Feline Nail Grooming

Cedar Slabs Used for Cat Grooming their Nails. Lately I had the opportunity to acquire free leftover slabs.  It would be a foolish opportunity to pass because slabs will be super great for the cat to use to groom toenails.  Potentially reduce my pet’s care time by lengthening the time between nail clips.  Some of my Pet kids look… Read more »

Surviving Living with Cat

MY CAT GRIPES Some Feline parents have a version of Walter.   They will make you laugh, cry, provide wake-up calls, cuddles, manipulate to get their way, come to their name only when it is a benefit otherwise ignoring is the game.  The cat will pout, ostracize, hide and express their displaced anger in many ways.  My… Read more »

Feline Altering

Why Spayed, Why Neuter and What to expect. The recommended optimum age at which a cat should be spayed/neutered is about the age of sexual maturity. The basic rule of altering the cat is “5 months & 5 pounds”. This blog is all about cats, but most Pet Parents have both cats and dogs. In many cases, cats and… Read more »

Antics of Cat Home Alone

SAPO, 5F SBT Savannah Cat When Sapo came to live with me in 2010, I wasn’t expecting the challenge that this marvelous Pet Child would provide.  When picked up at the cattery in Ponca City, his whole body fits perfectly in the palm of one hand.   Sapo was only eight weeks of age.  Placed in a… Read more »

Savannah Cat Size

F1 – F2 Savannah F3 – F6 Savannah Domestic Shorthair Height 14″ to 18″ 10″ to 14″ 9″ to 12″ Length 16″ to 20″ 13″ to 17″ 12″ to 14″ Weight 12 to 24 lbs 8 to 16 lbs 7 to 12 lbs From time to time someone will reach out to us and want… Read more »

Cat’s Gestation?

How Long is a cat pregnant? A Successful feline pregnancy is 65 days from the last copulation.  Only in cats, the physical act of mating (copulation) leads to ovulation.  After the physical coupling the female will cycle out of the estrus are the eggs released for fertilization.  No eggs are released by the female until successfully penetrated by the male.  One… Read more »

Cat Estrus Cycle

Queens vary in age when they first come into heat.  Longhair breeds are not sexually mature until about 10 months of age a while a high percentage of Siamese females begin maturity at 5 months of age.   Unless there is a definite plan for the kittens all female cats should be spayed at 5-6 months of age.   When the… Read more »

Cat Life Expectancy

Reason for our indoor only adoption policy 3 years – life expectancy of Feral Cats 6 years – life expectancy of indoor cats allow to go outdoors 16 years – life expectancy of Indoor only cats Feral Cat Lifespan The reason for Feral’s short-lived expectation is easy to infer.  They are exposed to potentially harmful… Read more »

CAT REGISTRATION WHAT IS SBT?

Cat Registration what is SBT? When you see the initial, SBT associated with the cat’s pedigree what does it signify.  Those initials stand for Stud Book Traditional.  All SBTs are classified as purebred cats.  To be eligible for pure breed status, the cat must be a product of three consecutive mating within the breed.  For a cat to be… Read more »

Feline Vaccinations

Cats are a species with the appearance of keeping and maintaining good health. Their health stabilities and ability to mask health issues often contribute to pet parents avoiding or ignoring vaccination and regular health checkups.  The story I will tell you illustrates why we cannot be complacent or indifferent to vaccinations.  To take the risk of illness leading to death is… Read more »

Cat Adoption

What To Know There are questions prior to reserving a kitten each potential pet parent should ask from the breeder, shelter, rescue of whoever is offering the kitten.  These questions will answer how to prepare, care for the future Pet child.   What to ask Pre-Adoption health care – Veterinary health report with type/date of vaccination,… Read more »

Kezkatz Adoption Policy

ADOPTION PROCEDURE We asked for a $150 adoption deposit to reserve a particular kitten. Savannah cats are priced per generation and overall quality.  Ocicat and Mau kittens are priced the same.  The cat’s gender is not taken into account in the price.  Adoption is on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not use waiting list instead a contact list… Read more »

DNA Feline Testing

We Use the Wisdom Féline Panel [Washington State University] CFA and TICA promote DNA through the Wisdom Feline Panel. Both have contracted where members get a discount.  The Wisdom Test is a comprehensive panel of cat genetic health tests on predisposition, diversity and other genetic characteristics. A breeder for us the cat must be clean (free)… Read more »

Two Cat Adoption

Deciding what is best one or two cats adoptions What’s preferable a single cat or two cat family?  One cuddly fur bear is that what’s wanted or maybe a 2nd for mutual companionship for each cat.  The answer lies with expectation, time the cat is given alone, household, entertainment for the cat and the family.   It’s said with… Read more »

Litter Box Language – Cat Poop Feces

The last thing you want to see or examine is Cat Poop. Parents love their pet children. It’s instinctive to concerned about their health. A wise pet parent will forego the yech and will frequently examine the texture, color, content, and consistency while noting bathroom habits. These are keys to early detection of health issues.   Litter… Read more »

Feline Self-Stress Relievers

Feline Self-Stress Relievers This blog is dedicated in remembrance of Malachi.   He was my yard stress reliever.   Mal was with me when I built cat amenities, enclosures, mow the lawn, relaxed.   This wolf hybrid was a once in life time pet.   He loved everyone, all species of animals, always happy, absolutely… Read more »

Alway use Pet Carrier when traveling

Always USE a Pet Carrier Keep all traveling cats in a carrier. This is for your own safety as well as your cat’s safety. It is not safe to have your cat roaming freely in your vehicle while you are driving. Your cat could become frightened and dart under the brake pedal or accelerator, possibly… Read more »

Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Feline Infectious Peritonitis – NOTICE!!!!! – THERE IS A CURE, It’s not contagious   The drugs GC376 and GS-441524 both inhibit the replication of the FIP virus, but by two different mechanisms,” explains Dr. Pedersen of Cal Davis. GC376 was developed by Kansas State University virologists, Yunjeong Kim, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, associate professor of diagnostic… Read more »

Decision Made! What to Feed your Cat

What to Feed UPDATE WE Have DECIDED.   A little over 1 year the dry food we feed our cats was suddenly discontinued by the manufacture without warning.    We began exploring by testing our cats with different dry foods and focusing on the each cat’s ‘poop”.   It takes 45 to 60 days to determine the effects… Read more »

Cat Poop The Feces Score Chart

I know that your cat’s poop is the last thing you’d want to look at but if you care about your cat’s health, then you should never ignore it. Poop provides a wealth of information about the state of health of the cat. The bathroom habits the color, content and consistency of stool indicators of… Read more »