3 Main Problems of Long-Haired Cats. How to Resolve Them?
Persian, Birman or Turkish Angora breed cats undoubtedly fascinate by their long glossy coat. But what can be done if the coat lost its shine and the pet has started to shed more than usual? How to take care and feed the pet so that it would look not only well but also feel great? The advice is presented in this article.
What Problems Do Owners of Long-Haired Cats Encounter?
No. 1 Hairballs in the Stomach
It is not so easy for a cat to stay clean every day. By licking itself it swallows quite a lot of hair. The intestines of a cat are unsuited for digesting the fur, therefore it travels through the digestive tract if swallowed and it is removed while the cat defecates. However, the hairballs get stuck and the cat has to vomit them out quite often.
Occasional hairballs although seem neither highly pleasant nor are harmful, but if such cases occur constantly, consider this as a warning. Stuck hairballs might interfere with the stomach‘s and intestine‘s activity, it might be difficult for the cat to defecate or to vomit.
If your pet has frequent hairballs vomits undigested food, shows signs of constipation, dry keck, diarrhoea and the stomach is frequently bloated – contact your veterinarian immediately.
Another important thing that you should pay your attention to is the feeding of the pet. To take care of your furry cat choose the food that contains fibre – it helps to remove the fur-balls from the digestive system before they become a solid mass. “HiQ Long Hair Care” feed contains natural fibre like cellulose and sugar beet slices that help remove hairballs accumulated in the stomach, in the same way helping the pet to avoid unpleasant disorders of the digestive system.
No. 2 Rough Coat and Loss of its Shine
Increased shedding, rough coat and loss of its shine – are also a common problem for long-haired cats. This is a signal that it is necessary to pay more attention to your pet‘s nutrition. If you are feeding an inadequate, low-quality food to your cat, it may be possible that the cat's organism gets an insufficient amount of nutrients and vitamins necessary to keep the coat in perfect condition.
“HiQ Long Hair Care” is the highest quality dry food created exclusively for long-haired cats. The main protein source in this food is poultry. It is an easily digestible protein of animal origin, which is necessary to maintain proper muscle tone and energy. It provides the pet‘s organism with a balanced amount of essential amino acids for a healthy and longer life.
“HiQ Long Hair Care” feed composition is also enriched with the most valuable product in the world - natural and highly beneficial pure coconut oil. This superfood product can help improve the condition of your pet's coat, that is, speed up the coat‘s growth, give it silky softness and shine.
No. 3 Sensitive and Dry Skin
Long-haired cats encounter skin problems quite often. Thick, dense and long coat is a great environment for parasites, such as fleas, to breed. Frequent scratching or licking may cause skin irritation.
Poor skin condition can also signal about the pet‘s poor diet. Coconut oil contained in “HiQ Long Hair Care” feed has antimicrobial and antibacterial features, it stimulates skin regeneration processes even helps reduce allergic skin reactions, strengthens the healing from diseases such as eczema, flea allergy, contact dermatitis, pruritus.
The composition of “HiQ Long Hair Care” feed is supplemented with linseed and extremely valuable evening primrose oil. Omega fatty acids contained in these products help to maintain not only dense and shiny coat, but also healthy and elastic skin.
The zinc and vitamin C, E, A, B complexes are included in the feed formula, which contribute to the synthesis of keratin. Keratin is one of the most important elements in the process of maintaining proper skin condition.