Titles beginning with "N"
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- Name Change
Sometimes when a breeder buys a new kitten it already has been named and registered. What do you do if you just don't like its name? Or its name is too long for you to add your cattery name to the end? Well, you can change it... sometimes...
- * Nasal Discharge
A runny nose is a common complaint from cat owners to their veterinarians. It is important to know the different types of nasal discharge and what they may mean about your cat's health.
- * Nebulizer Formulas
Several variations on the basic medication formulas for use with your nebulizer. Nebulizing is an excellent way of giving medication to a sick cat, especially one suffering from respiratory problems.
- * Necropsy
A necropsy, also called a post mortem, is an essential tool in determining the cause of death of an animal.
- * Neutering A Male Cat
It is helpful for every cat breeder to be familiar with the surgical procedure to neuter a male cat. This photo essay follows the operationfrom pre-surgical preparation to completion...
- * Neutering Your Retired Stud Cat
When a stud cat retires, he will usually be neutered. Do you know what changes to expect? How long will he remain fertile? Will he stop spraying? Learn the answers to these questions and much more...
- * Never Double Up On Faults
While cat breeding is part art and part science, a basic principal that smart breeders following in mating cats is to never to breed individuals together that share a common fault . . .
- New CFA National Awards Structure
With CFA's continued growth and expansion around the world, the board has unveiled the new structure for earning National Awards that will address the challenges of global competition . . .
- New Chocolate Milestone
Read the story of Rocky, the first ever chocolate or lilac Persian to be ranked in the top 3 of breed nationally in CFA!
- * New Mother Cats Making Mistakes
Have you ever considered how confusing and frightening it must be to a cat the first time she gives birth? She has only her instincts to tell her what to do. Sometimes, instinct is not enough to prevent the new mom from making a fatal mistake...
- * New Technique For Hand-Feeding Nursing Kittens
A dog breeder has developed a new method of hand-feeding newborns that uses a cosmetic wedge sponge to substitute for the usual bottle and nipple. Learn more about this interesting method and decide for yourself if this might work better next time you have to hand-raise a litter of kittens . . .
- New-Style Cat Bib
Having trouble using a traditional cat bib to keep your show kitty clean? Try this new style cat bib from Melida Murrey of Loralyn Himalayans!
- Newbie 101: Research
The second article in our series for Newbies... Tips for where a novice can begin to learn more about their breed, showing, breeding, grooming and the cat fancy.
- Newbie Lessons Learned
Jodell shares the wisdom she has gained while showing her first kitten.
- Newbiedom News
A newbie shares her thoughts on the CFA mentoring program.
- * Newborn Exotics: Shorthair or Longhair?
Exotic fanciers have a special challenge that is unique to their breed - How do you tell if those new babies are going to be Shorthairs (Yea!) or Longhairs? Time will tell. But for the more impatient person, there are things you can look for on a newborn
- * Newborn Kitten's First 24 Hours
Being born is a stressful event. Even if a kitten is born strong and lively, the first 24 hours can be a dangerous period. So what does the cat breeder need to know to help every kitten survive and thrive during its first day of life?
- * Newborn Kittens - Do You Know What To Expect?
Do you know what is normal in a newborn? How it should act? Do you know the signs that something is wrong?
- * Newborn Loses Tail
This is the story of what happened when a mother cat who accidentally bit off her newborn's tail...
- * Newborn With Strangled Foot
A kitten is born with its umbilical cord wrapped around its foot, cutting off the circulation.
- * Newborns With Fleas
Ridding newborn kittens of fleas is more difficult than dealing with an adult or older kitten simply because the flea products that are used on older cats cannot be used safely on nursing newborns. Learn the only safe way to kill fleas on newborn kittens...
- * Ninth Week
Do you know what you should be doing in your cat's ninth week of pregnancy?
- * Nioxin Hair Products
Want your cat to have more hair? More volume? Thicker hair? Nioxin manufactures a line of human hair products developed specifically for thin or thinning hair that you may want to consider adding to your cat's grooming routine.
- * Noisy Neighbors
A cat show can be a noisy place that can intimidate even the most laid back kitty.
- * Non-Prescription Purchases For Your Feline Medical Kit
Consider this list of non-prescription items that you should have in your cat's medical kit.
- * Non-Refundable Kitten Deposit
In order to reserve a kitten for a buyer, many breeders accept a deposit. The kitten deposit may or may not be refundable. If your kitten deposit is non-refundable, there are certain precautions you may wish to take to protect those funds...
- * Normal Ranges For Bloodwork & Urine In The Cat
This article contains a handy chart showing the various tests, units of measurement and normal ranges that appear in the report when your veterinarian runs a complete blood panel or urine test on your cat.
- * Not In My Region
Placing restrictions on where a cat can be sold or shown is becoming commonplace in the cat fancy.
- * Nursing Kitten Throwing Up Curdled Milk
What do you do when a nursing kitten throws up curdled milk? Why is the milk curdled? Is it serious?
- * Nursing Mother Cat In Heat
Occasionally a mother cat will come into season while she is still caring for a litter of kittens -- and this can affect her milk to the detriment of her nursing babies.
- * Nutri-Cal
Nutri-Cal should be an essential part of every breeder's arsenal of feeding supplements.
- * Nutrition For The Pregnant Cat
Providing the best nutrition for your pregnant cat will ensure that her kittens get the best start to life possible.
- * Nystagmus
Nystagmus refers to repeated, to-and-fro, involuntary eye movements that can be a symptom of a serious problem with the nervous system.
- * Nystagmus Case History
This is the story of a bicolor Persian kitten who developed a high fever from unknown causes that resulted in permanent occasional nystagmus - uncontrolled, jerky, back and forth eye movements.
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