Titles beginning with "C"
Articles marked with a red asterisk ( * ) are for members only
- * C-Section Before & After Care
Knowing how to best prepare your queen for a c-section and take care of her afterwards can make the difference between a queen who raises her litter on her own successfully or rejects it completely.
- * C-Section Scenarios #1-#10
When labor and delivery does not go normally, it can be an anguishing decision whether to schedule the mother-to-be for a c-section, or whether to wait and see if the queen can deliver naturally. Test your knowledge and instincts by deciding what you would do given specific birthing scenarios ...
- * C-Section Scenarios #11-#20
The response to the first article in this series was overwhelming - and so her are another 10 more real-life feline pregnancies for you to test your knowledge and instincts by deciding what you would do given specific birthing scenarios ...
- * C-Sections & Your Veterinarian
Every breeder should have a discussion with their veterinarian regarding their procedures should a cat need a c-section. Don't wait until a c-section is needed to find out your vet's views and techniques....
- * Cactusway
Toni Renzacci, of Cactusway Cattery, was a pioneer of Chocolate and Lilac Persians.
- * Cage Materials: What type of material should your cattery cage be made from?
Whether you are building your own cat cages or purchasing a commercial enclosure, choosing the right materials can make the difference between a cage that you and your cats love and a cage that is a disappointment.
- * Cage Styles 1: Shape & Proportion
Even if a breeder maintains their cats running loose in a home environment, there will always be circumstances under which a cat will need to be caged. This article discusses the advantages of the various shapes of cages that are available...
- * Cage Styles 2: Size
Once you choose the shape of cage for your cattery, next you need to decide on which size of cage best suits your cats' needs...
- * Caging Mommy-To-Be
Pregnant cats should be confined for their own safety and the safety of their newborns.
- * Calcium for Your Pregnant Queen
Calcium is an important and vital ingredient in the health of your breeding queen. Lack of calcium can actually lead to a nursing queen's death. Understanding the role calcium plays will help you give her the best care possible while ensuring her a succes
- * Calculating Grand Points in CFA
Learn how to calculate the grand points your cat earns at a show in CFA.
- * Calculating Regional & National Points in CFA
Learn how to calculate your cat's Regional/National points accurately - a necessary skill for anyone planning a show campaign.
- Calico Genetics
Calico cats are perhaps the most striking color of feline. Acclaimed author, Wendy Christensen, explains the genetics behind their beauty.
- * Campaign Goals
Campaign goals should remain flexible - and you may have more options than you might think.
- Campaign Myths
If this is your first national campaign, you will want to know about the dreaded "Campaign Myths". . .
- * Campaign Show
What exactly is a campaign show anyway?
- * Campaigning A Kitten
There is nothing quite like campaigning a kitten...
- * Campaigning in Championship
Perhaps the most prestigious National titles are those earned in Championship.
- * Campaigning In Premiership
The people who choose to campaign in Premiership are a very special breed of exhibitor.
- * Campaigning: Choosing The Show
One of the most vital skills a smart campaigner develops is choosing the 'right' show for their cat.
- * Campaigning: It's A Numbers Game
Campaiging is a numbers game. To be successful, it helps if you understand how to 'read' the numbers.
- * Campaigning: Making The Decision
With your heart in your throat and stars in your eyes - you've made the big decision - You're about to start on the campaign trail with your kitty... so now you need a PLAN!
- * Campylobacter
Campylobacter is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea.In cats, it is most often kittens that are seriously affected, especially during weaning. The diarrhea can be so debilitating, that it can be life-threatening in such young felines. This article discusses treatment options and how to eliminate campylobacter from your cattery . . .
- * Cancer Warning Signs
Recognizing the warning signs of cancer early can aid in early treatment and a more favorable diagnosis
- * Cancer: One Cat's Story
A breeder shares how her use of natural herbs and homeopathic drugs helped to fight tumors and cancer in her kitten. Pau d'arco, red clover, essiac tea and shark cartilage were all products she used to help her cat.
- LA, SGCA, GP Candirand High Falutin of Kabobkats
The magnificently coated classic red tabby Persian pictured as the Title Cat in this issue of PandEcats obtained an IW and 3 RW (Kitten, Championship, Alters) in his first season of showing. He followed up the next year by becoming TICA's Alter Of The Year 2006-2007.
This is his story...
- * Cannibalism
Few things are as upsetting and frightening to a breeder than a mother cat who inexplicably eats her newborns.
- * Car Sickness & Your Cat
A cat that becomes car-sick can be a real problem, whether you are an exhibitor driving to the cat show or the pet owner taking kitty on vacation. Learn what you can cure your feline its phobia around automobile travel . . .
- * Cardboard Cat Chaise
Most cats cannot resist the lure of an empty cardboard box. Now, you can turn a cardboard box into an elegant (sort of) chaise for your favorite feline to lounge upon...
See article titled "Feline Cardiomyopathy"
- * Care & Maintenance Of Your Kitten Buyer
The best cat breeders create a sense of family with their kitten buyers. From the first inquiry to after a buyer takes their kitten home, this article outlines the steps and procedures you should implement that will help you develop a life-long relationship with each of your kitten buyers . . .
- Care of Premature Kittens
Learn the proper care of premature kittens to maximize their chances for survival...
