Asian Shorthair Cat health: the common diseases of the breed

Here’s everything you need to know about Asian Shorthair health: common diseases, how to spot and treat them in time.

Knowing everything about the health of your pet is essential for its life to be long and peaceful. For this, let’s find out together what are the most common diseases in the Asian Shorthair and how to intervene to ensure that our four-legged friend gets back on their feet as soon as possible.

Common diseases of the Asian Shorthair

The Asian Shorthair is a long-lived cat with a strong build.

Just think, in fact, that the average duration of his life is between 12 and 18 years .

Although not much is known about the health of this domestic cat – since it is a breed of very recent origins – it is possible to identify some common diseases in the Asian Shorthair.

These include:

  • Breathing problems
  • Dental ailments.

Respiratory Problems

Among the common diseases in the Asian Shorthair are breathing problems.

Realizing your cat’s difficulty breathing is simple. In fact, cats usually don’t pant.

If, on the other hand, the animal has one of these symptoms, it is necessary to intervene and take it to the vet:

  • Dyspnea
  • Noisy breathing
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Slimming

The intervention of a professional is essential. In fact, difficulty in breathing is a generic symptom that can be caused by numerous pathologies.

For this reason, it is essential that the cat is subjected to a thorough veterinary examination which, after ascertaining the causes, identifies the most suitable treatments for the four-legged.

Dental ailments

Finally, the pathologies of the oral cavity close the list of common diseases in the Asian Shorthair.

These include numerous ailments, such as gingivitis, stomatitis and periodontitis. How do dental problems manifest in cats? The main symptoms include:

  • Halitosis
  • Ache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of teeth

The main cause of these pathologies lies in the accumulation of plaque and bacteria inside the mouth of the cat.

For this, it is very important to dedicate yourself daily to cleaning your cat’s teeth. How to do? You can use a toothbrush and toothpaste specially made for domestic cats.

Not all cats, however, tolerate this cleaning operation. Alternatively, it is possible to spread a sanitizing cream with a meat flavour on the teeth of the Asian Shorthair .

In this way, attracted by its smell, the cat will naturally be more inclined to undergo the treatment.

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