Titles beginning with "D"
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- *D Basic Shampoo
D Basic is a `pre-shampoo` that gives stunning results, producing lustrous, sparkling show coats on a variety of breeds and coat types.
- *Damages Clause In Your Kitten Contact
Ever kitten/cat contract should have a damages clause that defines exactly what will be the consequences if the buyer breaks the contract. This article describes how to word the clause and legally protect yourself and your kittens...
- Dangers In The Home
Whether you have a new kitten or an older cat, you will need to "baby-proof" your home to make it safe for your feline family...
- IW SGC Dark Angel De Longua Aqua
TICA's Cat of the Year 2015 is IW SGC Dark Angel De Longua Aqua. This stunning black tortie Persian from France was bred by Joel and Catherine Renaudin and is owned by Nathalie Decuzzi of Maneki Love cattery. Nathalie also campaigned a nine-year-old Blue Tortie & White Persian Spay named IW SGCA Altesse du Nid Douillet to TICA's 17the Best Alter of the Year. This is their story . . .
- *De-Hair The House
Whether you own one pet kitty or have a cattery full of felines, loose hair shed in the home is going to be an issue that will need to be addressed.
- *De-Matting Your Cat
With some care and a few tricks, you can de-mat your cat without sacrificing its coat.
- *Deafness In Cats
Just like with people, there are different types of deafness from which a cat may suffer. This article discusses both temporary and permanent hearing loss in cats . . .
Every breeder needs to decide what might be a 'deal-breaker' in their breeding program — the line they are not willing to cross — the flaws in a cat that are unacceptable or the conditions in a contract that are non-negotiable.
- Declining Show Counts in CFA (Where Have All The Entries Gone?)
In this article we will look at how many CFA shows were held each season and the number of total entries shown each season in the past decade. We also look at the numbers in North America compared to the numbers around the world. The results are very interesting . . .
A first time campaigner tells about her experiences with her Persian named Deco.
- *Decontamination of a Cattery Following an Infection
Once a cattery has experienced an outbreak of a contagious infection of any type, decontamination must become a priority. Learn the products and techniques to use to clean and disinfect your cattery.
- *Deep Conditioning Coat Treatment For Your Cat
Giving your show cat's coat a deep conditioning treatment is THE way to produce a silky soft coat on a longhaired cat — or a super shiny coat on a shorthair kitty. Once you've tried this grooming technique, you will never do without it again.
- *Degrees of Cleft Palate
Cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs in all breeds of cats. Sometimes it is a minor problem and sometimes it is severe. Photos of newborn kittens show you exactly what to look for.
- *Dehydration In A Cat
Dehydration can be a serious problem for both kittens and adults cats. Any imbalance of water and electrolytes (minerals) in the body can cause serious complications.
- *Dental Disease
The majority of cats over five years of age have some form of dental disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to painful tooth abscesses and resorptive lesions. This article gives a general overview of the signs of dental disease and recommended treatments...
- *DERMagic Shampoo Bars
DERMagic is an eco-friendly company that produces effective, all-natural shampoo bars and solutions for treating skin problems and improving the coat on your kitty . . .
- *Developing A Relationship With Your Veterinarian
Perhaps one of the most important and precious relationships you will ever have in your career as a cat breeder, is the one you develop with your veterinarian.
- *Development of Color In A Tortoiseshell Kitten
This photo essay follows the development of a tortie kitten from a black newborn to a hot adult.
- *Developmental Accidents
Do you understand the difference between an inheritable mutation and a developmental accident? Learn the answer to this question and much more ...
- Devon Rex Breed Winners in CFA
View the list of Devon Rex that have earned the right to at the title Breed Winner to their resume.
- Devon Rex DMs
Devon Rex who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- Devon Rex Grands of Distinction in CFA
GC, GPD, RW Derry-Hill Lovie's Little Kiwi, bred by the incomparable Gerri Logan, C. Hasay and C. Curran, was the first Devon Rex to earn the Grand of Distinction title. Kiwi was owned and shown by Carolyn C. Jimenez and Kristin Nowell. This article tracks the Devon Rex that have earned the title of Grand of Distinction in CFA, separated by year, and listed alphabetically.
- Devon Rex National Winners
The winningest Devon Rex in CFA History
- *Dewclaws on the Hind Legs
Occasionally a kitten will be born with dewclaws on its hind legs.
- GC, NW Dewisplear Angel Time
CFA’s Eleventh Best Cat in Championship 2012-2013 is a gorgeous brown tabby and white male Maine Coon named GC, BW, NW Dewisplear Angel Time. Angel is bred, owned and exhibited by Joel and Camelle Chaney.
