Overview of Scottish Straight
The Scottish Breed Group consists of the Scottish Fold and the Scottish Straight - which both come in shorthair and longhair varieties. These kitties can be born in the same litter and are identical, except some kittens will have folded ears. All Scottish Fold kittens are born with straight ears, and if they carry the gene for the folded ears, their ears will begin to curl 18-24 days later. A Scottish Straight - a.k.a. a Scottish Fold with straight ears is just as cuddly and wonderful as their curled ear sibling! Scottish Straights come in a variety of colors and patterns with their most common eye color being copper. Just like their more popular siblings, Scottish Straight cats also have adorable round faces, round bodies, and round heads! The shorthaired variety requires grooming twice a week, and the longhaired variety could use a good brush out 3-4 times a week to remove loose hairs.
Personality of Scottish Straight
The Scottish Straight is an intelligent, loving companion with a curious mind. You could call them "four on the floor" kitties because they prefer to be close by with all four paws on the floor rather than being picked up and carried around. A Scottish Straight cat will follow you around from room to room and may even learn how to open cabinet doors or fetch! So if you're on the lookout for a super cute plush kitty with beautiful round eyes and a playful spirit, you might love a Scottish Straight!
Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Scottish Straight
Polycystic Kidney Disease in cats: like many other cat breeds, Scottish Straights may be prone to polycystic kidney disease - a progressive disease where cysts form on their kidneys and cause decreased functioning.
Recommendations for PKD in Scottish Straight Cats:
- Kidney Failure Super Support Kit - Natural remedies that may support healthy kidney and urinary tract function, help regulate fluid levels, and contains properties that may slow down the formation of cysts.
Heart disease in cats: cardiomyopathy is the most common type of heart disease in cats and is characterized by a thickening of the cardiovascular walls leading to the weakening of heart function.
Recommendations for Heart Disease in Scottish Straight Cats:
- Heart Health Super Support Kit - A natural aid that can support pets with cardiovascular disease, promote overall heart health, and encourage blood flow to the heart.
Parasites in cats: can be spread through food, saliva, blood, insect bites, or contact with an infected animal. These can eventually weaken your Scottish Straight’s immune function and open them up to secondary infections.
Recommendations for Parasites in Snowshoe Cats:
- Blood Parasites with Nutritional Support Kit - A bundle of supplements to help the body naturally flush out parasites, promote healing and support the immune system.