In addition to helping to relieve stress and anxiety, adopting a cat will also make you feel less alone. However, keep in mind that there are cat breeds that are more vulnerable to disease than others. Here are the 4 breeds most likely to encounter health problems according to Dr. Carquillat Delphine, a veterinarian in Vésenaz.
Each cat has its own genetic characteristics. That being said, some cats are more prone to hereditary diseases. Here is everything you need to know about it.
What breeds of cats are most likely to have health problems?
Cat lovers already know and can attest to it, sharing your home with this animal can make you happier and in a better mood. Nevertheless, you have to know how to take care of it properly to prevent it from contract all kinds of diseases. Here are four breeds of cats, which are likely to have some health problems on a recurring basis.
the persian cat
Due to its long soft fur, sunken nose and large eyes, the Persian cat is one of the most coveted breeds. Nevertheless, It is these same physical characteristics that cause this feline to experience many common health problems.which include: discharge from the eyes due to malformed tear ducts, bladder stones and infections, respiratory tract syndrome, digestive problems, kidney and heart disease, as well as skin problems.
How to care for a Persian cat?
This breed of cat has needs regular brushing and grooming to keep their coat clean and free of eye and nose hair.
the scottish fold
With its ears folded forward and its round head, cats of this breed look like fluff and this is what makes it quite easy to recognize them. Unfortunately, This species is very vulnerable and is at risk of various pathologiesamong them: a severe form of osteoarthritis called osteochondrodysplasia, degenerative joint diseases that mainly affect the knee, ankle and tail, as well as heart problems and periodontal fragility.
How to care for a Scottish Fold?
The first thing you should pay attention to if you have a Scottish Fold is its ears. As they are prone to infections, irritations and mites, you should examine them at least once a week. However, remember to watch your weight as well, because becoming obese could lead to diabetes.
the sphinx cat
What characterizes this breed is its unique appearance; a nearly absent fur, large ears, lemon-shaped eyes, and chamois skin. Because this cat is hairless, his skin is not protected from cold, heat, or sunburn. Also, this species can be prone to various diseases such as skin conditions like urticaria pigmentosa or skin cancer.
How to care for a Sphynx cat?
Prevent your cat from being regularly exposed to sunlight and bring warm clothes or a plaid to keep warm, during the cold seasons of the year.
the bengal cat
What characterizes the Bengal cat is its spotted or mottled fur resembling that of a leopard. However, these cats are quite vulnerable and susceptible to developing certain health problems, namely: heart problems, kidney disease, cystitis (urinary tract infection in the bladder), as well as eye problems such as cataracts, entropion or glaucoma.
How to care for a Bengal cat?
Since this the race is very active and intelligent, you have to give him a lot of exercise. If you don’t have a yard where she can play freely, consider putting up a cat tree in a corner of your house or buying her interactive toys.
Even if these breeds of cats are very vulnerable and may experience some health problems, do not forget that having such an animal brings its daily share of joy and love. You just have to be responsible by taking good care of them.
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