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Fresh air and daylight is important for the health and wellbeing of both humans and animals. But just letting a cat out to run free outdoors is a very risky thing to do! A safe option is to build a catrun for your cats. In our article Building a Catrun you will see how some breeders have solved this problem!

 
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Breeding entails more than one at first assumes. Beginners don't see the forest for the trees, and almost everybody makes the same mistakes. In the article Breeding A Litter some aspects of breeding are mentioned, and the article gives a few tips for starting breeders.

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2014-01-12: A new dog database for the Cesky Terrier is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2013-09-07: A new dog database for the Chart Polski is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2013-08-07: A new dog database has been started for the breed Shetland Sheepdog. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2013-05-10: The two other articles by Dr Bell have now also been translated into Dutch: Using Relative Risk Pedigree Analysis and Open Health Registries to Plan Matings and A look at pedigree analysis and the closest common ancestor.

2013-05-06: The "Maneuvering the Maze of Genetic Tests: Interpretation and Utilization" article is translated into Dutch.

2013-03-22: A new addition is placed in the History section of the PawAcademy: Practical Dog Breeding, written in 1915 by Williams Haynes.

2013-03-02: We placed three new articles in the Genetics section of the PawAcademy: A look at pedigree analysis and the closest common ancestor (also available in French), Maneuvering the Maze of Genetic Tests: Interpretation and Utilization and Using Relative Risk Pedigree Analysis and Open Health Registries to Plan Matings. All three articles were written by Jerold S Bell.

2013-01-06: Two new books were added to the History section of the PawAcademy: Cats and all about them by Frances Simpson, and Concerning cats, My Own and Some Others by Helen M. Winslow.

2012-12-27: A new article is published in the PawAcademy: The immune system and its functions. This article is also available in Dutch.

2012-12-02: The Bad Genes, Babies and Bath Water article is translated to French.

2012-11-24: A new dog database for the English Toy Terrier is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainers!

2012-11-18: A database for the Alaskan Malamute is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2012-08-26: A new dog database for the Polski Owczarek Nizinny is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainers!

2012-07-17: The new article Bad Genes, Babies and Bath Water is now available in a Dutch translation.

2012-07-14: A new Greek translation is added today: the Birman History article.

2012-07-03: The Embryology article is translated into Spanish.

2012-06-24: A new article is published in the Genetics section of PawPeds: Bad Genes, Babies and Bath Water.

2012-04-07: A new dog database for the Ibizan Hound is now available.

2012-03-04: A new cat database has been started for the breed Australian Mist. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2012-02-15: A new Greek translation was added: the Inbreeding And Its Effect On The Immune System article. And a Dutch translation is available: the Feline Cardiomyopathy Consortium (FCC) article.

2012-02-13: The Catrun article is translated into Greek and the Feline Cardiomyopathy Consortium (FCC) article is translated into Portuguese.

2012-01-18: We received our first Greek translation! The PKD article is the first one to be translated into Greek.

2012-01-15: Oci Cat Club has joined the PRA Health Programme and the Ocicat database has been opened for registration of PRA test results. Please read more about PRA here. To register the PRA status of your Ocicat please find the contact info here.

2011-12-27: Paolo Savi is a new database maintainer for the British Shorthair. He would like to invite all the UK British Shorthair cat breeders to join the British Shorthair Database with their cats and kittens pedigrees.

2011-12-03: A new cat database has been started for the breed Kurilean Bobtail. This database has been started from scratch, so please send in pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2011-11-20: We now have information from the Feline Cardiomyopathy Consortium (FCC) regarding their planned studies to find the genetic background of HCM in cats. With better knowledge about the genetics behind HCM the researchers could not only develop new gene tests to help the breeders, but also to develop better medications and other treatment for the affected cats. We hope many breeders and other cat owners will participate in this important project!

2011-11-12: The article about Tube Feeding kittens is translated in German.

2011-11-03: The SMA pages of the health programmes are translated in German.

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