Titles beginning with "F"
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- Facebook For Catteries
Facebook can be a fun place to show off your cats and highlight their show accomplishments. Mollie shares her ideas for creating a Facebook page for your cattery . . .
- Facebook Tips For Cat Fanciers
With over a billion users, there is no denying Facebook is a massive online presence. There are many ways that a smart cat fancier can use Facebook to promote their cattery, their breed, their cat club and their organization . . .
- Fading Kitten - A Case History
A breeder shares her experience with Fading Kitten Syndrome
- * Fading Kitten Syndrome
Stop losing newborns! One of the most disheartening things that a cat breeder can experience is the seemingly senseless deaths of newborn kittens who blindly cry and struggle to live while nothing we or our vets do can save them. Now there is an antibioti
- * Failure To Thrive Kittens
Occasionally, a healthy-seeming kitten will not grow as expected, falling behind in size compared to the other kittens of its litter. This type of kitten is often labeled as "Failure To Thrive".
- * Falling From High Places
Cats seem to have an uncanny ability to survive falls from high places.
- * False Pregnancy
Thinking your cat is pregnant only to discover she is instead experiencing a false pregnancy is disappointing, but not necessarily a tragedy.
- * Famciclovir
Famciclovir is currently thought to be the most effective and safest medication for the treatment of a Feline Herpesvirus-1 breakout, especially in a cattery situation. Learn the proper dosage and dosing protocol for this once-a-day medication . . .
- * Fancy Friends
In the cat fancy, what is a true friend?
- Farewell Peter
The cat fancy has lost Peter Romich of Grandaries Exotics who passed away last Sunday.
- Fattest Cat Dies
Meow, the 39 pound cat touted as the fattest cat in America, loses his battle with obesity...
- * FCK: Part One - An Overview
This is part one in an article about Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome
- * FCK: Part Two - Treatment Options
Part Two about Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome discusses treatment options in detail.
- FDA Warning
The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet Jet^(TM) transdermal vaccination system device.
- Fear Of The Bath
Have you ever encountered a full-grown adult cat that becomes hysterical near water and fights tooth and nail to avoid a bath? Learn this simply technique of behavior modification that will help the kitty make friends with water....
- * Fecal Float Test
You can easily learn how to do a fecal float - testing your cat's stool for common parasites.
- * Feline Calici Virus - FCV
Calici is also called the 'Limping Kitten' virus since this is the most dramatic symptom of this common upper respiratory virus. Our article discusses the disease, its symptoms, prevention, treatment and choice of vaccines against it.
- * Feline Cardiomyopathy
When diagnosed and treated early, there are many successful options for cats with heart disease. Learn the symptoms and treatments available.
- Feline Fantasy
April is National Poetry Month. It is an honor to share with our readers a short poem that captures the essence of why we treasure each kitty. . .
- * Feline Herpesvirus
Feline Herpesvirus is the most severe of the common upper respiratory viruses. Understanding how to combat this virus is an essential tool in every cattery's management practices.
- * Feline Herpesvirus-1 Carrier Cats
Once your cattery has experienced a feline herpesvirus infection, virtually all of the infected cats will now be carriers of the virus. A "carrier" cat represents a possible future source of the infection because it can have a relapse and begin shedding the virus at any time. Learn more . . .
- Feline Husbandry Book Available Online Free
Chapters of Dr. Neils Pedersen's book on Feline Husbandry are now available on the UC Davis website.
- Feline I.Q.
A Korat breeder lists just a few of the behaviors that demonstrate her cats' clear intellectual superiority.
- * Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
A cats doesn't develop cavities in same way that a person does... but when it does get a toothache, it's a bad one!
- * Feline Panleukopenia
Panleukopenia, often called feline distemper, is a highly contagious disease caused by a parvovirus (FPV) that is closely related to canine parvovirus in dogs. This article details everything you need to know about this potentially lethal infection.
- * Feline Rebound
This product is specially formulated for the cat who is not eating or drinking properly.
- Feline Virus Studied To Understand Drug Resistance
Researchers will be studing cat virus in order to better understand why some animals become resistent to certain drugs.
- * Feliway
Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone that can be effective in reducing a cat's stress level and changing unwanted behavior such as spraying and scratching ...
