Overview of Ojos Azules
Ojos Azules (which translates to 'blue eyes' in Spanish) is a very rare breed of cat, known for their intense blue eyes. In the 1980s, a tortie-colored kitty in New Mexico with sparkling blue eyes had a litter with a dark-eyed cat, resulting in kitties whose blue eyes were just as striking as their mother's! The combination of black fur and blue eyes is genetically impossible in kitties unless they have the Ojos Azules blue-eyed gene. Some say that the intensity of the blue rivals even those of the Siamese. Typically, the only kitties with sapphire eyes have white fur (meaning they lack pigment) or are color-pointed (this coat pattern is genetically tied to blue eyes). However, the genetic anomaly responsible for those striking baby blues in the Ojos Azules cat can produce dark-colored kitties with intense blue eyes. The center of their eyes can be gold, copper, or green. This blue eye gene is unlikely to cause deafness, squinting, or cross-eye, which is common in white kitties with blue eyes. The Ojos Azules’ baby blues may be the result of a spontaneous mutation unrelated to a particular coat pattern, so this kitty comes in almost any color (except solid white) and can be shorthaired or longhaired.
Personality of Ojos Azules
We know very little about the Ojos Azules’ personality because it is so rare. It is said that they are very people oriented, playful and are good with other pets in the household.
Common Health Issues & Recommendations for Ojos Azules Cats
Hairballs in cats: is a health issue that any breed of purebred or mixed-breed cat may be prone to, especially if they have long hair or like to groom frequently. While these typically pass through the cat’s digestive system, sometimes hair can build up in their tummies and cause a blockage.
Recommendations for Hairballs in Ojos Azules Cats:
- Hairb-Ez - A natural remedy formulated to help the body dissolve and flush out hairballs as well as encourage GI tract health.
Wounds in cats: are a fact of life for many active kitties like an Ojos Azules who likes to jump, play and scratch. Your pet’s tail, paws and belly are especially vulnerable when they are exploring.
Recommendations for Cuts and Scrapes in Ojos Azules Cats:
- Cut and Wound Care Kit - These natural remedies are formulated to help soothe and protect injured skin, help disinfect minor wounds, and promote enhanced healing.
IBD in cats: stands for inflammatory bowel disease. This condition may cause our feline friends to suffer from diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort.
Recommendations for IBD in Ojos Azules Cats:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Comfort Kit - Natural support that contains a blend of herbs that encourage gastrointestinal tract healing, relieve abdominal discomfort and support healthy bowel movements.