Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cat Care - Longhaired Manx

The Long Haired Manx is a type of cat that comes with special care requirements. This cat does depend on you for shelter, food, health care and love so there is an immediate need for you to at least know the basics of how to care for her. Let us take a look at some cat care tips you might not have known, tips that will aid you in providing the perfect health environment for your Long Haired Manx and more.

First of, if your kitten is younger then 6 weeks you will need to talk to a vet. The Manx breed requires this because it can develop Manx syndrome, a condition that is deadly and is caused by the Manx's tailless gene. This condition might not appear before the cat reaching 4 months. Kittens younger than 6 months must be fed canned kitten food around 3 to 4 times per day and once it reaches around 7 months you should reduce the feeding quantity to just 2 times per day. With this in mind you realize that keeping dry kitten food and fresh water is always needed. Once the Long Haired Manx reaches 1 year of age you can make the switch to adult food but not directly. First mix a quarter of adult food with 3 quarters of kitten food. s time passes you can increase the amount of adult food in a period of 5 to 10 days. Avoid generic brands and always give your cat cat food that is for cats and not other animals, as some people end up doing. Keep in mind that cats enjoy variety so you can mix wet and dry cat food and never give you cat bones while also avoiding uncooked food. Milk should also be avoided.

Female Long Haired Manx should be spayed at 4 to 6 months while males neutered at 6 to 7 months. This is because females can start reproducing as nearly as 4 months. This breed is highly multiplying and females can get pregnant again while nursing the first litter. Waste from the litter box must be thrown away daily and refilled weekly while keeping an identification tag on the cat is always a good idea.

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