- FeLV: The Forgotten Killer
As we swap kittens and breedings, we often worry about ringworm, intestinal parasites, and upper respiratory viruses. But how often do we remember the silent, but oh so deadly, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)?
- * Female Infertility Part 1: Evaluation
Infertility is the inability to conceive or to carry a pregnancy to term. Failure of a female cat to produce kittens can arise at any stage of the reproductive process.
- * Female Infertility Part 2: Causes & Treatments
Learn the main causes of female infertility in the cat and suggest treatments
- * Femoral Head Fractures In Cats
The top of the femur bone in the hind leg of a cat forms the ball of the hip joint. In kittens, the head of the bone has a growth plate. This growth plate is susceptible to developing fractures or breaks, especially in large breed kittens. Learn more about how you can minimize the risk of your kitten suffering such a fracture . . .
- * Fenbendazole
Under the brand name Panacur, Fenbendazole is a widely used medication against Giardia in cats.
- * Fever Coat
Something cat breeders see on from time to time, especially on black kittens, is an unusual hair color change called 'Fever Coat'. What is it? Why does it happen? What can you do to change it? Learn the answers to these questions and more . . .
- * Fibrosarcomas
A Fibrosarcoma is a relatively rare but aggressive type of cancerous tumor. Learn what to look for and what to do about it.
- FIFE & IDP Titles Explained
Understand the difference between the titles awarded in FIFE and the IDP
- FIFE Show Awards
Understanding the titles in FIFE
- Filling Out a CFA Entry Form for a Cat Show
Are you planning on entering your first cat show? Or maybe you are mentoring a newbie with their first show baby. Here's the information you need to fill out an entry form correctly.
- * Finding Your First Show Cat
When getting started in the cat fancy, the first steps will involve purchasing foundation stock for one's breeding and showing program. This is the best advice a newcomer to the cat fancy will ever receive concerning how to buy a first show cat!
- * Fine-Tuning The Show Bath
Learn the various ways of "tweaking" your cat's show bath to produce the finest results possible....
- * FIP Outbreak
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is one of the most misunderstood diseases in veterinary medicine. Despite its name, FIP is NOT contagious, yet occasionally, a cattery or shelter will experience an outbreak of FIP. This article discusses how and why this happens and how to deal effectively with the problem should it happen to you...
- * FIP: Fact and Fiction
If there is a single health issue that most frightens the cat breeder, it is a diagnosis of FIP, Feline Infectious Peritonitis. While we don't know as much about this fatal disease as we would like to know, there are also several myths about the disease t
- * FIP: Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Feline Infectious Peritonitis or FIP is one of the least understood and most frustrating diseases to diagnose in feline medicine. This article will help dispel some of the confusion that surrounds this fatal disease....
- * First Aid Kit
Having a well-stocked first aid kit for your cats is as important as having one for yourself. An emergency can occur at any moment and it is always better if you are prepared to handle it. Here is a list of basics that should be included in your cat's first aid kit.
- * First Aid Procedures
Since you never know when there might be an emergency, spending a few minutes to learn basic first aid procedures is a good idea -- and it may just save your cat's life.
- First Bath
Every new cat owner has to face that dreaded first bath of their new feline.
- First Cat Video Award Winner
The first-ever cat video awards were held in Los Angeles with thousands of proud cat owners competing for the coveted grand prize of $15,000. And the winner is...
- First Cat, Second Cat
One of the first challenges for newbies entering the cat fancy is finding their first cat. Share one breeder's positive experience about how she found her first show baby... and her second... and...
- First CFA Show in China
The first CFA show in mainland China took place in Beijing on March 6-7, 2004.
- First Longhaired Exotic Grand In CFA
GP Calivan's Party Doll of Davlor is the first Longhaired Exotic to Grand in CFA history!
- First Person Cat
First Person Cat, by Jacque Heebner, is a crime story about an intuitive tortoiseshell Persian who uses her feline abilities to solve the murder of her owner and prevent the killer from committing a second crime.
- First Pointed Exotic Becomes A National Winner in CFA
For the first time, a pointed Exotic Shorthair has become a National Winner in CFA. This is his story...
