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  • *Safe Drugs For Pregnant Cats
    Do you know which medications are safe to give to your pregnant cat? And which drugs may pose a potential harm to her kittens?
    May 2019

  • *Safe-Guarding Your Kittens Once They Leave Your Home
    Breeders all want their kittens to go to wonderful new homes. Do you know the four things you can do that will help protect your kittens welfare once it leaves your care?
    July 2019

  • *Safety In The Hotel Room
    Even a five star hotel room can pose a danger to your cat. Learn how to cat-proof your hotel room to make your stay enjoyable and safe for your feline roommate.
    February 2020

  • Saying Good-Bye
    The hardest decision you may ever make may also be the final gift you can give to your cat.
    March 2002

  • *Scales For Weighing Kittens
    When you purchase a scale, there are certain features you need to consider in making a wise purchase.
    September 2021

  • Scam - Beware!
    Kitten sellers need to be aware of an email scam that has been around a long time, but still catches the occasional breeder with a knock to their wallet.
    June 2021

  • *ScatMat
    The ScatMat is a touch sensitive training pad which quickly conditions cats to avoid areas by emitting a mild harmless static pulse when the cat steps on it.
    June 2013

  • Scoliosis and Vertebral Fusion In A Cat
    This is the story of an Oriental Shorthair named Shrimpbait who was born with a condition called scoliosis. A twisting and fusing of the bones in her spine left her permanently leaning to the right . . .
    February 2016

  • *Scoop on Poop
    Your cat`s bowel movements can tell you a lot about how he is feeling. Enjoy a handy chart that helps you get the scoop on what the poop is telling you.
    March 2020

  • Scottish Fold Color Class Changes
    Changes to the Scottish Fold color classes in CFA 2004.
    May 2004

  • Scottish Fold DMs
    Scottish Folds who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    September 2005

  • Scottish Fold Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction.The first Scottish Fold to earn this title was GPD, NW Coupari Ears To The Irish of Snotoz, a Brown Tabby & White Shorthair Neuter, bred by Melody Mathis & Donna Roberts, and owned and shown by Melissa Darling. This article tracks the Scottish Folds that have earned the title of Grand of Distinction in CFA,, separated by year, and listed alphabetically.
    February 2017

  • Scottish Fold National Winners
    The winningest Scottish Folds in CFA History
    June 2004

  • Scottish Fold, Shorthair Division Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of Scottish Fold, Shorthair Division breed winners honors the first Breed Winner in CFA, GC, BW, NW Jensen Minnie Pearl of Kang-Ri.
    July 2007

  • *Scratching Posts & Cat Trees
    With a huge selection available in the marketplace, how do your choose the best one for your kitties?
    June 2017

  • *Scruffing A Cat
    Scruffing a cat is a useful technique for immobilizing a kitty to keep it calm and cooperative for grooming or medicating. With a little practice, anyone can become expert at scruffing a kitty quickly and easily . . .
    April 2020

  • *Scurf
    Scurf is the common word used to describe a scaly or shredded dry skin condition. Dandruff is an example of a mild scurf.
    March 2018

  • *Scurf From Being Bred
    A scurf (dry, flakyskin condition) that is unique to cats is the result of the irritation to the skin when it is gripped by the teeth of a male cat as he grabs and holds the female's skin on the back of her neck when mounting and attempting to breed. Learn more...
    November 2018

  • Second Time Around
    An exhibitor shares her story of granding her cat... twice!
    November 2016

  • *Seeing In Color: A Cat`s Perspective
    One of the most common questions veterinarians are asked it whether cats see in color...
    March 2008

  • *Selection & Care of Scissors
    A good pair of hair scissors will help you groom your cat to perfection. Learn how to select the best pair for your needs and how to care for them properly.
    July 2016

  • *Self-Righting Reflex
    The cat`s ability to always land on its feet when falling from a height is legendary. Learn how it accomplishes this feat...
    July 2015

  • Selkirk Rex DMs
    Selkirk Rex who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    December 2009

  • Selkirk Rex 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 Selkirk Rex that have earned this prestigious title to-date.
    August 2018

  • *Selkirk Rex Grooming For Show
    Learn the grooming techniques that are best for the unique coat of the Selkirk Rex....
    March 2009

