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  • * Safe Drugs For Pregnant Cats
    Do you know which medications are safe to give to your pregnant cat? And which drugs may pose a potential harm to her kittens?
    May 2019

  • * Safe-Guarding Your Kittens Once They Leave Your Home
    Breeders all want their kittens to go to wonderful new homes. Do you know the four things you can do that will help protect your kittens welfare once it leaves your care?
    August 2005

  • * Safety In The Hotel Room
    Even a five star hotel room can pose a danger to your cat. Learn how to cat-proof your hotel room to make your stay enjoyable and safe for your feline roommate.
    February 2005

  • Saying Good-Bye
    The hardest decision you may ever make may be the final gift you can give to your cat.
    March 2002

  • * Scales For Weighing Kittens
    When you purchase a scale, there are certain features you need to consider in making a wise purchase.
    June 2016

  • Scam! Beware!
    Kitten sellers need to be aware of an email scam that has been around a long time, but still catches the occasional cat breeder with a knock to their wallet.
    November 2015

  • * ScatMat
    The†ScatMat†is a touch sensitive training pad which quickly conditions cats to avoid areas by emitting a mild harmless static pulse when the cat steps on it.
    June 2013

  • Scoliosis and Vertebral Fusion In A Cat
    This is the story of an Oriental Shorthair named Shrimpbait who was born with a condition called scoliosis. A twisting and fusing of the bones in her spine left her permanently leaning to the right . . .
    February 2016

  • * Scoop on Poop
    Your cat's bowel movements can tell you a lot about how he is feeling. Enjoy a handy chart that helps you get the scoop on what the poop is telling you.
    July 2003

  • * Scratching Posts & Cat Trees
    With a huge selection available in the marketplace, how do your choose the best one for your kitties?
    June 2017

  • * Scruffing A Cat
    Scruffing a cat is a useful technique for immobilizing a kitty to keep it calm and cooperative for grooming or medicating. With a little practice, anyone can become expert at scruffing a kitty quickly and easily . . .
    February 2015

  • * Sculpting Mistake
    This brave exhibitor shares with you the error of her ways :-)... and how she made the best of things gone wrong...
    October 2004

  • * Sculpting Your Persian Cat, Part 1: Why? What? Where? When? How?
    If you are a novice, one of the most challenging skill you will need to acquire is the art of sculpting your Persian's head. This article is the first in a seven part series that will teach you everything you need to know.
    February 2001

  • * Sculpting Your Persian Cat, Part 2: Tools & Techniques
    You too will find the job of sculpting your Persian Cat both easier and more successful if you buy good quality grooming tools. Without the right equipment, it will be difficult to do a good job. Here is a complete list of what you will need, and the best
    March 2001

  • * Sculpting Your Persian Cat, Part 3a: The Step-by-Step Sculpting Process with illustrations
    Part 3a will explain each step of the sculpting process, complete with line drawings to illustrate in a simple way exactly what we are referring to on the cat's face.
    March 2001

  • * Sculpting Your Persian Cat, Part 3b: The Step-by-Step Sculpting Process with photos
    In Part 3b we will follow the actual sculpting of 'Oscar', a five month old cream Persian male. With photos taken at every step, you will really be able to 'see' how to take an kitty from hairy to show ready.
    April 2001

  • * Sculpting Your Persian Cat, Part 4: Photos of Mistakes to Avoid
    Now we are going to look at some of the common mistakes that are made as we learn to perfect the sculpting of our Persian cat.
    April 2001

  • * Sculpting Your Persian Cat, Part 5: Compromises
    Whenever you are sculpting, you may need to make a choice about how removing hair from one portion of the face will affect the appearance of another part. Sometimes you need to compromise. Once again, we illustrate with great photos.
    May 2001

  • * Sculpting Your Persian Cat, Part 6: Before & After
    Photos showing a variety of cats before sculpting and after... The comparisons help you to understand the difference sculpting can make.
    May 2001

  • * Scurf
    Scurf is the word used to describe a scaly or shredded dry skin condition on your cat.
    March 2018

  • * Scurf From Being Bred
    A scurf (dry, flakyskin condition) that is unique to cats is the result of the irritation to the skin when it is gripped by the teeth of a male cat as he grabs and holds the female's skin on the back of her neck when mounting and attempting to breed. Learn more...
    November 2018

