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Oriental Cat Pet Insurance

Weight: 6 - 12 lbs
Life Span: 15 Years
Coat Length: Short
Grooming Needs: Low
Friendliness: High
Energy Level: High
Character traits: Intelligent
Character traits: Inquisitive
Character traits: Local
Oriental

These elegant cats with their enormous ears and triangular faces have their genetic roots in Thailand. They originated from the ancient Siamese breed, which found its way west in the second half of the 19th century. A recessive gene in the Siamese codes for colored points and so non-selective breeding tended to produce a solid color coat. It was from the same origins that the Savannah Brown and Korat also arose.
The oriental was accepted as a breed by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1977. It is now bred in a range of solid coat colors, as well as patterns such as bi-color and tabby–although not all these varieties are officially recognized as orientals.

Oriental Cat Health: Why do they Need a Pet Insurance Plan?

As a general rule cats are much less likely than dogs to suffer from serious skin tumors. However, orientals are the exception to this rule. Whilst not common, orientals are over-represented when it comes to mast cells tumors, which may develop on their faces. These growths can look innocent enough in the early stages, but some have the potential to become highly aggressive and spread to other parts of the body. It is critical to have any skin bumps checked by a veterinarian, removed where possible, and sent for analysis. When it comes to mast cell tumors in cats, prompt action saves lives, and insurance can help ensure your cat gets the best care possible.

Other Insurance Considerations:

• The Oriental’s Siamese ancestry makes him more likely to suffer from a heart problem, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This condition causes the heart muscle to tire and the heart to become saggy and baggy.

• The Oriental’s body chemistry may combine with minerals in his diet to form struvite sludge in his urine. This sediment, made up of phosphate and magnesium, causes urethral blockages. A cat straining to pass urine should be treated as an emergency, always contact your veterinarian immediately.

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