  • Selkirk Rex Longhair Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of the Longhair Selkirk Rex that have earned the title of Breed Winner in CFA....
    March 2009

  • Selkirk Rex National Winners In CFA
    The winningest Selkirk Rex in CFA.
    November 2020

  • Senior Cat Program
    An animal shelter institutes a special policy to help their older felines manage better while waiting to be adopted...
    April 2008

  • Senior Cat Program In Animal Shelters
    An animal shelter institutes a special policy to help their older felines manage better while waiting to be adopted . . .
    June 2020

  • *Separate Litter Boxes For Mom And Her Kittens
    Do you know that if you provide separate litter boxes for your mom-cat and her kittens, it is one way you may have healthier kittens? Do you know how to stop kittens from using their mother's litter box? And visa-versa? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
    December 2012

  • *Septicemia
    Septicemia is an infection that is seen in kittens under two weeks of age. It is a generalized bacterial infection of a kitten's system that can quickly lead to death.
    June 2020

  • *Septicemia In A Newborn Kitten
    Follow one breeder's experience in trying to save a litter of kittens with with a suspected case of septicemia...
    June 2020

  • *Setting Up A Cageless Cattery
    What is a cageless cattery? How do you go about making your cattery `cageless`. Why do most breeders prefer to have a cageless cattery?
    October 2020

  • Setting Up Cage Curtains
    Pamela Martin of CastlePaws Designs answers the question, `How do I set up my new show cage curtains?`?
    July 2004

  • *Setting Up Your Cage at the Cat Show
    Basic Instructions on how to wrestle your curtains onto the cat show cage.
    February 2002

  • *Settling The Kitten Into Its New Home
    Next to actually being born, the most stressful day in a kitten's life is the day it leaves the home of its birth to start its life with a new family. That's why it is so important for the kitten's breeder to provide detailed instructions to the prospective buyer telling them the best way to settle their new kitten into their home and family.
    August 2020

  • *Seven Day Food Changing Plan
    To avoid a tummy upset when changing the food you are feeding your cat, it is almost always better to introduce the new food gradually. Here is a simple 7-day plan to effectively switch your cat to a new brand or type of cat food.
    July 2017

  • *Sex Chromosomes
    By definition, a cat breeder is interested in kitty sex. It is a major part of the job. On a genetic level, the cat breeder needs to learn about the sex chromosomes -- those unique chromosomes that determine whether a kitten will be male or female, a boy or a girl.
    January 2022

  • *Sexing A Kitten: Part 1
    Determining the sex of a newborn kitten is not always as simple as it sounds. See photos of young male and female kittens and learn what to look for.
    February 2020

  • *Sexing A Kitten: Part 2
    Due to popular demand, this article is a follow-up to Sexing Your Kitten, Part 1.
    February 2020

  • *Sharing Pedigrees: Good Or Bad?
    Some breeders believe in sharing their cats' pedigrees. Some breeders do not. Learn the reasons why people are either for and against the making public their cat's pedigrees...
    October 2010

  • *Shaving Your Cat`s Nose
    Exhibitors of well-presented Silvers and Goldens and tabbies take care that the mascara on their cat`s nose leather is not obscured by hair along the edge of the nose leather. This can especially be a problem on longhaired breeds such as Persians and Maine Coons. The best way of emphasizing good nose mascara is by shaving the hairline around it.
    March 2020

  • *She Is A He!
    An Abyssinian breeder discovers her kitten has an identity crisis ...
    February 2020

  • *Shedding
    Your cat has cycles of hair growth and cycles of increased hair loss. The phases are affected by several different factors, some that you can control . . . and some that you can't.
    April 2016

  • Shelter Success Story
    A city pulls together and an innovative idea saves kittens lives.
    January 2007

  • *Shipping Your Cat By Air
    Learn how to prepare the carrier, choose the best airline, and ensure that your kitty arrives safely.
    March 2019

  • Shorthair American Curl Breed Winners in CFA
    This is a record of each year's top American Curl (shorthaired) in CFA that has earnedthe title of Breed Winner....
    July 2009

  • Shorthair Burmilla Advances To Full Championship Status In CFA
    Beginning May 2014, the shorthair Burmilla will be able to earn titles in CFA . . .
    March 2014

