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  •   Pet Health And Care >>  Cat Breeds >>  Oriental  
     

    Oriental Cats:

    Characteristics: Oriental cats come in a range of patterns and colors.



    These cats are a picture of grace and elegance. They have similar body type as the Siamese cats, which include large ears, wedge shaped head and almond eyes. They have a silky and soft coat and are of the shorthaired variety. They have a long tail that lends to their slim, svelte appearance.

    Oriental Cat Temperament:


    Orientals are one of the most popular breeds of cats and are valued for their personality.



    These are very vocal and active cats and are not docile at all. They need attention as well as companionship and you just cannot leave your Oriental for the whole day. These cats want to be involved in all your activities. These are intelligent and curious cats and have a playful personality.

    These cats are known for their loyalty and affection for their owners, and want to be with you most of the time.



    These cats will welcome you when you’re back from work, will sit by you as you read and definitely like to play and cuddle with you.

    Oriental cats are entertainers and are full of boundless energy and enthusiasm. They can be royal and haughty, and curious and animated. They go out of their way to be involved in all your activities. These cats will shower you with affection.

    Oriental Cat Health:

     

    Well, it is a good idea to get familiar with pet health issues and pet health care. Oriental cats do not have any special dietary needs. They need lots of exercise. If you do not exercise them enough, they tend to become chubby. Sometimes, Oriental cats have heart defects. It is advisable to speak with a vet and ask him about pet health information and about Orientals.

    Oriental Cat Grooming:

    These cats need a lot of grooming. If you are short on time, it is advisable to get the short-haired variety of Oriental cat. You need to brush the cat at least once a week with a brush or comb. This is necessary to keep the cat’s coat healthy and smooth. If you have a long-haired Oriental, then brush it twice a week or more. The long-haired cat has a medium length coat with a silky texture. Remember that grooming is important, especially in the summer. These cats shed their coat in the summer and warmer months and that is why grooming is very essential. Brushing removes the loose hair and this prevents hairballs.

     
      Submitted on May 7, 2010