This is an update to the blog I posted on Oct 9th, 2010. Shortly after I posted my initial blog, I contacted the breeder to alert him of the situation. After a thorough discussion, he assured me that this is not something that he runs into with his kittens. He agreed to refund me my vet bills once I submitted them to him.
After the 2nd round of medications, the symptoms seem to have subsided a bit. There’s still the pinkish eyes and occasional sneeze and eye matting, but I am hopeful that this is something that will lessen as time goes on.
I am happy to report that after much human contact (at home) from family, friends and loved ones, my kittens have become very socialized, friendly, happy, and playful. They are everything I had hoped them to be.
I can understand how the breeder may have felt after reading my blog. If I hurt his feelings, that was not my intent. The fact is that I was disappointed. I paid the Cattery a lot of money and expected to not have to pay costly vet bills that I feel could have been avoided. I intended to write an updated blog sharing the breeders initial cooperation (with or without his prompting.) To say that I was trying to ruin his good name and reputation is absolutely false!
I chose to go to the vet when I felt the sneezing, red and running eyes were not getting better. Sometimes things do not show up right away. My vet was very caring and provided the best care he knows how. I trust that my vet has the best intentions when he prescribes his treatments.
Health conditions aside, my kittens are beautiful, loving, funny and enjoyable creatures. I am hopeful that moving forward, the health conditions will be less and less and we can move forward living health lives together.
I believe that the owner did not intentionally sell me sick kittens and am confident he will continue to do everything in his power to assist in this situation. I’m also confident that the owner will stand by his “100% health guarantee.” Due to these three things, I would still recommend his Cattery.