Devon Rex Health Issues - Hereditary Myopathy

The elfin faced Devon Rex can suffer from the autosomal (non-sex linked) recessive genetic defect called hereditary myopathy.

The signs are visible at 4 to 7 weeks of age. Kittens have low energy levels (low exercise threshold) and the head is flexed downward when the kitten walks or on the toilet. An associated disease is an enlarged esophagus. This causes swallowing problems.

There is no treatment for this condition. A short life is expected. Sorry.

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