Lynx British Shorthair

Specialising in
Solid Blue
Solid Lilac
Solid Cream


Kitten Care
              
Your kitten has been fed a variety of foods.  We start kittens off with raw meat, chicken, grated cheese and tuna.  We alternate between raw meals and cooked meals.  Your kitten will need milk for growing bones and teeth.  Never offer cows milk as this will upset their tummies, use Whiskers Plus or Pets Own Milk from the supermarket.  Dry biscuits need to be on offer 24 hours a day.  Use a good quality biscuit and not the ones with artificial colour and flavour.  We feed all kittens/cats Royal Canin 36 kitten, and Royal Canin British 34 Adult dry food.  Your kitten should have 4 small meals a day and the dry food on hand at all times.  We recommend raw chicken wings and necks from a young age for dental hygiene.  Fresh clean water should also be on hand permanently.   Your kitten is vaccinated against Feline Enteritis and Cat Flu (Fevac 3) at 6 weeks of age and 10 weeks of age.  You will need to booster vaccine annually.  Your kitten was wormed at 6 weeks of age and should be wormed again at 12 weeks of age and every 6 months for life.  Your kitten has been treated for fleas with Frontline and should be continued every 3 months for life.  Other treatment for fleas such as Revolution and Advocate can also be used, advocate will also control ear mites and lots of other issues which may occur if you have dogs and other pets in your house.  Your kitten is already litter trained and has been trained to use Oz-Pet litter, no smell and lasts a lot longer than other litters.  Oz-Pet have designed a litter tray which should be used with this litter, the trays are a sift tray so as your job is made easy in the cleaning process.  We recommend that your kitten be placed for a few days in a quiet location and close to feed and litter trays, letting your kitten be free too soon in your house can cause them to have accidents on the beds or in the wrong places, this can be avoided if your kitten has had time to adapt.  I highly recommend a piece or two of cat furniture and scratching posts.  Kittens and cats love to play and sleep on them and it will save your furniture from claws.  Kittens will go through many stages of teething and like to bite and chew, we recommend cardboard boxes, they will chew on them for hours.  Make sure there is never any string or threads lying about as kittens will eat them and can get them stuck and need Veterinary Assistance to get removed.  British Shorthair have a double coat and need to be brushed as least once a week.  We brush our cats with a Slicker brush and they love it.  British make excellent indoor cats and are more than happy to stay close by.  An outside cat enclosure is an asset to keep your feline friend safe from cars, attacks and being stolen.  The age of when your kitten can leave the nest is judged by me as the breeder on the individual kitten.  Your kitten can fly with Australian Air Express at the appropriate age.

Desexing

In Australia and throughout much of the world it is currently recommended that male and female cats be neutered at around 5-7 months of age and older (as far as the "older" goes, the closer to the 5-7 months of age mark the better.  There is less chance of your cat developing a testosterone dependant behavioural condition if he or she is desexed at a younger age).  The reasoning behind this 5-7 month age specification is mostly one of anaesthetic safety for elective procedures.  When asked by owners why it is that a cat needs to wait until this 5-7 months of age to be desexed, most veterinarians will simply say that it is much safer for them to wait until this age before undergoing a general anaesthetic procedure.  The theory is that the liver and kidneys of very young animals are much less mature than those of older animals and therefore less capable of tolerating the effects of anaesthetic drugs and less effective at metabolizing them and breaking them down and excreting them from the body.  Younger animals are therefore expected to have prolonged recovery times and an increased risk of suffering from severe side effects, in particular liver and kidney damage, as a result of general anaesthesea.  Consequently, many vets will choose not to anaesthetize a young kitten until the correct age being 5-7 months of age for an elective procedure such as neutering.

Health Guarantee

We have been using Moruya Veterinary Hospital for the past few years.  We work very closely with all the vets at this clinic being Dr Janelle Dunkley, Dr Anneliese Geard, Dr Stuart Geard, Dr Katie Locke, Dr Anabel Blake and Dr Sam Lawson.  Feel free to contact the clinic for relevant health information about our cats.  Our kittens are thoroughly checked by this clinic before leaving.  As a Breeder we guarantee that the kitten/cat is in excellent health at the time of purchase, is free of Parasites, Ringworm, Catflu and FeLV, FCoV, PKD.  In order to qualify for this guarantee, the kitten must be examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours after delivery.  If the vet feels that the animal is ill and that the illness was present prior to sale, the Breeder should be contacted at once, before any major treatment is begun (except in an emergency situation).  The total liability of the Breeder shall in no case exceed the total price listed on the information page.  We guarantee this kitten/cat to be PKD, FeLV, FCoV Catflu negative at the time of sale.  If you do not have your kitten seen within the 72 hours of purchase for a full veterinarian health check replacement or refund will NOT be available.  The seller guarantees that the kitten/cat is free of congenital or hereditary defects, which are life threatening.  If the kitten/cat dies within the first 9 months of life due to hereditary or congenital defect, the kitten/cat will be replaced with another kitten/cat when one is available.  An autopsy must be performed by a licensed veterinarian provided to the seller showing the cause of death to be due to hereditary or congenital defect.  Buyer will not hold the seller responsible for any veterinarian bills or expenses incurred.  If any Purchaser finds it necessary to return a kitten/cat to the Breeder the Breeder will not pay for transportation costs incurred by the Purchaser.  Purchaser will provide at his/her expense a health certificate and fresh FeLV, FCoV, Catflu test results prior to returning the kitten/cat.  The Breeder has the right to refuse return of a sick or infectious cat.