by Rebecca Ward
We have had various cats as pets for years but Omar is in a special class all his own. We have never owned a male nor an oriental shorthair. He is a marvelous addition to our family. But we are learning that these wonderful cats are predisposed to dental problems and gum disease. To date, at 6 years of age, Omar has had to have 5 teeth removed and now is dealing with chronic inflamation of the gums that is extending to the throat. We will continue to care for him which will now include antibiotics. He is talkative, very social, incredibly smart and energetic. We will love him forever!
Hi Rebecca: Thank you for your useful article on Orientals and Gum Disease. These are the sort of submissions I particularly like. And Omar is very handsome - nice picture too. I think his name suites him perfectly....Michael (PoC Admin)