Do Siamese Have Specific Health Issues?

A kitten was dropped off at my home a few weeks ago. I was not real familiar with the siamese breed. It has blue eyes and the markings on its four feet, face, and ears. He is getting along with my 4 dogs beautifully. You would think he was a dog. Do they have any particular health issues that I need to be prepared for. Thank you for your time.

Siamese cats are famous for their unique personality, and many owners often think their Siamese act more like dogs than cats, especially when the household includes dogs.

The Siamese cat reached highest popularity in the 1970s, and since then many Siamese breeders in the UK have created clubs to maintain their "old-style" Siamese cats, believing that US breeders have produced an "over-type" which may suffer from health problems as a result. However, there are few records of breed-specific illness in the Siamese cat. They are very susceptible to upper respiratory diseases prior to adulthood, so make sure your cart always has a warm dry resting place as an option. There has also been some evidence of cardiomyopathy and sensitivity to anesthetics.

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