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- GC, RW Ultamint's Calinda of La Cattique
CFA's Best Shaded Silver for 2012-2013 is a stunning girl named GC, RW Ultamint's Calinda of La Cattique. With her huge green eyes, glorious pale coat and striking expression, Calinda was CFA Great Lakes Region's 24th Best Cat as well as 2nd Best of Breed in the Silver & Golden Division 2012-2013.
- * Umbilical Cord Infection In A 3-Day Old Kitten
This article includes photos of a three day old Abyssinian kitten that developed an infection of its umbilical cord and describes its successful treatment ...
- * Umbilical Cord Infections
The infection of the umbilical cord can, in rare cases, spread to other parts of the body and may be fatal if untreated.
- * Umbilical Hernia
The most commom type of hernia in kittens is a congenital umbilical hernia — a hernia at the site of the belly button. This article discusses causes, symptoms, treatment and includes photos of an umbilical hernia and a surgical repair.
- * Under Eye Cream
Bio-Groom under eye cream is another useful tool in the groomer's arsenal.
- * Understanding Bloodwork
Bloodwork is often the first step in patient evaluation after a physical exam of your cat. It is very helpful if you understand what your cat's bloodwork may reveal.
- * Understanding E-Points
E-Points are a monthly list of the show standings of cats in CFA.
- * Understanding The Aggressive Cat
Before you can know the best way to deal with an aggressive cat, first you need to understand the different types of aggression. Once you understand WHY your kitty is being aggressive, you can then try to eliminate the reason for the aggressive behavior.
- * Understanding Your Veterinarian's Point Of View
If you can better understand your veterinarian's point of view, you are more likely to get along with the vet, and work better as a team to provide the best health care for your cats ...
- * Undescended Testicles
Cryptorchidism is a syndrome in which one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum of the male cat.
- * Unequal Pupils
When the eyes have unequal pupils the condition is called Anisocoria and can be caused by a variety of conditions from trivial to life-threatening.
- * Unhappy Show Cat
What do you do when your beautiful kitten is unhappy going to the shows? Is it afraid? Shy? Or intimidated in the judging cage? This article provides tips for helping your kitty enjoy being at the shows.
- * Unplugging Nostrils & Nasal Passages
When a cat is suffering from an upper respiratory infection, it is common for it to have a stuffy nose, making it difficult for it to breath. Here are some simple techniques for making the patient more comfortable and to help it to breathe more freely...
- * Unsuccessful Pregnancies
It is a long journey from the fertilization of an egg by a sperm to the final goal of the successful birth of a kitten. In between lies obstacles - reabsorption, abortion, mummification, premature birth and stillbirths. Learn more about what can go wrong and how to respond to specific problems when they occur...
- * Unusual Hair Loss In A Three Month Old Himalayan Kitten
A Himalayan kitten amusingly named "G-nome" suddenly and inexplicably begins losing his hair in handfuls at just three month of age . . .
- * Unusual Litter Box Options
You don't need to necessarily purchase your litter box at a pet store. There are non-traditional options that you can choose to use. This article looks at some of the more unusual litter box options selections . . .
- Update on Kittens Born With Twisted Legs
Having a kitten born with twisted legs may be a more common occurance than breeders think. While it may look deformed, the kitten will grow up normally. See three cases with photos showing the changes possible.
- * Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats
80% of upper respiratory infections (URIs) in cats are the result of either Feline Herpes virus or Calici virus. This article is an overview of URIs and discusses the best approach for cattery owners to treat and reduce this common problem in multi-cat households.
- * Upset Tummy
What should you do if your cat has an upset tummy?
- * Urine Stains & Odor
Whether you are the owner of a single pet kitten or are maintaining a large cattery, urine stains and odor can be a problem.
- * USDA APHIS 2013 New Rule & The Smart Cat Breeder
This article discusses the various options smart home-based cat breeders may want to consider in adjusting how they market their pet kittens in the face of the new USDA/APHIS regulation . . .
- USDA APHIS New Rule 2013
Effective November 18, 2013, the new rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will change how many hobby cat breeders can sell their pet kittens. Learn how the new regulation may affect you . . .
- * Use Imprinting To Shape A Kitten's Personality
Imprinting is an involuntary process by which a newborn kitten learns to recognizes and bond with things in its environment and establishes patterns of behavior that will last a lifetime. In the first weeks of its life, the smart cat breeder can use imprinting to help shape a kitten's personality. This detailed article explains how . . .
- Useful Litter Additive
A pet owner's personal hunt for the perfect litter leads her to discover a useful litter additive
- Using Your Point Charts Wisely
Point charts are not only used to calculate the points your cat earns - Learn how they are used to help you choose the best show to enter in the first place!
- * Uterine Inertia
Uterine inertia is the failure of the muscles of the queen's uterus to deliver her kittens. Recognizing the problem quickly and providing knowledgeable care will give the queen the best chance of delivering live healthy babies. Learn more . . .
- * Uterine Infections In The Female Cat Part #1: Vaginal Discharges
Discharge from the vagina is the quintessential symptom of a uterine infection.
- * Uterine Infections In The Female Cat Part #2: Pregnancy and Infertility
Understanding how to reduce the impact a uterine infection can have on the fertility of the female cat may save your queen's breeding career.
- Uterine Torsion
Uterine torsion is a twisting of the uterus. It involves one horn and the twist is at the junction between the body and the horn. It can threaten both the life of the pregnant cat life and the lives of her kittens. Recognizing the symptoms is an important part of any breeder`s rolodex of knowledge.
- * Uterine Torsion Medical Case Histories
This article describes the medical histories of three female cats. Each cat developed a twist in her uterus — although with quite different outcomes . . .
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