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HCM

Deal-Breakers

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.


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DNA Tests For The HCM Mutation In Cats

Cat breeders can be confused about the subject of DNA testing for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). As of February 2023, several different DNA tests for HCM in cats are available: one for Maine Coons, one for Ragdolls, and one for Sphynx. These tests are breed specific, therefore can not be used to detect genetic HCM in other breeds of cats.

HCM And The Cat Breeder

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


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