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  • E-kull | CordadreamsNeva MasqueradeNeva Masquerade, Colorpoint, maskad katt, Allergivänlig katt, sibirisk katt, uppfödare, Uppfödare Göteborg, Kattuppfödare, Kattunge, renrasig, diplomerad uppfödare, sverak, SigNeringen, avel, kattutställning, FIFe, Västsvenska kattklubben, internationell champion, champion, FörNEM,

    Litter E GIC SE*Corda Dreams´ Whoopsie Daisy & SE*Lönnekullas Olle Born: 2023-01-24 Pedigree Both HCM-neg, PKD-neg , Blood group A, FIV and FELV-neg. P arasite tested neg. Also tested on myCatDNA. Provparning Fotostamtavla SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Elsa Female, N EM as 21 Gallery Princess Elsa 1/13 SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Evie Female, NEM as 21 Gallery Princess Evie 1/28 SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Eleonore Female, NEM as 21 Gallery Princess Eleonore 1/31 SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Estelle Female, NEM as 21 Gallery Princess Estelle 1/17 Welcome home Isidor! Our prince NO*NevaSky's Isidor has finally arrived in Sweden. He lives with a foster couple together with our Princess Eleonore. We look forward to following his development. Our hope is to be able to use him in breeding after all health tests are done, when he is of age. Thank you Mia Vårli for the trust!

