Every breeder needs to decide what will be a 'deal-breaker' in their breeding program. This is the line they are not willing to cross. A deal-breaker might be the flaws in a cat that are unacceptable or the conditions in a contract that are non-negotiable. Learn more.
There is a simple DNA test available to determine if a cat has the PK Deficiency gene. This article explains in detail how after testing, a carefully planned program can be implemented to eliminate the PK Deficiency gene from all breeding cats within just a generation or two.
It is important for every cat breeder to understand the impact that the heart disease HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) can have on their breeding program. This article explains the simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of HCM in your cats
Follow the intriguing medical case history of a Himalayan kitten born with two genetic abnormalities that produced a unique appearance; one that created an unusual eye and one of confused sexual identification.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited, genetic and progressive kidney disease that has been found cats, along with other mammals including humans.Â PKD is defined and characterized by the presence of multiple cysts in both kidneys.