Hairless Heroes, the breeders on our registry, as well as many veterinarians strongly believe in a correlation between conscientious breeding practices and the occurrence of HCM in Sphynx. Based on studies and first-hand experience in breeding following simple, if stringent, criteria can make a serious difference in individual cats and the breed - for the better.
We conducted a survey of 80 HCM affected cats and these were the results:
Dr. Kate Meurs at North Carolina University is researching the Sphynx breed and trying to find the genetic causes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the breed. To donate and help support her work, click the button below.
Select the HCM Research 'Gus' Fund under the Health Discoveries category.