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Siamese Red Point: nine diseases that a cat of this breed can have

The Red Point Siamese is a cat that was developed from the cross between a Siamese and an orange tabby cat to have the physical traits of both felines: a slender body and abundant cream-colored fur, but with legs, ears, the tail and the face of a darker tone, according to standards of the International Cat Association .

Many believe that this rather beautiful-looking kitten is difficult to find or rare to see, there are even those who think that it does not even exist; If fortunately you have one under your care at home, but you do not know what diseases it can develop , here we tell you the most common according to the experts of the AniCura association .

What diseases can a Red Point Siamese have?

In general, the  Siamese Red Point is a healthy feline of approximately 5.4 kilos in weight, and is considered quite long-lived, since it can live up to 20 years if it is kept in good conditions. However, as with all cats, he is prone to developing certain breed-related health problems , such as:

  • Amyloidosis . It is a disease that attacks when a type of protein called amyloid is deposited in the feline’s organs, especially in the liver.
  • Congenital heart disease . It is a heart problem that is present at birth; it affects the function and structure of the heart.
  • feline asthma . This is caused by inflammation of the lungs or the lower airways called bronchi; It arises as a consequence of the inhalation of some type of irritating substance such as pollen, tobacco, dust, cleaning products or mold.
  • respiratory infections . In addition to asthma, this cat breed is prone to developing bronchitis, pneumonia, and/or rhinotracheitis.
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  • Mediastinal lymphoma . It is a condition that is presented through difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and coughing or regurgitation.
  • Intestinal tumors . Also called gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, they are a type of cancer in the lining of the digestive tract, that is, the intestines.
  • Progressive retinal atrophy . It is an inherited disease that causes vision loss in both eyes.
  • Hip dysplasia . This is an abnormality in the hip joint that causes the hip joint to not fit the way it should, which could lead to arthritis.
  • Itches . It is a rare condition that refers to the ingestion of non-edible things, such as plastic, clothing or other objects.

Diagnosis

For the early detection of some of the aforementioned diseases , you should take your Siamese Red Point to his veterinary check -ups with recurrence, this so that he is subjected to the following medical tests , as indicated by the animal health expert:

  • Cardiac evaluation
  • Airway Assessment
  • Bowel evaluation
  • Ophthalmologic (eye) evaluation
  • hip evaluation
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