What should you have in the house before the arrival of the kitten?
Carrying bag for cats. With it you will go for a new member of your family. In the future, you will need it more than once: when you are going to visit a veterinarian, go with your pet in the country or you want to take part in a cat show.
Cat toilet or tray. We draw your attention that toilet trays come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functional features:• flat tray with inside edges;
• automatic toilets;
• bio-toilets with carbon filters;
• various gadgets that almost all clean themselves.
We recommend to start to get your kitty kittens with curved bows. When your baby grows up, you can get something more suitable for your own reasons and preferences of your cat or cat.
Kittens are accustomed to a tray with a net without a filler and come to their new home with their tray, for better adaptation in a new place.
Filler for the tray. The main task of any filler is the absorption of liquid and the “blocking” of the smell. We recommend choosing a filling filler.
Sowocchio for the tray. Any sifting sovochk on your taste and color, the main thing is that it was easy and convenient.
Bowls for eating: for wet food, for dry food and a stable bowl for drinking water.
Lodge-bed. This is the place to sleep and rest your pet. Take care that,
so that it is in a warm and peaceful place.
Stable scratching. Today the assortment of scrapes is diverse, you
be sure to find the one that suits your interior perfectly. And be sure to praise the baby when he is in the process of manicure, he will be very pleased.
Shampoo without tears. It is necessary for hairless pets, which are recommended to bathe regularly, approximately once every 1-2 weeks, with shampoos that will be comfortable for their delicate skin. For non-creeping breeds of cats, the kennel uses shampoo for cats-sphinxes.
Nail clipper. Your pet also wants to be “with manicure.” Cut your claws very carefully, cutting only the tip itself, so as not to touch the blood vessels. This procedure is quite simple. It is necessary to take a paw, slightly to press on a finger that to stick out, and to look at it on a skylight. You will see a white translucent tip and a dark core. It is necessary to cut the semitransparent tip.
Toys. It can be balls, balls, labyrinths, etc. After all, any kitten is a small child! With attentive attitude to the kitten you will get not just a pet in the house, but a happy friend, ready to give your affection and love to you and your loved ones!
How and what to feed the kitten?
We recommend the use of ready-made food in your pet’s diet: both dry and canned. First of all, the finished feed is balanced, and your pet will receive all the necessary nutrients and vitamins. In addition, this will allow you to save time on cooking. If possible, choose professional feed Super Premium and Premium class. Access to fresh water and dry food should be constantly! With regard to cat food, their diet depends on the age of the pet: Up to 6 months of the kitten must be fed 3-4 times a day. After 6 months smoothly translate for 2-3 meals a day. After 1 year, your pet can eat 2 times a day. We draw your attention to the fact that it is better to feed your baby to a year with special forages for kittens, this concerns both dry and canned foods. For the proper development of the pet – this is very important. After that you can safely switch to feed for adult cats, while we recommend that you do not change the feed manufacturer. If you want to pamper your baby, pet stores sell “treats for cats”, these can be different sausages or tasty pads. Your pet will be very happy!
Also, let the kitten taste the taste of fresh herbs. You can buy it at any pet store. As a rule, this is a sprouted oats. By the way, you can grow it yourself, both on the windowsill and in the winter garden.
And no less important information! Do not feed your pet from your table. This is harmful to cats and may not be the best way to affect their health. Proper nutrition is the basis of a healthy lifestyle of your pet!
What kind of care does a kitten need?
Since they do not have wool, it is necessary to protect them from changes in ambient temperature, protect them from cold and exposure to direct sunlight.
• Skin care. We recommend that you regularly bathe your pet, about once every 1-2 weeks, with baby and antibacterial shampoos that will be comfortable for the delicate skin. Please note that the water temperature should be 37-39 degrees.
• Care of the eyes. Since all the hairless cats have no cilia, the eyes may appear contaminated. Do not be afraid, it’s normal. Just periodically wipe your pet’s eyes with a cotton swab soaked in a special eye lotion that you can buy at a pet store or use the SILVER COLOR that can be bought at a pharmacy. After all, people also wash after sleep.
• Care for ears. In hairless cats, there is enough accelerated metabolism and high body temperature, so their ears are quickly contaminated. It is advisable to clean them once every 1-2 weeks with cotton swabs using ear lotions. By the way, this process can be combined with a pet’s bathing.
• Care for claws. Cut your claws very carefully, cutting only the tip itself, so as not to touch the blood vessels. This procedure is quite simple. It is necessary to take a paw, slightly to press on a finger that to stick out, and to look at it on a skylight. You will see a white translucent tip and a dark core. It is necessary to cut the semitransparent tip.
