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All you need to know about British cats: care and feeding

All you need to know about British cats: care and feeding




Cat breeders value the British for their calm nature and balance, complemented by a luxurious appearance and self-confidence. British cats will easily settle in a small apartment alone with the owner and at the same time will be happy for a large and loud family with children. Calmness, intelligence and ostentation - the British breed of cats fully corresponds to the impeccable reputation of the Englishman.

The origin of the breed takes us back to the days of the Roman Empire, when the first ancestors of modern British cats arrived on British soil in ships with legionnaires. And the selection process was already carried out directly by the British in the late nineteenth century. Harrison Weyer played a major role in the breeding of this breed.

The ancestors of the British survived the harsh climate, but today the British - quite a pet. They love tidiness and care. In relations with the owner it is an equal and harmonious friendship.


How to understand that you are British? It is a fat but not big cat, similar to a plush toy. Cute bear cubs have round cheeks, small ears and a flattened nose. Dignity and reason shine in the big eyes.

Features of British cats and pride - their dense fur. It is really plush to the touch and it is difficult to stop and stop petting such a cat. Breeds come with long and short hair, and the difference is only in the coat, all other data are the same.

If you know everything about British cats, then you can choose the color you like:

    gray-blue (the skin is blue and the coat is gray),
    chocolate,
    white,
    black,
    chinchillas,
    cameo,
    all kinds of tabbies,
    bicolor (when the main color is combined with white),
    Siamese.


The nature of the British breed: which owner is right?


The popularity of the British in his gentleness. These are smart pets who have thousands of needs, special care and nutrition procedures. At first glance, these are restrained cats, but they show sincere love and devotion to the owner. They value the time and attention given to them. And respond with even greater reciprocity. However, they are not required to be worn all day.

If you've often heard stories of vindictive cats ruining things and furniture, if they didn't like something, it's not about the British. If you have a British cat, her character will be calm, like a real aristocrat. The British love games, but do not drive around the apartment headlong. They love their man, but do not suffer from long loneliness while he is at work or going on business. British cats do not choose the "leader of the pack" in the person of an individual family member, they consider the family as a whole as their pack.

As for the expression of love - the British are easy to get in touch with and approach the owner to be stroked and dove. However, they will not sit on your lap all day. Such cats need personal space and solitude as well as communication. Therefore, not intrusive. And do not like too much attention and kissing.

If you already have a friendly cat, you can safely bring a British cat into the house. The British get along easily with other animals, if they do not have aggression and with the right acquaintance.
Beautiful British fur is the responsibility of the owner

A luxurious British fur coat needs regular combing - British cats' fur is taken care of every day. Cats have a period of molting, so at this time you should switch to food for the British, which contains special tools for removing hair from the stomach. After all, a cat constantly adjusts itself in its own way and licks long hair. The cat can be groomed by a groomer, but you will not get rid of the obligation to comb.
British kittens: what care to choose?

Hygiene and care for British kittens sound easy: clean the ears and eyes. It is important to monitor the cleanliness of the eyes and wipe the "tears", which can be formed in increased quantities. For ears we moisten cotton wool (it is possible a cotton wool disk) and we wipe. Bathing procedures for the British - rather a rare ritual. However, if the baby is very dirty, it can be bought. It is important that water does not get into his ears.



Every two or three weeks, you should trim the transparent part of the claws. It is recommended to buy a special nail clipper. Check your pet's teeth regularly - preferably during a visit to the vet, as you may need to remove tartar.

It is important for the baby that the tray is cleaned in time, otherwise he will pass by and leave a "reminder" of himself near the tray. Vaccinations can be given to kittens from the age of three months, so it is worth planning a visit to the vet at this time. Also do not forget about the removal of external parasites and worms. This applies to those pets who live exclusively in the apartment and do not go for walks on the street. This procedure is performed every three to four months. How to feed a British kitten? It is best to choose a specialized food with vitamins and supplements for active growth and development of the baby.