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​よくある質問 FAQ

  • Do you have any tips for getting along with the native cats?
    Like humans, there are times when it's not right and when it's too late. Cats who become family members later should be kept in cages for a while so that they can get used to the new environment, such as the sounds and smells. Exchanging things with each other's odors is one of the ways to get along. If the indigenous cat becomes interested without being intimidating, give them more time to let them out of the cage. Please see how the early child is on the day, and the child who takes time for a month.
  • Should I use shampoo?
    I get asked this question a lot, but as you know, cats hate getting wet. In addition to having little body odor, they tend to keep their bodies clean by self-grooming, which is the practice of grooming their entire body. I will answer no. However, there are benefits to shampooing your cat. For example, it is effective in preventing cat allergies. It is known that the allergens that cause cat allergies, substances secreted from the skin and salivary glands of cats, can be greatly reduced by shampooing. However, once the amount of allergens has been reduced, it will return to normal in about two days. Therefore, rather than a fundamental remedy, shampooing together with brushing and cleaning the room as a temporary measure, such as when relatives or acquaintances with cat allergies come to the house, are effective in alleviating symptoms. Also, it is effective to shampoo your dog during periods of hair shedding, such as when a large amount of hair falls out, as this will also prevent hairballs.
  • I want to give the same food as the native cat
    At the time of handover, we will give you about a week's supply of the food that we are currently giving at our cattery. Please mix it with the food you are using at home and switch. Food you are currently eating: Ratio of food you want to switch = 1:9 Current food: Food you want to switch = 3:7 Food you are currently eating: Food you want to switch = 5:5 Please migrate little by little like this. Eat or don't eat, kittens are sensitive to change. A sudden change may cause diarrhea. In addition to mixing, it is also effective to put each food in two dishes and arrange them side by side.
  • The indigenous cat has started to be rough other than the toilet. Why?
    It is due to wariness and stress for newcomers. When you have a younger brother or sister, your siblings get jealous and act like babies... In the same way, if you only love cats who have just become new members of your family, you'll unexpectedly say, "Look at me!" or If you welcome a cat, please pour your love into the native cat more than ever.
  • Do I have to get a microchip?
    From June 2022, dog and cat dealers (pet shops) and breeders are obliged to sell after wearing them. Therefore, if you adopt a cat born after June 1, 2022, it will already have a microchip. In ordinary households, it is a “duty to make an effort”. If you are considering microchipping, you can reduce the burden on your cat by doing it together with castration/sterilization surgery.
  • I live indoors, do I need vaccinations?
    Vaccines are drug solutions that detoxify or attenuate pathogens to prevent infectious diseases. By inoculating your body with a vaccine, you can build immunity against infectious diseases. You can't feel safe just because it's indoors. This is because not only the owner but also visitors, animals in multi-head breeding, shoes and clothing can be infected in any way. You may bring the source of infection into your home by touching an infected animal or stepping on its excrement while you are out. Even if you keep your cat completely indoors, we recommend that you vaccinate it for prevention. Of these, it is recommended that all cats be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus infection, and feline panleukopenia. In most cases, it refers to )”. In addition to being highly contagious, it is also prevalent in many areas, so it is desirable to vaccinate even if you keep them indoors. Others are called "non-core vaccines" and are considered individually depending on the region and lifestyle. In general, it is said that it is desirable to inoculate three or more types of vaccines if there is an opportunity to come into contact with other cats. Talk to your veterinarian about your living environment and that of your cat to ensure that vaccinations are appropriate for that environment. For detailshttps://www.anicom-sompo.co Please see .jp/nekonoshiori/708.html.
  • Should I be spayed or neutered?
    Benefits…male cats ・Prevention of testicular tumorigenesis ・The range of action is narrowed, and injuries due to fights are reduced ・Suppression of spraying behavior (Surgery before learning to spray!) ・ Increased spoilage (voice from customers) Benefits…female cats ・Eliminate the cry during mating season ・Prevention of pyometra and ovarian tumors ・Prevent unwanted pregnancy Disadvantages ・Easier to gain weight ・Cannot reproduce ・Problem behavior does not always disappear ・In rare cases, symptoms of urinary incontinence may occur (for females) (For fees, go to "Questions about fees and money")
  • Where were the kittens born?
    Purebred kittens born in our cat house. However, cats looking for foster parents may be different. Cats looking for foster parents have too many flaws, retired cats, and cats that we have protected. In that case, please check the details of the recruitment.
