Ashera Cat

Ashera

Silent, Intelligent , Curious

The Ashera cat is an exotic looking large cat breed with a tall body and pointed ears.

Ashera Cat

Health

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 54 – 58 inches

Weight

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  • 26 – 33 lbs.

Lifetime

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  • 12 – 15 years

Health Risk

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Periodontal Disease

What is it?:

Periodontal disease is a gum disease in which there is formation of plaque due to saliva and bacteria. This bacterium can cause inflammation of the gums. In severe cases it can cause separation of teeth and gums.

% of cats affected

>85% of cats over 4 years old

Clinical signs

The clinical symptoms of this condition may include –

  • Bad breath
  • Discomfort in chewing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gums may start receding
  • Redness of gums
  • Bleeding of the gums
  • Teeth may become yellow
  • Discharge from the nose
  • Loss of teeth
  • Drooling

Treatment

Some treatments for periodontal disease may include:

  • Brushing a cat’s teeth with a toothpaste made for them.
  • Tartar removal
  • Antibiotic gel may be prescribed to form new tissues.
  • Root canal, deep cleaning, or bone replacement.
  • Surgery

Average Vet Bill

$800

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $720

80% = $640

70% = $560

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

What is it?:

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a condition where the muscular walls of the cat’s heart thicken which reduces the efficiency of the heart.

% of cats affected

10%

Clinical signs

The clinical symptoms of this condition may include –

  • Weakness in the body
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lethargy in the body
  • The cat may collapse
  • Discomfort in breathing
  • Cracking sounds when breathing due to shortness of breath
  • Unable to do physical movement
  • Heart failure
  • Paralysis in the hind limbs due to clots
  • Abnormal heart murmurs
  • Bluish discoloration of the nailbeds due to lack of oxygen

Treatment

The treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy depends on how severe the cat’s condition is. Some asymptomatic cats may not need any treatment. Some cats may be given medications to slow down their heart rate and relax the pumping chambers. If the cats show signs of a heart failure or arrhythmia, then medications may be given for it. Therapy can be given to the cats according to their severity. Aspirin may also be given to reduce blood clots. This condition can be treated with medications for the lifetime of cats.

Average Vet Bill

$1000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $900

80% = $800

70% = $700

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Personality

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Calm

The Ashera may look like a large cat breed but they are calm and quiet in nature. They can also be left alone and are independent.

Independent

The Ashera is an independent cat breed and do not mind being left alone. They typically have no separation anxiety.

Social

They are social in nature. Ashera’s generally love to meet new people and are affectionate towards their families.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

The Ashera has a lustrous looking coat which does not shed a lot and is soft and dense.

Colors

Their coat colors can be black, silver tabby, brown tabby , light gray. Its fur is speckled with small spots, appearing in black or brown.

Hypoallergenic

No

Grooming

The Ashera can be easy to groom as their coat does not shed a lot of hair and it needs to be brushed once weekly. They can be prone to dental problems and hence need their teeth to be brushed occasionally to help maintain their heath.

Training

The Ashera can be very easily trainable as they are an intelligent cat breed. They can be taught tricks and are fast learners. They adapt themselves quickly by learning fast.

The Ashera is a descendant of the Asian leopard, African Serval and domestic cats. Its name originates from the name of the goddess Asher from old semitic mythology. They are one of the most expensive cat breeds.

Ashera: Introduction to the Breed

Physical Characteristics:

  • Long Sharp ears
  • Tall body
  • Muscular body
  • Bright green eyes

Best suited for pet owners:

  • Who wants an exotic cat
  • Who wants an independent pet
  • Who may be busy
  • Who do not have children

Things to know before deciding to own Ashera

  • The Ashera is social but may need training at a young age to get acquainted with new people.
  • They have a tendency to escape and because of their tall height they can jump over fences easily.
  • They may not be suitable for children.
  • They are a very expensive breed and difficult to find as they are not being bred currently.

Why is Ashera Cat expensive?

An Ashera is an expensive cat breed as they are very rare and cost about $125,000. They look very similar to snow leopards and are very exotic looking.

Are Ashera cats friendly?

Ashera cats may be a wild looking cat breed but they are also calm and relaxed in nature. They love to get all the attention and are affectionate towards owners.

Conclusion

The Ashera cat may not be lap cats but they are the best choice for people who are looking for a pet that is independent and can spend time alone by themselves without having separation anxiety. They are also very calm and quiet in their temperament and love to be pet occasionally. They also have a beautiful, unusual coat with bright eyes. They can be very loyal to their owners and will spend time with them playing or going for a walk occasionally.

Happy Mood and Health to your Cat and Lots of purrrss to you!

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