Feeding Requirements for British Shorthairs


The British Shorthair has a long history, but it was not until 1900 It became popular in the early 1990s. These cats are chubby and range in size from medium to large. The bones and muscles are well developed, the neck is short and fat, and the shoulders are broad and flat. The head is round and wide, the body is short and well developed, the coat is short and dense, the head is large and the face is round, and the large and round eyes show various colors according to the coat. The biggest feature is that the distance between the lugs is very close to the body, this cat is gentle, calm, friendly and easy to keep.

The British Shorthair is a compact, well-proportioned, powerful feline with a stocky body, full and broad chest, strong legs, short to medium length, rounded claws, and a tail strong at the base and blunt at the tip. The head is round, the ears are widely spaced, the cheeks are rounded, the chin is strong, the ears are medium in size, the large, round eyes are wide open and the nose is moderate. The coat is short and dense. Male cats have more developed gills than female cats and are larger than female cats in every way. This breed takes three to five years to fully develop.


Character of British Shorthair

British Shorthairs have always been known to be curious and will pay close attention to every nook and cranny of their weight. Although bold and curious, British Shorthairs are very docile and adaptable. It does not change due to changes in circumstances, nor does it lose its temper or bark. It just tries to climb as high as possible. Standing still, bowing your head, staring at those big round eyes, looking down at you with a smile. Due to their easy-going and intelligent nature, they are often domesticated for filming in Hollywood movies and commercial TV series.


Care knowledge of British shorthair cats

It is very important to give your British Shorthair a comfortable space. It is recommended to buy more scratching boards and put one in the place where the cat usually sleeps. Cats have a habit of scratching when they wake up. Also gives cats more hiding places. Spending some time each day playing with your cat can strengthen the bond.

British shorthair care will make you feel amazingly simple, because these little guys are naturally beautiful, their short hair will never tangle, you only need to brush once a day, and if it is shedding, the owner can moderately brush a few times. Second-rate. For British Shorthairs, cleaning is more important than grooming, as their fur is thick and soft, and dust tends to stay there. Although cats often use their prickly tongues to comb their coats, they cannot completely remove the dust on the bottom layer, so bathing it 1-2 times a month can help him clean up the dirt well, and the fur is also very clean, so the cat is naturally happy of. It is still necessary to remind owners to pay attention to hairballs here. Cats have the habit of cleaning themselves with their tongues, but they will also eat a lot of hair at the same time. Therefore, feeding them a little hairball cream regularly can clean up the hairballs in the intestines in time and help them take care of their stomachs.


The cat's paw is a cat-and-mouse, climbing and self-defense tool. If there are mice to be caught, of course, the claws cannot be trimmed, but the owner keeps the cat as a companion animal, and the cat's claws should be trimmed frequently to avoid scratching people and damaging clothes, furniture, floors, etc. The feet should be trimmed at a young age and once a month or so .

Hold the British Shorthair in your arms, grab one of the cat's feet with your left hand, and stretch the paws by squeezing lightly with your thumb, index and middle fingers. Then use the right nail clipper to carefully cut off the transparent part of the front of the claws, and then use the small file on the nail clipper to polish the claws, do not cut too deep when trimming, so as not to hurt the British Shorthair's feet, then cut and polish in turn other paws.


British Shorthair Cat Feeding Requirements

Feeding British shorthair cats needs attention, because the nose of British shorthair cats is short, the cat food bowl should not be too deep, 2-3 meals a day, adhere to a small amount of times. Feed a can of canned cat food a day. It is best not to mix dry food and canned food. Remember to feed them regularly and change the water every day.

Preservation of cat food: It is very important to preserve cat food. Cat food should not be in contact with air for a long time. Dry food should usually be stored in a sealed box. There are airtight boxes for storing cat food on the internet, which are a must. Canned food left over from your cat's meals is also stored properly, covered with a pet jar lid, sealed in an airtight box, and stored in the refrigerator. Be sure to reheat when feeding again. Even in the refrigerator it will only keep for up to two days.

Nutrition: You should also give your British Shorthair some nutritional supplements, the most important thing is spit cream, regular hair care and oral cleaning snacks, and vitamin ointment several times a month.

Fresh food: It is strongly recommended to feed British Shorthair cats canned fresh cat food, the nutritional value is much higher than ordinary, and more attention should be paid to preservation. Canned food must be consumed within a day of opening, and cat food must be consumed within 7 days.