6 – 9
3 – 5
12 – 15
What is it?:
Visible signs of a distorted spinal column are lordosis which is basically a curvature of the spine at the lower back. In extreme cases, it can be fatal as well.
Buttocks or stomach area sticking out
Discomfort while lying down on stomach
Visible unusuality in the spine
This condition is usually since birth and will require a surgery in most cases but can yet be treated in its early stages by using
Chiropractic or manual surgery
Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
What is it?:
It is the most common form of a heart disease. It causes the walls of the heart muscle to thicken and can cause the heart to increase in size
Rapid breathing, open-mouthed breathing and lethargy
There is cure yet which can prevent the growth of HCM before clinical signs are observed, however, oral and injected medication prescribed by your vet can help manage HCM
Minskins are playful but not destructive
It is a sweet tempered breed with a calm composure
They are very much human and other animals friendly and show affection openly
With fur on specific parts, the coat is dense but with little hair
The breed comes in a variety of colors and patterns appear in the cat breed, including calico, pointed, tortoiseshell, tuxedo, tabby and bicolor
A weekly bath with a good anti-fungal shampoo is recommended for Minskins, much like for hairless or near-hairless cats.
With a liking towards climbing, jumping and running, Minskins are easy to train as they are also intelligent
Paul Sorley of Boston in the USA, who desired a cat that had hair only in certain areas of its body, like ear tips. This led to an experiment and thus the creation of Minskin breed. Only 22 years old, this breed is a designer cum custom made one. Because of this, the breed is quite unique and rare. So rare that the current census wouldn’t be more than a couple of hundred cats in the world. But as they say, if it’s a piece of art, it has to be rare. While TICA (The International Cat Association) recognizes the breed as legitimate, the Cat Fanciers Association does not.
Minskin Cat: Introduction to the Breed
Adding any new pet to your family is a big decision. So it becomes very important that you take the time to research the breed that matches your vibe, personality and lifestyle. Think through the traits you’d like in a cat, and the ones you’d want to avoid. Here are a few things you need to know about the Minskin breed.
Minskin Cats are generally:
Energetic and playful
If you are looking for a dog in the body of a cat, an Minskin is the perfect match for you. They are highly intelligent and have an exotic, alien like appearance. They are one of the most friendliest modern cat breeds who love to play and interact with not just humans but even other animals
What do Minskin Cats love?
Games that take a lot of thought such as puzzles or tech toys
Treat releasing activities
Watch birds and other wild creatures outdoors
Brushing the fur
Snuggling with humans
What to feed your Minskin Cat eat?
Cats are mainly carnivores, and they rely on a diet that is rich in protein. It is okay to buy cat food that you’re able to afford but try to use only vet-approved brands. Kittens that are under 30 weeks old require three meals per day consisting mostly of milk. Once they are over 30 weeks but under 12 months, feed them two meals per day of dry or wet food. It is very important that 90% of their diet must be protein. However, every once in a while, it is okay to spoil them once and in a while with a treat like fruits to snack on, but only if they’re interested.
The diet of your Minskin cat should include –
Suggested sources of nutrients
Chicken, turkey and sea fish for their fat and protein requirements
Canned cat food for moisture content
Cottage Cheese, sour cream
Apples, carrots, cabbage,
Oats, rice and bran for carbohydrates
Shrinks and egg yolk
What to NOT feed your Minskin Cat eat?
The fact that they have a lean body, the food should be adjusted to support that.
Fatty foods – Pork, mutton
Spices – Salt and sugar
Hard foods – Bones
Garlic and onions
Like human toddlers, Minskin cats do not chew their food very well. So it becomes very necessary to cut the food pieces in micro sizes before feeding. They also are not very careful of what they eat, so a surveillance is highly advised.
Health Problems for Minskin Cats
Apart from the above mentioned health conditions that a Minskin is prone to, there are some other problems as well that may occur within cats of this breed. These include –
Who should get a Minskin Cat
Stable homes or the families which do not move around a lot
People who prefer an indoor cat over an outdoor one
Families with children
Intelligent, playful, and fun to watch, yet still love snuggling in your lap at the end of the day, is what describes a Minskin cat’s personality. With its exotic and rare nature, you would be bringing home not just a friendly cat but a piece of art.