Health Programmes

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The health of our cats and breeds is one of the major concerns of the PawPeds project. As this project has grown, more and more breeders have raised the question of adding health information to the cats in the databases. We have now taken the first steps towards making this happen!

What we have done is add a health record for each cat where there is any health information available for publication. You will reach it by clicking on a link [h], or [health], after the name, colour code, and birthdate of the cat in any list or pedigree.

Please, take the time to read about the disorders and health programmes in question, to avoid unnecessary misinterpretations!

We will only publish information from those health programmes that we have agreed to participate in. The reason for this is that it is very, very important to avoid errors, and that we need to know that the owners of the cats have agreed to have the information about their cats published. We also want to avoid publishing information that could be misleading.

If the breeders of a breed would like to register a health programme with us, you are welcome to contact us to discuss the matter further. Click here to read more about this!

IMPORTANT: The fact that breeders of certain breeds have decided to work with health programmes does not necessarily mean that these breeds are worse affected by genetic diseases than other breeds! It just means that these breeders have decided to work together in a more organized way, to improve the health of their breed further.

Present Health Programmes at PawPeds

DisorderSpeciesBreeds with results in db
Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD IV)CatNorwegian Forest Cat
Burmese Lysosomal Storage Disease (GM2)CatBurmese
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)CatMaine Coon
Siberian (incl. Neva Masquerade)
Norwegian Forest Cat
British Shorthair
Bengal
Cornish Rex
Devon Rex
Ragdoll
Sphynx
Persian/Exotic
Hip Dysplasia (HD)CatMaine Coon
Norwegian Forest Cat
PK DeficiencyCatAbyssinian
Somali
Bengal
Maine Coon
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)CatAbyssinian
Somali
Siamese and related breeds
Ocicat
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)CatMaine Coon