Shows of cats, cats and kittens: to be or not to be?
Almost every owner of a pedigree cat thinks at a certain moment: “Shouldn’t we go to the exhibition?”. But the majority rejects this thought, because with it a lot of questions arise: where is the cat show, can our darling take part, why bother to spend time on this event? Let’s start with the main thing.
Why do clubs organize exhibitions?
The organizers of the exhibition have many goals and objectives:
tribal animal show. Experts who give an assessment of a particular cat do not just bring joy or disappoint the owner. In this way, decent producers are selected, there is an improvement in the breed as a whole, breeders’ mistakes are identified and the right direction is set. Continue reading
What is sterilization?
Sterilization – deprivation of the animal’s ability to reproduce. The most reliable and safe method of sterilization (actually castration) is ovariohysterectomy. During the procedure, both ovaries and uterus are removed, which significantly reduces the risk of breast tumors (including malignant) and completely eliminates the likelihood of ovarian pathologies (oncology, cysts, etc.). In addition, the removal of the uterus eliminates the likelihood of many deadly diseases of this organ. It is recommended for all cats that have reached reproductive age (even if the cat had estrus only once), older animals, cats and pets who have congenital or acquired uterus disease.
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What is castration?
Castration – termination of sexual activity by removing reproductive organs. The most common and reliable method of castration of cats is the surgical removal of the testes – a simple procedure that lasts about 20 minutes. The operation is performed under anesthesia, the animal does not feel any pain. The doctor makes a small incision, leads the testes out and cuts them off. In most cases, the surgeon does not even suture.
There are alternative ways of castration of cats (which are inherently sterilized, but among owners it is common to call castration all types of cessation of sexual activity of dogs and cats), less common and, according to some, not so safe. Continue reading