The Norwegian Forest cat is robust. Not only is it resistant to cold, but also diseases. This is not a regular veterinary even if exposed to a genetic disease of its own: glycogen storage disease type IV. However, the slightest inattention can cause him trouble. That said, as much to take the necessary measures to preserve his health.
Keep carbohydrates and cat chocolate
The Norwegian cat poorly assimilated carbohydrates. Therefore, do not give him rice or noodles at risk of exposure to intestinal disorders. Moreover, indeed, Norwegian is not attracted to sweets, but when one of the family members tries to make it taste one way or another to the kitten must pay attention. Do not leave it lying chocolate bowls, you never know … About the chocolate is a real poison for the feline. A small amount ingested at a rate of 20 to 40 mg per kilogram (based on the weight of the animal), can cause digestive problems. Between 40 and 50 mg per kilogram, neurological disorders may appear. If the amount of chocolate is up to 60 mg/kg, the cat may have heart disorders. An overdose can cause death. To guard against such accidents, it is better to cover feline Pet insurance.
An animal Mutual to support routine care
Routine care includes visits to the veterinarian, preventive and curative treatments against pests, scaling, possible sterilization, and vaccinations. Regarding vaccination, vaccines against the following diseases are recommended, because Norway is not immune to the conditions that reach other cat breeds:
- Le coryza
- The feline immunodeficiency
- Feline leukemia
Vaccination against rabies is a priority, especially if the master often goes traveling. All vaccines are to be renewed every year.
The health and power measurements
Like the Norwegian Forest, Cat has a long thick coat, regular brushing his fur is essential. Once a week may suffice outside the spring molting period. It should, however, watch her dress as nodes and hairballs may be formed there. If this is the case, remove them gently with a fine comb. In spring, brushing should be done every day, knowing that the majority of hair falls after winter.
Finally, returning to food, fish, and animal proteins found in meat will be part of his food. Meat also brings him vitamins and trace elements it needs. Some vegetables such as green beans and peas are recommended because they are rich in fiber and vitamins, but be boiled or cooked to make them easier to digest. For a Norwegian kitten, it takes between 32 and 40% protein and fat in meals. These will be divided into small portions that will eat between 10 and 16 times a day, especially at night for adult cats.