How to give Scotch fold ear cat hair care

       Many cats are sent by their owners to the pet shop for bathing and grooming. However, some cats are afraid of strangers and are not allowed to touch them in strange environments. Some owners are forced to carry out this great task at home. Now let’s talk about the tips for the Scottish Fold eared cat when it comes to hair care.

       By combing its hair, the cat can avoid bacteria and parasites. Folding eared cats usually have the habit of cleaning their hair, but they are limited in their ability to clean up the whole body hair. Therefore, the owner needs to comb the cat’s hair regularly. Grooming a cat with broken ears is a very simple thing. It takes 5-10 minutes a day to comb the whole hair.

       Before combing hair, you should have the necessary tools for combing hair. A pair of dense comb and sparse comb, and a pair of scissors. Then use the comb with dense teeth first, along the direction of hair growth, gently comb the hair. In the process of carding, do not randomly pull, so as to avoid pulling pain and breaking the ear cat. After carding, comb it against the direction of hair growth.

       In the use of sparse teeth comb, comb the cat’s body, comb the hair more smooth and fluffy. In the process of carding, if it is difficult to comb the ball hair, you can use scissors to trim it. Don’t pull hard. If it hurts, the cat won’t let you comb its hair next time. After combing the whole hair, the owner can spray some anti flea and lice medicine on the hair. Reduce the harm of parasites, can let the cat have a healthy body.

       The hair care for the Scottish facial fold ear cat must be gentle. If it hurts, the cat’s sharp claws are not vegetarian. It’s best to cut off the cat’s nails before nursing, so as to avoid the pain caused by accidentally grasping it.

The history of Scotch cat

       Scottish fold is a medium-sized short haired cat, native to Scotland. The biggest feature of Scotch fold eared cat is that two ears are buttoned on the head. It is not only friendly to people, but also very close to children and strangers. It is very suitable for family pets.

       1. History of Scotch cat

       The ears of Scotch jacketed cats are neatly buttoned on their heads, so it is natural for people to draw them to the side of the elves in their minds, the elves in cats. It is said that in 1961, a female cat in a shepherd’s house in Scotland gave birth to a litter of kittens, including a strange kitten. It has white fur, tight ears and an owl like face. Since its origin is close to Scotland’s Cooper Angus, it has been named “Scotch fold eared cat” according to the place of birth and the phenomenon of ear fold down. The first cat, Susie, was the ancestor of the Scotch cat, Susie gave birth to another white one. At this time, the shepherd’s neighbor, William Ross, noticed that Susie had a unique ear. So he decided to work with his wife, Mary, to experiment with this kitten and breed a new breed with folded ears. The cute and charming appearance of folding eared cats attracted a lot of people’s interest, but the funny thing is that they were more common abroad than in their hometown, Scotland, England. Since this breed was not recognized by the cat fans Management Committee at that time, British breeders were hardly interested in it. It was registered in the United States in 1973 and recognized by the British Cat Association in 1984, 11 years later than in the United States. Susie, which suddenly gave birth to the folded eared kitten, is the earliest origin of the Scottish folding ear cat. However, this kind of fold down ear is a rare mutation. Because of the birth of deformed cats in the past, breeding was banned in the UK for a period of time. After careful cross breeding by breeders, healthy kittens have been produced and won the CFA champion in 1978. Scottish jacketed cats were born with ears that were not folded. About three to four weeks old, their ears begin to fold down or not at all! It’s not until 11 to 12 weeks old that breeders can generally tell what they are (PET, breeding or race). At present, only those with broken ears can participate in the competition. Of course, every breeder hopes to breed cats that can participate in the competition. However, the value of standing ear folded cat in breeding process is priceless.

       2. General situation of Scotch cat

       Scottish fold is a cat species with gene mutation in the ear. This cat has a fold in the cartilage that bends the ear forward and points to the front of the head. Since the cat was first found in Scotland, it is named after its place of discovery and its physical characteristics. At present, the Scotch cat with folded ears has two different characteristics: long hair cat and short hair cat, and folded ear and vertical ear cat. Scotch fold eared cat is very hard-working, inheriting the characteristics of the ancestors to see the warehouse cat. Its appearance and its gentle character are very consistent, the call is very light. It is willing to be with people and express it in its own peaceful way. The Scotch fold eared cat is very peaceful and friendly to other cats and dogs. Gentle, affectionate, loving, playful and cherish family life. Their voices are soft. Tenacious vitality, this breed of cat is an excellent hunter. The wool is very simple. It can be combed once a week. Its Plush coat needs to be combed frequently during depilation. And he has to pay special attention to his ears. In order to prevent the ear bone from deforming, two cats with folded ears cannot mate and breed. It can mate with erect eared British and American Bobcats. The character of the cat with folded ears will not show until the third to the fourth week. And the degree of curling will not be determined until the fifth to sixth week.