- * Care of the Senior Citizen Feline
Our cats are living longer and healthier lives - and with this longevity comes increased health concerns.
- Caring For A Kitten Born With A Twisted Leg
PandEcats.com first published information about correcting the twisted leg of a newborn kitten in July, 2000. This updated article includes the latest treatment recommendations for contracted tendons in young kittens. . .
- Castegate's Blue Falcon: History Maker
Breed history was made on December 11th, 2011 when GC Castlegate's Blue Falcon became the first Blue Golden Persian to earn his Grand Champion title in CFA.
- GC, BW, NW Castlegate Puff The Magic Dragon
We want to wish congratulations to the first national winning Persian from the Silver/Golden division in a decade in CFA....
- Cat Agility
Move over puppy dogs! Cats are now entering the show ring in Agility!
- Cat Attract Kitty Litter
The single behavior problem that veterinarians are most asked about by pet owners is poor litter box habits.
- * Cat Beds - Which Is Right For Your Cat?
Are you aware of the huge variety of options there exists in cat bed styles?
- * Cat Bite
A cat bite should never be taken lightly.
- Cat Clubs Around The World
People who love cats and are passionate about their favorite breed of feline reach out to one another and form cat clubs around the world.
- Cat Cottage
Victoria Jeffers of Anjou Bengals shares her conversion of a garden playhouse into a luxury cat house for her Bengals.
- Cat Do Control Humans, Study Finds
If you've ever wondered who's in control, you or your cat, a new study points to the obvious. It's your cat....
- Cat Door
Doug Bolton gives his three cats a different way to appreciate the outdoors—but will they understand how to use this new entrance to go outside?
- * Cat Email Lists
Cat-related email lists are part of the cat fancy and are here to stay. Which ones are the best to join?
- Cat Email Lists 'How To'
No matter what your breed or area of interest, there is a cat email list for you! learn how to join and manage your cat email lists.
- Cat Facts
Hebrew folklore believes that cats came about because Noah was afraid that rats might eat all the food on the ark. He prayed to God for help. God responded by making the lion snort forth a giant sneeze -- and out came a little cat!
- Cat Facts 2
The most popular names for female cats in the U.S. are Missy, Misty, Muffin, Patches, Fluffy, Tabitha, Tigger, Pumpkin and Samantha.
- Cat Facts 3
The richest cat in the Guinness Book of World Records is a pair of cats who inherited $415,000 in the early '60s. The richest single cat is a white alley cat who inherited $250,000. (Now that will buy a lot of catnip!)
- Cat Facts 4
Your cat is probably either a "righty" or a "lefty." Only 40% of cats are ambidextrous while another 60% are either right-pawed or left-pawed.
- Cat Facts 5
Each year Americans spend four billion dollars on cat food. That's one billion dollars more than they spend on baby food!
- Cat Fancy Is Born
Over 400 years ago the first cat show was held in the town of Winchester, England with the winner being awarded the coveted title of 'Best of Mouser'.
- Cat FAQs
Do you think you know a lot about cats? maybe... maybe not.
- Cat Food 800 Numbers
Regardless of which commercial cat food you choose, keep this handy list of free 800 numbers and links to websites in case you ever need to contact the manufacturer or find current information about their products.
- Cat Food Comparisons
Ingredients of popular brands of dry cat food are presented in a table to help you compare and choose the best food for your cat.
- Cat Food Labels
Knowing what to look for on the label of your cat food will help you choose the right brand for your cat.
- Cat Lady Wins Tax Battle
A woman who does volunteer rescue of feral cats in California wins her court case against the Internal Revenue Service...
- Cat Myths and More
Do cats always land on their feet? More interesting things about cats.
- * Cat Nanny
Sooner or later, most cattery owners will have to leave the care of their cats in someone else's hands. Where do you find that special someone to trust?
- Cat Out!
Do you know what you should do if your hear the call "Cat out!" in the show hall?
- Cat Poop Cookies
Okay... if you just learned all about reading cat poop like a deck of tarot cards, you might as well learn how to make cat poop cookies too :-).
- Cat Registries Worldwide
This article contains a list and links to websites to help you navigate the various cat registries around the world...
- * Cat Sale Contracts: Generalities
Every breeder needs to have a simple sales contract for the protection of their kittens. What should your contract include?
- * Cat Scratch Disease / Fever
Previously known as Cat Scratch Fever, the renamed Cat Scratch Disease is a potential problem of which all cat owners should be aware . . .
- Cat Show Entry Fees
With the increasing costs of putting on a show, many cat clubs feel forced to raise their entry fees to cover costs. Is this the best move for the struggling club to take?
- Cat Show Etiquette
An experienced exhibitor shares her thoughts on what constitutes good cat show etiquette
- * Cat Show Titles
Most cat registries have different titles, or similar titles but with different qualifications. This article includes a handy chart listing the various registries, their titles, and the sequence or qualification necessary before a cat is awarded the title....
- * Cat Showing Philosophy
Do you have a philosophy to help guide you through the experience of cat showing?
- * Cat Spa
Follow the construction of an outdoor cat enclosure.
- * Cat Too Fat
Did you know that about 25 % of all cats are obese or are likely to become obese by middle age?
