What every cat breeder needs to know about parasitic infections

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  • * Baycox
    Baycox is the best drug to fight coccidiosis in a cattery situation. Included in this article are details of the latest dosing protocol and a list of Baycox suppliers.
    November 2020

  • * Coccidiosis in Cats
    Coccidiosis is a parasitic infection that causes severe diarrhea, especially in weaning kittens or debilitated adult cats. In some cases, coccidiosis can cause death, especially in young kittens. This article explains the current treatment options and an effective way to prevent future infections of coccidia in your cattery.
    December 2014

  • * Comparison of Flea Medications
    The weather is warming up! And even indoor cats may have to contend with a problem with fleas. What is the best option to prevent these little pests from camping out on your cat's body?
    May 2002

  • * Ear Mites In Cat
    The most common ear problem in cats is caused by mites. Learn some simple solutions to rid your cat of these pesky parasites.
    November 2002

  • * Eliminate Fleas Within Hours
    Recently a new product has been announced for use against fleas - called Capstar. Capstar starts working to kill adult fleas within 30 minutes, wiping out 90 percent of them on cats within 6 hours? all with a single dose.
    May 2001

  • * Eliminating Coccidiosis In A Cattery
    If your cattery is having an issue with weaning kittens developing diarrhea, it may be due to coccidiosis. Learn the preventative protocol that can eliminate the problem completely.
    July 2017

  • * Eliminating Fleas In Your Cattery
    Mid-simmer is flea season. Even if a cat lives completely indoors, it can become a victim of the little varmints. In a cattery situation fleas can become a life-threatening situation for newborns and vulnerable kittens, so it is essential to eliminate them ASAP.
    July 2016

  • * Fecal Float Test
    You can easily learn how to do a fecal float - testing your cat's stool for common parasites.
    November 2010

  • * Fleas On A Nursing Queen & Her Kittens
    What should you do if you notice fleas on a mother cat and her kittens? What can you use to kill the fleas - but not hurt the queen and nursing kittens?
    July 2018

  • * Giardia
    Giardia is a parasite that can impact seriously on your cat's health.
    March 2021

  • Giardia: How To Eliminate It In A Cattery Situation
    Follow one cattery's recommended protocol for eliminating giardia from a multi-cat situation.
    April 2021

  • * Identifying Parasites Under A Microscope
    Learn how to identify parasites that can infest your cat so that you can check your cats for problems yourself.
    November 2010

  • Ivermectin Dosing
    Lorraine Shelton of Featherland shares the latest dosing information for the use of Ivermectin to treat ear mites, body mites and roundworms.
    July 2004

  • * Mite Fight
    Sometimes referred to as Walking Dandruff, fur mites are often the reason for excessive scratching and skin eczemas. Often misdiagnosed as a food allergy, learn how to tell when your cat might have a mite problem and how easily it can be dealt with.
    November 2019

  • Mite Nightmare
    A breeder tells about her experience with ear and fur mites.
    December 2019

  • * Momma Cat Has Fleas!
    As we enter the flea season, you may need to be prepared to deal with the pesky varmints on a pregnant or nursing kitty. What should you, and more importantly not, do about it?
    May 2021

  • * Newborns With Fleas
    Ridding newborn kittens of fleas is more difficult than dealing with an adult or older kitten simply because the flea products that are used on older cats cannot be used safely on nursing newborns. Learn the only safe way to kill fleas on newborn kittens...
    June 2020

  • * Program Update
    In the battle against ringworm in cats, it has been suggested that the flea medication, Program, may be a useful tool to combat fungus....
    February 2001

  • * Toxoplasmosis
    Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, one of the world's most common parasites.
    March 2022

  • * Tritrichomonas Foetus
    Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) is a microscopic single-celled parasite that is an "emerging" problem and the cause of long term diarrhea in felines....
    April 2009

  • Tritrichomonas Foetus: Our Cattery's Experience
    An Abyssinian breeder shares her experience with the Tritrichomonas foetus parasite....
    April 2009



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