Purchasing a Cat Or Kitten
By Charles Burton Barber (1845 - 1894)
Schedule an appointment to meet the cat or kittens.
Reserve your kitten with a deposit to hold the kitten until it is ready to go home with you at about 11 to 12 weeks of age.
In the meantime.......
I mix all these dry foods together:
Purchase cat litter:
Place any trinkets or breakable items out of reach, until you know the activity level of your kitten.
Remove any poisonous house plants that may be accessible to the kitten.
We will communicate at when the kitten is about 9 weeks old to determine when the kitten is ready to go to its new home. We want kitty's transition to his/her new home to go as smoothly as possible. Sending the kitten home before it is developmentally ready will result in baby kitty crying, which will be no fun for kitty, nor for you. We need to determine that kitty is fully weaned and feeling independent enough to start his/her new adventure with you.
Bring your carrier when you come to pick kitty up. If you prefer to pay the balance for the kitten/cat by check, then that should be sent prior to picking up the kitten to allow time to clear the bank (about 2 weeks in advance.) Otherwise, we accept cash only upon pick up.
Kittens are dewormed and vaccinated for Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus typically around nine weeks of age. They will be due for their second vaccination four weeks later, typically at 13 weeks. Kittens need only two vaccinations, if the first one is given after 8 weeks old.
Do not overvaccinate! The recommendation is for Rabies and Feline Leukemia vaccines only if the cat goes outdoors, which your kitty should not. Life expectancy for outdoor cats is 3 years. Plus, our Sales Contract states that the cat/kitten must be kept indoors only. Do not let your vet give the FIP vaccination. See our Sales Contract for reference.
First year boosters are recommended, followed by every three years after that.
If any questions arise, please feel free to contact me.
near Portland, OR and
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