How to distinguish pure breed Scotch fold eared cat

       We often hear the concept of “pure breed Scotch fold eared cat” among cat dealers, and the price of pure breed is much higher than that of impure one. So what are the characteristics of purebred Scotch fold eared cats and what should we think of the standard of purebred. In order to let more parents not be cheated by vendors, the following is to popularize some relevant knowledge for reference. 1. The folded ears of Scotch cat can not be displayed until it is 2 months old. And there are two kinds of cat with folded ears. One is the one with the ears folded, and the other is the ones with vertical ears. Folding ear cat is a variety of cat breeds with gene mutation in the ear. 2. The standard of Scotch fold eared cat: medium-sized and round. Touching its body, the bones are strong and the muscles are compact; the head is round, the forehead is bulging, the whole cheek is round, the ears are folded in advance, the distance between the two ears is relatively large, the ear tip is curved; the nose is wide and short; the eyes are big and round, the eyes are clear and bright, the muzzle and jaw are very strong, the occlusion is normal; the neck is not too long, but the muscles are strong. The fur color of purebred Scotch fold eared cats is recognized except chocolate, lavender, Himalayan cat fur spots or combinations of the above. His personality is approachable, gentle and intelligent.

How to train folding eared cats not to grasp furniture

       In the process of raising a cat with folded ears, it is inevitable that the cat will damage the furniture. Especially when it is young, it is its nature to grind its claws. What are the measures and methods to train the cat to grind its claws in a fixed place? Let’s learn about the cat training.

       1. Regularly trim the nails of the cat with broken ears.

       The purpose of folding ear cat’s claw grinding is to polish its nails. Regular trimming can reduce the damage of the cat to furniture and will not scratch people.

       Two, fold ear cat training can buy cat scratch board

       This is the most important principle. Since the nature of a cat with folded ears cannot be changed, it is very important to forbid the cat to scratch one place and provide another place for the cat to grind its claws!

       You can prepare a special claw grinding board for her (preferably natural material, such as hemp rope, wood, etc.), fix it vertically, and then train the folding ear cat to grind its claws there. If necessary, some cat mint can be used to attract the cat to rub its claws. Now you can also buy cat scratch boards that have been sprayed with cat mint. Most cats like to use them.

       In addition, some grass mats made of natural materials are also the favorite of some cats. For example, IKEA can buy the craft straw mat. Some cats will grind their claws on it.

       Third, prepare a water gun and educate the cat when she goes to catch the sofa.

       The cat is very afraid of the sudden “attack”. When the folding ear cat is ready to grab the sofa, the cat will be very afraid to run away. If you use this method a few more times, the cat will form a conditioned reflex: go to the sofa to grind its claws = it is suddenly attacked by unknown things, and naturally the cat will give up the sofa. The spray of the water gun is not harmful to the cat, but serves as a warning. No, don’t get water into the cat’s ears.

       Spray lemonade on the sofa where she likes to grab.

       Cats don’t like the taste of lemonade, and orange peel water cats also hate it. Other unwelcome flavors of cats include toilet water, balm, etc. When I smell the cat’s paws, I must avoid grinding them.

       If you have a cat scratching the sofa, try the above suggestions. If you do all these things, your sofa can be safe while giving the cat a new pleasure of clawing. For other furniture, you can also try this method.

Breeding problems of Tabacco tabaci

       Generally speaking, in order to ensure the good inheritance of cat genes, cats of the same breed should be mated with cats of the same breed, but the cat with folded ears is different. In the breeding of cats, the breeding of cats with folded ears is prohibited.

       The folding ear itself comes from the disability gene. If two jacked eared cats mate, the probability of disability gene will be increased, resulting in disability on the tail or body. Since the folding ear cat can not mate with the folded ear cat, then the American short and British short become the ideal mating objects, so the tiger spot can also be mated with the folded ear cat.

       Since the breeding of folded eared cats uses the folded ear cat to mate with the standing ear cat, the kittens born with the folded ear cat have both the folded ear cat and the standing ear cat. However, those kittens with the vertical ear are also called the folded ear cat because they are bred by the folded ear cat. Although they are not allowed to participate in professional cat exhibitions, they are quite ideal pet cats, or they can continue to participate in the breeding of folded eared cats. When a cat with folded ears is born, it can not tell whether it is a folded ear or a standing ear cat when it is just born. Generally, it can be distinguished after 2-3 weeks.

