Brazilian Shorthair Cat health: common diseases of the breed


Knowing the common diseases of your pet helps to prevent them or identify them in time: all about the health of the Brazilian Shorthair.

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The Brazilian Shorthair is a cat with a muscular build and a robust constitution: what are the common diseases to which it is vulnerable? Let’s answer this question together by examining frequent pathologies, symptoms and treatments.


Common diseases of the Brazilian Shorthair: the complete list

The specimens of this breed in addition to enjoying good health, have a very long average life span.

Suffice it to say, in fact, that it is between 13 and 20 years old. To date, since these are still little known and widespread cats, no particular common diseases have been identified in the Brazilian Shorthair.

However, this does not mean that these little furry dogs may be affected by the diseases that commonly arise in domestic cats. These include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Diseases affecting the urinary tract

Allergies

Allergies open the list of common diseases in Brazilian Shorthair.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Asthma
  • Loss of hair
  • Itching
  • Skin redness
  • Dermatitis

The underlying causes of allergy can be many and range from environmental factors to food, passing through the bite of parasites.

Therefore, it is essential to take the cat to the vet to identify the origin of the cat’s disorder and the most suitable treatment for solving the problem.

Infections

Infections are among the common diseases that can affect the Brazilian Shorthair.

These are pathologies caused by the entry of and multiplication of microorganisms within the cat’s tissues.

Based on the type of microorganism, it is possible to distinguish between:

  • Bacterial infection
  • Viral infection
  • Fungal infection

Depending on the infectious agent, the cat will present a specific symptomatology. In general, however, it is possible to identify common signs of discomfort , including:

  • Weakness
  • Aggression
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Apathy

For this reason, it is essential to monitor the behavior of your four-legged friend: any sudden changes, in fact, should set off an alarm bell.

In the case of infections, prevention is essential: subjecting your cat to complete prophylaxis will protect it from any pathologies such as FeLV and pathologies caused by the bite of external parasites.

Diseases affecting the urinary tract

Among the common diseases in domestic cats, which can affect the Brazilian Shorthair, there are pathologies affecting the urinary tract.

The most common are cystitis, which can also be caused by emotional factors such as stress, and kidney failure, which usually affects older cats.

Generally, the symptoms that indicate a urinary tract disorder of the Brazilian Shorthair are:

  • Frequent and incomplete urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • The cat pees outside the litter box
  • Ache
  • Halitosis
  • Slimming
  • Apathy
  • Aggression

In this case, it is essential to go to the veterinarian promptly to identify the origin of the animal’s discomfort and subject it to a treatment that ensures that the four-legged dog regains well-being and serenity as soon as possible.


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