayan kitten that produced a very unusual appearance; one that created an unusual eye and one of unusual sexual identification ...
    April 2010

  • Mouse Cannot Be Found
    If you own a cat and your computer gives you the error message "The mouse cannot be found", it may not be the typical error message you have seen before....
    June 2009

  • *Multi-Generational Contracts
    The Multi-Generational Contract places controls, not only on the kittens produced by the purchased cat, but also places restrictions on the kittens produced by the first generation, and in some cases even the second generation of cats down from the original purchased animal. Should you sign one? Should you have one on your own kittens for sale?
    March 2011

  • *Mummified Fetus Case History
    Follow the experience of one breeder as her Persian cat, Star, gives birth to five healthy kittens - and two mummified fetuses ...
    January 2010

  • *Mummified Fetus In Cats
    While not common, occasionally a pregnant cat may give birth to a mummified fetus along with fully developed, healthy kittens. Learn more about this condition and its causes ...
    January 2010

  • Munchkin Database
    CatPedigrees.com welcomes a new searchable pedigree database from Terri Harris of Muchkinlane Cattery.
    August 2010

  • Musings On Cats
    Cats are around to remind us why we need opposable thumbs.
    June 2010

  • My Cat Is...
    My cat is... a treat-seeking missile.
    March 2003

  • My Cat`s Favorite Quotes
    One of my cat`s favorite quotes is, `Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.`
    November 2006

  • My Cat`s Jobs
    Personal trainer, psychologist, doctor... your cat is a multi-faceted professional ready to help you with your many needs.
    February 2008

  • My Christmas Gifts
    A cat lover tells how Christmas is a special time of year.
    December 2004

  • My Christmas List
    I have a list of people I know, are all logged in to my computer...
    December 2008

  • My First Cat Show
    Mollie shares her experience as a first-time cat exhibitor as she takes her beautiful dilute calico British Shorthair, Angelina, to a CFA show in Utah. . .
    March 2013

  • My First Show
    Adia remembers her first cat show...
    November 2004

  • My Human
    Are we really our cat`s pets??
    October 2004

  • My Kitten`s 12 Days of Christmas (Mischief)
    The holiday adventures of baby Sara
    December 2003

  • My Philosophies
    The editor of ShowCatsOnline.com, shares her personal life philosophies and illustrates how she has applied them to her involvement in the cat fancy.
    January 2009

  • MythicBells
    A new breeder custom renovates her home to accomodate her kitties.
    October 2005

  • Name Change
    Sometimes when a breeder buys a new kitten it already has been named and registered. What do you do if you just don`t like its name? Or its name is too long for you to add your cattery name to the end? Well, you can change it... sometimes...
    February 2004

  • Naming Your Cat
    Deciding on a unique name for your special kitty can sometimes be quite a task. Here`s some help!
    February 2002

  • *Nasal Discharge
    A runny nose is a common complaint from cat owners to their veterinarians. It is important to know the different types of nasal discharge and what they may mean about your cat`s health.
    March 2005

  • *Nebulizer Formulas
    Several variations on the basic medication formulas for use with your nebulizer. Nebulizing is an excellent way of giving medication to a sick cat, especially one suffering from respiratory problems.
    August 2001

  • *Necropsy
    A necropsy, also called a post mortem, is an essential tool in determining the cause of death of an animal.
    August 2004

  • *Neutering A Male Cat
    It is helpful for every cat breeder to be familiar with the surgical procedure to neuter a male cat. This photo essay follows the operationfrom pre-surgical preparation to completion...
    February 2008

  • *Neutering Your Retired Stud Cat
    When a stud cat retires, he will usually be neutered. Do you know what changes to expect? How long will he remain fertile? Will he stop spraying? Learn the answers to these questions and much more...
    November 2012

  • New Additions To Our Staff
    We would like to officially welcome two new members of our staff - Tracy Fasciana of Abayomi Abyssinians and Mary Dickerson of SACCARELLO Persians.
    June 2010

  • New Award For Veterans in CFA Region 2!
    The `oldsters` still get to have fun!
    November 2004

  • New Cat Breeds
    New cat breeds for specific people...
    June 2003

  • New DNA Testing Service
    UC Davis has made it even easier for the breeder to submit DNA samples for testing!
    May 2006

  • New Maine Coon Record!
    A dream begins...
    May 2006

  • *New Mother Cats Making Mistakes
    Have you ever considered how confusing and frightening it must be to a cat the first time she gives birth? She has only her instincts to tell her what to do. Sometimes, instinct is not enough to prevent the new mom from making a fatal mistake...
    August 2014

  • New Season`s Eve
    As we begin the New Season, and look back upon the old, let`s pause a moment and make some resolutions...
    May 2001

  • *New Show CFA Rules for 2001-2002
    Two major changes you need to know about for the new season in CFA
    May 2001

  • New Somali Database Of Pedigrees Debuts On CatPedigrees.com
    CatPedigrees.com is please to debut a new databse of Somali pedigrees donated by Gini Noblit and Donna Brown of Kimbelot Kattery...
    January 2011

  • New Study Shows People Judge Cats By Their Color
    Do certain color of cats have specific personality characteristics? Do people think a black cat is bad luck? Is a red tabby a friendlier cat? What color cat do people think is best?
    December 2012

  • New Year...
    As we enter 2006, take time to think about your goals and hopes for the new year...
    January 2006

  • New Year`s Resolutions 2003
    At a `Recovering From Too Much Holiday Eating` brunch, a group of friends gathered together and made a list of resolutions for the New Year.
    January 2003

  • New-Style Cat Bib
    Having trouble using a traditional cat bib to keep your show kitty clean? Try this new style cat bib from Melida Murrey of Loralyn Himalayans!
    April 2006

  • Newbie 101: Research
    The second article in our series for Newbies... Tips for where a novice can begin to learn more about their breed, showing, breeding, grooming and the cat fancy.
    September 2001

  • Newbie Lessons Learned
    Jodell shares the wisdom she has gained while showing her first kitten.
    January 2004

  • Newbiedom News
    A newbie shares her thoughts on the CFA mentoring program.
    October 2004

  • *Newborn Kittens - Do You Know What To Expect?
    Do you know what is normal in a newborn? How it should act? Do you know the signs that something is wrong?
    April 2010

  • *Newborn Loses Tail
    This is the story of what happened when a mother cat who accidentally bit off her newborn's tail...
    July 2011

  • *Newborn With Strangled Foot
    A kitten is born with its umbilical cord wrapped around its foot, cutting off the circulation.
    December 2004

  • *Newborns With Fleas
    Ridding newborn kittens of fleas is more difficult than dealing with an adult or older kitten simply because the flea products that are used on older cats cannot be used safely on nursing newborns. Learn the only safe way to kill fleas on newborn kittens...
    April 2011

  • Nine Lives
    Have you ever wondered where the saying, "A cat has nine lives" first came from?
    January 2011

  • *Ninth Week
    Do you know what you should be doing in your cat`s ninth week of pregnancy?
    March 2006

  • *Nioxin Hair Products
    Want your cat to have more hair? More volume? Thicker hair? Nioxin manufactures a line of human hair products developed specifically for thin or thinning hair that you may want to consider adding to your cat's grooming routine.
    October 2015

  • No Common Scents
    Based on an actual phone call to a veterinary clinic, this transcript points out just how patient even the clinic's receptionist has to be in dealing with clientele ...
    February 2010

  • *Noisy Neighbors
    A cat show can be a noisy place that can intimidate even the most laid back kitty.
    January 2016

  • *Non-Refundable Kitten Deposit
    In order to reserve a kitten for a buyer, many breeders accept a deposit. The kitten deposit may or may not be refundable. If your kitten deposit is non-refundable, there are certain precautions you may wish to take to protect those funds...
    February 2009

  • Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Winners in CFA
    Enjoy studying a comprehensive list of Norwegian Forest cats in CFA that have earned the title of Breed Winner.
    July 2008

  • Norwegian Forest Cat DMs
    Norwegian Forest Cats who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    October 2005

  • Norwegian Forest Cat National Winners
    The winningest Norwegian Forest Cats in CFA History
    July 2004

  • *Not In My Region
    Placing restrictions on where a cat can be sold or shown is becoming commonplace in the cat fancy.
    September 2016

  • *Nursing Kitten Throwing Up Curdled Milk
    What do you do when a nursing kitten throws up curdled milk? Why is the milk curdled? Is it serious?
    September 2012

  • *Nutri-Cal
    Nutri-Cal should be an essential part of every breeder`s arsenal of feeding supplements.
    July 2005

  • *Nutrition For The Pregnant Cat
    Providing the best nutrition for your pregnant cat will ensure that her kittens get the best start to life possible.
    June 2006

  • *Nystagmus
    Nystagmus refers to repeated, to-and-fro, involuntary eye movements that can be a symptom of a serious problem with the nervous system.
    January 2011

  • Oath Of A Longhair Cat
    Every cat with long hair seems to have taken `The Oath`...
    October 2006

  • Ocicat Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of the Ocicat breed winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
    August 2007

  • Ocicat DMs
    Ocicats who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    March 2006

  • Ocicat National Winners
    The winningest Ocicats in CFA History
    December 2004

  • Odd Couple
    In the spirit of the season...
    December 2010

  • *Odd-Eyed
    The odd-eyed cat has one of the most unusual and stunning expressions in the feline world. Learn how and why these unique cats get their miss-matched eyes...
    November 2008

  • *Odor Out: Eliminating Urine Odor and Stains
    Cat pee on the carpet . . . The smell is unmistakable . . . unwelcome . . . and can seem unbelievably difficult sometimes to get rid of. This article discusses the options and products you should consider then attempting to get the odor out!
    May 2016

  • *Oily Coats
    An oily coat is an unattractive coat. Learn the tips and techniques to help your cats coat look its best.
    July 2004

  • Omerta
    A dog breeder shares her observation of the code of silence in the fancy regarding undesirable genes in bloodlines
    January 2005

  • On A Night Of Snow
    Stay with me, cat, outdoors the wild wind blows.
    December 2009

  • On With The Show - We Are So Much Alike
    A New Yorker trades in her upscale lifestyle in exchange for the love of a kitten...
    September 2009

  • One Cat, Two Cats
    One cat is not trouble, and two are so funny,  the third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey...
    January 2009

  • One Hour of Heavy Petting
    The author tells of a visit to a cat "cafe" in Osaka, Japan. Although, describing it as a "cafe" is somewhat misleading. It's more of a cat brothel than a cat....
    March 2009

  • One Litter - Two Breeds
    In CFA, when can one litter have kittens registered as two different breeds?
    November 2006

  • *One Litter, Two Sires
    Have you ever wondered if it was possible for one litter of kittens to be sired by two different cats? Learn the answer ...
    May 2016

  • *One Show Grand
    Cat exhibitors love to be able to say that their cat was a "One Show Grand". It is a legitimate accomplishment in the show ring. But what does it really mean? Are all great cats one show grands? Is there something better than being a one show grand? Is it different from one cat registry to another?
    January 2013

  • One Smart Cat
    A man who absolutely hated his wife`s cat decided to get rid of him one day by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park... but that is not the end of the story. ?
    March 2005

  • *Open Fontanelle
    Fontanelles are soft spots on a newborn's head which, during birth, enable the bony plates of the skull to flex, allowing the kitten's head to pass through the birth canal.
    March 2017

  • *Orbax
    Orbax is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used for the treatment of urinary, skin and soft tissue infections in cats...
    April 2012

  • Oriental DMs
    Orientals who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    August 2005

  • Oriental Grooming
    Deborah Borner, of PrairiePaws Orientals, shares her show grooming routine.
    August 2015

  • Oriental Longhair Best of Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of each show season's winningest Oriental Longhair in CFA!
    October 2009

  • Oriental Shorthair Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of Oriental Shorthair Breed Winners honors the first breed winner in CFA, GC, BW, NW Sand N' Sea Bikkuri of Jemwyck
    January 2008

  • Oriental Shorthair National Winners
    The winningest Oriental Shorthairs in CFA History
    May 2004

  • Oscar: The Cat With Bionic Feet
    In a ground-breaking operation, a black cat named Oscar received two bionic back feet!
    September 2010

  • Ouch
    Pity the kitty whose head is bumped on the opening of the judging cage as the judge or exhibitor removes it.
    November 2006

  • Our Greatest Articles
    Have you ever wondered which were the best articles? The most popular? Well learn what our greatest article is ... and why.
    June 2010

  • Our Readers Speak Out
    Blush, Blush ... It is with real humility that we share some of the compliments sent to us over the years from our readers ...
    June 2010

  • *Out Damn Spot!
    Removing stains on white and bicolor cats is a constant challenge for exhibitors. There are a great number of 'tricks' and 'private formulas' that the best groomers use to prevent or eliminate stains, especially under the eyes... and this article shares them with you!
    June 2001

  • *Out-Dated or Warm Vaccines
    Should you use a vaccine if is past its expiry date? Should you use a vaccine that has been left unrefrigerated overnight? Learn the answers to these questions plus what you need to know to keep your vaccines as effective as possible.
    April 2016

  • *Over-Grooming & Self-Mutilation
    Over-grooming, in the form of excessive licking, biting, nibbling, chewing or sucking the coat or skin becomes problematic when it results in self-inflicted injury. Learn how to discourage this problematic behavior....
    April 2009

  • Over-Grooming In An Abyssinian Cat
    Follow a photo essay showing the damage a cat can inflict upon itself simply by licking and scratching too much...
    April 2016

  • *Overwhelmed
    Being a cat breeder is not easy or for the faint of heart. Along with times of joys and satfaction comes hours of work and inevitable disappointments. Sometimes it can seem like too much. How do you know when you are becoming overwhelmed?
    January 2011

  • Owning A Cat May Prevent Asthma
    New research results suggests that owning a cat may prevent a child from developing asthma.
    June 2008

  • *Oxytocin
    Learn when to use oxytocin to help your pregnant queen deliver her kittens safely.
    February 2006

