Health Contract

Under no circumstances should you allow your Texas Ragdoll Kitten/Cat to be allowed to roam outdoors. They are by nature very delicate creatures with no real natural defense systems. They are the ultimate indoor pet and ill-equipped to handle the germs, natural and chemical enemies that he/she may find outside. 

Texas Ragdoll Kittens  guarantees the Kitten/Cat to be healthy at the time of purchase and delivery.  Buyer agrees to have kitten vet-checked within 72 hours of purchase and a copy of exam submitted to Texas Ragdoll Kittens within 48 hours of receiving cat.  If it is found that there is a health question, Buyer has 48 hours after veterinary exam in which to ask for a Kitten/Cat replacement.  This request must accompany a letter from the veterinarian stating why the Kitten/Cat’s health is in question.  There will be no cash refunds.

 

Kitten/Cat has a 2 year guarantee against lethal genetic or congenital defects.  Kitten is guaranteed with no FIP for 16 months.  If the Kitten/Cat should die or have to be destroyed within these time limits, breeder will replace the Kitten/Cat with a similar Kitten/Cat of equal value, upon being provided an autopsy report which shows cause of death.  Texas A&M provides autopsies for $150 and will determine cause of death. This is required for replacements. Their website shows how to submit an animal for evaluation.  The breeder is not required to replace the Kitten/Cat with the exact color or pattern. There will be no cash refunds.  Breeder will not be responsible for any shipping costs.  The autopsy report must be from a licensed veterinary pathologist stating unquestionably a genetic or congenital defect,  and is at the Buyer’s expense. There are many reasons that cats die, cause of death has to be determined for a replacement. This is in fairness to all involved. Once the three day period has passed and your cat is determined to be in good health, there is an expectation that all of our Ragdolls would receive proper veterinary care when/if they were to get sick after the initial period has passed. This is part of owning pets and not part of the health contract.

 

This kitten will have been dewormed and had 2 (two) Fel-O-Vax IV + CACICVAX vaccinations these vaccination must be given annually by buyer hereafter.   Guarantee will be null and void if the kitten is given a 3rd set of vaccinations in its first year. Texas Ragdoll Kittens agrees to provide a complete record of all deworming and vaccinations for this Kitten/Cat.  TRK will not be responsible for any adverse reactions to subsequent vaccines.  

We do not recommend that you give multiple shots at one time.  These kitties are very delicate (as are all babies) and too many shots in one day can make them ill, even fatally (search ‘adverse reactions to vaccines in cats’ online for more info).  We spread their shots out as much as possible so that the babies have time to recover – this even includes flea treatments.  They weigh usually around 3-4 pounds when they go home.   Treat them as you would any little baby.  There are only TWO vaccinations needed annually for the life of your cat: Fel-O-Vax IV + CACICVAX (Boehringer Ingelheim) and the rabies vaccination. Please wait to give Rabies vaccine until after 4 months of age. These 2 vaccinations MUST be given at separate vet visits, at least one month apart, for the life of your cat! If Buyer chooses to inoculate for FIP and/or FeLV, Breeder will not guarantee kitten.  As your Ragdoll is an inside cat only, we feel these vaccinations are too risky.

 

Declawing will also void your contract. Trim their nails with a nail clipper (just the pointy tips) and they will be less likely to scratch.  Putting out a scratching post for them will keep them from scratching up your furniture.  There is NEVER a good reason to declaw an animal. It is cruel and is removing one of the digits of their fingers and may result in behavior and temperament problems in the future as well as infection and prolonged healing period with antibiotics and vet visits.  A scratching pole should cure them of scratching your furniture. Also putting them in a room where they can’t get into trouble when you are not around will help.

 

Buyer may pick up kitten from breeder at about 12 or have it shipped at 14 weeks of age at an equally convenient date and time to breeder and buyer.

Breeder reserves the first right of refusal if cat is to be re-homed.

If Buyer fails to comply with any aspect of this agreement, Buyer forfeits any rights Buyer may otherwise have.

The Kitten must be paid for in full at least 2 weeks before shipping Kitten/Cat home.  Buyer will receive shot/worming records, and Blue Litter TICA or CFA Registration Paper for kitten upon veterinarian proof of spay/neuter unless purchasing a breeder Kitten/Cat.  Buyer agrees to spay or neuter kitten before receiving registration papers (unless purchasing a breeder cat).  Neutering can be done any time after 5 months of age – before puberty at 7 months to avoid spraying in males.

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