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American Wirehair

American Wirehair

The American Wirehair is a medium-size domestic cat breed originating in the United States. This cat breed was a spontaneous mutation of the American Shorthair. They are moderately active and prefer to stay indoors. The American Wirehair has a medium-length coat with crimped, tight hair that doesn’t require much grooming except in Spring when it is shedding its winter coat.

Common Health Conditions

  • 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.
  • Hair loss and irritation can occur from excessive grooming and brushing of the cat's fur.
  • 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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