We recommend to potential owners of white
kittens ~ ensure that the kitten is BAER tested prior to purchase; along with
it's white parent (who should be Fully Hearing in Both ears)
**A deaf kitten will make a wonderful indoor pet, but you need
to know that it is in fact deaf**
Not all breeders of white cats BAER Test
We feel that this is the most responsible way to ensure
whether a white cat is Bi-laterally (fully) hearing, Bi-laterally deaf, or even
Unilaterally deaf (meaning it can only hear in one ear)
***This is the only way to be 100% sure***
A standard vet test is not enough to
determine hearing status!!
...especially in the case of Unilaterally deaf cats, as these
will appear to have "normal" hearing ~ when they are in fact hearing-impaired.
Breeding from Bi-laterally or Unilaterally
We will not breed from a hearing-impaired or deaf cat!
Neither will we allow a Bi-laterally or Unilaterally Deaf kitten
be used for breeding.
BAER testing centres in England:
Please help us keep this page up to date, if you find the
links don't work or you find any new places that offer BAER Testing, then please
contact us on our Contacts page. Many thanks.
Derby, East Midlands
Tel : 01332 345191
be the centre we use :)
Cranmore Veterinary Centre/ Chester Gates Referral
Chester Gates, Chester
Tel : 01244 853 823
Tel : 01638 751000
Seadown Veterinary Group
Tel : 023 80842237
BAER testing information:
List of BAER testing centres