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Prudent Pet Loves Abyssinians

Their long, lean body gives Abys the ability to jump from great heights.

They’re an athletic feline with low body fat due to its fast paced metabolism. Compared to other medium-sized cats, Abys are not one to sit in place for long. They are curious creatures that consistently love exploring their habitats.

Abys are also known for their unique coat. Unlike other cat breeds, Abys have bands of color on each individual hair strand which results in a “ticked” pattern. In addition, the hair running along their spine is often darker in color, adding to the Aby’s beauty.

People often comment how the Abyssinians resemble depictions of ancient Egyptian cats. Their muscular body, arched neck, large ears, and almond shaped eyes make them look wild.

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Domesticated Cat
ORIGINS:
Nile Valley/Ethiopia - Date N/A

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About Abyssinians

Their long, lean body gives Abys the ability to jump from great heights.

They’re an athletic feline with low body fat due to its fast paced metabolism. Compared to other medium-sized cats, Abys are not one to sit in place for long. They are curious creatures that consistently love exploring their habitats.

Abys are also known for their unique coat. Unlike other cat breeds, Abys have bands of color on each individual hair strand which results in a “ticked” pattern. In addition, the hair running along their spine is often darker in color, adding to the Aby’s beauty.

People often comment how the Abyssinians resemble depictions of ancient Egyptian cats. Their muscular body, arched neck, large ears, and almond shaped eyes make them look wild.

Owning a Abyssinian

Abyssinian Health

Thankfully, Abyssinians are one of the few breeds that have less health concerns compared to other cats.

Their genes are fairly hearty which helps protect them from many major illnesses. However, they do have an increased risk of hyperthyroidism which will need to be watched and managed.

Routine exams are important to track dental hygiene, attend to potential signs of thyroid or kidney issues, and test blood for hemoglobin levels. Despite their overall healthiness, it’s important to be aware of these Abyssinian cat health issues:

Major Abyssinian Cat Health Problems

  • Retinal atrophy
  • Kidney problems
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency (anemia)
  • Feline Leukemia

MinorAbyssinian Cat Health Problems

  • Accidents while climbing or jumping
  • Periodontal Diseases
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At a glance

Abyssinian Characteristics

Height
  • Females: 8 - 10 inches
  • Males: 8 - 10 inches
Weight
  • Females: 10 - 12 pounds
  • Males: 10 - 12 pounds
Food
  • High protein diet, with reduced fat
Activity Level
  • High

Covering your Abyssinian

Pet Insurance for Abyssinian

Due to the fact they live between 9 to 13 years, caring for Abyssinian cat health issues can begin to add up as they progress in life.

Abyssinians are prone to a few major and minor illnesses that can be avoided with regular checkups. Enrolling your Abyssinian in pet insurance can help cover those wellness measures. Taking your feline companion to their annual exams allows your vet to note any changes that could signify a potential issue later in life.

Here at Prudent Pet, we believe proactive healthcare, is the best healthcare. Not only does pet insurance help save you money on sudden accidents or illnesses, but it can save you peace of mind when it comes to your beloved furry pal. No matter what life throws your way, you’ll be ready with Prudent Pet insurance.
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Abyssinian Rescues

Looking to rescue an Abyssinian cat? Here are some of the top Abyssinian rescues in the country: