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CROSS CONTAMINATION

Cross-contamination is something i'm often asked about from new breeders - below are some things to beware of if you have to isolate one of your cats or kittens in your home:

Sweeping brushes are a major cause of cross contamination - do NOT use the same sweeping brush, brush and pan with your other cats and kittens that you use for a cat or kitten in isolation.

Litter tray and poop scoops - do NOT use the same poop scoop for your other cats and kittens that you use for a cat or kitten in isolation.

Even when using gloves - make sure you clean your hands or gloves thoroughly between contact from your other cats and kittens and your cat or kitten in isolation.

When cuddling your cat or kitten in isolation, remember that your clothes will have whatever germs or virus on them after contact with your cat or kitten that is in isolation.

Any wet food, dry food, water, or litter not used by your cat or kitten in isolation must be wrapped and thrown away - making sure that your other cats or kittens cannot touch or snip it.

IT IS ESSENTIAL that dirty litter is kept away from other cats and kittens - when cleaning out your cats and kittens do NOT allow them to play with sweeping brushes as this is a major cause of cross contamination!

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