Taigamoon Cattery
  City of Las Vegas Breeder Permit # U18-006468 and Cat Fancier Permit # U17-008050.

Taigamoon Cattery

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Taigamoon Siberians

At Taigamoon Cattery,  we focus on the well-being of our cats and holistic care. At our cattery, we ensure that they only receive the best veterinary care and follow-ups and a wholesome raw diet.

At taigamoon Siberian Cats are raised the way nature intended! We embrace Holistic Pet Care and All Natural Rearing Methods. Practice Natural Rearing and Breeding which means: minimal core only vaccines, avoiding insecticides, No lawn/yard chemicals, No toxic chemicals in our homes, we let mothers rear and wean kittens on their own schedule, and give cats access to fresh air, secured catio, walks and above all we feed a natural, raw, species appropriate diet. 

Our breeding cats are medically tested for HCM, FIV/FelV, PK-Def, Cs-Gene, and blood group. A qualified staff at two outstanding veterinary clinics.

We recently hear from an alarming number of new owners with cats afflicted with health problems, most unheard of for the Siberian cat breed. Siberian cats require extra care to prevent any potential health issues that may otherwise occur by feeding them a diet consisting of low-grade commercial foods that are unsuited for the breed’s requirements. Siberian Cats are very hardy, resilient large breed of cats most if not all of theses health problem can be widely prevented. Please visit our Nutrition page.

The common health problems with the Siberian forest cat .

The common health problems with the Siberian forest cat as a breed falls into four main categories of illness:

  • Heart Disease - HCM
  • Kidney Disease – PKD 
  • Urinary Crystal – FLUTD
  • Gum Disease

The word Cardiomyopathy comes from three words:

  • Cardio = meaning the heart in its entirety (hence cardiovascular)
  • Myo = this comes from the Latin word for muscle
  • Pathy = disease
  • Hypertrophic = thickened

So now we have the word for the disease – thickened heart muscle disease or HCM.

HCM remains a well known heart disease affecting a number of purebred cat breeds. The disease results in thickened heart muscles that can prove fatal in the long term. These thick muscles effectively weaken the heart as it has to strain harder to move blood around the cat’s body. HCM has the potential to affect all domestic cats yet the hereditary excellence of the Siberian breed has made it more susceptible than other breeds. This unfortunate illness has led to the condition of HCM affecting even cats that are still their kitten phase of life. Early diagnosis using ultrasound to produce an echocardiogram of the heart is the best way to identify if your cat has this disease. 

PKD Polycystic Kidney Disease And Your Pet.

This disease generally affects the Siberian forest cats in later life. The disease itself is a slow degenerative condition getting worse as your pet gets older. Enlarged and dysfunctional kidneys are a key indicator of PKDs presence.

PKD is a hereditary disease with cysts (or liquid filled sacs) having formed at the kitten’s birth. As the cysts enlarge and fill with liquid the normal functioning of the kidneys is reduced. Typical problems include weight-loss, reduced appetite, excessive thirst, increased urination. It’s possible to diagnose this condition in your kitten from six months and above. However as PKD’s hereditary there’s no effective preventative measure that can be put in place to avert your Siberian forest cat from succumbing to this disease. The finality of this disease is total kidney failure and there’s no effective remedy.

Urinary Crystal (Bladder Stones) FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease).

Urinary crystals are the formation of stone-like minerals, crystals and organic matter and reside in the cat’s bladder. They can form from an early age or will form as your Siberian forest cat ages. The Siberian forest cat commonly suffers from FLUTD. It’s essential that a check of the parentage is carried out to find out if the parents or grandparents of the cat suffered from this illness. It’s not fully understood by veterinary science if this illness exists as a hereditary condition. FLUTD covers all urinary tract disorders including, blockages, kidney stones as well as infections.

As this disease effects the bladder typical symptoms include:

  • Blood in the urine (hematuria – blood that can be seen, as opposed to microscopic which is unseen)
  • Painful urination
  • Frequent urination or straining to urinate
  • Genital licking
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Urinary tract obstruction
  • Urine spraying
  • Passing urine in unusual places