This is Angel's story . . .
- *Diabetes In The Cat
Feline diabetes is similar to human diabetes. It occurs when your cat either doesn't produce or is unable to process insulin, a hormone that helps regulate glucose or sugar in the blood.
- *Diagnosing FIP
While there is no definitive test for FIP, in most cases a diagnosis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis can be made by obtaining a complete history and performing a thorough examination of the patient.
- *Diaphragmatic Hernia
A diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal contents to move into the chest cavity. It is the second most common type of hernia in cats....
- *Diarrhea & Constipation
Occasionally, your cat my suffer from either diarrhea or constipation. If either condition persists for more than a couple days, you should be concerned.
- *Diarrhea In Cats
Diarrhea is not a disease, but a symptom related to many different diseases. This article explains what to do when your kitty starts to have loose, sloppy stools.
- *Diet and Coat Color
Can a diet be supplemented to improve coat color? Perhaps...
A pet owner muses over the difference her cats have made in her life...
- Different Breeds are Different
What is true for one breed, may not be true for another. When we talk about a breed other than our own we need to understand that different breeds are just that... different!
- Different Kind of Cat Show
While high profile dog shows such as Westminster are a regular part of television programming, we don`t see cat shows on TV because they are not considered as entertaining to a general audience as a dog show. Could we mimic the successful dog show format
- Different Opinions
Do you know how to have a lively discussion with someone with the opposite opinion to yours—without it getting nasty?
- *Difficult Birth
A Siamese breeder shares her experience with the delivery of a very large kitten...
- Dirty Nails
An owner discovers `gunk` at the base of her Persian`s toenails.
- *Dirty-Faced Nursing Kittens
Have you ever noticed black specks that appeared on the muzzle of a nursing kitten? Do you know what serious infectious condition it might indicate? Do you know what to do about it? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
- Disaster Plans To Include Pets
New legislation will make provisions for the care and safety of pets in the event of another disaster like Hurricane Katrina
- *Disaster Preparedness
What should you have ready for your cat`s safety in the event of an earthquake, tornado, flood or storm? There is a comprehensive list of what you should have in your pet`s `emergency` suitcase, plus a recommended reading list.
- *Discharge During Pregnancy
If a pregnant female has a vaginal discharge during her pregnancy, it is a cause for concern, not panic...
- *Dishwasher For Cleaning In The Cattery
While most households boast a dishwasher, if you have a cattery, there are other options for using the dishwasher besides just cleaning plates.
- *Disqualified Or Withholding An Award
Do you understand the difference between a cat being disqualified and having an award withheld? Do you know the reason why a cat can be disqualified? Or why an award may be withheld?
- DIY Cat Scratcher
Blogger Mollie Shutt shares instructions and photos on how to create your own homemade cat scratcher using cardboard boxes and masking tape....
- DIY Cat Toys
You don't need to spend a lot of money on fancy cat toys. Mollie Shutt shows you how you can make your own cat toy inexpensively, using just a bit of felt and glue and a touch of creativity...
- DIY Feather Cat Toy
Mollie shows you how to make your own feather toy easily, inexpensively, and in just a matter of minutes.
- DM History in CFA
The title of Distinguished Merit celebrates its 25th anniversary in CFA...
- DMs Receive Complimentary Inclusion in The Photo Gallery!
Photos of cats who have earned the title of DM will be honored with free inclusion in the PandEcats Photo Gallery
- DNA Blood Type Test
UC Davis has developed a diagnostic DNA test to determine the blood types of cats.
- DNA Test For Dilute Gene
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California, Davis adds a test for the dilute gene to their increasing list of DNA tests available to cat breeders.
- DNA Test for HCM in Maine Coons
The DNA test for the HCM gene in Maine Coons is now available - Good News for all breeds!
- DNA Test For PKD Approved For British Shorthairs
The DNA test for PKD developed for Persians and related breeds is now being offered to British Shorthair breeders.
- DNA Test For Pointed and Sepia Genes Announced!
UC Davis announced new DNA tests available for determining the pointed and the sepia genes in cats!
- DNA Tests For The HCM Mutation In Cats
Cat breeders can be confused about the subject of DNA testing for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). As of February 2014, two different DNA tests for HCM in cats — one for Maine Coons and one for Ragdolls. Neither test can be used to detect genetic HCM in other breeds. Learn more . . .
- Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia?
This article takes a statistical look at why a controversial article published in National Geographic suggesting a link between cats and schizophrenia may just be mass of misinformation .
- Do you have what it takes to be a HERO?
It takes a special commitment to help save our feline friends in distress. This is a tribute to people involved in feline rescue. Included is a large list of links to rescue organizations.
