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- Packing With EW Grooming Powder to Reduce and Prevent Eye Staining
Learn the best techniques for 'packing' your cat's eyes to prevent or reduce eye stains.
The story of cat who started it all for a British breeder.
- * Pain Medication For Surgery
Until relatively recently, pain medications were thought to be unnecessary for cats recovering from surgery. Medical opinion on providing animals with post-surgical pain pain medication has begun to change however, so should you or shouldn't you request pain medication for your cat following surgery?
- * Paint Scraper: A Handy Tool In The Cattery
Using a paint scraper can make cattery maintenance just a little bit easier and faster. Learn how you can lighten your cleaning chores by using one of these wonderful little gadgets....
- Painted Cats Is A Spoof
Recently, the internet has been ablaze with emails showing photos of everyday felines apparently 'painted' by their owners in a variety of decorative colors and designs.
- GC, BW, RW Palmetto's Dallas
CFA's Best Smoke & Shaded Persian and the Southern Region’s 7th Best Cat for 2012-2013 is a black smoke male named GC, BW, RW Palmetto's Dallas.
Bred, owned and shown by good friends, Pat Lichtenberg & Leslie Carr, this is their story . . .
- * Palpating For Kittens
Learn how to palpate your queen to confirm pregnancy and count kittens. This is a useful skill for the modern cat breeder to develop!
- * Pancreatitis
The cause of pancreatitis is not known. However, recognizing the clinical signs is important as early detection is essential.
- PandEcat.com Wins Cat Writers Award
The Cat Writers Association has awarded PandEcats.com the Muse Medallion as Best Online Publication!
- PandEcats Page Design Updated
In this issue, PandEcats.com unveils the second stage in our new website design, including Title Cats on all our Cat Breeder listings!
- PandEcats' Name & Logo
We look back to our beginning... to our roots...
- PandEcats.com Is On Facebook!
PandEcats.com is pleased to announce that we have now joined the Facebook community, with a brand new fan page!
- Panthat Cattery
Karen Thomas, DVM invites you to tour the cattery she and her husband designed and built especially for her Panthat Burmese. . .
- * Paper Cat Clubs
Do you know what is meant by a "paper club"? A paper club is a cat club that exists for the specific purpose of giving the owner of the club a full vote at the CFA Annual meeting. Learn all about paper clubs, how they came about, the power they represent and their influence on the future landscape of CFA...
- Parti Wai Celebrates Two DMs!
CH Frenchcats Nimbus of Parti Wai, DM and GC, GP Parti Wai Easter Bonnet, DM 'Puffy' and 'Bonnie' each earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit within just a few months of one another. Proud owner, Gloria Busselman of Parti Wai Persians shares the story of her two exceptional felines.
- * Particolor National Winners in CFA
The winningest 'Parti Girls' in CFA History
- * Particolor Persian DMs
This is a list of the Parti Girls in CFA who have earned the breeding title of Distinguished Merit!
- * Particolor Breed Winners in CFA
This well researched listing of the Particolor Persian Breed Winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
- Particolor Persian Grands of Distinction in CFA
In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title — the Grand of Distinction. This article tracks the Particolor Persians that have earned this prestigious title to-date, separated by year, and listed alphabetically . . .
- * Parts of the Cat
Before you can begin to analyze the structure of your cat, you need to know the names of various parts.
- * Paternity Testing
With advances in recent years in DNA testing, a breeder can now have kittens tested to verify parentage.
From major players in 'Cats and Dogs' to supporting cast in 'Austin Powers' pedigreed cats are gaining recognition as movie stars!
- * Pectus Excavatum
Often referred to as funnel chest or inverted sternum, Pectus Excavatum is an unusual chest wall deformity sometimes found in kittens.
- * Pedigree Programs: Part One
Before you decide to invest in a pedigree program, you will benefit by looking at a comparison of the various software brands that are available...
- * Pedigree Programs: Part Two
In Part Two of Pedigree Programs we look at software programs which not only deal with pedigree information, but also include features to help you in your cattery management needs.
