The Aegean Cat is a medium size natural cat breed that originated from the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. It has a semi-long haired coat and typically weighs 9-10 lbs for males and 7-9 lbs for females. The Aegean Cat tends to shed excess hair all year round due to the exposure to artificial light when living indoors. They are generally active, lively and friendly towards humans. Aegean Cats are generally healthy and less likely to carry genetic diseases as their breed was developed through natural selection.
Common Health Conditions
- Renal failure is when the cat’s kidneys begin to lose function, this can happen with age due to trauma, infection or the accidental ingestion of toxins. Kidney disease can be fatal for cats, but early diagnosis and proper care can prolong the cat’s life.
- When the thyroid gland, located in the neck, begins to overproduce the thyroid hormone this is called Hyperthyroidism in cats. Typically affecting cats 7 years or older, the overproduction increases the cat’s metabolism creating long term negative effects on the heart, kidneys and other organs.
- Diabetes in cats occurs when the body cannot break down sugars because too little insulin is being produced by the cat, this is called Type i Diabetes. Type ii occurs when insulin is not used correctly.