Ragdoll Testing

Ensuring Healthy Generations

Responsible Breeders of purebred cats know that careful, selective breeding programs can control Inherited Diseases. Information regarding the test results from the Kings and Queens and information on other close relatives, such as siblings, half-siblings, aunts, and uncles, allows breeders to apply greater selective pressure to produce normal offspring and avoid affected offspring.

Every breeding ragdoll adult has been tested for 3 genetic diseases. Results for each cat my be found on their own page.

 

Ensuring Healthy Generations

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM): A common heart condition in cats where the heart muscle thickens, potentially leading to health complications. Responsible breeding and regular screenings help manage this genetic trait. More information can be found here.

Mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI): A rare inherited disorder affecting metabolism, where the body cannot break down certain sugars, causing various symptoms. Genetic testing allows breeders to identify carriers and prevent the disease in kittens. More information can be found here.

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD): An inherited ailment where cysts form in the kidneys, potentially leading to renal failure. It’s identifiable via genetic testing, allowing for informed breeding decisions to avoid passing it on. More information can be found here.