  • I want to go outside/take a walk
    Not recommended. From the perspective of preventing escapes, accidents, illnesses and infectious diseases, please keep them completely indoors. If you really want to let your dog go for a walk, you may need to take an antibody titer test and switch from the triple vaccine to the pentavalent vaccine to prevent illness and infectious diseases. I have heard that there are cases in which people who have been vaccinated with the five-type mixed vaccine without an antibody titer test have developed a disease. If you really want to take him for a walk, please consult your veterinarian.
  • How often do you brush?
    For long-haired cats, if the hair that falls out is left on the body as it is, sebum and hair loss may get tangled and form a ball of hair, or self-grooming will eat their own hair and vomit, causing intestinal obstruction. It becomes Please brush your cat frequently and communicate with them. Cats will be less likely to hate it. Not only will it prevent pilling, but it will also improve your hair, so start by brushing it 4 or 5 times when you are purring in a good mood.
  • Do you do genetic testing?
    We carry out necessary genetic tests depending on the cat breed. Siberian: PK-Def pyruvate kinase deficiency, PKD polycystic kidney disease, (HCM hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) Ragamuffin: PK-Def pyruvate kinase deficiency/PKD polycystic kidney disease Somali: PK-Def pyruvate kinase deficiency/HCM hypertrophic cardiomyopathy For more information, please see our blog (hygiene, health, illness).
  • Is there anything dangerous to eat?
    There are many! Famous examples include onions, raw eggs, and chocolate. From mild diarrhea to death, it's wise not to give anything other than cat food. There are also plants that are dangerous to eat. For details, please see the blog [Hygiene, health, illness, etc.]. We give "food that you should not eat" to those who have made a contract.
  • What are you giving me for rice?
    We switch from mousse to wet to dry depending on the number of days after birth, age, and physical condition. By 60 days after birth, which can be handed over, it grows to eat dry food. At our cattery, we mix Bliss Mix Grain Free with Solid Gold Indigo Moon (all-ages food). We choose grain-free and protein-rich foods to build a strong skeleton.
  • Do you need cat grass?
    It is cat grass that you see at home centers, but it is said that the reason cats eat cat grass is to vomit hairballs and to prevent constipation. However, some cats do not eat cat grass at all. In kittens, it can cause indigestion and cause diarrhea and vomiting. If your dog vomits up hairballs a lot, change his food to one that prevents hairballs.
  • Tell me about Debeso
    There are two types of debeso (umbilical hernia), one with fat inside and the other with protruding internal organs. In the former case, it does not grow as it grows and does not cause any problems, but in the latter case, it seems that it may spread as it grows. It seems that there are many things to do at the timing of contraceptive castration surgery.
  • 相性を見たいので、先住猫を連れていきたい
    相性が良いかどうか連れていきたいですと言われたことがあります。しかし先住猫さんは知らない場所に連れて来られた時点で警戒心いっぱいです。そんな状況で相性判断はできません。 見学にお越しいただき、猫ちゃんと接してみて、おうちで待っている先住猫さんとうまくやっていけるか判断してください。 もちろんアフターサポートをしておりますので、困った時はご相談ください。
  • What are the pros and cons of having a microchip?
    The greatest advantage of having a microchip is that it is possible to quickly identify a pet that has been separated from its owner due to a lost child, an earthquake, or an accident. If a pet with a microchip is taken into custody at a veterinary hospital, police station, animal welfare center, etc., it is possible to immediately contact the owner by reading the numbers recorded on the microchip and querying the data. I can. As a disadvantage, some people are concerned about the health damage caused by the electromagnetic waves emitted by the microchip, but according to the Japan Veterinary Medical Association, there is no effect on the body. Since the microchip is covered with highly safe biocompatible glass or polymer, there are no reports of side effects or shock symptoms. If you are worried about the pain when implanting the microchip, there are other methods such as using local anesthesia, so please consult with your veterinarian. (For costs, go to "Questions about fees and money")
  • What is a reservation deposit?
    By paying the reservation fee (reserve fee), the cat will be changed from "looking for family" to "under negotiation" and will not accept inquiries from other customers. If you decide to pick up your family, please pay 50,000 yen before picking up or on the day. We will conclude the contract with full payment. *Cancellations after payment of the reservation deposit due to customer convenience cannot be refunded because the sales opportunity has been lost. However, if you cancel for any reason, we will refund your money. If the cat is not feeling well, or if you feel uneasy about communicating with the owner, we may unilaterally cancel the handover after receiving a full refund.
  • Are you paying for transportation and parking?
