Soft, soft when touching, with a bright natural shine and indescribable color coat burmese kitty Needs both daily and exhibition grooming. Although caring for the fur of Burmese cats is not complicated, it is nevertheless an important concern for the health and beauty of your pet. Burmese cats belong to shorthair cats with a single layer skin. The fur of Burmese cats is unique in structure, it is very soft, tight-fitting and practically without undercoat. Burmese wool is resistant to pollution. Burmese cats can not be washed at all if they do not visit the street and they have nowhere to get dirty.
When caring for their hair, it is necessary to remove dust, dirt, grease, dead skin flakes and hairs that have fallen off by elementary combing. When combing, blood circulation is stimulated, which improves the condition of the skin and coat. Accustom to combing burmese kittens it is necessary from an early age, so that in the future there are no problems with care. Usually cats like this procedure!
Cats are combed out first against the fur, and then smoothed over the wool with a piece of suede, fur, silk or a slightly damp cloth. This is best done daily, if possible, of course. And once a week - comb out the cat with a special mitten or rubber brush. It does not hurt to use an antistatic agent, such as, for example, Bio-Groom Anti-Stat or others. During the period of seasonal molting, it is recommended to carry out this procedure more often. Burmese really like this massage, but the coat after it looks great. If you do not comb out, then the cat, when licking, removes the falling hair itself, because these graceful babies are extremely clean.
Burmese usually bathe without any problems, many breeders teach burmese kittens from 3 months of age to water procedures. This is a very curious, companionable and fearless breed of cats! Kittens are interested in water, can jump into the bath and play with a trickle of water.
Cats are fairly clean animals and do not need to be washed without emergency. In any case, do not resort to swimming often. In addition, the cat's coat is covered with a protective lubricant, which is produced by the subcutaneous sebaceous glands, and each bathing of a cat with shampoo temporarily deprives her coat of natural protection. Therefore, a cat that does not participate in exhibitions should be washed no more than 2-3 times a year. A prerequisite for washing a cat with liquid shampoo is the temperature of the air and water. The air temperature in the room should not be lower than + 22 ° C, as domestic cats are very sensitive to hypothermia and easily catch a cold.
It is not the water itself that scares the cat more, but the noise that it makes when it pours from the tap. Therefore, shortly before the start of the procedure (so that the cat does not hear or see), you need to pour the required amount of moderately warm water into the bathtub, sink or basin. Cats are usually washed in a bathtub (in a basin or in a bucket) or in a sink covered with bedding, which prevents slipping of paws, using a hand shower.
It is advisable to wash cats together, this will simplify and speed up the process. The cat, fixed for the front and hind legs, is immersed in a bucket of warm water (without a head). The water level in the pelvis should lightly touch the cat's abdomen. With the help of this water, you can lather the cat, and the cat’s fur can be rinsed from the foam in advance into the other basin or bucket with warm water. Bathing water should be warm, not hot and not too cold, not colder than the temperature of the human body (38–40 ° C), so as not to cause temperature stress. In addition, too hot water can provoke increased work of the sebaceous glands, and the coat subsequently quickly fats, and cold water will not wash away the dirt and residues of sebum.
The bathing process itself should take place in a sparing mode for feline nerves: no need to speak loudly and emotionally and make sudden movements. Care must be taken to prevent water from entering the cat’s ears and nose. Firstly, it is extremely unpleasant for her, and secondly, water can cause inflammation in sensitive cat ears. You can pre-insert cotton swabs into the ears of the animal. If you want to wash your cat and head, you should ask someone to hold her ears. When soaping, it is recommended to pay attention to the front paws, chin, in adult cats - to the tail, where the sebaceous glands are located. Do not apply too much shampoo to the coat, as it will then be difficult to wash off the foam. Since shampoos are quite concentrated, you can dilute with water 1: 1 to avoid the formation of a large amount of foam. One bowl is sufficient to rinse the hair of a shorthair cat. To speed up the process, you can use a shower hose with a low pressure of water.