- First Pointed Exotic Shorthair DM in CFA
- First Show
Jodell (the newbie) and her cat, Bear, go to their first show...
- First Time National Winning Owners
Three members of PandEcats.com have campaigned cats to the coveted National Winner title for the first time!
- * First Twelve Weeks
The first 12 weeks of a kitten's life are the most critical in it development.
- * Fish Amoxi For Cats
A visit to your local pet store may hold the answer to an inexpensive, prescription-free source of amoxicillin for your cat.
- Five Generation Pedigree for Persians
The CFA board has changed their mind about the 8-generation requirement for registering Persians from other associations
- * Flagyl
Flagyl (Metronidazole) is a useful antibiotic against a wide range of conditions including Giardia, diarrhea and some upper respiratory infections.
- * Fleas On A Nursing Queen & Her Kittens
What should you do if you notice fleas on a mother cat and her kittens? What can you use to kill the fleas - but not hurt the queen and nursing kittens?
- * Flehmen Response In Cats
Cats have a variety of interesting behaviors in their repertoire. One if the most unusual and amusing is called the Flehmen Response.
- * Float The Coat
You may have done a wonderful job shampooing your cat ... but a poor job of rinsing the coat can make all your efforts pointless if there is any soap left behind. So... how can you make sure you have rinsed all the product out of your cat's coat? Easy! Learn how to "Float the Coat"...
- * Flooring For Cats
Choosing the right flooring can make a huge difference in the look and cleanability of your cattery. Learn how to make a wise choice...
- * Fluconazole / Diflucan
Fluconazole is an antifungal drug that is effective against both yeast and fugal infections, including ringworm. It has fewer side effects than most other antifungals. Learn more . . .
- * Fluff-Out
Looking for a product to add volume to your cat's coat? To keep the hair in place? To eliminate static? To add shine? You want Fluff-Out!
- * Fluid Replacement Solutions
One of the essential techniques a cat breeder should be aware of is the use of subcutaneous fluid therapy to provide supportive care to a dehydrated feline.
- Flurbiprofen Warning
Several cats owned by people who used a topical cream containing Flurbiprofen have died. Flurbiprofen cream is used to reduce pain associated with arthritis or injury. Learn more . . .
- * FLUTD - Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder or FLUTD is a general name for a wide variety of possible urinary tract problems. Understanding this common urinary disorder is important for any cat breeder.
- Food For Thought
Treat other persons as you know they should be treated, and as you wish them to fairly treat you.
- * Foods That Are A Feline No-No
Many of the foods in your own kitchen are a danger to your cat, causing everything from a mildly upset tummy to possible fatal conditions.
- * Force Feeding A Cat
If your cat stops eating for more than 48 hours, it is imperative that it receive nutrition or risk developing liver disease. Learning some simple techniques of force feeding a kitty may save it from developing a serious health problem.
- * FortiFlora Feline Nutritional Supplement
FortiFlora is a probiotic nutritional supplement developed for cats. It has proven most effective in stimulating appetite in poor eaters and helping to treat cats with diarrhea.
- * Four Stages Of Estrus
As the breeding season starts to gain momentum, the time is ideal to review the four stages of estrus...
- Frequent Flyer Miles For Pets
Travel with your cat and receive Frequent Flyer Miles!
- Froggie Toe Caper
Tiger transforms into his alter-ego, Purr-lock Holmes, to solve the problem of a missing digit from a green amphibian. It's the Froggie Toe Caper . . .
- * Front Load Dosing
"Front Load Dosing" is a medicating protocol that is used at the beginning of a course of drug administration that can be used to jump-start the effectiveness of the medicine prescribed ...
- * Fucithalmic Vet Eye Drops/Gel
This slow release, antibiotic eye drop/gel is receiving raves from many cat owners who have battled infections unsuccessfully with other products. Learn more about this eye medication.
- * Fuller's Earth
Fuller's Earth can be used to help remove excess grease from coats, to dry a wet coat or to add fullness and body to the coat. Learn the best ways to use this excellent product.
- Function Of The Cat Breeder
What is the function of the cat breeder? Although each person must define their purpose as a cat breeder individually, there are probably some goals and purposes with which most people would agree ...
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