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- * Imprinting In Kittens: The First Seven Weeks
The smart cat breeder can teach their kitten life skills and bring out the best in its personality by taking advantage of a kitten's "imprinting" time — the first seven weeks in a kitten's life.
- * Magic Broth
Every cat breeder needs to know how to prepare 'magic broth'. Homemade broth is really very easy to prepare and can literally be a life-saver.
- * Magnetic Bar
A magnetic bar can be fastened to the wall to conveniently hold combs, brushes, scissors and nail clippers!
- * Make Bathing Your Cat Easier
Learn the tips that make bathing your cat a more pleasant experience for both of you.
- * Making A Golden From Scratch
Munira Murrey shares with you her personal 'recipe' for producing a Golden Persian.
- * Making Cat Show Cage Curtains
Basic Instructions on how to sew (or glue!) your own unique set of cat show cage curtains.
- * Making Your Cat Photos Better
There are several things you can do to make your photos look better before publishing them on your website.
- * Mal-A-Ket Shampoo
Malapet Shampoo is a medicated shampoo used on cats for dermatological conditions responsive to Ketoconazole and Chlorhexidine Gluconate. It has both antifungal and antibacterial qualities. Amongst cattery owners, it is most often used to fight ringworm.
- * Malaseb Shampoo
Malaseb Shampoo is a staple in the fight against ringworm in a cattery situation. It can be used as a maintenance shampoo in the cattery as well as a preventative treatment against ringworm.
- * Male Calico & Male Tortoiseshell Cats
While calico and tortoiseshell cats are usually females, occasionally a cat of these beautiful colors is a male. Learn why this happens, and whether a male calico or tortoiseshell is valuable (or not)...
- * Male Cat's Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Every cat breeder should know the location and function of the organs associated with the urinary tract and reproduction of the male cat... it may save your cat's life!
- * Mammary Hyperplasia
Mammary hyperplasia is a condition characterized by the rapid growth of the mammary tissues.
- GC, RW Marcus Roxanne of Anz, DM
The dam of a total of 19 Grand offspring, GC RW Marcus Roxanne of Anz DM is CFA's #1 producing Persian female, and #2 female all breeds. This is her story...
- * Marking Your Catalogue at the Cat Show
There really is NO right or wrong way to mark your show catalogue... but learn how the ring clerk does it.
- Martha Kohlmeyer of Odin Persians
Martha will always be remembered as one of the pioneers of lilac Persians under her Odin cattery prefix.
- * Mastitis
Mastitis is an infection of the mammary gland of a nursing cat that can be life-threatening. Learn how to check for it and what to do if your queen develops mastitis.
- * Mastitis Medical Case History #1
Follow the symptoms and treatment of a young Exotic Shorthair female who develops mastitis after giving birth to a singleton kitten...
- * Mastitis Medical Case History #2
This is the case history of an Abyssinian female that developed an unusually fast-acting mastitis infection that required surgery...
- * Mating Act
One of the most unusual things the beginning cat breeder learns about is what to expect during a typical male-female feline mating encounter.
- Maurice Ruble, Budmar Persians
Maurice Ruble of Budmar Persians passed away in April 2014. For almost a quarter century Maurice bred beautiful Persians, mostly bicolors, that he generously shared with breeders around the world. He was a unique and talented man.
This is his story . . .
- Me or We
A display of poor sportsmanship provides food for thought...
- Meaning of the Ribbons at a CFA Cat Show
What each ribbon is for and how your cat earns them.
- Meat Concentrate
Janice Reichle of Diadem Silvers shares her recipe for making a beef broth that is a high nutrition life-saver for an ill cat who will not eat.
- * Medical Abbreviations
Reading a veterinarian report or prescription instructions for your cat can sometimes be like reading hieroglyphics... Here is a handy dictionary of medical terms just for the cat breeder.
- Medical Information Via Microchips
A new microchip implanted into your cat can actually tell you its temperature!
- * Medicated Shampoos
Whether your cat needs a shampoo for dry irritated skin, or to kill fleas, or to deal with a fungal infection, choosing the right medicated shampoo can improve your kitty's problem ...
- * Medications For Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Corticosteroids are the cornerstone of treatment for inflammatory bowel disorders (IBD) in cats but may be used in combination with other drugs. This article looks at the most common drugs used to treat IBD . . .
- * Meet The Breeds: The Persian Breed Booth
Follow the evolution of the Persian Breed Booth that debuted at the first "Meet The Breeds" show ...
- * Megaesophagus
Megaesophagus is a serious condition where a cat experiences a decreased or loss of the ability to move food down the esophagus. This leads to frequent regurgitation of food and aspiration pneumonia that can be life-threatening. There is treatment that can help ...
- * Menopause and the Cat
With the exception of elephants, killer whales and pilot whales, no mammal species undergoes menopause other than humans. This means that cats do not experience menopause. Despite this, there are changes in a female cat's reproductive health and productivity as she ages.
- Mentoring and the Animal Rights Crazies
While ARists try to ban companion animals, the truth is, we need more good cats, not less. We need more good breeders, not less. And this means we need to find new breeders and mentor them.
- * Mentorship: A Double-Edge Sword
There are many positives and a few negatives inherent in any mentorship situation. Whether you are the Mentor or the Protege, learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of mentoring...
- * Meowing Manipulators
Evidence suggests that cats have a vocabulary of meows meant to manipulate their human family :-).
- * Metacam
Metacam is the brand name for meloxicam, a drug often prescribed as a pain reliever for cats and dogs. While it does provide powerful pain relief, Metacam can have serious side effects in cats. Learn more.
