Overview of Australian Mist
Formerly known as the "Spotted Mist," The Australian Mist is the first cat to originate in the land down under. They are so well-loved in Aussie households that it has become the country's national cat breed. Suppose you want one of these friendly kitties. In that case, you may need to get a plane ticket because the breed hasn't caught on outside of its home country. There are very few breeders outside of Australia (except maybe a few in the United Kingdom). In the 1970s, Dr. Trude Straede had the idea to cross the Burmese, Abyssinian, and domestic shorthaired cats to create a mellow, medium-sized (8-15lb) kitty happy to live indoors. The Australian Mist has a very friendly demeanor with their rounded head, ears and beautiful rounded eyes that are typically a shade of green. They come in seven coat colors, including blue, brown, chocolate, lilac, caramel, gold and peach, and two patterns: spotted or marbled.
Personality of Australian Mist
Exceptionally relaxed, cute and outgoing, the Australian Mist can adapt to almost any home, whether it is life in a quiet apartment or a busy household full of children. They are a perfect mixture of their parent breeds: with the body and temperament of the Burmese, the spots of the British Shorthair and the Abyssinian's 'misty' coat, Australia Mists are perfect lap cats who love to follow you around! They don't have much of a prey drive, so they are very patient with children and other pets, but it is recommended to keep them strictly as house kitties. The Australian Mist thrives on human contact, so if you want a cat that is fun-loving and loves to cuddle, get this cat!
Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Australian Mist Cats
Obesity: Is a common concern for Australian Mist kitties because they were bred to be indoor-only cats so without a variety of toys and adequate exercise, their love of snacking can quickly catch up to them (especially junk food).
Recommendations for Obesity in Australian Mist Cats:
Multi Essentials for cats - Help boost the vitamins and minerals in your kitty’s body so that they can better digest their food, absorb nutrients and increase their metabolism.
Allergies: Just like humans, cats can be allergic to pollen, grass, ragweed, mold, and dust mites. They can also be allergic to household cleaners, carpet fibres, carpet deodorizers, insecticides, rubber etc. As a pet parent, you can help your fluffy friend by supporting their inflammatory response and immune health.
Recommendations for Allergies in Australian Mist Cats:
- Natural Allergy Kit with Histamine Support - May help reduce symptoms of airborne allergies and support healthy immune/histamine response.
Gingivitis: Like many breeds, the Australian Mist can be prone to gum disease, which can happen when plaque, a naturally occurring sticky film containing bacteria, builds up on teeth and causes inflammation and at times, infection of the gums. To combat plaque, regular teeth brushing and dental chews can help support the removal of excess food residue in the mouth.
Recommendations for Gingivitis in Australian Mist Cats:
- Mouth Drops for cats - A natural herbal formula that may help protect teeth and gums against gingivitis, tooth decay, plaque and infections of the mouth.