Dr Kyle Dutt Dutt Veterinary Hospital 4172 N. Delaware Drive Mt Bethel, PA 18343 570-897-7801
Litter Box Training At Inspurrations Cattery we use
World's Best Cat Litter. This litter works very well with automatic and
scoopable litter boxes. Kittens are litter box trained by their moms in
our training room before they leave our cattery. They have had
experience using automatic, scoopable and concealment litter boxes. When
you get your kitten home, introduce the kitten to the litter box by
placing the kitten in the box, holding and moving the kittens paws in
the litter in a "burying" motion and letting the kitten walk out of the
box by him/herself. Note, if you have a concealment box and the kitten
decides its a nice dark place to hide and sleep, remove the kitten from
the box. Show the kitten where the litter box is a couple of times
throughout the day. Keep the litter box in a place in the room that is
quiet, and not heavily trafficed or noisy, in order to provide a private
place. It is a good idea to keep the kitten confined to a room or two
where there is a litter box and fresh food and water for the first
couple of days. As the kitten begins to know the lay of the land and
knows where his litter box is, begin introducing him/her to new rooms in
the house. Never keep food and water too close to the litter box, as
cats do not like to go to the bathroom where they eat. Cats are
naturally inclined to eliminate in a litter box so don't be overly
concerned. If an unexpected problem suddenly occurs, this can be the
result of a urinary tract infection, stressors in the environment,
spraying or other factors. Please contact us immediately if problems
suddenly occur in order to provide you with assistance in correcting the
problem. You can also find more information about litter box problems
and easy solutions at The Humane Society of the United States' website.
Click on our "Links" tab to see other important information you can get
from the Humane Society and to be redirected to their site.
We feed our kittens Life's Abundance Premium Health Dry food and
Instinctive Choice Premium Canned Cat food. There has never been a
recall on this brand of dry or canned food and the food was specially
formulated by a veterinarian. It is important that kittens receive the
special nutrients that a healthy brand of cat food provides. Click on
our "Links" tab for information on how to purchase these brands of food,
feeding and water dishes appropriate to your kittens height and size,
and other supplies.
Play Playing with your kitten will help
continue keeping him/her on the path to proper socialization and help
avoid bad habits that can start with boredom. Playing also provides
exercise that will help your cat avoid becoming overweight. Purchase
toys that allow you to have interactive play with your cat, as well as
toys that he/she can play with while your away from home. Interactive
play, affection and attention will help keep your cat happy and
friendly. Do not leave kittens unsupervised with toys that have long
strings that can get wrapped around their necks or small
objects/materials that can be injested. Avoid using your hands/fingers
to play games with your new kitten, as it will encourage bitting and
scratching and possibly lead to an aggressive cat.
is second nature to cats. Cat trees allows the new addition to your
family to satisfy that desire to climb. Rustic cat trees are unique
combinations of tree branches and carpeted shelves/tunnels that also
have sisal rope to provide a scratching post for your kitten. The
shelves and/or tunnels provide a safe and secure, comfortable place to
rest. You can place your cat tree in front of a sunny window or in a
corner of the room where your cat likes to spend time. For information
on purchasing a cat tree, click on the "Links" tab.
cat fur is resistant to matting, unlike many other longer haired cats.
Brushing your kitten once a week should be sufficient, and more during
their two ten or so day "molting" periods during the year. Siberian cats
generally shed very little. Trim your kittens nails regularly. Ask your
vet to show you how. Play with your kittens paws regularly while he/she
is sitting in your lap or lying beside you to get your kitten used to
having his/her paws handled. This promotes your kittens cooperation when
it is time to cut his/her nails. Talk to your vet about eye and ear
Declawing We do not declaw our cats at Inspurrations
Cattery. If your cat begins scratching your favorite furniture, there
are ways to correct the problem and avoid the painful surgery of
removing the first joints of your cats "fingers", leaving him/her
defenseless if he/she ever escaped. Try using double sided sticky tape,
positive/negative reinforcement, trim the cat's nails regularly and have
scratching posts available.
