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Common Purebred Feline Disorders

Purebred cats must meet certain characteristics of the breed to prove their pedigree. Selective breeding for these traits has caused many breeds of cats to develop genetic health problems. Animal Wellness Center has experience working with purebred cats and knows which problems to look for based on breed.

Some breed characteristics can lead to health problems. All longhaired cats will require extra grooming from their owners to keep their fur from matting. Munchkin or dwarf cats can have mobility problems due to their size. Even if your cat is not 100% purebred, knowing their genetic history will be helpful in predicting possible health problems. If your cat is the cross between two purebred parents, they could be at greater risk for the inherited diseases of both breeds.

Cat Breeds with the Most Genetic Disorders:

Learn more about the health problems of the breeds from Animal Wellness Center.