13 March 2019

How To Take Care of a Somali Cat

The Somali cat, which is a combination of an Abyssinian cat and a long-haired cat, is a fun and active cat that is sometimes called a "little fox" due to its fox-like ...

the Somali cat which is a combination of

an Abyssinian cat and a long-haired cat is a fun and active cat that is sometimes called a little fox due to its fox-like looks this inquisitive cat has a beautiful long coat which requires some maintenance and care additionally the cat requires regular veterinary care a good diet and attention and love from its family if you have a Somali cat keeping it groomed healthy and happy will be worth the work as it is a wonderful addition to any cat loving family one rush your cat every few days the somalis long fur and dense undercoat requires frequent brushing to keep it clean and tangle free while you don't have to brush it every single day brushing the cat every other day will minimize the chance of tangles developing use a long tooth metal comb or a fine tooth brush to brush your cat these can get to the cat's dense undercoat removing fur that would otherwise end up matting or getting on your furniture or around your home use a long tooth metal comb or a fine tooth brush to brush your cat these can get to the cat's dense undercoat removing fur that would otherwise end up

matting or getting on your furniture or around your home trim your cat's nails it is important that you trim your cat's nails on a regular basis to trim your cat's nails take one of the cat's paws in one hand and the nail clippers either the ones made for pets or ones made for humans in the other hand clip off only the tip of the nails as cutting the nails back too far increases the risk of hitting the quick the vein inside the nail to keeping your cat's nails trimmed minimizes the risk of them scratching up your furniture but it also minimizes the chance of them snagging a nail and injuring their paws if you can only get to a few nails at a time don't worry about it gradually work on clipping the cat's nails a few at a time until they have all been clipped keeping your cat's nails trimmed minimizes the risk of them scratching up your furniture but it also minimizes the chance of them snagging a nail and injuring their paws if you can only get to a few nails at a time don't worry about it gradually work on clipping the cat's nails a few at a time until they have all been clipped inspect and clean your cat's ears

inspect your cat's ears weekly and look for redness or dirt and grime if you find that your cat's ears are dirty or irritated clean them with a soft cotton rag and a cleaner that is approved for cleaning cat's ears three cleaners made for cleaning cat ears can be found at most pet supply stores be sure to follow the directions on the packaging when using this type of product if you are unsure what product to use discuss it with your veterinarian they may be able to suggest a product that they like and they may even carry it in their office cleaners made for cleaning cat ears can be found at most pet supply stores be sure to follow the directions on the packaging when using this type of product if you are unsure what product to use discuss it with your veterinarian they may be able to suggest a product that they like and they may even carry it in their office feed your cat high-quality food in order to keep your cat healthy you need to feed in a high quality food that mainly consists of animal tissue cats are carnivores so eating things other than animals is not good for a cat look at the labels of all potential cat foods

and make sure that at least the first few ingredients are some type of animal or animal by-product also make sure that they are certified as safe by looking for a certification stamp on the packaging such as AAA FCO certification stamp in the United States for if you are having a hard time figuring out what food to feed your cat discuss your options with your veterinarian they may have some suggestions what will take your cat specific dietary needs into consideration remember that along with quality food your cat needs constant access to water as well treats should be given sparingly to your cat they are best given when training a cat and even then you should only give your cat a few if you are having a hard time figuring out what food to feed your cat discuss your options with your veterinarian they may have some suggestions what will take your cat specific dietary needs into consideration remember that along with quality food your cat needs constant access to water as well treats should be given sparingly to your cat

they are best given when training a cat and even then you should only give your cat a few clean your cat's teeth Somali cats are prone to periodontal disease so you need to care for their teeth by brushing them regularly use a pet toothbrush and a toothpaste that is approved for use on cats these products are usually available at any large pet supply store additionally you should schedule occasional teeth cleanings with your vet for a for complete dental treatment 5 brushing a cat's teeth can be difficult it can take a long time for a cat to accept this activity if you are raising a kitten start brushing its teeth early so that as the cat grows up it is used to getting its teeth brushed brushing a cat's teeth can be difficult it can take a long time for a cat to accept this activity if you are raising a kitten start brushing its teeth early so that as the cat grows up it is used to getting its teeth brushed take your cat to the veterinarian regularly every cat needs and deserves quality veterinary care that includes an annual exam and treatment for injuries and illnesses be sure to take your

Somali cat in for its annual exam so that the veterinarian can assess your cat's general health and so that they can give it preventative treatments such as vaccines since there are some genetic health issues that a Somali cat can inherit make sure your vet checks for these they include pyruvate kinase deficiency an enzyme deficiency that can lead to anemia renal amyloidosis a kidney disease myasthenia gravis a neuromuscular condition and retinal atrophy a progressive eye disease that can lead to blindness six since there are some genetic health issues that a Somali cat can inherit make sure your vet checks for these they include pyruvate kinase deficiency an enzyme deficiency that can lead to anemia renal amyloidosis a kidney disease myasthenia gravis a neuromuscular condition and retinal atrophy a progressive eye disease that can lead to blindness six get the cat spayed or neutered in order to limit pet overpopulation and to keep your cat healthy it is important to get it fixed for female cat desexing your cat can reduce their chance of developing mammary cancer later in life for male cats the sexing limits the

chances of spraying and of developing reproductive system cancers 7 talk to your vet about when the procedure should be done it is usually done when the cat is between 3 to 6 months old talk to your vet about when the procedure should be done it is usually done when the cat is between 3 to 6 months old clean the cat's litter box regularly in order to keep your cat happy you will need to give it a clean and accessible place to go to the bathroom place the litter box in a location that the cat can easily get to and give it a scoop daily replace the litter completely every week or two depending on how dirty it gets 8 use a type of litter box and litter that the cat likes if the cat is refusing to use its litter box try replacing the type of litter you are using first if that doesn't work get a box that is shaped differently some experts suggest having one more litter box than you have cats this means that if you only have one cat try to keep two litter boxes spread them out across rooms and levels of your home so that your cat has a place nearby whenever they need to relive themselves use a

type of litter box and litter that the cat likes if the cat is refusing to use its litter box try replacing the type of litter you are using first if that doesn't work get a box that is shaped differently some experts suggest having one more litter box than you have cats this means that if you only have one cat try to keep two litter boxes spread them out across rooms and levels of your home so that your cat has a place nearby whenever they need to relive themselves spend time with your cat Somali cats are very intelligent and affectionate cats which means that they love spending quality time with their people try training your Somali to fetch its toys to open boxes or doors are just to leave after a string you flick around in front of it for playtime whatever you do your Somali will be happy about the stimulating time spent with you 9 these cats should not be left alone for long periods of time every day if you do you are likely to come home to open cupboards and other doors this is a sign that your cat may be bored these cats should not be left alone for long periods of time every day if you do you are likely to come home to open

cupboards and other doors this is a sign that your cat may be bored provide stimulating toys and equipment Somali cats are generally very intelligent and they love to investigate their surroundings to try and dissuade them from getting into cupboards and opening doors it's a good idea to give these cats lots of interactive toys to play with this could include puzzle toys cat trees balls and toy mice tin don't forget to give your cat a scratching post or pad as well allowing your cat to focus its scratching on one of these rather than your furniture is important for your relationship with your cat cats also enjoy climbing and perching to provide them with some vertical space pick up a tall cat tree or some cat shelves from your local pet store don't forget to give your cat a scratching post or pad as well allowing your cat to focus its scratching on one of these rather than your furniture is important for your relationship with your cat cats also enjoy climbing and perching so provide them with some vertical space pick up a tall cat tree or some cat shelves from your local pet store