Overview of Havana Brown
This cat has a luxurious mink brown coat that would make anyone envious. Who is this cat? It's the Havana Brown! Cat lovers are divided about where their name comes from: some believe they were named after the Havana rabbit, while others believe they're named after a Cuban cigar. However, everyone agrees that these cats are gorgeous! Their origins trace back to ancient Siam (now Thailand), where brown cats were believed to offer protection from evil. In the 1800s, they were brought over to England and crossed with Siamese cats, Burmese cats, Russian Blues, and domestic black cats to create the striking looks of the Havana Brown cats we know and love today! They are the only cat that is brown from nose to tail - even their whiskers are brown! The Havana Brown cat is the only kitty whose breed standard specifies a whisker color.
Personality of Havana Brown
Havana Brown cats are intelligent, affectionate, and social kitties that fit well into family life. Don't be surprised if they want to follow you around from room to room - they love being the center of attention! The Havana Brown’s coat is short and only requires weekly brushing to keep tangles and mats under control. They are not as chatty as the Siamese but they will definitely want to communicate with you. Keep in mind that these medium-sized (8-10 lbs) kitties are extremely rare so if you’re thinking of bringing one of these green-eyed beauties home, you may be on the lookout for a while!
Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Havana Brown
Respiratory infections: Havana Browns are susceptible to cat upper respiratory infections, which can include symptoms like sniffing, sneezing, and discharge from the eyes or nose.
Recommendations for Respiratory Infections in Havana Brown Cats:
- Feline Respiratory Virus Support Kit - A bundle of natural remedies that can help relieve chest and nose congestion, help combat infection, and help relieve inflammation.
- Natures Immuno - Contains a range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties beneficial for healthy immune function.
FeLV in cats: like all cats, Havana Browns are susceptible to viral infections such as feline leukemia (FeLV) virus. The presence of this infection may lead to secondary conditions such as lymphoma.
Recommendations for FeLV in Havana Brown Cats:
- Felimm - Formulated to help rebalance the immune system, encourage gentle detoxification of vital organs and can help improve energy levels.
- Natures Immuno - A blend of medicinal mushrooms that are beneficial for helping to re-balance the immune system and help increase immune cells.
Dental disease in cats: is one of the most common problems in domestic cats. Unfortunately, many cats don’t take very good care of their own teeth, so it is recommended to brush your Havana Brown’s teeth daily to avoid dental issues.
Recommendations for Dental Disease in Havana Brown Cats:
- Mouth Drops - A holistic oral remedy to help guard against tooth decay, inhibit infections and can promote healthy teeth and gums.