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Hairless Cats – Pet tip 145

For many, just the thought of a hairless cat is enough to make them shudder. For these people, the sight of a hairless cat is shocking, and touching one is downright scary. If you are one of these people, then this article is unlikely to sway you in the other direction. However, if you are the kind of person who has always been a little bit intrigued by the unique look of hairless cats, read on. Behind their striking appearance is a fascinating background, and if you are considering making a hairless cat part of your family, there is also a plethora of information to know about the proper way to care for these beautiful creatures.

Congenital hairlessness in cats is an extremely rare trait. Essentially, a hairless cat is the result of genetic mutations in one or more of the genes which encode for normal hair development. While the word ‘mutation’ implies that this genetic condition is unwanted and accidental, there are actually many breeders who select specifically for the hairlessness trait and work to maintain the hairless lineage in their cats.

Owner:
Maggie Barron
City:
Ottawa
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
DLH
Date of Birth:
Approx. 1998
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
18
Coat Colour:
black
Eye Colour:
yellow

I first met Caddy (short for 'Cadillac') when I decided to become a foster parent for Friend of Abandoned Pets (Ottawa) in February 2003.  He lived with me for a month before my parents decided to adopt him and they've now had him for close to a year! He is definitly the most affectionate lap-cat I have ever met! He follows people around waiting for them to sit down so he can jump up on their lap and 'demands' to be petted.

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