After rinsing, squeeze out excess water from the cat's body with your hands. Right at hand, 2-3 long bath towels should be prepared, warmed up on the battery if possible. Wrap the animal sitting in the bathtub (sink) with a towel and press it to you. If you immediately lift the cat, depriving it of support, it may begin to break out. The animal has experienced severe stress and can scratch badly, and a large towel will prevent this. It will also somewhat calm the cat. While the burmese is in a towel, it is necessary to wipe its eyes with cotton swabs. You can moisten the swabs in tea, infusion of chamomile or slightly salted water. If the cat is light, rubbing her eyes with tea or herbal infusion is not recommended, so as not to tint the hair around the eyes. Then you need to take the cat to the room and wipe it with dry towels. For a shorthair cat, one towel will be sufficient. When drying a Burmese cat, it is better not to use a hairdryer so that the fur does not stand on end. If the cat is afraid of the hair dryer, you can lay several newspapers, she herself will sit on them, and moisture will naturally be absorbed into the newspaper.
If you leave the bathed cat alone for several hours, the animal will gradually calm down. Beautiful pure wool will be a reward for labor.
Unfortunately, caring for the fur of a Burmese cat does not accept the use of dry shampoos, since it does not cleanse this type of pile well. Liquid shampoos for shorthair cats are the best choice. In addition, burmese do not mind swimming. The maximum cleansing effect is provided by liquid shampoos and for the care of Burmese wool it is the best choice, since Burmese quite calmly tolerate the bathing procedure. When choosing a shampoo, pay attention to the composition. As a rule, all shampoos have an alkaline pH in order to clean the coat of dirt and traces of the sebaceous glands.
There is a professional line - these shampoos include natural additives (ginkgo-biloba, wheat oil, etc.) - the washing process is already undergoing care-moisturizing, such shampoos do not dry out the hair and skin during washing.
Also in the profile of care products there are tint shampoos, their task is to remove unwanted shades (light cats have a yellowish coating on the paws and face) or make the color more intense.
Burmese often use shade mahogany and silver shampoos.
Mahogany Jerob Mahogony Gold Shampoo - for brown (sable) - give brightness to the color. Silver Jerob Parisian Purple Shampoo - for blue and purple colors (adjust unwanted brown shades).
Air conditioners are the final stage of washing.
The task of the conditioner is to smooth the structure of the hair, close the scales and neutralize the effect of shampoo, as a rule, all conditioners have an acidic pH.
When caring for the fur of Burmese cats, air conditioning is simply irreplaceable.
Conditioners also moisturize hairs deeply. Drying occurs naturally.
It must be remembered that the day before the exhibition Burmese can not be washed! Their hair is very thin and with improperly selected shampoo, cats begin to look like hedgehogs. It is best to do this procedure 5-7 days before the exhibition.
After washing, the fur at the burmese is made very soft and light, so all the days remaining before the exhibition must be combed out well by the cat. On the day of the exhibition, the coat should look natural, there should be no traces of powder or liquid hair care products on it.
Burmese with beautiful wool - a silk sparkling cloak will delight at exhibitions and give an unforgettable sensation when touched.
According to the standard of many exhibition systems, a sufficiently large number of points when judging is given for the quality, color and texture of the wool of the burmese, so when preparing the burmese for the exhibition, you need to make a little effort so that the skin sparkles.
Care for teeth, ears, eyes of burmese.
Burmese teeth must be carefully monitored. The formation of tartar, an unpleasant smell from the mouth, plaque - this not only reduces the attractiveness of burmese, but also harms its health. Brushing your teeth at least once a week with a special toothpaste. It is also recommended to purchase a special brush. Cleaning is carried out by sweeping movements (from the base of the tooth to the edges).
Ears should be examined once a week during a general examination of burmese. Excess sulfur must be removed with a damp piece of cotton wool (not wet). It is recommended to use special drops that facilitate the care of burmese ears. If an ear mite is found, it is necessary to consult a veterinarian who will select the appropriate treatment.
