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The Norwegian Cat

According to many, Norwegian Cats are a wild, hardy and solitary breed. However, it is a surprisingly sweet cat that has adapted very well to life with humans. It is a very good pet cat and, even if he has kept his hunting instincts like most of his congeners, he is very faithful, affectionate, intelligent and playful. This breed was not born from any particular cross and it seems that it is native to Norway and that it has always existed. It would be a cat from a natural evolution that would have been domesticated by the Vikings.

It is a medium-long to long-haired cat which is relatively calm and loses moderately its hair. It has a muscular and robust body and its legs are shorter in the front than in the back. It has large almond eyes that can be of all colors and that often fit with her dress. Its ears are bushy and triangular, slightly leaning forward. As for its tail, it is full, long and rises on the end. The female, like the male, can weigh from 5 to 7 kg and measure about 35 cm.

Over the years, he has become an excellent domestic cat who loves caresses and plays very easily with children, despite his temperament as a hunter. His health is solid, but he must be vaccinated against the main diseases known in cats, such as rabies, typhus, leucosis and coryza. There would be only one hereditary pathology: type IV glycogenosis, which is fatal in younger subjects.

Its large fur requires easy maintenance. Simply brush it regularly to avoid swallowing its dead hair and avoiding knots. During moulting (spring and fall), brushing must be done daily. It is also important to validate the condition of its ears.

On average, the Norwegian cat has a considerable need for animal protein, trace elements and vitamins. So we avoid croquettes. It feeds mainly on human food, such as fish, vegetables and meat.