  • Hälsa/Sjukdomar SE*Corda Dreams' Neva Masquerade Göteborg

    Health/Illness In order for Neva Masquerade to be as healthy a breed as possible, it is recommended that we carry out health tests on our breeding animals. The tests we do are:HCM -andPKD scan , FIV and FeLV tests,parasite test sent to SVA as well as blood grouping via DNA test atMyCatDNA or similar lab. Unfortunately, there is no health program for the breed from SVERAK, but the above are recommendations from our breed ring FörNEM. I follow these in my breeding work in Corda Dreams'. ​ Below follows some information about the diseases that it is recommended that we test against. ​ HCM - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats ​ Pawpeds applies the Health Program for HCM-Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy to Siberian cat and Neva Masquerade. This means that HCM scanning is recommended at one year of age, then every year up to age 3, then follow-up at age 5 and 8. HCM, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is an inherited disease. It is the most common heart disease in cats and the symptoms usually start at 2 to 4 years of age. Symptoms can also be detected earlier, especially if both parents had the disease. Male cats are affected more often than females, and the disease occurs in both pedigree cats and domestic cats. HCM is a disease that can be difficult for the owner to detect. The symptoms can be decreased appetite, fatigue and shortness of breath. The most common way to suspect the disease is in connection with the annual health check when the vet listens to the cat's heart. Murmurs or irregular heartbeats may be heard, in which case the cat should undergo an ultrasound examination of the heart, during which the diagnosis can be made. The changes in the heart consist of the heart muscle becoming thickened. This means that the cavity in the heart becomes smaller and a smaller amount of blood is pumped out into the body with each heartbeat. Since the blood must transport oxygen to the body, symptoms of poor oxygenation in the form of poor stamina and shortness of breath arise. The disease can also lead to small clots of clotted blood forming in the heart and being carried out into the body. When the blood clot lodges in a narrower blood vessel, often where the corporal artery divides to the hind legs, it causes paralysis and pain in one or both hind legs. This is called a blood clot or thrombus. Thickening of the heart muscle can also be caused by high blood pressure and/or too high a metabolism. When diagnosing HCM, it is important to examine the cat for these conditions as well. Unfortunately, you cannot cure or prevent the change in the heart itself, but you can prevent the development of blood clots by giving blood-thinning medicine. If it is high blood pressure or a high metabolism that is the cause of the thickening of the heart muscle, the development can be slowed down when these conditions are brought under control. Once a cat has been diagnosed with HCM, it should be checked approximately every six months. Cats treated with blood-thinning medication should come in for a check-up once a year. Fortunately, most cats given the correct medication and regular check-ups can live long lives with the disease without suffering from it. ​ SOURCE: Blue Star ​ ​ PKD-Polycystic Kidney Diseases PKD is an autosomal dominant kidney disease. Which means the cat only needs to inherit one copy of the mutated gene to have PKD. However, it can also inherit it from two parents with PKD. Previously, it was not believed that these kittens survived. The cats are born with a number of cysts on the kidneys that can neither be more nor less. However, they grow with the cat. If they are many and/or become large, the cat has kidney failure. The cysts contain fluid. Over time, the cysts can knock out normal kidney function and increase abdominal pressure ​ Symptoms of the disease are: - Feeling of pressure/pain in the abdomen - Kidney stones - Impaired ability to concentrate urine - Hypertension - UTI - Hematuria - Uremic symptoms ​ PKD is not included in any breed Health program according to SVERAK. In the past, the Persian was hit hard by it. The disease was discovered in our breed in January 2019 and then was started a big job among us breeders in Sweden. Breeding animals is recommended to be ultrasound-scanned. Breeding animals that test positive may be removed from breeding. The signatory works actively to map the disease in Sweden and has an open register for PKD-scanned cats. Where everyone is invited to submit their test results. ​ ​ Source: Lennart Nilfors, Leg. veterinarian, Internal medicine ​ FIV – Feline Immunosuppressive Virus FIV in cats is a virus that has similarities to HIV in humans. The virus cannot be fought by the body's immune system and sooner or later the cat becomes ill. FIV attacks the cat's white blood cells, just like FeLV (see below), leading to a weakened immune system. Symptoms are seen more often in older cats, and FIV affects males more often than females. ​ Symptoms As FIV impairs the immune system, the cat becomes more sensitive to various infections and the symptoms can vary greatly. When the cat first becomes infected, it is not always that the pet owner notices any symptoms in the cat. However, the cat can become ill for a short period with a fever and reduced general condition. The cat is then healthy for a period, usually several years, before the disease breaks out (compare HIV and AIDS). In the end, the cat becomes seriously ill from infections that normally would not have affected the cat. Sometimes the cat can become symptom-free and then become ill for periods. Generally, the cat tends to get worse and worse. Symptoms can e.g. be: ·Respiratory tract infection ·Inflammation in the oral cavity ·Slimming ·Diarrhea' ·Skin problems ·Enlarged lymph nodes ·Tumors Transmission routes The virus is spread via saliva and blood and is most often transmitted by a bite from an infected cat. On occasion, FIV can also be transmitted via mating or via the uterus to kittens. The latter can contribute to reproductive problems. The greatest risk of the kittens becoming infected is if the mother cat becomes infected during pregnancy. Outdoor cats have the greatest risk of becoming infected as they fight with other cats more often than indoor cats do. Diagnosis and treatment Antibodies can be detected using a blood test. An infected cat carries the virus with it for the rest of its life, but it can take up to eight weeks before the antibodies have time to form. If it is suspected that the first sample was taken in the acute stage of the infection, it may therefore be necessary to take new samples a little later to rule out FIV. As the immune system is destroyed in infected cats, there are sometimes no antibodies left in the blood in the final stages of the disease. Then it is also not possible to diagnose the disease with the help of this blood test. An infected cat can live healthy for many years before becoming ill. If the cat is diagnosed with FIV, however, it is very important that the cat is kept indoors and not allowed to meet healthy cats to avoid the infection being passed on. It is also good to avoid the cat becoming stressed to reduce the risk of triggering illness. FeLV – Feline Leukemia Virus FeLV is a virus that attacks the bone marrow and the cat's white blood cells, which are the body's defense against various diseases. Because the white blood cells are infected, the virus then spreads with the blood and infects other tissues in the body. Kittens and older cats are most sensitive. Many cats resist the virus thanks to an effective immune system and get rid of the virus within a few weeks/months. For those who do get sick, it