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Important Questions To Ask A Cat Breeder

Last updated 5 years ago

Eliminate some of your new pet ownership stress by taking note of the following important questions to have answered by your cat breeder.

How Old Will The Kitten Be When I Pick It Up?

A reputable breeder will advise you to pick up your new kitten no earlier than at six to seven weeks of age. Some breeders choose to only release a kitten to its new family after up to 12 weeks, to allow it more time to socialise and interact with its mother and other pets. Kittens that are released too early could run the risk of being afraid of humans.

Are There Any Hereditary Disorders In The Breed’s Lineage?

It’s important to find out if there are any notable health problems in the breed’s heritage and the chances of offspring developing the same disorders. This is not only important to prepare yourself to care for them in a specific way; it is also sometimes required information when signing up for pet insurance.

Do You Socialise The Kittens Once They Are Born?

Kittens that are well socialised from birth have a better chance of growing into confident cats than those that aren’t. It is a good idea to find out whether other similar animals, such as dogs, will be close to your kitten for the first few weeks after birth.

Will The Kitten Come With Papers?

Papers to show that the kitten has had all necessary veterinary checks and vaccinations is important as this information will need to be passed onto your future veterinarian, and will also act as proof that they are healthy enough to be taken away from their mother. 

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Leave your cat in the best possible care when going on holiday by contacting Samford Pet Resort on (07) 3188 0934.

 

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