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Adenocarcinomas of the small intestine and Siamese cats — 5 Comments

  1. This is very sad actually. Poor cats inherit these issues and there’s nothing to be done about it except to stop bloody well breeding them.

  2. I hate this. I think Siamese cats are so regal and I have, sometimes, mistaken a himalayan for one.
    In any case, my only real frame of reference here has to do with humans in regard to CA of the small intestine and may or may not apply.
    In humans, by the time there are symptoms, it’s late stage. Surgery and chemo may prolong the inevitable, but they are only palliative and quality of life wouldn’t be good.
    I would have such a hard time dealing with this illness in a cat and making the decisions that have to be made.

    • Yes a lot of cat health problems are mirrored in humans. The Siamese is such a popular cat but over 7 years of studying cats for the site, I have come to the conclusion that they are the most unhealthy cat breed probably due partly to overbreeding (narrow gene pool).

      It is interesting that the first Siamese cats in the West (in England in fact) all had worms and were sickly.

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