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  • Rachel Parker, Watercolor Artist
    Our Christmas "Title Cat" is not a cat but a stunning painting by artist Rachel Parker. A self taught artist, Rachel has been drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Her paintings often feature animals, but especially cats and her favorite breed, Siamese . . .
    December 2013

  • RagaMuffin Breed Winners In CFA
    The RagaMuffins who were the Best of their Breed each year in CFA.
    January 2021

  • Ragamuffin 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 Ragamuffins that have earned this prestigious title to-date.
    August 2014

  • Ragdoll Breed Winners in CFA
    This article includes a list of the Ragdolls entitled to use the prestigious BW title, indicating each has earned the title of Best of Breed in Championship for the year in which it was shown.
    June 2007

  • Ragdoll DMs
    Ragdolls who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    November 2006

  • Ragdoll Grands of Distinction in CFA
    This article tracks the Ragdolls who have earned the Grand of Distinction title in CFA to-date.
    October 2016

  • Ragdoll National Winners In CFA
    The winningest Ragdolls in CFA.
    December 2020

  • GC, BW, RW, AM Ragtime Cats Arden Forest
    GC, BW, RW, AM Ragtime Cats Arden Forest, bred and shown by Laura Gregory, is the first RagaMuffin in CFA to be a regional winner in Championship."Arden" is also the first RagaMuffin to earn an agility title in CFA. This breed history-making boy has both beauty and brains! This is his story . . .
    June 2014

  • Rainbow Bridge
    A wonderful story that can give comfort when a pet passes over.
    June 2001

  • *Raising A Premature Kitten
    Do you know the special techniques needed to help a premmie survive? Learn the answers to these questions and more ...
    May 2016

  • Rapid Rabies Test
    A new test can detect the presence of rabies in an animal saliva sample within 30 minutes, providing vital information much sooner than traditional testing methods.
    February 2009

  • *Rating Your Kittens
    Every breeder wants to do an excellent job of rating the quality of the kittens they produce... but how?
    September 2022

  • *Raw Food Diet: Pros & Cons
    While the majority of cat owners feed a commercial cat food, there is a growing number of people who advocate feeding a raw food diet to felines because it is considered more natural. This article discusses the pros and cons of feeding cats a raw diet...
    July 2012

  • *Reabsorbed Kittens
    If a cat pinks up at three weeks, has her pregnancy confirmed by palpation or x-ray, arrives at her due date but has no babies inside her, it is likely that she has reabsorbed her kittens.
    March 2020

  • *Read Your Cat's Mind
    Have you ever watched your cat staring out the window into the night and wondered what it was thinking? It is possible to read your cat's mind if you know how to interpret its "language"....
    March 2019

  • *Ready To Go To A New Home
    When the time approaches for a kitten to leave its breeder, there are things you can do that will help prepare the kitten for the change and help to make the transition go as smoothly as possible . . .
    April 2013

  • *Ready To Wean
    How do you know when your kittens are ready to wean? Is a when they turn 6 weeks old? Is it when their mom rejects them? Or is there some other sign to watch for that indicates the kittens are ready for solid food?
    July 2022

  • *Recognizing Pain In Your Cat
    Most cats are expert at hiding any sign that they are in pain. Learn what to look for that is a symptom that your cat may be in trouble...
    August 2019

  • *Record Keeping During The Campaign
    Get organized! Keeping a record of your cat`s show results will help you campaign better. See why.
    November 2003

  • *Record Keeping For The Cat Breeder
    Record keeping is one of those `things` all breeders need to keep. Good record keeping is one of the signs of a good breeder.
    April 2019

  • Recycling Rosettes
    Great ideas for the re-use or re-purposing of your old show rosettes.
    May 2019

  • GC, RW Red Sky Wooden Ships Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
    A prolific sire is lost... but his legacy lives on in the tabby Persians, Exotics & Lynxpoint Himalayans of the modern day.
    January 2005

  • *Red Flags or Buyer Beware
    Caveats every buyer should know about - the red flags when purchasing or selling a new kitten.
    May 2019

  • *Red Raspberry Leaf
    Red Raspberry Leaf has been known and used for many years by cat breeders and pregnant women to help to give birth.
    April 2017

  • *Red Raspberry Leaves & Marshmallow Root
    These two simple herbs can be used to supplement your pregnant queen`s diet to help her have an easier delivery and produce more milk.
    April 2005

  • Reducing The Number of Abandoned Cats
    In difficult economic times, we all can work towards helping ensure that every cat has a good home...
    November 2008

  • *Refinement, Coarseness & Balance
    Understanding refinement, coarseness & balance, and how the three relate to the evaluation of a show cat is part of developing your `eye` for a good cat.
    June 2019