  • Packing With EW Grooming Powder to Reduce and Prevent Eye Staining
    Learn the best techniques for `packing` your cat`s eyes to prevent or reduce eye stains.
    June 2002

  • Paddington
    The story of cat who started it all for a British breeder.
    February 2004

  • *Pain Medication For Surgery
    Until relatively recently, pain medications were thought to be unnecessary for cats recovering from surgery. Medical opinion on providing animals with post-surgical pain pain medication has begun to change however, so should you or shouldn't you request pain medication for your cat following surgery?
    January 2011

  • *Paint Scraper: A Handy Tool In The Cattery
    Using a paint scraper can make cattery maintenance just a little bit easier and faster. Learn how you can lighten your cleaning chores by using one of these wonderful little gadgets....
    September 2012

  • Painted Cats Is A Spoof
    Recently, the internet has been ablaze with emails showing photos of everyday felines apparently `painted` by their owners in a variety of decorative colors and designs.
    February 2007

  • *Palpating For Kittens
    Learn how to palpate your queen to confirm pregnancy and count kittens. This is a useful skill for the modern cat breeder to develop!
    October 2005

  • *Pancreatitis
    The cause of pancreatitis is not known. However, recognizing the clinical signs is important as early detection is essential.
    October 2004

  • Panthat Cattery
    Karen Thomas, DVM invites you to tour the cattery she and her husband designed and built especially for her Panthat Burmese. . .
    January 2014

  • GP, SGCA, RW Panther Hill Orion
    The eagerly anticipated movie Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is premiering November 21, 2014 -- and it will undoubtedly be THE blockbuster film of the weekend. The feline star of the film is a Maine Coon named Panther Hill Orion who plays the role of "Buttercup" in the popular series. This is his story . . .
    November 2014

  • *Paper Cat Clubs
    Do you know what is meant by a "paper club"? A paper club is a cat club that exists for the specific purpose of giving the owner of the club a full vote at the CFA Annual meeting. Learn all about paper clubs, how they came about, the power they represent and their influence on the future landscape of CFA...
    May 2011

  • *Parts of the Cat
    Before you can begin to analyze the structure of your cat, you need to know the names of various parts.
    July 2016

  • *Paternity Testing
    With advances in recent years in DNA testing, a breeder can now have kittens tested to verify parentage.
    January 2004

  • Pebbles
    From major players in `Cats and Dogs` to supporting cast in `Austin Powers` pedigreed cats are gaining recognition as movie stars!
    August 2002

  • *Pectus Excavatum
    Often referred to as funnel chest or inverted sternum, Pectus Excavatum is an unusual chest wall deformity sometimes found in kittens.
    April 2006

  • *Pedigree Programs
    Before you decide to invest in a pedigree program, you will benefit by looking at a comparison of the various software brands that are available...
    April 2004

  • *Pedigree Programs: Part Two
    In Part Two of Pedigree Programs we look at software programs which not only deal with pedigree information, but also include features to help you in your cattery management needs.
    April 2004

  • *Peeing Inappropriately
    Few behavioral problems are as frustrating as the cat that pees inappropriately. Sometimes a simple trick can stop the problem, depending on the reason why the cat is not using its litter box. Learn several easy tips that may make all the difference in your kitty's bathroom manners ...
    February 2010

  • Peekaboo
    Adia Kilpatrick continues the story of her first litter of kittens.
    July 2004

  • *Pemphigus Foliaceus In An Himalayan Cat
    Follow the story of a young Himalayan and her battle against the skin condition called Pemphigus foliaceus.
    June 2009

  • *Pemphigus Foliaceus In Cats
    Pemphigus foliaceus is a severe autoimmune disorder that is characterized by pustules and scabs on the skin. Learn the best treatments for this unusal disease ...
    June 2009

  • The People Behind Our Ezine
    The people behind the scenes of ShowCatsOnline.com share a bit about themselves...
    June 2010

  • Pepper`s Story
    A kitten recovers from a bizarre eye trauma
    November 2003

  • Perfect Kitten
    Everyone wants a perfect kitten... but it helps to be reasonable :-)
    July 2016

  • Perlore Database Reaches 500,000!
    The biggest database on CatPedigrees.com has passed over one half million pedigrees! Bravo to Barb Brush of Per-lore Persians for her continued dedication to linechasing...
    August 2012

  • Permanent Cattery Name
    Do you know if you qualify to have your cattery name permanently registered in CFA?
    October 2003

  • Pet Allergies
    Allergies are one of the most common reasons why owners take their cat to see their veterinarian.
    June 2005

  • Pet Food Recall as of May 1st, 2007
    The list of pet foods recalled continues to grow into the largest pet food recall in US history!
    May 2007

  • Pet Food Recall September 2008
    Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of products manufactured at its Everson, Pennsylvania facility. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella...
    September 2008

  • Pet Food Recall Update June 2007
    New contaminents necessitate new pet food recalls...
    June 2007

  • *Pet Hotline Calls
    My cat passed a stool on the indoor rug and it`s stuck in the vacuum cleaner. Any suggestions?
    December 2001

  • *Pet Kitten Contract
    The simplest and most basic contract the cat breeder needs is a Pet Kitten Contract.
    August 2003

  • Pet Kitten Contracts (Samples)
    ShowCatsOnline has collected samples of several different Pet Contracts. pa/members may use them in their entirety or choose bits and pieces to incorporate into their own cattery contracts.
    August 2003

  • Pet Owners Live Longer!
    Okay... Now we KNOW why we should all own a cat or two :-)))
    April 2007

  • Pet Owners Losing Faith in Pet Food Companies
    The recent recalls of pet food may result in a backlash against feeding commercial pet foods
    April 2007

  • Pet Psychic
    Do you believe a pet psychic can talk to your cat and discover what it is thinking?
    March 2005

  • Pets 911
    In a veterinary emergency, this is a link to your nearest Emergency Veterinary Hospital.
    November 2006

  • *Petsilk Grooming Products
    Petsilk grooming products feature a wide range of shampoos and rinses formulated with all natural silk fibers and herbal extracts.
    March 2005

  • *Paraphimosis In A Male Cat
    Paraphimosis is a condition that occurs when a stud cat cannot pull his penis back into its prepuce, usually following his mating with a female cat. Learn more about this serious problem...
    January 2012

  • *Phimosis In A Stud Cat
    Phimosis is a condition in a male cat that can prevent him from breeding successfully and make his career as a stud cat a non-starter because he is unable to extrude his penis from his body. Learn more about this problem and how with surgical treatment, it can be corrected...
    January 2012

  • *Photo Fraud
    More and more, breeders are purchasing cats based solely on photos they see on the internet or receive by email. Caveat Emptor means you need to be aware of some changes that can be made to photos that are unethical.
    November 2002

  • *Photographing Your Cat
    Are you frustrated because the photographs of your kitten just don`t do it justice? Learn the secrets to taking better photos of your cat!
    April 2017

  • *Pica
    Pica is an unusual behavior sometimes seen in cats. It is the habit of eating non-food items.
    February 2004

  • *Picking Up the Kitten
    Learn the best ways of making the process of picking up their new kitten easy for both the new owner and the breeder.
    July 2010

  • Pictorial Case History Of A Black Persian Kitten With Fever Coat
    If you have never seen a kitten with a fever coat, this is the article for you. Cat breeder Tracy Bayarena of Rare Earth Persians shares her experience with a litter of kittens born with fever coat. In particular, she took photos of one black kitten named Zorro showing how his fever coat changed from birth to adulthood . . .
    October 2013

  • *Pill Popper
    With a handy pill-popper, giving medications to your cat will be less of be a struggle. Every first-aid kit should include one!
    September 2016

  • Pink Solution
    This Canadian-made cleaning product has some unique uses including addressing skin problems in the cat.
    October 2007

  • *Pinking Up
    The first clear indication of a cat`s pregnancy is the phenomenon known as `pinking up`
    May 2007

  • Pisces Cat
    The Pisces cat is the most ethereal of felines.
    February 2006

  • PKD Genetic Test Available!
    The eagerly anticipated genetic test for PKD is now available at the University of California, Davis.
    January 2005

  • *PKD in 2006
    An overview of polycystic kidney disease traces the progress the cat fancy has made dealing with the problem in cats in the last decade.
    October 2006

  • *Placing A Kitten In A Family With Young Children
    The bond between a child and a cat lasts a lifetime and enriches their lives as nothing else can. However, failing to teach a child how to handle a kitten properly can result in suffering on the part of the cat and, in some cases, injury to the child... so a child must ne taught how to be gentle with the new feline member of the family...
    October 2010

  • *Plants, Poisons, and Other Dangers To Your Cat
    There are many products, plants and common household objects that can pose a danger to your cats. PandEcats.com has compiled three extensive lists of dangers that you must be aware of in order to safeguard your cat.
    October 2001

  • Play Nice
    A breeder remembers her first `show` cat and encourages exhibitor`s to welcome newbies, regardless of the quality of their cat.
    March 2007

  • Pleasing The Spectators
    Visitors to a cat show not only contribute to the finances of the cat club but are potential future kitten buyers and breeders. It is in the best interest of the cat fancy to make the spectators' experience at the cat show as enjoyable and memorable as possible. Here are a few suggestions ...
    March 2009

  • Plinko!
    An exhibitor shares her thoughts on campaigning during the last few weeks of the show season.
    May 2003

  • More Musings On Cats
    I can say with sincerity that I like cats... A cat is an animal which has more human feelings than almost any other... Emily Bronte.
    November 2008

  • *Plus-Nyan: Feline Friendly Architecture
    Asahi Kasei is a leading home builder in Japan that has gained a reputation for building homes with uniquely integrated features designed especially for the comfort of the family cats. Enjoy his ideas for making your home more cat-friendly . . .
    February 2017

  • *Pneumonia
    Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can quickly become life-threatening in the cat if not treated quickly. This article discusses the symptoms and treatment for the condition ...
    December 2009

  • Point Charts & E-Points
    Essential Tools for Your Campaign or just granding your cat.
    June 2003

  • *Poisoned!
    Do you know what to do if you suspect your cat has been poisoned?
    October 2004

  • *Politics Part 2: What kind of show exhibitor are YOU?
    The second in a three-part series on politics work takes a look at how different exhibitors attempt to influence the judge
    August 2001

  • *Politics Part 3: Making Politics Work FOR You!
    The final article in our three-part series on how to make politics work for you instead of against you :-)
    August 2001

  • *Politics, Part One: The Art of Politics
    The first in a fascinating three-part series on how to make politics work for you instead of against you. Part One discusses the different types and styles of politics.
    July 2001

  • Polyprenyl Immunostimulant
    A drug developed to treat feline herpes virus (FHV) has also shown promise against the dry form of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)...
    October 2012

  • *Poopy Butt
    Poopy Butt is an unscientific (but very descriptive) term that refers to the condition that happens when a kitten develops a ball of feces that sticks to the hair of its rear end, often covering the anus and preventing the kitten from defecating properly.
    February 2011

  • *Poor Litter Box Habits
    The cold truth is that one of the most frustrating behavioral problems a cat breeder or pet owner may face is poor or bad litter box habits. But there are things you can do to cure your kitty of its dirty behavior.
    November 2001

  • *Popular Sire Syndrome
    Understanding and avoiding the dangers of the Popular-Sire Syndrome is important for every breeder in order to protect both their own breeding program, and perhaps the long-term future of their entire breed...
    May 2012

  • Possum: Tail of Two Kitties
    "Possum" is the name of a most unusually marked kitten. Half Himalayan and half tortoiseshell, this unique feline is a chimera - the result of two different embryos fusing together early in their development and growing as a single individual!!!
    May 2008

  • *Post-Delivery Queen
    Knowing what is `normal` behavior in a female cat following the delivery of her kittens is important in determining whether or not to intervene in her care of her newborn litter...
    October 2007

  • Potpourri
    Beware of potpourri - it can kill your cat!
    September 2004

  • *Powder Packing A Dilute
    Learn a technique to help a dilute coat look it`s best.
    December 2006

  • *Power of The Puff
    Training a cat is not always an easy thing. What is the best way of disciplining a feline friend?
    September 2007

  • *PRA... Blind! And It`s Hereditary
    Could you have a blind kitten and not know it? The problem is called Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
    August 2003

  • GC, RW Prancenpaws Glamor Shot of Ristokat
    When a new breeder starts out, often their greatest wish is to find a foundation female for their breeding program. Follow the story of how Ristokat`s Himalayans first show cat was a dream come true.
    June 2001

  • *Prednisone
    Prednisone is a medication that is used to combat a wide variety of disease conditions...
    July 2006

  • *Pregnant With Ringworm
    It is always upsetting to discover ringworm on any cat in a cattery situation - but it is especially distressing if the cat in question is pregnant. What do you do next? While you should not give the mom-to-be any oral anti-fungal medications, you do have other options to treat both her and her babies....
    July 2009

  • *Premature Births
    Discover the cause of premature births, plus the signs and prognosis of various degrees of premature birth in kittens.
    June 2008

  • *Premature Kitten
    Do you know how to tell if a kitten is premature? Learn the signs that should raise a red flag that you may need to provide extra care if the newborn is to survive ...
    March 2010

  • *Prenatal Care of The Pregnant Cat
    Before breeding your female queen, know the steps you should take to help her answer the extra demands a pregnancy and deliver a healthy litter.
    February 2004

  • *Priceline - Saving on Show Travel
    Going to a show and staying overnight? This cat breeder shares her secret how to save money on motel & hotel stays, airfares & car rentals.
    October 2005

  • *Probiotics
    Probiotics as a feeding supplement have been growing in popularity. Learn more about these beneficial bacteria and the part they may play in promoting the health of your cattery...
    November 2012

  • *Process Cat
    Sometimes when you cannot find the `perfect` cat for you breeding program, you decide to accept a cat who has one trait you want even though it doesn`t meet all your needs. This is a process cat.
    March 2016