    I'm sorry, but I'm asking you to pay for it. If you are driving, please use the parking space (1 unit) in front of the cat house and home. It is a 15-minute walk from Hankyu Nishi-Muko Station, and a 10-minute taxi ride from Hankyu Higashi-Muko Station, JR Mukomachi Station, or JR Nagaokakyo Station. The shuttle service to the above stations is free of charge. We will pick you up at the station.
  • How much does neutering surgery cost?
    Sterilization and sterilization costs approximately 10,000 to 50,000 yen, but please check with your veterinarian for the specific amount, as it varies depending on the region. Depending on the area you live in, there may be subsidies provided by public organizations, so please ask your ward office, city hall, veterinarian, etc.
  • Is cash the only payment method?
    Cash or bank transfer (Kyoto Shinkin Bank, Japan Post Bank) is possible.
  • Do I need money other than paying for the cat?
    The price of a cat (biological price) includes 5,500 yen for one time mixed vaccine (including health checkup), 6,500 yen for microchip installation registration, 1,000 yen for anthelmintic, and a pedigree. . However, at 3 months of age, it is time for the second vaccination. In that case, a separate vaccination fee of 5,500 yen will be charged. *In order to prevent overbreeding, the original pedigree will be sent after confirmation of castration and contraception (such as a detailed statement issued by a hospital).
  • What is the microchip placement/registration fee?
    The breeder will go to the veterinary hospital to install and register the microchip before delivery. For the new owner, you need to read the QR code from your smartphone after picking it up and change the owner. Online payment is 300 yen (credit or PayPay payment), 1000 yen + stamp fee for mail. If you want to attach it to your current cat... Installation cost When you install the microchip, the veterinary hospital will charge an implantation fee. The cost varies depending on the veterinary hospital, but most seem to range from a few thousand yen to 6,000 yen. Please note that even if you have pet insurance, the cost of attaching a microchip is not covered by insurance because it is not a treatment for illness or injury, even if you have it treated at a veterinary hospital.
  • Do you accept breeding requests?
    Since we don't know what kind of environment they are raised in, we basically refuse to do so, but in some cases it is possible. We will also talk about the price when you contact us.
  • It's my first time to keep an animal and I don't have any knowledge about it.
    Yes, please contact us. Before picking up, of course, I think that worries, questions and doubts will come out after picking up. We will answer even the smallest details. We will teach you LINE when you give the cat, so please contact us anytime.
  • Do you have a trial?
    We don't do trial because it will lead to stress for the cat.
  • I live far away. Is it possible to appoint an agent?
    It is possible, but documents that prove the relationship with the breeder and identification documents are required. It is a child that will be welcomed into the family, so we would like you to visit us if you are raised.
  • Do you sell to breeders?
    There are many breeding under bad environment, so basically it is NG, but it may be possible to sell it if it is judged to be an excellent breeder. Please note that the price is different from the displayed price.
  • 遠方に住んでいます。近くで見学できる場所はありませんか?
    現在、可能な場所として、東京池袋のペットサロン『39cats』さんでの見学&お迎えが可能です。 ただし利用条件がございます。 1.子猫購入の意思が決まっている。 2.猫ちゃんを京都から東京まで運ぶので、「運搬費」が別途必要。 3.サロン(施設)を使わせてもらうので、「施設利用料」が別途必要。 となります。 ブログでも39catsさんを紹介させていただいております。
  • Can I make a decision to welcome a cat into my family without meeting the cat and have the cat sent to me?
    According to the law, it was stipulated that "always go to the store and check the actual product". You must come here at least once. You can check the cat through an online tour and proceed to hand it over (pick up), or you can come to the tour and decide on a date to pick up the cat and deliver it (additional charges for transporting the cat will be charged). If you are in the distance, please take advantage of the online tour.
  • Is it okay to take my cat on the train?
    There are times when you want to travel with your cat by train (railway), such as when you go home to your parents' house or at an animal hospital. Cats are basically allowed to ride on trains, but each railway company has different fees and sizes for cats. In this article, we will introduce the preparations that cats should make before boarding the train, the items they should bring, and the boarding conditions that differ for each railway company. Mr. Petokoro, please check it out because it was written in detail. https://petokoto.com/articles/1300
  • Do you need pet insurance?
    A cat that has just been born is still physically unstable and can get sick with the slightest thing. In order to deal with such unforeseen circumstances, our cattery recommends pet insurance. By entering, you can visit a veterinary hospital without worrying about medical and treatment costs. Please ask our staff about joining.
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