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- Tabby Pattern Genetic Breakthrough
New research results published in the journal Genetics, has clarified the inheritance of tabby patterns. Read on to learn more ...
- *Tabby Patterns
There are four main patterns of tabby that occur in the random bred domestic cat population (exclusive of any cat breeds that have wild blood). This article provides an in-depth look at tabby patterns and their genetics ...
- *Tail Kink X-Rays
Have you ever seen x-rays of cat tails that are kinked?
- *Tail Kink: How To Detect One
Do you know how to feel for a kink in your kitten's tail? Learn the correct procedure...
- *Tail Kinks
In some, if not most breeds, a tail kink can end a cat`s show career. How does it affect its breeding possibilities?
- *Taking Your Cat`s Temperature
This photo essay shows you exactly how to take your cat`s temperature with a rectal digital thermometer.
- Tale of Faults
Can over-zealous handling of a cat`s tail during judging actually cause a tail fault? You be the judge...
- *Talking Tail
You can read your cat`s mind by just watching its tail!
- Taqpep Gene Discovered
Scientists discover the gene that determines whether a tabby will have a mackerel pattern or the classic/botched pattern... and cheetahs have the same gene!
Tarnishing can occur in any cat that is a silver or silver tabby. Tarnish is a browning or yellowing of areas of the silver coat, the result of incomplete clearing of color by the inhibition gene....
- Taste Test
ShowCatsOnline recently participated in a small experiment for a local television show - it was a blind taste test of four brands of dry cat food... and here are the (surprising) results!
- *Tax Audit: Proving Your Cattery Is A Business
If you decided to claim your cattery as a business on your tax return, you must be prepared to prove to the taxman that you are indeed breeding cats as a business.
- *Tax Tips For Cattery Owners
No one likes doing their taxes . . . but it doesn't have to be so stressful. Here are tips for cattery owners to make things easier at tax time.
- *Taxes: Can You Claim Your Cattery On Your Personal Tax Return?
Most small scale breeding catteries are not profitable, but there are tax options that allow you to minimize your losses and take advantage of tax deductions legally afforded to you by the taxman. Learn more.
- Tea Tree Oil Warning
Tea Tree Oil poisoning have been reported in both cats and dogs when applied to the skin at too high a dose.
- Teach Your Cat To Fetch
Teach your cat to fetch and make all the neighborhood dogs look on with envy!
- Teach Your Cat To Shake A Paw
You may think that no self-respecting cat would want to perform tricks for its owner - but you would be wrong.
- Teach Your Cat To Sit Up
Having a cat that sits up on command is adorable - and will entertain your house guests and turn dog lovers into feline friends
- *Teaser Tom
The use of a sterilized stud cat is just one more option the cat breeder can consider to help manage the the cycling and health of their breeding queens.
- *Teeth: More Than A Pretty Smile
Understand the basics of the anatomy & development of your kitten`s teeth from babyhood to mature adult.
- *Temperament Testing Your Kittens
Using a modified version of the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test, cat breeders can now temperament test their kittens too. Learn how a series of simple tests can help you better predict the adult cat's temperament of today's adorable kitten . . .
- *Temperament: Nature vs Nurture
Good temperament is one of the most important characteristics to have in any cat, pet or show. The question the cat breeder must answer is “how much” of a cat's temperament and behavior is due to heredity and “how much” is due to its environment and life experiences?
- *Temperature As A Gauge Of Your Cat's Health
A normal temperature is a critical part of good health for your cat. Learn how monitoring your cat's body temperature will help you take better care of your kitty...
- Ten Common Cat Myths
Do you think you know a lot about cats? There are at least 10 common myths about the average cat that are not true.
- *Ten Rules To Being A Successful Cat Breeder
Learn 10 simple rules to becoming a successful cat breeder...
- *Ten Ways To Minimize Feline Herpesvirus Outbreaks in Your Cattery
Feline herpes infections can be a major problem in breeding catteries, most often affecting young kittens between 4 to 8 weeks of age. This article details the specific steps to take to prevent flare-ups of the herpes virus in your cattery . . .
- Ten Ways To Pamper Your Cat
Are you looking for suggestions to treat the special feline in your life? Here are a few...
- Ten Years And Counting
It is so hard to believe that it has been almost ten years since ShowCatsOnline.com debuted as the first online all breed magazine in the history of the cat fancy. As we celebrate our first decade online, we take a few moments to look back ...
- The Ten Commandments of Pet Ownership
If your cat could talk...
