Kittentanz Cat Chat Blog!
Michelle has just finished and published her first book on breeding cats! “Breed Your Best Cat Ever!” addresses managing the cattery and touches on managing your Cattery business. This book looks specifically on cattery management to help both new and established breeders breed their “Best Cat Ever!” This book is for for potential and inexperienced
Most of the people who inquire about our Balinese kittens are looking for a low allergy cat for their families with cat allergies. But the secret is , you are not limited to Balinese when looking for a kitten! All Kittentanz kittens are low allergy and, in most cases, great for allergy sufferers. So, consider
I have to admit the following comes from my wife, Michelle (AKA “the Catwoman!). I am just not this smart! Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) describes a variety of conditions that affect the bladder and urethra of cats. Cats with FLUTD most often show signs of difficulty and pain when urinating, increased frequency of urination, and
There have been several customers who have called and related to me their experiences with a recent scam that is making the rounds currently. The scam goes something like this: There will be a website (nicely done) that will provide an email and phone contact. There will be several legit sounding testimonials and will offer
This winter you should be aware of cold weather and how it affects your cat even if they never go outdoors! Cats can be sensitive to cold and here are some ways to help your cat be safe and comfortable this winter. Older cats need to keep warm because older joints and metabolism may not
STORYTIME with Carolyn! Let’s talk about Jade! But first.. let’s talk family background! Chocolate Chip (second picture) was a CCA registered Sable Burmese male we had the pleasure of owning. Kona *now named Shug, and 18 years old* is a Natural Mink Tonkinese (3rd picture). Pretty babies! Jade (first picture) was the first Tiffany *now
Good afternoon, cat lovers! We get questions all the time about what the best diet for your cat is. We are always looking for the best thing for our kitties, and Michelle wanted to write about what she had read up on this past week! It is a long post, but settle in! *It is
RIP Grumpy! The world lost another Icon this week! Grumpy Cat has passed away. She was a cat that had the dwarfism gene and was prone to have urinary troubles. She passed away from complications from a UTI. It is good to remember that an important role in maintaining your cats’ health is avoiding and
It is Spring and the Easter lilly is going to be a common flower on tables everywhere this weekend. Lillies are beutiful but they pose great dangers for cats! Lillies are a member of the lilium family and are really dangerous for our feline Family members. Here are some tips from the Pet Poison Hotline!
Whenever I hear of changes in a kitty’s litter habits, the first advice I give our customers is to see your vet for urinalysis, blood work, and a physical exam to rule out health problems. There are many health reasons for a cat’s litter habits to change, such as obesity, impacted anal glands, diabetes, urinary
The personalities of Siamese and Tonkinese are special and make for unique and wonderful companions but are sometimes accused of being loud or grumpy…. Siamese and Tonkinese cats and their relatives are very affectionate and talky. Not all affectionate cats are clingy or loud, but they may be, particularly when feeling stressed. One of the
I often must defend my choice to feed Purina to my cats, yet my customers and friends are usually surprised to hear that one third of my actively breeding cats are technically senior or geriatric cats. Furthermore, our vet has just examined these older cats and found no diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart
Spring! Time to plant the Garden! I know a lot of my customers want to plant their gardens soon and why not plan a few plant for your kitty? Here are some ideas for planting some window box plants ( for city or strictly indoor cats) or some more open-air ideas for more free
Keeping your kitty out of mischief is a daily duty, but owners have to be extra vigilant during the summer, when threats to your cat’s well-being generally rise with the temperature, says Michael Stone, a veterinarian who specializes in small animal care at Cummings School. He points out a few of the hazards and offers
Kittentanz has published a brand new website! We have included some new features that will make mobile browsing a lot easier! We have noticed that as many as half of our customers come to Kittentanz through their phones and we wanted to make the site as best it could be for them. Please look
We often hear that “the cat resents the new baby” or “the cat is jealous of the new baby.” This may be true, but do not assume this is the cat’s motivation for house soiling. We have found that is usually not what is going on. Pottying is about going to the bathroom, not about
With the coming of Spring, you will start to notice your cat grooming more often and shedding its coat. Licking this loose hair can create another problem: hairballs! Your cat’s swallowed hair normally passes in the litter box. But, when it does not, the hair forms a mat in the stomach. When that mat builds
Kittentanz’s Customers often do not believe how easy it is to get good photos of your favorite Kittentanz Kitty! During these holidays, when you go to take pictures of your furry friends, we hope that these pointers will make you get better results! The first thing we must discuss is your camera. Here at Kittentanz
I had a conversation today about a timely topic with folks thinking of company. If you have pets and/or children and have carpet, too, then you need to clean carpeting! My back ground is industrial cleaning chemistry, so I can help. My favorite products are Resolve carpet cleaner and Bissell Proheat Pet deep cleaner. The
We are Michelle and Bill Harrison and we have been breeding and selling kittens together for over 40 years. Kittentanz Cattery is in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and we specialize in traditional “Applehead” Siamese kittens, and traditional Tonkinese kittens.