  • Shorthair Manx Breed Winners In CFA
    These are the top Manx that have earned the title of Breed Winner for each show season in CFA ...
    August 2009

  • Shorthair Selkirk Rex Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy a list of each show seasons winningest Selkirik Rex in CFA ...
    October 2009

  • Should Judges Campaign Cats?
    Increasingly, the average exhibitor in CFA is questioning the fairness of competing against cats owned and campaigned by judges
    June 2006

  • *Should You Feed Your Cat A Raw Food Diet?
    A nutritious, balanced diet is essential to keeping your cat healthy. The challenge is choosing which food to feed your feline. One of the choices might be an all raw food diet...
    August 2012

  • *Should You Help Your Cat Give Birth?
    Do you believe in helping your pregnant queen deliver her kittens? Or do you mostly leave her alone to have her babies? Learn the pros and cons of each style. . .
    February 2018

  • *Show Bath by Fabuls
    Vikki Valentine describes the bathing routine she follows to present her stunning FABULS bi-color Persians. This article includes step by step photos of the grooming routine and can be used as a template for the show bath of most long haired breeds.
    January 2002

  • Show Count Announcements
    Why should cat clubs be required to announce their show counts?
    June 2006

  • *Show Etiquette - Etiquette and Sportsmanship
    Etiquette and Sportsmanship are each basically defined by a set of (often unspoken) rules. This article discusses how to be a true winner no matter whether you cat wins a rosette or not.
    February 2001

  • *Show Etiquette At Ringside
    When we go to ringside, we not only want to behave politely, we must consider our behavior in light of the rules of good sportsmanship.
    February 2001

  • *Show Etiquette In Your Benching Area
    Ten things we can do to make the show hall a happier place to spend the weekend.
    June 2001

  • *Show Grooming A Black Cat
    This article discuss everything you need to know about a black cat's coat. Learn the best "tricks" to presenting your black cat to purrfection . . .
    October 2017

  • *Show Hall Dos And Don'ts
    The start of a new show season is a bit like New Year's Day. Regardless of what happened last season, or how you may have behaved, the slate has been wiped clean and you have the opportunity to write a different story... maybe a better story...
    May 2012

  • Show Is Born
    A photo-essay of setting up for the cat show... from an empty arena to the finished show hall.
    January 2004

  • *Show Kit
    What do you need to include in your show kit? Indeed, what do you need to pack to go to your show?
    November 2012

  • *Show Kitten Contract
    Special conditions may be part of the Show Kitten Contract so that both Buyer and Seller understand each other`s expectations.
    July 2021

  • *Show Momentum
    The cat show season is almost one-third done. For most exhibitors, this marks the time when campaigns heat up and things become more serious. Now is the time you want your cat to be gaining momentum in the show ring. . . but how? This article answers that question . . .
    August 2015

  • *Show Report
    Learn how the experienced exhibitor gives a show report with easily understood details.
    November 2003

  • Show Ring Number Cards
    This article includes downloadable templates for printing sets of show number cards for both CFA and TICA
    March 2020

  • *Show? Breeder? Pet?
    Have you ever wondered exactly what `show quality` means? What`s the difference between a `show` kitten and a `top show` kitten? How is a show kitten different from a breeder/show kitten?
    June 2019

  • *Show-Proofing Your Kitten
    Learn the training tips that will help your kitten shine at the shows.
    February 2013

  • ShowCatsOnline Is Now On Facebook!
    ShowCatsOnline.com is pleased to announce that we have now joined the Facebook community, with a brand new fan page!
    April 2010

  • ShowCatsOnline Web Design
    Lee Harper invites you to visit her website, ShowCatsOnline Web Design, if you are looking for a designer to create or update your cattery website.