  • *Program Battles Ringworm
    In November 2000, perhaps the most exciting and encouraging news in many years was announced concerning the battle against Ringworm. A report published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association indicated that the flea killer medication
    February 2001

  • *Program Update
    In the battle against ringworm in cats, it has been suggested that the flea medication, Program, may be a useful tool to combat fungus....
    February 2001

  • *Prolapsed Rectum in a Cat
    Dr. Leah Montgomery explains her treatment of a 3 month old female Persian kitten who developed a prolapsed rectum, complete with photos.
    October 2016

  • Prolapsed Rectum in an Exotic Kitten
    Follow the detailed medical case history of a 10-week old Exotic Shorthair kitten that experienced a prolapsed rectum that recurred five times. When traditional purse-string surgery failed to correct the problem, the kitten was operated on to actually sew the colon to the body wall . . .
    September 2015

  • *ProMagic Powdered Cottage Cheese
    To improve coat and skin you may want to try adding this food supplement to your cat`s normal diet.
    October 2005

  • *Props In Cat Photos
    Thoughtful use of props in your cat's photograph can enhance the image and create a special picture of your favorite kitty!
    September, 2017

  • *Protect Yourself
    Exercise some common-sense precautions to protect yourself and your kitties from the possible dangers that some prospective `buyers` may present
    March 2006

  • *Protests Between Cat Breeders
    Understanding what you can and cannot file a protest about and be successful will save you a lot of emotional wear and tear.
    January 2004

  • *Proven Cat
    Purchasing a proven cat is often a good way to jump start your breeding program... but it is important to know what questions to ask the seller about the cat's breeding history before you make your purchase...
    April 2012

  • *Pulse Dosing
    The term "pulse dosing" refers to administering several courses of a medication, with a "rest" period in between. Learn more about this useful drug protocol ...
    October 2015

  • Pumpkin
    Adding pumpkin to your cat`s diet can be a real benefit in dealing with diarrhea or constipation.
    October 2016

  • Puppy-Cats
    What wonderful new breeds would be created if we were able to cross-breed cats and dogs? What kind of puppy-cat or kitty-dog with unique characteristics would result?
    December 2010

  • *Purple Cat!
    Have you ever used a new shampoo and discovered it turned your white cat an unflattering shade of purple?
    November 2016

  • Purr-fect Bath
    An exhibitor of national-winning Persians shares her grooming secrets in a new DVD!
    July 2005

  • *Purr-fect Vibrations
    The purr of a cat has a magical quality. And part of the purr`s magic is that we don`t really understand how a cat does it.
    February 2001

  • Purr-litically Correct
    My cat is not lazy, he is motivationally challenged
    October 2001

  • Purr-muda Triangle
    The unexplained disappearance of almost 50 cats from a small English village has prompted it to be dubbed the Purr-muda Triangle...
    November 2008

  • Purrfect, Cee Lo's Cat
    In the second season of the hit TV show, The Voice, popular rapper and singing coach, Cee Lo Green, can now be seen cuddling a white Persian in his arms...
    March 2012

  • Purrlock Holmes
    Betty Sleep of Carraig Birmans, has written a children`s book featuring a Birman crime fighting cat named Purrlock Holmes!
    June 2005

  • *Pursuit of Excellence
    Being a breeder means developing an eye for a good cat and embarking on the pursuit of excellence.
    August 2005

  • Puss`n Boots
    Learn why a cat is worth more than a donkey... :-)
    November 2005

  • *Pyometra Symptoms
    Because pyometra can be life-threatening, it is important to recognize the symptoms. See photos of the most definitive sign of pyo - discharge!
    August 2017

  • *Pyometra: How To Save Your Queen`s Breeding Career
    Just because your queen has pyo, there is no reason she can`t recover and produce many future litters of healthy babies, IF you use the correct antibiotic AND hormone treatment.
    February 2001

  • Pyramid Of Friends
    Author Michael Smith tells the story of how his love of cats has impacted on the friendships in his life ...
    April 2010

  • *Queens Sharing Kittens
    Have you ever had two female cats want to try to steal the other's kittens? Or decide they are going to share their kittens? Learn what you should do when this happens...
    September 2012

  • *Questions To Ask The Cat Breeder
    Have you ever thought about what questions you should ask when you are choosing a breeder from whom to purchase your next show cat? How about if the positions are reversed? Are you prepared to answer the inquiries from the typical kitten buyer?
    February 2011

  • Quilt Maker
    A talented quilt maker produces heirloom-quality quilts created especially for the pampered feline :-).
    November 2004

  • Ragdoll Breed Winners in CFA
    This article includes a list of the Ragdolls entitled to use the prestigious BW title, indicating each has earned the title of Best of Breed in Championship for the year in which it was shown.
    June 2007

  • Ragdoll DMs
    Ragdolls who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    November 2006

  • GC, BW, RW, AM Ragtime Cats Arden Forest
    GC, BW, RW, AM Ragtime Cats Arden Forest, bred and shown by Laura Gregory, is the first RagaMuffin in CFA to be a regional winner in Championship. "Arden" is also the first RagaMuffin to earn an agility title in CFA. This breed history-making boy has both beauty and brains! This is his story . . .
    June 2014

  • Rainbow Bridge
    A wonderful story that can give comfort when a pet passes over.
    June 2001

  • *Raising A Premature Kitten
    Do you know the special techniques needed to help a premmie survive? Learn the answers to these questions and more ...
    May 2016

  • Rapid Rabies Test
    A new test can detect the presence of rabies in an animal saliva sample within 30 minutes, providing vital information much sooner than traditional testing methods.
    February 2009

  • *Rating Your Kittens
    Every breeder wants to do an excellent job of rating the quality of the kittens they produce... but how?
    January 2007

  • *Raw Food Diet: Pros & Cons
    While the majority of cat owners feed a commercial cat food, there is a growing number of people who advocate feeding a raw food diet to felines because it is considered more natural. This article discusses the pros and cons of feeding cats a raw diet...
    July 2012

  • *Reabsorbed Kittens
    If a cat pinks up at three weeks, has her pregnancy confirmed by palpation or x-ray, arrives at her due date but has no babies inside her, it is likely that she has reabsorbed her kittens.
    September 2009

  • *Read Your Cat's Mind
    Have you ever watched your cat staring out the window into the night and wondered what it was thinking? It is possible to read your cat's mind if you know how to interpret its "language"....
    July 2009

  • *Ready To Wean
    How do you know when your kittens are ready to wean? Is a when they turn 6 weeks old? Is it when their mom rejects them? Or is there some other sign to watch for that indicates the kittens are ready for solid food?
    October 2012

  • Reality TV For Cats
    The three cats know as CEO have turned into reality TV fans - of course, they watch their forite programs through `cat`s eyes`.
    April 2005

  • Recipe For Kitties
    When God created kitty cats...He had no recipe?
    October 2016

  • *Recognizing Pain In Your Cat
    Most cats are expert at hiding any sign that they are in pain. Learn what to look for that is a symptom that your cat may be in trouble...
    December 2010

  • *Record Keeping During The Campaign
    Get organized! Keeping a record of your cat`s show results will help you campaign better. See why.
    November 2003

  • *Record Keeping For The Cat Breeder
    Record keeping is one of those `things` all breeders need to keep. Good record keeping is one of the signs of a good breeder.
    September 2004

  • Recycling Rosettes
    Great ideas for the re-use or re-purposing of your old show rosettes.
    February 2004

  • GC, RW Red Sky Wooden Ships Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
    A prolific sire is lost... but his legacy lives on in the tabby Persians, Exotics & Lynxpoint Himalayans of the modern day.
    January 2005

  • *Red Flags or Buyer Beware
    Caveats every buyer should know about - the red flags when purchasing or selling a new kitten.
    November 2005

  • *Red Raspberry Leaf
    Red Raspberry Leaf has been known and used for many years by cat breeders and pregnant women to help to give birth.
    April 2017

  • *Red Raspberry Leaves & Marshmallow Root
    These two simple herbs can be used to supplement your pregnant queen`s diet to help her have an easier delivery and produce more milk.
    April 2005

  • Reducing The Number of Abandoned Cats
    In difficult economic times, we all can work towards helping ensure that every cat has a good home...
    November 2008

  • *Refinement, Coarseness & Balance
    Understanding refinement, coarseness & balance, and how the three relate to the evaluation of a show cat is part of developing your `eye` for a good cat.
    August 2005

  • Registration Statistics
    Is the cat fancy growing? Or is the cat fancy shrinking? We compare the kitten registration statistics of CFA, TIC, GCCF and the puppy registrations of the American Kennel Club to see which registries are doing better than others.
    May 2001

  • *Remaining Small
    How many cats is enough for a viable breeding progam? How many cats are too many?
    October 2002

  • *Removing a Retained Baby Tooth
    Occasionally a kitten`s baby tooth may not fall out when the permanent tooth comes in. To avoid ruining your kitten`s bite, you may need practice some feline dentistry.
    February 2015

  • *Reporting Adverse Reactions To Vaccines or Drugs
    If your cat has a bad reaction to a vaccine injection or medication , it is important that you report it to the relevant parties in order to try to minimize the problem happening to another animal.
    January 2007

  • *Reproductive Problems in Female Cats
    Evaluating your queen`s reproductive success is part of what every breeder must do periodically to maintain strong and health breeding stock.
    June 2017

  • Responsible Breeder or Backyard Breeder
    What`s the difference?
    October 2003

  • *Retained Placenta
    If your cat gives birth and retains a placenta, it can be a serious risk to her health.
    September 2017

  • *Retirement
    Retirement... When the time comes, how will you handle it?
    November 2005

  • *Retiring Your Stud Cat
    When a stud cat has contributed all he can to your breeding program, the time will inevitably come when you will consider retiring him from his manly duties. What will be his next step?
    November 2012

  • *Reviving A Newborn Kitten
    One of the critical skills every breeder should learn is the various techniques for helping a newborn kitten to start breathing.
    November 2004

  • *Rhinitis & Sinusitis
    Rhinitis and sinusitis, together called rhinosinusitis, are a relatively common condition that most cat breeders will encounter from time to time...
    March 2008

  • Ribbon Collar For Your Kitty
    Need a way to dress up your cat for the holidays? How about creating your own custom holiday ribbon collar? Mollie Shutt shows you how to make a stunning ribbon collar for your cat . . .
    December 2013

  • *Right Of First Refusal
    Some breeders add a stipulation into their kitten contracts that they will have the right of first refusal should the buyer ever want to sell their new kitten. Learn why you may want to include this clause in your kitten contract...
    November 2010

  • Ringing In My Ears Is Real
    A Bengal breeder shares his experience at trying to identify individual kittens in a litter of spotted treasures.
    June 2005

  • Ringworm Battle Plan
    There is NO `one step` solution to eliminating fungus from your cattery. You need to use all the weapons at your disposal to defeat this most persistent of enemies.
    January 2002

  • *Ringworm Testing: Do Your Own Fungal Cultures
    Performing your own ringworm fungal cultures is a relatively easy thing to do and can save you money and heartache in the long run if you suspect ringworm in your cattery. Learn how to test for ringworm at home :-).
    September 2010

  • *Ringworm: What To Look For
    Do you know what ringworm looks like in its earliest stages? In a nursing kitten? At its most severe? This article features a variety of photos that show the many faces of ringworm....
    May 2009

  • Road To Grand
    Jodell grands her first cat!
    July 2004

  • *Rocky Road
    This photographic essay follows the inspirational progress of an unusual injury to the skin of a newborn Abyssinian kitten named Rocky...
    January 2009

  • Rodent Ulcer Medical Case History
    Follow the treatment of a Exotic Shorthair neuter that developed a severe rodent ulcer.
    October 2014

  • Roller Poopie - Game For Cats
    A new game is sweeping the feline world!
    December 2006

  • *Ronidazole
    Ronidazole is the off-label medication used against the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite that can be a cause of diarrhea, especially in young cats....
    April 2009

  • Routine & Enrichment Makes For Healthier Cats
    A 2011 Ohio State University study shows that cats become healthier if they have a predictable routine and enriched lifestyle. Learn more!
    April 2011

  • Royal Canin Recall
    Royal Canin has recalled several of their `Best Before` 03/2007 05/2007 and 06/2007 veterinary diets
    February 2006

  • Rules For Cats To Live By
    When throwing up on the carpet, make sure you walk backwards up so that the upchuck is as long as your human`s bare foot.
    September 2002

  • Rules For Dealing With Stray Cats
    These are the very strict rules of the household that must be followed when dealing with a stray cat (or two)
    October 2005

  • Run In The Rain
    A story to remind you to not forget the little joys of life...
    July 2005

  • *Runt of the Litter
    Why is there sometimes a smaller kitten in a litter? Can it be prevented? Will the kitten always be smaller?
    July 2015

  • Russian Blue Breed Winners in CFA
    Here is a list of the top winning Russian Blue for each year in CFA ...
    June 2009

  • Russian Blue DMs
    Russian Blues who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    November 2005

  • Russian Blue National Winners
    The winningest Russian Blues in CFA History
    April 2004

  • *Safe Drugs For Pregnant Cats
    Do you know which medications are safe to give to your pregnant cat? And which drugs may pose a potential harm to her kittens?
    May 2005

  • *Safe-Guarding Your Kittens Once They Leave Your Home
    Breeders all want their kittens to go to wonderful new homes. Do you know the four things you can do that will help protect your kittens welfare once it leaves your care?
    August 2005

  • *Safety In The Hotel Room
    Even a five star hotel room can pose a danger to your cat. Learn how to cat-proof your hotel room to make your stay enjoyable and safe for your feline roommate.
    February 2005

  • Sagittarius Cat
    The Sagittarian is your original `good time Charlie`. He`s always up, always ready, and raring to go, whether you are or not.
    November 2006

  • Santa Is A Woman
    I thought everyone knew that!
    December 2001

  • Santa Paws Is Coming To Town
    A "felinized" version of the popular Christmas song, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"...
    December 2008

  • Saying Good-Bye
    The hardest decision you may ever make may also be the final gift you can give to your cat.
    March 2002

