The cat, according to the law, must travel in a suitable pet carrier which makes thus the travelling safe for both the cat and the people in the car. Obviously, it is essential for the safety of the kitten.
It is important to make the trip as less traumatic and stressful as possible, so try to make the carrier comfortable inside, by placing a pillow and a nice blanket; in this way the kitten will feel more secure and will face better the journey in the car.
The arrival in the new house
It is necessary to get the house ready to welcome the kitten: we must organize the spaces dedicated to the cat. Small measures will help you to protect him from possible accidents.
Let’s remember that the kitten feels a little confused on the arrival in the new home, this is because leaving the cattery he has lost the reference points (mother, siblings, people and familiar surroundings), it is therefore useful to organize the arrival for the week-end in order to be able to dedicate him more time.
The adaptation of the kitten in the new house is a very delicate stage and should be done gradually and peacefully.
The environment is unfamiliar to the kitten, so anything may possibly upset it in this already very delicate phase. Avoid therefore:
– Screaming and loud voice tones (generated by too much emphasis and excitement)
-To pass it from person to person like a lifeless object.
Give it time to get used to a new place, trying to create a peaceful atmosphere, in this way it will become a calm cat, sure of himself, gentle and above all a great life partner!
THE GROOMING of ragdoll is not hard, just get a metal double sided teeth comb (narrow / wide) and comb it twice a week.
First you should use the comb with the wide teeth in the direction of the growth hair and then against the growth in a way to remove gently the dust, the dead hairs and eventually some small knots. Then you should move to the fine comb.
During the moulting period (spring and summer) this operation must be repeated several times a day; on the other hand, those who decide to adopt a ragdoll must be willing to find a few minutes every day for taking care of it.
BATHING: The cat himself is very clean, but sometimes, especially in the summer, it is better to give him a bath. So, it is important to let him get used to the water since he is small without traumatizing him and if he reacts with hostility, not to insist.
The water temperature should be about 36 ° – 37 ° degrees and it is important to use a special shampoo for cats, otherwise you risk skin irritation.
ORAL HYGIENE: The milk teeth grow between the second and the sixth week of life, the permanent ones starting from the fourth month. With time passing the tartar tends to deposit on the teeth; by using dry food which is hard and crunchy you tend to remove the tartar by friction.
CLEANING OF THE EARS: The basic rule is to touch them the least possible. Never use the ear swabs or detergents on water or alcoholic base, the veterinarian will recommend a suitable detergent.
DIGESTIVE HYGIENE: Often little hair balls are formed in the stomach of the cat, this happens due to the ingestion of the hairs during the cleaning; unfortunately the cats are unable to expel from the mouth the accumulation of dead hairs because of the hundreds of barbs directed inwards, which cover their tongue.
Usually ingesting of the hair does not present problems, but in case of accumulation in the stomach there is a risk of hairball formation; the first signs of this disorder are constipation, coughing and shortness of breath, especially after a meal, lack of interest in food.
The best thing to do to prevent this problem is to regularly brush the cat in a way to remove the dead hair from the fur, making thus the hair swallowing far less likely.
The ragdoll loves being brushed so this will be a good opportunity to create an emotional bond with your kitten and relax while you brush him; Much attention should be given during the moulting periods (in spring), when you should repeat the operation more frequently.
There are several products available in commercial for the prevention of these disorders, such as pasta Remover to give to their cat 2 times a week and the specific dry food to expel the dead hairs with feces.
The cattery recommends keeping the same vet whenever its possible; if this is not possible, you should choose a professional who has the following characteristics:
– Close enough or easily reachable
– He is really interested in animals, especially cats
– He is precise in reminding patients the recalls for vaccines or other controls
– He is available for emergency services
– He is able to provide appropriate nutrition tips.
VACCINATIONS: It is important to protect the cat through the vaccine from serious diseases such as: coryza, panleukopenia or typhus, feline leukemia, virus and rabies.
The ideal age to start a vaccination program is between 6 – 8 weeks, because until then еру maternal antibodies would neutralize the antigens of the vaccine.
The first vaccination protects the kitten against various infectious forms, respiratory and viral (HERPES VIRUS, CALICI-VIRUS) panleukopenia or enteritis VIRAL, LEUKEMIA VIRUS (FELV).
The second vaccination should be done between 12 and 16 weeks and is a recall against viral respiratory diseases, panleukopenia and FELV.
When the cat turns 15 months of age should be done a further recall against rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia and FELV.
The vaccine must be done every year.
The Cattery BluQueen works on selecting healthy cats, sweet and complying to the standards. We prefer quality rather then quantity.
The kittens from BluQueen ARE NOT GIVEN AWAY FOR REPRODUCTION TO THE ITALIAN BREEDINGS BUT ONLY TO FOREIGN BREEDINGS
The pet kittens, those that have defects of the mantle, are sold to people who are looking for love and sweetness that only this cat can give; in this case the cat sterilization is recommended, in order to protect it from different diseases. The Pedigree “not for BREDER” is issued to a pet kitten.
The main phase of the kitten’s education takes place from its birth until the age of 6 months. Most behavioral skills are acquired at the age of three months, thanks to the “dominant” role of the mother and siblings; that’s why BluQueen kittens leave the breeding after 3 months of life, in a way to let the kitten stay with mom the necessary time.
The kitten leaves the cattery accompanied by PEDIGREE, the document that shows the pure race of the kitten and ensures the compliance to ALL RACE FEATURES. WE DO NOT GIVE KITTENS AWAY WITHOUT PEDIGREE. As well the kitten is provided by a health records card with a double Trivalent vaccine, double veterinary inspection, veterinary certificate attesting the health status, fecal exams to see if it needs to be dewormed, tests HCM / FIV / FELV / Filariasis / VETERINARY CERTIFICATE FIP FREE IN THE CATTERY
The puppy is given away under contract.
BEWARE OF ALL BREEDERS THAT SELL KITTENS RAGDOLL AT A VERY LOW COST THAT MEANS THAT THE KITTENS ARE BEING HELD IN THE UNAPROPRIATE CONDITIONS IN ORDER JUST TO SELL THEM FOR THE BEST PRICE. It is essential to ensure the health of each kitten and especially a proper mental and physical growth and the low price often means just the opposite!
To breed, according to the principles of our cattery, means first of all to RESPECT OUR RAGDOLL, devote the time and give them much LOVE, making even having when is necessary a few sleepless night to assist the females during kitten birth or the little-ones in the first days of their life.
A kitten that grows in the right way, in a healthy environment where he receives love and cuddles and all the necessary health care, will become a wonderful cat, with a balanced and sweet character, the sign all the love he received from the day of his birth.
First Steps of the Kitten
avoid any sudden change of diet, you run the risk of causing digestive disorders. It is always a good idea to ask the advice to the breeder who raised the kitten making sure to provide proper nutrition.
If you want to change food, ensure that the changeover from the old to the new food happens gradually and in a period of not less than one week. This method helps to minimize the risk of diarrhea and intestinal disorders harmful to the proper growth of the kitten.
NEVER ALLOW THE KITTEN TO TASTE THE HOMEMADE FOOD DURING LUNCH OR DINNER, it would acquire the bad habit of begging or stealing food from the table.
List of the main toxic plants for cats:
Cyclamen, Agrifoglio, mistletoe, Wisteria, Azalea, Rhododendron, Poinsettia, Oleander, Poinsettia, Ivy, Acuba, domestic pea, Ficus, Philodendron.