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Domestic Cat - Everything you need to know about the cat breed

Brief info on your cat's breed of Domestic Cat

Weight: 3.6 - 4.5 kg
Wither height: 23 - 25 cm
Energy level: Medium
Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
Social need: Medium
Colours: Available in all sorts of colours e.g. black, grey, yellow, white and speckled.
Health problems: Generally healthy but can easily get overweight.

Personality of a Domestic Cat

A Domestic Cat, also called a Farm Cat or mixed breed, is what all cats in Sweden without a pedigree are called. It is the most common type of cat in Sweden. Because cats can have very different genes, they can differ greatly in temperament, appearance and size. The Domestic Cat is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, but remember that if your cat is an outdoor cat, it should be neutered to avoid poaching!

Looks and ur care of a Domestic Cat

The Domestic Cat's fur can be either short or long haired, short-haired house cats being the most common. The short-haired coat does not require much grooming, but the long-haired coat requires brushing to help the cat deal with any tangles that may occur in the coat. Cats are very clean animals and the short-haired ones in particular are able to care for their coat without bathing, the long-haired cat may need a bath about every two months.

Weight control

Obesity is a common problem among Sweden's cats today, not least among Domestic Cats. Obesity is an increased risk factor for many common diseases among cats. You therefore need to help your cat maintain a healthy weight, learn more about it here.

Oral health

Did you know that you need to brush your cat's teeth? Brushing your cat's teeth daily is the best thing you can do to prevent your cat getting periodontitis, learn more about it here. FORL is a common dental disease in cats and is often associated with periodontitis. Brushing your cat's teeth can be a challenge, but with treats and a lot of patience, your cat will eventually get used to it, get tips on how to brush your cat's teeth here. Learn more about cat dental care here.

Poisoning

There are a lot of things that are poisonous to cats that you may not have thought of before. An example of this is plants, learn more about which plants are poisonous to your cat here. Further examples of what is poisonous to cats are chocolate and mouse and rat poison. It's important to store things that are dangerous to cats in a place they can't get to.

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