My aim is to produce quality Ocicat kittens with excellent health and perfect temperaments from fully pedigreed Ocicat parents.
At Oz Catz, I strive to maintain the highest standard in health in my cats and kittens and in the cleanliness the cat and kitten accommodation and facilities.
My kittens are top quality and I believe my kitten buyers have the right to expect top quality service, including advice and support whenever it is required.
In the past, it was rare to find a breeder willing to give a written health guarantee on kittens, but it is important as it shows your breeder has integrity and a belief in the quality of their kittens.
I therefore pioneered the written health guarantee on kittens in Australia. Recent improvements to the Victorian State Government's Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding Businesses incorporates many of my guarantee elements :-
1. All kittens sold by Oz Catz will be accompanied by -
a health declaration, including details of any known physical abnormality at the time of sale and how that abnormality may affect the short- and long-term health and welfare of the kitten;
a vaccination certificate stating the date of last vaccination and due date of the next vaccination;
a signed veterinary certificate stating that the kitten has had a general health check, the outcomes of that general health check and the date of the general health check.
a record of parasite control, incuding dates of treatments and products used;
a certificate of desexing
proof of microchip implant and a signed transfer of ownership form
information in regard to -
responsible pet ownership incuding current lelgislation covering registration of pet animals and
2. Health Guartantee
When a kitten is returned to Oz Catz within 3 days of sale, for any reason not supported by a statement from a veterinary practitioner, Oz Catz will take back the kitten and refund 75% of the purchase price;
When a kitten is returned to Oz Catz within 21 days of sale accompanied by a statement from a veterinary practitioner that the kitten is unacceptable for health reasons, Oz Catz will take back the kitten and refund 100% of the purchase price;
If a kitten is diagnosed with, suffering from, dies of, or is euthanased from a physical defect or disease that is traceable to Oz Catz within 3 years of purchase, Oz Catz will refund 100% of the purchase price where the owner of the kitten provides supporting statements from a veterinary practitioner including test results where a suitable test is available. Owners of the kitten must make veterinary reports and test results available to Oz Catz for Oz Cat to obtain their own veterinary advice (second opinion) for the purpose of informing future breeding management. If the reason for diagnosis, death, or euthanasia is a result of a heritable defect, the parents and any offspring from those parents still held by Oz Catz must be tested and managed for that heritable defect.