Because of the structure of the muzzle, Burmese cats are prone to increased lacrimation, so the eyes of the burmese must be examined every day and the discharge removed with a piece of cotton wool. If inflammation of the eyes is detected, drops of Maxitrol, Iris and Tsiprovet can be used. If this does not help, you should contact a medical institution.
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What and how to feed kittens of a Burmese cat
If you prefer natural nutrition, then from a month old the kitten’s digestive system is able to absorb meat - non-greasy varieties and only in boiled form: this way you can avoid infection with parasites. You can also give vegetables, cottage cheese, egg yolk, cereals. It is important that the baby receives enough protein, vitamins and trace elements in food.
However, you can save time by using dry food or canned food, it is desirable that this was a premium food, designed specifically for kittens. Perfectly balanced, it contains all the necessary elements for a growing body, so there is no need to add vitamins and supplements to the diet.
Kittens up to five months in need of 4-5 meals a day, adolescents will be enough to eat 3 times a day. As for the amount of feed, manufacturers of quality feed, as a rule, indicate the optimal dosage, taking into account the age and weight of the animal. New feeds often appear on sale, so you can always contact us to find out what is the best choice.
It is important to understand that neither a kitten for adult cats nor food from your table is suitable. Fatty meats, fish, sweets, potatoes, legumes, salt and spices are banned. As for milk, cats are not able to digest it, which is fraught with digestive upset. However, today on sale there is a special milk for kittens, but it is better to stop the choice on the products of well-known companies.
How long does it take to care for a Burmese cat, and what care products should I buy?
Burmese cats are very easy to care for. Leaving does not take much time and it can easily be carried out even by a novice owner.
A rubber brush should be purchased for grooming. It will cost the owners about 160-270 rubles. Shampoo for shorthair cats will also be needed. It costs from 70 rubles per bottle (250 ml). This amount is enough for one year or even two, since the Burmese do not need regular washing. It should be included in the shopping list claw cutter (from 350 rubles), dental supplies (brush from 100 rubles and paste from 100 rubles). There should be a small piece of silk, fur or suede, as well as cotton and gauze napkins.
If possible, it is recommended to buy a furminator (from 1500 rubles). This is a very useful thing, which allows you to bring home hair care to professional. The furminator effectively removes dead hair, making the fur of a Burmese cat more shiny, well-groomed and neat. Drops for caring for the auricles and special drops from the lacrimal paths will not be superfluous.
Water for a kitten
Regardless of age, cats should always have clean water available. It is better to give filtered or get quality bottled water. It is important that the kitten’s water capacity is low: it’s more convenient to drink and stable, since kittens can overturn the drinker while playing.
A comfortable cat tray is essential first. Of course, when moving into a new family, our kittens already know how to use the tray. However, in order to avoid oversight due to stress, immediately show the baby the location of the tray - comfortable, in a secluded place. You can add a few drops of lavender oil or catnip to the filler, the smell of which will attract a kitten. By the way, some people like to paddle the filler, often it spreads throughout the room. In this case, you can buy a model with high curved sides or an indoor toilet-house. Of course, the toilet should be kept clean, remember, the Burmese cat breed is one of the most clean.
For burmese - shorthair breed - it is enough to comb it 1-2 times a week using a special brush, at the end of the procedure it is better to smooth the wool with a piece of suede - so you can give it a shiny look.
Kittens adopt the ability to monitor their hair from a cat-mother. But you can help a little baby, torn from her mother, wiping her wool lightly with a damp cloth, paying special attention to the hind legs. There is no need to bathe a kitten, only in case of severe pollution or in order to get rid of fleas it may be necessary to bathe. In this case, choose a shallow container, the kitten should stand firmly on its paws, water should reach the neck, its temperature should be about 36-39 ° С.
Claws, ears, eyes, teeth - there are no trifles!
Moving into a new family, our kittens are already familiar with the claw-tip, so do not forget to purchase this device, otherwise furniture or wallpaper will suffer. In addition, claw care also includes clipping approximately every month.