can take months to years before the cat gets sick and shows symptoms. ​ Symptoms The symptoms can be divided into tumor diseases (blood, bone marrow and lymph cancer) and diseases that result in a weakened immune system. The virus can also cause reproductive problems. Symptoms vary but can include be: ·Fever ·Difficulty breathing ·Poor appetite and emaciation ·Inflammation in the gums and mucous membranes in the mouth ·Pale mucous membranes ·Impaired immune system which can lead to secondary diseases in above all respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract ·Early fetal death and infertility Transmission routes FeLV is most common where there are many cats. Infected cats are mainly infected via saliva, e.g. via bites or that they lick each other. They also shed a small amount of virus via feces and urine, but saliva is the main route of transmission. Kittens can be infected in the womb as well as through the mother's milk. Healthy cats can be carriers. Some cats can carry the virus latently for several years, i.e. carry the virus without being sick or being a carrier. This latent period ends either with the cat fighting the virus or with the virus being activated and the cat becoming a chronic carrier. Diagnosis and treatment To detect the virus, an analysis of a blood sample is required. It usually takes at least 2 blood tests a few months apart to distinguish the cats that have cleared the infection from those that have a persistent infection. In the cats that have a latent infection, the virus cannot be detected. Treatment is difficult, but there is now medicine, given as injections under the skin, which can reduce the risk of illness and premature death. There are also vaccines that can protect the cat against the virus. However, the vaccine should not be used too frequently as it increases the risk of unusual tumor diseases. ​ Feline Neonatal Isoerythrolysis Cats have three different blood types, A, B and AB. A is the most common blood type while AB is very rare. A is dominant over B and AB, while AB is dominant over B. Cats with blood group B only have a predisposition for B (thus are homozygous), while cats with blood group A can also carry predispositions for blood groups AB and B. The cat's different blood groups can cause problems in connection with blood transfusions. ​ However, a much more common problem caused by different blood types is feline neonatal isoerythrolysis. Feline neonatal isoerythrolysis occurs if a female cat with blood group B is mated with a male cat who has blood group A and produces kittens with blood group A. Cats with blood group B form strong antibodies against blood group A, while cats with blood group A only have weak antibody formation against blood group B. These antibodies will be present in the milk of the lactating female cat. When the kittens suckle, the antibodies are taken up by the intestine and enter the blood, where they begin to attack the kittens' red blood cells, which break down. ​ Becomes weaker after birth The kittens are strong and healthy when they are born, but then become progressively weaker. The symptoms can vary in strength. Some kittens with blood group A are not affected at all, while others die quickly before developing any symptoms. Typical symptoms are that the kittens become weak and do not want to nurse. The breakdown of the blood cells causes the kittens to become jaundiced and the urine to turn brown-red. In kittens that are mildly affected and survive, the tail tip tissue may die (necrosis) at one to two weeks of age. The earlier the symptoms appear, the worse the prognosis. The antibodies can only be absorbed by the intestine during the first day of the kitten's life. Feline neonatal isoerythrolysis can thus be avoided by removing pups with blood group A from a female with blood group B during the first day after birth. You either let them wean from a female cat with blood type A or you give them milk replacer. After a day, the cubs can be returned to the mother without risk. ​ Symptoms - then it may be too late Once symptoms appear, it is usually too late to save the kitten. If you know that the female cat has blood type B and is mated with a male cat that has blood type A, you should therefore prevent the kittens from lactating for 24 hours. If both the father and the mother have blood type B, all the children will also have blood type B and in such cases there will be no problems with neonatal isoerythrolysis. The frequency of cats with blood type B varies between different breeds. Blood type B is very rare in domestic cats but is quite common in some cat breeds. The spread also varies geographically, depending on which lines have been bred. Breeds where a large proportion of cats with blood type B (25-50 percent) have been found in the US are British Shorthair, Devon Rex and Cornish Rex. In Abyssinians, Somalis, Persians and Sacred Burmese, blood group B was found in 10-20 percent of the cats tested. Blood group AB is even rarer than B, but kittens with blood group AB are also exposed to neonatal isoerythrolysis just like kittens with blood group A. In breeds with a high frequency of blood type B, there may be reason to routinely determine the cat's blood type before the first mating. Blood group determination can be done through a serological test of a blood sample. Nowadays, it is also possible to determine blood group using a DNA test (test of the genetic material). With a DNA test, it is possible to find out whether a cat with blood group A is a carrier of blood group B. However, it is not possible to distinguish between blood group A and AB with a DNA test. You can also use a quick test to find out the blood group directly at the time of the test. The disadvantage of the rapid test is that you cannot find out what antibody titer (amount of antibodies in the blood) the cat has, and it is also not possible to see whether cats with blood group A are carriers of blood group B. ​ Actions Mortality among kittens cannot be completely avoided, but if you suspect that an abnormally high number of kittens are dying, you should definitely take action. You should think through your routines in terms of vaccinations, deworming, hygiene and prevention of the spread of infection. An important step in the investigation is to have dead kittens autopsied. You can either contact your vet for help or you can send the kitten yourself for an autopsy along with a detailed account of the process. It is important that the kitten is autopsied as soon as possible after it has died in order to get a good result from the autopsy. If the child is stillborn, the placenta and amniotic membranes should also be sent with it. Information on how to go about submitting an animal for necropsy can be found on SVA's website (www.sva.se ). If you do not send the kitten right away (for example, if it dies on a Friday and risks being left in the mail over the weekend), you should cool it to refrigerator temperature as soon as possible. Kittens to be necropsied should not be frozen as the tissues will then be destroyed. ​ Worth the money Although an autopsy may seem expensive, it can be money well spent if it leads to a solution to the problem. If you suspect that feline neonatal isoerythrolysis may be the reason why kittens die, you should find out which blood group the female cat has. If she has blood type B and is mated with a male cat with blood type A, the cause of the problem has probably been found. You can then take measures so that more kittens do not die from the same cause again. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Eva Axnér works at the Department of Reproduction at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Swedish University of Agriculture in Uppsala. ​ Source: Agria

