Welcome to Koratonk
Welcome to Klahz Cattery, an ACFA ,CCAandCFA registered cattery, located in the rustic beauty of North Western Ontario’s Sunset Country. Here at Klahz, we lovingly share our home with two breeds of pet quality and show potential kittens, making some available to carefully selected homes on occasion. We breed Korats and Tonkinese, which are both short-haired cats, from oriental origins, albeit with very different personalities and looks.
We are affiliated with three major associations, as we mentioned above, but also with other catteries, breeders and clubs, so even if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we might be able to help you find it! Also, if you are interested in purchasing a cat, you will definitely want to check out the kitten page, to see who is currently available and our contract/sales agreement so you know what you’re getting into. Remember, the kittens are cute, but owning an animal is a lifetime proposition (at least for the animal’s lifetime…).
Having a cat is a wonderful experience! So, if you do like the ones you see, contact us and we will be happy to find one of ours that suits you. Feel free to follow all the links on the page and download any pictures or text that you like. If you have any questions that the page doesn’t answer, just e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you’re an animal lover, leaving your pet in the care of others can be stressful for both you and your pet. You may feel like no one will be able to take care of your furry friends as well as you, and maybe reluctant to ever leave town without them. So, what can you do to find the best pet care provider possible?
Start by asking friends, neighbors and co-workers who they use to take care of their pets. You can also ask for recommendations from veterinary clinics, pet supply stores and pet groomers.
Once you have some names, call each pet care person on your list and be ready to ask lots of questions. A good pet sitter should be willing to take as much time as needed to answer all of your questions.
Here are some questions to ask:
- Why did you decide to become a pet sitter?
- How long have you been taking care of pets? If the person owns a pet-sitting business, ask them how long they’ve been in business.
- What types of pets do you have experience caring for?
- Do you have pets of your own?
- Are you insured?
- Are you bonded?
- How long do you spend at each pet’s home when you visit?
- What is your policy if a pet becomes sick or has an accident while in your care?
- Do you know Pet CPR?
- Do you give pet medications?
- Do you leave a “pet log” of your visits or do you email regular updates about the pet?
- Will you return my calls in a timely manner if I call to check on my pet?
- Will you be the only person taking care of my pet while I’m gone?
- Do you have a backup I can meet if you’re called out of town for a personal emergency while my pet is in your care?
- Can you give me the names of 3 of your clients so I can check your references?
The answers to these questions will give you a good start in determining if this pet care provider is right for you and your pet. Be sure to ask any additional questions that are important to you in deciding on the best pet sitter.
The next step is to call all of the references that each pet care person provides. You should ask each reference what type of pets they have and how long the pet sitter in question has been taking care of their pet. Next, ask them if they have ever had any concerns about the level of care given to their pets. Another question to ask would be what they like best about the pet sitter.
Once you have decided on a pet care provider, the final step is to meet them. Here are some things to observe about the pet sitter who comes to your home:
- Are they prompt and do they call you if they’re running late?&
- Do your pets seem to like them? Pets, as well as children, are very intuitive about the people they meet.
- Does the pet care provider seem comfortable and friendly around your pet?
- Does the meeting seem rushed, or does the pet sitter stay to answer all of your questions, and to really understand your pet’s routine?
Finding a good pet care provider for your pet can take a lot of research and time. But, all of your preparation should pay off when you feel that your furry friend is in good hands while you are gone.
Caring for your canine can be expensive, especially if you buy the designer products that are less about value than novelty. Each year, owners spend billions of dollars on things that can cause a monthly budget to buckle. Experts suggest that the current economy has led many owners to simply abandon their dogs due to the high cost of providing for their care.
The good news is that there are several steps you can take that will lower your long-term dog care expenses. We’ll share five of them with you in this article. These steps are preventative; by taking action on them today, you’ll reduce the likelihood of expensive veterinary bills in the future.
#1 – Select Appropriate Vaccinations
As an owner, you’re required by law to have your pooch vaccinated with certain vaccines. But that program is broad and meant to cover all breeds. If your canine is susceptible to specific infections or diseases, your veterinarian should design a program that addresses his exposure. Otherwise, you could presumably follow the vaccinations required by law and still watch your pooch become sick.
