heart disease

California’s wildfires that burnt domestic cats also damaged their hearts and caused blood clots

I was surprised to read a study published on 14 February 2020 on the nature.com website which concluded that domestic…

5 months ago

About the heart condition that killed Leo of Pet Sematary fame

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the commonest form of heart disease in cats and it is very common in Maine Coons. Universities…

1 year ago

Cat breeds prone to HCM

Cat breeds prone to HCM are: Maine Coon, Ragdolls, British Shorthairs, American Shorthairs, Devon Rexes and Bengals. All these breeds…

5 years ago

Cardiomyopathy in cats – sudden death

The reason why I am writing this is because a person (who I will keep anonymous) wrote to me about…

5 years ago

Is Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy More Common Than Human Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

Yes, is the answer to the above question based upon my research but I will make a caveat by saying…

6 years ago

Genetic Link Between Elvis Presley And The Bengal Cat!

Elvis was doomed to die young! The Bengal cat is not doomed to die young. However, some Bengal cats carry…

6 years ago

USA: Cats are living longer. Some reasons why.

In 2012, American cats had an average lifespan of 12 years. Ten years earlier it was 11 years. This is…

6 years ago

Decision making over veterinary bills in treating old cats

For me, it's a balancing act between assessing how comfortable a cat is and will be, the benefits and risks…

6 years ago

Cat Heart Murmur Symptoms

It is worthwhile to have a quick look at the causes before setting out cat heart murmur symptoms as it…

8 years ago