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Egyptian Mau

18th September 2018

Egyptian Mau

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The Egyptian Mau’s short coat is characterised by a random spotted pattern in several colours and green eyes. It is said to be quite an active cat.

Health and welfare issues

Pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency has been identified in the breed.


We have limited the information about inherited disorders to those conditions that are known and proven to exist within a breed. For many breeders and many conditions, insufficient information may be available at this time to know whether any particular breed is necessarily free of any particular condition.

In general, pedigree breeds use a much smaller gene pool for breeding than domestic cats and therefore have a higher risk of developing inherited disorders. In addition, a number of ‘newer’ pedigree breeds are derived from matings between one or more ‘older’ breeds, and in these situations perpetuation of inherited problems that were seen in older breeds is likely within the newer breeds.

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