- * Peeing Inappropriately
Few behavioral problems are as frustrating as the cat that pees inappropriately. Sometimes a simple trick can stop the problem, depending on the reason why the cat is not using its litter box. Learn several easy tips that may make all the difference in your kitty's bathroom manners ...
Adia Kilpatrick continues the story of her first litter of kittens.
- * Pemphigus Foliaceus In An Himalayan Cat
Follow the story of a young Himalayan and her battle against the skin condition called Pemphigus foliaceus.
- * Pemphigus Foliaceus In Cats
Pemphigus foliaceus is a severe autoimmune disorder that is characterized by pustules and scabs on the skin. Learn the best treatments for this unusal disease ...
- * Penicillin for Cats
Penicillin is an effective, broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections in cats.
- People Behind PandEcats.com
In the two years since PandEcats.com began, over 180 people have made contributions to our website with either actual articles or research for an article.
- The People Behind Our Ezine
The people behind the scenes of PandEcats share a bit about themselves...
- Pepper's Story
A kitten recovers from a bizarre eye trauma
- Perfect Kitten
Everyone wants a perfect kitten... but it helps to be reasonable :-)
- Persian Breed Standard Changes 2004
A few refinements to the description of an ideal Persian head have been approved by the CFA Board.
- Persian HCM Fund Established
The WINN Feline Foundation has established a fund specifically to investigate Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Persian cats & to find a DNA test to detect the disease . . .
- Persian In Slow Motion
A beauty of a Persian cat in full coat is captured in a video shot in s-l-o-w-m-o-t-i-o-n.
- Pet Allergies
Allergies are one of the most common reasons why owners take their cat to see their veterinarian.
- Pet Cat/Kitten Contracts (Samples)
We have collected samples of several different Pet Contracts. Our members may use them in their entirety or choose bits and pieces to incorporate into their own cattery contracts.
- * Pet Contract Sample (A)
Every breeder should use a simple contract when selling their pet kittens.
- * Pet Contract Sample (B)
A simple pet kitten contract
- * Pet Contract Sample (C)
This sample of a pet contract
- * Pet Contract Sample (D)
This pet contract
- * Pet Contract Sample (E)
This sample pet contract
- * Pet Kitten Contract
The simplest and most basic contract the cat breeder needs is a Pet Kitten Contract.
- Pet Owners Live Longer!
Okay... Now we KNOW why we should all own a cat or two :-)))
- Pet Owners Losing Faith in Pet Food Companies
The recent recalls of pet food may result in a backlash against feeding commercial pet foods
- Pet Psychic
Do you believe a pet psychic can talk to your cat and discover what it is thinking?
- Pets 911
In a veterinary emergency, this is a link to your nearest Emergency Veterinary Hospital.
- * Petsilk Grooming Products
Petsilk grooming products feature a wide range of shampoos and rinses formulated with all natural silk fibers and herbal extracts.
- * Pheromone Calming Collars
Will a collar that constantly releases calming feline pheromones help your cat with behavioral issues? Perhaps . . .
- * Paraphimosis In A Male Cat
Paraphimosis is a condition that occurs when a stud cat cannot pull his penis back into its prepuce, usually following his mating with a female cat. Learn more about this serious problem...
- * Phimosis In A Stud Cat
Phimosis is a condition in a male cat that can prevent him from breeding successfully and make his career as a stud cat a non-starter because he is unable to extrude his penis from his body. Learn more about this problem and how with surgical treatment, it can be corrected...
- * Photo Fraud
More and more, breeders are purchasing cats based solely on photos they see on the internet or receive by email. Caveat Emptor means you need to be aware of some changes that can be made to photos that are unethical.
- * Photographing Your Cat
Are you frustrated because the photographs of your kitten just don't do it justice? Learn the secrets to taking better photos of your cat!
- Photos of Kittens Born With Twisted Legs
There is great variation in how contracted tendons affect the leg of a newborn. This collection of photos will help the cat breeder understand and evaluate better the condition of a kitten born with twisted legs . . .
