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LETS FILL YOU IN ON OUR COMPANY POLICIES AND HEALTH GUARANTEE MEASURE PUT N PLACE FOR HEALTHY BREEDING AT SPHYNX KITTENS FOR SALE. ALL OUR  KITTENS ARE POTTY TRAINED FROM THE AGE OF 4 WEEKS OLD AND CONSTANTLY CHECKED FOR A DAY OLD TO 8 WEEKS WHEN THE KITTENS ARE READY TO GO TO THEIR NEW HOMES TAKING YOUR NEW ADORABLE KITTEN TO THE VETERINARIAN IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE SHOULD DO. OUR VETERINARIAN WILL DO A COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAM TO ENSURE YOUR NEW KITTEN IS HEALTHY OR ADDRESS ANY MEDICAL ISSUES. THEY WILL ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR PET IS PROTECTED FROM PREVENTABLE ILLNESS BY RECOMMENDING VACCINES AND PARASITE PREVENTATIVES. OUR VETERINARIAN FACILITATES MICRO CHIPS FOR OUR PET AND SPAYING OR NEUTERING THEM IF IT HASN’T BEEN DONE ALREADY. FIV AND FELV TEST KITTENS MOST BE TESTED FOR FELINE IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (FIV) AND FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS (FELV). THIS TESTS PROCEDURES ARE VERY ESSENTIAL. FELV AND FIV ARE IMPORTANT DISEASE CAUSING VIRUSES IN KITTENS. FIV IS SOMETIMES CALLED FELINE “AIDS” BECAUSE LIKE HIV, IT ATTACKS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND MAKES THE HOST VULNERABLE TO OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS. FELV ALSO WEAKENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, BUT IN ADDITION TO PREDISPOSING THEM TO INFECTIONS, IT INCREASES THEIR RISK OF LYMPHOSARCOMA, A HIGHLY MALIGNANT CANCER. TESTING KITTENS FOR FIV AND FELV IS IMPORTANT FOR 2 DIFFERENT REASONS. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A CAT/KITTEN, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR NEW KITTEN IS FREE FROM FIV AND FELV. FIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED BY A BITE OR SCRATCH FROM AN INFECTED CAT AND FELV CAN BE TRANSMITTED BY SHARING FOOD AND WATER BOWLS OR EVEN A LITTER BOX WITH AN INFECTED KITTEN. WE ENSURE THIS TEST IS CARRIED OUT TO MAKE SURE NO KITTEN IS INFECTED. COMPLETE SCREENING IS DONE TO ENSURE AND TAKE PROPER MEASURES TO LIMIT EXPOSURE OF INFECTED KITTENS TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE OF OUR LOVELY SPHYNX KITTEN CAT FAMILY TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION. THE SECOND REASON TO TEST IS THAT WHILE THERE IS NO CURE FOR FIV OR FELV, KNOWING THEY HAVE THE DISEASE CAN HELP YOUR VETERINARIAN BETTER MANAGES CONCURRENT ILLNESS. THESE TWO VIRUSES ARE VERY SERIOUS AND LIFE-SHORTENING BUT GIVEN THE RIGHT HOME ENVIRONMENT AND MANAGEMENT SOME CATS CAN LIVE FOR SOME TIME WITH GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE WITH THESE DISEASES. IN ADDITION TO THAT HEARTWORM TESTING FOR YOUR SPHYNX KITTEN WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK OF HEARTWORM, THEY THINK OF A DISEASE THAT ONLY AFFECT DOGS AND CATS. IN REALITY, HEARTWORM DISEASE CAN ALSO CATS, ALTHOUGH LESS FREQUENTLY. HEARTWORM DISEASE IS A POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION CAUSED BY A TYPE OF WORM THAT LIVES IN THE HEART AND THE ARTERIES OF THE LUNGS. IT IS TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES AND IS FOUND IN EVERY STATE, ALTHOUGH IT IS MORE PREVALENT IN THE SOUTH. THE BEST TREATMENT FOR HEARTWORM DISEASE IS PREVENTION. BEFORE STARTING PREVENTATIVE TREATMENTS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT KITTENS ARE TESTED FOR HEARTWORM DISEASE BECAUSE SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS CAN DEVELOP IF AN ANIMAL IS ALREADY INFECTED. ALSO, IT IS IMPORTANT TO SPEAK TO YOUR VETERINARIAN ABOUT THE BEST PRODUCT TO PREVENT INFECTION. 