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Cymric

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An Affectionate Family Cat

Gentle, Loyal, Powerful

Cymrics are extraordinary pets. While it is interesting to learn about the breeding purpose of Cymrics, their genetics actually influence health, outward appearance and behavior. Some behaviors make the Cymric and some can be quite irritating! Understanding her unique needs will help you keep her healthy and will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Body:Compact, medium-sized, well-balanced Coat:Medium-length, silky, soft, dense

Length of fur
4

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements
3

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level
3

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training
4

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners
4

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers
3

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Routine Care: She needs daily play sessions that stimulate her natural desire to hunt and explore. Keep her mind and body active or she may develop behavior issues. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If she won’t drink water from her bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

Grooming: She has long hair that will need brushing daily.

Dental: Cymrics have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!


She is a loving companion who adores people.

Positive Traits:

  • Loves jumping and being in high places

  • An affectionate companion and family cat

  • Mild-mannered and easy to get along with

  • Highly intelligent and able to learn tricks

Negative Traits:

  • Needs regular exercise and diet regulation to avoid weight gain

  • Coat needs to be cared for frequently to prevent matting

Whether you are considering adding a new Cymric to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Cymric will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Cymric you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

Some health issues a Cymric could encounter:

Sacrocaudal Dysgenesis

Megacolon

Constipation

Fecal Incontinence

Urolithiasis

Mast Cell Tumors


The Cymric, also known as the Longhaired Manx, will have one of four tail types. Rumpies are completely tailless, often with a dimple at the base of the spine where the tail would be. Rumpy-risers have a short knob of a tail. Stumpies have a curved or kinked tail stump, and Longies have tails almost as long as that of an average cat. The Cymric is a docile and playful family member. They are loving companions and adore people. Cymrics are also smart and nimble, capable of using paws to get into cabinets or to open doors. The Cymric is an excellent jumper, even without a tail to aid in balance.

Consult with a veterinarian if your Cymric shows signs of the following:

  • Hard stools, either large or small pieces, straining to pass stool

  • Stool or urine accidents, difficulty passing stool, “hopping” hind leg gait

  • Small lumps or nodules, which may look red or swollen

  • Lack of response to noises

  • Care

    Routine Care: She needs daily play sessions that stimulate her natural desire to hunt and explore. Keep her mind and body active or she may develop behavior issues. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If she won’t drink water from her bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

    Grooming: She has long hair that will need brushing daily.

    Dental: Cymrics have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

    Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!


  • Characteristics

    She is a loving companion who adores people.

    Positive Traits:

    • Loves jumping and being in high places

    • An affectionate companion and family cat

    • Mild-mannered and easy to get along with

    • Highly intelligent and able to learn tricks

    Negative Traits:

    • Needs regular exercise and diet regulation to avoid weight gain

    • Coat needs to be cared for frequently to prevent matting

  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new Cymric to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Cymric will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Cymric you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

    Some health issues a Cymric could encounter:

    Sacrocaudal Dysgenesis

    Megacolon

    Constipation

    Fecal Incontinence

    Urolithiasis

    Mast Cell Tumors


  • History

    The Cymric, also known as the Longhaired Manx, will have one of four tail types. Rumpies are completely tailless, often with a dimple at the base of the spine where the tail would be. Rumpy-risers have a short knob of a tail. Stumpies have a curved or kinked tail stump, and Longies have tails almost as long as that of an average cat. The Cymric is a docile and playful family member. They are loving companions and adore people. Cymrics are also smart and nimble, capable of using paws to get into cabinets or to open doors. The Cymric is an excellent jumper, even without a tail to aid in balance.

  • Watch Out For

    Consult with a veterinarian if your Cymric shows signs of the following:

    • Hard stools, either large or small pieces, straining to pass stool

    • Stool or urine accidents, difficulty passing stool, “hopping” hind leg gait

    • Small lumps or nodules, which may look red or swollen

    • Lack of response to noises

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