The Ocicat is cross-breed between the Siamese and Abyssinians. They are a self-confident, friendly and sociable breed, who are happy to run up and greet a stranger. Ocicats have almond shaped eyes, large, strong bodies, muscular legs with dark markings, and powerful, oval shaped paws. Despite their athletic build and striking appearance, Ocicats are wonderful family pets, and most can also get along well with animals of other species.
Common Health Conditions
- Renal amyloidosis is a condition that make the protein substance amyloid be deposited in different organs, including the kidneys. This can lead to loss of your Ocicat’s kidney function.
- Gingivitis can cause plaque and infection in your Ocicat’s teeth and gums.
- Dilated cardiomyopathy is a heart disease in cats where the organ fails to contract properly, resulting in enlarged heart chambers. This can lead to congestive heart failure, due to the heart’s inability to properly pump blood.