- Michael Brim: In Memorium
The cat fancy bids farewell to a man who contributed greatly ...
- Microchip Safety
A review of a old research papers suggests that lab mice and rats have a risk of cancer developing at the site of microchip implants. Should this concern breeders and owners who microchip their cats?
- * Microchipping Your Cat
Microchipping is a permanent, safe and affordable way of ensuring that your cats are individually identified.
- Microthalmia In A Pixie-Bob Kitten
Follow the story of a Pixie-Bob kitten born with one eye smaller and less developed than the other....
- * Microthalmia/Microphthalmia
If an eye (ophthalmia) does not grow to its full size and is smaller (micro) than it should be, the condition is known as Microthalmia. Learn what causes this condition and what the future may hold for a cat with the problem....
- * Midnight Crazies
Learn how to tame that wild-cat that seems to come out only when the clock strikes midnight.
- * Milk and Your Cat
Did you know it is not actually recommended that you give your cat cow's milk? This article discusses why and offers better options to give your cat...
- * Milk Replacers For Hand Rearing Kittens
If a mother cat has insufficient milk for her newborns, or if she should she reject her babies, it falls upon the cat breeder to hand feed or supplement the kittens. When this happens, you will need to find a good milk replacer for the kittens. Here are a few popular choices...
- * Mini-Clippers
Light, small and inexpensive, mini-clippers make an invaluable addition to your grooming box.
Minoxidil can be lethal to your cat!
- GC, RW Missionhill Fait Accompli
Accompli is the culmination of many years of selective breeding, combining a cream CPC and a black Persian with the Missionhill silver lines. What is remarkable about him is that in spite of having extreme Persian type he still retains the distinctive expression of the silver Persian.
- * Missionhill Cattery
When building an indoor cattery there were many factors to be considered. Enjoy a tour of the Missionhill cattery along with detailed construction tips.
- * Mite Fight
Sometimes referred to as Walking Dandruff, fur mites are often the reason for excessive scratching and skin excemas. Often misdiagnosed as a food allergy, learn how to tell when your cat might have a mite problem and how easily it can be dealt with the us
- Mite Nightmare
A breeder tells about her experience with ear and fur mites.
- * CH Mockingbird X-Quiz-It
View a photo essay showing the development the Exotic female, CH Mockingbird X-Quiz-It, from 4 weeks to one year of age.
- * Modified Live Or Killed Vaccine: Which Should You Use?
Modified-live versus killed vaccines - which is the best choice to use in a cat breeding program? Learn the pros and cons between the two different types of vaccine and the factors you need to consider to choose the one that works best for you ...
- * Momma Cat Has Fleas!
As we enter the flea season, you may need to be prepared to deal with the pesky varmints on a pregnant or nursing kitty. What should you, and more importantly not, do about it?
- * Money Making Ideas For Your Cat Show
Putting on a cat show is an expensive proposition, so a cat club needs significant funds to be able to produce a show year after year. Here are tips for helping to fill the club coffers ...
- * Monitor Your Cats From Your Cell Phone
You can use your computer, tablet or smart phone to watch your cats wirelessly from another room in your home, or while you are away at work, or from across the country at a cat show . . . and this can all be accomplished for less than a $100 investment.
- * Morning Sickness
Just like human mothers-to-be, cats can experience bouts of morning sickness when they are pregnant. Learn what you can do to help settle the stomach of the expectant queen...
- * Most Common Upper Respiratory Infections In Cats
Herpsvirus, Calici and Chlamydia are the three most common URIs in cats. For the cattery owner, knowing how to recognize which disease one is dealing with, and the appropriate treatment, can save hundreds of dollars in veterinary fees and untold frustration. This article includes an easy to use chart to help you determine which upper respiratory infection your cat might have . . .
- Most Popular Cat Breeds
Which are the most popular breeds in the world? Not an easy question to answer. Looking at kitten registration numbers and over-all trends, one is able to come to some conclusions regarding which are the top five most popular pedigreed cat breeds in the world...
- * Mother Nature Takes A Wrong Turn
Follow the intriguing medical case history of two genetic accidents that happened to a Himalayan kitten that produced a very unusual appearance; one that created an unusual eye and one of unusual sexual identification ...
- * Multi-Generational Contracts
The Multi-Generational Contract places controls, not only on the kittens produced by the purchased cat, but also places restrictions on the kittens produced by the first generation, and in some cases even the second generation of cats down from the original purchased animal. Should you sign one? Should you have one on your own kittens for sale?
- * Mummified Fetus Case History
Follow the experience of one breeder as her Persian cat, Star, gives birth to five healthy kittens - and two mummified fetuses ...
- * Mummified Fetus In Cats
While not common, occasionally a pregnant cat may give birth to a mummified fetus along with fully developed, healthy kittens. Learn more about this condition and its causes ...
- My First Cat Show
Mollie shares her experience as a first-time cat exhibitor as she takes her beautiful dilute calico British Shorthair, Angelina, to a CFA show in Utah. . .
- My First Show
Adia remembers her first cat show...
- My First Siamese Grand
An exhibitor shares her experience granding her first cat, and how much the support and encouragemnt of others means to a 'newbie'
- My Philosophies
The editor of PandEcats.com, shares her personal life philosophies and illustrates how she has applied them to her involvement in the cat fancy.
- * GC, GP, NW Mystichill Mighty High
A photo essay features GC, GP, NW Mystichill Mighty High, a triple national winner - as a kitten, a whole cat and as a spay!
A new breeder custom renovates her home to accomodate her kitties
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