4. FECAL TESTING OUR QUALIFIED VETERINARIAN CHECKS ALL OUR KITTENS FOR INTERNAL PARASITES. EXAMPLES OF INTERNAL PARASITES INCLUDE TAPEWORMS, ROUNDWORMS, WHIPWORMS, HOOKWORMS AND PROTOZOA LIKE TOXOPLASMA AND CRYPTOSPORIDIA. INTERNAL PARASITES CAN BE DETECTED BY TESTING AN ANIMAL’S STOOL WITH A FECAL FLOTATION TEST (ALSO CALLED A FECAL FLOAT) AND FECAL ANTIGEN TESTING. IT’S IMPORTANT TO TEST FOR INTERNAL PARASITES BECAUSE THEY CAN BE TRANSMITTED TO OTHER PETS AND SOME CAN EVEN SPREAD TO PEOPLE. FORTUNATELY, CURRENT PARASITE TREATMENTS ARE VERY EFFECTIVE. SCREENING BLOOD TESTS IF YOU ARE ADOPTING AN OLDER CAT OR DOG, IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO GET SCREENING BLOOD TESTS. BY DEFINITION, A SCREENING BLOOD TEST IS A TEST DONE TO DETECT DISEASE BEFORE IT SHOWS MANIFESTATIONS AND BECOMES SYMPTOMATIC. SO EVEN IF THE CAT OR DOG YOU ARE ADOPTING LOOKS HEALTHY, IT IS IDEAL TO GET A SCREENING BLOOD TEST TO MAKE SURE THEY DON’T HAVE PROBLEMS LIKE DIABETES, KIDNEY DISEASE OR THYROID DISEASE. SCREENING TESTS ARE ALSO IMPORTANT FOR ANIMALS OF ALL AGES IF THEY WILL BE UNDER GOING SURGERY. OUR KITTENS ARE FROM EXCELLENT CHAMPIONSHIP BLOODLINES, SOME OF THESE TESTS MAY HAVE ALREADY BEEN DONE. FOR EXAMPLE, MOST ANIMAL SHELTERS ROUTINELY TEST FOR FIV AND FELV BEFORE PLACING A CAT IN THEIR ADOPTION PROGRAM. HOWEVER, NEVER ASSUME AND ALWAYS CHECK YOUR PET’S MEDICAL RECORD TO FIND OUT WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS VISIT OR CALL US FOR OUR VETERINARIAN – THEY ARE YOUR BEST RESOURCE TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF YOUR KITTEN HERE AT SPHYNX KITTENS.SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE (SHIPPING PRICES AND POLICY) WE WILL SHIP KITTENS IF AND WHEN THE WEATHER PERMITS. WE ALWAYS USE PRIORITY PET SERVICES FOR ALL OF OUR CAT/KITTEN AIR DELIVERIES. PRIORITY PET/VIP SERVICE GIVES YOU “PRIORITY” THIS PROVIDES A CLIMATE CONTROLLED PRESSURIZED ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS THE QUICKEST AND MOST DIRECT FLIGHT AVAILABLE. DURING JUNE, JULY & AUGUST WE SOMETIMES OPT TO USE NIGHT FLIGHTS TO PROVIDE COMFORTABLE TRAVEL TEMPERATURES. THESE ARE THE SAFEST AND ONLY METHODS WE USE BESIDES HAND DELIVERY. I HAVE PERSONALLY HAD A TOUR OF THE AIR TERMINAL AND PLANE FACILITIES WHERE MY KITTEN ARE PLACED FOR THEIR FLIGHT. WE SHIP OUR PERSIAN KITTENS TO ALL FIFTY STATES IN THE USA INCLUDING FLORIDA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, CALIFORNIA,HAWAII, IDAHO, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW MEXICO, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VERMONT, WASHINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA AND CANADA IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH SHIPPING, I WILL DO WHAT I CAN TO HELP, BUT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DEAL WITH THE AIRLINE TO RESOLVE ANY SHIPPING OR CUSTOMS ISSUES FOR YOUR KITTEN. WE CERTAINLY WOULDN’T CONSIDER SHIPPING IF IT WASN’T SAFE, IT’S “ALMOST” TOO EASY, FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED WHEN SHIPPED, YOUR KITTEN WILL BE SENT IN A AIRLINE APPROVED SHIPPING CRATE. IN THE CRATE THERE WILL BE A TOWEL OR BABY BLANKET, A PUPPY TOY, WATER AND FOOD FOR YOUR PUPPY. WE ARE SELECT BREEDERS , YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE COUPONS/DISCOUNTS ON PET INSURANCE, A SHIPPING KENNEL AND CAT & KITTEN AKC VETERINARIAN HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR SHIPPING, ACCLAMATION CERTIFICATE (NOTE:) HEALTH CERTIFICATE IS FROM A CERTIFIED VETERINARIAN. ALL OF THESE ARE THE PAPERS NECESSARY FOR YOUR KITTEN TO BE SHIPPED AND TRAVEL ACROSS STATE LINES. THESE PAPERS WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE AIRLINE FOR THE SHIPPING OF YOUR KITTEN. SHIPPING THROUGH MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS THAT SUPPORT LIVE ANIMAL SHIPMENTS ARE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSPORT. SHIPMENTS CAN ONLY BE DONE EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN THIS CASE APPLIES. DURING THESE WARM CLIMATES WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SHIP AT A SCHEDULE THAT PERMITS US TO SHIP THE KITTEN. THE WE ONLY USE MAJOR AIRLINES TO SHIP OUR KITTENS PRIORITY, THESE ARE AIRLINES WE HAVE USED PREVIOUS AND HAVE CHECKED OUT EXTENSIVELY. WE ALSO ASK ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR KITTEN TO LET US KNOW IT’S CONDITION AND THAT IT HAS ARRIVED IN: A CLEAN CRATE WITH FOOD AND WATER GIVEN AT THE APPROPRIATE TIMES. ALL KITTEN’S HEALTH RECORDS ARE BEING SENT WITH YOUR KITTEN AND SOME PAPERWORK WILL BE MAILED TO THE ADDRESS THAT THE KITTEN HAS BEEN SHIPPED TO (FOR YOUR VET).