Are your kittens vaccinated?
Buying a kitten in the nursery DON MILLION, rest assured that your pet is already vaccinated by age. Our veterinarians carefully monitor the health of all animals and vaccinate them within a clearly defined time frame. At birth, the kittens get immunity from the mother cat together with the mother’s milk, this immunity protects the kittens from diseases during the first weeks of life.
Before the first vaccination of the kitten, at 1.5 months, preventive treatment from helminths is done. There are several anthelmintic preparations, the nursery uses: Melbimax and Drontal. After deworming (prevention of worms) at 2 months, the first vaccine is given from a viral disease (calicivirus, herpesvirus type 1 or
rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia and chlamydia). At the age of about 3 months, the kittens are vaccinated against rabies. The kennel uses the Dutch drug Nobivac Tricat and Nobivac Rabies. After vaccinations in 3 months, each kitten is ready to move to his new cozy home!
What vaccinations should be done annually?
Vaccinations are the most important and necessary preventative for your pet. We strongly recommend the vaccination of your pets every year! For 1.5-2 weeks before the annual vaccination, the pet needs to be preventively treated against helminths, since they release toxins that weaken the immune system, which makes vaccination ineffective. There are several anthelmintic preparations, the nursery recommends the use of Melbimax and Drontal. After 1.5-2 weeks, vaccination against rabies with simultaneous vaccination against viral diseases (kalitsivirus, herpesvirus type 1 or rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia and chlamydia). Kennel DON MILLION recommends the use of the Dutch drug Nobivac and the French Quadricet. All vaccinations must be carried out under the supervision of a veterinarian, who makes notes on the passport for vaccination.
Cases when it is impossible to inoculate a pet:
• If the cat is pregnant. Try to vaccinate beforehand, until mating.
• Nursing cats.
• Animals that have undergone surgery and are in rehabilitation.
• For example, after casting a cat or sterilizing a kitty.
• Pets treated with antibiotics. You can do the vaccination only two weeks after the last reception of antibiotics.
• Animals in a state of stress. For example, at the time of changing the situation, moving or traveling. Vaccination is best done within a week after such events in the cat’s life. Remember: the vaccine serves to prevent the disease, and not for its treatment, therefore, only a professional veterinarian should take care of the preparation and vaccinate, which will take into account all the individual characteristics of your pet!
Are the kittens accustomed to the tray?
Of course, all kittens are accustomed to the tray. As a rule, the mom-cat accustoms them to use the toilet, and this is genetically laid in good lines of thoroughbred kittens. Graduates of the nursery DON MILLION receive a decent education in this area. As soon as you bring your pet to the house, immediately show him the tray and from the very first minute he will understand that all his “affairs” need to be done there. In the first days of the kitten’s stay in the new house, keep the tray in sight, as the kitten only gets acquainted with its new habitat. Later his toilet can be moved to a convenient place for you. And do not forget to praise your pet when he does “it” in the right place. Cleanliness is the instinctive feature of all felines!
How will the kitten get along with another pet?
This issue often causes fears of owners who want to take in their family another pet. We rush to reassure you, all the kittens of the nursery are completely socialized and, as practice shows, perfectly get along with other pets. You can love animals in different ways: someone only has to get a dog or a cat, and someone can not be satisfied with a small one and certainly wants several pets, and even different kinds. In fact, dogs and cats are long-standing antipodes, and they speak different languages. For example, a dog’s raised paw is a call to play, while a cat has a readiness to defend and defend. Sometimes the most harmless canine “gesture” a cat can react as a danger, from which it is necessary to run away. The dog will perceive flight as a signal: to catch up, catch and neutralize. This is nature. However, as practice shows, a cat with a dog can live a soul in the soul. Such harmony is possible if the animals appeared in the house at the same time. Together they grew up, played, slept side by side and ate food from one bowl. The world is possible and in the event that to the adult animal to colonize the baby.
• Kitten to an adult dog
An adult dog, who is close to a kitten, as a rule, willingly assumes the role of his protector and patroness. In any case, in the early days do not leave four-legged friends alone. Be ready at any time to take the kitten in your arms. Your main task is not to let the kitten get scared and run away, and the dog to rush after him in pursuit. Keep track of the behavior of the cat: you can not let her hit the dog in the eyes with a clawed paw. At first, in periods of your absence, keep the animals in different rooms, so that they smell the smell and hear each other, but they could not meet their nose to the nose. If the dog and cat together ate and slept, then between them arose love and full mutual understanding!
