I bought a female bengal kitten for breeding from summerside bengals august 20th 2011, it was shipped to me via air, the day after i recieved it i noticed it limping, i thought it must have sprained something from jumping/running ect? no idea!..i thought i would wait to take it in to the vet for a lil while to see if it improves. A week later no improvement i take it to vet they say it has fractured hip!!! and needs femoral head excision, o.k i contact the breeder and tell her...she acts like ooh my poor baby what did you do to her!..so i book surgery, upon the surgeon looking at xrays and doing the surgery they notice this is a old fracture months old!
"so inother words she sent it to me like this?! " And to think i felt guilty thinking the cat magicaly hurt itself at my place!!! They also notice it has degeneration of the bones ...called legg perthes or "slipped capital femoral epiphyses" a rare disease in cats linked geneticaly and herdeitary . I contacted the breeder she doesnt believe me and wants my vet to discuss with hers and wats bone samples "even after my vet wrote a letter of what they saw while doing the surgery"... very name in the book to get out of giving me a refund!
anyways meanwhile the cat has been sick with diarrhoea and incontinent in my house since it has arrived "and it looked very thin when it arrived" i ask breeder about this, she says "oh a kitten tested posative for TF" so anotherwords her whole cattery has Tritrichomonas foetus its a very contagious parasit... .after on her website it states she is free of this... the medication isnt easy to get ahold of and can cause other leading problems. This cat as you can see in the photo is sick looking, "this is just a week 1/2 after recieving it from the airport and after its surgery!
I bought a kitten for breeding/showing and now i have nothing, but a very expensive PET who now i cant breed or show as the numerous vets i have talked to says they cant rule out that its not genetic so she would carry this on to her kittens and most likey the other hip will dissinigrate and fracture in the future... in her contract she has a 2 year genetic guarantee...well i can see this is gonna be worse than pulling teeth with this lady she wont abide by her own contract! i am out $2600 for the price of the cat and now $1100 for the surgery and xrays not to mention i still need to get medicine for the TF .
dont buy from them they sell sick cats and doesnt want to comply with her contract she is trying every possible means not to refund my money! i dont want a replacement kitten as they all have the same liniage...DONT buy from her or any kitten that devrives from her"cattery"stay away! as this is probably throughout her breedings and all you will have is mysterious vet bills!!