  • Registration Statistics
    Is the cat fancy growing? Or is the cat fancy shrinking? We compare the kitten registration statistics of CFA, TIC, GCCF and the puppy registrations of the American Kennel Club to see which registries are doing better than others.
    May 2001

  • *Remaining Small
    How many cats is enough for a viable breeding progam? How many cats are too many?
    October 2002

  • *Removing a Retained Baby Tooth
    Occasionally a kitten`s baby tooth may not fall out when the permanent tooth comes in. To avoid ruining your kitten`s bite, you may need practice some feline dentistry.
    April 2020

  • *Reporting Adverse Reactions To Vaccines or Drugs
    If your cat has a bad reaction to a vaccine injection or medication , it is important that you report it to the relevant parties in order to try to minimize the problem happening to another animal.
    June 2020

  • *Reproductive Problems in Female Cats
    Evaluating your queen`s reproductive success is part of what every breeder must do periodically to maintain strong and health breeding stock.
    June 2017

  • Responsible Breeder or Backyard Breeder
    What`s the difference?
    October 2003

  • *Retained Placenta
    If your cat gives birth and retains a placenta, it can be a serious risk to her health.
    September 2017

  • *Retirement
    Retirement... When the time comes, how will you handle it?
    November 2005

  • *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?
    November 2012

  • *Reverse Calicos
    Similar to a "hot" tortie, a breeder might refer to a kitten's coloring as being a "reverse calico". This article includes an explanation and photos of reverse calicos.
    January 2022

  • *Reviving A Newborn Kitten
    One of the critical skills every breeder should learn is the various techniques for helping a newborn kitten to start breathing.
    January 2018

  • *Rhinitis & Sinusitis
    Rhinitis and sinusitis, together called rhinosinusitis, are a relatively common condition that most cat breeders will encounter from time to time...
    March 2008

  • Ribbon Collar For Your Kitty
    Need a way to dress up your cat for the holidays? How about creating your own custom holiday ribbon collar? Mollie Shutt shows you how to make a stunning ribbon collar for your cat . . .
    December 2013

  • *Right Of First Refusal
    Some breeders add a stipulation into their kitten contracts that they will have the right of first refusal should the buyer ever want to sell their new kitten. Learn why you may want to include this clause in your kitten contract...
    November 2010

  • Ringworm Battle Plan
    There is NO `one step` solution to eliminating fungus from your cattery. You need to use all the weapons at your disposal to defeat this most persistent of enemies.
    January 2002

  • *Ringworm Testing: Do Your Own Fungal Cultures
    Performing your own ringworm fungal cultures is a relatively easy thing to do and can save you money and heartache in the long run if you suspect ringworm in your cattery. Learn how to test for ringworm at home :-).
    September 2010

  • *Ringworm: What To Look For
    Do you know what ringworm looks like in its earliest stages? In a nursing kitten? At its most severe? This article features a variety of photos that show the many faces of ringworm....
    August 2019

  • *Rivalta Test for the Diagnosis of FIP
    This simple test can be helpful to differentiate between fluids in the body cavity caused by FIP and those caused by other diseases, and thus avoiding a possible mis-diagnosis of FIP in cats under the age of two years.
    March 2015

  • Road To Grand
    Jodell grands her first cat!
    July 2004

  • *Rocky Road
    This photographic essay follows the inspirational progress of an unusual injury to the skin of a newborn Abyssinian kitten named Rocky...
    June 2019

  • Rodent Ulcer Medical Case History
    Follow the treatment of a Exotic Shorthair neuter that developed a severe rodent ulcer.
    October 2014

  • *Rodent Ulcers
    Have you ever had a cat develop a small red sore on its lip? It was probably a rodent ulcer. Learn what to do and how to prevent it from reoccurring again. . .
    October 2014

  • *Ronidazole
    Ronidazole is the off-label medication used against the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite that can be a cause of diarrhea, especially in young cats....
    April 2009

  • Routine & Enrichment Makes For Healthier Cats
    An Ohio State University study shows that cats become healthier if they have a predictable routine and enriched lifestyle. Learn more!
    May 2019

  • *Runt of the Litter
    Why is there sometimes a smaller kitten in a litter? Can it be prevented? Will the kitten always be smaller?
    July 2015

  • Russian Blue Breed Winners in CFA
    Here is a list of the top winning Russian Blue for each year in CFA ...
    June 2009

  • Russian Blue DMs
    Russian Blues who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    November 2005

  • Russian Blue Grands of Distinction in CFA
    The first Russian Blue to earn CFA's Grand of Distinction title was GC, GPD, RW Pavlova Jaguar XKR, a neuter, bred and owned by Vicky Edwards. This article lists the Russian Blue winners of the CFA title of Grand of Distinction to-date; separated by year, and listed alphabetically.
    July 2017

  • Russian Blue National Winners
    The winningest Russian Blues in CFA History
    April 2004


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