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- Warning: Viral Swab Testing
If your cat needs to have a culture done of its throat, some precautions are necessary.
- Water Fountain: Making Your Own
A home-made water fountain provides an ideal thirst-quencher for your cat - and keeps them dry too!
- *Water With The Pill
A spoonful of water helps the medicine go down . . . and can prevent unwanted side-effects of medicating your cat. Learn why.
- *Water: How Hot Is Too Hot? How Cold Is Too Cold?
Water is an essential part of daily life. While considering all the uses of water, we may forget how the temperature of the water can impact how well water fulfills each of its particular uses. This article provides you with everything you need to know about choosing the right temperature of water for your cats.
- The Way We Were: Index of All Articles
This is an index of a series of articles reprinted from the CFA Yearbooks that explain and itemize the history of CFA from 1958 to 1963. It was a time of CFA growing from infancy to a full-fledged cat registry. Fascinating reading for students of CFA.
- We Are A Family
A fancier shares her thoughts on the cat fancy as she honors friends lost in 2020 . . .
- *Weaning Your Kittens
Shortly after they reach five to six weeks of age, it is time for most kittens to switch from their mother's milk and start on solid food. Weaning can be a stressful time for the kittens, both physically and mentally. Learn how you can make it easier for the kittens to make this diet transition.
A newbie reflects on feeling welcome at the cat show...
- *Werewolf Syndrome In Cats: The Story of Atchoum & Moony
Hypertrichosis, sometimes called Werewolf Syndrome”, is a condition that causes abnormal and rapid hair growth over the body of a person or an animal. Two Persian cats -- a male named Atchoum and a female named Moony --both have hypertrichosis --and have become internet sensations. This is their story.
- *Wetting Agents
If you struggle to get your cat's coat completely wet from the skin to the hair tip when giving it a bath, perhaps you need the help of a good "wetting" agent...
- What can YOU do to support Junior Showmanship?
- What Color Is Your Cat?
This article by TICA judge, Beth Hicks is a photographic essay showing the different colors of cats from tabbies and torbies to pointed and `with white` in all the shades and patterns.
- What is a Newbie?
This is the first in a new series for Newbies... and about Newbies - Whether you are a Newbie or an `Oldie` you will want to be sure to check out this series and its many tips for learning and advancing in the cat fancy.
- What is a Responsible Breeder?
Is it not having too many cats? Or is it something else?
- What is Normal?
Do you know what the normal temperature of a cat can be? The average heart rate? Normal respiration rate?
- *What Makes A Cattery's Reputation?
As we end one show season and begin another, it is a good time to think about how to build your cattery's reputation. A successful national or regional campaign can have a real impact on raising your cattery's profile, but there are other ways to build your cattery's reputation as well.
- What Not To Give For Christmas
Giving a kitten as a Christmas gift is an appealing idea... but it is also a bad idea
- *What Should You Have In Your Birthing Kit?
Some breeders have the bare basics in their birthing kit. Look in someone else`s `kit` and they are almost prepared to perform a Caesarian section. What should you have in a your birthing kit?
- *What Should You Wear To The Cat Show?
Have you ever stopped to think about the fashions you see at the cat show? How do you dress? What is appropriate for a cat show?
- *What To Check For When Picking Up Your New Kitten
A simple check list can help you evaluate your new kitten purchase and avoid any disappointments.
- *What To Do If The Placenta Does Not Accompany The Birth Of The Kitten
Do you know what to when a kitten is born but remains attached to its placenta and the placenta is still inside the mother? Learn the best way to handle this situation.
- *What To Do If Your Cat Has A Seizure
A seizure is a sign that something is very wrong. You need to know what to do to help your cat in such an emergency.
- *What To Look For In A Dryer For Your Cat
Once you decide on the style of dryer you want to purchase for your cats, your next consideration is choosing the exact make and model that will suit your needs. This article discusses the various specifics to look for including technical details such different powers, air flow rates, temperature controls and special options,
- *When A Black Coat Turns Brown
It can be a bit of a shock to see your inky black cat turning brown. Even a small brown or rusty tinge on a black cat is a color fault in the show ring. Learn the causes of a brownish black coat and what you can do to improve the color....
- *When A Cat Dies
If a cat in a cattery or multiple-cat household dies, should you let the other cats view their deceased pal's body? Will this "viewing" help the other cats understand that their friend is gone?
- *When Good Show Cats Go Bad
Occasionally, a cat who has been a good show cat will start to show signs of being unhappy in the show hall. Learn why this happens and what you might do about it.
- *When Not To Vaccinate
All cats need to be vaccinated - however the timing of their vaccinations is important. There are definitely times when vaccinations should be postponed or you risk the health of your cat.
- *When The Judge Checks The Breed Standard
If a cat is on the judging table and the judge pauses to look something up in the breed standard — it is a GOOD thing. Learn why . . .
- When The Kitten's Umbilical Cord Does Not Fall Off
This article tells the story and illustrates with photos what you should do should if a newborn kitten's umbilical cord does not dry up and fall off within the first week of life.
- *When To Go To The Vet
Knowing when you need to go to vet can save your cat`s life. Knowing when you don`t need to go to the vet can save you money.
- *When To Have A C-Section
Do you know when you should take your pregnant cat in for a c-section? What are the signs that she is in trouble? How long should you wait? What are the risks? Learn the answers to these questions and much more....
- *When Weaning Kittens Won`t Eat
At weaning time occasionally a kitten will be totally uninterested in trying solid food. What can you do to encourage the kitten to eat?
- *Whiter Than White
Look in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room for products to make your white cats whiter!
- *Why A Course Of Antibiotics Should Always Be Completed
Seeing an antibiotic course to completion is one of the most important aspects of therapy. Do you know why? Learn more...
- *Why Have A Contract?
If a kitten buyer asks why you want them to sign a contract, do you know how to answer them so as to put any of their reservations to rest?
- *Why I Weigh My Kittens
Weighing your felines is an excellent "Early Warning System" for checking on the health of your kitties. Changes in weight can alert you to a problem long before any other symptom is apparent.
- *Why Is My Cat Scratching Its Ear?
You notice your cat shaking its head. Twitching its ear. Then it is rubbing its ear with a front paw. Inevitably it begins scratching at the ear. This a sure sign that its ear has an itch. But why? What is making its ears itchy?
- Why Rescue?
Why should you rescue a cat?
- GC, NW Wild Rain Let's Dance of Dotdotdot
CFA's Kitten of the Year for 2012-2013 is an Ocicat. This is the story of several catteries working together to produce a stunning kitten, and their journey together to the top of the standings in CFA . . .
- Winners Ribbons
When you kitten graduates to adult classes, the first step towards adding a title to its name is the quest for winners ribbons.
- *Wire Window Guard
With the arrival of the warm weather, you want to open the windows in your home - but even with screens in place, an active kitty could rip or pull them out and escape. What do you do? Be pro-active! Build a window guard!
- *Wood's Lamp
A Wood's lamp is a tool used in the diagnosis of some fungal and bacterial infections of the skin, including ringworm in the cat.
Wool-sucking and its related behaviors are not just a nuisance to the cat owner, but can pose a danger to the health of the cat itself. Learn some simple techniques that can help stop your cat from chewing on clothing, fabric and other objects in the home.
- Workin` At The Car Wash
Karen Phillips shares her unusual technique for socializing kittens.
- Wyndabbey Cattery Design
A cat breeder on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada shares the design of her non-caging cattery.
- Wyndabbey Cattery Design: Part 2 - Outdoor Enclosures
A cat breeder shares the design and construction of her outdoor enclosures.
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