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 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 are very excited to announce that our first litters of kittens for 2019 are now here. Please see our current litters page for more info. We do operate a waiting list and priority will go to people on there, however, for more information please go to our Planned Litters page.
None of our Ragdolls have Patriarca Gucci in their pedigree. Gucci is thought to be the cat behind some Ragdoll kittens being born with dwarfism, and we will continue to breed cats from pedigrees that do not contain this cat until we know it is safe. For more information about this health issue in Ragdolls please click here.
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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