Here are all the tips to put into practice to take better care of the Scottish Fold and ensure that your cat is clean and healthy.
Taking care of your four-legged friend is not a mere aesthetic matter. In fact, small daily actions such as brushing the coat are essential to guarantee well-being and serenity to our beloved furry cat. In this article we discover together how to take care of the Sottish Fold, from bath time to nail cutting.
Scottish Fold care: brushing and bathing
To take good care of the Scottish Fold it is essential to take care of its fur.
This cat’s coat is dense and short. Generally, the specimens of this breed tend to shed little hair; for this, it is enough to brush them 2-3 times a week.
During the moulting period it is advisable to increase the frequency, doing this on a daily basis.
This will prevent knots or harmful hairballs from forming in the cat’s stomach. In addition, you will be able to inspect his skin, to promptly identify parasitic infestations or irritation.
Of course, don’t forget to apply a pesticide to protect your cat from fleas and ticks. Do you want to make your four-legged friend’s fur really gorgeous and shiny?
First and foremost, plan your diet carefully.
Also, a little trick to making the Scottish Fold’s coat really sparkle is to dab it with a solution of water and vinegar.
Wash the Scottish Fold yes or no?
Is bathing the cat really necessary? In principle no: domestic cats are very scrupulous animals and attentive to their personal hygiene.
In some cases, however, it may be necessary to wash the four legs. For example, in the case of a very old cat, or in the case in which the furry cat has recovered from a long and debilitating illness.
How to bathe your cat? Pay attention to the temperature of the water: make sure it is warm and pleasant. Use only cleansers formulated for the cat’s skin, which are not likely to cause irritation and allergies.
After washing your cat, dry it completely to prevent it from catching cold and getting sick.
If you are not afraid, you can use the hair dryer, used at a safe distance to avoid burns and scalds. Otherwise, gently pat the cat’s fur with a towel.
Cleaning of teeth and nails
Finally, here is the other essential information to know about Scottish Fold care and cleaning.
First of all, taking care of your four-legged friend’s oral hygiene is very important. The accumulation of plaque and bacteria, in fact, could lead to the onset of diseases such as gingivitis and stomatitis.
For this, it is recommended to clean the cat’s teeth every day. As? Using a toothbrush and toothpaste for cats, or distributing sanitizing spreads on their teeth, available in specialized stores.
Are you wondering if it is always necessary to cut feline nails? In principle no: cats tend to sharpen their claws by themselves.
In the event that your four-legged friend is elderly and leads a particularly sedentary life, however, it may be useful to trim his nails.
To do this, simply press lightly on the animal’s paw, making the claws fully protrude. After that, you will only need to remove the small white portion of the nail.
Be careful not to cut too much to avoid injuring the cat. If you think you are unable to do so, contact professionals who can do it for you.
Scottish Fold ear and eye care
Finally, we just have to find out how to take care of the eyes and ears of the Scottish Fold.
Fundamental, especially in the case of the cat’s ears, is the removal of excess secretions.
Given their peculiar shape, in fact, they tend to produce large quantities of earwax.
For this, it is essential to inspect and clean them daily, using a gauze squeezed in warm water or special solutions available on the market.
In any case, the use of cotton buds is categorically not recommended: they are very dangerous and could accidentally damage the cat’s hearing.