The Burmese is a medium size domestic cat breed that originated from Burma. The outgoing and friendly cat breed typically weighs 8 - 12 pounds for males, 6 - 10 pounds for females. They have a fine, silky coat that comes in a variety of colours. They love a good snuggle and are very active and acrobatic. Don’t leave these cats alone for too long, as they love being in the company of their people.
Common Health Conditions
- Diabetes in cats occurs when the body does not have enough ability to produce enough insulin to balance blood sugar, or glucose, levels. Left untreated, it can lead to weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting and dehydration.
- Burmese are predisposed to glaucoma, which typically occurs in senior cats when the fluids in the eyes are unable to drain properly. This causes a build up as well as pressure on the eyes.
- Burmese are prone to elbow osteoarthritis, an early onset of arthritis in the elbow, limiting your cat’s activity or mobility.