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    How to care for a short haired tabby cat?

    Articlegeneral cat adviceFriday 16 September 2011
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    Although tabby cats are not a cat breed they are very distinctive cats. The most characteristic feature is an “M” marked on their forehead. They might be any feline that has a distinctive coat featuring stripes, dots, lines, etc. Those kitties might be found among any cat breeds and mixed cat breeds. Tabby cats are domesticated and easy to care for and happy to live indoors. Shorthaired tabbies have wider faces and more coloured patterns and tend to be larger than longhaired tabbies. Shorthairs do not have problems with matted fur, although grooming them is just as important as it is for longhaired cats. 

    Apart from providing your cats with high-protein diet proceeding from meat, you should remember to get your kitty a bowl with fresh and clean water. It is very important during the summer months. Remember to change the water quite often to prevent generating bacteria and insects. It might be a good idea to place other pet food out your kitten’s reach in order to avoid overfeeding. It would be perfect to schedule a time to feed your cat every day at the same hour. Adult short-haired cats should be fed twice a day. Grooming and brushing your tabby kitty is important. Although shorthaired kittens do not need so much time and attention as longhaired tabby kittens, it is recommended that you brush your shorthair cat with a brush sold specifically for shorthaired cats. Use a triangle-shaped slicker brush carefully around your cat's face and ears. Brush your cat from the head to the tail. You can find here more articles about grooming your cat and some useful tips to do it on your own at home.  

    Clip the cat's nails with nail trimmers specifically designed for cats and keep styptic powder on hand to treat your cat's nail if you accidentally snip the nail and cause bleeding. Take care of dental issues: clean your cat’s teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste that are for cats. In case of any doubts, remember that you can always contact a vet for some tips or recommendations.

    Remember to microchip your cat - read more here.

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