1. How much do you kittens cost? Our kittens are $2500. This includes all age appropriate vaccinations, worming and spay/neuter. Our kittens go home with many extras including a month's worth of food.
2. What is your guarentee policy? Our guarentee policy is a two year limited genetic health guarantee which is clearly stated in our contract.
3. How early do your kittens go home? Our kittens go home starting at 16 weeks after they healed after having been spayed and neutered. They stay with us for two weeks after their surgery to make sure there are no complications afterwards.
4.Do you ship your kittens? No, not at this time due to the extremely high demand for kittens due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Perhaps after things settle down we will reconsider this.
5. What happens if I'm allergic to my kitten? Will you take it back? ABSOLUTELY! Shawmekatz kittens may always come back no questions asked. I don't care if my kittens are 6months old or 18yrs old they are always have a place here!
6. How long have you been breeding? I have been breeding since 2015. 7. What kind of testing do you do on your breeding cats? All of our cats are tested and negative for FeLV/FIV, are DNA tested with Optimal Selection for any DNA diseases and All breeding cats are Ultra Sound Scanned by a Certified Veterinary Cardiologist every 12-18months for ther entire life.
8. Do you spay and neuter your kittens before they go home? Yes. No kittens or cats leave here un-spayed or un-neutered ever. No Exceptions!
9. Do you participate is cat shows? Yes. We show in both TICA and CFA.
1o. Do you test your cats/kittens for FeLD1 levels? No. These test can be inaccurate as FeLD1 levels can and do change throughout the day depending on activity and/or when the have or haven't eaten.
11. Do you offer allergy testing? Rarely anymore due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
12. What is HCM? Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease if the heart muscle in which, the walls of the heart thicken and the heart enlarges. The heart has four chambers, tow on the top, the left and right atria and two on the bottom, the left and right ventricles. HCM affects the left venticle which is responsible for feeding oxygenated blood back into all parts of the body. This puts a greater strain on the right ventrical pumping blood into the body. A cat may have other diseases of the heart that are unrelated to HCM. HCM is an inherited disease in many purebred cats. There is an apparent predisposition for this condition. HCM can be mild or severe. Cats with mild HCM can be asymptomatic in that they show little or no symptoms. Cats with sever HCM display symptoms such as respiratory distress caused by congestive heart failure or leg paralysis and severe pain due to a blood clot both which need immediate veterinary attention. Some cats with mild HCM can be treated for many years whereas, those with severe HCM can simply drop dead.
13. What is FIP? Feline Infectious Peritinitus is a viral disease that affects wild and domestic felines world wide. For more information on this I highly recommend looking up Dr Neils Pederson at UCDavis. He is the leading authority on FIP and has been researching it as well as developing a cure for over 50 years. FIP used to be a death sentence but, now there is a cure. For more information on FIP look up FIP Warriors 5.0 on Facebook. This group is most helpful should you have a cat or kitten with FIP. 10. 7.