The Abyssinian is a medium-size domestic cat breed from Great Britain with short fur. The Abyssinian typically weighs 8-12 lbs. Most of the Abyssinian cat’s fur has bands of color on each individual hair and their coat looks darker along the spine line. They are active and social cats, and generally, prefer the company of humans or other feline companions.
Common Health Conditions
- Stomatitis is a condition where the soft tissues in a cat’s mouth become irritated and inflamed, these tissues include the gums and tongue.
- Abyssinians seem to be more at risk for developing FIP than other breeds. Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease of cats caused by certain strains of a virus called the feline coronavirus.
- Abyssinians can inherit or develop a few different eye conditions, some of which may cause blindness or become very painful when left untreated.