Even though Abyssinians are considered to be generally healthy, there are some common feline health issues and a few serious hereditary problems that are common for this breed. The list below is meant to summarize the diseases, symptoms, possible treatments, and advice to help prevent them from affecting your Aby in the first place.
Abyssinian coats can sometimes be confused with tabbies but they stand out with their ticked coats, which are smooth and feel silky to touch. The ticked pattern is unmistakable, as is the resilience of the coats. However, the “agouti” or ticked pattern, the coat and their disproportionately cute features are not the only distinct differences.