Brush these cats on occasion.,
Wipe the cat’s eyes regularly.,
Clean its ears.,
Clip the cat’s claws.,
Brush your cat’s teeth.,
Pick a cat from a good breeder.,
Watch for breathing difficulties.,
Get regular checkups.,
Provide plenty of engaging toys.,
Play with your cat.,
Give it warm places to snuggle up.,
Try leash training.
Bombay cats, with their sleek, soft fur, don’t need much brushing. A once-a-week brushing is more than sufficient. Often, just petting is enough to remove the dead hair and help move oils around.A curry brush is good for this cat.Also, these cats only really need to be bathed when they get into something messy, such as if they go running through the mud outside.;
, The Bombay cat is prone to excessive tearing in the eyes, more so than other breeds. Tears can be irritating, so try to wipe down the corner of your cat’s eyes at least once a day. Use a soft cloth dampened with warm water., Bombays, like all cats, need their ears cleaned regularly. Clean them when you notice a buildup of wax on the inside. Ask your vet for a good cleaner, then use a cotton ball or swab moistened with that cleaner to gently bathe the inside of the cat’s ears., You also need to trim the cat’s claws fairly regularly, such as twice a month or more often as needed. You’ll notice when they start getting long; they’ll be extra sharp, and the cat will keep getting them stuck in things.Start by getting your cat used to the noise of the clippers. You can practice on a piece of spaghetti with the cat nearby.
When it comes time to trim, have the cat in your lap with its head away from you. Lift up one of its paws. Push gently on one of the cat’s pads, extending the claw. Before trimming, make sure you can see the quick, the pink nerve and blood vessel inside the nail. Avoid clipping that.
Remember your cat may become impatient. You may need to do its nails in more than one session.
, Brushing your cat’s teeth may sound like more than you bargained for when getting a cat. However, clean teeth are essential to a cat’s good health, so it’s an important step you should take regularly.Start by getting your cat used to the idea. A couple of times a day, lift up the cat’s gums, and gently rub them with your finger or a cotton swab. Once your cat seems okay with this step, you can move on to brushing. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically designed for cats.
Give your cat a taste of the toothpaste. You can put a bit on its mouth. Using the toothbrush, apply the paste to the teeth, reaching to the teeth in the back. Rub it in gently.
While you’re brushing, look to see if your cat’s gums seem pink and healthy. Also check for any mouth wounds or broken teeth.
, If you’re getting your cat from a breeder, make sure you choose a good one. The cats should be bred in the person’s home and handled often. It can help to visit and see the place, as well as meet the kitten’s mom and dad to see what they’re like., This cat has a relatively short snout. Because of that, the breed is more prone to problems with breathing,such as brachycephalic airway syndrome. In mild cases, you may notice your cat breathes loudly or snores. In more severe cases, you may notice your cat only breathes through its mouth, tires easily, and may even pass out after playing.Home treatments include helping your cat lose weight, keeping your cat inside, particularly when it’s hot out, keeping stress down, and discouraging strenuous exercise.
Your vet may also give your cat anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, or oxygen treatments. If the condition is particularly severe, surgery may be needed to correct it.
, Like any cat, Bombay cat’s should be taken to the vet regularly for checkups (at least once a year). Cats often do not show symptoms of diseases until the diseases are advanced. Checkups help get your cat diagnosed more quickly, so that it can be treated.For instance, like most cats, Bombays are susceptible to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a thickening of the heart walls. However, not all cats show symptoms of this disease, so it often needs to be diagnosed by a vet.
, Bombays are smart cats, so they need to be entertained more than some other cats. Have plenty of toys on hand to keep your cat happy, such as puzzle toys and other engaging toys.That doesn’t mean you need to spend a large amount of money on toys. Free and cheap items are just as fun for your cat, such as paper bags and cardboard boxes.It’s also a good idea to provide places your cat can jump, such as cat trees., While your Bombay will likely find ways to entertain itself, it will also enjoy playing with you. In fact, you may even get this cat to play fetch, since it enjoys interactive activities so much. You can also use stick toys with lures or fleece strips on the end to entertain your cat., Most cats like warmth, but Bombays are particularly partial to warm spots. Make sure you provide plenty of warm spots, such as cat beds in sunny windows, to help keep your kitty happy.A window is a good idea because they’ll also enjoy bird-watching.Because these cats like warm spots, they’ll often crawl under your blanket when you go to bed., Because Bombays are so smart and engaged, they take more readily to leash training than some other breeds. It’s best to start young, though, as the cat will take to training more easily when it is a kitten than when it’s older.Start with just a harness. A cat can slip out of a collar. Let the cat wear it around the house, getting used to it.
Take the cat outside on short explorations. Stay close to the house at first, as it will feel safer. In fact, just hanging out with the cat in the yard will help your cat adjust. Some cats may never get used to being outside.
Work up to trying short walks. Remember, your idea of a walk may not be your cat’s idea of a walk.