- *Tenting Your Cat
Show cats often include a tent as part of their show gear... so here are pointers for helping your cat to be a good `camper`.
- Teri's Legacy
Tashia Lyons of Luvely Persians shares the story of how she was introduced to the cat fancy as a teenager thanks to the generosity and mentoring by a special lady.
- *Testing Your Cat For HCM
There are two methods to determine if a cat has Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) or may be predisposed to developing HCM . . .
Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic useful in the treatment of feline upper respiratory infections, chlamydia and urinary infections ...
- GC, RW Thaifong Raisa of Ayuthaya, DM
This is the story of a chubby baby who blossomed into an elegant, graceful female who became the highest-scoring lilac point Siamese kitten in CFA history....
- Thanksgiving Feast
Give your cats something extra to give thanks for - cooking up a feline treat just for the furry members of the family ....
- There Is No Test For FIP
There is no such thing as a test for FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), yet people mistakenly say that their cat tested positive for FIP. Learn why this confusing situation happens . . .
- *Thiamine Deficiency
Thiamine is a routine ingredient in all cat foods, so thiamine deficiency is rare. When thiamine deficiency is diagnosed it is most typically seen in a cat eating large amounts of raw fish. Learn the signs to look for...
- Think Backwards
Retired TICA judge, Beth Hicks, shares a tip for making your cat`s experience in the judging ring more enjoyable.
- *Third Eyelid Adhesion Medical Case History
This article shows photos of a pointed kitten and discusses the medical history that lead to her third eyelid becoming attached to her eyeball ...
- *Third Eyelid Adhesions
A third eyelid adhesion (also called a symblepharon) occurs when a cat's third eyelid attaches itself, partially or completely, to the exterior of the eyeball ...
- *Those Sneaky Recessives
Recessive genes -- some are good, some may be bad. Regardless, recessive genes can be difficult to manage in a breeding program. Learn more.
- Thoughts About The New Show Season
The first day of a new show season is similar in spirit to New Year's Eve. The last year is done. Before us stretches a new season filled with possibilities...
- Three Filters Test
Use this test next time someone at a cat show starts to share the latest gossip with you.
- *Three Stages of Labor
By understanding the three stages of labor you will know better what to expect when your cat delivers her kittens...
- *Three Strikes Rule
Every cat breeder constantly needs to make decisions about their breeding program. One of the most worrisome challenges is deciding how long to keep working with a kitty when things go wrong. To help you decide, you may want to consider using the "Three Strikes Rule".
- TICA International Winners
This is a collection of articles listing TICA's International Winners for each show season since 2002.
- TICA International Winners 2014-2015
The top cats in TICA for the 2014-2015 show season!
- TICA International Winners 2015-2016
The top cats in TICA for the 2015-2016 show season!
- TICA International Winners 2016-2017
Congratulations to the top cats in TICA for 2016-2017!
- TICA International Winners 2017-2018
Congratulations to the top cats in TICA for 2017-2018 . . .
- TICA International Winners 2018-2019
Congratulations to the top cats and kittens in TICA for 2019!
- TICA International Winners 2020
Congratulations to the top cats and kittens in TICA for 2019!
- *TICA Rules Regarding Disqualification and Withholding Awards
Learn the rules that govern the disqualification of cats and the withholding of awards in the show ring in TICA.
- TICA Titles
Have you ever wondered about the titles in TICA? What do all those initials mean? And what does your cat have to do to earn those titles? Wonder no more :-)!
- TICA Turns 30!
The International Cat Association celebrates its 30th anniversary and honors the people and cats that made it the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats and registry of household pet cats and kittens
- Ticketyboo Times Two
Two Japanese Bobtails were national winners in CFA this past season. GC, BW, NW Ticketyboo Mikomi was CFA's 19th Best Cat, 2012-2013, and GC, GP, NW Ticketyboo Nankinmushi was CFA's 22nd Best Alter, 2012-2013 .
This is the story of Ticketyboo—times two . . .
The Tiffanie is a developing breed which originated with the crossing of a Silver Persian and a Burmese.
- *Time To Show
Just how long does each judge have to hand and judge your cat? The answer may surprise you.
- *Tiny Newborn
Occasionally a cat gives birth to a litter of kittens in which one newborn is significantly smaller than the rest. A tiny kitten has very little reserve and can simply fade away within just a few hours of being born unless it begins to feed. Learn what to do to maximize the tiny kitten's chances . . .