  • Tussie | CordadreamsNeva MasqueradeTussie var min första katt. Det var med henne allting började. En vacker huskatt som inte likt sin matte gillade utställningar. Hon gav mig ett lugn jag saknade som vuxen när hon inte längre fanns med oss. Tack vare minnen och känslorna hon gav mig bestämde jag mig för att adoptera en ny pälskling. Det blev Corda som är grunden till SE*Corda Dreams´.

    Tussie - Where it all began 1/15 In memory of Tussie the Angel Cat, or Dalgången's Tussilago as we called her. ​ Tussie moved in with us during my teenage years. She had a harmonious influence on me and became my first "baby". I was advised to exhibit her, when many people said she was very beautiful. Said and done. She participated in four exhibitions and received rosettes and an honorary award. Twice she won the "Audience Favorite Shorthair" award. We were then members of the Middle Swedish cat club. Tussie didn't appreciate exhibition as much as I did, so she had to avoid it. Sadly, we had to put her to sleep after a period of kidney disease. Tussie turned 11 years old. She was a very dear family member. ​

  • A-kull |SE*Corda Dreams, Neva Masquerade, Göteborg

    Litter A SC SE*Aurora Stars Cordelia & CH Mars Zvezdnaya Rossyp RU Date of birth 13/8 2018 Pedigree Mother tested: HCM neg, Blood group A, FIV and FelV neg Father: HCM neg, Blood group A (PKD was discovered in early 2019) Provparning Photo Pedigree SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Asha Female, NEM a 21 Gallery IC SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Asha IC SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Asha IC SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Asha IC SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Asha 1/13 SE*Corda Dreams´ Royal Ascot Male, NEM n 21 Gallery SE*Corda Dreams Royal Ascot SE*Corda Dreams Royal Ascot SE*Corda Dreams Royal Ascot 1/20 SE*Corda Dreams´ Miss Audrey Hepburn Female, NEM n 21 Gallery SE*Corda Dreams´ Miss Audrey Hepburn Smilla SE*Corda Dreams´ Miss Audrey Hepburn SE*Corda Dreams´ Miss Audrey Hepburn SE*Corda Dreams´ Miss Audrey Hepburn Smilla 1/19 SE*Corda Dreams´ Al Capone Male, NEM a 21 Gallery SE*Corda Dreams´ Al Capone SE*Corda Dreams´ Al Capone SE*Corda Dreams´ Al Capone 1/19 A-LITTER ONE YEAR!

