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Do Norwegian forest cats have health issues?

Do Norwegian forest cats have health issues?

Norwegian Forest Cats have very few breed-related health issues, but there are a couple to be aware of: Hip dysplasia. Glycogen storage disease, which appears in kittens and affects the kidneys and liver among other organs.

What’s the cleanest cat?

Although there are many factors to take into consideration, if the thought of a cat hair-covered home is a major deal breaker then the most obvious answer is the infamously hairless Sphynx breed.

How to tell if your cat is a Norwegian Forest Cat Mix?

Norwegian Forest Cats (or “Wegies”) are known for being large, sturdy felines with thick, fluffy coats and bright green eyes. A “triangle” shaped head and big almond shaped eyes are two other giveaways that can help identify your cat as a Wegie mix.

How long does a Norwegian Forest Cat Live?

Norwegian Forest Cats typically enjoy excellent health and are known for their longevity. It is not unusual for one of these kitties to live well beyond 15 years. Even so, the Norwegian Forest Cat breed is prone to a few known health issues. Although these don’t occur often, it’s important to be aware of their existence.

How did the Norwegian Forest Cat get its name?

Kitten “Norsk Skogkatt” in Norwegian literally translated into English is “northern forest cat”. This name suits the Norwegian, since this is the perfect little Nordic feline. Shaped by the cold and harsh climate of Scandinavia, this rustic and robust breed is “natural”, meaning man did not intervene in their creation.

What’s the difference between a Maine Coon and a Norwegian Forest Cat?

The two breeds do have quite a bit in common including large stature, ultra-thick fur, and exceptional hunting prowess. It’s entirely possible that some of the cats that contributed to the Maine Coon (which, by the way is a natural breed) might have been Norwegian Forest Cats.