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: Brush her coat at least weekly.
Dental: Manxes 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!
He is playful, intelligent, and devoted to his family.
Energetic and playful
Loves jumping and being in high places
An affectionate companion and family cat
Alert, curious, and busy
Brave and ready for adventure
Whether you are considering adding a new Manx 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 Manx will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Manx 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 Manx could encounter:
- Fecal Incontinence
- Sacrocaudal Dysgenesis
- Mast Cell Tumors
There are many stories about the origination of the Manx cat, most of them include the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, where the name, likely originated. The 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 tail. Stumpies have a curved or kinked tail stump, and Longies that have tails almost as long as that of an average cat. The Manx is a docile and playful cat. They are loving companions and adore people. They are also smart and nimble, capable of using paws to get into cabinets or to open doors. The Manx is an excellent jumper, even without a tail to aid its balance.
Consult with a veterinarian if your Manx shows signs of the following:
Stool or urine accidents, difficulty passing stool, “hopping” hind leg gait
Hard stools, either large or small pieces, straining to pass stool
Hard or large stools, frequent constipation, digestive upset
Small lumps or nodules, which may look red or swollen
Lack of response to noises