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  • *Imprinting In Kittens: The First Seven Weeks
    The smart cat breeder can teach their kitten life skills and bring out the best in its personality by taking advantage of a kitten's "imprinting" time ó the first seven weeks in a kitten's life.
    May 2014

  • *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.
    April 2019

  • *Magnetic Bar
    A magnetic bar can be fastened to the wall to conveniently hold combs, brushes, scissors and nail clippers!
    November 2017

  • GC, BW, NW Maine Lvrs Phoenix of Abizaq & GC, NW Maine Lvrs Charlie Brown of Agavecoon
    This is the story of two fabulous Maine Coonsóbrothers and littermatesóand how the siblings became CFA National Winners in the same show season, finishing #6 and #7 in Championship, less than 173 points apart. It is also the story of a group of women . . . of their friendships and their adventures together . . . and of how they shared a season to remember . . .
    August 2014

  • 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 DMs
    Maine Coons who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    March 2005

  • Maine Coon Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title ó the Grand of Distinction. This article tracks the Maine Coons who have earned this prestigious title to-date.
    October 2016

  • *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

  • *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.
    March 2018

  • *Mal-A-Ket Shampoo
    Malapet Shampoo is a medicated shampoo used on cats for dermatological conditions responsive to Ketoconazole and Chlorhexidine Gluconate.†It has both antifungal and antibacterial qualities. Amongst cattery owners, it is most often used to fight ringworm.
    June 2014

  • *Malaseb Shampoo
    Malaseb Shampoo is a staple in the fight against ringworm in a cattery situation. It can be used as a maintenance shampoo in the cattery as well as a preventative treatment against ringworm.
    May 2014

  • *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

  • 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 Grands of Distinction in CFA
    This article tracks the Manx that have earned the title of Grand of Distinction in CFA, separated by year, and listed alphabetically . . .
    February 2017

  • 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 neuteróbut 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

  • 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

  • *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

  • *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

  • (CFA) GC, (TICA) RW, SGC Maullenium Spotacus
    An Egyptian Mau kitten travels from Florida to Maine to meet his destiny. . .
    April 2013

  • 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

  • *Medications For Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Corticosteroids are the cornerstone of treatment for inflammatory bowel disorders (IBD) in cats but may be used in combination with other drugs. This article looks at the most common drugs used to treat IBD . . .
    September 2014

  • *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

  • *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.
    September 2014

  • 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

  • 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

  • *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

  • *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

  • *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

  • *Monitor Your Cats From Your Cell Phone
    You can use your computer, tablet or smart phone to watch your cats wirelessly from another room in your home, or while you are away at work, or from across the country at a cat show . . . and this can all be accomplished for less than a $100 investment.
    September 2015

  • *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...
    October 2017

  • *Most Common Upper Respiratory Infections In Cats
    Herpsvirus, Calici and Chlamydia are the three most common URIs in cats.†For the cattery owner, knowing how to recognize which disease one is dealing with, and the appropriate treatment, can save hundreds of dollars in veterinary fees and untold frustration. This article includes an easy to use chart to help you determine which upper respiratory infection your cat might have . . .
    August 2013

  • 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

  • *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

  • 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 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


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