  • Second Time Around
    An exhibitor shares her story of granding her cat... twice!
    November 2016

  • * Seeing In Color: A Cat's Perspective
    One of the most common questions veterinarians are asked it whether cats see in color...
    March 2008

  • * Selection & Care of Scissors
    A good pair of hair scissors will help you groom your cat to perfection. Learn how to select the best pair for your needs and how to care for them properly.
    July 2016

  • * Self-Righting Reflex
    The cat's ability to always land on its feet when falling from a height is legendary. Learn how it accomplishes this feat...
    July 2015

  • Senior Cat Program
    An animal shelter institutes a special policy to help their older felines manage better while waiting to be adopted...
    April 2008

  • * Separate Litter Boxes For Mom And Her Kittens
    Do you know that if you provide separate litter boxes for your mom-cat and her kittens, it is one way you may have healthier kittens? Do you know how to stop kittens from using their mother's litter box? And visa-versa? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
    December 2012

  • * Septicemia
    Septicemia is an infection that is seen in kittens under two weeks of age. It is a generalized bacterial infection of a kitten's system that can quickly lead to death.
    May 2009

  • * Septicemia In A Newborn Kitten
    Follow one breeder's experience in trying to save a litter of kittens with with a suspected case of septicemia...
    May 2009

  • * Setting Up A Cageless Cattery
    What is a cageless cattery? How do you go about making your cattery 'cageless'. Why do most breeders prefer to have a cageless cattery?
    November 2007

  • Setting Up Cage Curtains
    Pamela Martin of CastlePaws Designs answers the question, 'How do I set up my new show cage curtains?'?
    July 2004

  • * Setting Up Your Benching Cage at the Cat Show
    Basic Instructions on how to wrestle your curtains onto the cat show cage.
    February 2002

  • * Settling The Kitten Into Its New Home
    Next to actually being born, the most stressful day in a kitten's life is the day it leaves the home of its birth to start its life with a new family. That's why it is so important for the kitten's breeder to provide detailed instructions to the prospective buyer telling them the best way to settle their new kitten into their home and family.
    June 19

  • * Seven Day Food Changing Plan
    To avoid a tummy upset when changing the food you are feeding your cat, it is almost always better to introduce the new food gradually. Here is a simple 7-day plan to effectively switch your cat to a new brand or type of cat food.
    July 2017

  • * Sex Chromosomes
    By definition, a cat breeder is interested in kitty sex. It is a major part of the job. On a genetic level, the cat breeder needs to learn about the sex chromosomes -- those unique chromosomes that determine whether a kitten will be male or female, a boy or a girl.
    April 2015

  • * Sexing A Kitten: Part 1
    Determining the sex of a newborn kitten is not always as simple as it sounds. See photos of young male and female kittens and learn what to look for.
    April 2004

  • * Sexing A Kitten: Part 2
    Due to popular demand, this article is a follow-up to Sexing A Kitten: Part 1.
    May 2004

  • * Sharing Pedigrees: Good Or Bad?
    Some breeders believe in sharing their cats' pedigrees. Some breeders do not. Learn the reasons why people are either for and against the making public their cat's pedigrees...
    October 2010

  • * Shaving Your Cat's Nose
    Exhibitors of well-presented Silvers and Goldens and tabbies take care that the mascara on their cat's nose leather is not obscured by hair along the edge of the nose leather. The best way of emphasizing good nose mascara is by shaving the hairline around
    August 2000

  • * She Is A He!
    An Abyssinian breeder discovers her kitten has an identity crisis ...
    April 2010

  • * Shedding
    Your cat has cycles of hair growth and cycles of increased hair loss. The phases are affected by several different factors, some that you can control . . . and some that you can't.
    April 2016

  • Shelter Success Story
    A city pulls together and an innovative idea saves kittens lives.
    January 2007

  • * Shipping Your Cat By Air
    Learn how to prepare the carrier, choose the best airline, and ensure that your kitty arrives safely.
    March 2019

  • Should Judges Campaign Cats?
    Increasingly, the average exhibitor in CFA is questioning the fairness of competing against cats owned and campaigned by judges
    June 2006

