A lot of our buyer asking about guarantee for healthy of our cats. Therefore, we decided to give a more expanded answer.
Before shipping cats stay in our quarantin about 10-20 days. Every cat live in separete cage. It give us possibility perfectly see how cat eat, what poop have cat, are cat have vomiting or no. Two times per day nursery employee cleaning cage and all day care about cats. The employee picks up the cat and also feels the cat is dehydrated or not. Also, the employee periodically examines cats for fungal lesions, examines the ears for otitis media, ear mites. Examines the mouth, check if the cat has inflammation or ulcers and ect. We also regularly weigh our cats and record weight changes.
Based on this clinical examination, we can conclude about the condition of the cat. We have been working with cats since 2004. This is a very long time and naturally a great experience. This gives us the opportunity to independently examine the animal and, if necessary, provide assistance. If we see that there is a problem that is difficult for us to cope with, which requires, for example, surgical intervention, we use the services of a veterinarian whom we trust.
I notice that most people have a distorted idea of what a nursery is. Working with cats is very difficult. Because every day you need to be ready for any surprises. There is no stability. Everything in the evening may be all right, and in the morning changes may occur and the cat may feel unwell. Therefore, it is important to be very careful and respond instantly, to provide the necessary assistance.
If we fix a cat’s poor condition a few days before departure or on the day of departure, naturally there can be no question of sending a sick cat to a client. We are categorically against. In such situations, we quickly contact the client and offer him to make a replacement for another cat and simply remove it from delivery. It’s not a problem for us to replace a cat. But we basically do not send the animal if there is even the slightest suspicion of his poor health - it is our principle! Will explaine why. Cats are very delicate and fragile creatures. Their immunity is much weaker than human immunity. They can be compared in a small child. Any changes may affect their health. It would seem funny sounds, but even a different composition of water can play a cruel joke with a cat. Just think about what happens to the cat during delivery. The cat is under great stress. Against the background of stress, the cat's immunity drops, the cat becomes susceptible to any viral and infectious diseases.
With rare exceptions, our customers come to the cattery in person and take the cat home, like a fragile, crystal vase. Usually, buyers use the services of cargo transportation. It mean that cats will shipping as cargo. Hope you understand what it mean and no need explaine what happens to cats in two days of shipping (sometimes even longer). Now you understand that I can not give a guarantee on the health of the cat, because I can not protect the cat during delivery. For our part, we introduced the rule that if the buyer takes 5 cats in one delivery, we give the sixth cat as a gift (at an average price), in order to at least somehow compensate if suddenly cats becomes ill.
Before sending cats we give them a course of vitamin, which gently stimulate the immune system - it is vitamin B12 and vitamin C, imunofan. Also, if the buyer wants, he can order an additional service an injection of immunoglobulins:
- $ 15 Globfel or Vitafel for one cat
Inoglobulins create a passive immunity that lasts 7-10 days. This is an added protection for cats.
You should understand that after transportation the cat requires special attention. My recommendations:
1. The main rule is quarantine. Put the cat in an aviary or a separate room. If there are other animals in your house, you need to separate them from the newly arrived cat. You must watch the new cat for at least a week. Remember that infections are airborne. Follow basic sanitary rules. You should also understand that the cat is very tired of transportation. It is necessary to provide him with care, love and tranquility. No need to annoy him in the presence of other animals.
2. Need to check whether the cat is dehydrated or not. Take the cat by the withers, if the skin does not instantly return to its original position, but stands as a house, it mean that cat is dehydrated. It is necessary to restore the water-salt balance. First, give water in a plate. If the cat doesn’t drink by itself, take a syringe (remove the needle) and pour a little 5-10ml of water into cats mouth. If you can inject, inject the cat with Ringer's solution of 30-40 ml under the skin few times per day. If you do not know how, then immediately contact your veterinarian.
3. Our cats are used to eating natural food. This is a special minced meat boiled with rice and vegetables. But I recommend in the early days to feed the cat as delicious as possible. Therefore, try to give the cat a special wet cat food - the most delicious. Also put dry food - the most delicious. Because refusal to feed and fasting is very dangerous for a cat. It is crucial that the cat regularly eats. Later, you will gradually transfer it to proper nutrition. But in the first few days you can slightly deviate from the diet, but only if necessary.