  • *Showing A Female In Season
    If your female cat is entered in a show, when she comes into season, you can still show her if you take a few precautions.
    June 2022

  • Showing A Household Pet
    Learn about showing a household pet!
    January 2006

  • *Showing A Male Cat That Sprays
    Having your male show cat begin to spray in the judging ring can feel like the end of his show career - but there are things you can do to make it easier on everyone and still keep showing...
    October 2021

  • *Showing For Less
    Here are a few tips for reducing show campaign expenses.
    July 2022

  • *Showing More Than One Cat In The Same Class
    Depending on circumstances, the exhibitor may choose to show two (or more) cats in the same class at the same time. Learn the reasons why and how best to handle the challenge of showing more than one cat in the same class!
    October 2009

  • Sh-Sh-Shush!
    Do you know when you can talk to a judge in the show ring? And when you shouldn't? If a person is a non-officiating judge that is visiting or exhibiting at a show, have you ever shown them your new kitten and asked for their opinion? Is that allowed?
    November 2013

  • *Shy Show Kitty
    What can you do when your beautiful show cat is afraid or intimidated in the judging cage?
    August 2002

  • Siamese Breed Winners In CFA
    Enjoy perusing the list of Siamese that have earned the top title in their breed in CFA...
    August 2008

  • Siamese DMs
    Siamese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    September 2005

  • Siamese Grands of Distinction in CFA
    The first Siamese to earn this title was GPD, NW Minghou Native Dancer of Tayohme, a Seal Point neuter, bred by Pat & George Muise and owned by Sandra B Hogan.
    August 2017

  • Siamese National Winners
    The winningest Siamese in CFA History
    June 2004

  • Siberian Breed History
    The Siberian celebrates its first grands.
    September 2006

  • Siberian Breed Winners in CFA
    These are the top winning Siberians in CFA...
    September 2010

  • Siberian Cats Pedigree Database
    CatPedigrees.com welcomes a new database - from Pendraig Siberian Cats!
    June 2009

  • Siberian DMs
    Siberians who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    December 2013

  • Siberian Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. This article tracks the Siberians that have earned the title of Grand of Distinction in CFA,, separated by year, and listed alphabetically.
    March 2017

  • Siberian National Winners In CFA
    The winningest Siberians in CFA.
    January 2021

  • *Signs of Distress In A Newborn Kitten
    The key to detecting signs of distress in a newborn is OBSERVATION. This article discusses what to look for in your newborns — and what to do if you see a problem.
    July 2017

  • Signs Your Cat Is Plotting World Domination
    Your cat sits on your newspaper in the morning and carefully reads the coded message that Garfield sends out every day...
    February 2017

  • *Silent Heat
    Occasionally a female cat will be in heat, but show none of the telltale behaviors. When a queen displays no sign of being in season, she is said to be in a 'silent heat'. Learn how even a queen in silent heat can be successfully bred.
    September 2020

  • Singapura Breed Winners In CFA
    These are the top winning Singapuras in CFA!
    November 2008

  • Singapura DMs
    Singapuras who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    August 2006

  • Singapura National Winners In CFA
    The winningest Singapura in CFA History
    May 2020

  • *Six Steps To Eliminating Ringworm In Your Cattery
    Every cattery owner shudders at the thought of a possible ringworm infection in their cats, but should it happen to you, it can be beaten. Learn the six steps to eliminating ringworm from your cattery . . .
    July 2014

  • Sixteen Most Important Phone Numbers Every Cat Owner Should Know
    They are important. They are useful. And they are Free! Keep these telephone numbers handy and one of them may make a difference in your cat`s life.
    June 2002

  • *Skeletal System
    Understanding the bones of the cat is a useful tool in understanding structure and development of your cat.
    September 2020

  • *Sleep Habits Of Cats
    Cats are clearly the Olympic champions of sleeping. Understanding what is normal regarding how much your favorite kitty snoozes allows you to asses what is unusual and may indicate a developing health problem.
    March 2022

  • *Slippery Elm
    Slippery Elm is a safe, non-toxic herbal remedy that is especially useful for helping cats with digestive upsets or diarrhea ...
    January 2020

  • *Smart Newbie
    One of the most exciting times in the future cat breeder's life is when they first start looking for their foundation stock to start their cat breeding and showing career. How can you be a smart Newbie and find the right kitten and the right Breeder from who to make that first purchase?
    September 2012

  • Smoking And Your Cat
    If you smoke, you may be endangering the health of your cat.
    October 2002

  • *SnuggleSafe
    A microwavable plastic disc can provide a gentle comforting heat for your cat.
    February 2007

  • Soldier & The Cat
    While serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, a decorated veteran soldier befriends a young cat being abused by tormentors. He takes the kitten under his wing, and when he is scheduled to leave Afghanistan, he refuses to leave his cat behind . . .
    April 2013