  • * Should You Feed Your Cat A Raw Food Diet?
    A nutritious, balanced diet is essential to keeping your cat healthy. The challenge is choosing which food to feed your feline. One of the choices might be an all raw food diet...
    August 2012

  • * Should You Help Your Cat Give Birth?
    Do you believe in helping your pregnant queen deliver her kittens? Or do you mostly leave her alone to have her babies? Learn the pros and cons of each style. . .
    February 2018

  • * Show Bath by Fabuls
    Vikki Valentine describes the bathing routine she follows to present her stunning FABULS Bicolor Persians. This article includes step by step photos of the grooming routine.
    January 2002

  • Show Count Announcements
    Why should cat clubs be required to announce their show counts?
    June 2006

  • * Show Etiquette 1: In Your Benching Area
    Ten things we can do to make the show hall a happier place to spend the weekend.
    July 2000

  • * Show Etiquette 2: At Ringside
    When we go to ringside, we not only want to behave politely, we must consider our behavior in light of the rules of good sportsmanship.
    August 2000

  • * Show Etiquette 3: Etiquette and Sportsmanship
    Etiquette and Sportsmanship are each basically defined by a set of (often unspoken) rules. This article discusses how to be a true winner no matter whether you cat wins a rosette or not.
    September 2000

  • * Show Grooming A Black Cat
    This article discuss everything you need to know about a black cat's coat. Learn the best "tricks" to presenting your black cat to purrfection . . .
    October 2017

  • * Show Hall Dos And Don'ts
    The start of a new show season is a bit like New Year's Day. Regardless of what happened last season, or how you may have behaved, the slate has been wiped clean and you have the opportunity to write a different story... maybe a better story...
    May 2012

  • Show Is Born
    A photo-essay of setting up for the cat show... from an empty arena to the finished show hall.
    January 2004

  • * Show Kit
    What do you need to include in your show kit? Indeed, what do you need to pack to go to your show?
    November 2012

  • * Show Kitten Contract
    Special conditions may be part of the Show Kitten Contract so that both Buyer and Seller understand each other's expectations.
    September 2003

  • * Show Momentum
    The cat show season is almost one-third done. For most exhibitors, this marks the time when campaigns heat up and things become more serious. Now is the time you want your cat to be gaining momentum in the show ring. . . but how? This article answers that question . . .
    August 2015

  • * Show Report
    Learn how the experienced exhibitor gives a show report with easily understood details.
    November 2003

  • Show Ring Number Cards
    This article includes downloadable templates for printing sets of show number cards for both CFA and TICA
    January 2005

  • * Show? Breeder? Pet?
    Have you ever wondered exactly what 'show quality' means? What's the difference between a 'show' kitten and a 'top show' kitten? How is a show kitten different from a breeder/show kitten?
    April 2001

  • * Show-Proofing Your Kitten
    Learn the training tips that will help your kitten shine at the shows.
    February 2013

  • Showcase Your Cat On The Gallery
    Are you proud of your kitty? You can now feature your cat in the title graphic of any page in our Gallery!
    June 2008

  • ShowCatsOnline Web Design
    Lee Harper invites you to visit her website, ShowCatsOnline Web Design, if you are looking for a designer to create or update your cattery website.

  • * Showing A Female In Season
    What should you do if you have your female cat entered in a show, you are on the road Friday night, and as you are checking into your hotel, she starts to call?
    June 2018

  • Showing A Household Pet
    Learn about showing a household pet!
    January 2006

  • * Showing A Male Cat That Sprays
    Having your male show cat begin to spray in the judging ring can feel like the end of his show career - but there are things you can do to make it easier on everyone and still keep showing...
    February 2012

  • * Showing For Less
    With the halfway point of the show season fast approaching here are a few tips for reducing show campaign expenses.
    November 2018

  • * Showing More Than One Cat In The Same Class
    Depending on circumstances, the exhibitor may choose to show two (or more) cats in the same class at the same time. Learn the reasons why and how best to handle the challenge of showing more than one cat in the same class!
    October 2009

  • Sh-Sh-Shush!
    Do you know when you can talk to a judge in the show ring? And when you shouldn't? If a person is a non-officiating judge that is visiting or exhibiting at a show, have you ever shown them your new kitten and asked for their opinion? Is that allowed?
    November 2013

