|He is actually my reason for being against breeding (not good breeders, just stupid people). I never gave the breeding problem any thought at all (since I actually didn't like cats before I got Zorro) but I started to realize after a while that as much as I love him, he should never have been born. I am completely against people not spaying/neutering their animals now, because I don't want another Zorro coming into this world. Not only is it a hard, sometimes painful life for him, but its been emotionally tramatizing for me to have to sit there and watch everything happen to him and know that eventually, I'm going to have to make the decision to put him down. I don't want anyone to ever do through something like this. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
I know, I found here, there are a lot of good breeders, but IRL I haven’t met one, some are my good friends and I hate to think of them as poor breeders, but if its not the money they are after it’s the type and they will do anything to get it. And when people just let them get pregnate with out homes lined up, that is poor too. Or can’t spay, poor.. Like my roommate has cats and she has only tested one cat to see if it was healthy, but I think they all should be tested regularly. And one male she has is sick, and I keep seeing in my head what happened to my girl is what is happening to her boy.
The one purebred I ever got died at 5 years old. I was refunded, but what I went through had me thinking all breeders are bad. And at first she refused to refund me. Said the cat did not get this from her cattery, but I know it did because I tested her the moment I brought her home for EVERYTHING. Cost me lots of money too. I got her from the US, but I will not state her name that would be rude. She just kept falling apart as your cat is. I fed her the best food and tried to cure her the holistic way, but at 5 years the vet and my family told me it is time to let her go, she is in pain. My mother called the breeder and was quite angry.
And my other cat who is half purebred is not sick, but she is not healthy either. She is 4 now and she is always itchy, and has cat acne. Gets eye infections regularly. Bloated. Joint pain. And always visiting the vet. And very moody, and I don’t blame her. She has FIP and was spayed when I first got her, which made her more happy, but I also see her age fast. she has a weak immune system and I was told by the vet that one day her organs will fail. but she may live a good healthy life before it attacks her. I think she was born with this, but I got her from a breeder friend who can’t even tell me who the parents are. So I don’t know how much inbreeding she has had or what. So I know how you feel, but I don’t know how to stop bad breeders, other than reporting them for sick living conditions. But I have tried and tried to talk to them, and nothing works they SWEAR their cats are healthy and great. Oi. They can just be blind. So now I will not accept cheep purebreds and I will not accept them without all information. And sometimes I wonder how easy it would be to give false info to the buyer.