The Birman is a medium size domestic cat breed that is also known as Sacred Birman and Sacred Cat Of Burma. It typically weighs 9 - 15 pounds for male, 6 - 10 pounds for female. This cat breed has a long-length silky textured coat that will have moderate shedding and require weekly brushing of hair. During spring, the Birman will be shedding its winter coat so it would be ideal to schedule a warm bath to help loosen and maintain the coat.
Common Health Conditions
- Obesity is becoming a more common occurrence in cats. It is crucial to monitor and prepare are nutrient and vitamin filled meal with the proper intake to ensure your cat remains at a healthy weight.
- Food sensitivities are common in cats, drastic dietary changes can result in vomiting or diarrehea, as well as many processed and harsh foods.
- Lymphoma is a type of cancer in cats that affects the lymphatic system, specifically a when the cat’s “lymphocyte” white blood cells begin to function abnormally.