Vaccinations & Visitors

PLEASE READ ABOUT VACCINATIONS! 

We do not vaccinate our kittens before they leave us.  We have thoroughly researched the pros and cons of vaccinating and have reached the conclusion that cats which receive minimal or no vaccinations have fewer health problems than those who are regularly vaccinated.  Pathogens mainly affect animals with a weakened immune system.  Providing a healthy, high protein, grain/gluten free diet, fresh water, exercise and a low stress environment for your cat is the best form of disease prevention.  Our family feels that this holistic approach is the healthiest way to care for our cats and kittens.

THE TRUTH ABOUT VACCINATIONS

1.) Vaccines contain dangerous carcinogens and disease causing chemicals such as mercury and formaldehyde.  

2.) Vaccines are often made by infecting healthy laboratory animals including dogs, cats and horses.  

3.) Combination vaccines can often overwhelm the body and weaken the immune system causing long term health problems.


4.) Vaccinations can cause symptoms similar to the disease they are fighting such as sneezing, coughing, asthma, and chronic nasal discharge.  They may also contribute to digestive problems and in the case of Feline Leukemia, cancer itself. 

5.) Repeated exposure to vaccines can cause toxic build up and lead to serious chronic disease or even cancer.


VACCINATIONS DO NOT GUARANTEE GOOD HEALTH OR GUARANTEE 100% IMMUNITY FROM DISEASE!  

Of the three 'core' vaccines recommended, two of them (rhinotracheitis and calicivirus) are "colds" which usually resolve with no significant harm to the cat.  Vaccinating with these two core vaccines does not prevent the cat from catching the disease, it only limits the severity of the disease when the cat does get it. 

Some vaccines are not very effective and can be very dangerous. FIP is a dangerous vaccine and not very effective. FIV (Feline AIDS) is a very dangerous vaccine because once a cat is vaccinated with it, the cat will test positive for FIV for the rest of it's life. This means that if somehow your cat does get outside and ends up in a shelter, most likely it will be euthanized immediately because the shelter will think your cat has FIV!

We feel it is best left up to the new kitten owner to do their own research so they can make an informed decision whether or not to vaccinate. If you do decide to vaccinate, we recommend a few things:


1.) Never vaccinate a kitten before 12 weeks of age. Maternal antibodies protect kittens until around 10-16  weeks of age.  Vaccinating before 12 weeks of age may neutralize the maternal immunity making your kitten more vulnerable to disease.  

2,) Only vaccinate using a KILLED or MODIFIED LIVE virus vaccine.  

3.) Do not give more than one vaccine at a time.  Vaccinations should be given 4-8 weeks apart so the immune system does not need to work as hard to develop antibodies to fight off many different viruses at once. 

3.) Vaccinate only for panlukopenia (distemper) and rabies and nothing experimental and proven not to work like FIP, FIV, bordetella etc, or anything that is generally not lethal like rhinotracheitis and calicivirus.
 
4.) Never vaccinate at the same time of your kitten's spay/neuter or if the kitten is sick.

5.) Give the kitten/cat vaccines every three years (or longer) instead of every year.


Please note that Bengals and Savannahs should only be anesthetized with Isoflurane gas.  Ketamine has been known to cause respiratory depression and hallucinations in both the Bengal and Savannah breeds and can be fatal!
We will NOT be held responsible for any sickness the cat may get from either vaccinating or not vaccinating.  

 
VACCINATING WITH FIP, FIV, OR FELINE LEUKEMIA WILL RENDER OUR 1 YEAR HEALTH GUARANTEE NULL AND VOID!!!


OUR HOME IS OUR CATTERY, OUR CATTERY IS OUR HOME

SORRY, WE OPERATE A CLOSED CATTERY & DO NOT ALLOW VISITORS. 

WE DO NOT PROVIDE STUD SERVICE OR SHARE OUR CATS WITH OTHER CATTERIES. 

Since there are few breeders in our area that breed Bengals or Savannahs, people are interested in seeing them. They don’t realize they may be risking our cats health just to feed their own curiosity.  You must remember that if you already own cats, you are bringing your cat's germs into our home. If your cat has a cold, you may pass that cold onto our pregnant Queens or young kittens.

Also, many cats carry feline distemper or FIP.  If you have visited other catteries or shelters, you can pass it on to our Bengals. You must realize we have invested thousands and thousands of dollars in our cats and their health to take unnecessary chances like this.  New germs being introduced into our home can cause a real health concern.

If you feel uncomfortable purchasing from us just because you cannot visit prior to the purchase we understand.  We feel even more uncomfortable allowing visitors into our home and possibly jeopardizing our cats health and well being. 

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and keep you updated with current pictures of your kitten  until he/she is old enough to join your family.  We have excellent references available from our many happy new families including our trusted Veterinarian.