Rare and astonishing are the perfect words to describe the Egyptian Mau. They are the earliest known type of domestic cat and existed several thousands of years ago. But through selective and strict breeding programs, the Mau preserved their traditional heritage making them more exotic than even Siamese and Persian breeds.
An Egyptian Mau is astounding. They can carry out eye-catching leaps and will play fetch for hours without even being trained. Owners will be amazed by the natural intelligence of the Egyptian Mau. They are affable but not as loud as oriental cats, they just love to be with humans and play is a part of their life.
The Egyptian Mau cat does not need special care but it is of utmost importance to give them high quality food. Feline Asthma is a severe illness to this breed though it is not lethal. They might have some allergic reactions to certain food or matter that they might swallow resulting to itchiness. Keeping them indoor is recommended for this reason.
Grooming the extraordinary Egyptian Mau is easier when the habit is started during their kitten hood. A daily combing or coat brushing is good for removing the shedding hair. Ears should be gently wiped with a damp piece of cloth. Tooth brushing is not required but occasional inspection of their mouth is suggested to look for any unusual build-up of plaque or dirt. Bathing the Egyptian Mau cat is necessary if you suspect it might have a skin problem. Use colour formulated shampoo according to the colour coat of the Egyptian Mau to avoid staining. A liquid dish detergent diluted with water usually do the trick for a greasy tail. Use a light cream or conditioner before the final rinse.