Tonkinese are a medium-sized cat with a solid body and a short, silky coat that comes in a variety of color patterns and varieties. They have a loving, social, active, and playful personality, making them a wonderful companion cat. They are a cross-breed between the Siamese and Burmese, adopting many of these breeds lively and playful traits.
Common Health Conditions
- Digestive problems. Tonkinese cats tend to be more prone than others to a range of gastrointestinal problems. Although the majority of these tend to clear up quickly, others need longer-term management and treatment.
- Pancreatitis is a condition that occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed. Pancreatitis in cats has no age, sex, or breed predisposition and appears to occur spontaneously, without any identified trigger or inciting cause
- FeLV is a disease contracted by cats which suppresses their immune system and can often lead to other conditions such as feline leukemia and anemia. Although it is one of the leading causes of death for cats. over 70 percent of cats are able to maintain a quality of life after contracting the virus.