Cat Breed Guide: Egyptian Mau

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An Egyptian Mau 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 Egyptian Mau

Weight:  5-12lb, males are larger than females

Points of conformation: Medium sized well muscled body with pointy tufted ears.  Medium long tail with wide base.  They possess a skin flap from the point of the knee to the flank.

Coat: Short-medium length coat is silky and lustrous and can vary in texture.

Color: Original coat was spotted bronze, but spotted silver and smoke are also accepted.  Agouti hairs have at least two bands of color.

Grooming needs: Low maintenance, light occasional brushing is recommended.

Origin: Egypt.

Behavior Traits: Vigorously playful and fiercely loyal

Is a Egyptian Mau cat right for You?

The Egyptian Mau is one of the oldest recognized breed of cats, dating back to 1400 BC!  They can have varied personalities, ranging from aloof to attention seeking.  They bond closely with one family member and may be slow to adjust to changes in environment or new additions to the family.  They are smart and can be leash trained and taught tricks.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Egyptian Mau 

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount 
 Ulcerative Stomatitis  $428
 Skin Allergies  $672
 Asthma  $768
 Diabetes  $3,505


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