Turkish Angora is a healthy cat breed which does not suffer from most of the diseases present in feline world.They are delicate and need your proper attention and care.However White Turkish Angora cats are prone to deafness specifically those with blue colored eyes or odd eyes.
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Here are some diseases Turkish Angora cats are prone to.
Turkish Angora cats have tendency to develop Hypoertrophic Cardiomyopathy.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 affect 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.
Turkish Angora cats have delicate long haired coat that needs proper and careful grooming.There are always possibility of hair balls to occur if their coat is not properly and timely groomed.
Turkish Angora cats are prone to fleas.These tiny insects lives in their coat and can bring serious harm if are numerous in number.Signs for a cat suffering from Fleas are excessive scratching,reddened skin and hair loss on a specific body part.