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Health Issues in the Persian Cat: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Heart Beats

Donegal Cattery -- In recent years another disease has permeated the Persian breed and that of several other breeds. It is a disease of genetic origin that involves a mutation in a cardiac gene (cardiac myosin binding protein C) that codes for structural proteins, which in turn has an effect on the muscular development of the heart.


Cat Sneezing


The spontaneous cat sneezing is not strange or abnormal; cats sneeze just like people do as a means of discharging irritants from their sinus airways. If your cat sneezing doesn't end though, it might be an indicator that it's the perfect time to have your cat examined at the veterinary clinic.


Diagnosing Cataracts As Part Of Your Cat Eye Care Program

Persian Eye

A solid cat eye care program includes understanding the impact of some cat eye disorders on your cat's eyesight. Cataract problems are relatively rare in cats and are usually related to complications from diabetes. Some breeds inherit a tendency for developing cataracts: Birmans, Himalayans, Persians and British Shorthairs. The incidence is low and the cataract tends to remain small, often small enough to be ignored.


Never Ignore Lethargy in Your Persian Cat

Persian Kitten

Most cats have plenty of energy to spare. If you notice that your cat isn't being as energetic as usual, then it may mean that something is wrong with him. Feline lethargy is characterized by general listlessness and inactivity, with some not responding to lights or sounds like usual. It can be brought on by various health conditions. The following are some of the most common causes.



How Can You Tell If Your Kitty Is Suffering From Joint Pain

Lethargic Cat

Cats are living creatures and in many ways, they suffer from the same ailments that affect humans too. As we age, we will find that our bones and joints become less strong. It is the same with your cat. In fact, it is quite common for senior cats to suffer from joint pain just like us, humans. But how can you tell for sure if kitty is indeed suffering in silence? Read on.

Older cats may suffer from Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease. One possible cause of this disease is excess weight, the other is of course, age.