8 - 14
6 - 14
15 – 16
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.
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
Paralysis in the hind limbs due to clots
Abnormal heart murmurs
Bluish discoloration of the nailbeds due to lack of oxygen
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 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.
Feline idiopathic cystitis
What is it?:
Feline idiopathic cystitis is a condition that causes abnormal urination in cats mainly due to stress. This condition may be caused by bladder infections, bladder stones, trauma, tumors of the urinary tract, or unknown causes.
The symptoms of Feline idiopathic cystitis are:
Blood in the urine.
Discoloration of the urine
Discomfort in urinating
Urinating in unusual spots
Increase in the frequency of urination
The cat may be unable to urinate in severe cases.
Pain medications may be given for the discomfort.
Anti-spasm medications may be given to reduce spasms in the urethra.
The Egyptian Mau loves to be with their family and is gentle and sweet-natured.
The Egyptian Mau is not only energetic but also athletic and may enjoy jumping and climbing around the house. They can also be taught to play fetch as they have a dog-like personality.
The Egyptian Mau may come off as aloof to strangers but with time they are friendly and mingle well with new people.
They are also called Egyptian shorthairs as they have a coat with short hair which may be smooth and fine or dense and thick depending on the color of the breed. Smoke Egyptian Mau is the one with fine hair compared to other colors.
The Egyptian Mau cat breed has two types one is the show quality which includes smoke, bronze, and silver with dark markings. While a pet quality has colors like blue smoke, blue silver, and solid black or blue. Be it a spotted Egyptian Mau, a bronze Egyptian Mau, or a silver Egyptian Mau, they all are beautiful-looking pets with soft fur.
Egyptian Mau cats generally shed moderately and do not require much maintenance. Their coat needs to be brushed weekly to keep them shiny. They need a moderate amount of care in terms of brushing their teeth weekly and cleaning their ears to keep them clear of wax or debris.
Egyptian Mau’s are gentle-natured and loyal. They love to spend time with their family and are highly trainable. This breed can be taught to play fetch or do anything that a dog can do.
Egyptian Mau: Introduction to the Breed
The Egyptian Mau is a strikingly beautiful cat breed belonging to ancient Egypt. They were believed to be worshiped by their original owners, the ancient pharaohs and kings. The word Mau means sun or Egypt and these creatures were believed to be gods and a treasure. They are naturally spotted cat breeds. They are also known to be one of the fastest runners.
Egyptian Mau Physical Characteristics:
Heavily banded tail
Mascara lines along the edge of the eyes
Gooseberry green eyes
Long hind legs
Egyptian Mau is best suited for pet owners:
Who wants an affectionate pet
Who may have children
Who wants an active pet
Who wants an elegant pet
Things to know before deciding to own an Egyptian Mau
The Egyptian Mau may be aloof around strangers at the start.
They require attention from their owners as they form a close bond with them.
Their coat needs to be brushed once a week and their nails require occasional trimming to maintain their health.
The Egyptian Mau is a highly active and energetic breed, they require regular exercise and a safe space around the house to climb, jump, and move around.
These cats are also very intelligent and may learn how to open doors, shut drawers, etc. One needs to be careful in their house to make sure they don’t make a mess.
The Egyptian Mau personality is such that one would fall in love with these beautiful athletic creatures. If you are looking for an active pet that loves to play fetch then the Egyptian Mau is the one for you. They also bond very closely with their families and will be a presence in your life. Some may love the energetic breed but it can be a little too much for others.
If you decide to adopt an Egyptian Mau don’t expect to let it be independent and lie around the house. They are athletic and love to climb places and serve to be great company.
Happy Mood and Health to your cat and lots of Purrrss to you!