Food for your Chartreux
Nutritional recommendations for active Chanson Bleu Chartreux: use Wellness or Nutro Adult or similar formula with . 18% + Taurine and 32+ % protein . The Chartreux are a muscular breed . Proper nutrition is critical for their heart development and overall health . Any cat food that does not list the magnesium (causes stones) probably has too much . Please check your labels. Price/premium cat food does not necessarily protect you! Fiber , often added in the form of beet pulp, flax seed or pea fiber binds with calcium and also prevents a different type of stone . IAM's Hairball (orange bag) is a reasonable food and can be found in most supermarkets if you are ever in a bind. This brand is about the least expensive I would buy if $ ever becomes an issue . Free feed and then use portion control as needed due to concerns over weight .
The ultimate : Evo (grain free) btw EVO tracts magnesium at less than .1%) , the South Beach diet of the cat world . If your Chartreux develops any kind of allergy (see black heads on face/chin/hair loss/phelgm/audible breathing/fungus in ears) it is probably due to corn and/or wheat gluten . Evo will solve the problem . Supplement option with older cats (wet) food to prevent renal failure . AS a supplement Gerber baby food ( meat) is pure and very safe... add water to increase water intake . Cat foods brands : Innova , Wysong that are high quality without grain fillers . Best kibble will be coarse to help clean the teeth . Plenty of fresh water and a clean litter box helps prevent urinary tract infections, too . Ordinary cat food produced in the Orient is probably not wise. They also put corn and wheat gluten in many cat foods - also not a good idea over the long run. Buyer beware . Read labels!
A good diet, good hygiene , and food are much less expensive than vet bills ! Spayed females can develop stones & infections , too !
The Chartreux is a breed of domestic cat from France and is recognised by a number of registries around the world . It is not recognised by the GCCF in the UK , ostensibly for being too similar to the British Shorthair , one of whose colours is a similar blue-grey . The Chartreux is large and muscular, with relatively short , fine-boned limbs , and very fast reflexes . They are known for their blue (grey) water-resistant short hair double coats which are often slightly nappy in texture (often showing "breaks" like a sheepskin) and orange- or copper-colored eyes . Chartreux cats are also known for their "smile": due to the structure of their heads and their tapered muzzles , they often appear to be smiling . Chartreux are exceptional hunters and are highly prized by farmers .