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Introduction to Cat 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.


Before You Breed

The Truth About Cat Breeding
Important things to know before you think about cat breeding!
  • Spay 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.

Cat Breeds

Choosing a Cat Breed
A cat breed information for those who wants to choose which breed is right for them.

Longhair Breed
Shorthair Breed

Queens' Stuff

Caring For Your Queen
Important and basic facts you need to know about your queen (breeding female cat)
  • Your 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 queen. 
  • Feline Estrous Cycle
    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. 
  • Managing Fertility
    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. 
  • Feline Pregnancy
    Find out whether your cat is expecting and how long feline pregnancy is. 
  • Queening Supplies
    Queening supplies you have to prepare before your cat give birth.
  • Mastitis 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.
     

Cats In The Womb

Cats In The Womb
Cats In The Womb are superb educational videos from National Geographic showing kittens and lion cubs development from inside their mother cat/lioness wombs.

Kitten Matters

All About Kittens
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 rearing.
  • Choosing a 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. 
  • Orphan Kittens
    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
    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. 
  • Fading Kitten Syndrome
    Sometimes no matter your best efforts there are kittens that just do not thrive. Read more to know why fading kitten syndrome could happen. 
  • Weaning Kittens
    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.


Breeding System

Cat Breeding Systems
Any breeding program need to have a sound plan. Learn what is line breeding, outcrossing or crossbreeding, and linecrossing in cat breeding systems.

  • Record Keeping
    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

Genetic 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 backyard breeder.

  • Pyometra In Cats
    A queen who comes in heat but is not bred are at risk from pyometra. What is it and how you can prevent it. 
  • Reasons 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 loss?




Cattery Design

Cattery Design
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.

  • Housing Multiple Cats
    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

Cat Shows
Cat shows are an opinion of how close an animal is to the standard. This is an introduction to how cat show works.



Cat Food

What Kind 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...


What's New

Breeding Cats Blog
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Cat Directories

Useful Cat Directories
These are useful cat directories linking to interesting cat websites.








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