Ears and eyes also need regular inspection and cleaning. Once a week, you can wipe the inside of your ears with a damp cloth to remove any accumulated dirt or sulfur. Because of the structure of the skull, Burmese cats are prone to lacrimation, therefore, every morning, accumulated discharge from the eyes should also be carefully removed.
To prevent plaque formation on the teeth, which can lead to tartar or gum disease, regular brushing of the teeth with a special toothpaste and brush is recommended.
Burmese kittens, like adults, do not tolerate loneliness. But this is easy to handle - just give your baby more time. Contact with a person contributes to the quickest adaptation in a new family, in addition, the baby will grow affectionate and playful. In the future, burmese easily makes contact with people, easily gets along with other animals, does not pose a danger to children. By the way, owners of a Burmese kitten should know that animals are uncomfortable when they witness quarrels.
Games and toys for kittens
Having settled in a new place, the kitten will begin to play with pleasure, using any turned up objects for this purpose: pieces of paper, laces, curtains, etc. Acquire movable toys, balls, rubber mice, etc. in advance. It is important that the toys were without small parts that can be nibbled, because the kitten will certainly have such a desire. By the way, playing a kitten, you can use your claws and teeth when in contact with a person, such actions should be immediately stopped, making a warning sound.
Burmese cats have regal plasticity, moving easily and gracefully, well-developed muscles allow them to perform incredible somersaults, stand for long periods, in short - arrange a real "show" during games. It’s good to buy a kitten a special complex where he can climb and jump for pleasure, developing dexterity and flexibility.
She may be needed already in the first minutes of moving to a new family. To reduce stress, you can put a diaper brought from his first house in the carrier - let it be a house where the baby will feel most secure. In the future, regular visits to the veterinarian are inevitable, since the kitten needs vaccinations and preventive examinations. In this case, carrying is also necessary. Today on sale there are a variety of models, the choice depends on the size or temperament of the kitten, as well as on the purpose of travel. For example, for a visit to the nearest veterinary clinic by car, fabric carrying is quite suitable, for traveling on a train you need a model made of plastic.
Little kittens are very vulnerable. And only on a caring owner depends on how happy their life will be. Try to make every effort so that the baby quickly adapts to new conditions. Believe me, Burmese kittens deserve it!
How to care for burmese wool?
Burmese cats have short hair, but this does not mean that it does not need to be looked after. Once a week, you need to comb the cat with a rubber brush. And during the period of seasonal molting, it is recommended to carry out this procedure twice as often. You need to train a cat to combing from an early age so that there are no problems in the future. After combing, it is recommended to rub the wool with a piece of fur, silk or suede.
How to bathe a Burmese cat, and with what frequency?
Burmese can not be washed at all if they do not visit the street. The hair of these cats is resistant to pollution, in addition, the animals are clean and keep themselves clean. Burmese cats can be bathed once every 3-4 months and before the show. To do this, use shampoo for shorthair cats or other special shampoo. Before bathing, you should plug the ears of the cat with pieces of cotton wool so that water does not get into them. It is recommended to dry the coat only with a towel (without a hair dryer), so as not to dry the delicate skin of the cat.
How to care for teeth, ears, eyes of burmese?
Burmese teeth must be carefully monitored. The formation of tartar, an unpleasant smell from the mouth, plaque - this not only reduces the attractiveness of a Burmese cat, but also harms its health. Brushing your teeth at least once a week with a special toothpaste. It is also recommended to purchase a special brush. Cleaning is carried out by sweeping movements (from the base of the tooth to the edges).
Ears should be examined once a week during a general examination of the animal. Excess sulfur is removed with a cloth soaked in vegetable oil or a special lotion for the ears. If an ear mite is found, it is necessary to consult a veterinarian who will select the appropriate treatment.
Because of the structure of the muzzle, Burmese cats are prone to increased lacrimation, so the burmese eyes must be examined every day and the secretions removed with a clean cloth soaked in cool boiled water or eye lotion. A separate napkin is used for each eye. If inflammation of the eyes is detected, drops of Maxitrol, Iris and Tsiprovet can be used. If this does not help, you should contact a medical institution.