Stud Cats

Articles about the health, care and maintenence of a stud cat

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  • * Aggressive Stud Cat
    Occasionally a stud cat is more interested in fighting with his potential mate rather than making love. Learn what you can do to encourage the boy kitty to make whoopee, not war.
    April 2016

  • * Better Sperm From Your Stud Cat
    Vitamin E & Brewers Yeast may help your male cat sire more kittens. This article tells you how - and why - you should consider adding these supplements to your stud cat's diet . . .
    December 2021

  • * Buying A Proven Stud Cat
    Occasionally a breeder may need to find a proven stud cat for their breeding program. This article discusses what to look for, where to look, what questions to ask and how to introduce the proven male into your cattery to maximize his chances of integrating easily.
    June 2015

  • * Chin Acne and Stud Tail
    Learn the best treatments to eliminate these irritating skin conditions.
    September 2020

  • * Confused Stud Cat-To-Be
    Before a male kitten breeds his first queen, he may be a little bewildered about who or what he should desire as a potential "mate". He is a confused stud cat-to-be.
    May 2021

  • * Examining Your Stud Cat's Equipment
    While a "delicate" topic, checking your stud cat's breeding equipment should be part of his general health and grooming check-up...
    July 2017

  • * Hair Ring
    If you have a breeding male cat and he suddenly seems to be having trouble completing the mating "act", his problem may be as simple as a hair ring. Learn more about this troublesome possibility and how to fix it.
    September 2019

  • * Huffing
    One of the most curious behaviors exhibited by a cat is called 'huffing'.
    January 2018

  • Just One Litter
    When she receives a letter from a pet owner requesting stud service for 'just one litter', Kathy Durdick of Ristokat Himalayans realizes she can turn her reply into a teachable moment.
    August 2021

  • * 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...
    October 2020

  • * 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...
    June 2021

  • * 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...
    January 2012

  • * 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...
    May 2012

  • * 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?
    November 2012

  • * 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...
    October 2021

  • * Spraying
    Understanding the reasons most cats spray is the first step to controlling the unwanted behavior.
    August 2020

  • 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"
    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.
    March 2022

  • * Teaser Tom
    The use of a sterilized stud cat is just one more option the cat breeder can consider to help manage the the cycling and health of their breeding queens.
    January 2009

  • * Undescended Testicles
    Cryptorchidism is a syndrome in which one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum of the male cat.
    July 2020

  • * Virgin Stud Cat
    Every stud cat starts out as a virgin. Learn about the physical and mental challenges he must overcome before he is a successful breeding cat that contributes to the cattery's next generation of kittens...
    January 2018



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