Tiberius Cats
The purr-fect Siberian

Your Decision Guide

Have You Decided to Own a Cat?

Cats have been known to live upward of 15 years.  This animal becomes an integral part of your family, an individual member who will depend on you throughout their life for shelter, food, and attention. While kittens are indisputably cute and adorable, they grow up and demand a long term financial commitment. 

A pedigreed cat can be very expensive to acquire as well as deliver to your location.  Altering your pet (spay/neuter)  can cost between $200-500 depending on the sex of the animal and your location.  Annual health care will require vaccinations that can cost $200-300/visit.  Then there is the unexpected veterinary expense.  Premium high quality food, litter, toys all add up as well. 

Regular professional grooming along with premium raw food are all very expensive and add up over time.

Can you financially afford a cat in your current living situation?

Why a "Pure Bred" Cat?

A "pure bred" or pedigreed kitten is the best representation of the breed, whether it is a pet kitten or a show kitten.

Our babies are bred from known parentage/lineage, which conforms to a defined standard look of the breed, thus serving as an ambassador in both, looks and personality.  The standard of the Siberian breed can be found at CFA (http://www.cfainc.org/Breeds/BreedsSthruT/Siberian.aspx), or TICA (http://www.tica.org/en/cat-breeds/item/269-siberian-introduction)

Temperament is predictable with a pedigreed kitten.  Responsible breeders also look to eliminate genetic health issues and will guarantee their kittens for a period of time post purchase. 

Premium Quality Nutrition For Your New Companion

Tiberius Cat kittens are weaned on and trained to eat premium quality raw food in an effort to provide softness of the coat, improved behavior, and improved growth and boning as some of the visible benefits.  

On a regular basis we hear that cats are obligate carnivores.  Obligate means necessary for survival.  Your new feline companion needs meat to survive.  Not peas, not corn but meat.  Felines have trouble digesting carbohydrates and if you want excellent health and longevity for your feline...feed it what nature intended it.  

We encourage every kitty parent to use raw food.  Whether you prefer to grind it yourself or whether you thaw and feed, beef and poultry products which are uncooked will keep your feline in optimal condition.

Raw feeding may seem like a challenge, yet there are stress free, ready made options for busy professionals such as you and I.  Raw meats we utilize contain taurine..which is important for heart health and calcium from ground bone.  For raw, we utilize Blue Ridge Beef sourced locally in Virginia from Bestofbreedllc.com.  This brand provides unadulterated, preground and prefrozen meat which is designed for use with felines.

There are terrific supplements available on the market, yet it seems a challenge to find one that will fulfill the nutritional need as well as the desire to consume.  One great product we recommend is the VetriScience line of vitamins and supplements for cats.  Kitty Bloom vm9000+3 is another supplement which meets all of the kittens nutritional requirements.  

Not only can this be used as a supplement for regular and raw feeing, some formulas are designed to maintain joint and cardiac health.  If you are interested in purchasing this line of vitamins and supplements, please let us know and we will advise you on products that may help target areas of concern.

While food companies claim that they are grain free, the food may not be low in carbohydrate content.  Peas, carrots, corn, potato, sweet potato and tapioca flour all increase the content of carbohydrate in the food which can lead to obesity, diabetes and subsequent organ failure.  As with diabetic humans, cats also suffer from diabetes and kidney failure.  As foods can be reformulated from time to time, we encourage for you to research and inquire as to the content of the food and avoid corn, wheat, soy (plant protein) and gluten based diets as they will cause loose stools as well as urolyths in cats.  For a list of corn based or higher carb diets we have found unacceptable for use, please feel free to contact us.  

If you are feeding your existinng feline dry kibble, our preference is food that has had few or self imposed recalls and has pro and prebiotics in the list of ingredients, as well as in the guaranteed analysis.  While the 'Ingredient List' provides the contents of a recipe, 'Guaranteed Analysis' provides a guarantee that the ingredient listed is actually present in the food, at the time the bag or can is opened for serving. This is why we would like to discuss nutrition with you and provide you the best possible options for your new companion.  Look for foods that are low in carb content, low in fat and higher in protein.  Solid and canned foods have been known to cause diabetes, glaucoma, obesity, urolyths, kidney failure to mention a few diseases which are totally avoidable.  Many of these disorders can be expensive to treat and can be managed by providing the correct nutrition.

Resources for your reading pleasure:

For further research, please feel free to read an article on Feline Diabetes by Lisa A Pierson, DVM.  She provides further education with respect to Prescription/Therapeutic diets (which incidentally contain no prescriptives).

To compare foods prescribed for diabetic felines: https://www.youngagainpetfood.com/assets/diabetic-cat-food-comparison-chart.pdf

To compare foods that are prescribed to treat UTI in felines: https://www.youngagainpetfood.com/assets/urinary-cat-food-comparison.pdf

To compare prescription formulas: https://www.youngagainpetfood.com/assets/yacfc-rx-diet-chart.pdf

To compare weight loss formulas: https://www.youngagainpetfood.com/assets/weight-loss-cat-food-comparison.pdf

Food for thought.  Having made an investment in your new companion, why feed less than optimal food choices?  Do a gut check.  Would you rather eat canned fruit or fresh?  The same applies to canned and dry kibble food for cats.  There are preservatives, minerals and carbohydrates which can prove to be unhealthy for your new feline companion.  

If you are interested in learning more about proper feline nutrition, please contact us.  We are happy to discuss how to best support your new feline companion.  Also, please inquire about purchase as we are a co-op for raw food as well, servicing southern and eastern Maryland.  

The foundation of a healthy pet is the proper nutrition.


How to Obtain a Tiberius Kitten?

As Tiberius Cats is a small, responsible, boutique breeder, we plan our litters and availability can be limited.  Patience is a virtue and the wait for the purr-fect kitten is very worth while. 

Please complete the Inquiry Form in order to be added to the queue.  We may plan additional litters based on demand.  Tiberius Cats screens potential owners and reserves the right to refuse adoption, so please provide as much information as possible about our kitten's potential future home.

Tiberius Cats is here for you and your new kitten, throughout the selection process and well into the life of your new addition.

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