The Oriental Shorthair's coat is, as the name implies: short, close and fine. There are endless varieties of colors and patterns. The CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) recognizes that there are over 300 color combinations. These varieties fall into five groups: uniform coat (one color hair, no streaks or spots), tortoiseshell coats and derivations, bleached base coats (includes smoky and silvery coats), tabby coats (accepts brindle tabby, mottled tabby and marbled tabby) and bicolor (the colored spots are separated by white).
The Oriental Shorthair does not require much specific care. Because it is predisposed to periodontal diseases, it is necessary to brush your teeth at least once a week under the guidance of a veterinarian. Brushing his coat is also necessary, although his coat is short, weekly brushing helps to reduce the formation of hairballs in his stomach and even helps in the hygiene of his coat. Other basic care is also necessary to keep your Oriental happy and healthy, such as periodic visits to the veterinarian, high quality food and up to date deworming and vaccinations.