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- Racer's Journey
This is the story of a blue-eyed bicolor, and the bumpy path filled with grooming potholes he traveled with his owner on the way to obtaining the title of Grand Champion in CFA ...
- Rainbow Bridge
A wonderful story that can give comfort when a pet passes over.
- * Raising A Premature Kitten
Do you know the special techniques needed to help a premmie survive? Learn the answers to these questions and more ...
- Rapid Rabies Test
A new test can detect the presence of rabies in an animal saliva sample within 30 minutes, providing vital information much sooner than traditional testing methods.
- * Rating Your Kittens
Every breeder wants to do an excellent job of rating the quality of the kittens they produce... but how?
- * Raw Food Diet: Pros & Cons
While the majority of cat owners feed a commercial cat food, there is a growing number of people who advocate feeding a raw food diet to felines because it is considered more natural. This article discusses the pros and cons of feeding cats a raw diet...
- * Reabsorbed Kittens
If a cat pinks up at three weeks, has her pregnancy confirmed by palpation or x-ray, arrives at her due date but has no babies inside her, it is likely that she has reabsorbed her kittens.
- * Read Your Cat's Mind
Have you ever watched your cat staring out the window into the night and wondered what it was thinking? It is possible to read your cat's mind if you know how to interpret its "language"....
- * Ready To Go To A New Home
When the time approaches for a kitten to leave its breeder, there are things you can do that will help prepare the kitten for the change and help to make the transition go as smoothly as possible . . .
- * Ready To Wean
How do you know when your kittens are ready to wean? Is a when they turn 6 weeks old? Is it when their mom rejects them? Or is there some other sign to watch for that indicates the kittens are ready for solid food?
- Recipe For Kitties
When God created kitty cats...He had no recipe?
- * Recognizing Pain In Your Cat
Most cats are expert at hiding any sign that they are in pain. Learn what to look for that is a symptom that your cat may be in trouble...
- * Record Keeping During The Campaign
Get organized! Keeping a record of your cat's show results will help you campaign better. See why.
- * Record Keeping For The Cat Breeder
Record keeping is one of those 'things' all breeders need to keep. Good record keeping is one of the signs of a good breeder.
- Recycling Rosettes
Great ideas for the re-use or re-purposing of your old show rosettes.
- GC, RW Red Sky Wooden Ships Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
A prolific sire is lost... but his legacy lives on in the tabby Persians, Exotics & Lynxpoint Himalayans of the modern day.
- * Red Flags or Buyer Beware
Caveats every buyer should know about - the red flags when purchasing a new kitten
- * Red Raspberry Leaf
Red Raspberry Leaf has been known and used for many years by cat breeders and pregnant women to help to give birth.
- * Red Raspberry Leaves and Marshmallow Root
Did you know these two simple herbs can be used to supplement your pregnant queen's diet and help her have an easier delivery and produce more milk?
- Reducing The Number of Abandoned Cats
In difficult economic times, we all can work towards helping ensure that every cat has a good home...
- * Refinement, Coarseness & Balance
Understanding refinement, coarseness & balance, and how the three relate to the evaluation of a show cat is part of developing your 'eye' for a good cat.
- Registration Statistics
Is the cat fancy growing? Or is the cat fancy shrinking? We compare the kitten registration statistics of CFA, TIC, GCCF and the puppy registrations of the American Kennel Club to see which registries are doing better than others.
- * Remaining Small
How many cats is enough for a viable breeding progam? How many cats are too many?
- * Removing a Retained Baby Tooth
Occasionally a kitten's baby tooth may not fall out when the permanent tooth comes in. To avoid ruining your kitten's bite, you may need practice some feline dentistry.
- * Reporting Adverse Reactions To Vaccines or Drugs
If your cat has a bad reaction to a vaccine injection or medication , it is important that you report it to the relevant parties in order to try to minimize the problem happening to another animal.
- * Reproductive Problems in Female Cats
Evaluating your queen's reproductive success is part of what every breeder must do periodically to maintain strong and health breeding stock.
- * Responsible Breeder or Backyard Breeder
What's the difference?
- * Retained Placenta
If your cat gives birth and retains a placenta, it can be a serious risk to her health.
- * Retirement
Retirement... When the time comes, how will you handle it?
- * Retiring Your Stud Cat
When a stud cat has contributed all he can to your breeding program, the time will inevitably come when you will consider retiring him from his manly duties. What will be his next step?
- * Reviving A Newborn Kitten
One of the critical skills every breeder should learn is the various techniques for helping a newborn kitten to start breathing.
- * Rhinitis & Sinusitis
Rhinitis and sinusitis, together called rhinosinusitis, are a relatively common condition that most cat breeders will encounter from time to time...
- Ribbon Collar For Your Kitty
Need a way to dress up your cat for the holidays? How about creating your own custom holiday ribbon collar? Mollie Shutt shows you how to make a stunning ribbon collar for your cat . . .
- * Right Of First Refusal
Some breeders add a stipulation into their kitten contracts that they will have the right of first refusal should the buyer ever want to sell their new kitten. Learn why you may want to include this clause in your kitten contract...
- Ringworm Battle Plan
There is NO 'one step' solution to eliminating fungus from your cattery. You need to use all the weapons at your disposal to defeat this most persistent of enemies.
- * Ringworm Testing: Do Your Own Fungal Cultures
Performing your own ringworm fungal cultures is a relatively easy thing to do and can save you money and heartache in the long run if you suspect ringworm in your cattery. Learn how to test for ringworm at home :-).
- * Ringworm: What To Look For
Do you know what ringworm looks like in its earliest stages? In a nursing kitten? At its most severe? This article features a variety of photos that show the many faces of ringworm....
- * GC Ristokat's Against All Odds
PandEcats debuts a new feature that will prove invaluable to every breeder wishing to improve their ability to evaluate kittens and predict how they will develop into adulthood.
- * Ristokat Pet Kitten Contract
This is the pet kitten contact used by Ristokat Himalayans.
- * GC, RW Ristokat's Chippendale
GC, RW Ristokat's Chippendale shares his photos with you - from 3 weeks to a year later, see how he developed from promising kitten to regional-winning adult
- * Rivalta Test for the Diagnosis of FIP
This simple test can be helpful to differentiate between fluids in the body cavity caused by FIP and those caused by other diseases, and thus avoiding a possible mis-diagnosis of FIP in cats under the age of two years.
- Road To Grand
Jodell grands her first cat!
- * Rocky Road
This photographic essay follows the inspirational progress of an unusual injury to the skin of a newborn Abyssinian kitten named Rocky...
- Rodent Ulcer Medical Case History
Follow the treatment of a Exotic Shorthair neuter that developed a severe rodent ulcer.
- * Rodent Ulcers
Have you ever had a cat develop a small red sore on its lip? It was probably a rodent ulcer. Learn what to do and how to prevent it from reoccurring again. . .
- * Ronidazole
Ronidazole is the off-label medication used against the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite that can be a cause of diarrhea, especially in young cats....
- Routine & Enrichment Makes For Healthier Cats
A 2011 Ohio State University study shows that cats become healthier if they have a predictable routine and enriched lifestyle. Learn more!
- * Runt of the Litter
Why is there sometimes a smaller kitten in a litter? Can it be prevented? Will the kitten always be smaller?
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