When deciding to buy a pet, approach the decision with great responsibility and understanding, as a pet is a living creature requiring attention and care. Before purchasing, thoroughly inspect the animal, paying particular attention to its health. The cat’s eyes should be clean and its nose clear. The cat should have a healthy weight, and its coat should be smooth and well-maintained. Check for bad breath and examine kittens for abdominal swelling.

Where to Buy a Kitten?

There are several options for purchasing a kitten:
Animal shelters or specialized stray animal groups: This option allows you to help abandoned or homeless animals. However, information about pedigree or hereditary diseases may not be available.
Notice boards in veterinary clinics or pet stores: Ensure that pet stores follow sanitary rules and regulations for animal care.
Breeders or cat shows: To buy a purebred cat, contact breeders or attend cat shows. Social media networks often have groups dedicated to purebred cats.
When purchasing from breeders, pay attention to the living conditions of the animals. Avoid buying kittens from environments with strong odors or if the animals seem overly shy or aggressive. Inspect the kitten’s health and check for ear parasites.
Handling a Cat
To hold a kitten, gently grasp the scruff while supporting its body with your free hand. Adult cats should be handled differently. Support an adult cat with one hand beneath its body while pressing it to your chest with the other hand. For larger cats, support them under the body between the front paws and hold them firmly with your other hand.
Never allow yourself or your children to grab the cat by its paws or tail, as this may cause stress and aggression.

Cat Documentation

Remember to keep a record of the cat’s vaccinations. If purchasing a purebred cat, ensure you receive documentation of its pedigree and a registration certificate.