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- Amyloidosis: Is a condition that causes the protein amyloid to build up in the organs. Because of their heritage, the Ocicat Cats are prone to renal and liver amyloidosis. This condition affects the organ’s ability to function properly and results in organ failure.
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Is the most common heart disease seen in cats. It causes a thickening of a heart muscle. In mild cases, a cat may be asymptomatic and lead a normal life. However, severe cases can result in congestive heart failure.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy: Is a group of degenerative diseases that affect the photoreceptor cells in a cat’s eye. This condition can affect kittens around two or three months of age, or cats between the ages of two and five. The disease affects a cat’s seeing abilities and causes blindness.