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.
All kittens will receive two doses of the F4 vaccination. A third vaccination can be given at 16 weeks if desired although is not necessary. 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 if desired)
- An annual booster is required 12 months after their third dose.
The kittens and their parents are protected against fleas, paralysis tick and worms. We currently use Milbemax or Fenpral for worming and Bravecto Spot On for fleas and paralysis tick. Our recommended parasite prevention schedule is:
- 2 weeks (worming via the Queen)
- 4 weeks (worming via the Queen)
- 6 weeks (worming)
- 8 weeks (worming)
- 12 weeks (worming, fleas and paralysis tick)
- 4 months (worming by the kitten's new family)
- 5 months (worming by the kitten's new family)
- 6 months (worming, fleas and paralysis tick by the kitten's new family)
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.
All kittens will be microchipped before going to their new homes.
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.
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.