- Nov 3, 2016
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 relying solely on communication between breeders? That doesn't seem like it would be very effective. You mite be contacted by the breeder that sold you your cat regarding a diagnosis but what about your cats great grandmother? That could be a long chain of people before the info would reach you. I feel like maybe I'm missing some key piece of information when it comes to this subject. Please advise if you can.