- * Pica
Pica is an unusual behavior sometimes seen in cats. It is the habit of eating non-food items.
- Pictorial Case History Of A Black Persian Kitten With Fever Coat
If you have never seen a kitten with a fever coat, this is the article for you. Cat breeder Tracy Bayarena of Rare Earth Persians shares her experience with a litter of kittens born with fever coat. In particular, she took photos of one black kitten named Zorro showing how his fever coat changed from birth to adulthood . . .
- * Pill Pockets
If you have ever struggled to get your cat to take its medicine, you might want to consider giving it in a Pill Pocket. This tasty cat treat is designed to wrap around a pill or liquid medication.
- * Pill Popper
With a handy pill-popper, giving medications to your cat will be less of be a struggle. Every first-aid kit should include one!
- * Pill? Liquid? Or Injection?
Most cat owners dread having to give kitty any medicine. If you have the choice between giving a pill, a liquid or an injectable, which form of medication is best? Which should you choose?
- Pink Solution
This Canadian-made cleaning product has some unique uses including addressing skin problems in the cat.
- * Pinking Up
The first clear indication of a cat's pregnancy is the phenomenon known as 'pinking up'
- * PK Deficiency In Cats
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, also known as PK Deficiency or PK Def, is a genetic disease that causes anemia in an affected cat. PK Deficiency is caused by a mutated gene that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Recent studies have revealed that in some breeds of cats up to 30% of the population has the PK Def gene.
- PKD Genetic Test Available!
The eagerly anticipated genetic test for PKD is now available at the University of California, Davis.
- * PKD in 2006
An overview of polycystic kidney disease traces the progress the cat fancy has made dealing with the problem in cats in the last decade.
- * Placing A Kitten In A Family With Young Children
The bond between a child and a cat lasts a lifetime and enriches their lives as nothing else can. However, failing to teach a child how to handle a kitten properly can result in suffering on the part of the cat and, in some cases, injury to the child... so a child must ne taught how to be gentle with the new feline member of the family...
- * Plants, Poisons, and Other Dangers To Your Cat
There are many products, plants and common household objects that can pose a danger to your cats. PandEcats.com has compiled three extensive lists of dangers that you must be aware of in order to safeguard your cat.
- * Platinum Beginnings
The story of Silver Persian kittens who turn to Golden as adults.
- Play Nice
A breeder remembers her first 'show' cat and encourages exhibitor's to welcome newbies, regardless of the quality of their cat.
- Playwickey Retiring
Diane Castor of Playwickey Himalayans is closing down her breeding program after almost 4 decades. This is her story and her words and emotions as she views the nearing of the end of her career as a cat breeder.
- Pleasing The Spectators
Visitors to a cat show not only contribute to the finances of the cat club but are potential future kitten buyers and breeders. It is in the best interest of the cat fancy to make the spectators' experience at the cat show as enjoyable and memorable as possible. Here are a few suggestions ...
An exhibitor shares her thoughts on campaigning during the last few weeks of the show season.
- * Plus-Nyan: Feline Friendly Architecture
Asahi Kasei is a leading home builder in Japan that has gained a reputation for building homes with uniquely integrated features designed especially for the comfort of the family cats. Enjoy his ideas for making your home more cat-friendly . . .
- * Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can quickly become life-threatening in the cat if not treated quickly. This article discusses the symptoms and treatment for the condition ...
- Point Charts & E-Points
Essential Tools for Your Campaign or just granding your cat in CFA.
- * Poisoned!
Do you know what to do if you suspect your cat has been poisoned?
- * Politics Part 1: The Art of Politics
The first in a fascinating three-part series on how to make politics work for you instead of against you. Part One discusses the different types and styles of politics.
- * Politics Part 2: What kind of show exhibitor are YOU?
The second in a three-part series on politics work takes a look at how different exhibitors attempt to influence the judge
- * Politics Part 3: Making Politics Work FOR You!
The final article in our three-part series on how to make politics work for you instead of against you :-)
- Polyprenyl Immunostimulant
A drug developed to treat feline herpes virus (FHV) has also shown promise against the dry form of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)...
