We work hard at breeding our Bengals to the highest degree of perfection that Mother Nature allows! And we care about our Kittens throughout their lifetime. Please keep us advised of any health issues during the Kitten’s lifetime and please keep us updated with good news, stories, and photos! Also, please update us with any changes in your contact information. Thank you for choosing Santa Fe Bengal Cattery!
SELLER has vaccinated the Kitten for Panleukopenia (Distemper), Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus (“Kitty cold complex, ie: Herpes) with (Fel-O-Vax 4) using only all-killed virus at approximately 8 and 12 weeks of age. SFBC tests for FeLV/FIV and is negative in ALL Cats. SFBC has tested bloodlines and has no history or current HCM or PKD to the best of our knowledge and expertise. Kittens are de-wormed and adults and/or Kittens are spot tested for minor protozoan contaminants and we are Negative with our current testing. including negative testing results for Tri-trichomonas protozoa.
SELLER has raised the Kitten in a loving-home environment and has only used Pellet Pine, non-clay Cat Litter, as well as only feeding the Kitten appropriate high grade Kitten food (Nutro Brand grain-free canned & dry, cooked chicken with added Kitty Bloom supplements). We recommend that you continue using the same food and litter, as listed above. If the Kitten has needed any Veterinarian attention, SFBC has taken the Kitten to our Veterinarian and/or treated the Kitten in the manner appropriate at the Cattery, as trained by our Feline Specialist Veterinarian. Any treatment is noted on the Kitten’s Health Record. As trained by our Feline Specialist Verterinarian, SFBC has completed a precursory health check up on the Kitten. The Kitten has also seen our Veterinarian for a heart health check up.
SELLER guarantees that, to the best of their knowledge, the Kitten is in sound health at the time and date of physical transfer to the Buyer and also guarantees that the Kitten exhibits typical Bengal breed-specific personality traits. The Kitten has been raised and socialized to be of acceptable temperament. The Buyer is responsible to ensure continuing adequate socialization and human interaction commensurate with Bengal breed requirements. It may take 1 to 14 days for your Kitten to acclimate to transition.
SELLER provides a two part Health Guarantee — Terms and conditions as follows: For the initial seventy-two hour Health Guarantee and for the death due to genetic-defect Replacement Health Guarantee to be valid the Buyer agrees to all terms listed in this two-page Health Guarantee document and to all terms listed in the Kitten Purchase Agreement.
1. The initial guarantee lasts for seventy-two hours, after the Kitten leaves the Seller's Residence. During that time period, to maintain both Health Guarantees, the Buyer is urged to have the Kitten examined thoroughly by a licensed Veterinarian, at the Buyer's expense, for any genetic life-threatening defects. The Buyer may choose for the Kitten to have tests recommended by their Veterinarian, including, but not limited to: flotation or PCR fecal test, Snap test for FeLV/FIV, to be x-rayed, to have a complete blood work up, etc, all completed at the Buyer’s expense. Please use caution with exposing the Kitten to other animals and humans prior to and during the Veterinary health inspection. Exposure to other animals, during the first seventy-two hours after the Buyer has possession of the Kitten, will void all Health Guarantees. If the Buyer chooses not to have their new Kitten examined by a licensed Veterinarian, both the initial seventy-two hour and the up to one-year of age death due to genetic-defect Replacement Health Guarantee with both be null and void and not honored by SFBC. For a Kitten to be replaced, all terms and rules listed in this two-page Health Guarantee and the signed Kitten Purchase Agreement must be followed.
2. The Replacement Health Guarantee covers the Kitten for death due to a genetic-defect that manifests during the first year of the Kitten’s life, specifically 365 days from the Kitten’s date of birth. For a Kitten to be replaced, all terms and rules listed in this two-page Health Guarantee and the signed Kitten purchased contract must be followed.
Seventy-two Hour Health Guarantee covers Veterinarian verified genetic internal defects that could cause the immediate death of the Kitten.* In pet Kittens, it does not cover non-life threatening minor acquired issues, i.e.; injuries, protozoa, bacteria or other infestations, etc. Nor are minor physical anomalies covered, such as, but not limited to, minor pelt coloration differences, tail faults, and/or similar slight differences in the Kittens overall appearance - these do not effect the Kitten from being a happy, healthy cat, but may reduce showing points, if showing, in a pet class, is permitted as part of this contract as an addendum. This health guarantee is Return-for-Replacement. Replacement of a Kitten will be of similar quality and type as soon as such Kitten becomes available at our Cattery. There are no cash refunds. A Kitten will only be replaced once. The Seller is not responsible for any Veterinarian fees or bills, after the Kitten leaves the Seller's Residence/Cattery (SFBC). To date, SFBC has not had deaths caused by genetic issues, also colorations and conformations are breed standard. To the best of SFBC’s knowledge, and by Veterinarian test results, our Kittens and Cats are negative for FeLV/FIV, HCM, PKD, and Tri-Trichomonas. SFBC makes every effort to ensure that every Kitten is in good health during their first twelve weeks of life and at the time of transfer to the Buyer.
Replacement Health Guarantee covers up to, but not more than, one-year of age of the Kitten for death, due to genetic-defects. If the Kitten is deceased, the Buyer must provide a necropsy report, within three-days of death, from a licensed Veterinary to SFBC with specific details and test results that show conclusive evidence that the death was caused by a genetic defect.* SFBC will have complete access to the Veterinarian records. *For the above described seventy-two hour replacement guarantee and the one-year (365 days from date of birth) replacement guarantee to be valid all other terms listed in the Kitten Purchase Contract and the Health Guarantee, as well as the following conditions must be strictly followed by the Buyer or both guarantees will be rendered null and void. Prior to the Veterinary health inspection, during the first seventy-two hours after leaving SFBC, the Kitten must be quarantined away from other animals. If any person is handing the Kitten, they must first wash their hands, if other animals have been touched. Please ensure that the Veterinarian's examination table is freshly disinfected and that the Veterinarian has thoroughly washed their hands and that they have not treated a feline with a respiratory infection, without having changed their scrubs. The Buyer must transport the Kitten in a Cat Carrier and will not allow the Kitten to walk on the Veterinarian Office floor. Do not allow others in the Vet Office to pet your Bengal, as diseases can be transferred from their sick Cat to your Kitten. If the Buyer has other feline pets or has exposed the Kitten to other felines, they must provide negative FeLV/FIV test results, completed at their expense, prior to a live Kitten being returned to SFBC. These provisions will help to protect the health of SFBC's other Cats, in the event that a living Kitten had to be returned for exchange/replacement. Written proof of a genetic-defect must be supplied to SFBC, within twenty-four hours from a licensed Veterinarian. If the Seller is not advised of a health problem within the guarantee period, the Kitten cannot be returned, after the guarantee period has expired and/or if it has been exposed to another cat that does not have current negative test results from a licensed Veterinarian for FeLV/FIV. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to provide immediate veterinary care to any Kitten showing signs of illness or distress and failure to do so will render all guarantees null and void. Under no circumstances is a Kitten to be destroyed prior to notification by the Buyer to the Seller. If a Kitten dies within the guarantee period, despite verifiable Veterinarian treatment, replacement of a Kitten will be made ONLY if a licensed Veterinarian certifies the cause of death, in writing. It is the Seller’s right to ask for a deceased Kitten to be returned to the Seller for identification, at the Buyers expense. SFBC is not responsible for any Veterinarian fees or bills after the Kitten has left the SFBC Cattery/residence, usually, but not always, the same date as the signed Kitten Purchase Agreement. A Kitten will only be replaced once.