- *Tipping A Dilute
Enhancing the ethereal beauty of the dilute colors of cats can often requires a special grooming technique called `tipping`.
- Tips To A Safe Halloween For Your Cat
Halloween can be a dangerous time for the family feline. Learn the top tips for keeping your kitty safe.
- Title Cats For Authors
All authors of articles published on ShowCatsOnline.com, are invited to submit a cat photo for inclusion as the Title Cat in their article!
- Title Cats Of 2013
Take a look back at the array of wonderful "Title Cats" that have been featured on our homepage in 2013. Each of these cats has shared their story in an issue of ShowCatsOnline.
- GC, RW TNT Purrfect Katrina Vantassel
This is the story of a little calico Persian. And it`s the story of her breeder/owners, the mother/daughter team of Diana and Tonya Heinzen of Avondale, AZ. And it`s a story of `firsts`, one low, one high.
- *To Cage or Not To Cage
Is caging good or bad? Necessary or shameful?
- To Ship Or Not To Ship
A breeder explains the evolution of her no-shipping policy.
- *Tongue Tipping
It can be most frustrating to have your beautiful show kitten begin to tip its tongue...
- Tonkinese Breed Winners
Enjoy this article listing the Tonkinese Breed Winners in CFA.
- Tonkinese DMs
Tonkinese who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- Tonkinese Grands of Distinction in CFA
The first Tonkinese to earn the Grand of Distinction title in CFA is CH, GPD, RW Maytime Marietta, a Champagne Point spay, bred and owned by Jane M Smith.
- Tonkinese National Winners
The winningest Tonkinese in CFA History
- *Too Hot To Handle
While a warm summer day can make life very enjoyable, as the thermostat climbs, soaring temperatures can pose a real danger for your favorite feline friend. A few simple precautions can keep your kitty cool.
- *Tools To Make Campaigning Easier
The show season is in full swing; the competition is heating up. There are several handy online tools that will help make your campaign easier...
- Top Breeders Are Not Measured By Wins Alone
Havana Brown breeder, Candice Massey, shares her vision of what makes a "Top Breeder" in the cat fancy . . .
- *Towel Wrapping To Control The Difficult To Handle Cat
If you have a cat that objects to having its nails trimmed, being given a medication or being groomed, the simple technique of being wrapped in a towel may be just the solution you need to making handling it easier for both you and your kitty...
Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, one of the world's most common parasites.
- Tracking The Cat
A five year genetic study of over 1000 felines of 22 breeds confirms that the domestication of cats about 10,000 years ago originated in an area known as the Fertile Crescent, which stretches from Turkey to northern Africa and to modern-day Iraq and Iran.
- Traditional Style Persians Accepted By The World Cat Federation
Traditional Longhair Silver and Golden, Shaded and Tipped Persians have been accepted by the World Cat Federation as a new international cat breed!
- *Training Your Cat Not To Scratch On The Furniture
While you train your cats to use a scratching post, you need to also teach them NOT to use your furniture as a handy substitute. Furniture should be a no-claw-zone in the feline brain. Here's how to do it . . .
- *Training Your Cat To Use A Scratching Post
One of the most important skills you can teach your kittens and cats is to use a scratching post for all their clawing exercise. It is not nearly as difficult as you might think.
- *Training Your Show Cat
Learn the tricks and tips you can use to help nurture a good show personality in your next kitten.
- *Training Your Show Kitten
If your kitten is a born showman, it will often do better in the show ring than a higher quality kitten with a poor attitude. While not every kitten is born with a good show personality, you can train a feline to be a better show cat. Learn how . . .
- *Transdermal Medications: a letter of concern from Dr. Susan Little
The newest method for delivering some drugs is in a transdermal cream or gel. Dr. Susan has some words of caution when using this method of medicating.
- *Transdermal Vaccines
The first needle-less vaccine is available for use in animals with the launch of Purevax Vet JetTM transdermal Feline Leukemia vaccine.
- Trap - Neuter - Return
With populations of feral cats out of control in many cities, municipalities are often faced with taking drastic measures to control the numbers. TNR looks at the preferred option of Trap-Neuter-Return to manage feral cat colonies.
- Traveling By Air With Your Cat
Going to the CFA International this week? Check out these tips for flying with your cat.
- *Traveling Light
Unless the Incredible Hulk is your travel companion, you may want to learn how to travel light when flying to a cat show.
