Cat and Kitten Care

The health and care of our cats and kittens is paramount. All of our kittens are raised in our home, so that they are suited to a busy home lifestyle when they go to their new families. 

Our breeding cats are confirmed free of Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV/Feline aids).  We genetically test all of our breeding cats to ensure they are not carriers for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and PKD (Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency). We ensure that all of our breeding cats are of a high quality to produce the best kittens. 

Kittens generally go to their new home at 12 weeks of age, although this is dependant on a number of factors. 


Vaccinations

All kittens will receive two doses of the F4 vaccination. A third vaccination will be needed to complete the course about four weeks after the kittens leave us.  Our vaccination schedule is:

  • 8 weeks - first vaccination (by us)
  • 12 weeks - second vaccination (by us)
  • 16 weeks - third vaccination (by the kitten's new family)
  • An annual booster is required 12 months after their third dose. 

Parasite prevention

The kittens and their parents are all protected against fleas and worms.  We usually use a combination of products to protect from fleas and worms. Our parasite prevention schedule is:

  • 2 weeks 
  • 4 weeks 
  • 6 weeks 
  • 8 weeks
  • 10 weeks 
  • 12 weeks 
  • 6 months  (by the kitten's new family)

Desexing

The kittens are usually ready to go their new home at about 12 weeks of age.  Kittens going to pet homes will be desexed before leaving us.  They need to meet minimum weight requirements for the procedure, and may need up to a week post procedure before they can leave for their new home.  


Microchipping

All kittens will be microchipped before leaving us. 


Nail clipping

Cats need their nails clipped regularly. This is dependant on each cat as they grow at different rates. It is important to check their nails and touch their feet regularly to ensure they are comfortable with being groomed and handled. 


Diet

A high quality diet is essential to maintain your cat's health and coat. This can be achieved with a mixture of raw meat, wet food and dry food.