Care Of The Queen
Articles to help you care for the breeding female cat...
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- * Acupressure To Bring Your Female Out Of Season
Learn the acupressure technique you can use to delay breeding your cycling queen.
- * 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.
- * 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....
- * Four Stages Of Estrus
As the breeding season starts to gain momentum, the time is ideal to review the four stages of estrus...
- * Herd Of Queens
One of the best ways of housing the female cats in a breeding program is not by keeping them in cages — instead, consider keeping the queens in a group that have free run of your home. By allowing the girls to have a pet-kitty lifestyle, your queens will be happier and healthier and their condition will be reflected in the kittens that they produce . . .
- * Hops
Hops is a simple herbal remedy that some cat breeders have found useful in controlling or minimizing their female feline's heat periods ...
- 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.
- * 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.
- * Menopause and the Cat
With the exception of elephants, killer whales and pilot whales, no mammal species undergoes menopause other than humans. This means that cats do not experience menopause. Despite this, there are changes in a female cat's reproductive health and productivity as she ages.
- * 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.
- * 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...