Selkirk Rex Longhair Cat care: from grooming to bathing

The care of the Selkirk Rex Longhair and everything related to hygiene and daily grooming up to the bath of this feline breed.

It is not uncommon for many to choose the breed of cat to adopt, based on the coat, type or color.

For many feline enthusiasts, a coat that catches everyone’s attention is a matter of pride, however voluminous, soft and shimmering.

It is the same cat that treats its fur as the most precious thing, the same attitude also assumes the Selkirk Rex Longhair. So let’s see how we can take care of the Selkirk Rex Longhair.

Selkirk Rex Longhair coat care

The Selkirk Rex Longhair is a muscular, medium-sized cat with a long, curly coat.

The characteristic of this breed is precisely the exceptionality of its hair, that is an abundant thick and curly undercoat.

The parts of the body where it is possible to notice this peculiarity are the neck, the belly and the tail.

As for the colors, all colors are accepted: black, white, chocolate, reddish, cinnamon and all shades ranging from gray, to lilac, cream and blue.

The same is true for schemes, that is, all genetically possible ones are accepted.

The care of the coat of the Selkirk Rex Longhair requires special attention, it is necessary to use a soft brush and brush it at least 3-4 times a week.

During the moulting period it is recommended to brush it every day. Furthermore, it is good to protect the Selkirk Rex Longhair from sudden changes in temperature, or in any case from extreme temperatures (either too hot or too cold), phenomena to which it is very sensitive.

For the care of the coat of the Selkirk Rex Longhair also the feeding of the cat contributes a lot to determine its beauty.

Feeds with a high intake of vitamins and omega-3s are useful in avoiding excessive hair loss, as well as giving the coat strength and shine.

If you want to know more about the nutrition of the Selkirk Rex Longhair, in this article you will find a complete in-depth analysis.

The ideal brush for the rich coat of the Selkirk Rex Longhair

For the brushing of the Selkirk Rex Longhair, given its curly coat, basically only one accessory is needed , such as:

  • soft bristle brush for cats : made with long, soft and dense bristles. Useful to eliminate dust and anything else stuck to the hair.

Hygiene and cleanliness of the Selkirk Rex Longhair cat

To complete the hygiene of the Selkirk Rex Longhair, a bath or in any case a cleansing of the body is sometimes necessary.

Although rarely, cats need a complete bath, obviously with the use of products suitable for the animal. Do-it-yourself shampoos can also work, as long as they are not products intended for human use.

Therefore, where necessary, it will be necessary to intervene delicately and tactfully both as regards the bath and the drying of the coat.

Alternatively, for a practical and effective cleaning it is possible to clean the cat with:

  • wipes : cleaning, soaked and perfumed wipes suitable for cats. An excellent alternative to clean any part of the cat’s body;
  • dry foam shampoo: it is distributed on dry hair and then remove it with a cloth and brush. As you can guess from the name itself, it does not require water.

As for the hygiene of the cat’s body, in particular of the ears, mouth and nails, the speech is a little different, as you cannot help but wash it.

Underestimating the hygiene of the cat means risking making it sick and therefore developing diseases, sometimes even dangerous for the life of our pet.

Therefore, armed with a lot of patience, you will have to clean almost daily:

  • cat’s ears : to avoid the accumulation of secretions and not to develop infections and skin disorders;
  • oral hygiene: essential as mouth diseases can in some cases lead to the death of the cat, if you do not intervene in time;
  • Cleaning and trimming of the nails : shortening the nails of the cat is important, as it prevents the cat from getting hurt.

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