It has recently come to many breeders attention that a
individuals who purchased a Siberian as a pet from certain catteries are
breeding those Siberians that were sold/registered as PET ONLY (not to
breed). The contract below has been updated by an
attorney in order to protect Siberians from being cross bred and to
you, the consumer, from individuals that might try to breed/cross breed
Siberians and then attempt to sell you those Siberian kittens…..kittens
will not be able to provide registration papers for once your kitten is
since they do not have the proper paperwork that gives them the right to
SALE FOR SIBERIAN KITTEN
This agreement was entered
into on the ____ day of ___________,______, between Jacqueline Margulies
Cattery (hereafter “breeder”), and
__________________ other #__________________________
Hereafter referred to as
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
is a legally binding agreement for the sale/purchase of the following
(hereinafter, “kitten” and/or “the animal described
2. The price of this kitten shall be $______________.
3. This kitten is purchased for (check applicable and cross out
□ PET (TERMS
IN 3A APPLICABLE)
□ SHOW (TERMS
IN 3A APPLICABLE)
(TERMS IN 3A NOT APPLICABLE)
3A. Purchaser is required to alter the kitten
within 4-8 months of the kitten’s birthdate (noted in paragraph 1) at
of the purchaser and provide written proof to the breeder by a currently
licensed veterinarian within 60 days of the alteration of the kitten.
Purchaser assumes all risks of alteration
surgery. Breeder shall forward the
kitten’s registration papers after veterinary proof confirming
received from purchaser. Breeder may
confirm alteration of the kitten with the veterinarian certifying the
alteration. In the event that the
purchaser fails to EITHER alter the kitten within 4-8 months of the
birthdate or provide written proof to the breeder, the purchaser agrees
the breeder has the right to reposses the kitten with no obligation or
from the breeder and the purchaser shall deliver the kitten to the
within 14 days of demand from breeder.
In the event that the purchaser fails to timely deliver the kitten to
the breeder, the purchaser shall pay liquidated damages to the breeder
amount of One Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($1,800.00) in addition to
price specified in paragraph 2. The
liquidated damages specified in this paragraph shall be without
attorneys fees and/or prejudgment interest pursuant to this contract if
becomes necessary to litigate to enforce this clause.
4. Breeder can not guarantee future show achievement
for cats sold as show. Kittens sold as show quality animals must be
least twice as a kitten in order to acclimate the kitten to the show
and shown again as an adult until the cat has had the opportunity to
enough points to achieve the minimum of Champion status.
5. Breeder can not guarantee future reproductive
capability for cats sold as breeders. In the event that a breeder
kitten fails to produce a litter within 18 months, the breeder agrees to
replace the cat with a kitten from a different litter. Shipping of the
kitten/cat and replacement kitten to and from breeder shall be the
responsibility of the purchaser.
6. The kitten is in good health to the best
of breeder’s knowledge and is free from internal and external
parasites. Breeder guarantees this cat to be of sound
health at time of sale/shipping. Purchaser agrees to have the kitten/cat
examined by a licensed vet within 3 business days of purchase and agrees
notify breeder within 24 hours of any adverse finds. If any health
found, the purchaser may return the cat/kitten to the breeder for a full
of the purchase price. No medical or travel charges will be refunded.
will provide kittens with proper inoculations consistent with its age
prior to sale/shipment
and shall supply a health record to the purchaser with the kitten.
Rabies to follow at 6 months (where required)
and is the responsibility of the purchaser.
7. All kittens are sold with a one year
health guarantee against any congenital birth defects. Any cat suspected
have any genetic disorder should be taken to your veterinarian to
problem. Once you have obtained this
documentation, purchaser should contact breeder to arrange return of
Purchaser is solely responsible for all costs involved in obtaining
documentation and for shipping cat back to breeder. In the event that
kitten dies, a necropsy shall be performed at the purchaser’s sole
said documentation shall be provided to breeder. Breeder will replace
cat with a kitten of
equal quality from a different litter when one becomes available, and
of the replacement kitten shall be the responsibility of the purchaser.
decide to keep the affected animal, no refund is offered. HOWEVER, if
animal has a congenital birth defect, it is the responsibility of the
to notify the breeder. The breeder would never knowingly propagate any
lines, and is imperative that we be notified of any such problem.*
8. Purchaser agrees that any and all costs
or expenses associated with the health of the kitten, including any
vaccinations that may be required depending upon the age of the kitten
time that purchaser takes possession of the kitten, as well as future
vaccinations, are solely the purchasers and, aside from the replacement
kitten (per the terms and conditions set forth in Paragraph 7), the
shall not be responsible for any bills or costs incurred by the
veterinary treatment and/or other treatment or therapies for the kitten.
