Health Problems in American Wirehair Cat

  American Wirehair is a natural healthy domestic cat breed that does not suffer from most of the diseases present in feline world.However like other healthy breeds they are also prone to some diseases that are given below.

HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY:
                                                                          American Wirehair cats are prone to HCM.
This particular heart disease affects almost all members of feline world.This disease is caused by thickening of the inner heart muscle that prevents the normal blood flow and affects the working of heart.This disease can also appear in early days of kitten and can cause immature death.A cat needs a yearly scan to keep it confirmed that it is not suffering from HCM.Hereditary Myopathy is also common is Turkish Angora.It is genetic disorderliness and a neurological disease.It causes muscle disorder and makes the cat so weak that the would not be able to move to even a small distance.
Hairballs:
                 This disease is also common in almost all cat breeds.All cats like to be clean and they would do it themselves if you are not doing it regularly and that is the biggest reason behind Hairballs in cats.When a cat grooms itself the hair enters into his mouth from where they make their way through digestive system and cause Hairballs.Regular grooming and careful grooming is surely the best medicine for Hairballs.In case of American Wirehair cats no vet will recommend you excessive grooming as it may heart their sensitive coat.Try to groom your American Wirehair with wet hands in case to prevent Hairballs.
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