Thursday, October 4, 2012

Maine Coon


The Life of Animals | Maine Coon | Maine Coon is one of the largest breeds of domestic cat. Males weigh 15-25 pounds (6.8 to 11 kg) and females weighing 10-15 kg (4.5 to 6.8 kg). In 2010, Guinness World Records one male Maine Coon named "Stewie" as the "Longest Cat" measuring 48.5 (123 cm) from tip of nose to tip of tail. The Maine Coon is a longhaired, or medium-haired, cat. The coat is soft and silky, although texture may vary according to coat color. The shorter length. Maine Coon, due to their size, have large claws. There have been cases of Maine Coon cats with their claws to cling to walls Maine Coon, all colors that other cats. All colors of the eyes are acceptable breed standard, except that the appearance of blue eyes or odd (i.e., the eyes of two different colors) in cats have different colors from white coating. Maine Coons have several physical adaptations for survival in harsh winter weather.

Paws large, and especially the extra-large paws polydactyl Maine Coons, facilitate walking on snow and are often compared to snowshoes. Tufts of long hair growing between your toes, toes still hot and assistance to help walk in the snow from paws additional structure without significant extra weight. Strong hairy ears with extra long tufts of hair growing from inside help, your ears warm. While some sources claim that trait is thought to have occurred in approximately 40% of the population in Maine Maine Coon in a moment, little evidence was given to support this claim. Polydactyly is rarely or never seen in Maine Coons in the ring, since it is unacceptable for standard competition.

Private organizations and breeders were created in order to disappear hoping polydactyly in Maine Coons. Maine Coons are known as the "gentle giant" and possess above-average intelligence, making them relatively easy to train. The Maine Coon is generally not known as a "lap cat" but their gentle disposition makes the breed of dogs, cats and children relaxed. Maine Coons are howling, talking, singing," talking "known (especially" talking back "to their owners), and make other loud sounds. Data insurance pet Sweden, the average life of the Maine Coon is> 12.5 years. Maine Coons are generally a healthy and robust breed are adapted to survive the climate of New England. In Maine Coon, is probably autosomal dominant. For older cats, like men, are probably predisposed to the disease in middle age.

A specific mutation that caused HCM in Maine Coon for which testing services are seen. Of all the Maine Coons tested for the mutation in the Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory in MyBPC College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, tested positive about a third. Not all cats that tested positive for the clinical symptoms of the disease and some Maine Coon cats with clinical signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who test negative for the mutation, strongly suggesting that a second mutation exists in the breed. Another potential problem for health, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), another inherited disease that causes loss of neurons in the spinal cord that activate the skeletal muscles of the trunk and limbs. Cats more commonly suffer from hip dysplasia tend to be larger than males, big-boned breeds such as Persians and Maine Coon be.  The Maine Coon is the only cat breed listed in the database. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a slowly progressive disease, which is how many Maine Coon, thinking that only the Persian and Persian related breeds blight.
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