Care of the Himalayan cat
Animal file: Himalayo
El Himalayan cat In its origin it was a cross between Persian cat and Siamese. In Europe it is considered a variety of Persian cat. In the United States, it is considered a race of its own.
Due to its long hair and its morphology, the Himalayan cat needs specific care so that the cat retains its natural beauty and splendor. If you have one or are thinking of adopting, you have to know what they are.
In this article we will advise you on the care of the Himalayan cat, always in relation to its characteristics:
Basic beauty care
Its dense, smooth and long coat requires a scrupulous brushing. The ideal frequency of brushing would be three times weekly. However, the optimum is a slight brushing daily of just five minutes, which eliminates two problems at the root:
- The first problem that you avoid that knots are produced in your hair, which you should then cut out.
- The second problem, and the most important, is that in this way you minimize the intake of hair when the cat licks to groom itself. This way you avoid the annoying stomach hairballs that your cat regurgitates with great fatigue.
If you have problems with the intake of hair balls, I recommend you read our article on cat malt, a natural product that helps eliminate them easily.
The Himalayan cat requires a strict care of his precious blue eyes. With a tiny cotton swab you should clean them with a themed tea of chamomile. Do it whenever you want to do a thorough cleaning.
Then dry them well with a piece of sterile gauze. For a daily cleaning you can use saline, proceeding in the same way as before.
Problems in the digestive system
If your Himalayan cat is suffering from digestive problems as a result of the annoying trichobezoars (hair balls in the digestive system), you can administer a solution of paraffin oil to expel them if you do not have malt.
If you notice a widespread malaise take him to the vet, because it is a minor problem that if not controlled can become serious. Once the problem is solved, the brushing of your Himalayan cat is careful so that there is no dead hair on its mantle and the event is repeated.
The Himalayan cat must to bathe when it is dirty, but taking special care to dry your hair thoroughly. A dryer as quiet as possible and without exceeding the drying temperature will be an effective tool for the beauty and health of the cat.
If your cat seems to detest water you can also use dry wipes or shampoos. It is very important that you pay attention to an exhaustive care of the mantle.
It is very convenient that cyclically A professional trim the hair of this breed of cats. Do not try to do it yourself without having prior knowledge since you can really have an incident with the animal. Watch the stylist how he does it before putting it into practice.
At the same time as the eyes, we should also be attentive to the hygiene of your ears and teeth. Use a sterile gauze for the ears and carefully insert it monthly, in this way you will remove the remains of wax that remain. As for the teeth, you will find in the market a wide variety of products, it recommends the use of toothpaste.
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The annual visit to your veterinarian is required. He will provide you with the relevant vaccines and will control some frequent pathologies in this breed. It is obvious that if your cat suffers some problem it is necessary to go to the veterinarian with the precise frequency.
The most frequent pathologies are:
- facial alterations
- ophthalmologic alterations
- mandibular alterations.
It is true that this feline breed is harder to maintain than others, but it is worth it to enjoy a pet friendly, quiet and sociable. Also a common trait with Siamese cats is their enormous patience with children and their adaptation to other pets that live with the family.
Products specific to the breed
In the market, and especially in places of feline aesthetics, you will find Concrete products for the Himalayan cat: shampoos and conditioners for example. Its use is recommended.
Do not neglect the other basic needs of the cat such as scrapers, a comfortable bed, combs for long-haired cats or toys among others. The dewormers will be required if the animal is traveling outside.
It is also important to highlight that a alimentación premium It will help and contribute to the cat having a surprising physical aspect as well as a feeling of general well-being.
The details together will improve the quality of life of our feline. Always offer what you can afford but always trying to make it of good quality.
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