- Don't Talk Baby Talk
Recent scientific research suggests that your cat responds better to being spoken to in a normal voice...
- Donegal's Tail of Two Kitties
This Title Cat is the most uniquely colored kitty you will ever see. Registered as Donegal's Tail of Two Kitties, but nicknamed "Possum", the cat appears to be half Himalayan and half Tortoiseshell in coloring — and yet he is a male cat!
Possum is a chimera — a cat that developed from the fusion of two different embryos into one individual. This is his fascinating story . . .
- Donna Davis
On July 19, 2014, CFA judge and Siamese breeder Donna Davis passed away at the age of 76. CFA has lost a legend and the Siamese breed has lost one of its true grand dames.
- Donna Norris
CFA LH Judge, Donna Norris, passed away recently. She is a treasure lost.
- *Don`t Bite!
Have you ever been petting you cat and it suddenly turns around and bites you?
- Don`t Litter
Is your benching area clean and tidy? Or are you a litter-bug at the show?
- *Dopram / Doxapram
A few drops of this medication may save your newborn kitten by helping it take its first breath.
- GC, NW DotDotDot BornInTheUsa of Wild Rain
CFA's Kitten Of The Year 2014 is the stunning chocolate spotted male Ocicat named GC, NW DotDotDot BornInTheUsa of Wild Rain, bred and owned by Roger & Nancy Brown and Carol & David Freels.
This win makes it back-to-back years that an Ocicat is CFA's Best Kitten — and perhaps it is no surprise since KOTY 2013 GC, NW Wild Rain Let's Dance of Dotdotdot was from the same team . . .
- *Double Entering
Entering two shows on the same weekend may be a tool you wish to employ to maximize the success of your cat`s show campaign.
- *Double Nails
Occasionally, a cat will have two nails coming from a single toe. There are several reasons why double nails might occur, but it usually involves an anomaly that occurs during the development of the embryo.
- *Double Pregnancy
Is it possible for a cat to be bred, become pregnant, then be bred again during her pregnancy and conceive again?
- GC, BW, NW Dovon Simon the Possumm of Lynzkatz
CFA's Fourth Best Cat in Championship for the 2012-2013 show season is an American Shorthair boy, affectionately known as Possumm.
GC, BW, NW Dovon Simon the Possumm of Lynzkatz represents the unusual partnership of breeders located in Pennsylvania, Florida and Hong Kong. This is his story . . .
Doxycycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is part of the tetracycline family. Doxycycline penetrates the cell tissues better than many other antibiotics.
- *Do`s and Don`ts of Good Cattery Website Design
It is important that your present your cats as beautifully on the internet as in the show ring. To help you make some wise choices, we have collected a list of tips for designing a good website.
A breeder and a kitten buyer wait for the diagnosis on a Bengal cat with wheezing problems
- Dreamer... and a Little Faith
The story of an owner and a cat...and the journey they take together...
There are a variety of reasons why your cat might begin to drool excessively - and some are very serious if left untreated. Learn how to tell if your cat`s drooling is serious or not.
Though an uncommon accident, do you know what to do should your cat be drowning?
- *Drugs? Mexico Style
There are considerable savings and advantages that cat breeders can enjoy by traveling to Mexico to purchase some of the medications commonly used for the continued good health and maintenance of cats in a breeding program. You can even order drugs online.
- *Dry Coat
Mid-winter is often a time when your cat`s coat starts to appear dry and develops dandruff. Here are some grooming tips to get it back into condition!
- *Dry Eye In Cats
Tears are essential to the health of the eye. Dry eye in cats is a condition in which the glands of the eyelids are unable to produce a sufficient volume of tears to lubricate and protect the eye, keeping it moist. Dry eye is a serious condition that can result in severe pain and blindness if it is not addressed quickly.
- Dry Fur
A new mat for the bottom of your cat`s carrier is designed to keep your cat dry and clean during trips.
- *Dry Nose In Cats
A healthy cat's nose can vary between wet and dry several times over the course of a day. But a dry, flaky or crusty nose in a kitty is a sign for concern.
- *Dryer Choices
The hair dryer is probably the single most expensive grooming tool you will ever purchase for your cats. Before you buy, learn the best type of dryer for your cat`s needs.
- Drying Cabin For Cats
Piet Broeders of Wooly Home Persians cattery shares the story of how he designed and created a drying cabin for his show cats, as well as scratching posts, multi-level cages and litter boxes.
- *Dual Mothering
Should you let two mothers share their kittens between them? Should you give a kitten from a large litter to a mother with a smaller litter to care for? Learn the pros and cons of dual mothering.
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