🇫🇷 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
🇫🇷 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 ?
« 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
« 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