- * Cat Treats: Choosing The Best One For Your Feline
Most cat owners enjoy giving their favorite feline an occasional treat, but which treat is right for your cat?
- Cat-Proofing The Christmas Tree
Sadly, my plan for the Christmas tree is often at odds with my cat's plan?
- * The Catnap
Cats are so good at sleeping that the term "catnap" has become part of our language that refers to any time a person or animal enjoys a quick snooze. Explore why cats are so good at sleeping . . .
- * Cat Grass
Cat grass is a plant product which is grown for the specific purpose of giving cats a live plant to munch on if they desire.
- * Cat's Golden Years
Understand the health and behavioral problems most common to cats as their enter their golden years
- * Cat's Tongue
The unique anatomy of the feline tongue is responsible for its sandpaper texture and exceptional sense of taste.
- * Cat-Proofing Window Screens
Warm weather often means opening windows to let in the fresh air, but you cannot rely on standard window screens to stop a determined cat from responding to the call of the great outdoors . . . or to prevent a love-sick outdoor feline from trying to beak in to romance your girls. Learn some of the tricks you can use to keep your cats safe.
- Catalogue Supply Companies
Whether you need vaccines, meds, grooming supplies or cages, here is a list of some great supply companies on the web.
- * Cataracts In A Cat In A Cat
Cataracts of all types are relatively rare in cats however modern veterinary care and better nutrition has increased the lifespan of our cats. As a result of living longer, feline cataracts are becoming more frequently diagnosed.
- GC, NW Catbery Tail Copy Cat of Playwickey
CFA's 9th Best Kitten 2012-2013 is a flame lynx point Himalayan male shown by the incomparable Diane Castor of Playwickey fame and bred by Lori Kerr of Catbery Tail Himalayans. This is the story of GC, NW Catbery Tail Copy Cat of Playwickey. . .
- * Catnip Response
Some cats are eager when catnip is offered and seem to revel in its effects. Other cats may appear to avoid it, despite prior displays of catnip sensitivity. Why?.
- Cat's Pupils
Have you ever wondered why a cat's eyes contract to a vertical slit instead of a circle?
- Cats & Dogs: Getting Along in the Spirit of the Yuletide
There are 5 things a cat and a dog need in order to build a happy relationship.
- * Cats and Babies
Despite the old wives tales, cats and babies are not and should not be mutually exclusive to one another...
- * Cats Are Not Dogs
Although they have many things in common, sometimes what is true for dogs is decidedly not true for cats. Most importantly, some of the differences can be life-threatening . . .
- Cats Can Learn To Talk Dog
According to a study, if a kitten under 6 months of age is adopted first, then introduced to a puppy under a year old, there is a high probability that the two will get along beautifully...
- * Cats Shouldn't Be Fed Dog Food
The nutitional requirement of cats are quite different from those of their canine counterparts.
- Cattery Listing Services
A look at some of the sites online that have cattery listings
- * Cattery Management Styles
Whether just purchasing your first cats and setting up your cattery, or whether you have been breeding and showing for some time and need to adjust to increasing numbers, tweaking your cattery management style is a constant process. This article will help you evaluate and make some of those decisions....
- Cattery Visit by a Judging Applicant
What better way for new judges to learn about a breed than with a one on one, relaxed visit in a breeder's home with the opportunity to handle cats?
- * Causes of Excessive Tearing
Understanding the causes of excessive tearing is the first step in managing the problem.
- * Causes Of Stress In Your Cattery
Whatever triggers a stress reaction in a cat can actually cause physical changes that affects the cat's overall health. Keeping stress at a minimum in your cattery will benefit both your cats and your breeding program.
- GC Cedar Valley Truffles
This is the story of a little black Persian kitten who battled her way into the world, fought her way past setback after setback, and eventually fulfilled her Grand destiny at five and a half years of age.
- GC, RW Central Park’s Call Me Maybe
Bred, owned and shown by Emma & Kirstin Parro, GC, RW Central Park’s Call Me Maybe is a copper-eyed white Persian female whose nickname is Opal. Opal is CFA North Atlantic Region's 19th Best Kitten for 2012-2013.
This is her story . . .
- * Cephalexin
Cephalexin is a good broad spectrum antibiotic commonly used in veterinary practice. Learn about its uses, dosing information and precautions.
- Ceylon Color Me Crazy
This the story of the first Lilac & White Persian to earn his Grand Championship title in CFA - a history making cat.
- Ceylon's Wand-erland
Chasity Radar is a retired Persian breeder who handcrafts and personalizes the most amazing cat teasers. If you are looking for something special for yourself, or your kitty or to give as an incredible Christmas gift, come take a step into the wand-erful world of Ceylon's Wand-erland.
- Bicolor Persian Grands of Distinction
The first Bicolor Persian to earn the title of Grand of Distinctio nwas a Brown Patched McTabby & White Spay named GC, GPD, NW Cacao Fire In My Pachette, DM. This article tracks the Bicolor Persians that have earned this prestigious title to-date.
- CFA / Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter International Cat Show 2015
CFA President, Mark Hannon, shares his thoughts about CFA's premier show event for 2015 — The Cat Fanciers' Association / Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter International Championship Cat Show . . .
