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  1. huxtablelee

    Blood work results

    Hello, I have a 7 year old Sphynx and the other day he was very lethargic and had vomited. I knew something was off so I brought him to the vets. According to his blood work, the vet said he may have Irritable Bowel Disease due to the high white blood cell count. I guess it's been high during...
  2. bittirsweet

    partial seizures - HCM or Neurological?

    Hey everyone, So I'm having a scary time with my eldest, Raz. Two days ago, he started having some kind of partial seizures which quickly escalated to being closer and closer together. We took him to the vet, who thought he'd ingested something, but his bloodwork and urinary tests came back...
  3. Eliz Eleven

    Coughing - hacking

    Hi everyone- so we have had a rough few months. We brought home Lola- she was sicker than the breeder let on- Eye Infection. URI, Giardia - but we got her healthy and thriving. On the other hand, poor Eleven has had to deal with all the similar issues. We had to put her on a strong triple...
  4. Gabby K

    Homemade vs. Commercial Raw food???

    Hi All! I am getting a new Sphynx kitten (Max) in 4 wks time and want to make sure I am set up with the food for Max from day 1. Unfortunately, my boy Ronnie (Sphynx , 6yrs old) passed away a couple months ago due to HCM. He was fed wet food - Applaws & dry kibble Royal Canin Sphynx... My vet...
  5. 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...
  6. Cydney

    scary HCM :'(

    Out of town and hearing my sweet baby had cold legs and couldn't walk. Rushed him to hospital and has been stabilized. Trying to hold it together as I make a 14 hour drive back home. In critical care but now learning he had a clot or possibly multiple one already in the heart. Please send love...
  7. admin

    HCM Awareness Bracelets

    I would like to share some great news with everyone and please, spread the word! Sphynxlair has decided to reintroduce the official Sphynx Cat HCM awareness bracelet! A portion of the sales will go directly to the "Gus fund" - studies of HCM which is sphynx specific, and studied by none only...
  8. Kris Patay

    Breeders in NY or East Coast that scan HCM

    Hi everyone, very new here! I'm writing today because I lost my baby to HCM and congestive heart failure last month. From the time symptoms began to show it was too late for medications to even give him a small chance. 10 frightening days passed until he went to sleep forever. He was only 9...
  9. Kink

    nattokinase and hcm

    Hi I've been reading up on hcm and how terrible and common it is im sphynx cats. I really really want to prevent it from happening to my babies. I have read up on nattokinase and it sounds pretty promising at lowering there chances at getting hcm. Has anyone tried this? Or have any tips to...
  10. my12monkeys

    HCM free pedigree

    I have a question (mostly for the breeders out there) I keep reading that you should check your cats pedigree to look for HCM carriers. How do you do that? The actual pedigree paper doesn't include health information does it? Is there a database somewhere to look up specific cats? Or are we...
  11. Bambinofanatic

    Can anyone assist me in my search for a Bambino?

    Hello! I've come across this form while searching up some facts on Bambinos-- this community seems to be knowledgeable, and I'm hoping to get some connections, opinions, and facts on these naked munchkins. I'm located in Hawaii and have been searching for a reputable Bambino breeder within...
  12. Fester

    Cat 5e, 100% packet loss

    My wonderful buddy of 7 years has passed. I named him as a bad pun - cat.5e is the spec. name for ethernet cable. Last Monday evening, I noticed 5e wasn't in his usual evening spot (on a pillow beside me, while i either played video games, or programmed) -- I wouldn't have thought much of it...
  13. GenevaS

    Severe Juvenile Onset Breed Related Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Hello all, This past Monday night, the 18th, our baby girl Matcha collapsed and seemed to be paralyzed after a stint of playing with her brother. It was absolutely devastating to watch. After about 10 minutes time, she seemed to have walked off the paralysis and was back to acting normal. The...
  14. saffwolf

    HCM

    Hi everyone! Yesterday we found out little ducky has a heart murmur We have just moved to a new vets and they are much more knowledgeable on the breed than our previous vets. The vets didn't say too much about it other than that they would keep an eye on it. Does anyone know of anything I can...
  15. kacey719

    Echocardiogram question- need help please

    Hello! My sphynx brothers just had their second heart scans and they are 2 and a half years old. Thankfully, my epileptic boy scanned normal. However, my other kitty showed some thickening of the left ventricular wall during diastole in one phase of contraction only (7.7 mm). The...
  16. TheTopaz

    How do we help grieving cats? We will miss you Math Cat.

    We lost Math (2003-2016) last night to advanced HCM with complications, I won't get in to details because it's just too sad for me right now, we are devastated. He was a huge part of our family and will be forever missed. I was wondering if anyone here has dealt with cat grief before? Our...
  17. TheTopaz

    Math cat is sick, day two at the vet

    Math seemed fine yesterday until he started violently throwing up around noon, which triggered him to collapse and start uncontrollably pooping. We ran to the emergency vet and they told us his HCM had probably advanced into congestive heart failure and this was a "near death experience" he...
  18. 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...
  19. HappyLilSphynx

    Sphynx HCM registry

    At one point, I read something about an HCM registry for sphynx kitties. Does anyone know if this exists (and, if so, how to register a kitty?)
  20. PicklesBenito

    My baby girl Pickles, HCM :(

    Wednesday morning I woke up before my alarm went off. In my sleep I sensed Pickles laying limp & lethargic, she has been battling HCM and had a large hole in her left ventricle for a couple years. She was taking 4 different medications twice a day for a while now. At her last scan the...
  21. maximusprime

    Two year old male - confusing/terrifying health issues, could use some insight.

    sorry, folks, this will be long, but i'm looking for some insight from people who might have on the ground experience with this. i could probably bottom line this, but i feel like the details could be relevant. the tl;dr is that they just found a grade 2 murmur in my boy, so obviously i fear...
  22. HappyLilSphynx

    HCM along with SAM

    My little one was recently diagnosed with HCM and SAM (originally I was given a diagnosis of aortic stenosis, and found out that SAM is often mistaken by AS). Since the breeder I went to has never (20+ years) had this before, we were both surprised - but now a second cat with the same father is...
  23. Sphanks

    HCM

    Hey guys! So Oli has just turned one year old :) What is the deal with HCM testing...is it normal/standard to get your Sphynx tested for HCM around one year of age? If so, where does one get one of these testings? The breeder who I got him from claimed that his parents were clear of HCM but...
  24. 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...
  25. Fildenor

    Mr Biggles

    Mr Biggles Sept 2, 2007 to Feb 25, 2015. Right before this past thanksgiving he suffered a Saddle Thrombosis in his rear legs. I learned quickly about HCM and Thrombosis, thanks to information I learned here. This was a first for my Vet as well, he had never had to deal with this either. His...
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