10 - 12
10 - 12
10 – 15
Polycystic kidney disease
What is it?:
Polycystic kidney disease is a condition where there is a formation of cysts on the kidney tissue. It is a genetically incurable disease in cats. Kidney failure can result if these sacs become too large and multiply over time, causing the organ to die.
The symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease are:
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
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 the temporary relief of your pets.
What is it?:
Cats suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can experience several life-threatening symptoms due to abnormal thickening of the left ventricle of their hearts. 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
Discomfort in breathing
Loss of appetite
Lethargy in the body
Weakness in the pulse
Cracking sounds when breathing due to shortness of the breath
Paralysis in the hind limbs due to clots
Unable to do physical movement
Bluish nail beds 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.
Aspirin to help decrease your cat's risk of blood clots
The Exotic shorthair has a calm and friendly personality, and they are also very tolerant towards children. They love to be around their family and can be very involved in everything they do.
They are very adaptable due to their calm personality, and can easily adapt themselves to an apartment or a new home.
The Exotic shorthair is a friendly breed, and they love some cuddles. They like to spend time with their family but at the same time, they are not overly clingy.
The Exotic Shorthair has a short coat as its name suggests which is soft and dense.
Their coats can range between black, lilac, white, red, cream, smoke, golden and Himalayan. Their coats may have various patterns like tabby, tortoiseshell, black and white, and chinchilla silver.
The Exotic short hair shed more than other cats but less than a Persian. Their coat needs to be combed once or twice a week to remove dead hair. Their coat is tangle free and does not matt easily.
The Exotic Shorthair has an easygoing personality and is trainable. They can be trained with clicker training, and they may also learn a few tricks.
Exotic Shorthair: Introduction to the Breed
The Exotic Shorthair is a comparatively new cat breed that came into existence in the 1950s. They are a crossbreed between a Persian cat and an American Shorthair as well as Russian Blue and Burmese. They wanted to create a silver-coated American Shorthair that looked like a Persian. The inclusion of different Persian cats led to different coat colors with various patterns. Later, they became one of the most popular cat breeds after the Persian.
Exotic Shorthair Physical Characteristics:
Short, thick tail
Short plush coat
Exotic Shorthair is best suited for pet owners:
Who wants a companion
Who may have kids
Who want a laid-back pet
Who want a pet that is affectionate but not clingy
Things to know before deciding to own an Exotic Shorthair
The Exotic Shorthair may sometimes face breathing difficulties due to their flat face. It is normal for this breed to snore, breathe loudly, cough, gag, and suffer other respiratory problems.
Most airlines do not allow exotic shorthairs to be transported through the cargo bay due to respiratory problems.
They may face some health issues related to their eyes, breathing problems, or kidney dysfunction.
How much is an Exotic Shorthair?
The Exotic Shorthair price may vary between $800-$2200. They are a comparatively popular breed due to their sweet-natured personality and beautiful-looking fur.
Are Exotic Shorthair cats easy to take care of?
The Exotic Shorthair is a calm and docile cat breed with an affectionate nature. They may be lap cats, but they do not ask for constant attention and are not generally clingy. Even their grooming requirements are minimal.
The Exotic Shorthair is a beautiful-looking, cuddly, and affectionate cat. If you are looking for a pet that is low maintenance and easygoing, then they are the one for you. They easily adapt themselves to an apartment and serve to be great companions. They do not typically require constant attention or care but that does not mean they are not affectionate. They are also a no-fuss cat breed and are usually quiet and docile. They can live up to 15 years if taken care of. These beautiful round cats will be the perfect soft toy and a great cuddle buddy for you.
Happy Mood and Health to your cat and lots of Purrrss to you!