Heyi I'm new, my name is Maddie.
Does anyone know of any UK breeders that scan for HCM?
I had the most wonderful bengal called Queenie. It's with very a heavy heart that I have to type that I lost my darling at only 3.5 years to HCM. I've noticed various other posts about this awful disease and it's just so heartbreakingl. I've done lots of research and I've come to knowledge that this is a genic disease and one that reputable breeders do scan for in the breeding animals annually. I'm currently torn between the utter heartbreak of loosing my best friend, never wanting to put myself in that situation again and then flipping to I can't imagine my life without a feline friend. I'm undecided on which route to take.
However what I do know is if I decide to give my heart again to another fur baby I can only do this with a breeder I know scans for HCM, I cannot ever experience the horrendously tramatic situation of watching your beloved fur baby go through that pain of blood clots and die. I know the scanning isn't 100% however I have to know in my heart that I have taken the possible steps to try prevent it.
Thank you xx