- CFA Championship Show Counts
If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. All the show counts for each year are listed in a 3 separate tables sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week — plus the highest count shows you need for a national campaign are all highlighted! There is EVERYTHING you need to plan your cat's campaign.
- CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2016
If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week — plus the highest count shows you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
- CFA Championship Show Counts Analyzed 2017
If you are planning on campaigning a cat in Championship this season, this is THE information you will need to maximize your chances of success. The article includes 3 separate tables showing the championship counts for all the shows last season sorted three ways: from highest to lowest counts; divided state-by-state; and week-by-week — plus the highest count shows you need for a national campaign are all highlighted!
- CFA Chocolate Family Grands
This collection of articles records the photos and pedigrees of the Chocolate and Lilac Persian Grands in CFA. If you are interested in these ethereal colors, you will LOVE these articles!
- * CFA Exotic Breed Winners
This article includes a list of the Exotic Shorthairs 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.
- * CFA Exotic DMs
Perhaps the most coveted award a cat can earn is the title of Distinguished Merit. Less than 20 Exotics have earned this title in the entire history of CFA.
- CFA Grands Of Distinction
This series of articles lists all the cats in CFA that have earned the title of Grand of Distinction. There are separate articles for Exotics and Persians. In addition, the Persians are separated into articles by color division. Each article also includes a photo of one of the first cats of its breed or color division to earn this prestigious title.
- CFA International Show Results
The results of every CFA International show since 2000.
- CFA International Show Results 2015
CFA’s largest cat show of the year was held in Pennsylvania on November 21-22, 2015. With over 700 entries, the top cat was a male Manx named GC, RW Briar-Mar's Good To Be Me. The 1st and 2nd runners-up were both kittens — an Ocicat named DotDotDot's Sam I Am and a calico Persian, Astral Charm's 5th Element . . .
- CFA International Show Results 2016
CFA’s largest cat show of the year was held in Michigan on November 10-20, 2016. With over 500 entries, the top cat was GP, NW Cinema's Liberace of Calcat, a copper-eyed white Persian neuter. See more results from CFA's most prestigious cat show.
- CFA Kitten Show Counts
This is THE information you will need to campaign your special kitten this season. Here is a complete collection of articles that analyze the show counts in CFA for every show, year-by-year, weekend-by-weekend, state-by-state, for each year since 2002. Learn how to run a smart and successful campaign.
- CFA Kitten Show Counts Analyzed 2016
Here is THE information you will need for campaigning your special kitten this season. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week — everything you need to strategize for a national campaign.
- CFA Kitten Show Counts Analyzed 2017
Here is THE information you will need for campaigning your special kitten this season. The article includes 3 tables with kitten counts of last season sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and also week-by-week — everything you need to strategize for a national campaign.
- CFA Litter Registrations: 2001 Compared to 1991
Litter registrations in CFA from 1991 to 2001.
- CFA National Winners
This series of articles list all the national winners in CFA for each show season.
- CFA National Winners 2015-2016
The season is over and CFA's national winners in Championship, Kittens & Premiership for 2015-2016 are now official!
- CFA National Winners 2016-2017
The season is over and CFA's national winners in Championship, Kittens & Premiership for 2016-2017 are now official!
- CFA Permanent Cattery Name
Do you know if you qualify to have your cattery name permanently registered in CFA?
- CFA Persian Breed Winners
A collection of articles that include a list of the Persian cats, divided by color or division, that have earned the right 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.
- CFA Persian Distinguished Merit Cats
This is a collection of articles listing the Persians, divided by color division, that have earned the prestigious breeding title of Distinguished Merit (DM) in CFA.
- CFA Persian National Winners
A collection of articles listing all the Persian National Winners in CFA, divided by color or division. This is your opportunity to easily see the winningest Persians in the color you love.
- CFA Premiership Show Counts
Complete show counts for each year are analyzed in 3 tables showing the premiership counts for the year sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week. These articles provide vital information to help you reach your campaign goals!
- CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2016
We can't forget the Premiership cats! This article also includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts for all shows - sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week — plus the counts you need for a national campaign are highlighted in pink.
- CFA Premiership Show Counts Analyzed 2017
We can't forget the Premiership cats! This article also includes 3 tables showing the premiership counts of last season for all shows sorted from highest to lowest counts, divided state-by-state and week-by-week — plus the counts you need for a national campaign are highlighted in pink.
- CFA Regional Winners
A collection of articles listing the CFA Regional Winners for each year for each region.
- CFA Regional Winners 2015-2016
Congratulations to the CFA Regional Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2015-2016 show season . . .
- CFA Regional Winners 2016-2017
Congratulations to the CFA Regional Winners in Championship, Kittens and Premiership for the 2016-2017show season.
- * CFA Show Count Search
Have you ever wondered what the counts were for a show last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the counts for a specific show for all shows it has held since May 2002!
- * CFA Show Count Search By Weekend
Have you ever wondered what the counts were for all the shows held on a certain weekend last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the CFA counts for all the shows for any specific weekend held since May 2002 by just clicking once!
- CFA Show Counts
A chronological list of the shows for each CFA show season since 2002, include the counts for Championship, Kittens & Premiership broken down into LH, SH and AB cats. These charts are a MUST for planning the next season's campaign.
