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  • 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

  • *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

  • *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

  • *Penicillin for Cats
    Penicillin is an effective, broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections in cats.
    July 2015

  • 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

  • Permanent Cattery Name
    Do you know if you qualify to have your cattery name permanently registered in CFA?
    October 2003

  • Persian HCM Fund Established
    The WINN Feline Foundation has established a fund specifically to investigate Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Persian cats & to find a DNA test to detect the disease . . .
    August 2013

  • Persian In Slow Motion
    A beauty of a Persian cat in full coat is captured in a video shot in s-l-o-w-m-o-t-i-o-n.
    January 2016

  • Pet Allergies
    Allergies are one of the most common reasons why owners take their cat to see their veterinarian.
    June 2005

  • *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 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

  • *Pheromone Calming Collars
    Will a collar that constantly releases calming feline pheromones help your cat with behavioral issues? Perhaps . . .
    December 2013

  • *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!
    January 2002

  • Photos of Kittens Born With Twisted Legs
    There is great variation in how contracted tendons affect the leg of a newborn. This collection of photos will help the cat breeder understand and evaluate better the condition of a kitten born with twisted legs . . .
    August 2014

  • *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 Pockets
    If you have ever struggled to get your cat to take its medicine, you might want to consider giving it in a Pill Pocket. This tasty cat treat is designed to wrap around a pill or liquid medication.
    September 2016

  • *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

  • *Pill? Liquid? Or Injection?
    Most cat owners dread having to give kitty any medicine. If you have the choice between giving a pill, a liquid or an injectable, which form of medication is best? Which should you choose?
    March 2014

  • 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

  • GC, GP, NW PinUpCats Dark Side Of The Moon
    CFA's 23rd Best Cat In Premiership for 2012-2013 is a black and white Sphynx, GC, GP, NW PinUpCats Dark Side Of The Moon. Affectionately called "Luke", this is the story of an experienced breeder, Cyndee Lizana Gause, a newcomer, Jovanna Edge, and a stunning cat . . .
    January 2014

  • *PK Deficiency In Cats
    Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, also known as PK Deficiency or PK Def, is a genetic disease that causes anemia in an affected cat. PK Deficiency is caused by a mutated gene that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Recent studies have revealed that in some breeds of cats up to 30% of the population has the PK Def gene.
    June 2014

  • *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

  • *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

  • *Ponazuril
    Similar to Baycox in its action, Ponazuril is used off-label to treat and kill coccidia in cats. This article details treatment protocols including how to use Ponazuril as a preventative against future infections of Coccidia . . .
    December 2014

  • *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

  • *Poor Maternal Instincts In A Cat
    Most cats are excellent mothers, so it can be very disheartening when a queen fails to properly care for her kittens. Evaluating the degree, seriousness and consequences of the individual queen's poor mothering instincts will allow you to formulate a plan to either improve her mothering skills or eliminate her from your breeding program.
    August 2015

  • *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

  • Practice Makes It Easier
    Are you afraid of giving your cat an injection? Does tube-feeding intimidate you? How about giving a cat a pill? Learning new skills can seem overwhelming to the new cat breeder. The good news is that if you can muster up the courage (and knowledge) to try, almost everything is easier to do with just a bit of practice.
    June 2014

  • 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

  • *Pregnancy Schedule Of A Cat
    This article discusses what happens to a cat's body when she is pregnant. Included is a chart showing the progress of the pregnancy from the first day of breeding until the date the queen gives birth to her kittens.
    January 2013

  • *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

  • *Premature Litter Born With Septicemia
    Follow the medical history of a pregnant Bengal queen that gives birth prematurely to a litter of kittens with septicemia.
    April 2014

  • *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

  • *Preventing Cats From Chewing Wires
    Not only can chewing and biting electrical cords result in terrible harm to your cat, including burns, electric shock or death, it can lead to a house fire. In this article, you'll find a number of handy suggestions aimed at preventing your cats from chewing wires and cords in the home . . .
    April 2014

  • *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

  • *Prolapsed Rectum in a Cat
    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.
    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!
    April 2008

  • *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

  • *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

  • 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

  • *Putting Your Cat In Oil
    Putting your cat in oil is THE way to get a silky soft coat. Once you`ve tried this you will never do without it again.
    August 2002

  • *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!
    March 2012

  • *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

  • *Pyothorax In Cats
    Pyothorax is a bacterial infection that develops in the chest cavity of the cat and results in pus accumulating in the area between the lungs and the chest wall. It is a very serious condition and can be fatal if not treated aggressively.
    August 2014

 

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