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This comprehensive care guide will show you how to look after a Scottish Fold with some easy steps

Fast Facts:

How long will my Scottish Fold live? 12-16 years

What will my cats energy levels be like? Medium

How big will my Scottish Fold grow? 4-6kg 

What amount will my Scottish Fold shed? Low

Scottish Fold Temperament

Scottish Folds are a sweet, relaxed and undemanding breed. They are very affectionate, intelligent and playful. The Scottish Fold easily gets along with children, as well as other household pets. Without the company of their owners or other household animals, Scottish Folds can become lonely and sometimes even depressed.

They are not a vocal breed, and they adore human companionship, although sometimes can be quite stubborn! Scottish Folds generally adjust well to changes in their environment, and are suitable for a number of different home situations. Their sweet and gentle nature, along with their unusual looks, has made them a highly sought after breed.


Scottish Fold Health Issues

Osteochondrodysplasia: A result of the genetic mutation that causes the characteristic folded ears. This can cause abnormalities in bone cartilage, which can result in a fusing of the tail, ankles or knees.

Arthritis: A painful inflammatory condition that is generally characterised by deterioration of the cartilage between the joints.

Ear Infections: Cats have a vertical ear canal (unlike humans which are horizontal) so it is easy for moisture and debris to be retained within the ear canal, causing irritation. As Scottish Folds have difficulty cleaning their ears it is important for the owner to do so to avoid any ear infections.

 

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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.