Written By: Melanie MussonReviewed By: Dr. Pippa Elliott BVMS, MRCVSUPDATED: Nov 18, 2020Fact Checked

The Arabian Mau is a medium-sized, short-haired cat that is descended from the desert cat, a feline species native to the Arabian Peninsula.

Maus are known to become very attached to their owners, even if they are not especially affectionate, and for being quite fastidious.

They are very active, loving to play and to hunt, and integrate well into homes with older children and other animals.

The fact that Maus shed very little is also a big plus for many homeowners.

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Because it is a natural cat breed, the Arabian Mau tends to be healthy, with an average life expectancy of 15 years or more.

However, because of their love of hunting and lack of finickiness when it comes to food, Maus, particularly those that are allowed to go outdoors, can pick up tapeworms.

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Infected cats that are not treated promptly can suffer from malnutrition, vomiting, and secondary bacterial infections.

Treatment for worms, and for the other medical issues that arise naturally throughout a cat’s life, can be expensive, but the right pet insurance plan can help owners to make sure that their special felines will always have the best health care available.


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Additional Cat Breeds:


American Curl Cat, American Wirehair Cat, Arabian Mau Cat, Ashera Cat, Balinese Cat, Burmese Cat, Chartreux Cat, Chausie Cat, Cymric Cat, Domestic Medium Hair Cat 

Himalayan Cat, Japanese Bobtail Cat, Manx Cat, Nebelung Cat, Norwegian Forest Cat, Orange Tabby Cat, Oriental Cat, Persian Cat, Pixie-Bob Cat, Russian Blue Cat

Scottish Fold Cat, Selkirk Rex Cat, Siamese Cat, Siberian Cat, Singapura Cat, Somali Cat, Thai Cat, Toygers Cat, Turkish Angora Cat, LaPerm Cat, Maine Coon Cat



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