A talented executive within the pharmaceutical industry, Loretta Itri has more than two decades of experience. She is currently responsible for clinical development and worldwide development oversight as the executive vice president of global health sciences and regulatory affairs at the Medicines Company. Outside of work, Loretta Itri cares for her blue lynx point and flame point Himalayan cats.
As with most breeds of cats, Himalayan cats require moderately individualized care. The breed is prone to a few health problems, including polycystic kidney disease, and obesity. Himalayan cats also frequently experience excessive tearing around the eyes and are more likely to get ringworm. Most of these dispositions can be screened for and eliminated through tests. Some problems, like obesity, are easily prevented by improving overall nutrition and providing opportunities for plenty of physical activity.
Beyond watching for and preventing common health problems, Himalayans must be groomed daily. Monthly bathing is also helpful in terms of keeping the coat clean and dental hygiene and regular nail trimming further ensures a Himalayan stays happy and healthy.
An accomplished pharmaceutical industry executive, Loretta Itri serves The Medicines Company as Executive Vice President of Global Health Sciences and Regulatory Affairs. In her free time, Loretta Itri enjoys traveling, attending the theater, and caring for her two Himalayan cats.
A breed derived by crossing the Persian and the Siamese, the Himalayan is a loving and playful cat that exhibits the long hair and striking blue eyes of its parent breeds. Beyond these shared traits, Himalayans, or Himmies, come in a range of colors and vary in appearance; some have large eyes and flat faces, while others have longer noses and smaller eyes.
At home, Himalayan cats become attached to their owners and will often remain within arm’s reach of those who care for them. Himmies enjoy playing with toys and gentle playmates. While keeping the breed’s many positive traits in mind, potential owners should also be aware that Himalayans are prone to several health problems, and their long coats require daily grooming.
Loretta Itri is a respected pharmaceutical industry executive who focuses on the development of therapeutic agents. When not working, Loretta Itri enjoys spending time with her two Himalayan cats, a blue lynx point female and a flame point male. Himalayan cats feature distinctive blue eyes and luxurious long coats.
A hybrid cat, the Himalayan comes from the Siamese and Persian breeds. It has the Siamese markings and eye color, while retaining the Persian coat. Big boned and muscular, Himalayans also have the latter breed’s body type and are technically classed as a Persian variety.
While far from aloof, the Himalayan is known for interacting closely only with humans it really trusts and shows a strong preference for quiet surroundings. With a thick coat, Himalayans should be brushed regularly as a way of preventing the hair from becoming matted or tangled. Himalayans’ flat faces make them susceptible to breathing problems, and their faces should also be wiped each day.