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- Cross Eyes: This is an inherited condition that causes an abnormal positioning or direction of the eyeball. One or both eyes can be affected. Generally, this condition is more a cosmetic problem and doesn’t affect a cats quality of life.
- Liver Amyloidosis: This disease occurs when a protein amyloid is deposited in the cats organs. In the case of the Oriental Shorthair, the amyloid tends to deposit into the liver and can lead to liver failure.
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy: This is a disease of the ventricular muscle that prevents the heart to move the blood out at full capacity. Symptoms include poor circulation, cold paws and apathy. This disease is linked with the dietary deficiency of amino acid taurine.
- Bladder Stones: These are rock-like formations of minerals and crystals found in a cat’s bladder. They can range in size and larger stones can cause a ureteral blockage. Treatment can vary depending on the severity of the case. Mild cases are treated with change of diet and increased water consumption. Severe cases may require flushing procedure or surgery.