Health and Potential Health Problems
The Balinese are generally healthy and sturdy breed that can encounter some health issues. This is mainly because this breed was created from a relatively small genetic pool of long haired Siamese. Although this doesn’t imply that your cat will develop any of the following conditions, it’s better to acquaint yourself with potential issues.
This condition causes the fibrous protein amyloid to store itself in various tissues, making them unable to function properly. The accumulation of the amyloid is due to earlier inflammation or lymphoproliferative disorder.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
This condition falls in group of genetic disease and is less frequently found in cats. It causes a degeneration of retina that causes vision loss that gradually lead to blindness.
Known as the crossed eyes, it is a condition that can be present at birth or develop later in life. Cats that are born with it, become accustomed to it and can live normally. However, if the condition happens in later stages of life, it might be a signal for underlying disease.
Balinese Cats can live from 9-15 years on average. But there are reports of cats living into their 20s. As this breed has a couple of medical issues it is ideal to buy or adopt them from a trustworthy source who can give a health guarantee. Plus, keeping the Balinese indoors only, give them regular vaccinations, deworming, and proper care will increase your cat’s life expectancy.