|Purred: Mon Jul 2, '07 9:59am PST |
I had heard as well that Himalayan's were a mix of Siamese and Persians. This does come with a few health issues. The main one for me is my teeth- because of the shape of our faces saliva is not easily able to move in our mouths so we tend to have a lot of problems with tarter, plaque and gum infections. I hadn't particuarly heard of a more sensitive stomach than other cats, I thought vomiting was just part of being a feline. It seems my human is cleaning up my hairballs and vomit at least as often as the other cat's in my house. But by being well groomed, if you can stand that sort of thing, hairballs are significantly decreased. And I'm not sure from which side of our ancestry this comes, but Himalayans also have thinner, more sensitive skin. So make sure your human is careful when grooming and clipping because our delicate skin is more easily irritated and injured.
Those are the only health issues with which I or my human have had any experience, though I'm sure there are others.
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