  • Asha | CordadreamsNeva MasqueradePrincess Asha är från vår första kull av rastypiska Neva Masquerade. Jag föder upp katter med bra temperament och bra rasstandard. Jag är diplomerad uppfödare i SVERAK, anslutet till FIFe.

    I C SE*Corda Dreams´ Princess Asha Princess Asha ​ Born: 2018-08-13 NEM a 21 Blue agouti mask ​ Giardia neg 21-05-09 Tritrichomonas fetus neg 21-05-09 Cryptosporidium neg 21-05-09 ​ Pedigree: ​ Asha was our own beautiful bred female. Asha was our luxury cat, a show cat and best companion. Unfortunately, she left us very quickly in an acute illness in the fall of 2021. She is forever in our hearts and is always with us in thought. Asha's exhibitions: ​ NERK's International Catshow 2019-01-26, Malin Sunqvist Ex 1 & BIV 2019-01-27, Sara Moroni Example 1 ​ Spinneriet's International Cat Show 2019-05-25, Jörgen Billing Example 1 ​ The Central Swedish Cat Club's category show 2019-08-31, Zvezdan Memedov CAC/Ex1 & BIV ​ Västsvenska Kattklubben's International Cat Show 2019-09-14, Zvezdan Memedov Ex2 2019-09-15, Eric Reijers Ex3 ​ Elfsborgskatten, Vårgårda 2019-11-09, Saetre Raymond Alessandro CAC/Ex1 2019-11-10, Marie Westerlund CAC/Ex1/Champion ​ The Ädelkatten Association, Gothenburg 2019-12-07, Mantovani Gianfranco CACIB/Ex1 2019-12-08, Annette Sjödin CACIB/Ex1 ​ Jydsk Racekatteklubb, Nörresundby, Denmark 2020-01-11, Riikka Turpeinen CACIB/Ex1 & International Champion 2020-01-12, Lena Björkander CAGCIB/Ex1 ​ DARAK, Dansk Racekatteklub, Ströby, Denmark 2021-10-23, Linda Riekstina CAGCIB/Ex1 & NOM for Best In Show 2021-10-24, Stephane Henry CAGCIB/Ex1 & NOM for Best In Show ​ 20180828_132816 127188273_3483938071653889_7783958707302 Asha Vår prinsessa 20180828_132816 1/42

