At Cwtchycats we strongly believe in testing our breeding cats for everything available to us at the present time. We aim to breed top quality, healthy kittens and we firmly believe that this is currently the best way to ensure this.
ALL of our breeding cats have been genetically (DNA) tested and have tested normal for PKD as well as the known defective HCM gene (MYBCP3) and also for the known gene that causes HCM in Maine Coons. We have also had echocardiograms / ultrasounds performed by feline cardiologists on all of our breeding cats' hearts to ensure all is at it should be there also. We now DNA test via MyCatDNA, which means all of our breeding Ragdolls are tested for 42 potential health issues and have tested negative to every one.
We are very proud of this and happy to provide documentary evidence of this to any prospective kitten owners. This means that any kitten born to us will be free of these known defective genes as they are hereditary. We also regularly test for FelV & FiV and can confirm that we are an FiV, FelV negative 'closed' cattery and also carry out random fecal panels periodically. To back our health testing up and show the confidence we have in our kittens, we also offer a comprehensive 2 year health guarantee on each and every kitten. Check out our Terms & Conditions for further information on this.
As well as this health assurance we ensure that all kittens are brought up under foot and are well socialised and confident by the time they are ready to leave for their new homes.
We now have a dedicated Facebook page for our cats and kittens (and their owners):
Cwtchycats Past & Present, please click this link to join us there and meet some of our feline family and our extended Cwtchycats families.
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