Articles about the health, care and maintenence of a stud cat
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- * 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.
- * 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 . . .
- * Buying A Proven Stud Cat
Occasionally a breeder may need to find a proven stud cat for their breeding program. This article discusses what to look for, where to look, what questions to ask and how to introduce the proven male into your cattery to maximize his chances of integrating easily.
- * 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...
- * 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.
- * Huffing
One of the most curious behaviors exhibited by a cat is called `huffing`.
- 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.
- * 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...
- * 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...
- * 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...
- * 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...
- * 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?
- * 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...
- * Spraying
Understanding the reasons most cats spray is the first step to controlling the unwanted behavior.
- Stud Buddies
Contrary to popular opinion, stud cats do not necessarily need to be kept separated. Learn how an Australian breeder of British Shorthairs was able to get her boys to share housing.
- * 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...
- * 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.
- * Stud Pants For Cats
Feline stud pants are a great solution for the male cat who sprays, a cat that urinates 'outside the box', or even as a form of kitty contraception.
- * Stud Service Questions
Questions you need to ask before offering stud service
- * Stud Tail
Stud tail is a build-up of sebum secretion at the base of your catís tail. Initially it is a grooming issue, however, if not treated it can develop into a serious medical problem.
- Stud Tail Remedy
An exhibitor shares her experience with using a grooming pre-cleaning creme to help cure her cat`s stud tail.
- * The Stud Cat & The Neuter Compare "Equipment"
Let's not be too indelicate, but there is a distinctive difference between the working "equipment" of a stud cat and a neuter that goes beyond whether or not a boy has pom-poms. . . and this "other difference" can be used to determine when a recently neuter stud cat can be allowed to safely run loose with the girls without the risk of a surprise litter of kittens . . .
- * 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.
- * Undescended Testicles
Cryptorchidism is a syndrome in which one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum of the male cat.
- * 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...