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Cat Breeds /Scottish Fold Shorthair
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Scottish Fold Shorthair




Breed Group

Scottish Fold Shorthair History

Scottish Fold Shorthair Traits

General Appearance

Coat and Coloring

Distinctive Physical Traits

Scottish Fold Shorthair Temperament

Scottish Fold Shorthair Care




Scottish Fold 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.

  • Earfold and Osteochondrodysplasia (Discovered in the Scottish Fold)

    The Earfold and Osteochondrodysplasia variant results in the breed defining folded ears of Scottish Fold cats and is associated with skeletal malformations and arthritis.

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