#2 – Enroll Into Professional Training Classes
The value of professional dog training cannot be overstated. Most owners consider classes in the context of reinforcing certain behaviors while discouraging others. The training can also help your pooch stay calm when he is exposed to other pets and owners. He’ll be more inclined to respond to your voice whenever you call for him or issue a command. If you’re outside together, that responsiveness can protect him from running out into traffic or confronting another animal.
#3 – Watch For Signs Of Illness
You should be aware of any warning signs that suggest your canine may be sick or injured. For example, if he exhibits a mild limp, that may imply he’s experiencing the early stages of arthritis. A persistent rubbing of the eyes might suggest the onset of glaucoma. Diseases and illnesses can evolve rapidly in dogs. Unless they’re identified and addressed quickly, they might lead to long-term disability.
#4 – Schedule Regular Veterinary Appointments
You should have your pet’s veterinarian perform a routine examination at least once a year. This is the best way to identify health problems early. The earlier such problems are detected, the earlier the vet can design a treatment program to resolve them.
Regular visits are also useful for making sure your pooch receives periodic dental checkups, deworming treatments, and flea and tick medicine. You might initially think these routine visits are expensive, but the alternative – allowing your canine to become sick – is far more costly.
#5 – Provide High-Quality Dog Food
Many of the dog food brands you’ll find in grocery stores contain filler. This filler is included in order to give the product bulk. It’s digestible, but contains very little nutritional value.
By contrast, high-quality commercial brands are formulated for specific ages. They offer a blend of nutrients and vitamins that are designed to accommodate your canine’s activity level. He’ll enjoy more energy and better health over the long run.
One quick note regarding food: avoid serving portions that are too large. Dogs will normally eat anything you put in front of them (assuming they like the food). The problem is, unless your pooch is extremely active, overeating will lead to obesity. That, in turn, will cause health and joint problems.
A healthy canine is a happy one. And a happy canine makes a much more pleasant companion. Use the suggestions above to ensure the long-term health of your pooch. Taking action on these suggestions may require a larger investment upfront, but you’ll enjoy greater savings over the lifetime of your dog.
It would be a really comforting experience to see your pet come running to you, as soon as you enter the threshold of your house. A thought may arise in your mind – how loyal is my cat to me!! Does your cat feel the same for you? Once you have adopted a pet, you have rather adopted a bunch of responsibilities. These innocent creatures are not like the toys you have at home, which are just meant to play with. Animals are living entities and you need to consider them so. Even they desire love, care, shelter, food and many other physiological needs. So, make it your duty to take proper care of your innocent pet and consider it as your family member. Some guidelines to care your cat are provided below.
Adoption: Adopting a cat doesn’t mean heading in to a pet store and bringing one back home. Do prior research on the cat breeds that are available and their needs regarding food, shelter, grooming, medical care, etc. The cost of caring your pet may be directly influenced with the breed that you have with you. Therefore, make a smart choice and select a cat that your budget allows you. Generally, there are two types of cats – indoor and outdoor. Indoor cats would love to stay at home while the outdoor cats may ask you to take them out of house.
Food: When talking about feeding your cat, it is not a big deal, as you can feed your cat either with “home food” or cat food available in the market. Feeding it with cat food is considered as best for the reason that they are scientifically formulated and helps to keep your cat healthy. On the other hand, if you are feeding them with “home food”, you may require supplying them with additional nutrient supplements too.
Regular Grooming: If you want to keep your animal healthy, proper grooming is essential. It also helps you to maintain a proper hygienic environment at your home. All cats require grooming. However, the frequency at which you need to groom them depends on the breed that you have or clearly speaking, the length of hairs that they have. Cats are considered as clean animals and you do not need to bathe them, unless something unpleasant gets sprayed or poured on them. Use soft shampoo to bathe your cat and make sure to rinse off properly so that no chemicals remain on their body.
Training: Cats do not require much of training. However, telling them what to do and what not to do will obviously make your relation more enjoyable. The major issue that all cat owners complain of is the destructive behavior that it shows when it is bored. Try being human at such instances and provide them with daily play sessions as well as relaxing massage. This will keep them relaxed. Avoid any punishment. Prefer to provide them with accommodation rather than restricting them. Direct approaches to make them act the way you want may not work as they are animals. If you notice any abnormal behavior in your kitty, just consult the veterinarian about it. Avoid strict training processes as it may hamper the relationship between you and your cat. Rewards are the most effective way of training your cat.
If you follow the tips to care a cat provided above, you will surely be able to keep your cat healthy and happy.