The British Fold cat breed does not exist. Scots are lop-eared. They have characteristic differences from their counterparts both in the structure of the body and in care.
What are the differences between British and Scottish cats
It is worth noting that there are no British folds. This name is often referred to as the Scottish Fold or Scottish Fold. The British Shorthair breed only exists with straight ears.
A fold-eared British cat can be born as a result of mating of the above two species, but from this the kitten loses its pedigree and can have serious diseases. And although pure breeds have similarities, due to the characteristics of the organism, they have different specifics of care.
First you need to figure out who is who. In addition to the shape of the auricles, these breeds have several more differences:
- the British are distinguished by a medium or large muscular body on strong squat legs, the Scots have a lighter and more elongated skeleton and slender legs;
- the head of the representatives of the British breed is large, round on a strong, short neck and with massive cheeks, in the Scots the cheeks are less developed;
- the tail of the British is short and thick, while that of the Scots is flexible, tapering to the tip.
Fold scotsman care
Train your pet for preventive treatments from childhood. In this case, he will get used to it, and it will be easy for you to look after him.
The kitten's eyes should be constantly examined and wiped with a cotton swab dipped in water as needed. Use a different cotton swab for each eye.
You should contact your veterinarian if you notice brown tears, protruding third eyelid, and if the cat often rubs its eyes, squints.
Shorthaired cats should be brushed once a week and longhaired cats every day. It is worth noting that the British, unlike the Scots, love brushing against the grain.
Bathing most often takes place calmly, if you teach your pet to this from childhood. Do this as needed: When the cat is heavily soiled, fleas or dandruff appear.
Fold Scots' ears should be cleaned every two weeks with a cotton swab dipped in a special ear liquid. If you notice that your pet is constantly scratching its ears and shaking its head - examine it and if you find a dark brown plaque or tick, consult a doctor.
The nails should be trimmed 1-2 mm with a special nail clipper. For the front legs, do the procedure twice a month, for the hind legs - once. Be careful not to damage the blood vessel of the claw.