• A kitten to an adult cat or cat
A cat and a kitten are the best option. A cat either immediately takes a kitten, taking on the role of his mother and a teacher, or preserves neutrality. They can not show aggression towards children. Cats treat kittens more cautiously than cats. In nature, males do not care for offspring. Therefore, the house cat, most likely, will simply ignore the new settler, avoiding contact with him for a while. Then he will understand that the kitten does not pose a danger to him and there will be friendly relations between the animals. The main thing to remember is that caress and treat between animals should be divided evenly. Jealousy – not the best feelings for establishing friendly relations. When both animals understand to the same extent that the owner is in the house, then their behavior will be built in the direction you need.
Who can you advise: a boy or a girl?
The characters of all the representatives of the feline are different and do not depend on the sex of the pet, just like people! In any case, a cat is a woman, she is affectionate and accurate, independent and independent person. It is necessary to respect her right to a distance when she needs it. But if a cat loves someone, then this is real, really – the connection that you feel! Seals are always happy to caress, they are company friends and are ready to give a scratch at the ear at any time, regardless of their mood. And after castration in general, they remain eternal children! In any case, the acquisition of a pet is a great happiness, regardless of gender and color. Look at the kittens and heart will tell you!
Do I need to sterilize cats?
First, determine the purpose for which you acquire a pet in the house.
There are 2 options:
• Your pet will become a caring mother for future offspring. Here it is worth considering that your shoulders will be responsible for the fate of the kids. When they grow up, you should take care of the selection of reliable owners who will love them, no less than you.
• Your charmer will become just a good and faithful friend for you, and you do not want to expect any offspring from her. In such a case, make sure that your cat lives a calm, healthy and happy life, for which it is necessary to perform an operation to sterilize the animal. Do not harm the health of the animal, using contraceptives and dooming it to painful suffering.
Now for a complete understanding, let’s move on to a more detailed biological process of the cat’s body.
The period of puberty in cats occurs at the age of about 8-10 months, to a greater extent it depends on the breed of the animal. For example, in hairless cats this period comes earlier, and in exotic ones a little later. At this time, the sex glands (ovaries) of the cat begin to actively develop into the blood sex hormones – estrogens. Under their action, the cat begins to “walk”. Depending on the temperament of the animal, this phase lasts from a few days to one week. During this period, all the reproductive organs of the animal at the call of nature begin to be prepared for the conception and bearing of the fetus. If the cat is not tied up, then it calms down, and in its body one sex hormone is replaced by another – progesterone, thanks to which in her life there come happy and quiet days. About such a cat you can say that she “missed”. This period in the life of a pet is biologically very complex and makes the animal survive a huge stress. Constant “pustules” throughout the life of a cat, as well as the interruption or change in the course of the sexual cycle, as many masters prefer to do, using “magic” pills or drops, or hormonal injection, adversely affect the health of the pet in adulthood, and sometimes in the first years of life. All this leads to irreversible consequences and the occurrence of such diseases as endometritis, pyometrites (purulent inflammation of the uterus), glandular-cystic endometrial hyperplasia, ovarian cysts or even malignant formations. To avoid such problems with the health of a cat, most veterinarians insist on carrying out operations for their sterilization. This is an absolutely harmless surgical procedure, and the quality of its result depends primarily on the experience of the doctor.
Take care of your kitty and give her a calm, healthy and happy life!
Is it necessary to castrate a seal?
Try to decide as early as possible – your cat will be a producer or just become a pet.
Period of puberty in a cat occurs at the age of about 9-11 months, it’s a bit later than in cats. By nature, cats mate with a cat about 8 times a year. Hormones that affect the behavior of the cat, are developed constantly. During this period they begin to insist on contact with the cat and are in a state of constant hunting. Some pets arrange heart-rending “cat concerts”, begin to mark the territory with a specific smell, thus attracting a cat, and some even mimic a sexual act with various toys. Just in a natural environment, this does not bother anyone. And when all this happens at home, you begin to experience discomfort. Therefore, you should take care of your peace and well-being of your pet in advance. Castration of cats is an operation to remove the sex glands (testes) surgically to stop the reproductive function and the production of male sex hormones. The most optimal age for castration of a cat is 7-10 months, when he still did not have a single mating, but he was already strong enough. The fact is that male sex hormones (androgens) are produced by the testes only before the first mating of the cat. Later on, the androgens will also be released by the pituitary gland (iron in the brain). Therefore, castration of a cat in adulthood – from one year or more – does not give 100% guarantee of suppression of sexual instincts, but you can be sure that they will not accurately mark the territory, even if before they were producers. The opinion of any veterinarian is that cat castration is the most elementary of operations in veterinary practice and practically never causes complications. Take care of your kitten and give him a calm, healthy and happy life!
