However, the Himalayan cat has its own characteristics that distinguish it from the Persian cat. These characteristics are darker fur color in certain areas (face and tail) and the typical blue eyes.
His trademark was obtained from Siamese cats because this cat is actually the result of cross breeding between a Siamese cat and a Persian cat. So, while they are very similar to the Persian cat, this cat still has a typical Siamese cat in the eyes, face, and tail.
Body Shape Himalayan Cats.Such as Persian cats, these cats tend to have a rounded body fat with short legs. Body shape makes this one tough cat to jump like other types of cats. Although most cats of this type have a Persian cat's body shape, there is also a Himalayan cat who inherits a Siamese cat's body shape is slender, graceful, strong, and can jump to a height of 2 meters.
Based on the shape of the face, there are two types of Himalayan cat, the Himalayan and Himalayan Doll Face Ultra-Face. Himalayan Doll Face has a face that rather snub when viewed from the side, while the Ultra-Face Himalayan have a very pug face when viewed from the side so it looks as flat.
The nature of Himalayan Cats.This cat is the type of cat that is smart, sweet, communicative, and happy adjacent to humans. Communicative nature of a legacy of Siamese cats that were active than the Persian cat quiet and aloof.
Purebred cat is a cat who likes to play in the house and does not like adventure on the streets. That's why the cat is suitable for you who give protection to pet cats that are not playing outside.
This clever cat very gentle, calm, and really sweet, but also likes to play. As Siamese cats, these cats love to play chase the object, for example a ball. This cat is really happy to play, even crumpled paper can be a fun toy for them. Purebred cat is also very spoiled cats to humans. They like the company, caressed, and cared for.
Himalayan Cat Health Problems.In general, the Himalayan cat is a cat that is not susceptible to the disease. However, this cat inherited degenerative disease of the Persian cat race, the disease PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease).
Cats who suffer from PKD impaired the growth of cysts in the kidneys form. The growth of cysts in the kidneys progresses slowly so that the cat is suffering from PKD since childhood will die when he is an adult. These cysts grow since the cat was a baby then gnaw and damage the kidneys function as filters toxic substances in the body.
To determine whether a cat suffering from PKD, DNA testing should be conducted in-depth. Unfortunately, the current cat DNA testing can only be done at the University of California. Even if it is known that the cat tested positive for PKD, the owner can not do anything because the disease is no cure.
If you can not do a DNA test, at least the cat lovers in Indonesia pet Himalayan cat can predict disease PKD or not by studying their characteristics. Cats with PKD disease seen prolonged depression, always thirsty, no appetite to eat, frequent urination, and drastic weight loss. Ends, each cat with this disease will die.
Himalayan cat fur and Treatment.This cat's fur color is usually white or cream, while the rush of color on the face and tail are usually black, gray, brown, red, and beige. This gorgeous feather require extra care and attention from the owner of the cat. Due to thick and long, it cat fur should be combed every day that are not easily tangled. Tangling hair because the discipline is not the owner of the hair combing can lead to cat feel pain when combed. Cats should also be bathed every week. If late bathed, cat fur will look greasy and dirty. In addition, the bath also keep cats from skin disease and parasite infestation. Cats should also be kept clean his face. Wash face with a Himalayan cat washlap cloth every day.
To comb the Himalayan cat fur, can not carelessly. Follow the following trick to results fur neat, soft, and healthy.
Put your cat on a carpet or other soft pads. Do's put your cat in a hard place, such as the floor because if he is struggling, hard floor surfaces and slippery can help him escape and hide.
Use a special comb cat. If not, you can use a wide-toothed comb. Comb your cat slowly. If there is hair falling out and sticking to the comb, remove immediately so as not to get caught on other feathers that are still strong when you are combing.
If any part of matted fur and form a knot, do not force to be combed. Immediately scissors that section carefully. After that, a new section has been cut comb. Imposing combing tangled hair which will cause the cat was in pain and struggling.
Use toothed comb for combing the next meeting. Meeting toothed comb handy to pick up the remnants of hair loss that are not drawn by meeting toothed comb.
When finished, give praise and bonuses for the cat food. If the food is done consistently bonuses each finished combing, over time the cat will understand and wait times in order to get the bonus combed food.
Perform five steps above every day so that your cat always looks beautiful and healthy. Be careful when using scissors to cut the matted fur because your cat could suddenly move and pose unexpected risks shears impaled.
Choosing a Himalayan cat.If you are interested to maintain this type of cat, you can buy it at a pet store or private seller with a price range between 1,000,000 to Rp5,000,000. You can also ask for the baby cat to cat relatives who just gave birth. Whichever you choose, make sure you consider the points below in selecting the Himalayan cat.
If you want to buy, buy at the pet store merchandise legally treat animals well.
Ask the seller or previous owners of the immunization-immunization has been done. Make sure your immunizations are given a certificate as proof that you are not deceived.
Check the condition of the cat's health by looking at and touching. If you do not have an insight about the health of the cat, ask relatives to accompany you understand. Hold your cat is to know the density of muscle and temperament (whether he is a friendly and happy with people or tend to want to be alone).
Know the market price of this type of cat. Do not you be fooled into paying higher prices. Make sure the cat is completely healthy. Do not adopt a cat sneezing or coughing. Check also her anus, make sure no swelling. Ask the previous owner if the cat's normal bowel or diarrhea.
Ask the previous owner about the type of food provided and a history of drug administration periodically (such as flea drops and de-worming).
If possible, make a proof of purchase and a written agreement with the seller to avoid fraud, such as undisclosed illness.
If you have selected the appropriate Himalayan cat, just treat it with to maintain health and happiness. Remember that a happy cat is a healthy cat and a loving owner. Thank you for reading this article. Written and posted by Bambang Sunarno. email@example.com
name: Bambang Sunarno.
DatePublished: August 18, 2014 at 20:44
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