  • * Shy Show Kitty
    What can you do when your beautiful show cat is afraid or intimidated in the judging cage?
    August 2002

  • * Signs of Distress In A Newborn Kitten
    The key to detecting signs of distress in a newborn is OBSERVATION. This article discusses what to look for in your newborns ó and what to do if you see a problem.
    July 2017

  • * Silent Heat
    Occasionally a female cat will be in heat, but show none of the telltale behaviors. When a queen displays no sign of being in season, she is said to be in a 'silent heat'. Learn how even a queen in silent heat can be successfully bred.
    March 2016

  • * Silver & Golden Persian DMs in CFA
    A list of Silver & Goldens in CFA who have earned the prestigious breeding title of Distinguished Merit
    February 2005

  • * Silver & Golden Persians
    Janice Reichle of Diadem Silver Persians discusses the origins and challenges of breeding and exhibiting in the Silver & Golden division.
    July 2004

  • Silver Is Precious: Part 1
    Janice Reichle tells of story of the development of Diadem silver Persians and in the telling also traces the progress of the silver Persian from its beginnings.
    May 2008

  • Silver Is Precious: Part 2
    This is the second in a 4-part series tracing the development of the Silver Persian through the eyes of Janice Reichle of Diadem Silvers. Part 2 discusses the prominent breeders and cats of the 1970s.
    May 2008

  • Silver Is Precious: Part 3
    This is the third in a 4-part series tracing the development of the Silver Persian through the eyes of Janice Reichle of Diadem Silvers. Part 3 discusses breeding techniques...
    July 2008

  • Silver Is Precious: Part 4
    This is the final installment of a 4-part series tracing the development of the Silver Persian through the eyes of Janice Reichle of Diadem Silvers.
    July 15

  • * Silver National Winners in CFA
    The Silver National Winners in CFA.
    May 2003

  • * Silver Persian Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of the Silver and Golden breed winners in CFA includes a photo of the first cat to earn the BW title in the division, GC, BW Gray-Ivy Keepsake of Silver Paws, a chinchilla silver female.
    July 2007

  • Silver Persian Grands of Distinction
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title -- the Grand of Distinction. The first (and only to-date) Silver/Golden to become a Grand of Distinction was a Shaded Silver neuter called GPD, RW Ladydi Romeo.
    July 2017

  • Silver Persians: You've Come A Long Way Baby! Part 1
    This is the first of a three part series by Janice Reichle of Diadem telling the story of the development of the silver Persian in the US in the 1950s.
    August 2008

  • Silver Persians: You've Come A Long Way Baby! Part 2
    This is the second of a three part series by Janice Reichle of Diadem telling the story of the development of the silver Persian in the US in the 1950s.
    September 2008

  • Silver Persians: You`ve Come A Long Way, Baby! Part 3
    The third part in the series about the development of the silver Persian in the US.
    October 2008

  • * Silver Roots: Part 1
    The first in a three part series on the beginnings of the Silver Persian.
    January 2003

  • * Silver Roots: Part 2
    Part 2 of the history of the Silver Persian.
    February 2003

  • * Silver Roots: Part 3
    The final article in the series detailing the history of Silver Persians.
    February 2003

  • * Silver Tabby Persians: An Historical Persepctive
    Enjoy this historical perspective on the development of the silver tabby Persian.
    April 2008

  • GC, RW SimbaKui Evolutionary Design
    This is the story of a silver Persian kitten who campaigned for a national win . . . and missed by less than 22 points. GC, RW SimbaKui Evolutionary Design was CFA's Best Silver/Golden Persian kitten, 3rd Best Allbreed Kitten in the Southern Region, and 30th Best Allbreed Kitten for the 2013-2014 show season.