  • *Scales For Weighing Kittens
    When you purchase a scale, there are certain features you need to consider in making a wise purchase.
    June 2016

  • Scam - Beware!
    Kitten sellers need to be aware of an email scam that has been around a long time, but still catches the occasional breeder with a knock to their wallet.
    November 2015

  • Scoliosis and Vertebral Fusion In A Cat
    This is the story of an Oriental Shorthair named Shrimpbait who was born with a condition called scoliosis. A twisting and fusing of the bones in her spine left her permanently leaning to the right . . .
    February 2016

  • *Scoop on Poop
    Your cat`s bowel movements can tell you a lot about how he is feeling. Enjoy a handy chart that helps you get the scoop on what the poop is telling you.
    July 2003

  • Scorpio Cat
    The cat born under the Scorpio sign is the James Bond of the feline world.
    October 2006

  • Scottish Fold Color Class Changes
    Changes to the Scottish Fold color classes in CFA 2004.
    May 2004

  • Scottish Fold DMs
    Scottish Folds who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    September 2005

  • Scottish Fold National Winners
    The winningest Scottish Folds in CFA History
    June 2004

  • Scottish Fold, Shorthair Division Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of Scottish Fold, Shorthair Division breed winners honors the first Breed Winner in CFA, GC, BW, NW Jensen Minnie Pearl of Kang-Ri.
    July 2007

  • *Scratching Posts & Cat Trees
    With a huge selection available in the marketplace, how do your choose the best one for your kitties?
    June 2017

  • *Scurf
    Scurf is the common word used to describe a scaly or shredded dry skin condition. Dandruff is an example of a mild scurf.
    August 2011

  • *Scurf From Being Bred
    A scurf (dry, flakyskin condition) that is unique to cats is the result of the irritation to the skin when it is gripped by the teeth of a male cat as he grabs and holds the female's skin on the back of her neck when mounting and attempting to breed. Learn more...
    August 2011

  • Second Time Around
    An exhibitor shares her story of granding her cat... twice!
    November 2016

  • *Seeing In Color: A Cat`s Perspective
    One of the most common questions veterinarians are asked it whether cats see in color...
    March 2008

  • *Selection & Care of Scissors
    A good pair of hair scissors will help you groom your cat to perfection. Learn how to select the best pair for your needs and how to care for them properly.
    July 2016

  • *Self-Righting Reflex
    The cat`s ability to always land on its feet when falling from a height is legendary. Learn how it accomplishes this feat...
    July 2015

  • *Selkirk Rex Grooming For Show
    Learn the grooming techniques that are best for the unique coat of the Selkirk Rex....
    March 2009

  • Selkirk Rex Longhair Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of the Longhair Selkirk Rex that have earned the title of Breed Winner in CFA....
    March 2009

  • Senior Cat Program
    An animal shelter institutes a special policy to help their older felines manage better while waiting to be adopted...
    April 2008

  • *Septicemia
    Septicemia is an infection that is seen in kittens under two weeks of age. It is a generalized bacterial infection of a kitten's system that can quickly lead to death.
    May 2009

  • *Septicemia In A Newborn Kitten
    Follow one breeder's experience in trying to save a litter of kittens with with a suspected case of septicemia...
    May 2009

  • *Setting Up A Cageless Cattery
    What is a cageless cattery? How do you go about making your cattery `cageless`. Why do most breeders prefer to have a cageless cattery?
    November 2007

  • Setting Up Cage Curtains
    Pamela Martin of CastlePaws Designs answers the question, `How do I set up my new show cage curtains?`?
    July 2004

  • *Setting Up Your Cage at the Cat Show
    Basic Instructions on how to wrestle your curtains onto the cat show cage.
    February 2002

  • *Settling The Kitten Into Its New Home
    Next to actually being born, the most stressful day in a kitten's life is the day it leaves the home of its birth to start its life with a new family. That's why it is so important for the kitten's breeder to provide detailed instructions to the prospective buyer telling them the best way to settle their new kitten into their home and family.
    June 19

  • *Seven Day Food Changing Plan
    To avoid a tummy upset when changing the food you are feeding your cat, it is almost always better to introduce the new food gradually. Here is a simple 7-day plan to effectively switch your cat to a new brand or type of cat food.
    July 2017

  • *Sexing A Kitten: Part 1
    Determining the sex of a newborn kitten is not always as simple as it sounds. See photos of young male and female kittens and learn what to look for.
    April 2004

  • *Sexing A Kitten: Part 2
    Due to popular demand, this article is a follow-up to Sexing Your Kitten, Part 1.
    May 2004

  • Shaping Up For 2005
    The most important aspect of cat fitness is when to start - like about 2 a.m. because at that time the house is quiet; there are no distractions.
    January 2005

  • *Sharing Pedigrees: Good Or Bad?
    Some breeders believe in sharing their cats' pedigrees. Some breeders do not. Learn the reasons why people are either for and against the making public their cat's pedigrees...
    October 2010

  • *Shaving Your Cat`s Nose
    Exhibitors of well-presented Silvers and Goldens and tabbies take care that the mascara on their cat`s nose leather is not obscured by hair along the edge of the nose leather. This can especially be a problem on longhaired breeds such as Persians and Maine Coons. The best way of emphasizing good nose mascara is by shaving the hairline around
    January 2001

  • *She Is A He!
    An Abyssinian breeder discovers her kitten has an identity crisis ...
    April 2010

  • *Shedding
    Your cat has cycles of hair growth and cycles of increased hair loss. The phases are affected by several different factors, some that you can control . . . and some that you can't.
    April 2016

  • Shelter Success Story
    A city pulls together and an innovative idea saves kittens lives.
    January 2007

  • *Shipping Your Cat By Air
    Learn how to prepare the carrier, choose the best airline, and ensure that your kitty arrives safely.
    March 2002

  • Shorthair American Curl Breed Winners in CFA
    This is a record of each year's top American Curl (shorthaired) in CFA that has earnedthe title of Breed Winner....
    July 2009

  • Shorthair Manx Breed Winners In CFA
    These are the top Manx that have earned the title of Breed Winner for each show season in CFA ...
    August 2009

  • Shorthair Selkirk Rex Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of each show seasons winningest Selkirik Rex in CFA ...
    October 2009

  • Should Judges Campaign Cats?
    Increasingly, the average exhibitor in CFA is questioning the fairness of competing against cats owned and campaigned by judges
    June 2006

  • *Should You Feed Your Cat A Raw Food Diet?
    A nutritious, balanced diet is essential to keeping your cat healthy. The challenge is choosing which food to feed your feline. One of the choices might be an all raw food diet...
    August 2012

  • Should You Pull Your Cat?
    There has been a lot of discussion recently about when or if you should ever pull your cat from a ring. The answer is an individual choice, and based on several factors. Learn the things you should think about before pulling your cat.
    June 2001

  • *Show Bath by Fabuls
    Vikki Valentine describes the bathing routine she follows to present her stunning FABULS bi-color Persians. This article includes step by step photos of the grooming routine and can be used as a template for the show bath of most long haired breeds.
    January 2002

  • Show Count Announcements
    Why should cat clubs be required to announce their show counts?
    June 2006

  • *Show Etiquette - Etiquette and Sportsmanship
    Etiquette and Sportsmanship are each basically defined by a set of (often unspoken) rules. This article discusses how to be a true winner no matter whether you cat wins a rosette or not.
    February 2001

  • *Show Etiquette At Ringside
    When we go to ringside, we not only want to behave politely, we must consider our behavior in light of the rules of good sportsmanship.
    February 2001

  • *Show Etiquette In Your Benching Area
    Ten things we can do to make the show hall a happier place to spend the weekend.
    June 2001

  • *Show Hall Dos And Don'ts
    The start of a new show season is a bit like New Year's Day. Regardless of what happened last season, or how you may have behaved, the slate has been wiped clean and you have the opportunity to write a different story... maybe a better story...
    May 2012

  • Show Is Born
    A photo-essay of setting up for the cat show... from an empty arena to the finished show hall.
    January 2004

  • *Show Kit
    What do you need to include in your show kit? Indeed, what do you need to pack to go to your show?
    November 2012

  • *Show Kitten Contract
    Special conditions may be part of the Show Kitten Contract so that both Buyer and Seller understand each other`s expectations.
    September 2003

  • *Show Report
    Learn how the experienced exhibitor gives a show report with easily understood details.
    November 2003

  • Show Ring Number Cards
    This article includes downloadable templates for printing sets of show number cards for both CFA and TICA
    January 2005

  • *Show? Breeder? Pet?
    Have you ever wondered exactly what `show quality` means? What`s the difference between a `show` kitten and a `top show` kitten? How is a show kitten different from a breeder/show kitten?
    April 2001

  • *Show-Proofing Your Kitten
    Learn the training tips that will help your kitten shine at the shows.
    February 2013

  • ShowCatsOnline Is Now On Facebook!
    ShowCatsOnline.com is pleased to announce that we have now joined the Facebook community, with a brand new fan page!
    April 2010

  • ShowCatsOnline Web Design
    Lee Harper invites you to visit her website, ShowCatsOnline Web Design, if you are looking for a designer to create or update your cattery website.

  • *Showing A Female In Season
    What should you do if you have your female cat entered in a show, you are on the road Friday night, and as you are checking into your hotel, she starts to call?
    July 2009

  • Showing A Household Pet
    Learn about showing a household pet!
    January 2006

  • *Showing A Male Cat That Sprays
    Having your male show cat begin to spray in the judging ring can feel like the end of his show career - but there are things you can do to make it easier on everyone and still keep showing...
    February 2012

  • *Showing For Less
    With the halfway point of the show season fast approaching here are a few tips for reducing show campaign expenses.
    October 2003

  • *Showing More Than One Cat In The Same Class
    Depending on circumstances, the exhibitor may choose to show two (or more) cats in the same class at the same time. Learn the reasons why and how best to handle the challenge of showing more than one cat in the same class!
    October 2009

  • Sh-Sh-Shush!
    Do you know when you can talk to a judge in the show ring? And when you shouldn't? If a person is a non-officiating judge that is visiting or exhibiting at a show, have you ever shown them your new kitten and asked for their opinion? Is that allowed?
    November 2013

  • *Shy Show Kitty
    What can you do when your beautiful show cat is misbehaves in the judging cage?
    August 2002

  • Siamese Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy perusing the list of Siamese that have earned the top title in their breed in CFA...
    August 2008

  • Siamese DMs
    Siamese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    September 2005

  • Siamese National Winners
    The winningest Siamese in CFA History
    June 2004

  • Siberian Breed History
    The Siberian celebrates its first grands.
    September 2006

  • Siberian Breed Winners in CFA
    These are the top winning Siberians in CFA...
    September 2010

  • Siberian Cats Pedigree Database
    CatPedigrees.com welcomes a new database - from Pendraig Siberian Cats!
    June 2009

  • *Signs of Distress In A Newborn Kitten
    The key to detecting signs of distress in a newborn is OBSERVATION. This article discusses what to look for in your newborns — and what to do if you see a problem.
    July 2017

  • Signs Your Cat Is A Furry Child
    #1. You always carry a picture of your cat in your wallet... and you show it off often.
    February 2008

  • Signs Your Cat Is Fat
    You know your cat is fat when? Your cat door has a garage opener...
    April 2004

  • Signs Your Cat Is Plotting World Domination
    Your cat sits on your newspaper in the morning and carefully reads the coded message that Garfield sends out every day...
    February 2017

  • *Silent Heat
    Occasionally a female cat will be in heat, but show none of the telltale behaviors. When a queen displays no sign of being in season, she is said to be in a 'silent heat'. Learn how even a queen in silent heat can be successfully bred.
    March 2016

  • Singapura Breed Winners In CFA
    These are the top winning Singapuras in CFA!
    November 2008

  • Singapura DMs
    Singapuras who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    August 2006

  • Singapura National Winners
    The winningest Singapuras in CFA History
    April 2005

  • Sixteen Most Important Phone Numbers Every Cat Owner Should Know
    They are important. They are useful. And they are Free! Keep these telephone numbers handy and one of them may make a difference in your cat`s life.
    June 2002

  • *Skeletal System
    Understanding the bones of the cat is a useful tool in understanding structure and development of your cat.
    March 2004

  • Skinny (Not!)
    A stray cat in a Texas animal shelter tips the scales at 41 pounds!
    October 2012

  • *Slippery Elm
    Slippery Elm is a safe, non-toxic herbal remedy that is especially useful for helping cats with digestive upsets or diarrhea ...
    February 2010

  • Slouching 2.0
    Tiger Shutt, the celebrity British Shorthair, explains some of his more advanced techniques for slouching . . .
    January 2014

  • *Smart Newbie
    One of the most exciting times in the future cat breeder's life is when they first start looking for their foundation stock to start their cat breeding and showing career. How can you be a smart Newbie and find the right kitten and the right Breeder from who to make that first purchase?
    September 2012

  • Smoking And Your Cat
    If you smoke, you may be endangering the health of your cat.
    October 2002

  • *SnuggleSafe
    A microwavable plastic disc can provide a gentle comforting heat for your cat.
    February 2007

  • Soldier & The Cat
    While serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, a decorated veteran soldier befriends a young cat being abused by tormentors. He takes the kitten under his wing, and when he is scheduled to leave Afghanistan, he refuses to leave his cat behind . . .
    April 2013

  • Solution To Inappropriate Urination: Nugget`s Story
    An observant and cretive owner designs a unique solution to help a one-eyed Golden Persian regain her proper litter box habits.
    November 2015

  • Solving The Cat's Purr Mystery Using Acceleroleters
    The purr has lasted through hundreds of generations of cats, so there must be a survival mechanism behind its continued existence.
    January 2009

  • Somali Breed Winners in CFA
    This article includes a list of the Somali cats entitled to use the prestigious BW title, indicating each has earned the title of Best of Breed in Championship for the year in which it was shown
    April 2007

  • Somali DMs
    Somalis who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    June 2005

