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Breed and Cat Breeding Practice
A plain English guide for a
budding cat breeder, or even an accidental
one. Learn about cat breed, queening, kitten care, stud keeping and
everything else you need to know about breeding.
Truth About Cat Breeding
Important things to know before
you think about cat breeding!
or Neuter Your Cats
If you don't plan to be a
breeder it is very important to spay or
neuter your pet cat. Your cat will be a much more pleasant companion,
and will ultimately be happier and healthier.
- Cat Breeding-
Hobby Or Business?
A few cats doesn't hurt. But
know where you stand in the breeding
business. Is it a hobby? or business? save yourself troubles from the
IRS in the future by being clear about your breeding plans.
a Cat Breed
A cat breed information for those
who wants to choose which breed is
right for them.
Important and basic facts you
need to know about your queen (breeding
First Breeding Queen
For many smaller breeders the
queen is not only a breeding investment
but a personal one. Here's a guide to choose your first breeding
Learn about feline
reproductive cycle, also known as the feline estrous
cycle. Watch out for your queen's signs if she is in heat so you can
prevent unwanted pregnancy.
What to do when your queen
starts calling and you are not ready to
breed her? or she is not old enough to bred yet? here are a few tips
and tricks managing fertility of your queen.
Find out whether your cat is
expecting and how long feline pregnancy
And Other Related Problems
If you breastfeed your
children then you might be familiar with
mastitis. It is an infection caused by an overproduction of milk. Read
more for how it can be overcome and other related problems.
In The Womb
In The Womb
In The Womb are superb educational videos from National Geographic
showing kittens and lion cubs development from inside their mother
this page is all about kittens
for new breeders. Caring for kittens as
a responsible breeder is a little bit different than pet owners and
potentially heartbreaking. Read here for more info about kitten
Choosing a kitten as a member
of your household is important and a
kitten that comes into your home as a permanent fixture should fit in
temperament, activity and health. If you are looking for your first
kitten have a clear definition of what you want.
Sometimes despite doing
everything right things go wrong. Raising
orphan kittens can be a difficult, uphill battle but the reward in a
healthy kitten that becomes a beautiful cat is beyond the countless
hours put in to insure survival.
Kitten development have
stages that breeders need to keep in mind to
make their kittens the best they can be. Kittens grow incredibly fast
but we often forget the basic stages that chart how much kittens learn
in the first six weeks.
Sometimes no matter your best
efforts there are kittens that just do
not thrive. Read more to know why fading kitten syndrome could
Weaning kittens can be done
at around eight weeks. Most kittens will
nurse as long as the queen stands for it. What you can do should you
decide to wean your kittens.
Any breeding program need to have
a sound plan. Learn what is line
breeding, outcrossing or crossbreeding, and linecrossing in cat
Record keeping can take on a
new importance if you are thinking about
raising purebred cats. You can save yourself from future headache by
having a systematic and accurate records.
Health Issues in Cats
Genetic health issues in cats are
not as well known as with other
species. Knowing these is what separates a responsible breeder and a
A queen who comes in heat but
is not bred are at risk from pyometra.
What is it and how you can prevent it.
for Cat Hair Loss
Most people know that a
healthy full coat is a sign of good health in
animals. What should you be looking for if you are facing cat hair
Is it possible to integrate a
cattery into a home for personal
attention? The CFA requirement is 30 cubic feet of space for each cat.
Learn more about cattery design for efficiency.
With multiple cats there are
multiple considerations towards housing.
Cats are mainly a solitary animal. You need careful consideration when
it comes to creating a colony type room for your cats.
Cat shows are an opinion of how
close an animal is to the standard.
This is an introduction to how cat show works.
of Cat Food?
The maze of pet food claims can
be confusing. There's regular ol' cat
food, hairball formula, weight formulas, higher priced special foods,
etc. What's a cat owner to do?! Read on...
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up-to-date with all additions and
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Useful Cat Directories
These are useful cat directories
linking to interesting cat websites.
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