  • * Simbelair
    The cat fancy recently lost one of the Grand Dames of Persians - Lois Weston of Simbelair Cattery fame died last month. She leaves behind an Incredible legacy.
    September 2002

  • Singing The Blues
    Blue Silvers and Blue Goldens are stunning colors of Persians that are seeking to progress from AOV to championship status in CFA.
    March 2006

  • * Six Steps To Eliminating Ringworm In Your Cattery
    Every cattery owner shudders at the thought of a possible ringworm infection in their cats, but should it happen to you, it can be beaten. Learn the six steps to eliminating ringworm from your cattery . . .
    July 2014

  • * Skeletal System of the Cat
    Understanding the bones of the cat is a useful tool in understanding structure and development of your cat.
    March 2004

  • * Slippery Elm
    Slippery Elm is a safe, non-toxic herbal remedy that is especially useful for helping cats with digestive upsets or diarrhea ...
    February 2010

  • * Smart Newbie
    One of the most exciting times in the future cat breeder's life is when they first start looking for their foundation stock to start their cat breeding and showing career. How can you be a smart Newbie and find the right kitten and the right Breeder from who to make that first purchase?
    September 2012

  • * Smoke & Shaded Persian Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of the Smoke and Shaded Persian breed winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
    August 2007

  • * Smoke & Shaded Persian DMs in CFA
    A list of the smoke and shaded Persians who have earned the title of Distinguished Merit
    January 2005

  • * Smoke & Shaded Persian National Winners in CFA
    The CFA National Winning Persians of the Smoke and Shaded Division from 1972 until the present.
    April 2003

  • Smoking And Your Cat
    If you smoke, you may be endangering the health of your cat.
    October 2002

  • * SnuggleSafe
    A microwavable plastic disc can provide a gentle comforting heat for your cat.
    February 2007

  • * Solid Color Other Than White Persian DMs in CFA
    Solid Colored Persians other than whites who have earned the title of Distinguished Merit in CFA
    July 2005

  • * Solid Color Other Than White Persian National Winners in CFA
    The winningest colors of Persians!
    June 2003

  • * Solid Persian Breed Winners in CFA
    This well researched listing of the Solid Persian breed winners in CFA includes all the cats who are entitled to add the BW in front of their names.
    July 2007

  • Solid Persian Grands of Distinction in CFA
    In 2011, CFA instituted a brand new title ó the Grand of Distinction. The first Persian to earn the award in CFA was a Brown McTabby spay named GPD, RW Belcats Dream A Little Dream. This article tracks the Tabby Persians that have earned this prestigious title to-date.
    November 2016

  • Solution To Inappropriate Urination: Nugget's Story
    An observant and creative owner designs a unique solution to help a one-eyed Golden Persian regain her proper litter box habits.
    November 2015

  • Solveig Pflueger
    On July 14, 2014, the cat fancy lost Dr. Solveig Pflueger. From the initial founding of TICA until her passing 35 years later, Solveig shaped and expanded the face of TICA through her talents, wisdom and genetic expertise.
    August 2014

  • Solving The Cat's Purr Mystery Using Acceleroleters
    The purr has lasted through hundreds of generations of cats, so there must be a survival mechanism behind its continued existence.
    January 2009

  • Sooty Girl
    An adventurous Persian kitten finds herself in a bit of a mess...
    November 2018

  • Sound of Healing
    A cat's purr may be able to heal bone fractures, increase bone density and control pain...
    October 2005

  • Spanish Articles Now Available on PandEcats.com
    We share with our readers a written show standard describing the ideal for felines of mixed parentage ...
    September 2009

  • Special One
    Adia says goodbye to her last kitten - the special one...
    July 2015

  • Spectators At The Cat Show
    Part of being a good ambassador for the cat fancy and cat breeders in particular is learning how best to deal with spectators in a way that makes everyone happy.
    November 2016

  • Sponsoring a Humane Society Cat
    A new feature at some cat shows is sponsoring the showing of a Humane Society cat in the HouseHold Pet Class.
    January 2004

  • * Sporonox
    Sporonox is an important medication to consider in the fight against ringworm (fungus) in the cat.
    July 2005

  • * Sportsmanship
    Sportsmanship. What is it? Do you have it? Is it common in the show halls of the cat fancy?
    July 2010

  • * Spotting Gene
    Some of the most strikingly marked cats are the bicolors, calicos and all those other colors of cats "with white" patches on their coat. These beautiful colors are the result of the spotting gene. Learn about its action, inheritance and effect on other genes...
    November 2008

  • * Spraying
    Understanding the reasons most cats spray is the first step to controlling the unwanted behavior.
    August 2008

  • * Spraying In The Judging Cage
    When a cat begins to spray in the judging cage, it can be a trial for all involved: the exhibitor, the ring clerk, the judge and the cats in the next cage. Learn a few tricks on how best to deal with this awkward situation.
    March 2008

