Cat breeders can turn the most handsome breeds into gargoyles

Gargoyle-like Persian cat

I have just written an article about a hefty Maine Coon who was bred to extreme with a hint of gargoyle by their creator. Not God but a Maine Coon breeder. I’ve mentioned God because gargoyles are attached to the outside of large and imposing cathedrals to ward off evil spirits and make the …

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Gene mutation troponin-T (TNNT2) implicated in HCM in Maine Coon cats

Freddie a Maine Coon who carries a mutated gene causing HCM. This is Kathy Janson's husband Michael and Freddie

It is well established that Maine Coon cats can suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Incidentally, in addition to that heart disease there appears to be a connection between this cat breed and a condition called pectus excavatum. There is certainly a connection to this breed with patella luxation and hip dysplasia (joint problems). It’s …

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