- * CFA Show Counts 2015-2016
This article contains a table with the Kitten, Championship & Premiership counts from every show of the 2015-2016 season in CFA, divided by LH, SH and AB numbers. THIS is THE information you need to formulate a winning show strategy for campaigning this show season.
- * CFA Show Counts 2016-2017
This article contains a table with the Kitten, Championship & Premiership counts from every show of the 2016-2017 season in CFA, divided by LH, SH and AB numbers. THIS is THE information you need to formulate a winning show strategy for campaigning this show season.
- CFA Shows Outside the US & Canada
This article looks at the countries around the world where participation in CFA shows is growing . . .
- CFA Top Three Persian & Exotic
Breed Winners 2016-2017
Here are the top three cats in each division of Persians and Exotics in CFA for the show season 2016-2017.
- CFA Top Three Persian & Exotic Breed Winners 2015-2016
Here are the top three cats in each division of Persians and Exotics in CFA for the show season 2015-2016 . . .
- CFA Top Three Persians & Exotics
A listing of the top three Exotics and the top three Persians in each division in CFA for each show season.
- CFA World Show Results
The top cats from each CFA World Show.
- CFA Yearly Show Counts
Articles detailing and analyzing show counts for every show in CFA year-by-year since 2004. This is the information you need to plan and strategize your next campaign. There are separate articles analyzing the counts for Kittens, Championship & Premiership.
- CFF Parade of Perfection
A collection of articles that list the top cats in the CFF Parade of Perfection divided by each show season since 2001.
- CFF Parade of Perfection 2014-2015
We are happy to present the top cats for 2014-2015 in CFF, the Cat Fanciers' Federation, Inc
- CH, GP Kissncats Touched By An Angel
Breed history was made in CFA when the first chocolate tortoiseshell Persian granded in Portland Oregon in 2011 - at nine and a half years of age! This is her story...
- * Changing Foods
If a breeder decides to change their cats diet, care must be taken not to upset the feline digestive system
- Charlotte Yealey
Our Christmas "Title Cat" is not a cat but a watercolor by artist Charlotte Yealey featuring a cat and dog in Christmas decor. Born and raised on a farm in Brodbecks, Pennsylvania, Charlotte grew up loving animal and nature. Her art is a reflection of her passions and often features cats and dogs.
- Checking for HCM
The best way to check your cat for the heart problem called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (or HCM) is by having an Ultrasound performed. This painless test is performed by a specially trained vet - an ultrasonagrapher.
- Cheeks & Chin: Sculpting Them To Look Their Best
Perhaps the most challenging area of sculpting on your Persian is creating round and natural looking cheeks and chin. Patsy Bowman of Patlen Persians shares her tips for grooming cheeks and chins . . .
Updated February 2016
- * Cherry Eye
Although more common in dogs, Cherry Eye or prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid, is a serious condition that occurs occasionally in cats..
- * Chestermere
The Chestermere cattery name is an integral part of the history of the Himalayan. This is their story...
- * Chew Toys For Cats
You may think only puppies and dogs need to have a chew toy — but you would be wrong. Some cats like to chew too, but you want to be careful what type of chew toys you give yo your kitty with an oral fixation . . .
- Children At The Cat Show
Learn some tips on how to give a child visitor to the cat show a good impression of the cat fancy and breeders . . .
- * Chin Acne and Stud Tail
Learn the best treatments to eliminate these irritating skin conditions
- * Chin Dirt
Black specks on a cat's chin are not actually 'dirt'.
- * Chlamydia
Chlamydia is a common cause of conjunctivitis in cats. Learn how to recognize and treat this bacterial infection.
- * Chocolate
While chocolate may be a yummy treat to the average human, it can be toxic to your favorite feline.
- Chocolate High
A new CFA record has been set for the highest scoring Chocolate Point Himalayan in the Breed history.
- * Chocolate Is Bad For Cats
Yummy chocolate! It's a staple treat in most households for the holidays... but it can be toxic, even lethal, to the family cat. And some chocolate poses a greater danger than others.
- Chocolate Smoke & Lilac Smoke In CFA: Past, Present & Future
A breeder looks at why and when CFA might accept the Chocolate Smoke and Lilac Smoke colors into the Persian standard...
- Chocolate/Lilac Division Timelines
Persian breeders have had to fight to get the colors of Chocolate and Lilac and all their various possibilities accepted in CFA. The battle for accceptance has spanned more than half a century and still continues today with the Chocolate/Lilac Smokes still not an accepted color in Persians in CFA...
- Choosing a Cattery Name
Choosing the perfect cattery name is part of the fun and excitement of taking your first steps along the road to being a breeder.
- * Choosing A Cattery To Buy From
You have decided you want to buy a special show kitten. Which cattery should you be purchasing from?
- * Choosing A Handheld Shower Sprayer For Bathing Your Cat
Whether you are bathing your cat at home or in your hotel room before the show, you need a good handheld shower spray to get the job done right. Learn how to choose the right sprayer for your cat's needs . . .
- * Choosing A Microscope
An inexpensive student-quality microscope is a smart addition to the cat breeder's medical chest. It can be used to identify parasites such as Coccidia, Giardia, Tritrichomonas foetus and even ringworm.
