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I can answer the majority of questions pertaining to cattery management; breeding programs, grooming and showing longhaired cats. I am also familiar with the majority of recognized breeds.

Experience in the area

I have been breeding and showing ragdoll cats since 1993. I am also currently on the Ragdoll Breed Committee for TICA, as well as a past chair..


RFCI (Ragdoll Fanciers Club International) - Treasurer TICA - Ragdoll Breed Chair CFA - Registered Cattery ACFA - Registered Cattery


Associate Degree in Computer Science, Many educational seminars on HCM, FIP and other diseases in catteries.

Awards and Honors

Several Grand champion cats over the years.

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Recent Answers from Lori McLaughlin

2014-01-29 Cats Pregnancy:

Blood on a cat is not normal.  They do not bleed when in season.  She could be suffering from a uterine infection and if she is loosing hair, I would definitely suggest a visit to the vet.  If she is pregnant

2013-07-18 Grooming My Shorthair Cat:

I would suggest getting your kitty indoors and keeping him in if you are going to show him.  He will need to get used to a grooming "regime" of bathing and nail trimming to be ready to be shown.  The way

2013-03-12 Turkish van?:

With cats, it is more difficult sometimes to tell the breed....especially without paperwork.  It is truly difficult to determine a breed unless you have registration information from a breeder.  Your girl

2013-03-01 Teacup kitten (?):

There really isn't a 'breed' of kitty called a teacup kitten.  Any of the recognized breeds can be bred down in size.  I honestly don't know anyone working with miniaturized versions of any breed, but

2013-01-08 Colour possibilities:

Keep the link to this chart handy.  It gives you the color predictions for all pointed colors.  I have used it for years.  The cats don't really carry "colors", they carry the dilute version of the gene


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