How many months can I see a kitten?
We are happy to show you kittens no earlier than a month old. Photos of kids are given to your attention on our website. In case you are interested in a particular kitten, specially for you we will make an additional photo session of the kid you liked. After that you can easily book and buy the kitten you have chosen.
When can I pick up a kitten in a new house?
Kittens are completely ready for life in your cozy home when they are 3 months old. Up to this point, every kitten goes through all the stages of vaccination, deworming, socialization: accustoming to toilet, scratching, observance of good-order rules, and most importantly getting used to love people and be friends with them. Then every kid moves to a new house to his loving owners!
What documents do you provide when you buy a kitten?
• Veterinary passport of international type with vaccination marks.
• Pedigree. In the event that the kitten is bought as a pet, then the pedigree marks “Without the right of reproduction”
• Contract of sale.
• Certificate of departure from the state veterinary clinic (if you need delivery in Russia or in other countries of the world).
• Recommendations for care, feeding and maintenance.
Sphinxes are absolutely naked?
The main rock-forming feature of the sphinx is the absence of wool. The only part of the body on which it should be is the bridge of the nose. Slightly noticeable and very delicate hairs are permissible on the outside of the ears, paws, tip of the tail and sometimes on the scrotum of seals. The Sphinx has two types of skin that can be compared to fruits:
• Nectarine, when the skin is absolutely smooth.
• Peach, when the skin has a soft velvet coating. As a rule, antennae and eyebrows are absent completely, or they are very short. The skin of the sphinxes is folded. Little kittens are absolutely everything in a “fold”, including even paws and a tail. With age, wrinkles are smoothed out and in adult cats they remain on the head between the ears, around the muzzle and shoulders, slightly on the abdomen and torso. The more wrinkles the adult sphinx retains – the better!
Do hairless cats fit people who are allergic?
Allergic people have a very sensitive immune system. As a result, there are such side effects as sneezing, nasal congestion, tearing of the eyes or even a rash in the form of urticaria. Hairless cats are suitable only for those people who are allergic to wool. But do not forget that the allergy can be caused by both the epithelium of the cat (exfoliating skin cells) and cat’s saliva. It should be borne in mind that the cat constantly washes itself with the help of saliva, even though it is bald or long-haired. But to determine what exactly you are allergic to, can only a qualified allergist doctor with the help of special tests. Therefore, before starting a pet, we recommend that you first take tests for allergens. After acquiring a pet, you take responsibility and care for a new member of the family who also needs your tenderness and love!
Can hairless kittens change color with age?
Indeed, a kitten can change color a little in the process of growing up. And this is within the permissible norms. Minor changes in color are justified by biological causes. Kittens of dark colors, such as black or blue, may lighten with time, but to be more precise, their color simply becomes less saturated. This is due to the fact that absolutely all kittens are born in a “fold”, including even paws and a tail. And with age, wrinkles are smoothed out and in adult cats they remain on the head between the ears, around the muzzle and shoulders, slightly on the abdomen and trunk. It is in the places of wrinkles that the color remains saturated, and where the skin stretches, it becomes a bit lighter, respectively. Kittens of light colors, such as Mink forces or force points are born almost white and, as they grow, the skin color becomes slightly darker. This is due to the peculiarity of the acromelanic colors. In addition, color can change if your hairless pet just sunbathed in the sun. Acquisition of a pet is a great happiness, regardless of gender and color!
What does a chipped cat mean?
Chipping cats is the most modern method of electronic identification of your pet.
Despite numerous conversations and discussions, chipping in European countries is a routine procedure, along with vaccinations. Accordingly, all cats traveling across the borders of the European Union must be chipped. This is a mandatory requirement for entry into European countries.
• Thanks to the chip, it is easier for you to find the lost animal – at the checkpoint, at the shelter, at the veterinary clinic, the cat will be scanned for the identity of the owner.
• The chip is proof that this animal really belongs to you. Unfortunately, in practice there are cases when the owners of unchained animals who are in the wrong hands can not prove their right of ownership and return the pet back home.
• Identification of cats is extremely important to exclude the substitution of elite animals at exhibitions and during travel.
• The presence of a microchip in animals allows for a simpler accounting system in veterinary clinics and in felinological structures.