[BLOG] DYK ? Kittens : the importance of “nutritional education”

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français This blog was first published on Jan 2016. I edited and re-published it on Jan 2020. We can deny it : cats also have their food preferences ! One thing to keep in mind however : in the feline species, it is not something innate. What … Continue reading [BLOG] DYK ? Kittens : the importance of “nutritional education”

[YOUTUBE] Fertility in Cats : More Complex Than One Might Think (2019)

🇬🇧 Subtitled in English |🇫🇷 Sous-titres en Français | 🇪🇸 Subtitulos en Español 🤔 I used to think that fertility in cats was easy 🤔 I was wrong... When I started working with cat breeders, I quickly realize there was more to it. It was a bit more complex. Many parameters have to be taken into account … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Fertility in Cats : More Complex Than One Might Think (2019)

Update : Doc, my queen is giving birth, what am I supposed to do?!?! – Part II (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English 🇫🇷 Lire en Français 🇪🇸 Leer en Español  This is Part II of a series of blogs on parturition in queens. Part I can be read here. Focus on Stress Management  #5: Don’t be excessively stressed !  I know, easier said than done. But remember this ! You might communicate your stress to your animal… And … Continue reading Update : Doc, my queen is giving birth, what am I supposed to do?!?! – Part II (2018)

[BLOG] Still fertile for weeks… after castration ?!?! (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English 🇫🇷 Lire en Français 🇪🇸 Leer en Español Last week, I was - once again - browsing on Facebook, when I stumbled upon the following question : How long does a male cat remain fertile after castration ? And immediately, I had a flash-back moment. It reminded me of something I read during my … Continue reading [BLOG] Still fertile for weeks… after castration ?!?! (2018)

[BLOG] #QuickFact : The Answer Might Be In The Bladder

🇫🇷 Lire en Français Ici  I was writing an article recently on reproduction in the male cat.   And it reminded me of a #QuickFact that you guys cat breeders would be interested in.   We already touched on how difficult semen collection and evaluation is in the feline species.   You can read my previous … Continue reading [BLOG] #QuickFact : The Answer Might Be In The Bladder

[YOUTUBE] Dos and Dont’s on Parturition in Queens

🇫🇷 Lire en Français ici I very often get questions on birthing in queens. Nothing abnormal here : no doubt it can be a stressful moment. Indeed, hard to predict with certainty what is going to happen when multiple kittens are expected ! As cat breeders, what should you do ? What should you NOT do … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Dos and Dont’s on Parturition in Queens

[BLOG] Cat breeders : what to tell your new kitten owners ?

🇫🇷 Lire en Français ici Remember this previous blog we did on kittens & transport (if you missed it, you can read it here) ? It clearly highlighted how in kittens the consequences of stress could be problematic. Stress of transport is one thing. But when the kitten finally arrives at his new owner’s place, things can … Continue reading [BLOG] Cat breeders : what to tell your new kitten owners ?

[BLOG] Kennels & Catteries : Always Remember The Big 3

« Big 3 »… Rhymes with Micheal, Denis and Scottie. Dwayne, Lebron & Chris. Tony, Manu & Tim. Sounds pretty obvious, right ? I’m a NBA fan, clearly ! But I’m also a veterinarian working with kennels and catteries. When I mention the « Big 3 » in my lectures, it has nothing to do with basket-ball unfortunately. It … Continue reading [BLOG] Kennels & Catteries : Always Remember The Big 3