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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.
    August 2007

  • Ocicat DMs
    Ocicats who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    March 2006

  • 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.
    November 2016

  • Ocicat National Winners
    The winningest Ocicats in CFA History
    December 2004

  • *Odd-Eyed
    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...
    November 2008

  • *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!
    May 2016

  • 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.
    January 2015

  • *Oily Coats
    An oily coat is an unattractive coat. Learn the tips and techniques to help your cats coat look its best.
    July 2004

  • Omerta
    A dog breeder shares her observation of the code of silence in the fancy regarding undesirable genes in bloodlines
    January 2005

  • One Litter - Two Breeds
    In CFA, when can one litter have kittens registered as two different breeds?
    July 2019

  • *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 ...
    August 2021

  • *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 . . .
    May 2018

  • *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?
    January 2013

  • "OOPS" Breedings
    Have you ever wondered what new cat breed might be created if you crossed a Maine Coon with a Manx?
    May 2020

  • *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.
    March 2017

  • *Orbax
    Orbax is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used for the treatment of urinary, skin and soft tissue infections in cats...
    April 2012

  • Oriental DMs
    Orientals who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    August 2005

  • 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.
    September 2017

  • Oriental Grooming
    Deborah Borner, of PrairiePaws Orientals, shares her show grooming routine.
    August 2015

  • Oriental Longhair Best of Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of each show season's winningest Oriental Longhair in CFA!
    October 2009

  • 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
    January 2008

  • Oriental Shorthair National Winners
    The winningest Oriental Shorthairs in CFA History
    May 2004

  • Ouch
    Pity the kitty whose head is bumped on the opening of the judging cage as the judge or exhibitor removes it.
    January 2020

  • Our Greatest Articles
    Have you ever wondered which were the best articles? The most popular? Well learn what our greatest article is ... and why.
    June 2010

  • 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 ...
    June 2010

  • *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!
    June 2001

  • *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.
    April 2016

  • *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....
    March 2019

  • 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...
    April 2016

  • *Overwhelmed
    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?
    January 2011

  • Owning A Cat May Prevent Asthma
    New research results suggests that owning a cat may prevent a child from developing asthma.
    June 2008

  • 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.
    December 2017

  • *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.
    July 2022

  • *Oxytocin
    Learn when to use oxytocin to help your pregnant queen deliver her kittens safely.
    February 2020


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