British Shorthair

This is a very famous and popular type of cats ever existed on earth. You might be surprised,
but you apparently grew up through your childhood with these very cats named British
Shorthair. Do you remember the smart cat of the Puss in Boots or the giggling Cheshire Cat
of Alice in the Wonderland? Yes, this is him, we talk about the celebrity British Shorthair.

The British Shorthair, true to its name, originated in England long time ago. During the
Victorian era a great interest has arisen for cats among the royal people and not only, so cat
fanciers started to breed the cats in a particular way. These cats faced two world wars that
strongly devastated them, however, very few British Shorthairs remained after World War II.
The famous American Cat Association finally recognized this breed named British Shorthair
in 1967.

These cats are rather easy-going and not that selfish. They like to play with everything they
see around, if you play with them they will be top happy. They are fond of sleeping and can
sleep calmly for hours not disturbing you at all. They prefer soft and cozy places, a ruby mat
will be the best option of bed for them, though, sometimes they creep for soft couches or
beds. These cute fluffy cats can massage you buy just going past you and you will have
goosebumps on all your body due to their soft and fluffy, thick fur.

These cute family members need good care as they are sensitive to everything and need
good conditions to live in. You should be aware that seasonal changes or hormonal
fluctuations can easily affect the length of the coats of the cats. The coat will grow to its
maximum in the wintertime. Bathing is very necessary for these cats even though they might
dislike it. You can bath them either every few weeks or every few months, as you wish.

You can decide whether or not the cat need bathing by looking at her coat. If it looks greasy
or his stringy, this is a noticeable sign that the cat needs a good bath. Also. Do not forget to

brush the teeth of your pet in order to prevent periodontal disease that can occur. The best
option is to deal with dental hygiene on the daily basis, if you are lazy or maybe busy, you
can at least do it weekly.

The cat also needs trimming the nails once in two weeks. You need to wipe the corners of
the eyes gently using a soft, damp tissue. To be on the safe side you can use a separate
napkin for each eye to make sure you do not take the risk of spreading any eye infection.
Clean the ears weekly we well. If you notice they are dirty, wipe them out with a cotton ball or
soft damp tissue moistened with a mixture of vinegar and warm water.

Try not to use cotton swabs, as they can damage the interior of the ear. You should also
keep the British cat’s rubbish box perfectly clean. Cats are very particular about bathroom
hygiene, and a clean litter box will help to keep the coat clean as well. Do not let your
children to torture or punish this cute, sensitive cat, supervise them carefully how to play, get
entertained and have fun with the cat instead, and you will see both of the having fun and
totally enjoying the whole process.

These cats remind us of a cuddly teddy bear. Having a compact but powerful body with a
broad chest, strong legs with rounded paws, the cat has a thick tail with a rounded edge.