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Irish shorthair




Breed Group

Irish shorthair History

Irish shorthair Traits

General Appearance

Coat and Coloring

Distinctive Physical Traits

Irish shorthair Temperament

Irish shorthair Care




Irish shorthair Genetic Health Conditions

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

    Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is the most common inherited disease in cats. The disease causes the formation of fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys that can lead to kidney failure.

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