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American Bobtail

American Bobtail

The American Bobtail is a medium to large size cat breed which was developed naturally in the late 1960s from the United States and typically weighs 8 to 13 pounds. It has a stubby "bobbed" tail that is about one-third to one-half the length of a normal cat's tail, with both short-haired and long-haired coats. This cat breed is generally active, lively and friendly towards humans.

Common Health Conditions

  • Hip Dysplasia is the abnormal development of the hip joints a result of malformation in the joints, common in the America bobtail due to a possible shortened spine defect
  • Arthritis in the American Bobtail is commonly due to the Hip Dysplasia and occurs when the cartilage surrounds the joints begins to degenerate resulting in discomfort and a decreased mobility, this is common in the
  • Urinary tract infections can be a result of a blockage in the urethra or failure to empty correctly due to stones or crystals. Infections can also occur due to Injury or stress.
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