- * Choosing A Stethoscope For A Cat Breeder
Knowing how to use a stethoscope is a simple and useful skill every cat breeder can learn, and purchasing a stethoscope is not an expensive proposition. Here is how to pick the best stethoscope to suit the needs of a cat breeder.
- Chopy: My Story In My Own Words...
"Chopy" is not just a national-winning show cat and beloved feline . . . he is also a writer! He shares with our readers his unique point of view about being a show cat.
- * Chris Christensen Grooming Products
Although more known as grooming products for dogs, the cat exhibitor can also use this line of shampoos and conditioners to improve their feline's show presentation ...
- * Chronic Diarrhea
Feline chronic diarrhea can be one of the most frustrating problems faced by a cat owner.
- * Cidofovir Eye Drops
Because Cidofovir drops only require twice daily dosing, it offers a clear advantage over other topical antiviral eye drops that need to be applied much more often.
- Cinder's Legacy
Following the loss of a treasured cat, destiny seemed to lead a cat fancier and her husband in a unique direction...
- * Classic vs Mackerel: Persian Tabby Patterns in CFA
Tabby Persians can come in one of two patterns: Classic or Mackerel. Do you know the difference?
- * Clavamox
Clavamox is a penicillin-like broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms
- * Claws
All you wanted to know about claws but were afraid to ask...
- * Cleaning A Carpeted Cat Tree
Don't be intimidated by the challenge of cleaning a carpeted cat tree. Even the dirtiest cat tree can be made to look almost brand new ...
- * Cleaning Litter Boxes
While cleaning the litter box is arguably the least enjoyable part of cat ownership, there are ways to make the job easier, especially in a cattery situation...
- * Cleft Palate in a Newborn Kitten
The most common birth defect in cats is a cleft palate. There are some things you can do to reduce your chances of producing a kitten with this problem.
- * Clicker Training The Aggressive Cat
Clicker training offers you an effective communication tool to use with your cat. You can click and reward for subtle behaviors you normally wouldn’t be able to acknowledge. This can be particularly helpful when dealing with an aggressive cat.
- * Clindamycin
Clindamycin is a narrow range pet antibiotic most commonly used in the treatment of soft tissue infections, dental infections and bone infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.
- * Clipnosis
Clipnosis is a handy tool for the safe and effective handling of a cat — whether to make grooming procedures easier or performing minor veterinary procedures. Learn more about this technique . . .
- * Clipper Blades: Choosing the Right One For The Job
Learn how to choose the correct clipper blade for the haircut you want to give your favorite feline.
- * Clippers: Their Selection and Care
Clippers are one of the most expensive grooming tools you will purchase for your cats. Choosing the right one and learning how to care for it is a wise investment.
- * Clipping Teeth
Occasionally as a kitten grows, its jaw will go 'off' ... and its bite will be crooked. While this often corrects with time, the kitten's baby canine teeth can prevent or interfere with the re-alignment process. There is an answer to the problem - clipping the canines.
- * Clipping Your Cat's Nails
Regular clipping of your cat's nails is an important part of its grooming routine.
- * Clipping Your Persian: Choosing A Style
Clipping your Persian can make it more comfortable in hot weather, shorten bathing/drying time, prevent hair balls and lessen the amount of hair on the furniture. And you have quite a variety of hair clip styles you can choose from.
- * Closed Pyometra
One of the most serious health problems that can occur in a female breeding cat is if she develops a closed pyometra. Learn more about this life-threatening condition . . .
- * Clown Makeup
Kittens have an intrinsically clownish nature that is much appreciated by their owners. But clowning-around isn't the only thing a cat might share with those classic buffoons of the circus... Some show cats have been known to wear clown makeup!
- * Club Soda
Club Soda can be used to reduce or remove both tear and urine stains in all colors of cats.
- * Co-Ownership of a Cat
Of course there may be many reasons why two or more people decide to co-own a kitty, however there are 5 main reasons for co-ownership of a cat. It is a smart move to understand the pros and cons in any co-ownership situation.
- * Coccidia: A New Treatment
Coccidia are parasites that can cause mild to severe diarrhea. In worse cases, in young kittens, coccidiosis can be life-threatening. Learn about the latest treatment available.
- * Coccidiosis in Cats
Coccidiosis is a parasitic infection that causes severe diarrhea, especially in weaning kittens or debilitated adult cats. In some cases, coccidiosis can cause death, especially in young kittens. This article explains the current treatment options and an effective way to prevent future infections of coccidia in your cattery.
- Code of Sportsmanship
Sportsmanship is defined as behavior conforming to the rules and proper spirit of a sport. Does the cat fancy need an official Code of Sportsmanship?
- * Coffee Filter Bib
A bib can be an essential tool for keeping your immaculately groomed cat in purr-fect condition. An easy and inexpensive bib can be made from a simple coffee filter. Learn how . . .
- * Colloidal Silver
Could this often controversial alternative medicine have a place in your cat's health care? Read more to find out...
- Color Charts
Each article features a chart detailing a different color combination of sire and dam and the color of kittens they will produce when bred together.
- Color Inheritance in Cats
Every cat breeder needs to understand color inheritance. This series of articles will teach you the basics so that you can decide on pairings of cats parent that will produce kittens in your preferred colors.
