Health and General Care Policies
My main concern in caring for my cats is that they are never put at risk because of their dependence on me for their food and general care.
Although I have sometimes made a decision based on what I want (such as whether or not to put a very dear cat to sleep) I have learned from the aftermath of regrets and guilt that I can only bear this if I put them first.
I try to feed them the best possible diet, using natural foods without additives or unnecessary chemicals, particularly avoiding chemical preservatives. I use a range of natural remedies (herbal and homeopathic) for minor ailments and chronic conditions so that if an antibiotic becomes necessary it can be as effective as it should be.
I aim to breed only healthy and long-lived cats. I will never sacrifice the health of my breeds in order to try and get a cat who wins prizes. That practice has caused dreadful health problems in dogs and cats, yet many breeders are still more concerned with winning a prize (which was not won by them, but by their pet anyway) than with the suffering that can be caused by trying to please show judges.