Cat Breed Guide: Munchkin

Posted on September 21, 2015 under Cat Topics

A Munchkin 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 Munchkin

Weight:  Females 4-8 lb, Males 6-10lb

Points of conformation: The limbs are shortened and slightly bowed and thick.  The wrist may turn outward due to forearm shortening.  Medium length body with long tapered tail and compact feet.  They have a slightly waddling gait.

Coat: Medium and semi-long haired varieties exist.  Plush texture with minimal to silky fine under coat.

Color: All colors and patterns are accepted.

Grooming needs: Minimal grooming needs, weekly brushing.

Origin: Louisiana, United States

Behavior Traits: Playful and curious

Is a Munchkin cat right for You?

The munchkin cat is not well-suited to an outdoor lifestyle due to it’s shortened limbs.  They get along well with other pets and dogs.  They tend to keep their kitten-like tendencies well into adulthood.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Munchkin

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Expensive Claim 
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease  $38
 Constipation – undiagnosed  $386
 Vomiting – undiagnosed  $1,006
 Toxicity  $1,031

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