« What is the best way to prevent pyometra ? » My answer, in one word : « Gestation. » The person I was talking to sounded surprised. « Really ? I was thinking more of an antibiotic treatment. » And I can understand why she would think that. Pyometra literally means « pus in the uterus ». And … Continue reading [BLOG] Pyometra : The Best Way To Prevent It
A week ago I was in Jakarta, Indonesia to give a series of lecture on sanitation in kennels & catteries. Jakarta is famous for its super-dense traffic… and I surely experience that ! I was told beforehand not to be scared about the amount of motorbikes and scooters I would see. And for sure, while … Continue reading [BLOG] The Maternity : What I was reminded of while traveling
🇫🇷 Lire en Français Ici Number 1 priority these days in catteries? Prevent the consequences of stress. This is of the utmost importance for kittens. Especially when they are leaving your cattery to go to their new owners’ place. Stress and its consequences… Stress leads to production of cortisol that decreases the efficiency of the … Continue reading [BLOG] Kittens & Transport: What You Must Tell Their Owners
🇬🇧 Read in English |🇫🇷 Lire en Français |🇪🇸 Leer en Español When it comes to reproduction, the feline species never ceases to amaze me. Despite our ever growing understanding of the hormonal mechanisms behind the reproductive function, things that are theoretically not possible might be seen from time to time in queens. It definitely reminds us that biology … Continue reading [BLOG] Feline Reproduction : she just delivered… and is now back in season ?!?!?
🇫🇷 Lire en Français Few times a year, I get the following question: “what do you think of this type of litter? It is said that we can only change it once a week, once a month… “ I totally understand why cat breeders might look into those options. They are indeed more convenient, requiring … Continue reading [BLOG] Hygiene of the litter box in catteries : my recommendations
🇫🇷 Lire en Français A few years ago, a cat breeder I met during at a seminar contacted me. One of his queens was having fertility issues, obviously it was a very interesting subject for his genetic selection program. He tried several males he told me, of proven fertility… but his girl never got pregnant. When … Continue reading [BLOG] The #1 cause of Infertility in the Feline Species
🇫🇷 Lire en Français ici I really love this time of the year. It's in the air : hope, love, joy, happiness… Everything slows down for a moment. We put our grieves aside and focus on what is really important: spending great moments with family and friends. Again, I really love this time of the year. This … Continue reading [BLOG] My Christmas Gift : 11 Free E-books on Kennel & Cattery Management
🇫🇷 Lire en Français ici - We bred her several times Doc. She had this one litter a couple of years ago but since then, nothing… We used different males, we are sure they are fertile since they bred again after and did not miss any other female. To tell you the truth, we are … Continue reading [BLOG] Something to always look for in infertile queens…
🇫🇷 Lire en Français ici Social media. My parallel universe. Where I can escape. Live up to my dreams. And connect with the world. I’m always seeking for new connections. People who like me, have a huge interest in management of kennels and catteries. People with who I can share my passion. And these days … Continue reading [BLOG] Breeding cats ? Make sure you know that one !
The idea behind this e-book came from a casual discussion I once had with one of our cat breeder. He was telling me how much he loved participating to cat shows, but that he couldn’t help thinking of all those infectious diseases his cats could potentially pick up while participating to those events… No doubt … Continue reading [E-BOOK] At the cat show : Infectious Disease Prevention