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- Diabetes Mellitus: It is a chronic disease seen in cats, that leads to high blood glucose concentration. This condition is manageable, and with proper treatment, a cat can live a normal life. British Burmese Cats are at higher risk of developing this disease.
- Hypokalemia: It’s a disease that is characterized by low potassium levels. The signs of the disease are tiredness, reluctance to walk and head tremors. With the inclusion of potassium supplements a cat should live a normal life. This disease is also seen in British type and doesn’t affect American Burmese Cats.
- Corneal Dermoid: This condition is characterized by the presence of skin or hair on the surface of the cornea. Treatment can vary depending on the severity of the case. Sometimes surgery is the only way to go.
- Cranial Deformities: The Burmese head defect affects the development of the head and face. This mutation is caused by a recessive gene, which means that two copies are necessary for its occurrence. Tests for this mutation are available and help identify carriers. This condition is observed in American Burmese Cats.