Litter Box



Young kittens are accustomed to a lower sided open style litter box.  Using a covered box right away may cause them to be afraid to use the new litter box.  Keep kitten confined to a small area or room at first as kittens tend to wait until the last minute to look for the litter box so you need one to be close by at all times when they are young.   As they mature they can eventually have full run of the house.  With some cats it can be best to have more than one litter box, especially if it is a multi-cat home.


We use Frisco Grass Clumping Litter for our Kittens and Adults.  I cannot say enough good about it!  As long as you scoop it daily then the scent is in the grass family.  No cover up scents are used.  We note ZERO dust when pouring the clean litter into the boxes even when standing and pouring from 2-3 feet above the box.  This litter clumps VERY tight and NEVER turns dusty.  It is the very best litter we have ever used.



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                           Feeding



We are feeding our kittens Royal Canin Mother & Babycat from weaning until departure.
















We mix the above with Solid Gold Touch of Heaven for kittens once 12 to 16 weeks old depending on size and gradually wean off the Royal Canin Mother & Babycat.



















And we also use Royal Canin Mother & Babycat canned food - Switching to Royal Canin Kitten at about 12 weeks of age - sooner if they start getting too fat. Some kittens prefer Fancy Feast Kitten Turkey.  We also use it when some do not seem to care for the Royal Canin.

















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Covenia Warning

Please do not allow any Veterinarian to inject your kitten with Convenia antibiotic (can also go by other names). This drug has killed cats & kittens and there is a Facebook Page dedicated to this.  So many vets will swear by this drug for even the simplest malady such as even a little conjunctivitis of the eye.  Once it is injected there is nothing you can truly do if there is a reaction as it remains in their system for 65 days with nothing to counteract the reaction.  Some become lethargic and come out of it while others continue on with ‘failure to thrive’ and die.  We have seen this cause liver failure and extreme liver enlargement as the liver tries to filter this drug from their system.  As this point we know of 2 kittens who passed away in this manner and adult cats who suffered for months before getting somewhat over the reaction, though never back to what they were.

This is promoted to owners as being easy for them as its one shot and done.  However, it may be your kitten that ends up ‘done’.


Be proactive with your kitten’s health care and contact me if you have any doubts or concerns whether this is soon after you take possession of your kitten or years down the road.  We never stop caring about them.


Car Air Freshener

We have now had two incidents of a kitten getting very sick when traveling in a vehicle with the air freshener that clips on the air vent.  In both of these cases the brand was 'Febreeze'.  The symptoms are excessive drooling that lasts beyond usual motion sickness some cats can have, refusal to eat and in one case difficulty breathing as well.  These reactions were severe enough that I would also caution against using Febreeze in any form at home or in your vehicle for the safety of your kitten.
 
Shampoo

We are often asked what shampoo we use as the

kitten smells so good! 


We use
Lambert Kay Fresh N' Clean and lather twice. 


If the kitten is solid white or high white then we do the

first lather with
EZ Groom Crystal White followed with a

second lather of
Lambert Kay Fresh N' Clean.







Another thing we are often asked is what combs do you recommend?  We only use Ashley Craig Greyhound Combs here.

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Airline Shipping


We place our Standard Kittens at age 10-12 weeks old depending on how we determine they are doing and their readiness to safely transition to a new home.  This age can vary from one kitten to another and our recommendation will be based on what is best for the kitten and not the purchaser.  Our Non-Standard kittens can sometimes leave at 9 weeks of age but can also be as old as 12 weeks.  We put the health & safety of the kittens first.

Currently with the pandemic only American & Alaskan Airlines are doing Pet Cargo and they have limited flights plus temperature restrictions.  This is out of our control but we do the very best we can to get the kitten shipped on schedule.  Alaskan Airline will only go from Indianapolis to Seattle as they will only do direct flights currently and this is the only direct flight from Indianapolis.  American has decent options for most areas but usually only one potential flight per day that can work for most areas.

When Delta & United Airlines open back up we will have many more options.


We also have a Nanny that works with us for hand delivery but her charge is usually $100-$200 more than airline shipping. This can vary depending on the area she needs to deliver to and the flights available to her.
Hand Delivery


We place our Standard Kittens at age 10-12 weeks old depending on how we determine they are doing and their readiness to safely transition to a new home.  This age can vary from one kitten to another and our recommendation will be based on what is best for the kitten and not the purchaser.  Our Non-Standard kittens can sometimes leave at 9 weeks of age but can also be as old as 12 weeks.  We put the health & safety of the kittens first.

Currently with the pandemic we use a mask and practice social distancing when hand delivering kittens.  We will drive up to approximately 1.50 hours from home to deliver a standard kitten and up to approximately .75 hour for a non-standard kitten for no fee.


Any other possible situations can be discussed on an individual basis.
Combs