FEEDING YOUR KITTEN
1. Feed your kitten a healthy food. Feeding your British Shorthair cat can be a tough job because of the many nutritional needs that must be followed to ensure great health for your pet. However, we have laid out all a great pet owner needs to know when it comes to feeding your British Shorthair in a way that satisfies and nourishes.
2. How Much protein. Your British Shorthairwill need a lot of protein. Even though British Shorthair may look small and delicate, they certainly love to eat, and protein will keep them feeling fuller longer. Therefore, you will want to make sure they’ve got plenty of it nearby to enjoy. A lot of owners follow what’s known as a BARF diet, and this means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. Great proteins you can use will be raw chicken or rabbit, raw liver and heart, raw fish, and more. Natural foods found at reputable pet shops and online retailers are also great too. After all, big cats and even stray cats prefer most of their meals to be protein and your British Shorthair is no different. Be sure that you think of other factors that might make your cat especially hungry, such as:
3. what to stay away from.n our research to know the best way to feed your British Shorthair cat, we have found what should NOT be present in their diets. This is a very difficult question to answer, as many of us are not veterinarians or animal specialists and therefore do not know if an ingredient that looks weird and is hard to pronounce is actually a good thing for our cat. Sadly, a lot of what one would find in an ordinary bag of dry cat food is not there to provide good health and long life for the cat, but to make a quick dollar for the pet food company. Certainly, not all the ingredients are there to harm your British Shorthair, but there are some you should stay far away from so that your pet is safe.
4. Other foods to avoid. As a cat owner, you may have items in your house that are benign to you but can cause harm if left in the way of a cat. Be sure that if you have the following items, you dispose of them or keep them away from where cats play and live so that your pet stays in good health. Some of these are fatal to cats if ingested.Onions Garlic Raisins Grapes Chocolate Tea Coffee
EXERCISING AND TRAINING YOUR CAT
This breed is highly intelligent and will pick up tricks quite easily. Start with regular potty-training sessions. Usually, when you buy a kitten from your local breeder, he will have trained the pet on few important things but it is always best to start from scratch in order to ensure your pet has learnt the basics. British Shorthair cats are extremely playful and will invest all their ideas in order to draw your attention; so you need not dedicate separate hours to take your pet out for a quick exercise. In fact, if you are mostly confined to your couch, then get ready to receive a little exercise yourself! You could try letting your pet play with squeaky toys or treat-dispatching toys to keep them motivated. Research on many other cat training and exercising methods to help your pet get its essential fitness shot each day.
KEEPING YOUR KITTY HEALTHY AND SAFE
When compared to other regular cats, British Shorthair cats are healthier; but there are a few breed-specific health problems that you need to look out for.
2. Skin Problems All regular cats have a hair coat and have all the essential body oil intact. Since British Shorthair cats are hairless, there is no known way to keeps the oil on the skin balance. This could to various skin problems including rashes. Hence, this breed requires a regular bathing routine.
3. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. his is the most commonly diagnosed health issue associated with the cats and the British Shorthair cats are no exception to it. The cat’s heart becomes weak in this disease owing to its muscular wall thickening. Although HCM has no cure till date, personalized treatment by a specialized vet can help retain your pet’s health.
4. Digestive and Gastro Disorders . Gastrointestinal problem in the British Shorthair cats can stop the proper absorption of food, that can, in turn, cause pain and other problems to your pet. If you notice your pet vomiting and feeling weak, then rush him to a vet to get him treated. Proper food and regular exercise can help keep your pet fit and healthy.
GROOMING YOUR KITTEN
Cats are generally very clean pets and groom themselves. But some cats may not be able to adequately groom themselves, such as when they have fleas or very long fur. But by maintaining your cat’s coat and caring for her other hygiene needs such as clipping her claws, you can keep your cat groomed.
Please note: The information/advice offered here is based on the personal experience of British Shorthair Kitten Breeders. It is not intended as a substitute for veterinary care. You should always seek the advice of your Veterinarian if your kitten has a health problem or concern.