- * Color Point Exotic Grands in CFA
Color Point Exotics present a special challenge to the breeder/exhibitor.
- * Colorbred
Do you know the meaning of the word "colorbred" as it applies to the world of cat breeding? Learn more about this breeding term and the philosophy behind it...
- * Colored Grooming Powder
Colored powders and chalks can be used to fine tune your cat's show presentation — but they must be applied properly and discreetly. Learn more.
- Colors of Persians
Enjoy photos of cats representing all the stunning colors of the Persian Divisions in CFA. Each article can be used as a visual reference to help you recognize each color of Persian.
- * Colostrum
A newborn kitten's first milk provides more than simple nutrition - it is critical in providing it with passive immunity to disease and infection for the first weeks of its life.
- * Common Drugs & Their Dosages
Here is a handy chart with the use and dosages of many of the most common drugs that a cat breeder should have in their favorite medical kit ...
- Companion Air
A new airline in the United States will cater to people traveling with their pets.
- Comparing Cat Registry Numbers
How many cats were registered in CFA, TICA and GCCF in the past few years? Which cat registries are growing in popularity? Which are declining?
- Comparing CFA and TICA
CFA and TICA are two of the most popular cat registries in the world. Many breeders register and show their cats in both organizations. Learn the differences you need to know between the two organizations.
- Comparing Persian Breed Standards From Different Registries
Are all breed standards created equal?
- * Comparison of Flea Medications
The weather is warming up! And even indoor cats may have to contend with a problem with fleas. What is the best option to prevent these little pests from camping out on your cat's body?
- Composting Your Cat Litter
Rather than just dumping your used cat litter into the garbage, filling up the landfills, consider recycling your litter into compost. What better way to combine a love of cats with a love of gardening!
- * Compounding A Medication In Butter
As a cat breeder, it is not usual to purchase medications in larger formulas rather than individual dosages to save money. The only catch is that the buyer must then divide the larger dosage into smaller cat-sized doses. While this can be done in several ways, mixing the medication in butter is a convenient and tasty method. Here's how to do it...
- * Compounding Medications
For the cat owner, learning how to compound medications can save money and make medicating a cattery easier. With a little care and information, anyone can learn this simple skill...
- * Compounding Pharmacies for Cats
A compounding pharmacy specializes in preparing customized medications for patients. In recent years, compounding pharmacies have grown in popularity and are now offering their services to animal patients too. Learn more . . .
- * Conditioning Bath
Knowing when, why and how to give the perfect conditioning bath will prepare your cat's coat for the show bath that will produce the perfect results.
- * Congenital Birth Defects
Do you know the meaning of "congenital"? Which are the most common birth defects in cats? Do you know what causes congenital defects in kittens? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
- * Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is a common problem of the eye in cats. Learn how to treat it and the concerns is may create in a cattery situation.
- Connie Stewart, CFA's Iconic Campaigner
CFA has lost a legend with the passing of the incomparable Connie Stewart of Wishes Persians. Connie carved her mark in the history books of CFA by showing cats that earned a total of 45 national titles . . . and in the process she left her imprint in the hearts of fanciers around the globe. This is her story . . .
- * Consider The Source
The internet makes it easier then it has ever been for people to share suggestions regarding problems from the most basic to the most complex. It is now even more important to consider the experience, wisdom and personal agenda of the person giving you the advice.
- * Constipated Kitten
Constipation can be a serious problem, especially in a young kitten. Learn what to look for and the treatment options you may need to consider...
- * Constipated Newborn
Constipation can be lethal in a newborn kitten. Lean the signs to watch form and how to help a newborn eliminate if it is suffering from constipation.
- Contracted Tendons
It can be very disturbing when a kitten is born with what appears to be one or more deformed legs. Often, the cause of the abnormality is contracted tendons—a condition which causes the leg to be stiff and/or twisted. Fortunately, contracted tendons can be corrected with physiotherapy before the kitten is walking. Learn more . . .
- Contracted Tendons of the Front Leg
Born with seemingly deformed front legs, this kitten and his breeder team together to work a miracle.
- * Controlling Gossip
You will never be able to control all of what other people say about you, but there are steps you can take to take control of gossip if you become a target ....
- * Controlling Static
If you have had a problem with static in your cat's coat, it's time for you to anticipate the problem and begin to take steps to avoid it. Learn about some of the options and products available for you to correct the problem of flyaway coat.
- * Convenia
Convenia is an injectable antibiotic that in one shot can take the place of giving an oral antibiotic for twice a day for 14 days. Learn more...
- * Cool Summer Treats For Your Cat
There is no reason your favorite kitty cannot enjoy a cool treat when the heat of summer is blazing. While ice cream isn't good for a cat, there are simple cold treats you can give your kitty instead.
- Coop Cup
A breeder shares the story of how a simple coop cup can be used to keep a stud cat's food high and dry.
- * Core Vaccinations For Your Cat
"Core" vaccines are those vaccinations that every cat needs to be given to protect it from common, infectious feline diseases.
- * Corneal Sequestrum
A Corneal Sequestrum is a condition of the cornea that only occurs in cats.
