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- Breathing Problems: Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome is the term used to describe various breathing problems found in short-nosed breeds. Flat faced cats can experience partial obstruction of the upper airways because of the narrowed nostrils, overly long soft palate or collapsed larynx. The treatment is unnecessary if a cat isn’t exhibiting clinical signs. The breeders advise potential owners to get a doll-faced Himalayan Cat. These cats have a longer muzzle and lower chances of developing this type of problems.
- Dental Malocclusion: This is a condition that occurs when the top and bottom jaw don’t fit together neatly. This condition usually starts when a kitten’s baby teeth start growing and progresses once the adult teeth set in. Mild cases aren’t treated, but in some cases, extractions are necessary.
- Cherry Eye: This condition occurs when a pink mass protrudes from a cat’s third eyelid. The cherry eye can happen in both eyes and is usually followed by swelling and redness. Treatment can vary and might include topical anti-inflammatory drugs or the surgical replacement of the gland in the eye.
- Polycystic Kidney Disease: This is a hereditary disease that causes a cat to be born with small cysts in the kidneys. As the cat grows, so do the cysts and in time they disrupt the kidney function causing renal failure. Genetic testing for this disease is available. So check if your cat has been tested.