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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.
- *Abscess On The Chin: A Medical Case History
Follow the development and treatment of an abscess on the chin of a rescued cat...
- *Abscesses In Cats
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.
- Abyssinian Breed Winners in CFA
These are the top winning Abyssinians in CFA!
- Abyssinian DMs
Abyssinians who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- Abyssinian Grands of Distinction in CFA
In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. The only Abyssinian to earn this prestigious new title to date is GPD, RW Red Ferne Blue Mystic of Spricey, a Blue Abyssinian Neuter, bred by Lisa Kaelin, and owned and shown by Sharon Demuth.
- Abyssinian National Winners
The winningest Abyssinians in CFA History
Articles listing the top winners in ACFA each year.
- ACFA Inter-American Awards 2016
We are happy to present the top cats for 2015-2016 in ACFA, the American Cat Fanciers Federation.
- 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.
Acidophilus is a useful supplement to give to a cat with a digestive upset or when a feline is taking antibiotics.
- *Acupressure To Bring Your Female Out Of Season
Learn the acupressure technique you can use to delay breeding your cycling queen.
- *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!
- *Acupuncture For Cats
This alternate therapy based on ancient Chinese principles may prove a good option for cat`s problem.
- *Add Heat To Your Show Cat's Conditioning Bath
The conditioning bath prepares and maintains your show cat's the coat between show baths. Adding heat to a conditioning bath helps intensify the effects of the conditioning.
- *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.
- *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.
- *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...
- *Adverse Reactions To Vaccines
Every breeder should know what adverse reactions a cat may have to a vaccination.
- *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.
- 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....
- *Afraid Of The Dryer
What do you do if your show cat is terrified of the hair dryer?
- *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.
- Agility - A First Experience
A Himalayn breeder shares her impressions at her first CFA, non-ICAT Agility Trial.
- 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.
- *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.
- 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.
Albon is a useful antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of infections including the digestive problems associated with coccidiosis.
- *Allergic To Cats
If you have allergies, it may be better for you to keep your cat!
- *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.
- 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 . . .
- *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...
Hair loss and bald spots on your cat can be the results of several different conditions.
- 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...
- 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.
- American Bobtail DM's In CFA
Here is a list of the American Bobtails who have earned the prestigious breeding title of Distinguished Merit.
- American Curl DMs
American Curls who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- American Curl Grands of Distinction in CFA
The first American Curl to earn this title was GC, GPD, RW Procurlharem Rhett Butler O'Curla, a Brown Spotted Tabby & White Longhair neuter, bred by Caroline Scott & Michael Tucker and owned by Kathie Hunt.
- American Curl National Winners
The winningest American Curls in CFA History
- American Shorthair Breed Winners in CFA
This detailed chart shows the top American Shorthairs in CFA for each season.
- American Shorthair DMs
American Shorthairs who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- American Shorthair Grands of Distinction in CFA
In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. The first Persian to earn the award in CFA was a Brown McTabby spay named GPD, RW Belcats Dream A Little Dream. This article tracks the American Shorthairs that have earned this prestigious title to-date.
- American Shorthair National Winners
The winningest American Shorthairs in CFA History
- American Wirehair Breed Winners In CFA
See a list of the American Wirehairs that have earned the coveted title of Breed Winner in CFA....
- American Wirehair DMs
American Wirehairs who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- American Wirehair Grands of Distinction in CFA
In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title - the Grand of Distinction. The first Persian to earn the award in CFA was a Brown McTabby spay named GPD, RW Belcats Dream A Little Dream. This article tracks the American Wirehairs that have earned this prestigious title to-date.
- American Wirehair National Winners
The winningest American Wirehairs in CFA History
Amikacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections when more commonly used antibiotics have proven ineffective. Learn when to use this antibiotic and the side effects you will need to watch out for . . .
While amitriptyline was originally developed out of a need in human medicine as an anti-anxiety medication, in cats it is prescribed for conditions such as urinating out of the litter box, spraying and excessive grooming.
- *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.
Amoxi` is a good broad spectrum antibiotic useful in medicating cats with several conditions including upper respiratory and urinary infections.
- *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...
- *Anal Sac Problems In Your Cat
Learning how to express your cat`s anal sacs is easy and may help avoid a future medical problem.
- *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.
- *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.
- *Anaphylaxis In Cats
Epinephrine can save your cats life in the case of an allergic reaction.
- *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 ...
- *Anaphylaxis/Anaphylactic Shock, Part Two: Treatment & Prognosis
The most important thing to understand about anaphylaxis is that it is a extreme medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.
- *Anatomy of a Pregnant Cat
Every breeder should be able to envision what is going on beneath the surface of their pregnant cat.
- *Anesthetic Myths
Every breeder should know the truth and myths concerning which anesthesia option to choose should their cat require surgery.
- Angel Paz Cattery Tour
Enjoy a tour of Angel Paz cattery.
- *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. :-)
- 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
- 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...
- Anna Sadler
The cat fancy has lost one of our dearest treasures, Anna Sadler of Brannaway Persians.
- *Antibiotic Resistent Bacteria
Learn why bacteria become resistant to antibiotics - and how to prevent or avoid it happening to your cat ...
- *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 ...
- *Antibiotics For Newborns
Which antibiotics are best for newborn kittens?
With summer comes sunny warm weather and sometimes... ants! Learn how to eliminate these pesky insects without endangering the health of your cats.
- *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.
- GC, BW, NW AOL Mambo
CFA's Sixth Best Cat for 2012-2013 is the magnificent Persian male born in Switzerland, GC, BW, NW AOL Mambo, bred and co-owned by Aleksejs Dergachovs and Olivier Grin.
This is the story of a black Persian, two men and three cattery names . . .
- 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.
- 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...
- *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.
- *Are We Over-Vaccinating
Does your cat need a yearly vaccination booster? Probably not...
- 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?
- *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.
- *Artificial Tears
Artificial tears are over-the-counter lubricating eye drops that can be used to treat a cat's dry or irritated eyes...
- Ask The Expert
This collection of articles covers a wide range of questions about cats that are answered by our experts.
- *Aspiration Pneumonia
Aspiration pneumonia is a condition in which a cat's lungs become inflamed when it accidentally inhales foreign matter. It is critical that every cat breeder know the symptoms and treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition.
Aspirin can be a useful drug to give your cat - or it can create a life-threatening risk.
- 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.
- *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.
- GCD, NW Atzelhof's Blue Berlin
GCD, NW Atzelhof's Blue Berlin, a stunning British Shorthair from Thailand is CFA's Best Cat of the Year 2016 for the International Division, Other. With the support of a incredible team of British Shorthair breeders, Berlin was shown in 8 different countries and on 3 different continents — a truly international campaign. This is his story . . .
- *Aveda Hair Products
Shampoos and conditioners made from pure plant extracts can produce great results on your cat`s coat.
- *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!
- *Avoid Being Bitten
Cat bites can be painful as well as dangerous, but you can avoid being bitten if you take the right precautions . . .
- Awards Presentations
The campaign may be over however if your cat has earned a show title or award in this past show season, there are things you will need to do before you attend the awards dinner.
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