  • * Stages of Kitten Growth & Development
    This article includes an easy-to-understand chart showing the different stages of development of a kitten from birth to weaning at 4 months.
    January 2001

  • * Standards From A Judge's Viewpoint
    TICA judge, Beth Hicks, gives pointers on how best to write breed standards from a judge's point of view.
    January 2017

  • CH, GP, NW Starbourne's Eye-of-the Tiger
    At the end of the 2011-2012 show season, an impressive brown mackerel tabby Exotic Shorthair neuter was CFA's 19th Best Cat in Premiership and 6th Best Cat in the Southern Region. This the story of CH, GP, NW Starbourne's Eye-of-the Tiger . . .
    January 2014

  • * Start Your Campaign Now
    Getting out on the campaign show trail early in the show season has distinct advantages ó especially for the first time campaigner. Learn why and how you maximize your chances of a successful campaign by showing your cat in May, June and July.
    May 2018

  • * Steam Treatment To Unblock A Stuffy Nose
    When your cat has a stuffy nose, not only does it have difficulty breathing, it often stops eating because it cannot smell its food. Learn how to give the kitty a simple steam treatment to unblock that stuffed up nose!
    March 2019

  • * Steroids
    Steroids are valuable medications in feline medicine - but they must be used wisely to avoid serious side effects...
    April 2016

  • * Stimulating Appetite
    Is your cat a picky eater? Does your show cat need more weight? Here are a few tips to help pack pounds on your kitty or help the kitty that is eating poorly.
    March 2016

  • * Stitch
    Follow the story of a seven day old kitten who tears the delicate skin on its shoulder and must have it stitched closed ... twice in a single day!
    November 2017

  • * Stolen Cat Photos
    It can be quite a shock to suddenly see a photo of one of your own cats on someone else's website... and with them saying it is a different cat altogether!
    October 2018

  • * Stomatitis In The Cat
    Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a catís mouth and gums that can affect cats of any age or breed. Learn how to recognize and treat this serious dental issue.
    February 2018

  • * Stool Consistency Chart For Cats
    Keep this illustrated chart handy to check whether your kitty's poop is the right consistency (or not).
    August 2018

  • * Stop The Bleeding
    If you cut a cat's nail too short, or a cat bites another on the ear, it is easy to stop minor bleeding as long as you are prepared in advance and have the proper emergency supplies available. Learn how to stop the bleeding . . .
    October 2016

  • * Stop Your Cat From Ruining Your Furniture
    What do your do if your cat is destroying your furniture? Do you punish the cat? Ban the kitty from the living room? Or do you just live with furniture that looks like it was attacked by a furious weed-eater? This article will provide you with some answers.
    October 2017

  • Story of Love - and Fear
    A breeder shares her experience with two cats... with cancer.
    October 2004

  • * Stress & Your Cat's Health
    Like with people, stress can adversely affect your cat's health
    February 2006

  • * Stuck Kitten
    When a pregnant queen goes into labor, if a kitten becomes lodged in her birth canal, it may be necessary for the cat breeder to step in. This article describes the techniques you can use to help a "stuck" kitten be born safely.
    November 2015

  • Stud Buddies
    Contrary to popular opinion, stud cats do not necessarily need to be kept separated. Learn how an Australian breeder of British Shorthairs was able to get her boys to share housing.
    February 2018

  • * Stud Cat Odor
    Ever cat breeder faces the challenge of minimizing the odor of cats in their home. No odor is quite as pungent and distinctive as that of the unneutered male feline ... so here are some tips that can help control the smell of a stud cat's urine...
    November 2018

  • * Stud Cat With Breeding Position Problems
    This article provides tips about how you can help the inexperienced male cat that is struggling with "assuming the position" when breeding, or attempting to breed, a female.
    March 2019

  • * Stud Pants For Cats
    Feline stud pants are a great solution for the male cat who sprays, a cat that urinates 'outside the box', or even as a form of kitty contraception.
    November 2018

  • * Stud Service Contract
    While most catteries are 'closed', there may be circumstances under which you decide to provide a stud service to another person's female cat.
    July 2018

  • * Stud Service Questions
    Questions you need to ask before offering stud service
    March 2017