9. The purchaser agrees that they will
furnish adequate indoor facilities for the kitten and further agrees
kitten shall never be allowed to roam outside freely during the lifetime
animal described herein.
10. The animal herein described may not be
declawed, nor may it have a tendonectomy of any kind without obtaining
and signed permission from the breeder. It is recommended that you
cat with scratching posts or blocks in order to protect your furniture.
close attention to your kitten’s behavior when he/she arrives, followed
by a firm
“no” and redirection to acceptable scratching surfaces (when needed) is a
effective way to dissuade problem behaviors such as furniture
use of a squirt gun is strongly discouraged.
11. Purchaser agrees not to cause the animal
herein described to be sold, leased, or given away to any pet store,
research lab, breeding mill or similar facility. Further, purchaser
agrees not to sell, trade, give, lease or otherwise
release the animal to any other breeder without the written permission
Inspurrations Cattery. Once purchaser alters this cat/kitten, he/she may
as a pet in a good home in the unfortunate event that the purchaser can
longer keep this cat/kitten.
12. Purchaser assumes full responsibility for
the animal herein described upon the kitten leaving the breeder’s
premises. It is hereupon agreed that the
breeder shall not be responsible for any consequential damages
the actions of the animal herein described after said animal has left
breeder’s premises. In the event that
any claim is made against the breeder as a result of the actions of the
herein described, the purchaser agrees to fully indemnify the breeder
and all damages and/or attorneys fees and costs associated with the
such claim by the breeder.
13. Should enforcement of any portion of this
contract become necessary, all legal fees, court costs, travel expenses,
related expenditures incurred by the breeder will be the sole
the purchaser. This contract and the
terms herein shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the
the State of Pennsylvania,
without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree
that any action at law or in equity
arising out of or relating to this contract shall be filed only in the
located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania to the exclusion of all other
courts and purchaser hereby consents and submits to the personal
of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action. Should any
portion of this contract be found invalid or unenforceable by a court of
all remaining portions herein shall remain valid and fully enforceable.
By signing this contract, you are entering into a
legally binding agreement for the purchase of the above described cat
to all terms described herein.
name of Breeder
name of Purchaser
Printed name of Co-Purchaser
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (www.wikipedia.com)
Siberian is a long haired breed of cat. The Siberian cat breed is
recognized by most cat organizations, which accept Siberians of any
color (including color points) for competition. This includes
recognition in the major cat registries such as TICA and Cat Fanciers'
Association (CFA), as well as acceptance in the CFA Championship class
beginning on February 6th, 2006.
to be an exceptionally high jumper, the Siberian is a strong and
powerfully built cat, with well proportioned characteristics that
include strong hindquarters and large stomachs. They typically weigh
between 15-20 pounds (6.8-9.1 kg) for the males, or 10-15 pounds
(4.5-6.8 kg) for females. They are shorter and stockier than Maine Coon
cats and Norwegian Forest Cats even though they can attain
approximately the same weight. Also, Siberians typically attain their
full growth more slowly, over their first 5 years.
Personality Siberians are generally intelligent, playful, affectionate and loyal, leading many to describe their character as dog-like.
may be 90% hypoallergenic. No conclusive information is currently
available. Despite the lack of scientific evidence, extensive anecdotal
evidence can be found from breeders and pet owners supporting such
claims. Siberian fur is textured, medium-long and usually tabby
patterned. Their fur is plush, can have a wide range of coloration
(including points), and does not have a tendency to mat.
Reproduction On average, a Siberian cat's litter consists of 5 kittens.
Siberians are a fairly recent introduction to the US(1990) and thus
relatively rare, though popular, the breed can be seen in Russian
paintings and writings hundreds of years old. This sets them apart from
breeds that are the result of fairly recent selective breeding. There is an increasing interest in Siberians worldwide, and they are currently accepted in all registries.
The Siberian is a medium/large, strong cat which takes 5 years to
mature. The females weigh less than the males. They are extremely agile
and athletic. Their muscles are mighty, outstanding and powerful. The
back is medium and slightly lower in front than in the hind, but
appears horizontal when in motion. A barrel shaped, muscular torso,
develops with age. The hind legs, when straightened, are slightly
longer than the forelegs. The paws are round, big and quite powerful.
