The Japanese Bobtail is native to Japan and Southeast Asia. They are a very active, affectionate, and bold creatures who enjoy human companionship. They have an unusual bobbed tail, offered referred to as a rabbit tail or fluffy ‘pom-pom’ and a tri-coloured calico coat. Due to their lack of undercoat, both short-haired and long-haired varieties are very easy to groom.
Common Health Conditions
- Spinal or bone abnormalities can cause malformation of the joints in your Japanese Bobtail.
- Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in Japanese Bobtails where the heart walls become thickened, and eventually lead to heart failure.
- 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.