  • * Stud Tail
    Stud tail is a build-up of sebum secretion at the base of your catís tail. Initially it is a grooming issue, however, if not treated it can develop into a serious medical problem.
    February 2015

  • Stud Tail Remedy
    An exhibitor shares her experience with using a grooming pre-cleaning creme to help cure her cat's stud tail.
    August 2005

  • * The Stud Cat & The Neuter Compare "Equipment"
    Let's not be too indelicate, but there is a distinctive difference between the working "equipment" of a stud cat and a neuter that goes beyond whether or not a boy has pom-poms. . . and this "other difference" can be used to determine when a recently neuter stud cat can be allowed to safely run loose with the girls without the risk of a surprise litter of kittens . . .
    September 2015

  • Study Reveals Cats Manipulate Women
    A new study reveals that cats attach to humans, and particularly women, as social partners, and it's not just for the sake of obtaining food...
    August 2011

  • Stuffing - Let's Stop It!
    The time has come when the leadership of CFA must accept the challenge to end stuffing or risk having the determination of their national winners deteriorate into a contest of who stuff shows the best...
    May 2006

  • Stuffing - What Is it?
    Stuffing is a tactic used by national campaigners to artificially enhance the count of cat shows - in effect 'buying' extra points for their cats.
    May 2006

  • * Sub-Clinical Infections
    Understanding the impact of sub-clinical infections on the general health of both the individual and the cattery population is an essential part of monitoring the health of the felines in your breeding program.
    May 2011

  • * Sub-Q Abscess
    Complications associated with the subcutaneous administration of fluids are very uncommon, occasionally an abscess can develop at the site of the injection...
    August 2011

  • * Sub-Q Abscess Medical Case History
    Two kittens that had been given sub-Q fluids when they were ill and dehydrated, developed abscesses just under the skin at the site of the injection...
    August 2011

  • * Submitting Your Cattery Website To Search Engines
    Tips for submitting your cattery website to search engines.
    October 2005

  • * Summer of Fire & Ice
    Enjoy a journey detailing the first appearance of the Blue Golden Persian.
    June 2003

  • * Sunburned
    Just like people, your cat can get sunburned. And just like people, too much sun can lead to skin cancer. You need to protect your cat from excessive sun exposure for both its health and comfort...
    July 2011

  • * Sunset Eyes
    Sunset eyes is the name for a condition where the eyes point downwards and outwards in a kitten - and can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition...
    March 2019

  • Sunset Eyes Case History
    Follow in photos the developmental progress of kitten with "sunset eyes"...
    November 2016

  • (CFA) GC, RW (CCA) GCH, CNW Sunsoar Jamaican Me Crazy of Katrina-Cat
    A breeder looking for an outcross male Exotic Shorthair finds the cat of a lifetime when an older breeder made the decision to retire. . .
    April 2013

  • * Support Therapy For Your Cat
    Learn how to support your sick cat during the critical period between becoming ill and responding to treatment.
    March 2019

  • * Surrogate Mother Cat
    While a breeder can take on the task of hand-rearing some of the kittens, a surrogate mother, if available, is a better solution.
    May 2015

  • * Swimmer Syndrome
    Swimmer Syndrome is the name given to a condition in young kittens characterized by the animal's failure to stand or crawl normally. Instead, while remaining in a lying position on its tummy, the kitten moves by paddling its feet out sideways in a swimming motion. Learn how this condition can be corrected if treated early.
    February 2009

  • * Swimmer Syndrome Case Histories
    See the progress kittens with Swimmer Syndrome can make if promptly given the proper therapy.
    February 2009

  • * Swinging A Newborn Kitten To Clear Its Airway
    You can use centrifugal force to remove fluids from the mouth nose, throat or even the lungs of a newborn kitten. Learn this simple technique that may save the life of a kitten...
    February 2017

  • * Swollen Paw Medical Case History
    In an unusual medical case, a rescue kitten has a badly swollen paw, but it is neither injured, broken nor abscessed...
    March 2019

  • Symphony
    An owner tells of her experience campaigning a minority color kitty with attitude.
    May 2008

  • * Syringes You Should Own
    A selection of syringe in various sizes and types can help make the care and feeding of your kittens much easier.
    August 2002

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