With their striking silver-blue coat and silky long locks, it’s easy to see why the choice was made to establish the Nebelung as their own breed. Similar in build and personality to the Russian Blue, the Nebelung finds its origins in two longhaired blue kittens born to black-coated parents. Later outcrossing to the Russian Blue probably lent this breed their regal and somewhat reserved personalities. Though the Nebelung may come off as shy and aloof at first, they quickly become loving and devoted companions to their immediate family – however, your company may not even know you have a cat.
Though silky and soft, the Nebelung can develop a thick undercoat and regular grooming will be required to prevent tangles and mats. Especially if started young, this can become an enjoyable and bonding experience. The Nebelung isn’t going to demand your attention, but if you forget about them, this sensitive feline is will become anxious and withdrawn. Though unassuming, the Nebelung is actually quite fond of your companionship and will enjoy regular snuggles.
Appearance / health:
The Nebelung is a medium sized cat, long and graceful with medium boning. The legs are long with rounded oval feet, often with generous tufting between the toes. The Nebelung walks high on the toes, giving this cat the appearance of tip-toeing. Atop a slender neck sits a proportional head, somewhat wedge shaped with angled rather than rounded contours. The muzzle is medium length with a level nose almost completely absent of a concave curve. The forehead is flat, and atop the head sits large, pointed ears. The eyes are slightly oval shaped, widely spaced, and a green color is preferred. Kittens may be born with yellow eyes which gradually change to green or yellow-green.
The Nebelung has a medium-long coat with hair becoming longer from shoulder to tail. The tail itself is plumed, and the cat has long britches. The male may have a considerable neck ruff. The outer coat has a fine, silky texture that drapes over the body. The undercoat becomes denser in colder months, and the coat may have a softer feel then. Like the Russian Blue, the Nebelung’s coat color is a deep blue/grey. They may have silver tipping which gives the coat a lighter sheen.
Behavior / temperament:
The regal Nebelung is devoted and affectionate, though they may be shy and stand-offish with strangers and young children. The Nebelung needs time to adjust to new home situations, but your patience will be well rewarded: once the Nebelung is comfortable with you, they become an affectionate and cuddly companion. They do well in a home with calm and stability, and they’re particularly sensitive to being yelled at. For this reason the Nebelung may not be a good choice for families with young and boisterous children. Likewise, they may enjoy the company of other pets, particularly other cats, so long as they are not being harassed or unwillingly chased.
For all that this cat may come off as sensitive and mild-mannered, the Nebelung is actually a very active, lively, and playful cat. They are intelligent and inquisitive and enjoy observing your daily activities. The Nebelung is not clingy or demanding, but they’ll delight in the opportunity to cuddle on a lap and receive attention, and they’ll follow your throughout the house. Though they can safely be left home during the day without fear of destructive tendencies, the Nebelung who is left alone too long or is neglected may become anxious and fearful.
lap, Elegant Gray Feline, big bushy tail, meowing conversations, apartment cat, fluffy hair
strangers, high maintenance, regular brushingcombing
good mouser, longhaired Russian Blue
There are so many misconceptions about raw feeding and I hope to quickly properly educate you so making an opinion for yourself is easier. I am a certified nutritionist for dogs and cats and the moment I finished my education I knew I needed to make better choices for my own personal dogs in regards to how I fed them. There are pros and cons to any feeding method so I cannot say it's going to be easy to know exactly what choices to make. The doubtful mind always says no, so anyone unfamiliar with anything is always hesitant. I see that a lot with other professionals in the field, specifically veterinarians. I am fortunate to have an integrative veterinarian who 100% supports this feeding method. Lets talk about the pros as there are many. There is no possible way to dispute that a dog's but especially a cat's digestive system and teeth are designed for a diet of animal tissue, they are carnivores. Having jagged teeth throughout their mouth and a very short digestive tract, their bodies are not equipped to properly process plant material. Think of a cow's or sheep's flat teeth, made for grinding plants, and their 4 chambered stomachs, made to digest and assimilate nutrients from plants. They are herbivores. Feeding a diet of dry dog food, which is very heavy in plant based ingredients of many varieties,synthetic vitamins, and taste additives reeks havoc on their entire body systems over time. Some say feeding raw is expensive and time consuming. I'm part of a group with thousands and thousands of raw feeders around the world and we completely disagree. If you can follow a simple recipe you can make raw food for your pet. Learning how to shop for ingredients on sale and making relationships with local butchers is all you need to make it affordable. I feed two dogs raw cheaper than I wold purchasing an average quality dry food. It CAN be done if your pet's lifetime of health is important to you. There are so many support systems out there for this approach, it truly couldn't be any easier. The shelf life of raw food is far longer than that of dry food. Did you know that the nutrients and quality of dry food diminishes with the passing of each day? My dog's food is kept in a deep freezer and put in the refrigerator for thawing each night, ready for the next day. Freezing locks in all nutrients and can be kept for years without spoiling. Does your dog suffer from chronic conditions like ear infections and skin issues? Did you ever think it could be food related? Well let me tell you that it is. I have assisted with completely eradicating a host of chronic health issues in dogs and cats with diet alone. To most recently include a chihuahua with disc disease and no use of his hind legs. He now climbs steps and runs. He is 12 years old. No other therapy than a raw diet, regular massage, and one veterinary acupuncture visit. Let's talk about the cons. Now, most freeze dried and premade raw can be expensive for the amount you get. Feeding freeze dried is mostly for convenience. I use it when I need convenience like a weekend camping trip. I enjoy making my dog's food. There a lot of satisfaction in it for me. There is so much talk about bacteria like salmonella and e.coli when someone references raw food. Can it be present in raw food? Of course! But, did you know that your dry food can and does have the same bacteria? Dry and canned pet food recalls are a very common for bacteria. I have 100% control over the ingredients, processing, and storing of my pets raw food. Proper handling and sourcing of raw ingredients can and does deeply diminish the probability of bacteria. What about parasites? Again, yes of course raw materials can have parasites. As can dry and canned mass produced pet food. And again, the proper handling and sourcing of these ingredients remove this concern. (As a note: I have been raw feeding for over 5 years and NOT ONE of my dogs or clients have been treated for parasites or bacterial issues) Proper formulation can be a con to raw feeding. Honestly, its ridiculously easy. But without the proper ratio of ingredients you can cause issues. Companies make you think it is hard. They want to make you buy their product. It's a marketing scheme that works and unfortunately affects our pets negatively. I hope this review can shed light into the seemingly scary world of raw feeding. Educate yourselves and don't be afraid to jump in head first. Your pet's health and quality of life will be all the proof you need to know this is without a doubt the best decision you have ever made. .
From Megan S 55 days ago