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We are proud to recommend Carrier Animal Hospital of Grand Prairie for your Feline health needs and examines.   Dr.'s Kent Cooper, Steven Hull and Patrick Parker, I consider very caring veterinarians that have provided excellent treatment for my Maine Coons and all other pets.

 They have patients coming to them from all over Texas, as well as surrounding states, including Mexico. 

 They are located at 2405 S. Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75051             
phone:  972-262-1581                        Click on Kitten and visit Carrier Animal Hospital's Website

 

 

 

 

            

            

                                            

                                                                                        

 

 

 

   Cat Health - This is pertaining to all breed of cats

Testing of the Heart is extremely important in our Maine Coons.  We do not carry on the line of the Maine Coon that has been tested and results show HCM.  This is one of several genetic problems we want to breed away from.

                Hypertrophic Cardiomopathy

Our Maine Coons are large in size and are considered the largest domestic cat.  Just like large dogs, who sometimes develop hip problems, so can the large cat.  Although, it is said that there will only be 2% of the cats  that will ever show signs of having hip problems, this too, is something of a concern.  Therefore, testing of the hips in Maine Coons is also done.  Here is information on hip dysplasia in cats...

Feline Hip Dysplasia

Another problem that can occur in cats, as well as humans, is pectum excavatum know as Pectus in the feline.   Please read the information provided in this link...

Feline Pectus

 

 

 

 Feline Infectious Peritonitis - updated information for breeders found in "The Winn Feline Foundation"
Susan Little DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Feline)

One of the most poorly understood and enigmatic feline viruses is the feline coronavirus - the virus responsible for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).          Feline Infectious Peritonitis

 

 

 

 

Spinal Muscular Atrophy  - referred to as (SMA)  There are know carriers and we do have the names of a few.  It is understood that there are many more, but so far the breeders are not allowing the information to come forward.  We do the best we can, with the knowledge we have relating to the horrible problem. 

                                                         Spinal Muscular Atrophy

 Upper Respiratory Infections are nothing to sneeze at... please read

                                                                           URI

Feline Leukemia Virus is another health issue that cannot be ignored.  If you allow your cat to roam outside  freely there is a 70% change that your cat could be exposed to this disease.  This is one of many reasons that breeders, such as myself, require you to sign a contract agreeing you will kept your new cat indoors and not be allowed to roam freely.

                                                        Feline Leukemia Virus

 Studies of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease in cats have so far been done in Persian Cats
and crosses between Persians and Domestic Shorthairs.  Because this is an inherited disease it is best that  breeders  of other breeds consider scanning their cats by ultrasound in order to detect PKD.  Please click and read the following information.

                                            Polycystic Kidney Disease

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Intussusception is the sliding or telescoping of the intestine within itself.  It occurs primarily in the small intestine but may occasionally ocur in the Larg intestine.  When the intestine slides within itself the blood supply to the section is greatly reduced and the tissue begins to swell and then die.  The entire process can occur rapidly, which makes early detection and treament essential.

There are several conditions that predispose a cat to developing an intussusception.  Many of these conditions affect the mortility of the intestine.  Intussusception is seen more commonly in kittens carrying large numbers of intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, or whipworms.  Viral or acterial gastrosenteriris is another common cause.  linear foreign bodies, such as string (floss, mylar ribbon) in cats, can lead to the development of intussusception.  Tumors or ecent abdominal surgery may also contribute to the development of this condition.

                                            Intussusception of the Intestines

                                                    

Remember your Kitten's/Cat's Health is most important

I will have  many more various web links you can click on to check on the different health issues as I receive them.

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