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Cat Breeders: Choosing the Best Kitten for Your Family

Check out WebMD’s tips of what to look for and how to know if the kitten is right for you.
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Q: Will most breeders give me a health guarantee and agree to take the cat back if I can’t keep it?

A: Most breeders will give you a health guarantee. And most will gladly take a cat back, rather than have the cat given away or, even worse, taken to a shelter if something isn’t working out.

Q: The breeder is asking me a lot of questions. Why do they want to know all this information? Don’t they just want to sell kittens?

A: The more questions the breeder asks the purchaser, the better. They should want to know if there are other animals in the household, if there are children, if you have a home or an apartment. It shows they are concerned about the type of home their kitten is going to. They want to be sure it’s going to the right home. That will lessen the chance of the kitten being returned. To many good breeders, placing a kitten is like placing a child.

If the breeder doesn’t ask any questions, if they just want to make a quick sale, I would stay away from that breeder.

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Reviewed on August 14, 2009
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