- * Ponazuril
Similar to Baycox in its action, Ponazuril is used off-label to treat and kill coccidia in cats. This article details treatment protocols including how to use Ponazuril as a preventative against future infections of Coccidia . . .
- * Poopy Butt
Poopy Butt is an unscientific (but very descriptive) term that refers to the condition that happens when a kitten develops a ball of feces that sticks to the hair of its rear end, often covering the anus and preventing the kitten from defecating properly.
- * Poor Litter Box Habits
The cold truth is that one of the most frustrating behavioral problems a cat breeder or pet owner may face is poor or bad litter box habits. But there are things you can do to cure your kitty of its dirty behavior.
- * Poor Maternal Instincts In A Cat
Most cats are excellent mothers, so it can be very disheartening when a queen fails to properly care for her kittens. Evaluating the degree, seriousness and consequences of the individual queen's poor mothering instincts will allow you to formulate a plan to either improve her mothering skills or eliminate her from your breeding program.
- * Popular Sire Syndrome
Understanding and avoiding the dangers of the Popular-Sire Syndrome is important for every breeder in order to protect both their own breeding program, and perhaps the long-term future of their entire breed...
- Possum: Tail of Two Kitties
"Possum" is the name of a most unusually marked kitten. Half Himalayan and half tortoiseshell, this unique feline is a chimera - the result of two different embryos fusing together early in their development and growing as a single individual!!!
- * Post-Delivery Queen
Knowing what is 'normal' behavior in a female cat following the delivery of her kittens is important in determining whether or not to intervene in her care of her newborn litter...
Beware of potpourri - it can kill your cat!
- * Powder Packing A Dilute
Learn the classic grooming technique to help a dilute coat appear its palest and voluminous best.
- * The Power of The Puff
Training a cat is not always an easy thing. What is the best way of disciplining a feline friend?
- * PRA... Blind! And It's Hereditary
Could you have a blind kitten and not know it? The problem is called Progressive Retinal Atrophy, a genetic condition.
- Practice Makes It Easier
Are you afraid of giving your cat an injection? Does tube-feeding intimidate you? How about giving a cat a pill? Learning new skills can seem overwhelming to the new cat breeder. The good news is that if you can muster up the courage (and knowledge) to try, almost everything is easier to do with just a bit of practice.
- GC, RW Prancenpaws Glamor Shot of Ristokat, DM
When a new breeder starts out, often their greatest wish is to find a foundation female for their breeding program. Follow the story of how Ristokat's Himalayans first show cat was a dream come true.
- * Prednisone
Prednisone is a medication that is used to combat a wide variety of disease conditions...
- * Pregnancy & Delivery Record Keeping
Good record keeping is an essential for the smart cat breeder. In particular, keeping detailed records of each female cat's past pregnancies and deliveries enables you to evaluate whether things are progressing typically for that particular girl in her current pregnancy. This article details the things you need to track.
- * Pregnancy Schedule Of A Cat
This article discusses what happens to a cat's body when she is pregnant. Included is a chart showing the progress of the pregnancy from the first day of breeding until the date the queen gives birth to her kittens.
- * Pregnant With Ringworm
It is always upsetting to discover ringworm on any cat in a cattery situation - but it is especially distressing if the cat in question is pregnant. What do you do next? While you should not give the mom-to-be any oral anti-fungal medications, you do have other options to treat both her and her babies....
- * Premature & Full-Term Kittens In The Same Litter
Premature and full-term kittens CAN occur in the same litter. This article explains how this happens, and shows you ways to avoid this problem when breeding your queen.
- * Premature Births
Discover the cause of premature births, plus the signs and prognosis of various degrees of premature birth in kittens.
- * Premature Kitten
Do you know how to tell if a kitten is premature? Learn the signs that should raise a red flag that you may need to provide extra care if the newborn is to survive ...
- * Premature Litter Born With Septicemia
Follow the medical history of a pregnant Bengal queen that gives birth prematurely to a litter of kittens with septicemia.
