Caring for Cats
Since The Cat Fanciers’ Association was founded in 1906, CFA has been devoted to the promotion and protection of all cats. CFA as a whole, as well as individual member clubs and individuals associated with CFA, have together made outstanding contributions in feline health, feline health research, and animal welfare over the years. From contributing funds and leadership, to volunteering at humane societies and animal shelters, CFA affiliated individuals can be found everywhere working for the good of all cats.
The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization, affiliated with The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., which supports health related studies into medical problems affecting cats.
Feline Health Articles
Litterbox Problems in Multi-cat Homes
- Declawing: CFA Guidance Statement
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP): A 2010 update from the Winn Feline Foundation
- Fleas: Flea Products
Lilies Dangerous to Cats
Potpourri Hazard to Cats
Ten Tips for a Poison Safe Household
Winter and Holiday Hazards for Cats
Books About Cat Care
There are many, many books available on a wide variety of subjects regarding cats and their care. We have listed just a few of them below. Please note that the inclusion of a book on our list does not necessarily mean that CFA endorses or recommends the book. We are merely including this list as a courtesy to help in locating books on the “cat care” topic.
- Acu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressure by Nancy Zidonis, Amy Snow
- Caring for Cats by Andrew Morris
- Caring for Your Cat by Angela Gair
- Caring for Your Older Cat by Chris C. Pinney, Christopher C. Pinney
- Cat Massage : A Whiskers-To-Tail Guide to Your Cat’s Ultimate Petting Experience by Maryjean Ballner
- Cat Treats by Kim Campbell Thornton, Jane Calloway
- The Complete Cat Health Manual by Marty Smith (Contributor), Race Foster
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Healthy Cat by Elaine Wexler Mitchell, James R. Richards
- The Feline Patient by Gary D. Norsworthy, Mitchell A. Crystal, Sharon, K. Fooshee
- Plump Pups and Fat Cats : A Seven-Point Weight Loss Program for Your Overweight Pet by Steve Duno
- The Veterinarians’ Guide to Your Cat’s Symptoms by Michael Garvey (Editor), Anne E. Hohenhaus, Katherine A. Houpt (Editor), Melissa S. Wallace, Melissa S. Wallace D.V.M., Elizabeth Randolph
- Veterinarians Guide to Natural Remedies for Cats : Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians by Martin Zucker
General Interest Cat Care
CFA also presents the following topics of interest to all cat lovers interested in caring for cats and promoting their well-being.
- Myths and Facts about Cats
- Neuter and Spay
- Rabies – What You Need To Know
- Who’s Who – Establishing an Identification System for Your Cats
- Your Cat Is Safer Indoors
- Phone Numbers of Interest:
National Pet Recovery Hotline: 1 800 984 8638.
Legal Hotline: 1 800 555 6517.
National Animal Poison Control Center: 1 888 426 4435.
AHA Emergency Disaster Hotline: 1 800 22 7 4645.
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 1 888 478 7574.
Spay Helpline: 1 800 248 SPAY. spayusa.org
Feline Overpopulation and Legislative Issues
- Cat Overpopulation – CFA’s Position
- San Francisco SPCA Report on Cat Licensing
- Trap/Alter/Release Programs for Feral Cats
- Why Not Coercive Legislation
- Pedigreed Cats Face Extinction
- Due Credit – Let’s Give Responsible Breeders the Credit They Deserve
- CFA Legislative Committee
Cat Care for Catteries
Please Note: CFA provides the feline health information on this site as a service to the public. Diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions should always be in consultation with one’s own veterinarian. The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. disclaims all warranties and liability related to the veterinary advice and information provided on this site.