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- Ocicat Breed Winners in CFA
This well researched listing of the Ocicat breed winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
- Ocicat DMs
Ocicats who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- Ocicat Grands of Distinction in CFA
The first Ocicat to earn the Grand of Distinction title was GC, GPD, NW, AW Ocigatos Bacchus of Blue Mune, a Tawny Spotted Ocicat Neuter, bred by Kathy Gumm, and owned and shown by K Kaliszewski-M Haberly-K Gumm. This article lists the Egyptian Mau winners of the CFA title of Grand of Distinction to-date; separated by year, and listed alphabetically.
- Ocicat National Winners
The winningest Ocicats in CFA History
The odd-eyed cat has one of the most unusual and stunning expressions in the feline world. Learn how and why these unique cats get their miss-matched eyes...
- *Odor Out: Eliminating Urine Odor and Stains
Cat pee on the carpet . . . The smell is unmistakable . . . unwelcome . . . and can seem unbelievably difficult sometimes to get rid of. This article discusses the options and products you should consider then attempting to get the odor out!
- Off-Label Use of Medications in Cats
"Off-label" refers to the use of pharmaceutical drugs for an unapproved species, unapproved condition or in an unapproved age group, unapproved dosage, or unapproved form of administration.
- *Oily Coats
An oily coat is an unattractive coat. Learn the tips and techniques to help your cats coat look its best.
A dog breeder shares her observation of the code of silence in the fancy regarding undesirable genes in bloodlines
- One Litter - Two Breeds
In CFA, when can one litter have kittens registered as two different breeds?
- *One Litter, Two Sires
Have you ever wondered if it was possible for one litter of kittens to be sired by two different cats? Learn the answer ...
- *One Pregnancy: Two Litters
In rare instances, a pregnant cat can come into season, be bred, and conceive a second litter while still carrying the first. Learn more about this unusal phenonenom called superfetation . . .
- *One Show Grand
Cat exhibitors love to be able to say that their cat was a "One Show Grand". It is a legitimate accomplishment in the show ring. But what does it really mean? Are all great cats one show grands? Is there something better than being a one show grand? Is it different from one cat registry to another?
- "OOPS" Breedings
Have you ever wondered what new cat breed might be created if you crossed a Maine Coon with a Manx?
- *Open Fontanelle
Fontanelles are soft spots on a newborn's head which, during birth, enable the bony plates of the skull to flex, allowing the kitten's head to pass through the birth canal.
Orbax is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used for the treatment of urinary, skin and soft tissue infections in cats...
- Oriental DMs
Orientals who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- Oriental Grands of Distinction in CFA
In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. The first Oriental to earn this title was GPD, RW Kat-Tres Howiewood's Wizard-Of-Oz, an Ebony Mackerel Tabby Oriental neuter, bred by Kathy Treleani and owned by Kathleen Landy.
- Oriental Grooming
Deborah Borner, of PrairiePaws Orientals, shares her show grooming routine.
- Oriental Longhair Best of Breed Winners In CFA
Enjoy a list of each show season's winningest Oriental Longhair in CFA!
- Oriental Shorthair Breed Winners in CFA
This well researched listing of Oriental Shorthair Breed Winners honors the first breed winner in CFA, GC, BW, NW Sand N' Sea Bikkuri of Jemwyck
- Oriental Shorthair National Winners
The winningest Oriental Shorthairs in CFA History
Pity the kitty whose head is bumped on the opening of the judging cage as the judge or exhibitor removes it.
- Our Greatest Articles
Have you ever wondered which were the best articles? The most popular? Well learn what our greatest article is ... and why.
- Our Readers Speak Out
Blush, Blush ... It is with real humility that we share some of the compliments sent to us over the years from our readers ...
- *Out Damn Spot!
Removing stains on white and bicolor cats is a constant challenge for exhibitors. There are a great number of 'tricks' and 'private formulas' that the best groomers use to prevent or eliminate stains, especially under the eyes... and this article shares them with you!
- *Out-Dated or Warm Vaccines
Should you use a vaccine if is past its expiry date? Should you use a vaccine that has been left unrefrigerated overnight? Learn the answers to these questions plus what you need to know to keep your vaccines as effective as possible.
- *Over-Grooming & Self-Mutilation
Over-grooming, in the form of excessive licking, biting, nibbling, chewing or sucking the coat or skin becomes problematic when it results in self-inflicted injury. Learn how to discourage this problematic behavior....
- Over-Grooming In An Abyssinian Cat
Follow a photo essay showing the damage a cat can inflict upon itself simply by licking and scratching too much...
Being a cat breeder is not easy or for the faint of heart. Along with times of joys and satfaction comes hours of work and inevitable disappointments. Sometimes it can seem like too much. How do you know when you are becoming overwhelmed?
- Owning A Cat May Prevent Asthma
New research results suggests that owning a cat may prevent a child from developing asthma.
- Owning A Cat May Reduce A Child's Risk
of Developing Asthma
New research reveals that exposing children to high indoor levels of cats and cat allergens during infancy lowers their risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age.
- *Oxygen Therapy For Sick Kittens & Cats
Oxygen therapy for cats is a form of treatment that delivers a controlled level of oxygen to the feline, usually because the kitty is struggling to breathe normally.
Learn when to use oxytocin to help your pregnant queen deliver her kittens safely.
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