  • Somali National Winners
    The winningest Somalis in CFA History
    March 2004

  • Somali Show Grooming
    Tammy Roark, of Tamarakatz Somalis, shares her show grooming routine.
    March 2004

  • Sooty Girl
    An adventurous Persian kitten finds herself in a bit of a mess...
    March 2011

  • Sound of Healing
    A cat's purr may be able to heal bone fractures, increase bone density and control pain
    October 2005

  • Southwest Airlines Accepts Pets
    Small dogs and cats in carriers are for the first time welcome in cabin on Southwest Airline flights!
    June 2009

  • Spanish Articles Now Available on ShowCatsOnline.com
    We share with our readers a written show standard describing the ideal for felines of mixed parentage ...
    September 2009

  • Speak Gently
    This poem suggests a code of conduct that would make the world, including the cat fancy, a better place to be...
    April 2008

  • Special Birthday Gift
    It has always been a tradition at ShowCatsOnline.com to celebrate our birthday by giving each member a free submission to Our Gallery. THIS year, is a very special celebration, and so in the spirit of this milestone we want to offer our members even more.
    June 2010

  • Special Needs Kittens
    Not every kitten is perfect. A `special needs` kitten may have a health problem, a behavior concern or even a disfigurement from an accident. Finding the right owner to love and care for such a kitten is a great responsibility
    July 2010

  • Special One
    Adia says goodbye to her last kitten - the special one...
    July 2015

  • Spectators At The Cat Show
    Part of being a good ambassador for the cat fancy and cat breeders in particular is learning how best to deal with spectators in a way that makes everyone happy.
    November 2016

  • Sphynx Breed Winners In CFA
    Here are each year's top-winning Sphynx that has earned the right to add Breed Winner to its name...
    May 2009

  • Sphynx Color Class Changes for CFA 2007
    Color Class changes in CFA for the Sphynx become effective May 1, 2007
    May 2007

  • Sphynx DMs In CFA
    Sphynx who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit in CFA.
    October 2010

  • Sphynx Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Study
    Researchers at Western State University Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory are requesting blood samples from Sphynx diagnosed with HCM
    May 2007

  • Sphynx National Winners In CFA
    The winningest Sphynx in the history of CFA.
    July 2010

  • Spirit Of A CFA Halloween
    Here is a tale (or should it be tail) of the true spirit of A CFA Halloween.
    October 2012

  • Sponsoring a Humane Society Cat
    A new feature at some cat shows is sponsoring the showing of a Humane Society cat in the HouseHold Pet Class.
    January 2004

  • *Sporonox
    Sporonox is an important medication to consider in the fight against ringworm (fungus) in the cat.
    July 2005

  • *Sportsmanship
    Sportsmanship. What is it? Do you have it? Is it common in the show halls of the cat fancy?
    June 2010

  • *Spotting Gene
    Some of the most strikingly marked cats are the bicolors, calicos and all those other colors of cats "with white" patches on their coat. These beautiful colors are the result of the spotting gene. Learn about its action, inheritance and effect on other genes...
    November 2008

  • *Spraying
    Understanding the reasons most cats spray is the first step to controlling the unwanted behavior.
    August 2008

  • *Spraying In The Judging Cage
    When a cat begins to spray in the judging cage, it can be a trial for all involved: the exhibitor, the ring clerk, the judge and the cats in the next cage. Learn a few tricks on how best to deal with this awkward situation.
    March 2008

  • *Stages of Kitten Growth & Development
    This article includes an easy-to-understand chart showing the different stages of development of a kitten from birth to weaning at 4 months.
    January 2001

  • Standards From A Judge`s Viewpoint
    TICA judge, Beth Hicks, gives pointers on how to best to write breed standards from a judge`s point of view.
    January 2017

  • GC, RW Starbeam Sprit Of Radio
    This is the story of new British Shorthair breeders and their first homebred kitten, GC, RW Starbeam Spirit Of Radio...
    February 2013

  • Stardust
    Talented animator, Lucy Rand, tells the story of Stardust and his little adventure one snowy night...
    December 2009

  • Stardust
    Talented animator, Lucy Rand, tells the story of Stardust and his little adventure one snowy night...
    December 2007

  • Starfish
    Making a difference begins with small steps... perhaps with something as simple as saving a starfish on a beach...
    July 2007

  • *Start Your Campaign Now
    Getting out on the campaign show trail early in the show season has distinct advantages - especially for the first time campaigner. Learn why and how you maximize your chances of a successful campaign by showing your cat in May, June and July.
    June 2016

  • *Steam Treatment To Unblock A Stuffy Nose
    When your cat has a stuffy nose, not only does it have difficulty breathing, it often stops eating because it cannot smell its food. Learn how to give the kitty a simple steam treatment to unblock that stuffed up nose!
    July 2015

  • *Steroids
    Steroids are valuable medications in feline medicine - but they must be used wisely to avoid serious side effects...
    August 2016

  • *Stimulating Appetite
    Is your cat a picky eater? Does your show cat need more weight? Here are a few tips to help pack pounds on your kitty or help the kitty that is eating poorly.
    March 2016

  • *Stitch
    Follow the story of a seven day old kitten who tears the delicate skin on its shoulder and must have it stitched closed ... twice in a single day!
    January 2010

  • *Stolen Cat Photos
    It can be quite a shock to suddenly see a photo of one of your own cats on someone else`s website... and with them saying it is a different cat altogether!
    January 2003

  • Stolen Cats Recovered
    CFA Judge, Carolyn Osier, recovers most of the cats stolen from her home while she was away on a judging assignment.
    February 2003

  • *Stop The Bleeding
    If you cut a cat's nail too short, or a cat bites another on the ear, it is easy to stop minor bleeding as long as you are prepared in advance and have the proper emergency supplies available. Learn how to stop the bleeding . . .
    October 2016

  • Story of Love - and Fear
    A breeder shares her experience with two cats... with cancer.
    October 2004

  • Strange Cat Laws
    In Sterling, Colorado, it is unlawful to allow a pet cat to run loose without a taillight. This is only one of the strange cat laws that will make you go, "Hmmmm . . . ".
    February 2016

  • Stress & Your Cat`s Health
    Like with people, stress can adversely affect your cat`s health
    February 2006

  • Stud Buddies
    Contrary to popular opinion, stud cats do not necessarily need to be kept separated...
    July 15

  • *Stud Cat Odor
    Ever cat breeder faces the challenge of minimizing the odor of cats in their home. No odor is quite as pungent and distinctive as that of the unneutered male feline ... so here are some tips that can help control the smell of a stud cat's urine...
    September 2009

  • *Stud Cat With Breeding Position Problems
    This article provides tips about how you can help the inexperienced male cat that is struggling with "assuming the position" when breeding, or attempting to breed, a female.
    January 2016

  • *Stud Service Contract
    While most catteries are `closed`, there may be circumstances under which you decide to provide a stud service to another person`s female cat.
    October 2003

  • *Stud Service Questions
    Questions you need to ask before offering stud service
    March 2017

  • Stud Tail Remedy
    An exhibitor shares her experience with using a grooming pre-cleaning creme to help cure her cat`s stud tail.
    August 2005

  • Study Reveals Cats Manipulate Women
    A new study reveals that cats attach to humans, and particularly women, as social partners, and it's not just for the sake of obtaining food...
    August 2011

  • Stuffing - Let`s Stop It!
    The time has come when the leadership of CFA must accept the challenge to end stuffing or risk having the determination of their national winners deteriorate into a contest of who stuff shows the best...
    May 2006

  • Stuffing - What Is it?
    Stuffing is a tactic used by national campaigners to artificially enhance the count of cat shows - in effect `buying` extra points for their cats.
    May 2006

  • *Sub-Clinical Infections
    Understanding the impact of sub-clinical infections on the general health of both the individual and the cattery population is an essential part of monitoring the health of the felines in your breeding program.
    May 2011

  • *Sub-Q Abscess
    Complications associated with the subcutaneous administration of fluids are very uncommon, occasionally an abscess can develop at the site of the injection...
    August 2011

  • *Sub-Q Abscess Medical Case History
    Two kittens that had been given sub-Q fluids when they were ill and dehydrated, developed abscesses just under the skin at the site of the injection...
    August 2011

  • *Submitting Your Cattery Website To Search Engines
    Tips for submitting your cattery website to search engines.
    October 2005

  • Substitutes For Tying Off The Umbilical Cord
    Caught unprepared for the cutting of the umbilical cord on a kitten? You are sure to have something in the house you can use :-).
    December 2003

  • GC, GP, AG, QGCA Sunbriar Gilded Lily
    (CFA) GC, GP, AM (TICA) QGRA Sunbriar Gilded Lily, a green-eyed white Turkish Angora spay, is the first cat of any breed to earn the title of Agility Grand Master title in CFA, but being a trail blazer is not enough for this athletic young lady. Lily also holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest recorded time by any cat running an agility course. This is Lily's story . . .
    February 2014

  • *Sunburned
    Just like people, your cat can get sunburned. And just like people, too much sun can lead to skin cancer. You need to protect your cat from excessive sun exposure for both its health and comfort...
    July 2011

  • *Sunset Eyes
    Sunset eyes is the name for a condition where the eyes point downwards and outwards in a kitten - and can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition...
    September 2008

  • Sunset Eyes Case History
    Follow in photos the developmental progress of kitten with "sunset eyes"...
    November 2016

  • *Support Therapy For Your Cat
    Learn how to support your sick cat during the critical period between becoming ill and responding to treatment.
    November 2006

  • Swiffer Wetjet Rumor
    Contrary to rumor, the Swiffer Wetjet cleaning solution is perfectly safe for use around your cat.
    May 2004

  • *Swimmer Syndrome
    Swimmer Syndrome is the name given to a condition in young kittens characterized by the animal's failure to stand or crawl normally. Instead, while remaining in a lying position on its tummy, the kitten moves by paddling its feet out sideways in a swimming motion. Learn how this condition can be corrected if treated early.
    February 2009

  • *Swimmer Syndrome Case Histories
    See the progress kittens with Swimmer Syndrome can make if promptly given the proper therapy.
    February 2009

  • *Swinging A Newborn Kitten To Clear Its Airway
    You can use centrifugal force to remove fluids from the mouth nose, throat or even the lungs of a newborn kitten. Learn this simple technique that may save the life of a kitten...
    February 2017

  • *Swollen Paw Medical Case History
    In an unusual medical case, a rescue kitten has a badly swollen paw, but it is neither injured, broken nor abscessed...
    March 2012

  • Symphony
    An owner tells of her experience campaigning a minority color kitty with attitude.
    May 2008

  • *Syringes You Should Own
    A selection of syringe in various sizes and types can help make the care and feeding of your kittens much easier.
    August 2002

  • Tabby Pattern Genetic Breakthrough
    New research results published in the journal Genetics, has clarified the inheritance of tabby patterns. Read on to learn more ...
    January 2010

  • *Tabby Patterns
    There are four main patterns of tabby that occur in the random bred domestic cat population (exclusive of any cat breeds that have wild blood). This article provides an in-depth look at tabby patterns and their genetics ...
    October 2009

  • *Tail Kink X-Rays
    Have you ever seen x-rays of cat tails that are kinked?
    October 2005

  • *Tail Kink: How To Detect One
    Do you know how to feel for a kink in your kitten's tail? Learn the correct procedure...
    November 2011

  • *Tail Kinks
    In some, if not most breeds, a tail kink can end a cat`s show career. How does it affect its breeding possibilities?
    August 2004

  • *Taking Your Cat`s Temperature
    This photo essay shows you exactly how to take your cat`s temperature with a rectal digital thermometer.
    January 2008

  • Tale of Faults
    Can over-zealous handling of a cat`s tail during judging actually cause a tail fault? You be the judge...
    January 2005

  • *Talking Tail
    You can read your cat`s mind by just watching its tail!
    March 2007

  • Taqpep Gene Discovered
    Scientists discover the gene that determines whether a tabby will have a mackerel pattern or the classic/botched pattern... and cheetahs have the same gene!
    October 2012

  • *Tarnishing
    Tarnishing can occur in any cat that is a silver or silver tabby. Tarnish is a browning or yellowing of areas of the silver coat, the result of incomplete clearing of color by the inhibition gene....
    March 2009

  • Taste Test
    ShowCatsOnline recently participated in a small experiment for a local television show - it was a blind taste test of four brands of dry cat food... and here are the (surprising) results!
    February 2004

  • Taurus Cat
    Taurus - Bumble Be Ware
    April 2006

  • Tea Tree Oil Warning
    Tea Tree Oil poisoning have been reported in both cats and dogs when applied to the skin at too high a dose.
    August 2002

  • Teach Your Cat To Fetch
    Teach your cat to fetch and make all the neighborhood dogs look on with envy!
    April 2004

  • Teach Your Cat To Shake A Paw
    You may think that no self-respecting cat would want to perform tricks for its owner - but you would be wrong.
    February 2017

  • Teach Your Cat To Sit Up
    Having a cat that sits up on command is adorable - and will entertain your house guests and turn dog lovers into feline friends
    April 2004

  • Teaser
    The trio of kitties know as the CEO discover a new toy!
    January 2005

  • *Teaser Tom
    The use of a sterilized stud cat is just one more option the cat breeder can consider to help manage the the cycling and health of their breeding queens.
    January 2009

  • *Teeth: More Than A Pretty Smile
    Understand the basics of the anatomy & development of your kitten`s teeth from babyhood to mature adult.
    October 2003

  • *Temperament: Nature vs Nurture
    Good temperament is one of the most important characteristics to have in any cat, pet or show. The question the cat breeder must answer is “how much” of a cat's temperament and behavior is due to heredity and “how much” is due to its environment and life experiences?
    August 2002

  • *Temperature As A Gauge Of Your Cat's Health
    A normal temperature is a critical part of good health for your cat. Learn how monitoring your cat's body temperature will help you take better care of your kitty...
    January 2012

