Start with the International cat care website (www.icatcare.org) and look up hereditary diseases or disorders and see which apply to which breeds. Note these down. This is important when you choose which breed. If you are the UK, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (www.gccfcats.org)has really good details on how to choose a good breeder and their breeders follow a code of conduct (www.gccfcats.org/About-GCCF/Breeder-Scheme. )
In addition do the following:
VISITING YOUR KITTEN.
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