Health of Maine Coon

This concerns genetic or inherited illnesses. All or nearly all purebred cats have some weaknesses in respect of inheriting genetic illness because all are inbred to varying degrees. This promotes the chance of mutant or defective recessive genes being inherited from both parents and becoming active.

There are some concerns about Maine Coon health. The two biggest issues are hip dysplasia and HCM - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a heart disease that affect Bengal cats and other cat breeds and cats generally).  I cover this subject on this page: HCM in Maine Coons.

I have a page on Maine Coon cat health. And this page also touches the subject: Free Maine Coon kittens in the comments section.

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