American shorthair


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American shorthair

a medium- to large-sized cat, longer than it is tall, with a large head, large eyes, and a thick, short coat in many different colors.
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Nyanko Planet is launching the six-new cat litters, including the Tofu Litter for American Shorthair, Tofu Litter for British Shorthair, Super Woody for Shorthair Cats, Tofu Litter for Shorthair and Longhair Cats, Paper Pallet Litter for Recovery and Plant Blended Mineral Litter, and plans to debut in Asia-Pacific countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, China and Australia early next year.
The shorter coat comes from interbreeding the Persian with breeds such as the American Shorthair, British Shorthair, Burmese, and Russian blue.
For example, Devon Rex, Ragdoll, American Shorthair, British Shorthair and Maine Coon cats are likelier to inherit the most common heart disease in cats, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
For whatever reason, certain breeds--Main Coon, American Shorthair, Persian and Ragdoll cats--have an increased risk of this condition.
Breeds prone to HCM include Maine Coons, American Shorthairs and Ragdolls.
There will be many breeds of cats at the show, including ragdolls, Maine coons, Abyssinians, Siamese, American shorthairs, British shorthairs, Oriental shorthairs, Devon Rex, Cornish Rex , exotic shorthairs and longhair folds.
Maine Coons, Ragdoils, Persians and American Shorthairs are among those at risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most commonly diagnosed heart disease in cats.
Certain breeds, including Maine Coons, Ragdolls and American Shorthairs, are predisposed to HCM, suggesting a genetic mechanism.
The disease most commonly occurs in middle age, with males, Maine Coons and American Shorthairs especially predisposed.
Maine Coon cats, American Shorthairs and Ragdolls are predisposed to the development of HCM, and this disease affects male cats more commonly than females.

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