  • Ten Catmandments
    Does your favorite feline think its the Lord of the household? If your answer is yes, you need to read this list of commandments to keep your furry deity happy.
    July 2008

  • Ten Common Cat Myths
    Do you think you know a lot about cats? There are at least 10 common myths about the average cat that are not true.
    May 2007

  • *Ten Rules To Being A Successful Cat Breeder
    Learn 10 simple rules to becoming a successful cat breeder...
    March 2006

  • Ten Things a Cat Thinks About
    I could have sworn I heard the can opener!
    July 2002

  • Ten Ways To Pamper Your Cat
    Are you looking for suggestions to treat the special feline in your life? Here are a few...
    February 2008

  • Ten Years And Counting
    It is so hard to believe that it has been almost ten years since ShowCatsOnline.com debuted as the first online all breed magazine in the history of the cat fancy. As we celebrate our first decade online, we take a few moments to look back ...
    June 2010

  • The Ten Commandments of a Good Exhibitor
    Thou shalt have no other gods before the Cats.
    February 2005

  • The Ten Commandments of Pet Ownership
    If your cat could talk...
    September 2004

  • *Tenting Your Cat
    Show cats often include a tent as part of their show gear... so here are pointers for helping your cat to be a good `camper`.
    July 2005

  • Teri's Legacy
    Tashia Lyons of Luvely Persians shares the story of how she was introduced to the cat fancy as a teenager thanks to the generosity and mentoring by a special lady.
    September 2008

  • Test Your Cat Knowledge

    March 2008

  • *Tetracycline
    Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic useful in the treatment of feline upper respiratory infections, chlamydia and urinary infections ...
    March 2010

  • Thanksgiving Feast
    Give your cats something extra to give thanks for - cooking up a feline treat just for the furry members of the family ....
    November 2009

  • Theory of Feline Butterology
    If you drop a buttered piece of bread, it will fall on the floor butter-side down. If a cat is dropped from a window, it will land on its feet. What will happen if you strap a slice of buttered bread face up to a cat's back... and drop them both from a height?
    November 2008

  • There Once Was A Kitten Named Clyde
    Enjoy this feline-themed winner of a British limerick writing contest....
    July 2009

  • *Thiamine Deficiency
    Thiamine is a routine ingredient in all cat foods, so thiamine deficiency is rare. When thiamine deficiency is diagnosed it is most typically seen in a cat eating large amounts of raw fish. Learn the signs to look for...
    September 2011

  • Things I Have Learned From My Cat
    13 things I`ve learned from my cat
    August 2001

  • Things You'd Like Your Cat To Remember
    Screaming at the can of food will not make it open itself ...
    May 2010

  • Think Backwards
    Retired TICA judge, Beth Hicks, shares a tip for making your cat`s experience in the judging ring more enjoyable.
    December 2007

  • *Third Eyelid Adhesion Medical Case History
    This article shows photos of a pointed kitten and discusses the medical history that lead to her third eyelid becoming attached to her eyeball ...
    March 2010

  • *Third Eyelid Adhesions
    A third eyelid adhesion (also called a symblepharon) occurs when a cat's third eyelid attaches itself, partially or completely, to the exterior of the eyeball ...
    March 2010

  • This Old Cat
    I have shared with you your laughter, you have wet my fur with tears...
    January 2007

  • *Those Sneaky Recessives
    Recessive genes— some are good, some may be bad. Regardless, recessive genes can be difficult to manage in a breeding program. Learn more . . .
    October 2016

  • Thoughts On Cat Baths... By Cats!
    Through photos and reading the cat's expression, we can sneak a peek into the what our cats are thinking when we insist they need a bath...
    April 2008

  • Thoughts On Cats
    Cat quotations
    December 2003

  • Thoughts On The Kitty Catalogue
    Lately, I`ve been benched around a number of different breed exhibitors, and I`ve found myself taking a liking to more than a few of their various styles of cats.
    December 2002

  • Three Filters Test
    Use this test next time someone at a cat show starts to share the latest gossip with you.
    January 2003

  • *Three Stages of Labor
    By understanding the three stages of labor you will know better what to expect when your cat delivers her kittens...
    March 2011

  • *Three Strikes Rule
    Every cat breeder constantly needs to make decisions about their breeding program. One of the most worrisome challenges is deciding how long to keep working with a kitty when things go wrong. To help you decide, you may want to consider using the "Three Strikes Rule".
    June 2016

  • TICA International Winners 2009-2010
    The top cats in TICA for the 2009-2010 show season!
    July 2010

  • TICA International Winners 2002-2003
    The top cats in TICA for 2003!
    June 2003

  • TICA International Winners 2003-2004
    See who the top cats in TICA are for 2003-2004
    June 2004

  • TICA International Winners 2004-2005
    The top cats in TICA for the 2004-2005 show season!
    August 2005

  • TICA International Winners 2005-2006
    The international winners in TICA for 2006!
    September 2006

  • TICA International Winners 2008-2009
    Here are the top cats in TICA for the 2008-2009 show season!
    August 2009

  • TICA International Winners 2006-2007
    The top cats in TICA for the 2006-2007 show season!
    August 2007

  • TICA International Winners 2007-2008
    ShowCatsOnline.com is happy to present the International Winners for 2007-2008 in TICA.
    August 2008

  • TICA International Winners 2010-2011
    The top cats in TICA for the 2010-2011 show season!
    July 2011

  • TICA International Winners 2011-2012
    The top cats in TICA for the 2011-2012 show season!
    August 2012

  • *TICA Rules Regarding Disqualification and Withholding Awards
    Learn the rules that govern the disqualification of cats and the withholding of awards in the show ring in TICA.
    December 2010

  • TICA Titles
    Have you ever wondered about the titles in TICA? What do all those initials mean? And what does your cat have to do to earn those titles? Wonder no more :-)!
    June 2002

  • TICA Turns 30!
    The International Cat Association celebrates its 30th anniversary and honors the people and cats that made it the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats and registry of household pet cats and kittens
    June 2009

  • Ticketyboo Times Two
    Two Japanese Bobtails were national winners in CFA this past season. GC, BW, NW Ticketyboo Mikomi was CFA's 19th Best Cat, 2012-2013, and GC, GP, NW Ticketyboo Nankinmushi was CFA's 22nd Best Alter, 2012-2013 . This is the story of Ticketyboo—times two . . .
    June 2013

  • Tidying The Cattery
    Every cattery owner knows that the cattery area can quickly become cluttered and messy unless you institute some shelves, cupboards, boxes and such to help keep things organized. Here is one woman's solution to the challenge of keeping things organized ...
    April 2010

  • Tiffanie
    The Tiffanie is a developing breed which originated with the crossing of a Silver Persian and a Burmese.
    December 2006

  • *Time To Show
    Just how long does each judge have to hand and judge your cat? The answer may surprise you.
    July 2003

  • *Tipping A Dilute
    Enhancing the ethereal beauty of the dilute colors of cats can often requires a special grooming technique called `tipping`.
    April 2003

  • Tips To A Safe Halloween For Your Cat
    Halloween can be a dangerous time for the family feline. Learn the top tips for keeping your kitty safe.
    October 2008

  • Title Cats For Authors
    All authors of articles published on ShowCatsOnline.com, are invited to submit a cat photo for inclusion as the Title Cat in their article!
    September 2007

  • GC, RW TNT Purrfect Katrina Vantassel
    This is the story of a little calico Persian. And it`s the story of her breeder/owners, the mother/daughter team of Diana and Tonya Heinzen of Avondale, AZ. And it`s a story of `firsts`, one low, one high.
    January 2001

  • *To Cage or Not To Cage
    Is caging good or bad? Necessary or shameful?
    May 2007

  • To Ship Or Not To Ship
    A breeder explains the evolution of her no-shipping policy.
    July 2017

  • *Tongue Tipping
    It can be most frustrating to have your beautiful show kitten begin to tip its tongue...
    April 2004

  • Tonkinese Breed Winners
    Enjoy this article listing the Tonkinese Breed Winners in CFA.
    July 2008

  • Tonkinese DMs
    Tonkinese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    June 2006

  • Tonkinese National Winners
    The winningest Tonkinese in CFA History
    February 2005

  • *Too Hot To Handle
    While a warm summer day can make life very enjoyable, as the thermostat climbs, soaring temperatures can pose a real danger for your favorite feline friend. A few simple precautions can keep your kitty cool.
    July 2016

  • *Tools To Make Campaigning Easier
    The show season is in full swing; the competition is heating up. There are several handy online tools that will help make your campaign easier...
    October 2012

  • To The Christmas Cat
    What is the surprise that I see in your eyes?
    December 2003

  • Top 10 Signs Your Cat Is Hanging Out With The Wrong Crowd
    One day, without your permission, your cat gets his ears pierced...
    February 2007

  • Top 25 For Kittens & Premiership!
    CFA announced they would be expanding the National and Regional titles for Kittens and Cats in Premiership to Top 25.
    October 2004

  • Top Ten Cat Names 2007
    Can you guess the most popular names chosen for male and female cats?
    March 2007

  • Top Ten Signs Your Cat Knows Your Internet Password
    Sign #10: You have begun receiving e-mail flames from some guy named "Fluffy"...
    January 2011

  • Top Ten US Cites with the Healthiest Pets
    Do you live in one of the top 10 cities in the US with the healthiest pets?
    August 2003

  • Tortie & The Beauty Shop
    The Tortie wild child `enjoys` a day at the groomers...
    July 2006

  • Tortie Saga
    Follow one man`s true life saga as he tries to tame a wild child kitty with an attitude...
    March 2006

  • Tortie Saga Continues
    Taming the tortie! The saga continues...
    March 2006

  • Tortie Saga: The Twist
    The story of a man and his tortie takes a new twist...
    April 2006

  • Tortie Takes A Man
    With Spring just around the corner, the infamous `Tortie` has come into season.
    March 2007

  • *Towel Wrapping To Control The Difficult To Handle Cat
    If you have a cat that objects to having its nails trimmed, being given a medication or being groomed, the simple technique of being wrapped in a towel may be just the solution you need to making handling it easier for both you and your kitty...
    October 2010

  • *Toxoplasmosis
    While few cats ever develop the disease, Toxoplasmosis, being infected with the paratic Toxoplasma gondii is more common
    June 2007

  • Tracking The Cat
    A five year genetic study of over 1000 felines of 22 breeds confirms that the domestication of cats about 10,000 years ago originated in an area known as the Fertile Crescent, which stretches from Turkey to northern Africa and to modern-day Iraq and Iran.
    August 2008

  • Traditional Style Persians Accepted By The World Cat Federation
    Traditional Longhair Silver and Golden, Shaded and Tipped Persians have been accepted by the World Cat Federation as a new international cat breed!
    September 2010

  • *Training Your Show Cat
    Learn the tricks and tips you can use to help nurture a good show personality in your next kitten.
    May 2005

  • *Transdermal Medications: a letter of concern from Dr. Susan Little
    The newest method for delivering some drugs is in a transdermal cream or gel. Dr. Susan has some words of caution when using this method of medicating.
    February 2001

  • *Transdermal Vaccines
    The first needle-less vaccine is available for use in animals with the launch of Purevax Vet JetTM transdermal Feline Leukemia vaccine.
    July 2005

  • Trap - Neuter - Return
    With populations of feral cats out of control in many cities, municipalities are often faced with taking drastic measures to control the numbers. TNR looks at the preferred option of Trap-Neuter-Return to manage feral cat colonies.
    February 2011

  • Traveling By Air With Your Cat
    Going to the CFA International this week? Check out these tips for flying with your cat.
    November 2005

  • *Traveling Light
    Unless the Incredible Hulk is your travel companion, you may want to learn how to travel light when flying to a cat show.
    August 2004

  • *Treating A Rodent Ulcer In A Nursing Queen
    Jasmine Alexander of Snobelle Chinchilla Persians shares her story of treating a rodent ulcer on the lip of a cat that was still nursing a litter of kittens.
    September, 2017

  • *Tribrissen
    Tribrissen (Trimethoprim Sulfa) is both an antibiotic and antiprotozoal that cat breeders may find useful in combating a variety of infections and coccidia.
    August 2005

  • *Tritrichomonas Foetus
    Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) is a microscopic single-celled parasite that is an "emerging" problem and the cause of long term diarrhea in felines....
    April 2009

  • Tritrichomonas Foetus: Our Cattery's Experience
    An Abyssinian breeder shares her experience with the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite....
    April 2009

  • Trust Your Instincts
    A Somali breeder learns to listen to her instincts..
    April 2006

  • Truth (sort of)
    Learn how to read between the lines when people talk about the cats, cat judge`s and cat showing. What we say is not always what we mean :-)
    May 2002

  • *Tube Feeding Kittens Q & A
    This article answers the most common questions about tube feeding your kittens including which formula to give, how much to feed, how often to feed, how to sterilize your tubing — and more.
    November 2015

  • *Tube Feeding Newborn Kittens
    Tube feeding can save your kitten's life. It is a skill that every cat breeder can learn. This article includes updated step-by step-instructions complete with detailed photographs and a video explaining exactly how to tube feed newborn kittens easily and safely.
    November 2015

  • *Tuna Water
    To preserve the length of your cat`s chest coat and to prevent staining, we often prefer to have the kitty drink from a water bottle rather than a bowl. Learn a simple trick to get your cat to drink from a water bottle using Tuna!
    October 2001

  • Turkish Angora Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of Turkish Angora Breed Winners honors the first Breed Winner in CFA, CH, BW Tai Phoo Halis Kan of Zebulon
    July 2007

  • Turkish Angora DMs
    Turkish Angoras who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    September 2006

  • Turkish Angora National Winners
    The winningest Turkish Angoras in CFA History
    May 2005

  • Turkish Van Breed Winners in CFA
    This is a record of each year's top Turkish Van in CFA that has earnedthe title of Breed Winner....
    July 2009

  • Turkish Van DMs
    Turkish Vans who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    October 2006

  • Twelve Days Left In The Season
    With just 12 days left in the cat show season, one campaigners invited you to join him in song...
    April 2007

