The care of the Balinese cat, everything related to the beauty secrets of this breed, from hygiene to daily grooming.
Very often the mistake is made of considering it much easier and less demanding to adopt a cat instead of a cat.
Without bearing in mind that even the cat needs certain attention and care.
Not only does each specific breed need special attention, some for health and some for the hair, all breeds need a particular interest.
Therefore, before choosing a breed it is better to inquire about the needs of the latter.
In this article we will go to see the care of the Balinese cat, everything it needs for its grooming and its hygiene.
Hair care of the Balinese cat
The care of the Balinese cat, being a semi-long-haired animal, requires more attention than a short-haired cat. Let’s see what they consist of.
If you have decided to adopt a Balinese cat you should know that this cat has a semi-long hair, without a woolly undercoat and must be longer on the neck, shoulders and tail.
The color is variable from seal point, chocolate point, blue point, lilac point, cream point, tortie point etc. having said that, given the description just made, we can establish, through the advice of experts that the Balinese cat needs frequent brushing.
In particular during the moulting period when it is necessary to brush it 4 times a week, to minimize the risk of the Balinese cat ingesting its fur by licking itself and risking any vomiting in the cat.
Furthermore, in this way you will avoid the formation of knots, and then having to intervene with drastic solutions, such as shearing.
In some periods of the year, or during the cat’s coat shedding, such as spring and summer, a more frequent brushing can also help us to keep under control that the cat is not invaded by fleas or other parasites.
Let’s not forget, then, the benefits that a healthy and correct diet can bring to the Balinese cat, which are well evident and reflect on the appearance of the cat’s hair, not to mention its health in general.
If you want to learn more about health you can read the article on common diseases of the Balinese cat.
What is the ideal brush for this procedure?
For the brushing of the Balinese cat it is necessary to have different accessories for the different grooming phases, such as:
- Stiff bristle brush : The brush for long-haired cats is made from separate, long, stiff bristles with the tip protected by dots. This type of brush is useful as it allows you to go deeper into the coat but without hurting the cat’s skin;
- Soft bristle brush : Made with long, soft and dense bristles. This brush is used to eliminate dust from the hair and making it not only clean but also shiny;
- Comb : It is made of plastic, with well separated and blunt tips, very dense teeth that are used to remove parasites from the cat’s fur. The function of the comb is also to avoid knots in the coat;
- Carder: It is a very useful accessory but at the same time dangerous for the cat’s skin. It serves to unravel the mantle of the cat, in such a way that it is placed in a parallel manner thereby eliminating or gni type of impurities and removing painlessly all the hairs below the skin that are in excess. If it is not used carefully it can injure the animal, being a sharp accessory.
Hygiene and cleanliness of the Balinese cat
In order to keep the Balinese cat tidy and clean, it is not enough to brush it daily. This breed also needs attention for its hygiene.
The cat is very famous for the obsession she has for her hygiene, everyone knows the time she spends licking every corner of the body to shake off impurities and dirt.
However, not being equipped with hands but only with tongue and paws, the cat needs help to be able to take care of the hygiene of: ears, nails and mouth.
Therefore, here is what the owner can do for the care of the Balinese cat:
- Clean the cat’s ears : To avoid the accumulation of secretions and not to develop infections and skin disorders, they must be checked periodically;
- Clean and cut the nails : with suitable tools it is possible to shorten the nails of the cat or alternatively it is possible to contact a specialist or the veterinarian.
- Clean the mouth : on a daily basis, using sanitizing creams for teeth or toothbrushes that can be found in specific pet stores, it will be essential to take care of the cat’s oral hygiene to avoid diseases such as: gingivitis, periodontitis, stomatitis in cats, etc.
If you can keep the Balinese cat clean through brushing and using hygienic wipes to pass over the hair, it will be possible to avoid frequent baths and limit yourself to one bath every month and a half.
Of course, specific products, such as cat shampoo and conditioner, will have to be used to loosen any knots, but never use products for human use.
The advice of the experts is to accustom the cat from an early age, to bathing and also to drying both with towels and with a hairdryer, two solutions that the adult cat hates.
Unfortunately, all this is inevitable since bathing the Balinese cat is advantageous for several reasons:
- limits the shedding of hair;
- Makes flea control easy ;
- Moderates the saliva-based allergen that cats attach to their fur when licking and consequently causes allergic reactions in humans;
- Makes the hair brighter.
But then there is nothing more beautiful than having a well-kept and perfumed animal at home.