8 Incredible Egyptian Mau Cat Facts


The Egyptian Mau is a regal, exotic breed of cat and prized for its intelligence and graceful nature. Grooming is essential for this breed, and owners need to understand the basics of how to groom a Mau to keep their pet healthy, clean and looking its best. Here are 10 incredible Egyptian Mau facts related to grooming.

1. The Egyptian Mau’s fur is very fine and smooth, so it needs to be groomed daily with a very soft brush. This will help remove dirt, dead skin and fur, as well as keep the coat looking shiny and healthy.

2. Maus have a unique tear stain pattern. They have a specific pattern of tear stains around their eyes and nose that can become stained with dirt and debris, so it is important to regularly wipe them clean with a soft, damp cloth.

3. The Egyptian Mau also has longer fur around its neck, chest and belly. This should be brushed gently every few days to remove any debris or mats that may form.

4. The Mau’s claws should also be trimmed regularly, as they grow quickly and can become sharp, making it uncomfortable or difficult for the cat to walk.

5. The Mau does not shed a lot of fur, but regular brushing will help to reduce the shedding and control the amount of hairballs the cat produces.

6. The Mau is also resistant to fleas and has a natural oil in its fur that naturally repels them. However, it is important to check your Mau’s coat regularly for any signs of fleas or other parasites.

7. As for bathing, the Mau should only be bathed when absolutely necessary and preferably in a shampoo specifically designed for cats. A mild shampoo and warm water should be used, and the cat should be dried with a towel as soon as possible after the bath.

8. The Mau has a sparkling coat that often contains spots or stripes, so regular brushing and combing can help to keep the coat looking its best.

9. The Mau’s ears should also be cleaned regularly, as they can accumulate a lot of wax and debris.

10. Finally, it is important to check the Mau’s teeth and gums regularly for any signs of dental disease.

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