They are beautiful to look at and they entice you to be stroked extensively. Longhair cats are the epitome of cat beauty. For all cat lovers who love long fur, of course, the Persian cat is the first choice. She has by far the longest coat.
The half- long-haired cats also have a beautiful coat, which does not grow as long as the Persian cat.
In addition to the coat, each long-haired cat breed is characterized by certain characteristics. So the angora cat is the mother of all long-haired cats, the British long hair rather calm in nature, sacred Burma very tender, the Maine coon grew very large and the Norwegian forest cat quite rustic in behavior. Picturesque representatives of their kind are also the Ragdoll, the Ragamuffin, and the Neva Masquerade.
Your longhair cat is the most beautiful
Angora, Burma or Persian – you love her long, silky coat. If only it were not so difficult to maintain. In this article, you’ll learn how to go about having a fur problem, what you can do about it, and how to make sure that the coat of your longhair cat grows thick, stays wonderfully shiny.
The coat change in cats
Spring and fall add extra effort to long-haired cats: cats change their coat. The longhair cat is almost completely naturally given a new “dress”. When the sun comes out of power, she throws off her old winter coat.
This is replaced by a much lighter summer coat, which protects the cat from too intense UV radiation and also from too much heat. The winter fur, in turn, provides a dense, insulating under-hair for protection against unpleasant moisture and cold.
The hair of the cat employs its proud owners one way or another. Because unfortunately, they are hairy! Every day. Incessantly. The cat caters to this through its intensive self-operated grooming.
And on the other hand, the hair goes by itself after a certain cycle: There is the so-called anagen phase, which produces the new hair roots.
This is followed by the catagen phase, the transitional stage. Then the hair stops growing completely. This is the telogen – the resting phase.
The hair is now fully grown, but still firmly anchored. Failure does it in the exogenous phase. After all, 12 to 24 percent of the total body weight of a longhair cat makes her coat!
Cats that live exclusively in the house can be particularly strong hair. Because the house is usually always the same temperature, which means that the cat does not have to adjust to cold or heat.