Cat Breed Guide: Bombay

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A bombay cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.

By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the  Bombay

Weight:  6 -11 lb

Points of conformation: The Bombay cat is heavier than the Burmese with a proportionately larger head and longer body.  Muzzle is short and ears have a rounded tip.

Coat: Very glossy close laying short single hair coat.

Color: Jet black. Some tabby markings may be seen in kittens that usually fade.

Grooming needs: Low

Origin: Kentucky, USA

Behavior Traits: Gregarious, calm and friendly.

Is a Bombay cat right for You?

The Bombay was originally bred to resemble a black panther in the 1950s and is a rare breed.  They are active and easy going and like to climb and jump.  They are also content to be a lap cat and crave human companionship.  They are suited to indoor lifestyles and get along well with other pets.  They tend to be quiet voiced.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Bombay

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount 
Skin Allergies $1,877
Colitis $1,185
Constipation $404
Oral Resorptive Lesions $120


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