Kurilian Bobtail Cat

Kurilian Bobtail

Affectionate, Friendly, Gentle

The Kurilian bobtail is a Russian cat breed with a wedged head, triangular ears, and a pom-pom tail. They are friendly and affectionate in nature.

Kurilian Bobtail Cat

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 15 – 18 inches

Weight

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  • 12 – 15 lbs.

Lifetime

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  • 16 – 20 years

Health Risk

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Infections from Fleas

What is it?:

Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of dogs. These fleas can produce 50 eggs per day and they hatch in 2-5 days.

% of cats affected

5%

Clinical signs

The clinical symptoms of this condition may include –

  • Loss of hair
  • Chronic licking and scratching of the skin
  • Irritation and chewing of the skin
  • One may be able to spot the fleas scurrying around on the cat
  • Allergic reaction to the flea’s saliva
  • Specs of flea dirt in the coat
  • Restlessness in the body
  • Paleness in the gums which may lead to an anemic reaction

Treatment

The treatments for fleas are:

  • Flea shampoo may be recommended. The shampoo can help kill the fleas and they will drop from the body.
  • Topical treatments may be recommended. They can be very effective and help get rid of them.
  • Medications may be suggested for infections of the skin.
  • Injectable products may also be given for treatment purposes.
  • Flea powder or flea collars may also help with treating fleas.

Average Vet Bill

$300

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $270

80% = $240

70% = $210

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

Polycystic Kidney Disease

What is it?

Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic incurable disease in cats. On the kidney tissue, cysts form as a result of this disease. Kidney failure can result if these sacs become too large and multiply over time, causing the organ to die.

% of cats affected

10%

Clinical signs

The symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease are:

  • Nausea
  • Blood may be seen in the urine
  • Weakness and lethargy
  • Your pet may start losing weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Your pet may drink more water than usual and even urinate more
  • Vomiting

Treatment

Polycystic kidney disease is not curable but can be treated to make sure the kidneys last for as long as possible. The cat may be given anti-inflammatory or other pain medications for the discomfort. The cysts that form on the kidney may also need to be drained occasionally for temporary relief for your pet.

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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Friendly

The Kurilian Bobtail is extremely sociable and loves to play with people. They typically do not like to be left alone and enjoy occasional cuddles.

Playful

They are energetic and playful creatures that can be perfect for a family with kids as they are also very tolerant and gentle.

Laidback

The Kurilian Bobtail has a laid-back and easy-going personality. They love humans and also enjoy playing with other pets. They coexist very well in the house with other pets too.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

The Kurilian bobtail comes in two coat varieties: short and long. In both varieties, the hair is silky and soft. In the long version, the cat looks fuller as the hair is longer.

Colors

The Kurilian bobtails are available in a variety of colors like Brown, orange, gray, cream, black, and white. These May have different patterns like tabby, stripes, solid, bicolor calico tortoiseshell.

Hypoallergenic

No

Grooming

The Kurilian Bobtail has very few grooming requirements. They have a coat that is water resistant and does not shed a lot. They need weekly brushing to remove the dead hair and to keep their coat clean and healthy. Brushing also helps with spreading the skin oils. Like any other cat breed, it requires occasional nail trimming and ear cleaning.

Training

The Kurilian bobtails are very intelligent and highly trainable. Some of them can also be trained to do tricks. They are very energetic and need toys that can keep them engaged with climbing or fun interactive toys.

Kurilian Bobtail: Introduction to the Breed

The Kurilian Bobtail is a naturally occurring cat breed. There are two islands, Sakhalin and Kuril, that are home to the Kurilian bobtail. It originates from the Russian Kamchatka peninsula. They have been on these islands for around 200 years. These cats were believed to be rodent hunters. These cats were found by explorers who found their tails unique and took them back along with them to Central Russia.

Kurilian Bobtail: Physical Characteristics:

  • Triangular ears
  • Wedged-shaped hair
  • A fluffy pom-pom like looking bobtail
  • Walnut-shaped eyes

Kurilian Bobtail is best suited for pet owners:

  • Who wants an affectionate pet
  • Who loves an energetic as well as laidback pet
  • Who may have children
  • Who may have other pets?

Things to know before deciding to own a Kurilian Bobtail

  • The Kurilian Bobtail often requires a lot of attention and may not do well if left alone.
  • They may be more suitable for single owners as they are very friendly with all the family members but choose to be closest to one.
  • They are friendly with other pets but will always want to be the boss as they have strong personalities.
  • The Kurilian Bobtails love water and will find occasions to jump into a puddle or pool whenever they see one.

Are Kurilian Bobtails rare?

The Kurilian Bobtail is a rare breed as there are only 2-3 kittens in a litter. The most common colors are gray and red to bobtail stripes. Its price can range from $700-$3,000.

Are bobtail cats friendly?

The Kurilian bobtails are extremely friendly not only with their family but with other pets as well. They have a cheerful nature and are gentle and tolerant.

What should a Kurilian Bobtail eat?

The Kurilian Bobtail should have a balanced diet. They can be given fish which is cooked a little twice a week with some lamb, chicken, or turkey meat. They can also be given vegetables, all except for potatoes. A high-protein diet is good for them. They should not be given any human food as it is toxic for them.

Conclusion

The Kurilian Bobtail is a hunting cat, with characteristics of being a great pet. They are not only luxury-looking but also low maintenance and have very few grooming requirements. They are also a healthy cat breed and have no major health concerns. If you are looking for a pet that is outgoing and friendly then the Kurilian Bobtail is a perfect choice. They are very sociable and fit very easily in a new environment without much fuss.

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

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