Abyssinian cat | definition of Abyssinian cat by Medical dictionary
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a shorthaired breed of domestic cat with yellow or green eyes and a characteristic coat that results from the double or triple bars of pigmentation (agouti ticking) on individual hairs giving an appearance similar to that of a hare. The breed is affected by amyloidosis and retinal atrophy.
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But Falkirk sheriff court heard the five year old Abyssinian cats
, called Nush and Mr Baz, died in agony soon afterwards in October last year.
Samantha and Amelie are three-year-old Abyssinian cats
who live with Bob and Isobel Gray in Dumbarton.
The Abyssinian cats
that Narfstrom is working with typically start to lose their sight when they are around one or two years old and are completely blind by age four.