Peterbald

Peterbald

Loyal, Intelligent, Playful

Peterbald cats have dog-like loyalty towards their owners. They are extremely social cats and love being around people and interact very well with strangers, kids and other pets. They’ll ask for all the attention you can give and will be quite affectionate towards you. They are a cross-breed between Donskoy and Oriental Shorthair.

Peterbald

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 8 – 10 inches

Weight

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  • 6 – 10 lbs

Lifetime

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  • 12 – 15 years

Health Risk

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Feline Ectodermal Dysplasia

What is it?:

Feline Ectodermal Dysplasia is a very uncommon hereditary illness with a distinctive physiognomy. It is a hereditary condition that affects how the teeth, hair, nails, and sweat glands form or work. Feline Ectodermal dysplasia can also damage the skin, the eye’s lens or retina, some areas of the inner ear, the development of the fingers and toes, the nerves, and other sections of the body, depending on the specific disease.

% of cats affected

10-15%

Clinical signs

  • Malformed teeth.
  • Inability to sweat.
  • Abnormal nails.
  • Uneven skin colour.
  • Abnormally sparse hair.
  • Partial/patchy hair loss.
  • Inability/Reluctance to chew/eat food.

Treatment

Feline Ectodermal dysplasia is, regrettably, incurable. Instead, the objective is to effectively control the symptoms so that the cat can live a healthy life. Each cat will receive a different treatment regimen because each kind of feline ectodermal dysplasia has a different set of symptoms. Most of the time, cats with this genetic condition do not risk dying. However, if you have a cat with Feline Ectodermal Dysplasia, medicines may be prescribed to treat the illness.

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.

Skin Cancer

What is it?:

Sun exposure is a common cause of skin cancer in cats, though the two are not always related. The most vulnerable cats are those with light, whitish, thin, or lack of fur and Peterbald cats fit the bill. According to certain research, compulsive licking of specific places might harm the skin and raise the risk of skin cancer.

% of cats affected

5-15 %

Clinical signs

  • Foul odor – healthy cats don’t smell.
  • Persistent sores, or wounds that never fully heal.
  • Having trouble with bathroom chores.
  • Reduced appetite.
  • Unexplained bleeding.
  • Lethargy.
  • Lump on the skin.
  • Itchiness in specific isolated areas of skin.
  • Ulcers or lesions on skin.

You may read this list of symptoms and believe they apply to many different health issues, and you would be correct. They do. The signs of cat cancer on the outside can be inconspicuous. The greatest prevention strategy for you and your cat is a healthy lifestyle and regular checkups. For cats 8 and older, twice-yearly health checks are advised.

Treatment

Fortunately, most skin cancers can be successfully treated and cured. Sores may occasionally be treated even before they develop into cancer. However, it is frequently necessary to have surgery to remove the cancer. If the cancer spreads there, cats frequently require the removal of the outer portion of their ears. Additionally, chemotherapy or radiation may be provided.

Average Vet Bill

$6000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $5400

80% = $4800

70% = $4200

*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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The Peterbald is a very lively and friendly cat. He gets along famously with people of different ages, statures, and genders, and he enjoys tagging around with his close-knit family as they go about their daily lives.

The breed is well known for “shadowing” family members and making loud requests for attention. The Peterbald may also demonstrate its love by softly stroking a family member’s face while holding it in its paws.

These cats are intelligent, affectionate, and nimble. They like to play with toys and climb on furniture and cat condos. They could frequently amuse you with their sense of humor and the unexpected aerial ballet performance.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

Peterbald, who are born with a mutation that causes hair loss, might have a straight coat or a flocked (90% hairless) coat that feels like crushed velvet or brush (wiry, curly hair) or straight coat. It’s interesting to note that a Peterbald’s coat may not accurately reflect its mature form. During the first two years of life, Peterbalds coats can undergo substantial changes. They could grow or lose hair, or their hair’s texture might alter.

Colors

You may find this breed in a variety of white, black / ebony, red / orange, blue / gray, lavender /silver, fawn, lilac.

Hypoallergenic

Yes

Grooming

Since they have no body hair, they don’t require grooming, but because the same body oil gets trapped in their skin folds, it must be removed once a week.

Training

These cats can be educated more readily than other cats due to their superior intelligence.

History Of Peterbald Cat

Despite their alien-like appearance, we can tell you that Peterbald cats are an earthly breed. The Peterbald was created when a Russian breeder sought to combine a Donskoy with an Oriental Shorthair. These cats quickly gained popularity in St. Petersburg. They can be completely hairless, covered (like caressing cashmere), or have a coat of varied lengths with wavy or kinked hairs, but they all have the same characteristic wrinkled skin and angular physique.

Nutrition and Diet Of Peterbald Cat

The Peterbald cat should be fed a high-protein, high-quality food and get enough of exercise by playing with their families since, like other breeds, they are prone to weight-related problems like obesity or heart disease. The good news is that Peterbald often have a higher metabolism than cats with full coats, which means that they have healthy appetites. Their fast metabolism also helps them heal from wounds or scratches more quickly than fully-coated kitties.

Overview of the Peterbald Cat

Peterbald cats are incredibly social and active. They are a breed that is intelligent and independent and will develop close relationships with its family members, even other cats (and even dogs). These vivacious cats are really regarded as being somewhat “dog-like” in that they are devoted and loving while also longing to participate in daily home activities. They also have a tendency to speak to their people, much like certain dogs do.

Pros

  • Generally healthy.
  • Enjoyable to play or simply engage with.
  • Social and affectionate.

Cons

  • Very susceptible to temperature variations.
  • Vulnerable to harm.
  • Difficult to find and pricey.

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