  • Solution To Inappropriate Urination: Nugget`s Story
    An observant and cretive owner designs a unique solution to help a one-eyed Golden Persian regain her proper litter box habits.
    November 2015

  • Solveig Pflueger
    On July 14, 2014, the cat fancy lost Dr. Solveig Pflueger. From the initial founding of TICA until her passing 35 years later, Solveig shaped and expanded the face of TICA through her talents, wisdom and genetic expertise.
    August 2014

  • Solving The Cat's Purr Mystery Using Acceleroleters
    The purr has lasted through hundreds of generations of cats, so there must be a survival mechanism behind its continued existence.
    January 2009

  • Somali Breed Winners in CFA
    This article includes a list of the Somali cats 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
    April 2007

  • Somali DMs
    Somalis who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    June 2005

  • Somali Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. The first (and only) Somali to earn this title was GPD, RW Front Range Logan's Run of Jcatlyn, a Fawn Somali Neuter, bred by Kelli Griffin & Gary Shubert, and owned and shown by Lyn Ellis & Jody Chambers.
    January 2017

  • Somali National Winners
    The winningest Somalis in CFA History
    March 2004

  • Somali Show Grooming
    Tammy Roark, of Tamarakatz Somalis, shares her show grooming routine.
    March 2004

  • Sound of Healing
    A cat's purr may be able to heal bone fractures, increase bone density and control pain
    January 2020

  • Spanish Articles Now Available on ShowCatsOnline.com
    We share with our readers a written show standard describing the ideal for felines of mixed parentage ...
    September 2009

  • Special Birthday Gift
    It has always been a tradition at ShowCatsOnline.com to celebrate our birthday by giving each member a free submission to Our Gallery. THIS year, is a very special celebration, and so in the spirit of this milestone we want to offer our members even more.
    June 2010

  • Special Needs Kittens
    Not every kitten is perfect. A `special needs` kitten may have a health problem, a behavior concern or even a disfigurement from an accident. Finding the right owner to love and care for such a kitten is a great responsibility
    August 2019

  • Special One
    Adia says goodbye to her last kitten - the special one...
    July 2015

  • Spectators At The Cat Show
    Part of being a good ambassador for the cat fancy and cat breeders in particular is learning how best to deal with spectators in a way that makes everyone happy.
    November 2016

  • Sphynx Breed Winners In CFA
    Here are each year's top-winning Sphynx that has earned the right to add Breed Winner to its name...
    May 2009

  • Sphynx Color Class Changes for CFA 2007
    Color Class changes in CFA for the Sphynx become effective May 1, 2007
    May 2007

  • Sphynx DMs In CFA
    Sphynx who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit in CFA.
    October 2010

  • Sphynx Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. The first Sphynx to earn this title was GC, GPD, RW Beeblebrox Blairyummy Witcherryatop, a Calico spay, bred by Desiree Bobby and owned by Angela Gentry. This article lists the Sphynx winners of the CFA title of Grand of Distinction to-date; separated by year, and listed alphabetically.
    August 2017

  • Sphynx Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Study
    Researchers at Western State University Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory are requesting blood samples from Sphynx diagnosed with HCM
    May 2007

  • Sphynx National Winners In CFA
    The winningest Sphynx in the history of CFA.
    July 2010

  • Sponsoring a Humane Society Cat
    A new feature at some cat shows is sponsoring the showing of a Humane Society cat in the HouseHold Pet Class.
    January 2004

  • *Sporonox
    Sporonox is an important medication to consider in the fight against ringworm (fungus) in the cat.
    July 2005

  • *Sportsmanship
    Sportsmanship. What is it? Do you have it? Is it common in the show halls of the cat fancy?
    June 2010

  • *Spotting Gene
    Some of the most strikingly marked cats are the bicolors, calicos and all those other colors of cats "with white" patches on their coat. These beautiful colors are the result of the spotting gene. Learn about its action, inheritance and effect on other genes...
    May 2020

  • *Spraying
    Understanding the reasons most cats spray is the first step to controlling the unwanted behavior.
    August 2020

  • *Spraying In The Judging Cage
    When a cat begins to spray in the judging cage, it can be a trial for all involved: the exhibitor, the ring clerk, the judge and the cats in the next cage. Learn a few tricks on how best to deal with this awkward situation.
    March 2008