       It’s a very troublesome thing to breed a cat with folded ears, so you can consult a professional cat house before mating to determine the best match for the cat. Don’t breed your own cat easily, so as to avoid the next generation with physical defects.

Introduction to the breed of Scotch fold eared cat

       The ears of Scotch eared cats are neatly buttoned on their heads, so it is natural for people to draw them to the side of the elves in their minds. Among cats, the ear folding elves belong to it.

       Origin of Scotch cat breeds

       It is said that in 1961, a female cat in a shepherd’s house in Scotland gave birth to a litter of kittens, including a strange kitten. It has white fur, tight ears and an owl like face. Since its origin is close to Scotland’s Cooper Angus, it has been named “Scotch fold eared cat” according to the place of birth and the phenomenon of ear fold down. The first cat, Susie, was the ancestor of the Scotch cat, Susie gave birth to another white one. At this point, a shepherd’s neighbor, William Ross, noticed that Susie had unique ears. So he decided to work with his wife, Mary, to experiment with this kitten and breed a new breed with folded ears.

       Introduction to the breed of Scotch fold eared cat

       The Scottish Fold eared cat has attracted a lot of people’s interest because of its lovely and charming appearance. But the funny thing is that they were more common abroad than in their hometown, Scotland, England. Since the breed had not been recognized by the cat fans Management Committee at that time, British breeders were hardly interested in it. It was registered in the United States in 1973 and recognized by the British Cat Association in 1984, 11 years later than in the United States. Susie, which suddenly gave birth to the folded eared kitten, is the earliest origin of the Scottish folding ear cat. However, this kind of fold down ear is a rare mutation. Because of the birth of deformed cats in the past, breeding was banned in the UK for a period of time. After careful cross breeding by breeders, healthy kittens have been produced and won the CFA champion in 1978.

       Scottish jacketed cats were born with ears that were not folded. About three to four weeks old, their ears begin to fold down Or simply do not fold down! It’s not until 11 to 12 weeks old that breeders can generally tell what they are (PET, breeding or race). At present, only those with broken ears can participate in the competition. Of course, every breeder hopes to breed cats that can participate in the competition. However, the value of standing ear folded cat in breeding process is priceless.

       Purchase price and price of Scotch eared cat

       When choosing a cat with folded ears, be sure to check the elasticity of its tail and check its legs and feet. It should not be thick or inflexible due to short and thick legs or separated toes. To determine the elasticity of the tail, you can use your hand to “very gently” move it from the base of the tail to the tip of the tail. If the elasticity is normal, this arched stroke will not cause discomfort to the cat. Again, this movement must be very gentle!

       If the breed of Scotch fold eared cat is relatively pure, it will be more than 5000. If the pedigree is quite pure, the one with pedigree certificate will be more than 10000. If the breed is not very pure, but in the past, it is between 2000 and 3000.

What genetic diseases does Scotch fold eared cat have

       The cat that can be known as the “ambassador for peace” is the Scottish Fold eared cat (detailed introduction). They are naturally elegant and sociable. They can get along with most cats peacefully and never care about the small profits between them. However, such excellent cats have incomplete dominant genes and many genetic diseases, such as bone and joint, cartilage ossification and development abnormality, and joint bone degeneration.

       Geneticists have always believed that the appearance of Scotch ear fold is a mistake, and “chondroossification dysplasia” is an inherited skeletal disease of the cat with broken ears. It is characterized by a stiff tail, severe deformity of the feet, inability to support body weight, and ingrown nails that may penetrate the sole of the foot.

       This kind of deformity begins to show gradually from the cat’s 2 months old, the pain of the immature cat is very obvious. At present, veterinarians can only use drugs to ease the condition, help cats relieve pain and slow down the deterioration rate.

       Cats have to spend their lives in pain and medicine. In some cats with severe illness, bone lesions will slowly spread to the spine, paralyzing the cat and causing great pain. Euthanasia may be the most comforting choice for a cat when it is hard to bear the pain.

       For this genetic disease, there is no way to cure, and most of the disease will continue to deteriorate. Based on this situation, geneticists call for giving up the breeding of the cat is the greatest love for the cat.

