Food & Supplies
Food & Treats
It's extremely important to provide proper nutrition for British shorthair kittens and cats for their health and wellbeing.
There are a lot of different brands of dry and wet food on the market. We recommend that you feed your furry friend with premium quality food such as Royal Canin, Dr.HIll's, Applaws, and Stella & Chewy.
From birth to 12 months, feed your kitten with dry and wet food specifically for kittens. After 12 months, feed your now adult-cat with dry and wet food designated for adults. Don't forget to spoil your furry one with some treats.
Use oral care products for cats to keep their teeth clean and gums healthy.
Use toothbrush kit to clean and polish cats teeth.
Oxyfresh water additive, dental treats, dental sticks with catnip and finger wipes freshens pet breath, promotes healthy gums, and fights plaque and tartar build-up.
Vitamins & Supplements
Cat-designated multivitamins help support a healthy immune system, better mobility & flexibility, alongside a shiny coat. Glucosamine is given for hip & joint health. Omegas DHA Fatty Acids for energy, heart strength & brain function. Vitamins & antioxidants also improve immunity & digestion.
Eye Care & Grooming
British shorthair has a short coat that needs only minimal grooming. Brush your cat once a week using a soft slicker brush. Brush more frequently during the periods of seasonal shedding to remove loose hair using grooming gloves.
Trim the nails every other week to protect your furniture from getting scratched.
Check the insides of their ears weekly. If you notice a little debris in the ears, use a pet-ear cleaning wipe. If you see some dry pieces around the eye and/or tears, clean them using eye wash pads.
Excercise & Toys
BSH are playful well into adulthood, but they are not hyper or excessively active. They can get plenty of exercise by exploring the house and playing with you a few times a day. Engage your friend with feather wands, toy balls, toys with catnip, and automatic lasers.
Make sure your cat has plenty of things to climb and perch upon like cat trees and condos. Cats can also get exercise and enrichment through scratching. Set up several acceptable scratching places in the house, including vertical scratchers (such as tall posts) and horizontal scratchers (such as cardboard or sisal scratchers that lie flat on the ground).
British Shorthair are prone to gain weight easily. It's best to keep them at a lean shape and healthy weight in order to prevent weight-related health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease. We encourage you to get an automatic feeder to establish their feeding habits with a portioned intake of feed.
Make sure that water is always fresh and easily accessible for your cat, preferably in proximity to the place of their other dining activities. Purchasing a water fountain is a fun way to encourage your cat to drink more water as the sound of water dripping is constant reminder that water is available in an appealing stream-like manner.
There is a wide variety of litter boxes available on the market. These can range from basic covered litter boxes to an automatic self-cleaning litter robot. Litter can come in different forms as well, as in a clumping form, to simple wooden or paper pellets.