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  • Warning: Viral Swab Testing
    If your cat needs to have a culture done of its throat, some precautions are necessary.
    February 2002

  • Water Fountain: Making Your Own
    A home-made water fountain provides an ideal thirst-quencher for your cat - and keeps them dry too!
    December 2018

  • *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.
    September 2016

  • *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.
    August 2016

  • 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 . . .
    January 2021

  • *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.
    August 2016

  • Welcome
    A newbie reflects on feeling welcome at the cat show...
    November 2004

  • *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.
    October 2018

  • *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...
    March 2019

  • What can YOU do to support Junior Showmanship?

    September 2001

  • 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.
    July 2005

  • 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.
    September 2021

  • What is a Responsible Breeder?
    Is it not having too many cats? Or is it something else?
    October 2018

  • What is Normal?
    Do you know what the normal temperature of a cat can be? The average heart rate? Normal respiration rate?
    April 2016

  • *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.
    May 2013

  • What Not To Give For Christmas
    Giving a kitten as a Christmas gift is an appealing idea... but it is also a bad idea
    December 2002

  • *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?
    December 2020

  • *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?
    May 2019

  • *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.
    September 2017

  • *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.
    March 2018

  • *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.
    April 2019

  • *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,
    October 2017

  • *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....
    July 2017

  • *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?
    November 2013

  • *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.
    September 2019

  • *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.
    September 2017

  • *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 . . .
    March 2014

  • 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.
    April 2022

  • *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.
    August 2019

  • *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....
    April 2019

  • *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?
    June 2017

  • *Whiter Than White
    Look in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room for products to make your white cats whiter!
    November 2017

  • *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...
    March 2019

  • *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?
    April 2021

  • *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.
    April 2016

  • *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?
    May 2018

  • Why Rescue?
    Why should you rescue a cat?
    September 2005

  • 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 . . .
    May 2013

  • 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.
    September 2003

  • *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!
    July 2011

  • *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.
    February 2011

  • *Wool-Sucking
    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.
    July 2016

  • Workin` At The Car Wash
    Karen Phillips shares her unusual technique for socializing kittens.
    March 2017

  • Wyndabbey Cattery Design
    A cat breeder on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada shares the design of her non-caging cattery.
    April 2021

  • Wyndabbey Cattery Design: Part 2 - Outdoor Enclosures
    A cat breeder shares the design and construction of her outdoor enclosures.
    April 2021


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