  • *Twelve Days of a Feline Christmas
    On the FIRST day of Christmas my Feline gave to me? A Dead Mouse on His Cat Tree... :-)
    December 2001

  • Twelve Days of Cat-mas
    On the first day of Christmas when I brought home my tree, my 12 cats were laughing at me...
    December 2002

  • Twelve Days of Christmas
    On the first day of Christmas, my kitten ruined for me? a batch of special Christmas cookies.
    December 2006

  • 25 Cat Jokes
    Did you hear about the cat who drank 5 bowls of water? He set a new lap record.
    June 2010

  • Twenty Tips From Your Cat On How To Live A Better Life
    Cats are wise creatures and most certainly know how to lead a life of interesting moments and pampered leisure....
    July 2009

  • Twenty-Five More Cat Jokes
    Is it bad luck if a black cat follows you? That depends on whether you're a man or a mouse.
    September 2010

  • Twenty-Five Ways To Live A Healthier Life
    Here are a few lessons on how to live a healthier life that we can learn from our animal pals ...
    January 2010

  • *Twenty-One Day Rule
    Do you know what the 21 Day Rule is? It is a rule made by cat regstration associations to protect the health of cats at the cat shows.
    December 2003

  • Two Is Better Than One
    To lighten the load while keeping the cattery clean, learn how to incorporate the `two is better than one` system into your daily routine
    October 2005

  • Two Lives Down, Seven To Go
    A stray cat uses up two of her nine lives when she is turned in to a Utah Animal Shelter and targeted for euthanasia...
    October 2011

  • *Two Minute Check-Up
    The earlier that you notice a health problem with your cat, the greater the chance it will be something that is easily treatable. It only takes a few minutes to give your cat a medical check-up at home. Learn the Two Minute Check-Up to keep your kitty healthier and save money on veterinary bills.
    April 2013

  • *Two Way Street
    Learn tips for forging a great relationship with your veterinarian.
    December 2004

  • Two-Faced Cat Sets World Record
    A twelve year old two-faced cat becomes the oldest living Janus cat and is listed in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records!
    June 19

  • *Tylan
    Tylan is used as an antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory and is even an ingredientin an eye wash formula to prevent tear staining in cats ...
    October 2009

  • *Tylan Eye Stain Formula
    A simple eye drop and face cleaning formula using Tylan can prevent and remove tear stains on your cat`s face
    October 2001

  • Ugly
    This story about a battle-scarred, unattractive tom cat can teach us a lesson about looking past the surface to find the beauty in a life.
    June 2008

  • *Umbilical Cord Infection In A 3-Day Old Kitten
    This article includes photos of a three day old Abyssinian kitten that developed an infection of its umbilical cord and describes its successful treatment ...
    January 2010

  • *Umbilical Cord Infections
    The infection of the umbilical cord can, in rare cases, spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal if untreated.
    January 2010

  • *Umbilical Hernia
    The most commom type of hernia in kittens is a congenital umbilical hernia — a hernia at the site of the belly button. This article discusses causes, symptoms, treatment and includes photos of an umbilical hernia and a surgical repair.
    June 2016

  • *Under Eye Cream
    Bio-Groom under eye cream is another useful tool in the groomer`s arsenal.
    November 2006

  • *Understanding Bloodwork
    Bloodwork is often the first step in patient evaluation after a physical exam of your cat. It is very helpful if you understand what your cat`s bloodwork may reveal.
    April 2004

  • *Understanding E-Points
    E-Points are a monthly list of the show standings of cats in CFA.
    November 2003

  • *Understanding The Aggressive Cat
    Before you can know the best way to deal with an aggressive cat, first you need to understand the different types of aggression. Once you understand WHY your kitty is being aggressive, you can then try to eliminate the reason for the aggressive behavior.
    March 2001

  • Understanding Your Cat
    Do you know what your cat is trying to tell you?
    December 2004

  • *Understanding Your Veterinarian's Point Of View
    If you can better understand your veterinarian's point of view, you are more likely to get along with the vet, and work better as a team to provide the best health care for your cats ...
    March 2010

  • *Undescended Testicles
    Cryptorchidism is a syndrome in which one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum of the male cat.
    February 2009

  • *Unequal Pupils
    Unequal pupils is called Anisocoria and can be caused by a variety of conditions from trivial to life-threatening.
    March 2004

  • United Airlines` New Pet Shipping Policy

    November 2001

  • *Unplugging Nostrils & Nasal Passages
    When a cat is suffering from an upper respiratory infection, it is common for it to have a stuffy nose, making it difficult for it to breath. Here are some simple techniques for making the patient more comfortable and to help it to breathe more freely...
    March 2011

  • *Unsuccessful Pregnancies
    It is a long journey from the fertilization of an egg by a sperm to the final goal of the successful birth of a kitten. In between lies obstacles - reabsorption, abortion, mummification, premature birth and stillbirths. Learn more about what can go wrong and how to respond to specific problems when they occur...
    September 2011

  • *Unusual Hair Loss In A Three Month Old Himalayan Kitten
    A Himalayan kitten amusingly named "G-nome" suddenly and inexplicably begins losing his hair in handfuls at just three month of age . . .
    March 2014

  • Update on Kittens Born With Twisted Legs
    Having a kitten born with twisted legs may be a more common occurance than breeders think. While it may look deformed, the kitten will grow up normally. See three cases with photos showing the changes possible.
    April 2002

  • Update on Pet Foods Recall
    The latest information regarding the recall of 60 million containers of pet foods packaged under 95 brands
    April 2007

  • Update on Pet Foods Recall: April 17, 2007
    Just when we thought the recall of contaminated pet foods ordeal was nearly over... 14 more brands have been to the list of brands recalled in the past week.
    April 2007

  • *Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats
    80% of upper respiratory infections (URIs) in cats are the result of either Feline Herpes virus or Calici virus. This article is an overview of URIs and discusses the best approach for cattery owners to treat and reduce this common problem in multi-cat households.
    September, 2017

  • *Upset Tummy
    What should you do if your cat has an upset tummy?
    May 2007

  • *Urine Stains & Odor
    Whether you are the owner of a single pet kitten or are maintaining a large cattery, urine stains and odor can be a problem.
    June 2006

  • Useful Litter Additive
    A pet owner`s personal hunt for the perfect litter leads her to discover a useful litter additive
    August 2007

  • Using Your Point Charts Wisely
    Point charts are not only used to calculate the points your cat earns - Learn how they are used to help you choose the best show to enter in the first place!
    November 2003

  • *Uterine Inertia
    Uterine inertia is the failure of the muscles of the queen's uterus to deliver her kittens. Recognizing the problem quickly and providing knowledgeable care will give the queen the best chance of delivering live healthy babies. Learn more . . .
    August 2016

  • *Uterine Infections In The Female Cat Part #1: Vaginal Discharges
    Discharge from the vagina is the quintessential symptom of a uterine infection.
    August 2004

  • *Uterine Infections In The Female Cat Part #2: Pregnancy and Infertility
    Understanding how to reduce the impact a uterine infection can have on the fertility of the female cat may save your queen`s breeding career.
    August 2004

  • Uterine Torsion
    The twisting of your pregnant queen`s uterus can threaten both her life and the lives of her kittens. Recognizing the symptoms is an important part of any breeder`s rolodex of knowledge.
    October 2013

  • *Vaccinating Pregnant or Breeding Queens
    Nursing kittens obtain their initial immunity from their mothers. The knowledgeable cat breeder needs to know the optimal time to vaccinate each breeding queen so that she has a strong immunity to give to her babies.
    January 2017

  • *Vaccination Protocol To Reduce Upper Respiratory Infections In Weaning Kittens
    If you are experiencing a reoccurring problem in your cattery with young kittens breaking with upper resiratory infections between 6 and 10 weeks of age, this vaccination protocal may help!
    September 2009

  • *Vaccination Protocols
    The guidelines for vaccination of cats are currently in a state of flux due to several issues. Learn what you need to consider in order to choose the best vaccinations for your situation.
    February 2001

  • *Vaccination Sites On Your Cat
    Where on your cat you give him his vaccination is as important as what vaccine you use!
    September 2002

  • Valentine's Day Cards
    Send a message to your favorite feline (or their human pal) on Valentine's Day...
    February 2012

  • Vaughn Barber
    Popular CFA judge Vaughn Barber passed away this week. He will be sadly missed.
    March 2004

  • GC, NW, BW Venizia RedSilver Surfer of Tiggerland
    GC, NW, BW Venizia RedSilver Surfer of Tiggerland, a cameo McTabby & white male Maine Coon, is CFA's Cat of the Year 2015. It is the first time in CFA's history that a Maine Coon is Cat of The Year . . . and the first time a cat from the International Division has risen to the top spot in CFA. This stunning Maine Coon is bred by Chuleeporn Namsiriwiwat and co-owned with Fion Cheng and Jimmy Lee. This is their story . . .
    May 2015

  • *Vet Wrap
    Vet Wrap is a handy, stretchy, self-adhesive bandage that all cat breeders should have in their first aid kit ...
    January 2010

  • Vet`s Mistake
    Share one breeder`s journey in seeking justice when a vet neuters her show kitten by mistake.
    September 2017

  • Veterans Class
    The `oldies` strut their stuff when a class is offered for cats 7 years old and up.
    February 2002

  • Veterans of the Northwest!
    The Northwest Region of CFA is the first region to offer end of the season awards for cats competing in regional veteran`s classes!
    June 2005

  • Veterinary Fair Disclosure Legislation
    New legislation may require veterinarians to tell the owners of their patients the risk associated with vaccinating their pets.
    January 2005

  • *Vinegar
    Vinegar, a commonplace product in most households, has a wide variety of uses in a cattery situation, from a grooming aid to a cleaner, from a flea killer to an aid to discourage spraying behavior.
    May 2008

  • *Vinegar Rinse
    A vinegar rinse can be a useful addition to your cat's regular bath routine. Learn more about this simple grooming additive.
    November 2016

  • *Virgin Queen
    Every female cat starts out as a virgin queen. This article discusses the things the cattery owner needs to know to help the virgin queen become a successful breeding cat...
    October 2012

  • *Virgin Stud Cat
    Every stud cat starts out as a virgin. Learn about the physical and mental challenges he must overcome before he is a successful breeding cat that contributes to the cattery's next generation of kittens...
    October 2012

  • Virgo Cat
    For Virgos, cleanliness is next to godliness, and they ARE God.
    August 2006

  • *Viruses in the Showhall
    Learn how you can prevent your cat from catching a virus at the cat show . . . Viruses in cats (and humans) are often most infectious right before symptoms appear. This can mean that a healthy-appearing cat at a cat show may be harboring a virus that it can pass on to your kitty.
    August 2016

  • *Vitamin B-12
    B-12 is an essential vitamin for all felines. In a cattery situation, B-12 is useful to help stimulate appetite, promote milk production in pregnant queens and growth in kittens. It can even aid in recovery from respiratory infections. Learn more.
    September, 2017

  • *Vomiting
    The average cat is pretty good at vomitting upon occasion. Learn the signs of when you need to see your veterinarian and what you can do at home to settle your kitty`s upset tummy.
    August 2001

  • Warning: Viral Swab Testing
    If your cat needs to have a culture done of its throat, some precautions are necessary.
    February 2002

  • Water Fountain: Making Your Own
    A home-made water fountain provides an ideal thirst-quencher for your cat - and keeps them dry too!
    October 2005

  • *Water: How Hot Is Too Hot? How Cold Is Too Cold?
    Water is an essential part of daily life. While considering all the uses of water, we may forget how the temperature of the water can impact how well water fulfills each of its particular uses. This article provides you with everything you need to know about choosing the right temperature of water for your cats.
    August 2016

  • Way To A Woman's Heart Is Through Her Cat
    Enjoy learning important tips for romancing the cat-owning girl of your dreams ...
    January 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1958 (Part 1) - Overview and Grand Parade
    Take a nostagic look back at CFA 50 years ago... the first in a multi-part series...
    December 2008

  • Way We Were: CFA 1958 (Part 2) - CFA's New Registration System
    Take a nostagic look back at CFA 50 years ago... the second in a multi-part series discusses the new registration numbering system implemented by CFA in 1958.
    January 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1958 (Part 3) - How We Began, The History of CFA 1895-1908
    Take a nostalgic look back at CFA 50 years ago... the third in our multi-part series, looking at the History of CFA.
    January 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1958 (Part 4) - A Burmese Is A Burmese Is A Burmese: Part 1
    Take a nostalgic look back at CFA 50 years ago... the fourth in our multi-part series features the history of the Burmese breed in CFA...
    February 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1958 (Part 5) - A Burmese Is A Burmese Is A Burmese: Part 2
    This is the second part of a look at the history of the Burmese breed in CFA...
    February 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 1) - Overview and Grand Parade
    The year is 1959 ... Take a look at some of the happenings of the year, and the cats that granded in CFA....
    March 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 2) - The History of CFA 1906-1919, Part 1
    Learn about the early history of CFA ...
    March 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 3) - The History of CFA 1906-1919, Part 2
    Learn about the early history of CFA ...
    April 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 4) - So You Want To Put On A Show, Part 1
    Take a look at what was involved in putting on a cat show in 1959, 50 years ago!
    April 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 5) - So You Want To Put On A Show, Part 2
    More about the challenge of organizing early cat shows in CFA ...
    May 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 6) - Cats of Yesteryear - The Maine Cat
    A trip back to the cats of yesteryear reveals the history of the Maine Cat....
    June 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 7) - Cats of Yesteryear - The Angora
    This installment in the article series tells about the development of the Angora cat...
    June 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 8) - Cats of Yesteryear - The Australian Cat
    Learn about the history of the Australian Cat, recognized by CFA in the year 1910...
    July 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 9) - History of the Siamese, late 1800s to early 1900s - Part 1
    Learn about the early history of the Siamese cat in CFA....
    August 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 10) - History of the Siamese, late 1800s to early 1900s - Part 2
    This is a continuation of the early history of the Siamese cat in CFA....
    August 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1959 (Part 11) - History of the Siamese, late 1800s to early 1900s - Part 3
    This is a continuation of the early history of the Siamese cat in CFA....
    September 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1960 (Part 1) - Overview & Grand Parade
    23 cats granded in the year 1960 - all Grand Champions, no Grand Premiers. This was the year a cream Persian earned his GC title at 14 years of age! Take a look back at the history of CFA ...
    September 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1960 (Part 2) - CFA: Our Early Years, 1919-1932 - Part One
    Learn more about the early years of CFA ...
    October 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1960 (Part 3) - CFA: Our Early Years, 1919-1932 - Part Two
    Lean more about the early years of CFA ...
    October 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1960 (Part 4) - A Check List For Your Show
    This 1960 cat club's check list used to prepare for a cat show still has some relevance to today's modern shows ... except perhaps the reminder to arrange for horse meat!
    November 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1960 (Part 5) - History of Siamese, early 1900s - Part 1
    The year is 1960 and this is the story of the history of the Siamese breed in CFA ...
    November 2009

