Javanese Cat

Javanese

Inquisitive, Agile, Affectionat

This breed, also known as the Color-point long hair, is related to the Siamese, color-point shorthair, and Balinese cat. Javanese has fine and silky semi-long coats lying close to the body without any undercoats.

Javanese Cat

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 9 – 10 inches

Weight

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  • 6 – 12 lbs.

Lifetime

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  • 8 – 12 years

Health Risk

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Hip Dysplasia/ Arthritis

What is it?

The hip joint is made of a ball and socket. cats with hip dysplasia the ball does not sit firmly in the socket, which results in a loose joint. This abnormal hip joint leads to pain and reduced function. Over time this poor connection can leads to early arthritis in the body as well. Hip dysplasia is a degenerative disease, meaning that it worsens over time.

% Of cats affected

2-4%

Clinical signs

  • Difficulties in walking
  • Excessive chewing/licking at the hip area
  • Reluctance to jump to high surfaces

Treatment

Treatment of hip dysplasia can be challenging in cats. Generally, treatment can include one or more of the following:

  • Supplements to support joint health
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications

Average Vet Bill

$2000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $1800

80% = $1600

70% = $1400

*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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Inquisitive

They may follow you everywhere and are curious about everything that you do.

Agile

An active cat with the ability to jump higher than other cats due to their slim form and athletic frame. A game of fetch and new tricks are loved by this breed.

Affectionate

The Javanese cats are friendly and need a lot of time around their owners and can form close bonds with the family.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

Silky semi-long coat lying close to the body with no undercoat.

Colour

Their coat color consists of Lynx point, tortie point, or solid point in red, cream, cinnamon, fawn, and smoke.

Hypoallergenic

Yes

Grooming

The coat sheds little and is simple to groom with weekly brushing. Occasionally bathing is required and air drying in a warm spot free of drafts to keep them fresh and clean. Since this breed is prone to periodontal disease it’s important to brush their teeth and use vet-approved pet toothpaste and schedule a veterinary dental cleaning. Regular nail trimming and ear cleaning are required.

Training

This breed is easy to train and quite intelligent. They are attached to their humans and will follow you everywhere in the house. Training them with positive reinforcement and providing treats is the best way to train your kitties. They enjoy fetching and can learn new tricks taught to them.

Javanese: Introduction to the Breed

Javanese is a cross breed originated in the US from crossing Balinese with color-point short hair. The Color-point short hair is a crossing of Siamese with American short hair is the reason for Javanese resemble Siamese while Javanese has longer coats and different colors.

Most Javanese are naturally active, and they usually get enough exercise to maintain a healthy weight as long as they have enough playtime and plenty of opportunities to run, climb, and play indoors. Javanese are also referred to as Oriental Longhairs and Javis. Provide Javanese with plenty of toys and items to keep them occupied, especially when you are not at home.

Physical traits of Javanese Cats –

  • Athletic body
  • Plume tail
  • Silky coat
  • Tubular body

Javanese Cat Quick facts –

  • A distinguishing feature of this breed is its colorful points. Lynx, Cream, Flame, and Torti color variations are available.
  • Although the Javanese have long and fluffy coats, these cats are hypoallergenic and do not require much grooming.
  • This cat comes in a variety of colors and is closely related to the Balinese cat breed from which it was bred. Java is the closest island to Bali, thus the origin of the cat breed name.

What should a Javanese cat eat?

An athletic and active cat with a lean body stays healthy if they have enough exercise and playtime. Ideally, two meals a day for adult cats should be served in the right amount rather than leaving food around throughout the day, chances they might gain weight and lead to health issues. It’s necessary to look after cats’ health and maintain their lean structure.

Conclusion

A perfect breed for those who want a responsive cat and who will follow them around. These are friendly with kids and other pets including cat-friendly dogs too. These cats will do well with a family that can provide them with love and affection but won’t do well when left alone for a long period as they need constant attention. These felines also need space due to their athletic build, as they tempt to jump on bookshelves and fridges etc.

Their intelligence makes it easy to train and leash them to stroll around the neighborhood. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance longhaired beauty, that also craves attention and does well with kids, then the Javanese might be just the cat breed for you!

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