We have ended our program and all the cats have been spayed or neutered. It was becoming very difficult to find excellent pet parents and I had some disappointment and heartache over it. If you are going to own a cat (or any pet really) do some research first! Don't assume because you had one growing up that you know everything about them. I have learned so much over the years and I plan on keeping this website active and giving that information to those that want to be amazing pet parents.
Cats should eat meat, not corn or other overly processed garbage that the pet food companies make billions on. Please don't feed dry food, no matter what kind it is. Canned is okay but raw meat is really the way to go. Some great books to learn more about your cat and the dangers of dry food: Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM., Esq. "YOUR CAT, Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life" and Dr. Michael Fox "Healing Animals and the Vision of One Health" Cats should live 18 or 20 years if taken care of and fed a proper diet for an obligate carnivore.
Cats should not be vaccinated every year!!! A booster at one year then every three years after that until the cat is 9 or 10, then never again. This is for indoor only cats. If you live in a great, safe area for cats to be outside, then rabies is usually required but you can get one of those every three years as well. The FVRCP should still be every three years but you might want to continue until they are older, maybe 16 then stop giving vaccines. They probably have immunity for life after the third or fourth vaccine but they haven't wanted to do the research to find out for sure because vaccines are big money. Find a cat only vet if you can.
Thank you all for your interest in Pocket kittys and I hope to continue to hear from our Pocket kitty pet parents.
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We have ended our breeding program and this website is now a resource for cat owners that want to learn how to best take care of their kitty companions. Please feel free to contact me with any kitty questions you may have. You can fill out a kitty questionnaire and I will try and help you out.
Make sure that whomever you get a kitten from, if it is a Persian or Himalayan, that they have DNA tested them for PKD and that they came back Negative. 33% of all Persians carry the PKD gene which causes cysts to develop in the kidneys eventually causing kidney failure. If a cat is positive, it doesn't mean they will develop cysts for sure but it is likely and they should be closely monitored with an Ultra sound of their kidneys at least every two years to check their status. If they do develop kidney issues, look into phosphorous binders for their food, not complete protein restriction. Most vets are not feline nutritionist and don't know anything about food except what the pet food industry (namely, Hills Prescription diet) tells them. Do your own research for your little furry baby and become educated on what is best for them. Veterinary medicine is a business and some are much better at simply making money than others.
Although I am a breeder of unique cats, I strongly believe in adopting shelter or rescue animals. Many cats are actually very social and would appreciate being with a buddy cat rather than all alone. I am a big believer in a pair of cats. It is actually easier in most cases and the cats are far happier and less lonely.