What genetic diseases does Scotch fold ear cat have

       Scotch fold eared cat is a kind of cat with gene mutation. Its two ears have been bent. It was first discovered by Scots, so it is named Scotch fold eared cat. It has strong environmental adaptability and disease resistance. However, due to the changes of growth genes and genetic problems in vivo, it may lead to genetic diseases in Scotch cat.

       1. Weak constitution

       The parents’ bodies are fragile, so they are affected by heredity. The next generation of cat with folded ears will also be very weak. The size and weight of sick cats are only 2 / 3 of that of normal cats. At the same time, due to their weak resistance, they are more likely to be infected with cat plague, skin diseases, allergies and other acquired diseases.

       Respiratory problems

       Because of the gene of bone disease, in addition to affecting the bones of hands and feet, it can also affect the development of cartilage tissue in other parts of the cat’s body. It is more common to narrow the respiratory tract, which leads to poor breathing. In severe cases, surgical operation is needed to widen the respiratory tract. In addition, there will be a problem of nosebleed, but the cause is not yet clear, so there is no way to carry out effective treatment.

       3. Heart disease

       Myocardial hypertrophy is also common in cats with broken ears, but it is generally difficult to find out. Until the onset of the disease, there is a life-threatening situation. Cats need to control their diet and take medicine for life. The impact of heart disease on the cat is very serious, a little care will threaten the life of the Scottish cat.

       4. Bone genetic diseases

       1. Swelling of joints of limbs and abnormal growth of nails.

       2. The hind limbs are too short with unusual curvature, augmentation or mass.

       3. The tail is short, stiff and inflexible. The tail of some sick cats can’t swing.

       4. The soles of the hind feet are abnormally thick. If you observe carefully, when the cat sits upright, the pillow meat of the hind paw cannot touch the ground.

       There are no effective treatments for the genetic diseases of Scotch fold eared cats. Therefore, in order to reduce the damage caused by genetic diseases to the cat with folded ears, strict screening and control should be carried out during breeding, so that the newly born Scottish Fold eared cats have a strong body and can grow into beautiful and charming cats.

How to prevent skin disease of Scotch cat with broken ears? How does broken ear cat get skin disease to do

       How does Scotch fold ear cat get skin disease to do? Here are some materials for you to learn from

       1. Before the rainy season comes, give the cat a bath and it must be dried. I use top shampoo.

       2. All the folding eared cats live in rooms facing the south. They are allowed to exercise in the yard every day to bask in the sun. The ultraviolet rays in the sun sterilize them.

       3. The cat nest and litter basin used by folding eared cats are often exposed to the sun when they have time.

       4. If there is no sunshine in rainy days, you can buy a pet lamp with UV light and hang it in the cat room to look for the lamp that has not hurt the eyes of animals.

       5. Often feed nutrition cream, increase their body vitamin, improve immunity.

       6. After birth, wash the mucus from the body with warm water, blow it into eight parts with a hair dryer, and put it back to the mother cat. This method can greatly reduce the chance of the cat getting milk moss.

       If your cat has a skin disease, it is recommended to go to the hospital for a doctor’s diagnosis. Because there are many kinds of fungi, there are also different types of ointment for different fungi. If you use the wrong ointment, it will only cause the more skin diseases.

How to buy Scotch fold eared cat? Scotch fold ear cat purchase points!

       When buying a Scotch fold eared cat, be sure to check the elasticity of its tail and check its legs and feet.

       It should not be thick or inflexible due to short and thick legs or separated toes.

       To determine the elasticity of the tail, you can use your hand to “very gently” move it from the base of the tail to the tip of the tail. If the elasticity is normal, this arched stroke will not cause discomfort to the cat. Once again, this action must be very gentle!

       The price of Scotch fold eared cats depends on their appearance, corresponding stripes and pedigree, such as Super Champion (GC), national or regional Champion (NW or RW), elite breed (DM), etc.

       DM title refers to the female parent (i.e. mother) breeding 5 CFA Super Champion / sterilization Super Champion or DM offspring, or male parent (i.e. father) breeding 15 CFA Super Champion / sterilization Super Champion or DM offspring.

       Breeders usually transfer kittens after 12 to 16 weeks of age. After 12 weeks, the kittens have received the most basic vaccination, which is relatively stable both physically and psychologically, and can adapt to the new living environment, competition or air transportation. To provide healthy, long-lived and happy lives for these rare animals, we should keep them indoors, sterilize them, and provide proper surfaces for natural scratching habits (such as cat scratch board, etc., CFA opposes toe scratch removal or leg tendon resection for cats).