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  • Why a kitten from a cattery and not one from "everyone else" ?
    Serious breeders take courses and seminars to obtain the information necessary for responsible breeding. They know which specimens to breed so that, when you take a puppy home, it doesn't give you genetic, health or character problems. They will always give them high-quality feed and wet food to ensure their good development and that they grow healthy, big and strong. They offer support for life. Any doubt, question, problem... Whatever. A breeder will always be there, because he has the necessary knowledge and experience to do so and because from gestation to the day the kittens leave home there is absolute dedication to them.
  • May I visit the cattery?
    When someone is interested in a kitten it is always advisable to see the environment where it is raised, its parents, the other cats and the people behind it. Due to work, cat shows and other activities, visits will always be made by appointment.
  • May I send whatsapps?
    Of course! In fact, before calling for the first time, it is advisable to send a whatsapp saying who you are and the reason why you want to contact, due to the massive amount of spam calls received nowadays. The good thing about WhatsApp is that you can send them at any time of the day, unlike phone calls.
  • What time is good to call?
    Afternoons are always a good time if you want to call during the week. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For weekends, better from 12:00 to 19:00.
  • What is PKD?
    Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disorder that causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys. These cysts are present from birth. At first they are very small but they grow over time and can damage the kidney. When this happens, the kidney can no longer work and kidney failure occurs, which can lead to death.
  • What is FeLV?
    Feline leukemia is a chronic contagious disease that is quite widespread among cats, and can cause serious problems and deterioration in the animal's immune system. Although cancer is usually one of the best-known consequences caused by leukemia, this virus can cause other problems or alterations in the health and well-being of the feline, such as fever and lethargy, loss of appetite, gradual weight loss, deterioration of the coat, inflammation of lymph nodes, slow recovery from common illnesses, anemia, skin or upper respiratory tract infections, and gastrointestinal signs. It can also cause death.
  • What is FIV?
    The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a retrovirus that affects the cells of the immune system (white blood cells or leukocytes) by destroying or damaging them. This causes a gradual deterioration of the cat's immune function, making them more susceptible to infections. The most typical clinical signs are: depression, hyporexia or weight loss, lymphadenopathy, hyperthermia, gingivitis or gingivostomatitis (inflammation of the gums and oral mucosa), respiratory symptoms, anemia, skin infections, conjunctivitis, vomiting and diarrhea (inflammatory bowel disease) and neoplasms (mainly Lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma). Once a cat is infected, it remains infected for the rest of its life and can infect other cats.
  • What is HCM?
    Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, also known as HCM , is a common heart disease in cats that can have a significant impact on their health and quality of life. This disease is characterized by thickening of the heart muscle and causes a decrease in the filling capacity of the heart and therefore makes it difficult to effectively pump blood through the body. The consequences can be serious, such as thromboembolism and sudden cardiac death.
  • What is PKDef?
    Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency ( PK deficiency) is a red blood cell disorder, which can cause anemia and abnormal bone development. The symptoms of affected cats are those of classic anemia: lethargy, diarrhea, pale mucous membranes, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice and eating disorders. Carrier cats do not develop the disease and have no clinical signs.
  • What is GSD IV?
    It is a recessive genetic disease caused by a defect in glycogen storage , which affects cats of the Norwegian Forest breed. Glucose, the main source of energy in the body, is stored in the form of glycogen. A branching enzyme is involved in storage, the deficiency of which produces GSD IV, characterized by the accumulation of abnormal glycogen in myocytes, hepatocytes and neurons. Due to the abnormal structure of glycogen, the glucose stored in this way is not available and this leads to hypoglycemia and damage to the organs where the storage occurs. In the most common form of presentation, the offspring die early, due to acute hypoglycemia. Those who manage to survive, after a few months will manifest lack of control of movements, progressive neuromuscular degeneration, weakness, atrophy, inability to use their legs, heart failure, coma and finally death.
  • What is amber?
    Norwegian Forest Cats have a colour that is exclusive to the breed, the Amber colour. It appeared spontaneously as a mutation that interferes with the melocortin of the black hair color, causing the hair to lose its black tone and gradually become red. This color only affects black cats and its dilution blue, not red or cream cats.
  • What is silver?
    Is a gene which inhibits or alters the production of melanin from the base of the hair, being a part white or grayish and the rest the cat's colour, making the cat look silvery. Depending on whether the cat is striped or solid it is called differently. For tabbies (striped) it is called Silver while for solid cats it is Smoke.
  • What is tabby?
    A tabby or tabby cat is a cat with a distinctive striped coat and characteristic spots. We have 4 types of brindle: Blotched or classic: It has wide, circular stripes on the sides. Mackerel: It has fine stripes distributed like fish bones. Spotted: Has polka dots. Ticked: It has stippling throughout the body.
  • What is diluted?
    Dilution is when the colors of the cat (black or red) appear diluted, that is, they look lighter. In the case of black it becomes blue (or commonly gray) and red becomes cream. This phenomenon occurs because the colored particles come together to form aggregates, causing colorless areas to appear, which visually lightens the final color.
  • What is solid?
    A cat that does not have markings (brindle or tabby) in its colors is described as solid , that is, its hair has a single color from the root to the tip of the hair.
  • What is the difference between a Norwegian Forest Cat and a Maine Coon?
    At first glance, the main difference is in the head, since both breeds have very different characteristics that make them very well distinguished. The Norwegian Forest Cat has a triangle-shaped head, straight profile and oval eyes, making its expression sweeter, while the Maine Coon has a square head, a square muzzle, its profile has a slight concave curve called "stop " and his eyes are a little more rounded, making his expression harder. *Images obtained from one of the last seminars I attended.
  • What is the origin of the Norwegian Forest Cat?
    Its origin dates back to ancient times, where long-haired cats naturally acclimatized to the low temperatures and mountainous environment of Norway. For many centuries, the Norwegian Forest Cats lived wild in the Norwegian forests, adapting to its environment and developing its distinctive characteristics. There are already references to them in Norse mythology, although we have the most plausible historical source in the documents left by Peter Friis, a Danish priest who lived in Norway and who in 1599 classified the Norwegian lynx into three different types: wolf- lynx, fox-lynx and finally the cat-lynx. Today we know, thanks to their descriptions, that the lynx cat is none other than the Norwegian Forest Cat.
  • Why choose a Norwegian Forest Cat with old lines?
    In the past, man bred animals to enhance certain characteristics in order to make them more useful. Breeds were created purely for function, to perform different tasks. Handling a cat for this purpose does not make sense, it is simply done for its appearance and this will always be very personal. The only way to maintain the original Norwegian Forest Cat, the one that lived free and wild in the forests of northern Europe, is to breed and maintain the old lines. Having a Norwegian Forest kitten of ancient lines at home is like having an ancestral Forest, it is like having exactly the same cat that the Vikings had in their houses, ships and barns.
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