  • Way We Were: CFA 1960 (Part 7) - History of Siamese, early 1900s - Part 3
    More of the history of the Siamese breed in CFA ...
    January 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1961 (Part 1) - Overview & Grand Parade
    Learn about the history of CFA in the year 1961...
    February 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1961 (Part 2) - Blue Tabbies Are Accepted
    The year is 1961, and blue tabbies are accepted in CFA ...
    February 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1961 (Part 3) - History of Siamese, 1930s and 1940s - Part 1
    The year is 1961. Learn about the history of Siamese in CFA ...
    March 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1961 (Part 4) - History of Siamese, 1930s and 1940s - Part 2
    More about the history of Siamese in CFA ...
    April 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1961 (Part 5) - History of Siamese, 1930s and 1940s - Part 3
    More about the history of Siamese in CFA ...
    April 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962 (Part 1 ) - Overview & Grand Parade
    Enjoy a step back in time and look at what was happening in CFA in 1962, including photos of the latest Grand Champions...
    September 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962 (Part 2) - CFA: Our Early Years, 1932-1942 - Part 1
    The 1962 yearbook included a reference to the turbulent times between 1932-1942 when the officers of CFA struggled to initiate new rules and procedures...
    September 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962 (Part 3) - CFA: Our Early Years, 1932-1942 - Part 2
    Enjoy a look back into the "doings" of CFA in the 1930s and 1940s...
    October 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962 (Part 4) - The Abyssinian
    ake a look back to the time to the early years of the Abyssinian in CFA...
    October 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962 (Part 5) - History of the Siamese, 1940s and 1950s - Part 1
    Follow the history of the Siamese in the CFA of the 1930's...
    November 2010

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962 (Part 6) - History of the Siamese, 1940s and 1950s - Part 2
    More about the history of the Siamese in CFA...
    January 2011

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962 (Part 7) - History of the Siamese, 1940s and 1950s - Part 3
    Follow the history of the Siamese in the CFA of the 1940's and 50's.
    April 2011

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962, Part 8
    More of the history of the Siamese in CFA...
    July 2011

  • Way We Were: CFA 1962, Part 9, History of the Siamese, 1940s and 1950s, Part 5
    More about the rich history of the Siamese breed of cat in the CFA of the 1940's and 50's.
    September 2011

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 1)
    Learn what was happening in CFA 50 years ago...
    January 2012

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 2)
    Learn what was happening in CFA 50 years ago...
    January 2012

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 3)
    Learn what was happening in CFA 50 years ago...
    February 2012

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 4) Domestic Shorthairs 2
    This is Part 2 of a look at the incomparable Domestic Shorthairs of CFA 50 years ago...
    March 2012

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 5) The Domestic Shorthairs, Part 2
    This is Part 2 of a look at the incomparable Domestic Shorthairs of CFA 50 years ago...
    March 2012

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 6) Benching a Show
    More about the CFA of 50 years ago...
    April 2012

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 7) Benching a Show (Part2)
    More about benching a show in the CFA of 50 years ago...
    April 2012

  • Way We Were: CFA 1963 (Part 8) How to Get Into The Aby Business
    Look back to the year 1963 and how the Abyssinian breed became part of CFA...
    August 2012

  • Welcome
    A newbie reflects on feeling welcome at the cat show...
    November 2004

  • *Wetting Agents
    If you struggle to get your cat's coat completely wet from the skin to the hair tip when giving it a bath, perhaps you need the help of a good "wetting" agent...
    April 2011

  • What can YOU do to support Junior Showmanship?

    September 2001

  • What Cats Do All Day
    Have you wondered what your indoor cat does alone at home while you are away? An interesting study reveals what some cats do all day...
    August 2015

  • What Cats Do For Us
    Taking a look at what our cats do to enrich our lives
    December 2003

  • What Color Is Your Cat?
    This article by TICA judge, Beth Hicks is a photographic essay showing the different colors of cats from tabbies and torbies to pointed and `with white` in all the shades and patterns.
    July 2005

  • What Every Cat Should Know
    If you put a live mouse in your food bowl, do not expect it to stay there until you get hungry... and other words of wisdom
    July 2006

  • What Is A Cat?
    What is a cat? Hmmm...
    February 2006

  • What is a Newbie?
    This is the first in a new series for Newbies... and about Newbies - Whether you are a Newbie or an `Oldie` you will want to be sure to check out this series and its many tips for learning and advancing in the cat fancy.
    December 2001

  • What is a Responsible Breeder?
    Is it not having too many cats? Or is it something else?
    October 2001

  • What is Normal?
    Do you know what the normal temperature of a cat can be? The average heart rate? Normal respiration rate?
    April 2016

  • *What Makes A Cattery's Reputation?
    As we end one show season and begin another, it is a good time to think about how to build your cattery's reputation. A successful national or regional campaign can have a real impact on raising your cattery's profile, but there are other ways to build your cattery's reputation as well.
    May 2013

  • What My Cat Has Taught Me
    A bit of wisdom and a touch of humor will put a smile on your face.
    July 2001

  • What Not To Give For Christmas
    Giving a kitten as a Christmas gift is an appealing idea... but it is also a bad idea
    December 2002

  • *What Should You Have in your Birthing Kit?
    Some breeders have the bare basics in their birthing kit. Look in someone else`s `kit` and they are almost prepared to perform a Caesarian section. What should you have in a your birthing kit?
    March 2011

  • *What To Check For When Picking Up Your New Kitten
    A simple check list can help you evaluate your new kitten purchase and avoid any disappointments.
    September 2017

  • *What To Do If The Placenta Does Not Accompany The Birth Of The Kitten
    Do you know what to when a kitten is born but remains attached to its placenta and the placenta is still inside the mother? Learn the best way to handle this situation.
    June 2011

  • *What To Do If Your Cat Has A Seizure
    A seizure is a sign that something is very wrong. You need to know what to do to help your cat in such an emergency.
    September 2004

  • What's Your Cat's Personality?
    Answer 20 simple questions to determine which of five descriptions best fit your cat's personality ...
    November 2009

  • *When A Black Coat Turns Brown
    It can be a bit of a shock to see your inky black cat turning brown. Even a small brown or rusty tinge on a black cat is a color fault in the show ring. Learn the causes of a brownish black coat and what you can do to improve the color....
    July 2017

  • When God Created Kitty Cats
    When God created kitty cats he had no recipe...
    October 2007

  • *When Not To Vaccinate
    All cats need to be vaccinated - however the timing of their vaccinations is important. There are definitely times when vaccinations should be postponed or you risk the health of your cat.
    April 2005

  • When The Kitten's Umbilical Cord Does Not Fall Off
    This article tells the story and illustrates with photos what you should do should if a newborn kitten's umbilical cord does not dry up and fall off within the first week of life.
    May 2014

  • *When To Go To The Vet
    Knowing when you need to go to vet can save your cat`s life. Knowing when you don`t need to go to the vet can save you money.
    February 2005

  • *When To Have A C-Section
    Do you know when you should take your pregnant cat in for a c-section? What are the signs that she is in trouble? How long should you wait? What are the risks? Learn the answers to these questions and much more....
    April 2009

  • *When Weaning Kittens Won`t Eat
    At weaning time occasionally a kitten will be totally uninterested in trying solid food. What can you do to encourage the kitten to eat?
    June 2017

  • *Whiter Than White
    Look in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room for products to make your white cats whiter!
    October 2002

  • Who's In Charge
    Are you in control of your life - or is your cat really the one in charge?
    December 2009

  • *Why A Course Of Antibiotics Should Always Be Completed
    Seeing an antibiotic course to completion is one of the most important aspects of therapy. Do you know why? Learn more...
    February 2011

  • Why Cats Are Smarter Than Dogs
    Not that we need proof :-)
    December 2004

  • Why Do Cats Have Names When They Never Answer To Them?
    I need the number of the nearest cat whisperer - because my cat won`t anser to its name...
    September 2007

  • *Why Have A Contract?
    If a kitten buyer asks why you want them to sign a contract, do you know how to answer them so as to put any of their reservations to rest?
    April 2008

  • Why I Prefer Kittens To Babies
    While it may not be politically correct to say it, there are good reasons why I prefer a kiiten to a baby. Read more :-)...
    September 2010

  • *Why I Weigh My Kittens
    Weighing your felines is an excellent "Early Warning System" for checking on the health of your kitties. Changes in weight can alert you to a problem long before any other symptom is apparent.
    April 2016

  • Why Rescue?
    Why should you rescue a cat?
    September 2005

  • GC, NW Wild Rain Let's Dance of Dotdotdot
    CFA's Kitten of the Year for 2012-2013 is an Ocicat. This is the story of several catteries working together to produce a stunning kitten, and their journey together to the top of the standings in CFA . . .
    May 2013

  • William Shakespurr
    We would like to pay tribute to the feline world's most revered playwright, William Shakespurr ...
    June 2010

  • Willows` Story
    Exhibitors on the way home from the International show find an abandoned kitten.
    December 2005

  • Winners Ribbons
    When you kitten graduates to adult classes, the first step towards adding a title to its name is the quest for winners ribbons.
    September 2003

  • *Wire Window Guard
    With the arrival of the warm weather, you want to open the windows in your home - but even with screens in place, an active kitty could rip or pull them out and escape. What do you do? Be pro-active! Build a window guard!
    July 2011

  • *Wood's Lamp
    A Wood's lamp is a tool used in the diagnosis of some fungal and bacterial infections of the skin, including ringworm in the cat.
    February 2011

  • Words of Wisdom
    A cat lover muses on the words of Mark Twain, "the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
    February 2008

  • Workin` At The Car Wash
    Karen Phillips shares her unusual technique for socializing kittens.
    March 2017

  • Wrong Cat, Right Husband
    Sometimes, having the wrong cat just highlights how you have the right husband :)
    September 2001

  • Wyndabbey Cattery Design
    A cat breeder on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada shares the design of her non-caging cattery
    January 2005

  • Wyndabbey Cattery Design: Part 2 - Outdoor Enclosures
    A cat breeder shares the design and construction of her outdoor enclusures
    January 2005

  • *X-ray Your Pregnant Cat To Count Kittens
    There are several advantages to knowing exactly how many kittens your pregnant cat is expecting. Learn how to count kittens on an x-ray...
    June 2012

  • Year Two Remember
    A Siamese breeder tells about her first expereince campaigning a cat in Championship and a cat in Premiership at the same time.
    July 15

  • *Yellow Poop
    Do you know what it means if your cat has yellow poop? Do you know what to do about it? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
    February 2012

  • You Know You Are Addicted To Cats When?
    You know you are a cat addict if you compare the finer points of brands of kitty litter the way other people talk about different wines.
    April 2002

  • You Know You Have Too Many Cats When....
    Your neighbors forget your last name and start referring to you as "you know, the cat people".
    November 2009

  • You Know You`re A Campaigner If...
    You know you`re a campaigner if your brand-new shiny SUV has over 100K miles on it and it`s only 7 months old.
    May 2006

  • *You Know You`ve Been Around Cats Too Long?
    Your daughter brings home a new boyfriend and you ask for his pedigree.
    June 2001

  • *You May Be A Campaigner If:
    a bit of humor, a dash of truth
    May 2001

  • You Of The Twinkle Tree Season
    An opinionated cat shares a few of his thoughts about some of the traditions of the Christmas season...
    December 2008

  • *Your 2 Cents
    See the results of a breeder poll asking such questions as, `At what age do you usually know your kitten has show potential?`
    September 2006

  • *Your Campaign Book
    One of the things you will find very helpful to your campaign is having a method of keeping track of information.
    March 2001

  • *Your Cat & Your Will: Part 1 - Generalities
    Are your cats protected in the case of your incapacitation or death? Learn how to provide for them should something happen to you.
    November 2014

  • *Your Cat & Your Will: Part 2 - The Details
    Learn the specific details you need to include in your will to protect your cats in case of your death.
    November 2014

  • Your Cat Can Be Your Fitness Instructor
    You could achieve a new level of physical fitness by simply following your cat's exercise example ...
    August 2009

  • *Your First Regional Campaign
    Your first campaign is exciting and maybe even slightly intimidating - but it may be easier than you think!
    November 2003

  • Your `re Not Getting Older - You`re Getting Better
    The story of GC, GP, NW Brannaway Puddin` of Fleurelaine proves that some cats just keep improving with age :-)
    August 2004

  • Ziggy`s Journey
    Ziggy, the cat, survives 17 days without food on a 2,300 mile journey from Israel to Britain!
    January 2007

  • *Zithromax Dosages
    Zithromax is an excellent antibiotic choice for a variety of medical problems including URIs, Chlamydia and Bordetella.
    May 2002

  • *Zithromax Dosing Schedules
    Zithromax remains at effective levels in the cat for 3-5 days, so `Zith` can be given less often than is usual for an antibiotic and still be effective.
    May 2002

 

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