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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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I live in Sale, Manchester and I currently have a 2 year old male bengal cat that I need to re-home.

Please don't think This decision was an easy one to make but I am 40 weeks pregnant and have an older female bengal cat. I live in apartment and they play fight and they run over things and I can't risk that with a baby soon to be around.

He is a house cat with a loving temperament and loves to be stroked and doesn't have a mean bone in his body but he can be timid to people he doesn't know.

He also has an untreatable heart condition, called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. He was diagnosed about a year ago. Unfortunately there is no prognosis on Life span. He has shown no signs of this condition getting any worse as the vet told me what to look out for. He has plenty of energy, eats well and loves to play.

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Claire


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Asian Leopard Cat

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Claire.t.lewis wrote:
He also has an untreatable heart condition, called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. He was diagnosed about a year ago. Unfortunately there is no prognosis on Life span. He has shown no signs of this condition getting any worse as the vet told me what to look out for. He has plenty of energy, eats well and loves to play.


Hi Claire,
I am sorry to hear that your boy has HCM.
HCM is unfortunately too common in Bengals. There is a list of Bengals with HCM which is used by breeders wishing to avoid lines that have HCM commonly in them.
I would be very grateful if you could contact s.wamper@gmx.de with his details, pedigree and veterinary history, so that your boy can be placed on the HCM list.
HCM is a hereditary condition, one of the parents of your cat will also have the HCM gene, his brothers and sisters also have a 50 % chance of having HCM.
Breeders if they know the pedigree of your boy may save other kittens being born with HCM. All close relatives will have an increased risk of having the HCM gene and the risks need to be known for anyone breeding similar lines to that of your boy. It is a information gaining exercise which is helpful to breeders so that they can map lines through pedigrees that have a high risk of getting HCM.

The list - click here

I hope you can find a lovely home for your boy. Do you have a picture of him?

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