TICA Cat Show in Arcadia, CA

Has the cold weather got you down? Is the snow making you long for sunny shores? Did the groundhog’s prediction make you dream of palm trees and warm sand?
You are in luck!!
Head on down to Arcadia April 15-16, 2023 for Life’s a Beach!!
We will have great judges, excellent vendors, an awesome raffle, a super fun Bingo game, fabulous food, and – in the spirit of TICA – felines, friendship and fun!!!
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Arcadia Masonic Lodge
50 West Duarte Road
Arcadia , California , 91007
United States
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Laurie Schiff(AB), Alexandra Chisholm(AB), Canie Brooks(AB), Marion Schiff(AB), Debbie Prince(AB)
Harley DeVilbiss(AB), Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz(AB), Toni Scarboro(AB), Sharon Kalani(AB), Lorraine Shelton(AB)
We are thinking warm thoughts and are excited to see your fabulous felines!! Enter early, enter often!!


Problems with your vet?

I have been hearing from customers and from other breeders and the level of vet care is declining while prices are soaring.  I recommend that all of you consider finding a private practice vet and supporting him/her.


“As mentioned above, The MARS Company is the largest buyer in the veterinary market. This 4th generation business is owned by the  3rd richest family in America.   They purchased Banfield in 2007, BluePearl in 2015, Pet Partners in 2016, and VCA in 2017.  They have continued their purchasing spree overseas. Mars recently announced acquisitions of the 87 practice Linnaeus Group in Britain  and AniCura, the owner of 200 hospitals in seven European countries.”

Please read this article or others and then choose your vet carefully.

In a related matter, those of you who have gotten kittens from me in the last few years know that I have been having problems with Royal Canin food – difficult to get, not available at all, change in formulation, and terrible service even from the local rep and the Breeders program.  I no longer recommend Royal Canin at all.  I am using Fromm for my adult cats and struggling to find the best food for babies.  Royal Canin is also owned by Mars now, which may explain all the problems.  I will keep you updated as I work with other breeders to see what is best for our babies.



Food, Litter and Carrier Information

Cat Food: I am now using FROMM Adult and Kitten food. All kittens and cats seems to be doing well with this choice. I will keep you updated.

I now use a variety of canned food including Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Turkey Feast and Nutro Max Adult Turkey and Giblets Formula as well as a variety of others.  Canned food should be fed once a day.   Personally, I like to give canned food at supper time as I find they will often wake you up if I feed canned in the morning.

Litter Box and Cat Litter: There is a wide variety of cat litter on the market. I use Tidy Cat litter. I do use other brands when they are on sale or if I need a different litter for some reason.  Stay away from strong perfumes.  Dr. Elsey Kitten Attract is often a good way to start until you are confident there are no problems finding the litter boxes.

There is also a wide variety of litter boxes available. Your kitten is used to an open top litter box. If you plan to switch your kitten, it is important to do so gradually and monitor carefully, as some kittens may take more time to get used to a new box than others.  Most litter boxes are plastic so after some time – maybe a year – you should just throw away and get another one as they do tend to get smelly.

Scratching Posts:  Cats have an innate need to scratch. Providing your kitten with its own scratching post will reduce the chances of your kitten using your furniture or carpet to do what comes naturally. A cat tree or condo with posts that are covered in sisal rope is a wonderful investment. Not only do they allow the cat a place to play and rest, they are often what cats use when they want to stretch and scratch.  Purchase little scissors to cut toenails and then do it while the kitten is sitting on your lap.  Do it all the time so that it is just something that happens – not a big deal.  Remember to touch your kitten’s feet all the time.  Treats when nails are being cut is a good idea.

Food and Water Bowls: I use metal, glass or ceramic feeding bowls here at Creekcat Ragdolls.   I do not recommend plastic feeding bowls, as they are known to be a cause of feline acne. Food and water dishes should be kept clean at all times.   Running them through your dishwasher is a good way to keep them sanitary.

Cat Carrier: Cat carriers are important to have for trips to the vet, as well as your kitten’s ride to his or her new home. When purchasing one, it is best to get one that will accommodate an adult cat so you don’t have to invest in a larger one once your kitten has grown.  Soft side carriers are much easier to carry than plastic.  I recommend keeping the carrier around and open for the kittens to sleep in so the cat will like its carrier and not be upset when you are trying to put him in the carrier.

Cat Bedding: There is a huge selection of cat beds available. Kittens are just as happy in a cardboard box with a nice soft blanket as a specially made cat bed. However, what many owners find is that their kittens want to be near them – which include sleeping with you on the bed, in a chair, on the couch, etc.

New Process for picking up your kitten

Due to the pandemic, I have a new process for picking up your kitten.  When you reach the gate, please look up the name VASS on the gatebox and buzz me.  This allows the gate to open.  My house is the second on the right.  Please have a carrier and the balance owed, in cash please, and bring them to the front door area.  I will come out and give you paperwork and pick up the carrier and cash.  I do wear a mask and I have received all 3 of the vaccinations but I request that you maintain 6 ft. distance.  I will pick up carrier and return in two or three minutes with the kitten inside the carrier.  Thank you for your cooperation during this pandemic.