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- Amyloidosis: This is a condition which occurs when a protein amyloid is deposited in various organs and causes damage by replacing normal cells. In Siamese Cats, there is a significant deposit of amyloid in the liver. This causes the liver to have a decreased function and can result in liver failure.
- Asthma: A chronic inflammation of airways in a cat’s lungs. When an asthma attack occurs, these airways thicken making it hard for a cat to breathe. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, persistent cough and labored breathing. This is a very serious illness that requires immediate vet assistance and proper treatment.
- Aortic Stenosis: It’s a congenital condition that affects the blood flow from the heart to the other parts of the body. Cats with this condition experience fatigue, cough and may have difficulty breathing. If left untreated this disease results in congestive heart failure.