The Burmilla is a medium size domestic cat breed that originated from the United Kingdom. The social and intelligent cat breed typically weighs 7 - 13 pounds for males, 6 - 11 pounds for females. They comes in two coat length - shorthair and semi-long hair that are dense and silky which will have minimal shedding and only need moderate grooming. Burmillas are affectionate, gentle, and adventurous cats who remain playful into their adult years.
Common Health Conditions
- Dental disease is common in cats who are not having their teeth cleaned on a regular basis. Food residue eventually turns into tartar which can infect the gums and tooth.
- Polycystic kidney disease is a hereditary disease where the tissues in the kidney develop liquid liquid filled sacs.
- 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.