For over 1000 years the Arabian Mau has roamed the cities and deserts of the Arabian Peninsula. Though often still seen roaming the streets in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, the Mau has become a cherished member of many households. As a naturally developed breed, the Arabian Mau has stayed very true to its natural feline inclinations, and the potential owner of this cat should be prepared for a companion that is intelligent, savvy, and athletic. Arabian Maus can also be affectionate and social pets, with a natural curiosity that drives them to greet every guest at the door.
Appearance / health:
The Arabian Mau is a medium sized cat with a solid, muscular body, and long legs. The head is round, with a long face and a slightly concave nose. The Arabian Mau’s has slightly slanted, oval eyes that come in all varieties common to cats. Their ears are distinct, large and pointed, and developed to help the cat dissipate body heat in the scorching temperatures of the desert. Likewise, they a short-haired and entirely lack an undercoat, which means they shed very little. Coat colors and patterns are varied, but tend towards combinations of blacks, browns, grey, and white, as well as red and brown tabbies.
As a natural breed, the Arabian Mau has remained a hardy and healthy cat.
Behavior / temperament:
The Arabian Mau is loving cat, devoted to its owner. Social and interactive, the Arabian Mau will enjoy spending time with its owner, but may not be much of a lap cat. They are active, curious, and athletic with superior jumping skills, so expect to see them perched in the highest recesses of your home. Because they evolved to survive the harsh desert climate of the Arabian Peninsula, the Arabian Mau may tend to be less active during the day and more active at night. They tend to be good hunters, and are not picky about their food. The Arabian Mau gets along well with older children and other animals, though males may be territorial towards other males.
intelligent cat, low maintenance cat, elegant look, sleek body, great pet, large ears
wild characteristics, mischievous
Eastern Wildcat Ancestor, different meow, close lying coat, slender face, wildcat subspecies
Rid Your Cat of Hairballs
It is a well-known fact that most cats do not drink large amounts of water. When examining their urine, we find they concentrate their urine greatly- confirmation of smaller amounts of water intake. When pets take larger amounts of water, they produce more urine that is more dilute. In order to encourage water intake, some owners feed only wet (canned) cat foods. There is more water in canned food than dried kibble, thus increasing the water intake. Other owners may elect to add a small amount of salt to the diet. This can increase the thirst and therefore increase the amount of water taken. Another option may require some investigative work. Owners observe their pets closely, I have discovered. They find their cat's water intake preferences. These include fresh water during the day, use of fountains for water intake or faucets. Some cats only like to drink outdoor and some only indoor. There are challenges with each pet. Finding a great way to increase water intake helps moisten the stool in the end and therefore helps prevent constipation - a goal for every cat owner. .
From T Lee 539 days ago
Physical exam before beginning treatment
A comprehensive physical exam is a must before beginning any treatment for a "behavior problem." Any sudden changes in your cats behavior may indicate an underlying medical problem. Your veterinarian will do a complete physical exam to check for any obvious signs of pain or injury. Also, they will check a temperature to ensure there is no fever. Another important indicator is checking the weight of your pet. Unexplained weight loss or weight gain may indicate an underlying metabolic disorder. Based on their physical exam, the vet may recommend bloodwork as well to check the kidney, liver, and thyroid functions of your cat. They may also need this information before starting medication for your cat as a baseline, so that the values can be monitored if your pet is on behavior-altering medications long term. .
From sat14 580 days ago
Adopt a Arabian Mau from a shelter near you