Which Breeds are Prone to Cancer in Cats? A Quick Guide

May 19, 2023by Suzie Cyrenne

What’s really alarming about cancer in cats is that it can just strike out of the blue. This is why having the correct know-how about this serious disease is essential if you’ve got a feline family member.

Besides being aware of the correct strategies that can help make your pet more resilient against cat cancer, you can also easily make informed decisions on how to support your furbaby should this health problem get in the picture.

In this blog post, I will give you the lowdown on the breeds that are prone to cancer in cats as well as walking you through some other crucial information that may lessen the chances of this disease affecting your pet sooner or later.

How about we start the ball rolling by checking out the possible causes of cancer in cats?


The Possible Causes of Cancer in Cats

I’d just like to point out that in spite of our strides in veterinary science and technology over the years, the specific causes of cat cancer are still quite elusive.

However, there are some factors that are believed to increase the risk of your pet being afflicted with this disease. These factors are as follows:

  • Old age and its connection to weakened immune responses
  • Frequent exposure to harsh chemicals and toxins in the environment
  • Genetics and hereditary characteristics
  • Diet and lifestyle of your pet
  • Viral infections such as the Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and the Feline papilloma virus

If you’re looking to find out more about the possible causes of cancer in cats, you can click here to read a more comprehensive article on the topic.


A Few Simple Steps to Keep Cat Cancer at Bay

If you’re anything like most cat parents, chances are you would want to hold back feline cancer from affecting your precious pet as much as possible. And they’re backed by scientific evidence, too.

A quick reminder, though. Having these tips in your home pet care checklist won’t ensure that your cat will be cancer-free. However, they can significantly help make your cat more resilient to this serious health crisis.

These approaches include the following:

  • A consistently nutritious diet is essential.
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins is a big no-no.
  • Spaying (and neutering) is crucial.
  • A regular exercise regimen should be on your checklist.
  • Prevent your cat from roaming.

You can simply click here to check out a more in-depth blog post about the steps to help keep cancer at bay.


The Breeds that are Vulnerable to Cancer in Cats

As reported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), cats are also very prone to the development of spontaneous cancers as compared to other domesticated animals like dogs. Cats are even considered as key data sources when it comes to cancer research and development.

What’s really interesting is that while all cats are vulnerable to cancer, this disease is not as prevalent in mixed breeds compared to purebreds. According to comparative oncology statistics, particular pedigrees such as Bengals, Persians and Siamese cats are the breeds that are highly prone to cancer.

Although the exact reason for this is still unclear, it is theorized that the prominent white spaces on their chest and facial areas make them more at risk of squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer that is triggered by prolonged exposure to sunlight.


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A Final Word

In sum, all cats are vulnerable to feline cancer, but it is not as prevalent among mixed breeds compared to those that have purebred ancestries. Moreover, Bengals, Persians and Siamese cats are also considered as having more cancer risk as opposed to other pedigrees.

Dealing with cancer in cats is definitely not a walk in the park. Reaching out to a pet homeopathy professional can help you a great deal in not just understanding this disease, but also in making informed decisions with regard to the best natural strategies to go for when supporting your pet during cancer. Contact us to get in touch with a pro immediately.


About the author

Suzie Cyrenne
Suzie Cyrenne


Suzie Cyrenne has dedicated more than 20 years of her life in making and improving natural animal health solutions in the global setting.

Being the co-founder of Zumalka, Suzie is a forerunner in enhancing the lives of pets through natural and homeopathic options using the knowledge she has gained from the Classical Homeopathy School in Quebec.

Through the guidance of her mother-in-law and fellow natural health expert, Denyse Lessard, Suzie constantly devotes herself to create premium pet products that are aimed at dealing with the root causes of wellness problems and not just their symptoms.

Besides immersing herself in books, personal development and visiting new places, Suzie also enjoys keeping herself in tiptop shape by snowboarding and taking daily hikes with her husband and Zumalka co-founder, Matt Lessard, and their Golden-Doodle, Westin.

Find out more about Suzie when you click HERE.

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