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Scottish Fold health Health Information

Well bred Scottish Fold cats are not subject to any specific diseases. A Scottish Fold bred from two folded parents will often develop a condition called, 'congenital osteodystrophy'. This is a degenerative joint disease that can cripple the affected animal. No responsible breeding program will ever mate two folded cats for this reason.

The only other specific care need is regular brushing to remove unwanted hair. Brushing should occur two to three times a week.
There is one medical problem that has been found to be related to Scottish Fold breeding. If both parents have folded ears, their kittens will be extremely prone to developing a painful degenerative joint disease that fuses the tail, ankles and knees. This condition also affects Scottish folds with one copy of the fold gene, to a lesser degree, and is the reason the breed is not accepted by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy and the Fédération Internationale Féline

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