My Abyssinian and Ocicats are tested for FIV & FeLV and PCR tested for Upper Respiratory Infections from time to time to ensure negative status. All of our breeding Abyssinians are DNA tested for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Pk-def) and are negative. Pk-def is a hereditary form of anaemia in Abyssinians & Somalis. The abys behind my ocicats are pk-def negative.
My Abyssinian and Ocicats are tested for Tritrichomonas foetus (TF). Tritrichomonas foetus is a parasite that causes diarrhoea in cats. I breed from negative adult cats so that I know that no kitten leaves here with Tritrichomonas foetus.
It is very important to me that I am breeding from the healthiest possible adult cats.
Our Ocicats come from lines that have been heart scanned for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).
While it costs a lot of money for testing, any good ethical breeder should be testing for things within their breed/s to ensure they are selling healthy problem free kittens as pets.