Articles by
Erica Knight

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  • *Administering CPR To Your Cat
    Learn this simple skill. It may save your cat's life.
    August 2001

  • *Bovine Colostrum
    Bovine Colostrum can be an important addition to any milk substitute formula used in hand-rearing a newborn kitten. Bovine colostrum can provide the newborn with essential immunity against disease.
    April 2019

  • A Cat Gets a Second Chance
    The true story of a crippled kitty and a soft-hearted veterinarian.
    July 2020

  • Cats & Dogs: Getting Along in the Spirit of the Yuletide
    There are 5 things a cat and a dog need in order to build a happy relationship.
    December 2000

  • Cats of Celebrities
    A look at famous people, past and present, who share their life with a cat. And how they chose the names of their cats. Celebrities include Bo Derek, Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Martha Stewart and Christina Ricci.
    June 2001

  • *Emails & Show Brags
    There are two basic 'styles' of show brag... there is the individual type and there is the more involved show report style. Choose the one that will work best for you and learn how to write it well.
    October 2000

  • *Evaluating Coat
    There is no breed of cat who can boast quite the hair finery of a magnificent Persian with great coat factor. Have you ever been at a loss for words to describe your cat's coat? Learn how best to describe the different coats a Persian can carry.
    September 2000

  • *Giving Subcutaneous Fluids
    Giving a cat fluids under the skin is often essential in saving weak newborns, sick kittens or older cats with diseases such as chronic kidney failure that causes dehydration. This article includes detailed instructions and photos showing how anyone can learn how to give sub-q fluids to their kitties . . .
    August 2016

  • *Glop Recipes
    Glop is a 'dish' that can be prepared as a substitute for mother's milk and is invaluable for raising orphan kittens. We share with you several different Glop recipes.
    May 2017

  • *Judges Who Mishandle
    Even though it may be rare, mishandling of cats in the show ring must be taken seriously.
    October 2019

  • New CFA Show Rules for 2001-2002
    Two major changes you need to know about for the new season in CFA
    May 2001

  • *Pet Hotline Calls
    My cat passed a stool on the indoor rug and it's stuck in the vacuum cleaner. Any suggestions?
    December 2001

  • *Plants, Poisons, and Other Dangers To Your Cat
    There are many products, plants and common household objects that can pose a danger to your cats. has compiled three extensive lists of dangers that you must be aware of in order to safeguard your cat.
    November 2000

  • *Purr-fect Vibrations
    The purr of a cat has a magical quality. And part of the purr's magic is that we don't really understand how a cat does it.
    February 2001

  • *Stages of Kitten Growth & Development
    This article includes an easy-to-understand chart showing the different stages of development of a kitten from birth to weaning at 4 months.
    March 2020

  • *Top Persian Sires and Dams as of April 2001
    Many breeders believe the most coveted title a cat can be awarded is that of Distinguished Merit. This title represents a contribution to the next generation of its breed.
    January 2002


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