Supplements for Cat Health Issues by Breed
It's important as a pet parent to know and understand what your specific breed of cat is prone to so that you can take proactive measures. Cat breeds come in all shapes and sizes, from the huge Maine Coon cat that can average 15-25lbs to the Singapura that is typically half the size of the American Shorthair. As with cat breeds, size comes with its own set of health problems that commonly occur in pets. The length of the fur can also cause cat health issues, like hairballs and other digestive disorders. Long-haired breeds like the Himalayan, British Longhair, and Angora are highly susceptible to these conditions.
Other common breeds that are known to have cat health issues are Persians, Himalayans, and Scottish Fold. These breeds all have a common characteristic, they are ‘flat-faced’, also known as brachycephalic breeds. They are prone to having breathing difficulties due to their narrow nostrils and nasal passages. Brachycephalic cats are also known to have eye health issues because their eyelids often do not close completely when they blink (exophthalmos).