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  1. M

    Adopting adult Sphynx with HCM positive father?

    Hello all! I'm adopting a retired Sphynx from a breeder, and I recently learned that her niece is available as well. I was super excited to get both cats, but then I learned that the father of the second kitty just died of HCM at age 7. The mother is HCM negative at 7. So all their babies were...
  2. Lola Dineen

    Non-breeders: how often do you scan for HCM?

    I know there must be a million threads on this but I'm struggling to find them! Do you (non-breeders) scan regularly - ie, yearly, even when there are no symptoms? We scanned at 1.5 years (all clear for 2 brothers) and the cardiologist somewhat dissuaded us from doing it annually. He basically...
  3. D

    Lost my 3 year old kitty to HCM and I'm heartbroken.

    Hi, my 3 year old kitty died last week from congestive heart failure due to HCM. I'm utterly heartbroken. We purchased him a breeder in Southern California who never told us how common the disease is or that we should get him scanned as a preventative measure. Do you know how common HCM is in...
  4. Emily Ahrendt

    HCM questions

    Hello all, A few months ago Aleister was diagnosed with asthma and he has been doing well on the inhaler. However, I recently looked into feline heart disease and I'm scared that he might have some symptoms of HCM. We had several x-rays done on him, and the radiographer said that his heart was...
  5. eldellemonache

    Concerned about a potential heart murmur...

    Hi, SphynxLair! Two weeks ago, all of my hopes were answered - I had been put into contact with a distant acquaintance that needed to re-home his 8-year-old Sphynx, Gaston. Gaston was bought as a gift by an ex-boyfriend, and had been consistently been in good health. This acquaintance needed...
  6. zinchik

    Excessive saliva (HCM symptom?) question..

    Hi guys, sorry for really MIA for a long time, but I really hope do get some help .. lately Kika starting abruptly wake up from her sleep with loud meowing and rather excessive saliva coming out of her mouth. Saliva is clear in color , no foaming and no odor. Otherwise she acts , eats and go...
  7. amhoneyliz

    hcm help!!

    Kitty was diagnosed with early symptoms of hcm a few months ago. The vet said it was not severe enough to put her on medication. I was home on holiday and my roommate was taking care of kitty and informed me while I was gone that Ophelia had collapsed and fell off the arm of the chair to the...
  8. Amy31

    HCM

    i have a question on HCM, as I'm slightly confused, so, is this most common in Sphynx cats alone? Or just any breed of cat in general? I like to browse the Internet in my spare time just to see if there's anything I'm missing in the care of my little one, and often I read Sphynx cats have no...
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