Dragon Li Cat health: the most common diseases in the breed


Knowing everything about the health of our cat is essential to treat them better: here are the common diseases of the Dragon Li.

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The Dragon Li is a rare and little known cat from China. Here is everything you need to know about his health: common diseases , symptoms and treatments, to detect diseases early and get the Dragon Li back in strength as soon as possible.


Common diseases of the Dragon Li

The specimens of this breed have very ancient origins, dating back to millennia of years ago.

For a long time, these cats lived in the wild, withstanding harsh and difficult living conditions.

For this, they are extremely robust and resistant cats, whose average lifespan is between 9 and 16 years.

Being a little known cat breed, to date there are no particular common diseases in the Dragon Li.

This does not mean, however, that this four-legged can be affected by the onset of pathologies that frequently occur in domestic cats. These include:

  • Diseases of the digestive system;
  • Respiratory disorders;
  • Conjunctivitis.

Diseases of the digestive system

Among the common diseases in cats, including Dragon Li , are pathologies of the digestive tract.

These disorders manifest themselves in a rather typical way, with clearly recognizable symptoms such as:

  • He retched
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Weakness

In this case, at the first signs of discomfort it is essential to contact the veterinarian to promptly identify the specific cause that determines the suffering of the animal.

Respiratory disorders

Respiratory disorders are not only a common disease in Dragon Li, but also in cats in general.

Mostly these are viral pathologies, which can also be transmitted via the fetus.

These ailments do not have the consequences of a normal cold. In fact, they could prove fatal, especially for puppies.

For this reason, it is important to submit your pet to a complete vaccination prophylaxis, to protect it from the onset of potentially fatal diseases.

Among the symptoms of respiratory diseases are:

  • Cough
  • Mucus
  • Fever
  • Lethargy and dejection
  • Difficulty in breathing

Conjunctivitis

Finally, conjunctivitis closes the list of common diseases in Dragon Li.

It is a rather frequent pathology in kittens, especially those who live in contact with other animals.

The manifestations of this disorder are:

  • The cat cannot keep its eyes open
  • Swelling, irritation and hair loss around the eyes
  • Presence of pus, secretions and encrustations

Depending on the triggering cause of the conjunctivitis, the vet will prescribe eye drops, antibiotics and eye ointments to treat the four-legged.

To prevent the onset of this pathology, it is essential to know everything about Dragon Li care.


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