  • Föda upp/Ta kull | SE*Corda Dreams', Neva Masquerade, Göteborg

    Are you thinking about breeding or having a litter after your female? Corda & Asha ​ If you buy a female for breeding from me, I am happy to be your mentor if you don't already have one. Below is a small guide with things to keep in mind that may be helpful before you start. ​ Exhibition I think you should start at the right end, and thus start by exhibiting your female, to get an assessment and see if she is breed typical. You get to know your female's weaknesses and strengths, so you can find a male that can enhance and/or complement her. You also get to learn a lot about the breed by listening to the judges' assessments. At the exhibition, you also meet others of the same breed and can make contacts more easily. You may be able to get tips on a male that suits your female. You might even meet the male there and see what he looks like in real life. If you have bought your female from our breeding, I will be happy to help you before the exhibition. Also on site, if I have the opportunity. Exhibition is time-consuming, expensive and tiring. But very fun! There are long days at the exhibition. ​ Your female ​ If your female was bought as a companion, it is good if you contact your breeder and ask how they feel about breeding your cat. It may be that the breeding quota for the litter has been reached, or there may be some other reason why she is sold for companionship. If it is good to start with breeding, you can also ask if he can imagine being a mentor. A mentor who you can ask for advice, discuss choosing a breeding male, help you with contacts, some practical tips, such as support during childbirth, sexing the kittens, etc. Before mating, your female must be HCM-scanned (at 1 year of age at the earliest), blood typed, FIV and FELv tested negative and have an umbilical hernia certificate, among other things. Nowadays they also test for PKD. (2019) Parasite tests should also be sent to SVA. The female should be at least 1 year old before having her first litter. Therefore, it may be relevant to use birth control pills before it is time for mating, as she can run very loudly. It is good if you get to know your female's running behavior so you know when in the run to go to the male. Females can run very differently, ranging from every other week to three runs in the spring and then take a year off. Ask your breeder how her mother behaved during heat, pregnancy and delivery. Often the daughter is quite similar to her mother. Corda is looking for a male herself at the show and puts her ass in the air! ​ To borrow male Finding a male in a small breed like ours can be difficult. Many who have breeding animals have been active for several years and require that the female, in addition to the tests, is exhibited and that you hold a breed name. It is important that the inbreeding rate is as low as possible, preferably o.oo%. You can easily test this in SVERAK's FindUs, where it is possible to make a trial pairing. The male must have had the same health tests as the female. Registration of the kittens requires a registration notification, copy of the male's pedigree, ID certificate, certificate of normal testicular status and HCM scan. If it is the first time you mate your female, it may be good that the male lives geographically close, as the female can easily get out of heat. If re-pairing is included, you have to think about going back and forth maybe a couple of times if it doesn't work the first time. If you have exhibited your female, you know what type of male to look for. He too should be exposed. When mating, check that all the male's papers are in order and sign the agreement, which can be found on SVERAK's website. The cats must be in good physical and mental condition. You should not breed cats with a bad temperament. You want them to do well in their new homes. It is good to be able to interpret the pedigree to see what lines are in it. You can e.g. look at how many offspring the male has, that approved cats were used in previous breeding, with approved colors. You can also see if there are individuals that appear in the pedigrees of many cats. This means that it can be difficult to find a male that is not related to your female. It is important to think about broadening the breeding base when the breed is so small, so that it does not happen that everyone ends up being related to each other. Recommended number of offspring per year/male is 5% of the year's born kittens, which is 17 kittens/male, when 349 Neva Masquerade were born in 2018. ​ Aanswer and time Kittens are very cute. As a breeder, it is very exciting to see who is in the mother cat's stomach, and very fun to follow the development of the kittens when they are born. It is also interesting to see the outcome of the kittens, if they meet the expectations of the mating combination. But it also means a great responsibility towards your kittens, buyers and not least towards the breed. Keep in mind that if you just want to "take a litter", it means that you become a breeder for that litter. You take on the same responsibility and must do everything a breeder does, which means that you are, among other things, responsible for hidden faults until the kitten turns three years old, according to the law. It requires a lot of knowledge about cat care, breed standards, breeding, diseases, genetics and heredity and health programs that must be followed for many years. Most of the time it goes well, but you also have to include in the calculations everything that can go wrong, e.g. complications during childbirth, deformities and kittens that don't make it. You should think through what your goals are with your breeding. You are obliged to comply with the laws and regulations that apply to genetic defects, e.g. color defect, kinked tail, squint or umbilical hernia. Otherwise, it can damage the entire breeding work for the breed. Even if you intend to sell your cats only as companions, it may happen that one of your kittens goes on to breeding after interest develops. Then you need to know what you are passing on to the breed through your mating, so you don't do more harm than good. Therefore, you must have time to acquire knowledge/take courses, learn laws, regulations and consumer law. You can also count on spending a lot of time on the hill. Time off in connection with the birth, time for socializing the kittens, a lot of time with the buyers who you have to talk to who will also come to visit and then time to plan for the kittens' move. Economy Some of the health tests must be done regularly up to the age of 8. It is a recurring expense. Membership fee to the cat club must be paid. You may want to have a tribal name already for the first litter. Fees for exhibition with travel and hotel also cost. When you have gotten as far as mating, it is time to write a mating contract, with an agreed mating fee. Male cat owners also charge/kitten at approx. 