- * Coronavirus
The feline coronavirus and its connection to feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) may be one of the most misunderstood relationships in the cat fancy....
- * Corral Those Kibbles!
Are you tired of stepping on a stray cat kibble when you walk across the kitchen floor? Are you frustrated by the amount of kibble spilled from the cat dish that you have to sweep up and throw away? Here's a simple way to corral those kibbles and put an end to the waste...
- * Correct Way To Give Eye Drops
Understanding the best way to give eye drops will make medicating the occasional eye infection much easier for you and less stressful for your cat. Step-by-step instructions complete with photos show you exactly how best to administer eye drops to your cat...
- * Corticosteroids: Friend Or Foe?
Corticosteroids are a group of medications invaluable to the modern veterinarian. Sometimes considered a magic bullet, this group of medications can produce serious side effects if used indiscriminately.
- * Cosmetic Surgery in Cats
Cosmetic surgery is now available for cats. When is it acceptable? When is it unethical?
- * Cost of a Show Cat
Are you looking for new blood to add to your breeding program? Or maybe you are in the market for a new kitten to campaign this season. Perhaps you are just wondering what is a reasonable price for a show cat? This article has some things you should consider before answering that question...
- Cost Of A USDA Dealer's License
With the new USDA / APHIS rule in effect as of November 18th, 2013, cat breeders in the US will need to be considering their options when selling pet kittens. If you decide to apply for a dealer's license, how much will it cost? This article answers that important question for you . . .
- Could Cat Hair Help With The Louisiana Oil Leak?
Collecting your cat's hair could help save the wildlife endangered by the oil spurting underwater following the oil rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana ...
- Counting Cats
This article includes a lesson from a master clerk on how to read a marked catalogue and count the number of cats necessary to calculate national, regional and grand points.
- * Coupage
Coupage is a simple technique that can be performed at home to loosen accumulated fluid in the lungs by rapidly tapping rhythmically on the chest of the animal. It is particularly beneficial for animals suffering from lung infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This article teaches how to do coupage via photos and text ...
- * Courting A Sponsor For Your Cat Show
For a cat club needing funds to help put on a cat show, the support of a corporate sponsor may make the difference between a shoe-string budget and being able to put on a higher quality show.
- * Cow Hocks
Cow hocks are a conformation fault of the hind legs. This article includes diagrams, descriptions and protocols for improving the condition.
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- * Cow Hocks In A Kitten
See photos of a cow hocked kitten and learn about how the condition was improved through diet and exercise.
- CPC Designation - Let's be Accurate
Now that there is a DNA test to determine the pointed gene, it is possible for cat registries to institute a registration numbering system to reflect whether a non-pointed cat actually has the pointed gene.
- CPC: Can You Tell By Just Looking?
Can you tell a CPC from a 'pure' Persian just by looking at it?
- Crafting With Cat Hair
Here is an unusual craft book... it is filled with little projects you can make out of your favorite feline's shed hair.
- * Cranberries For Your Kitty: Good or Bad?
The benefits of cranberries to cats are based on how cranberries are used to promote better human health, particularly in reducing urinary infections. There is some evidence, however, that cats may not process cranberries in the same way as do people. So — are cranberries good for your cat? Or bad?
- * Cream Persian: An Historical Perspective
An excerpted chapter from 'The Book of the Cat', published over 100 years ago.
- Create A Free Facebook Page For Your Cat Club
Lorna Friemoth of NuDawnz Cattery provides step-by-step instructions describing how to create a free Facebook page for your cat club, how to use Facebook to promote your cat show, and how to increase spectator attendance using Facebook advertising.
- * Create Your Own Kitten Handbook
Every cat breeder can easily create their own custom 'Kitten Handbook' — a manual that answers most of the questions a new owner will have. Learn more . . .
- * Crooked Face
Occasionally, as a kitten develops, the two sides of its face develop at different rates. This may result in what cat judges call a "crooked face". This article discusses this phenomenon using photos...
- Crossing The Rainbow Bridge
This wonderful poem is a different version of the popular concept of our departed pets waiting for us on the other side of the rainbow.
- * Cuddle Curl
Ever good female cat who has kittens will exhibit the Cuddle Curl. This behavior is essential to the well-being of her kittens.
- IW, SGC Cullykhan Licence To Kill --
TICA Cat Of The Year 2014
The TICA Cat Of The Year for 2014 is a spectacular black and white Persian male named IW, SGC Cullykhan Licence To Kill. Nicknamed "Spud", he is bred, owned and campaigned by English breeder, Angela Millican.
This is his story . . .
- * Culture & Sensitivity Test
If an infection is not responding to the usual antibiotics it may be necessary to perform a culture and sensitivity test to determine the exact strain of bacteria that is causing the problem and the best choice of antibiotic to treat it.
- * Cutting The Umbilical Cord - When To Do It
There is increasing evidence that it may be better to wait longer before cutting a newborn kitten's umbilical cord. Learn why...
- * Cyproheptadine
Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine that can also be used as an appetite stimulant.
- Silver Persian Grands of Distinction
In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title -- the Grand of Distinction. The first (and only to-date) Silver/Golden to become a Grand of Distinction was a Shaded Silver neuter called GPD, RW Ladydi Romeo.
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