Re: breeds susceptible to HCM
HCM is in every breed and knows no boundaries. It is in shelter cats,
domestics, you name the breed or don't know their ancestry, you will
People get this also...........it is not strictly in felines
In email@example.com, "C. Halligan" <challigan2@...> wrote:
>topic. I have been reading your comments diligently though. My
> Hi, I haven't posted in a while but have some comments about this
birman Caleb is doing very well, or appears to be doing really well.
He is male (obviously given my use of 'he') and has a larger frame.
He is supposed to be 'normal' size for a birman male. He also has
restricted cardiomyopathy as oppose to HCM. I'm not clear on the
difference but I think RCM is worse and I know for sure it is not as
common. Someone here can probably clarify it for me and others.
Anyway, birmans, for those who donot know, are linked with ragdolls
and siamese in terms of their markings. My boy is extremely
affectionate but rather needy. I've heard this is a birman trait.
I'd adopt another if I possible.
> I recently became interested in Bengals. I believe there is morethan one person here with a Bengal who has heart problems.
> Unfortunately, I think too many cats, regardless of 'breed' haveheart issues. But whether this is due to the gaining of knowledge by
'heart experts' and/or vets, or environment, commercial food, or
whatever, remains unclear. People today are certainly more 'invested'
in their relationships with non-human animals and this definitely is
raising awareness of heart problems in domesticated felines.
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