- * Prenatal Care of The Pregnant Cat
Before breeding your female queen, know the steps you should take to help her answer the extra demands a pregnancy and deliver a healthy litter.
- * Preventing Cats From Chewing Wires
Not only can chewing and biting electrical cords result in terrible harm to your cat, including burns, electric shock or death, it can lead to a house fire. In this article, you'll find a number of handy suggestions aimed at preventing your cats from chewing wires and cords in the home . . .
- * Priceline - Saving on Show Travel
Going to a show and staying overnight? This cat breeder shares her secret how to save money on motel & hotel stays, airfares & car rentals.
- * Probiotics
Probiotics as a feeding supplement have been growing in popularity. Learn more about these beneficial bacteria and the part they may play in promoting the health of your cattery...
- * Process Cat
Sometimes when you cannot find the 'perfect' cat for your breeding program, you decide to use a cat that has some of the characteristics you want — even though it doesn't meet all your needs. This is called a "Process Cat".
- * Prolapsed Rectum in a Cat
Dr. Leah Montgomery explains her treatment of a 3 month old female Persian kitten who developed a prolapsed rectum, complete with photos.
- Prolapsed Rectum in an Exotic Kitten
Follow the detailed medical case history of a 10-week old Exotic Shorthair kitten that experienced a prolapsed rectum that recurred five times. When traditional purse-string surgery failed to correct the problem, the kitten was operated on to actually sew the colon to the body wall . . .
- * ProMagic Powdered Cottage Cheese
To improve coat and skin you may want to try adding this food supplement to your cat's normal diet.
- * Props In Cat Photos
Thoughtful use of props in your cat's photograph can enhance the image and create a special picture of your favorite kitty!
- * Protect Yourself
Exercise some common-sense precautions to protect yourself and your kitties from the possible dangers that some prospective 'buyers' may present
- * Protests Between Cat Breeders
Anyone can file a protest against a cat breeder with their registering organization. Understanding what you can and cannot file a protest about and how to be successful will save you a lot of emotional wear and tear.
- * Proven Cat
Purchasing a proven cat is often a good way to jump start your breeding program... but it is important to know what questions to ask the seller about the cat's breeding history before you make your purchase...
- * Pulse Dosing
The term "pulse dosing" refers to administering several courses of a medication, with a "rest" period in between. Learn more about this useful drug protocol ...
Adding pumpkin to your cat`s diet can be a real benefit in dealing with diarrhea or constipation.
- * Punnett Square & Cat Genetics
A Punnett Square is a useful tool for breaking down genetic scenarios into smaller pieces that are easy to understand. The cat breeder can use a simple Punnett Square to predict the color of kittens from a specific mating -- or the chances of a unique characteristic being passed along.
- * Purple Cat!
Have you ever used a new shampoo and discovered it turned your white cat an unflattering shade of purple?
- Purr-fect Bath
An exhibitor of national-winning Persians shares her grooming secrets in a new DVD!
- * Purr-fect Vibrations
The purr of a cat has a magical quality. And part of the purr's magic is that we don't really understand how a cat does it.
- Purrfect Vibrations
The purr of a cat has a magical quality. And part of the purr's magic is that we don't really understand how a cat does it.
- Purrlock Holmes
Betty Sleep of Carraig Birmans, has written a children's book featuring a Birman crime fighting cat named Purrlock Holmes!
- * Pursuit of Excellence
Being a breeder means developing an eye for a good cat and embarking on the pursuit of excellence.
- * Pyometra Symptoms
Because pyometra can be life-threatening, it is important to recognize the symptoms. See photos of the most definitive sign of pyo - discharge!
- * Pyometra: How To Save Your Queen's Breeding Career
Just because your queen has pyo, there is no reason she can't recover and produce many future litters of healthy babies, IF you use the correct antibiotic AND hormone treatment.
- * Pyothorax In Cats
Pyothorax is a bacterial infection that develops in the chest cavity of the cat and results in pus accumulating in the area between the lungs and the chest wall. It is a very serious condition and can be fatal if not treated aggressively.
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