Hip and hearth scans completed
PawPeds health programI follow PawPeds recommendations for testing and breeding of our Maine Coon cats. Consequently as part of the evaluation prior to breeding, we do radiographs at our vet to check for Hip Dysplasia (HD).
The Swedish Maine Coon Cat Club has kept a public register of hip radiographs since Jan 2000. This register has been administered by PawPeds since June 2010. The recommendation is that all breeding cats should be tested for HD as part of the evaluation for breeding in order to minimize HD in the breed. Result are send to the cat owner as soon as PawPeds has received payment for the evaluation, and evaluated radiographs together with the results from these are sent to PawPeds and published in the open / public register.
Hips are graded as follows: Normal (good hips, no anomalies), Grade 1 (the mildest form of dysplasia), Grade 2 (moderately affected hips), and Grade 3 (badly affected hips).