The Khao Manee is a rare jewel of a cat that hails from ancient Siam, now Thailand. The name means “white gem” and refers to this breeds stunning white coat, but their bright expressive eyes are no less of a treasure. Their eyes are often different colors, most commonly a blue eye and a gold eye.
Though the Khao Manee is an ancient and regal breed, this is a cat with a mischievous sense of humor and an extroverted personality. If you want a cat that loves to be shown off at the party, the Khao Manee might be for you. Unfortunately, this cat is very rare outside of Thailand, with only a few breeders in North America and the UK.
Appearance / health:
The Khao Manee is a medium sized cat with a lithe build. The Khao Manee has a short, smooth coat with a moderate undercoat, which varies by season. They are almost exclusively a pure white cat, though sometimes kittens will be born with a dark mark on top of their head. The Khao Manee has a heart-shaped face, high cheekbones, and largish ears. Their eyes are one of their most remarkable features, with preference towards odd eye color, with one blue and the other green or yellow, though same-colored eyes are also possible.
As with other blue-eyed cats, Khao Manee are sometimes deaf. White-eared cats are also more susceptible to skin cancer.
Behavior / temperament:
The Khao Manee is a very friendly and devoted breed. They love to interact with people, and are unhappy if left alone or ignored. They are active, playful, and curious, but they are just as happy to curl up in your lap afterwards. Though not necessarily noisy, the Khao Manee is more vocal than most breeds. They need lots of stimulation to stay happy, and enjoy families with children and other pets.
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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 436 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 477 days ago
Adopt a Khao Manee from a shelter near you