The Bombay is a medium size cat breed that is developed in United States by breeding Burmese and American Shorthair. It is also known as Small Black Panther and Black Burmese. The affectionate cat breed typically weighs 8 - 11 pounds for male, 6 - 9 pounds for female. They have a short-length glossy coat that will have minimal shedding and rarely require a bath.
Common Health Conditions
- Due to the short mussel of the cat, this breed is more prone to health issues related to breathing, this may include shortness of breath, restricted airflow or a build up of mucus
- The Bombay and many other cats can inherit or develop a few different eye conditions and infections, some of which may cause blindness or become very painful when left untreated.
- Hip Dysplasia is the abnormal development of the hip joints affecting the hip sockets, a common health concern in the American Shorthair