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Short Haired Cats VS Long Haired Cats

Updated on October 20, 2012

Short Haired Cats

Cats with short hair are much easier to take care of than cats with long hair. A long-haired cat takes a lot of work. With a long-haired cat you need to brush your cat's hair everyday to keep it in good condition. You should always make sure that your cat's fur doesn't get matted. Matted hair is a mess, and you have to get the mat out of the cat's fur. A short-haired cat needs to be brushed almost everyday, to keep the cat from swallowing its own hair. When a short haired cat doesn't get brushed everyday, the cat swallows their hair and the hair forms a hairball inside the cat's stomach. If you are considering getting a cat and if you have a busy life, you may want to consider getting a cat with short hair, instead of a cat with long hair. A cat with long hair takes a lot of time and care for its long hair. A long haired cat would be worth the extra time and care for any one who loves cats.

Cute Cat Face

Cute Cat Face
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Hairball in Cats

When a cat forms a hairball in it's stomach, the cat will usually regurgitate it. So, its a great idea to brush the cat's fur whether the cat has short or long hair. The short-haired cat doesn't need to see a professional groomer unless the owner wants to see one once in awhile. But, for a long-haired cat its a great idea to see a professional groomer at a vet's office or any place where they do professional pet hair care. Cats throwing up hairballs isn't pleasant to watch or for the cat to go through. It can be nasty to see a cat throw up hairballs.

Sometimes, its easy to forget about brushing the cat's fur, especially when you are busy working, and doing other things that need to be done. There are commercial dry cat foods that are formulated for the prevention of hairballs, so it might be a good idea to feed that type of food to a cat. The best advice would be to ask your cat's vet. A vet should know the best things for cats. A long-haired cat would have more difficulty with hairballs, than short haired cats, because of the long hair.

In conclusion, it takes less work with a short haired cat than a long haired cat. If you have a busy life then you might want to get a short-haired cat. If you have lots of free time, than a long-haired cat would probably work out really good.

Domestic Short Hair

My Two Cats are Short-Haired

Sasha, Who Just Arrived
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      Gail Louise Stevenson 6 years ago from Mason City

      Thanks for the welcome, feenix.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 6 years ago from Mason City

      Thanks.

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      3cardmonte 6 years ago

      Excellent hub, Bessie looks just like my old kitten patsy! x

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 6 years ago from Mason City

      Your welcome.

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      HendrikDB 6 years ago

      Interesting, thanks.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 6 years ago from Mason City

      Thank you, and God Bless You, too.

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub, and God Bless You.

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      feenix 6 years ago

      Hello, gail641,

      First, welcome to HubPages and you are very positive addition to this site.

      Second, thank you very much for writing and publishing this useful, awesome and interesting post. In fact, because so many people have little feline partners, I believe you provided a public service.

      Personally, I have a very furry little tabby named Xena, the Wonder Kitty. And you are quite right about the need for daily brushings. Whenever I fail to brush Xena for three or four days, these real big clumps of fur form all over her.

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