In order to keep your Scottish Fold healthy and in good condition, never let you’re folded-eared cat breed with another folded-eared cat. If two cats that breed have folded-ears, then this could cause a degenerative joint disease to develop in the litter baby kittens.
You will be able to determine if your Scottish Fold kittens have any type of disease after about four to six months of age. The degenerative joint disease could cause your Scottish Fold’s tail, ankles, and knees to stiffen up or lock. If for any reason, you notice that your cat is suffering from a joint disorder of any kind you may need to take your Scottish Fold to the veterinarian’s office for a check up for treatment.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin maybe used to treat Osteoarthritis in cats. Glucosamine is simple sugar that is the building blocks, which performs maintenance of joint cartilage in the joint. Chondroitin enhances the synthesis and heals damaged enzymes within the joint. These products are not painkillers; they work by actually healing the damage that has already been, done to the joint.
Other types of feline diseases that you may need to prevent your Scottish Fold from getting is worms, many cats are, infected with worms. Like tape worms, heartworms, round worms, and hook worms. The symptoms that most cats produce from worms include weight loss, poor coat appearance, and vomiting. Therefore, if you notice any of these symptoms developing in your cat, then you need to take your Scottish Fold cat to the vet’s office immediately. While in the vet’s office he or she will tell you that your cat needs wormed every three weeks.
In addition, cats can also get a disease called Feline Leukemia, which is a contagious disease that can be, spread by contact with other cats. However, there is no cure for Feline Leukemia, but there are certain vaccines that your Scottish Fold can get, that will prevent your cat from getting Feline Leukemia. Moreover, Feline Immumedeficiency Virus, called FIV for short.
FIV is more like AIDS in humans, although humans cannot get FIV from cats. However, if a cat suffers from FIV, and is, exposed to your Scottish Fold cat, during a fight or by means of mating, and sheds saliva on your cat. Then your Scottish Fold cat can produce the infected disease know as FIV. Even though most of these diseases have no cure, there are many vaccines and treatments available for your cat. These vaccines and treatments can be, bought at your local veterinarian’s office, also your vet will be able to inform you on ways to keep your Scottish Fold cat healthy. The information that is, given to you from the vet will allow him or her, a happy life.
In addition, cats are not very hard to care for, actually they are easier to care for then dogs, because they are small and do not require much grooming. Cats mostly groom themselves, which could also cause them to produce hairballs in their stomachs. However, they mainly just vomit hairballs up.