Can Cats Have Down Syndrome?

Can Cats have down syndrome?
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Can a cat have Down Syndrome?

The simple answer is no, feline Down Syndrome does not exist!

Cats with physical or behavioral abnormalities

If you are at all concerned about the way your cat or kitten looks or behaves, then it’s really important you take them to your veterinarian for a physical exam as soon as possible.

Common conditions causing physical or behavioral changes in cats

Cats experience stress remarkably easily. Any change in routine, environment, or members of the household can cause a cat to become stressed. Stress can cause a cat to display repetitive or unusual behaviors.



Sarah-Jane Molier wanted to be a veterinarian from around the age of ten. After much hard work, and her first degree in animal science, she realized this dream and graduated in 2009. She has been working in small animal clinics ever since.

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