- DO make sure that everyone in your household is enthusiastic about owning
- DO discuss with your family members the responsibilities that come with
- DO be prepared for the challenges that come with ensuring your new kitten
A cat- and that no one is allergic! Owning a cat, including litter box duties
Grows into a healthy, loyal, and happy companion.
- DON’T buy a kitten-or accept a free one- on impulse. The more
Research you do, the better your decision will be.
- DON’T base your decision completely on sympathy for a cat that needs a
Home. As admirable as that is, you must be sure you’re getting the high cat for
You and your family. Otherwise, neither you nor the cat will be very happy.
who have had this immediate sense of bonding and attachment when picking out a kitty is one of the things I enjoy most about being a veterinarian The second reason for an early visit to the breeder is to establish a level of comfort and trust with the person you’re buying your kitten from. First and foremost, you need
“Establishing a relationship with the breeder will enable you to become familiar with the procedures he uses in caring for his litters. to know that you’re dealing with a person who loves and cares for the Animals in his litters.”
The breeder’s behaviour around his cats, the cats’ demeanour toward him, the sanitary condition of the area where the kittens are kept these and other signs of the quality of attention and care the breeder provides will usually be apparent. Establishing a relationship with the breeder will enable you to the procedures he uses in and ask what measures he is taking caring for his litters. to have the problem evaluated and treated.
Depending on his answer you may consider choosing another to know that you’re dealing with a breeder person who loves and cares for the animals in his litters If you are satisfied with the breeder and his procedures, and if you have spotted no visible signs of
Problems with your kitten, its litter, or its mother, then you should talk with your veterinarian about the breeder’s answers to the questions you asked. If the vet is satisfied, then all you have to do is wait a few more weeks to bring your kitten home.
In the meantime, the breeder shouldn’t’ The breeder’s behaviour around his cats, the cats’ demeanour tow him, the sanitary condition of the area where the kittens are kept- Week 3
QUESTIONS FOR YOUR BREEDER :
Questions you should ask (and what recourse will the breeder which no reputable breeder will mind answering) include allow you if your kitten develops a parasitic disease or other contagious sickness after you Does the breeder perform most have taken him home? If a or all of his own veterinary treatment? If not, which veterinarian does he use? How often serious heritable health problem is discovered? If you have a written contract with the breeder, do you have any recourse for health problems discovered after the term of the contract has expired?
Which ant parasitic compounds did he use on your kitten’s litter: Why did he choose those?
Particular treatments would the breeder allow you to take the kitten home now, prior to his reaching six weeks of age? (If the breeder answers yes to this question, choose another breeder.) Conduct a comprehensive parasite examination and administer preventive ant parasitic treatment to the litter? How frequently does he breed a new litter? Has the mother cat had health problems such as allergies, ear ailments, or orthopaedic conditions these and other signs of the quality of attention and care the breeder provides will usually be apparent are establishing a relationship with the breeder will enable you to