Foreign type and Oriental type in the cat fancy (infographic)

Chocolate Siamese is an Oriental type
Foreign type and Oriental type in the cat fancy.
Foreign and Oriental types

Photos: top left and bottom right: copyright Helmi Flick. The other two are in the public domain as assessed.

Thousands of cat owners disagree with Ben the Vet on cat breed lifespan

Elderly cats

In a TikTok video below, Ben the Vet presents his version of cat breed lifespans. He has based his presentation, in the short video, on a study about the lifespan of the various cat breeds. I was able to find the results of the study on the website of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) …

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Primary Abyssinian cat health problem is inherited progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) causing blindness

Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), a hereditary eye disease leading to blindness, was found in the Abyssinian breed of cat

Introduction: I am focusing on the primary health problem suffered by this cat: inherited progressive retinal atrophy which is very serious. The first section was written by ChatGPT, an AI computer. It is well written and accurate in my view. There follows references to 3 studies. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a group of …

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Abyssinian Rescue – list of Abyssinian cat rescues 2022

Abyssinian cat

This page on Abyssinian cat rescue was first compiled about 14 years ago but updated and refreshed 26/9/2022. As you might imagine, a lot of the rescue organisations have closed as have their websites. However, some have opened on Facebook and so there is still a possibility of adopting a rescue Abyssinian cat. Although, …

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11 facts about the Abyssinian cat

Abyssinian Cat Quiz

Here are 11 selected facts about the popular Abyssinian cat breed. If you want more please click on this link or flick through these pages. This cat should have a well-balanced overall appearance i.e. not bred to extreme and it should overtly give the impression of being an athletic, muscular and active cat. This …

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