6 weeks of age. Travel costs are added (expect that there may be re-pairing if it is not successful on the first attempt). It is also time to take out breeding insurance that covers unforeseen expenses such as e.g. emergency Caesarean. During pregnancy, you can do an ultrasound and/or x-ray the mother cat to see if she is pregnant/how many kittens there are. When the litter is born, they must have insurance with hidden fault insurance for three years. They must be vaccinated twice and ID marked by a veterinarian, as well as inspected before sale. You must register them in SVERAK so they get their pedigrees. Other costs are food, cat litter, toys, food bowls, extra transport cage, kitten pen and it may be necessary to take time off in connection with the birth until you see that everything is going well at home. Sometimes you also need to supplement feeding kittens. You can also count on some wear and tear at home, things that may need to be replaced. It is good to have a buffer for all the expenses before the litter. My own goal and hope is to go plus-minus-zero financially with my breeding. Pregnancy, delivery, kitten period A cat is pregnant for about 63-68 days. It is counted from the first mating occasion. Signs of pregnancy are that she stops running, gains weight, gets "raspberry teats" (slightly redder and larger teats). She may also become tired and nauseous. During her pregnancy, you can give food adapted to pregnant cats. Let her have free access to food, as smaller and smaller portions can fit in her stomach. Otherwise, she can live as she normally does in order not to be stressed. It is good to prepare a "nesting box" some time before, where she can give birth to her young and spend the first time in. It should be a little out of the way, so she feels that she gets peace and quiet. Then it's just a matter of hoping that she chooses to give birth there. 23 degrees is the recommended temperature in the delivery room. All births must be monitored in case something happens. It is good if you record times and observations in case you need to seek help from a veterinarian if complications arise. Also record when they are born and what they weigh. It is good to follow their curve and to compare with the next litter if you continue breeding. It is good to have the telephone number of the veterinarian at hand. Likewise, scale, wire, sterile scissors to cut the umbilical cord with, clean towels, if necessary. heating pad, phlegm suction, milk substitute and baby bottle in case someone needs support feeding. And something to label the kittens with! For the first three weeks of the kittens' lives, mother cat takes care of everything. You just have to serve her! When the kittens are between 2-9 weeks, it is the most important time for socialization. Then each kitten needs to be given extra time to play and cuddle, so it becomes a cozy cat. A kitten pen from about 3 weeks of age can be good to have before you give them access to a larger area. In the kitten pen you can have food bowls, a box and toys. In the paddock, you can also teach them to become room cleaners. Sell the kittens Time flies with the little charm trolls. One day they turn 14 weeks old, which is the earliest you can sell the kittens. Many feel good about staying a little longer with their mother. When the kitten is to move, it must be fully vaccinated, i.e. 2 times, ID marked, have a pedigree registered in SVERAK and be vet inspected within 7 days. In connection with the sale, you must write a transfer agreement which is available on SVERAK's website under "My pages" and make a change of ownership online on SVERAK's website. The only thing required is the mobile bank ID. ​ It is important to have a good relationship with your buyers so they feel confident to turn to you when needed. If they want help with exhibition, breeding, illness, relocation or just a little guidance during their time as a new cat owner. As I see it, I am available to the buyer of my kitten as long as it lives. ​ SVERAK has an advertisement page called köpakatt.se where you can advertise your registered kittens. You can also advertise on our rasring website, For NEM, or their local cat club. You can also make your own website or be visible on social media. Many send kitten packages with blankets that smell of mom when the kitten moves. Expect a lot of paperwork. Finally..... There is a lot to think about. But at the same time it is very rewarding! It is a very fun and social hobby with all new contacts with other exhibitors, other breeders and kitten buyers. And everyone else who is interested in your cats! I hope you still want to help improve and strengthen the breed and that you got some guidance. I would also encourage you to read as much about breeding and about your breed as possible, as well as taking the Pawpeds courses. They are very educational. The more knowledge you have, the better you can develop the breed and your breeding, produce even more beautiful, healthier cats and can be a better support to your buyers! The reward for all the work is seeing the new happy owners pick up their kitten! Welcome to our little Neva gang! Links and good literature Cat breeding-breeding and genetics, Ylva Stockelberg, Amrafael Publishers, 2007 For NEM SVERAK Cat now Pawpeds Beginners Corner - Pawpeds Russian House

  • B-och C-kullens fotostamtavla | SE*Corda Dreams' Neva Masquerade Göteborg

    B- and C-litter pedigree with photos. By: Ann Iren Bergdal

  • Kattungar |SE*Corda Dreams', Neva Masquerade, Göteborg

    Kittens The A litter The B litter The C litter The D litter The E litter

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