This comprehensive care guide will show you how to look after a Domestic with some easy steps
How long will my Domestic live? 14-18 years
What will my cats energy levels be like? Moderate
How big will my Domestic grow? 3-8kg
What amount will my Domestic shed? High
Domestic cats, sometimes affectionately referred to at ‘Moggies’, are simply an unknown mix of breeds. For this reason their care, personality and size can vary considerably. They are generally split into three categories; domestic short hair, medium hair and long hair.
Short hairs can come from a mix of many different breeds of short haired cat, who are generally quite playful by nature, and also tend to be smaller in size. Long hairs, however, tend to have breeds such as Ragdolls or Persians mixed in with them, and as such are larger with a more laid back and relaxed personality.
Domestic Health Issues
Hairballs: Particularly seen in domestic long hairs, loose hair ingested from grooming can form hairballs in their intestinal tract and causing blockages. Frequently brushing your cat will help reduce this issue.
Urinary Tracts Infections: An infection caused by a colonisation of bacteria within the urinary tract. This can result in painful urination, blood in the urine, frequent visits to the litter tray without producing much urine, or your cat urinating outside the litter box.
Cancer: There are many forms of cancer that are commonly found in cats, particularly cancers of the reproductive systems. The chance of your cat developing these cancers is significantly lowered, or completely removed, by desexing them at an early age.
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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations, you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.