The overall appearance should be one of great strength and power; the
facial expression is quite sweet. The general impression is one of
roundness and circles.
Coat: This is a moderately long to
longhaired cat, with hair on the shoulder blades and lower part of the
chest being thick and slightly shorter. Siberians have a triple coat.
There should be an abundant ruff setting off the large, impressive
head. There is a tight undercoat, thicker in cold weather. Allow for
warm weather coats. The hair may thicken to curls on the belly and
britches, but a wavy coat is not characteristic. The skin may have a
bluish cast. Clear strong colors and patterns are desirable, but are
secondary to type.
Eyes: The large, almost round eyes are
at least one eye width apart with the outer corner slightly angled
toward the lower base of the ear. There is no relationship between eye
color and coat color/pattern, however, as with all pointed cats the eye
color is blue with pointed colors
Ears: The ears are
medium-large, wide and set as much on the sides of the head as on the
top; ideal position is 1 to 1-1/2 ear widths apart. The tips are
rounded and the ear tilts forward. Ear furnishings are desirable. Hair
over the back of the ears is short and thin; from the middle of the
ear, the furnishings become longer and cover the base completely.
Tail: The tail is medium length, wide at the base, blunt at the tip without thickening or kinks, evenly and thickly furnished.
head is a modified wedge of medium size with rounded contours, broader
at the skull and narrowing slightly to a full rounded muzzle with
well-rounded chin. There may be a slight muzzle curvature, but the
transition between the side of the head and the muzzle is gentle and
inconspicuous. The cheek bones are neither high set nor prominent.
There should be a good distance between the ears and eyes. The top of
the head is flat, with a gentle nose curvature of a gentle slope from
the forehead to the nose and a slight concave curvature before the tip.
The neck is medium, rounded, substantial, and very well-muscled,
siberians have the appearance of no neck.
controversy concerning color point Siberians. Some consider them to be
a separate breed called Neva Masquerade, but so far no major cat
registry has accepted them as a separate breed. They are considered to
be a color division of the Siberian breed.
The Humane Society of the United States
To get information on how pets help people's emotional and
physical health, how to choose a veterinarian, choosing a pet sitter,
cat care (salvaging your favorite furniture using tips to avoid declawing, other behavior tip sheets, trimming nails, etc), teaching children
to be kind to animals, what to do if you are having trouble affording
veterinary care and more, click here to be taken to The Humane Society of the United States' webiste.
Did you like the tree you saw Boris sitting on in some of his photos? You can purchase your own hand crafted, rustic design tree from Furwood Forest. Click here to view the Furwood Forest website.
You can find great toys (including Boris' favorite springs that he loves to fetch!), automatic litter boxes, World's Best Cat Litter, food and water dishes appropriate to your kittens height, grooming supplies and more at Drs. Foster and Smith. Click here to be transferred to their website.
We feed our kittens Life's Abundance Premium Health dry food and Instinctive Choice Premium canned cat food, both specially formulated by a veterinarian. If you are looking to feed your kitten the quality food that Inspurrations Cattery provides our cats and kittens, click here to make your purchase. If you do not use this link when you order, please let them know you were referred by Jacqueline Margulies at Inspurrations Cattery. Click on the following links to see the reviews on Life's Abundance dry food and Instinctive Choice canned food.
Alternative Website for Kitten Supplies
You can purchase World's Best Cat Litter, toys and more at PetFoodDirect. Click here to view their products. PetFoodDirect will send you coupons for up to 22 percent off on future orders, and usually have litter and other items on sale. You can often still save by ordering online, when comparing the final price to the same quantity of items purchased at many local pet stores.
Alternative Websites for Trees
You can purchase very nice, large, inexpensive trees at Armarkat. Click here to be redirected to their website. For new easy to clean, healthier trees, go to Feline Snoozers! Click here to go to their website, then click on their cat-a-log!
Just for laughs!.......
If you have ever had to give your cat medicine, what was your experience like? Click here for a guide to giving your cat a pill, and for laughs! :) Of course, never follow step 20!
Visit KittySites.com, the cat lovers online directory. You can find information on breeds, cat shows and events, supplies, etc. Click here to visit their website.