Facts About White Cat Breeds
Cats of the domestic variety are very popular for pets. There are many white cat breeds that allow the solid white color in their standard or allow only the solid white color for a singular cat breed. Among these white cat breeds are the Maine Coon cat, Persian cat, Oriental Longhair cat, Siberian cat, American Shorthairs and many more.
Most cat breeds allow solid colored white cats in their breed standard. It is only in those breeds that only have a singular color, bi-colors or markings that do not allow solid colored white cats. Many people like white cat breeds and some even prefer this color for their cats. Many longhaired varieties have white colors accepted in their breed standard.
What You Need To Know About White Cat Breeds
Most white cat breeds suffer from sunburn especially in the ears. This is because the fur is thinner in the ears. Frequent exposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer in most breeds of white cats. Application of sunscreen can be done but it is better to keep white cat breeds indoors when the sun is at its most punishing.
White cats usually have blue eyes or odd colored eyes. This is common among white cat breeds and is noticed all over the world. White cat breeds are also prone to hearing problems or deafness. In odd eyed white cats, the side that has the blue eye is usually the side that has a hearing problem or deafness.
It is a superstitious belief that white cats are a sign of good luck. If there is a white cat on your doorstep just before your wedding this signifies lasting happiness. In other cultures, any of the white cat breeds are considered bad luck. It all depends on where you are and what culture you believe in.
Do not try to color your white cat with any other color other than those recommended by vets. This is because the way that cats clean themselves will ensure that they will ingest any foreign substance that may be dangerous to their health.
Some white cats may need to be kept indoors due to their propensity to deafness. This could lead to accidents and other occurrences that could lead injury or death. White cats are also prone to getting dirty easily although, the shorthaired ones can clean themselves more easily compared to the longhaired varieties. Most cats enjoy human companionship and are great as pets.