Cat Breed Guide: Ocicat
Posted on October 19, 2015 under Cat Topics
By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Ocicat
Points of conformation: Head is broad and wedge shaped with wide nose and muzzle. Long body with compact oval feet. Large ears are angled outwards and they possess a long tapered tail.
Coat: Very dense, short, flat laying, smooth and glossy hair coat.
Color: Distinctive bull’s eye agouti dark spot markings on a lighter background color, faces has mascara and ‘M’ on forehead.
Grooming needs: Minimal grooming needs.
Origin: A cross between an Abyssinian and Siamese, along with the American Short hair. The name Ocicat is derived from the name ‘Ocelot’, a wild spotted feline.
Behavior Traits: Sociable and friendly.
Is an Ocicat cat right for You?
While not overly demanding of attention, the Ocicat craves human companionship and is a devoted pet. They tend to be highly trainable and are adaptable in new environments. They get along well with children and dogs.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Ocicat Cat
According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Expensive Claim|
|Oral Resorptive Lesions||$4,323|
|Urinary Tract Infection||$1,113|
|Upper Respiratory Infection||$192|
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