Kitten News, Articles and Show Results

FIP and Cats – Misunderstood and misdiagnosed

FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) is a fatal disease in both domestic and wild cat populations worldwide. Although seemingly rare in pet households, in breeder or shelter situations, it is more common. Many owners and breeders worldwide have felt the effects of this...

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Introducing your Kitten to its new home

Preparing your home for your kitten Introducing a new kitten to your other pets and young children need to be a process treated with much care and patience and it may take a good few weeks for your kitten to settle completely. Your home should be prepared well in...

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Fireworks and Cats – An Immune System Overload!

Fireworks can affect your animals in many ways as they have very highly attuned senses! What is not often considered is how the stress of big bangs can subsequently affect your cats' immune system. Recognising Signs of Anxiety Just like humans, cats can...

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When is a kitten old enough to leave?

This is a question many potential owners will ask and the reasons for when we allow a kitten to leave our homes are often not obvious. When is a kitten old enough to leave a breeder? A kitten is ready to leave its new home around 12 weeks of age however there are many...

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Benefits of Coconut Oil for Cats

Benefits of coconut oil for cats There are many benefits of coconut oil for cats - Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a saturated fatty acid that converts in the body to monolaurin, a monoglyceride compound with numerous beneficial properties, including anti-viral,...

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CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 Report Back

On the 31st of August we trekked all the way to Pretoria for the annual Cat Federation of South Africa Cat of the Year and Gold and Ruby Show that was held on Spring Day at Ekudeni Country Venue, in Muldersdrift. Our beautiful Bobi, now co-owned with...

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Litter box problems – The Trouble with Toileting

Sometimes we get queries that relate to litter box problems. There are reasons that your cats' litter training goes down the toilet and 90% of the time it is behavioural or environmental. We look at the 'trouble with toileting' in this article. Thank you to Jacqueline...

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Finding an ETHICAL cat breeder

Like looking for a needle in a haystack of crowded classified posts, facebook groups and google-promoted websites, where do you even start? Firstly from an owners perspective the following usually applies when finding an ethical cat breeder. 1. Potential owner googles...

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Cat of the Year 2018 Finalists CFSA

We are ecstatic to announce that LaMASKA The Amazing Rabobi of Kioko has qualified as a top 10 finalist in the male category for CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 to be held on 1 September at Ekudeni Country Venue, Muldersdrift. CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 and Gold and Ruby...

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Nicole Barratt

Nicole Barratt

Cat Geek

Nicole has been breeding since 2006 and currently serves as Marketing and Chair for the KwaZulu Natal Cat Club, is a founding Committee member of the Siamese, Oriental and Peterbald Alliance, and is a CFSA Breed Council Representative and Cat Judge. Nicole runs her own digital marketing and design studio, The Alchemy Creative.