American Shorthair Cat
American Shorthair cats, one of the oldest known domestic cat breeds, dating back to 1620, first appeared in England. This cat breed, which was noticed during a cruise, was started to be used as a natural precaution against mice, especially thanks to its hunting skills. It is possible to come across American Shorthair cats in many different civilizations from Spain to Vikings. Especially thanks to sailing, this cat breed has spread widely around the world. American Shorthair has been considered a breed since 1906.
Physical Appearance of American Shorthair Cat Breed
The weight of American Shorthair cats can range from 6 lbs to 10 lbs. American Shorthair is a very strong cat type with a muscular body structure. They can move quite quickly in order to catch their prey easily. The highly agile American Shorthair skip, jumping and climbing abilities are highly developed. American Shorthair cat breed, which is seen in different colors and patterns, has 60 known colors. Usually silver color is the most popular of all colors. The rounded ear structure and large eyes add a sweet look to the American Shorthair cat breed. In addition, with its plump cheeks and large head structure, it can reach 15 to 26 lbs. American Shorthair maintenance is quite effortless and easy. It is necessary to comb the dead hairs with a cat comb or a cat brush weekly. Cat scratch is considered the most practical solution for nail care. In addition, it will be sufficient to apply to the cat hairdresser for a detailed hair care. After reaching a certain maturity, your American Shorthair cat you needs to acquire regular teeth brushing habits against the risk of periodontal disease. In addition, regular veterinary control and vaccination procedures should be provided against the risk of infection in the ears. Although it is unclear whether the American Shorthair cat breed, with an average life span of 15 to 20 years, carries a known genetic disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with heart disease can be seen in some American Shorthair types.