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kittens and retired adults available
retired adults available
please check our HandiCats Available page for Adults Available with Special Needs
HIMALAYAN colors: (regular, lynx, & point and white-often called a bicolor Himalayan)
PERSIAN colors:(solid, particolor, tabby, & bicolor-including calico)
I allow for visitations and send periodic photos throughout the kitten’s development. By the time these babies are ready for their new homes they will have received all core vaccinations: two Intranasal 3 in 1 immunizations (3 weeks apart) and the Merial Adjuvant-free Rabies shot (with certificate and tag). In addition, they receive a Bordatella vaccination and a veterinarian examination at sixteen weeks of age. They are ready to go to their new homes the following day barring a setback in the vaccination schedule or a need for an additional 2 in 1 vaccination. In that event they will be held until eighteen weeks of age.
Pet buyers are required to spay or neuter at six months of age or older and provide proof from their veterinarian to the breeder. Without that proof CFA registration papers will not be provided. Show/Breeder buyers receive their kitten's blue slip with pin number upon final payment for their kitten.
Without my husband’s provision and the grace of God none of this would be possible. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to fulfill my dream of breeding these lovely creatures. I treat each and every baby as if it were going to be mine, and can only hope that they bring as much joy to their adoptive parents as they continually bring to me.
Health is a major concern at Donegal Cattery. All Donegal breeding cats are DNA PKD (polycystic kidney disease) Negative, tested at UC Davis Genetics Laboratory and/or Texas A&M Research Facility (Catgenes). All breeding cats receive cardiac ultrasounds by the age of two at The Sound Cat in Wilmington, NC (veterinarian: Rosemarie Williams, DVM). Any cats with ultrasounds that indicate signs of HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy), a genetic disease which causes an enlarged heart, are retired from the breeding program. Ultrasound is currently the only definitive test for this disease. There is no DNA test currently available for any type of Persians, only for Maine Coons and Ragdolls.
Please visit the HEALTH ISSUES pages on this web site for more information about HCM, PKD and FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) to see how Donegal Cattery is contributing to the elimination and/or control for these diseases.
NUTRITION is critical to raising healthy Himalayans and other Persian kittens. Donegal Cattery uses the highest quality foods available for nurturing kittens and maintaining healthy breeding cats. Please visit the NUTRITION pages for information on the recommendations for foods and supplements.
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