  • *Stages of Kitten Growth & Development
    This article includes an easy-to-understand chart showing the different stages of development of a kitten from birth to weaning at 4 months.
    March 2020

  • Standards From A Judge`s Viewpoint
    TICA judge, Beth Hicks, gives pointers on how to best to write breed standards from a judge`s point of view.
    January 2017

  • GC, RW Starbeam Sprit Of Radio
    This is the story of new British Shorthair breeders and their first homebred kitten, GC, RW Starbeam Spirit Of Radio...
    February 2013

  • *Start Your Campaign Now
    Getting out on the campaign show trail early in the show season has distinct advantages - especially for the first time campaigner. Learn why and how you maximize your chances of a successful campaign by showing your cat in May, June and July.
    May 2022

  • *Steam Treatment To Unblock A Stuffy Nose
    When your cat has a stuffy nose, not only does it have difficulty breathing, it often stops eating because it cannot smell its food. Learn how to give the kitty a simple steam treatment to unblock that stuffed up nose!
    March 2019

  • *Steroids
    Steroids are valuable medications in feline medicine - but they must be used wisely to avoid serious side effects...
    August 2016

  • *Stimulating Appetite
    Is your cat a picky eater? Does your show cat need more weight? Here are a few tips to help pack pounds on your kitty or help the kitty that is eating poorly.
    March 2016

  • *Stitch
    Follow the story of a seven day old kitten who tears the delicate skin on its shoulder and must have it stitched closed ... twice in a single day!
    November 2017

  • *Stolen Cat Photos
    It can be quite a shock to suddenly see a photo of one of your own cats on someone else`s website... and with them saying it is a different cat altogether!
    October 2018

  • Stolen Cats Recovered
    CFA Judge, Carolyn Osier, recovers most of the cats stolen from her home while she was away on a judging assignment.
    February 2003

  • *Stomatitis
    Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a cat’s mouth and gums that can affect cats of any age or breed. Learn how to recognize and treat this serious dental issue.
    February 2018

  • *Stool Consistency Chart For Cats
    Keep this illustrated chart handy to check whether your kitty's poop is the right consistency (or not).
    August 2018

  • *Stop The Bleeding
    If you cut a cat's nail too short, or a cat bites another on the ear, it is easy to stop minor bleeding as long as you are prepared in advance and have the proper emergency supplies available. Learn how to stop the bleeding . . .
    October 2016

  • *Stop Your Cat From Ruining Your Furniture
    What do your do if your cat is destroying your furniture? Do you punish the cat? Ban the kitty from the living room? Or do you just live with furniture that looks like it was attacked by a furious weed-eater? This article will provide you with some answers.
    October 2017

  • Story of Love - and Fear
    A breeder shares her experience with two cats... with cancer.
    October 2004

  • Stress & Your Cat`s Health
    Like with people, stress can adversely affect your cat`s health
    February 2006

  • *Stuck Kitten
    When a pregnant queen goes into labor, if a kitten becomes lodged in her birth canal, it may be necessary for the cat breeder to step in. This article describes the techniques you can use to help a "stuck" kitten be born safely.
    October 2020

  • Stud Buddies
    Contrary to popular opinion, stud cats do not necessarily need to be kept separated. Learn how an Australian breeder of British Shorthairs was able to get her boys to share housing.
    February 2018

  • *Stud Cat Odor
    Ever cat breeder faces the challenge of minimizing the odor of cats in their home. No odor is quite as pungent and distinctive as that of the unneutered male feline ... so here are some tips that can help control the smell of a stud cat's urine...
    November 2018

  • *Stud Cat With Breeding Position Problems
    This article provides tips about how you can help the inexperienced male cat that is struggling with "assuming the position" when breeding, or attempting to breed, a female.
    March 2019

  • *Stud Pants For Cats
    Feline stud pants are a great solution for the male cat who sprays, a cat that urinates 'outside the box', or even as a form of kitty contraception.
    November 2018

  • *Stud Service Contract
    While most catteries are `closed`, there may be circumstances under which you decide to provide a stud service to another person`s female cat.
    July 2018

  • *Stud Service Questions
    Questions you need to ask before offering stud service
    March 2017

  • *Stud Tail
    Stud tail is a build-up of sebum secretion at the base of your cat’s tail. Initially it is a grooming issue, however, if not treated it can develop into a serious medical problem.
    February 2015