- *Treating A Rodent Ulcer In A Nursing Queen
Jasmine Alexander of Snobelle Chinchilla Persians shares her story of treating a rodent ulcer on the lip of a cat that was still nursing a litter of kittens.
Tribrissen (Trimethoprim Sulfa) is both an antibiotic and antiprotozoal that cat breeders may find useful in combating a variety of infections and coccidia.
- *Trifluridine Eye Drops
Trifluridine antiviral eye drops are used in the treatment of eye conditions caused by feline herpesvirus-1 infections. Learn more . . .
- *Tritrichomonas Foetus
Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) is a microscopic single-celled parasite that is an "emerging" problem and the cause of long term diarrhea in felines....
- Tritrichomonas Foetus: Our Cattery's Experience
An Abyssinian breeder shares her experience with the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite....
- Trust Your Instincts
A Somali breeder learns to listen to her instincts..
- *Tube Feeding Kittens Q & A
This article answers the most common questions about tube feeding your kittens including which formula to give, how much to feed, how often to feed, how to sterilize your tubing — and more.
- *Tube Feeding Newborn Kittens
Tube feeding can save your kitten's life. It is a skill that every cat breeder can learn. This article includes updated step-by step-instructions complete with detailed photographs and a video explaining exactly how to tube feed newborn kittens easily and safely.
- *Tube Feeding The Older Kitten or Cat
Once an older kitten or adult cat stops eating, if you are unable to give it nourishment either by tempting it with tasty treats or by force feeding, it becomes necessary to tube feed the feline to avoid liver damage. With a few differences, you can actually tube feed an older kitty using a technique similar to tube feeding a newborn kitten. In extreme cases, a kitty may need to have its feeding tube implanted surgically.
- *Tuna Water
To preserve the length of your cat`s chest coat and to prevent staining, we often prefer to have the kitty drink from a water bottle rather than a bowl. Learn a simple trick to get your cat to drink from a water bottle using Tuna!
- Turkish Angora Breed Winners in CFA
This well researched listing of Turkish Angora Breed Winners honors the first Breed Winner in CFA, CH, BW Tai Phoo Halis Kan of Zebulon
- Turkish Angora DMs
Turkish Angoras who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- Turkish Angora National Winners
The winningest Turkish Angoras in CFA History
- Turkish Angoras of Distinction in CFA
The first first Turkish Angora to earn the coveted title of Grand of Distinction is GPD, NW Folie A Deux Helena of Spunky Paws, a Blue Spotted Tabby & White Turkish Angora spay, bred by T. Scott, B. I. Tanner and R. Zinck, and owned and shown by Elaine Dawson & Sarah Sieffert. This article will track future Turkish Angoras that earn their Grand of Distinction title in CFA.
- Turkish Van Breed Winners in CFA
This is a record of each year's top Turkish Van in CFA that has earnedthe title of Breed Winner....
- Turkish Van DMs
Turkish Vans who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit
- *Turn a Pill Into a Liquid Medication
Sometimes a medicine is available only as a pill or a capsule and for convenience it is better that it be in a liquid form for giving to a cat. Here`s how to do it.
- Twelve Days Left In The Season
With just 12 days left in the cat show season, one campaigners invited you to join him in song...
- *Twelve Facts About Your Cat's Teeth
Did you know that a cat's canine teeth sit in beds of sensitive tissue that let the cat feel what it is gripping?
- *Twenty-One Day Rule
Do you know what the 21 Day Rule is? It is a rule made by cat regstration associations to protect the health of cats at the cat shows.
- Twisted Legs On Kittens Are Not Always Caused By Contracted Tendons
Occasionally a kitten is born with one or more legs that appear twisted. Most often, the cause of the abnormality is contracted tendons. Some of these kittens, however, may be suffering from entirely different conditions. Learn how to tell if your newborn kitten with twisted legs has contracted tendons . . . or if it is something else.
- Two Is Better Than One
To lighten the load while keeping the cattery clean, learn how to incorporate the `two is better than one` system into your daily routine
- *Two Minute Check-Up
The earlier that you notice a health problem with your cat, the greater the chance it will be something that is easily treatable. It only takes a few minutes to give your cat a medical check-up at home. Learn the Two Minute Check-Up to keep your kitty healthier and save money on veterinary bills.
- *Two Way Street
Learn tips for forging a great relationship with your veterinarian.
- *Tylan Eye Stain Formula
A simple eye drop and face cleaning formula using Tylan can prevent and remove tear stains on your cat`s face
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