THATCAT CATTERY is a small home cattery, located in Manitoba Canada. My husband and I believe our animals are a very important part of out family. As infants these sometimes hairless cats must be cared for around the clock. We feel this is a big part of why they can create exstreme lasting bonds, with their familys. Donskoy and Peterbalds are highly intelegent cats and can addapt to being alone while you are at work. They do need stimulation, and may become depressed if left alone to much. When i saw my first Queen "a Donskoy" I was hooked. Love at first sight. We created a bond. After a year with her I knew I wanted to get another hairless cat this time a Peterbald. This was not an easy task, as there are very few canadian peterbald breeders. People do not know enough about Peterbalds. It is not every day you see a hairless cat. I found that because they are such an oddity people were unsure of what to think or say about them. I believe any cat lover will fall in love if they spent even one hour with one of my cats. they have the most amazing personality. All kittens are bottle fed and constantly cared for. As well as nursed by mom. I feel this will provide them with the best possible starting foundation. Our King and Queens have all tested negitive for Feline Immunodeficiency virus, Feline Leukemia, and Fip
I am always happy to talk to and educate people about these beautiful cats.
you do not have to own one of my cats for me to answer your questions, I am always happy to help and pass on what knowledge I can. I believe it is not just about homing our cats, but also about the betterment of the breed. If you have any questions about the breed please e mail me
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Shampoo : Please use Baby Shampoo around the eye area & the body followed by an anti fungal Malaseb shampoo http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/714-Malaseb-Shampoo.aspx
Skin & Tail issues – BPO -3 Shampoo Try bathing with http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/6603-BPO-3-Shampoo.aspx to degrease skin. This product contains 3% Benzoyl Peroxide. Wash tail at least 2 x’s per week to control stud tail.
Teeth : PetzLife Oral Care http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/5624-PetzLife-Oral-Care.aspx I found it easier to administer using an oral syringe http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p/2311-MonoJect-10cc-Oral-Syringe.aspx
*Please avoid the Salmon or any products that contain to much Fish. over time to much fish can have health repercussions. A lot of hairless cats do not process fish or fish oil well. Keep the Fish intake to a minimal.
Gentamicin Solution : To be administered one drop in each eye and one drop in each nostril 2 – 3 times a day for 3 – 5 days to relieve stress. What you may or would have heard from the kitten would be one sneeze. A few hours later another sneeze and so on. The application of the Gentamicin Solution is to relieve this. *If kitten sneezes repeatedly this is from something in it’s nostril or it smelled something that it does not agree with.
Neo/Poly/Bac and/or Neo/Poly/Dex: Is a Triple antibiotic used in the eye to treat conjunctivitis, scratches in the eye and eye ulcers. The “bac” is better for scratches and the “dex” is better for swelling.
For Conjunctivitis : Apply one drop of Gentamin Solution wait one minute and apply Neo/Poly/Dex Ointment over eye. Administer 2 -3 x’s daily for 5 days. For Scratches : Apply Neo/Poly/Bac Ointment to eye 3 – 4x’s daily until healed.
For Eye Ulcer : Apply Neo/Poly/Bac Ointment 4 – 6 x’s daily until ulcer is shrinks. Ulcer will leave scare on eyeball.
*Always clean tip of tube off after each application making sure never to touch the eye with tip. Can reinfect eye or spread infection from one eye to the other.
** In all cases when applying eye medication if administered for extended amount of time (weeks) that eye will be favored and often treated eye will open wider than other eye. In these cases of extended use, one must apply to both eyes.
***If you find you have a serious problem and these medications are not working we can use other medications such as Tobramycin, which is an antiviral, and also administer an oral antibiotic.
Otomax Ointment or Quadritop Ointment :
Ear ointment to control the buildup of yeast and wax in the ear. Because of the lack of hair bacteria gets in the ears.
Gently clean ears with Q-tip and administer 2 drops of ointment in each ear canal. Massage ear after application. Check the following day and repeat if needed.
Check ears every week and apply as part of your maintenance program.
NuVet Plus for FELINES : Is a Health Supplement to build the hairless kittens immune system. Should be given for at least six months, 2 years is best.
To order call : 1-800-474-7044 product code # 71643. You must make sure you let them know you want the supplement for FELINES or they will send you the canine wafers made for canines.
Heating Pad : Make sure you get one that does not shut off. A covered kennel or cage with a heating pad makes a good place for your kitten or cat to go when it is cold. make sure to leave a apace for air to get in.
Before washing place a bath towel in Dryer to to heat it. You can also wrap it around a hot water bottle. If you use the dryer leave it in while you bath them, use the towel after you dry them as a blanket to keep them from getting cold. A shirt is a good idea after a bath to as it helps boost body heat.
Run warm water in a sink about 3 - 4 inches deep the same as you would for a baby. use a pitcher if needed for water. Make sure water is shut off when bathing a cat. Cats don't like the sound of running water.
Scrub the body with a bath glove. Make sure to get between all legs, behind the back legs and the in arm areas. Use the pitcher to rinsing all soap off your cat.
After bathing dry the cat with one towel. Then use the hot towel to wrap the cat in to get it warmed up. This is a great time to check cats body for any thing unusual.
we are currently using Go cat food, it does contain a very small amount of fish but has had no negative affect on the health of our cats
****When deciding on a cat food for your new cat / kitten look for a food that is high in protein with little to no fish.
fish and fish oil is processed through the liver and kidneys and out the hair follicles. with hairless animal it can be harder for them to process and it can cause a build up over time.****
**** when vaccinating your cat / kitten please do not give the rabies vaccination before the age of 6 months, if at all. I do not like to vaccinate my cats for rabies unless absolutely necessary. For some Peterbalds this rabies vaccination can cause sickness, other Peterbalds do just fine with it. If you are vaccinating for rabies remember this..... your cat may get a lump, this can happen right away or up to 8 weeks later. it will be at the injection site. this is a slight reaction to the rabies shot. If this happens keep an eye on it, as long as your cat health does not decline all you can do is give it time to go away, if its health is a concern take it to the vet immediately. a lump indicates a slight reaction to the vaccination, I would not give my cat the vaccination again if I saw this reaction. A more severe reaction to the rabies vaccination can be respiratory problems, and infection. if this happens do not hesitate to go to the vet.
Cat litter is important with Hairless cats.
If you use a scoop cat litter you will find a few things happen.
* your cats feet will get dirty much faster.
*they may have more zits or black heads on there feet.
*your cats nails will get a build up of black much faster.
*your cats corona titer count will go up.
* you will have a hard time bleaching the litter box every day.
It is a good idea to use a paper or pellet based litter.
*This will make it easier for you to clean and bleach the litter box every day,
as you need much less litter, keeping the corona titre count lower.
*your cats feet will have less dirt and chemicals on them.
*your cat will have fewer zits or black heads on them.
In our Cattery I start the kittens on a potty training system, that teaches them
from a young age to go to the bathroom on a child's potty seat. By starting as
soon as they start to go to the bathroom on there own, our kittens have a
higher chance of this working. This starts at about 3-4 weeks old, we take the
kittens to the potty every 30 min during the day. We make sure they always
have access to a potty. Often our kittens learn to pee on this but still need a
litter box for #2. some of our kittens learn to do both on the potty. This
process will only work if the new owners follow through with the training.