  • Stud Tail Remedy
    An exhibitor shares her experience with using a grooming pre-cleaning creme to help cure her cat`s stud tail.
    August 2005

  • *The Stud Cat & The Neuter Compare "Equipment"
    There is a distinctive difference between the working "equipment" of a stud cat and a neuter that goes beyond whether or not a boy has pom-poms -- and this "other difference" can be used to determine when a recently neuter stud cat can be allowed to safely run loose with the girls without the risk of a surprise litter of kittens.
    March 2022

  • Study Reveals Cats Manipulate Women
    A new study reveals that cats attach to humans, and particularly women, as social partners, and it's not just for the sake of obtaining food...
    August 2011

  • Stuffing - Let`s Stop It!
    The time has come when the leadership of CFA must accept the challenge to end stuffing or risk having the determination of their national winners deteriorate into a contest of who stuff shows the best...
    May 2006

  • Stuffing - What Is it?
    Stuffing is a tactic used by national campaigners to artificially enhance the count of cat shows - in effect `buying` extra points for their cats.
    May 2006

  • *Sub-Clinical Infections
    Understanding the impact of sub-clinical infections on the general health of both the individual and the cattery population is an essential part of monitoring the health of the felines in your breeding program.
    May 2011

  • *Sub-Q Abscess
    Complications associated with the subcutaneous administration of fluids are very uncommon, occasionally an abscess can develop at the site of the injection...
    August 2011

  • *Sub-Q Abscess Medical Case History
    Two kittens that had been given sub-Q fluids when they were ill and dehydrated, developed abscesses just under the skin at the site of the injection...
    August 2011

  • *Submitting Your Cattery Website To Search Engines
    Tips for submitting your cattery website to search engines.
    October 2005

  • GC, GP, AG, QGCA Sunbriar Gilded Lily
    (CFA) GC, GP, AM (TICA) QGRA Sunbriar Gilded Lily, a green-eyed white Turkish Angora spay, is the first cat of any breed to earn the title of Agility Grand Master title in CFA, but being a trail blazer is not enough for this athletic young lady. Lily also holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest recorded time by any cat running an agility course. This is Lily's story . . .
    February 2014

  • *Sunburned
    Just like people, your cat can get sunburned. And just like people, too much sun can lead to skin cancer. You need to protect your cat from excessive sun exposure for both its health and comfort...
    July 2020

  • *Sunset Eyes
    Sunset eyes is the name for a condition where the eyes point downwards and outwards in a kitten - and can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition...
    March 2019

  • Sunset Eyes Case History
    Follow in photos the developmental progress of kitten with "sunset eyes"...
    November 2016

  • *Support Therapy For Your Cat
    Learn how to support your sick cat during the critical period between becoming ill and responding to treatment.
    March 2019

  • *Surrogate Mother Cat
    While a breeder can take on the task of hand-rearing some of the kittens, a surrogate mother, if available, is a better solution.
    July 2020

  • *Swimmer Syndrome In Cats
    Swimmer Syndrome is the name given to a condition in young kittens characterized by the animal's failure to stand or crawl normally. Instead, while remaining in a lying position on its tummy, the kitten moves by paddling its feet out sideways in a swimming motion. Learn how this condition can be corrected if treated early.
    June 2020

  • *Swimmer Syndrome Medical Case Histories In Two Kittens
    See the progress kittens with Swimmer Syndrome can make if promptly given the proper therapy.
    June 2020

  • *Swinging A Newborn Kitten To Clear Its Airway
    You can use centrifugal force to remove fluids from the mouth nose, throat or even the lungs of a newborn kitten. Learn this simple technique that may save the life of a kitten...
    February 2017

  • Swollen Paw In A Persian Kitten
    This is the medical history of a 5 week old Persian kitten with an abscess of the front paw.
    April 2022

  • *Swollen Paw Medical Case History
    In an unusual medical case, a rescue kitten has a badly swollen paw, but it is neither injured, broken nor abscessed...
    March 2019

  • Symphony
    An owner tells of her experience campaigning a minority color kitty with attitude.
    May 2008

  • *Syringes You Should Own
    A selection of syringe in various sizes and types can help make the care and feeding of your kittens much easier.
    February 2022


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