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The Maine Coon cat is medium to large; with males, Maine Coon cats are bigger than female Maine Coon cats. Their bodies are long and straight and the tail is long, too. The Maine Coon cat is a robust cat with a strong ossification. They were originally outdoor cats and eventually became a working race, keeping pests free from barns and residences. They have big ears, the head is also big. Their chests are wide with large legs. The fur is heavy yet smooth in the Maine Coon cat. An unusual feature is that the fur is shaggy and lines on their stomach and legs are longer, but on their shoulders are shorter. The Maine Coon cat can withstand pretty difficult weather. This species has a detailed look and has been adjusted to a wide variety of environments. 


History of Maine Coon cat

Unlike the American Short hairs, Maine Coon cats are called American since, from colonial times and maybe longer, they have been in our continent. But the way they came and the region from where their ancestors came is speculation because none of the local colonists attended the ceremony with their cameras. Many fanciful stories are more credible than others concerning the origin of the breed, but the concrete proof is as uncertain as a cat during a bath. Another theory says the race is a hybrid raccoon/domestic cat, therefore Maine Coon’s name. Although both raccoons and Maine Coons have luxuriant, long tails and a penchant to wet their food, such a pairing is scientifically impossible. The Maine Coon was generated by a bobcat/domestic cat trysts that would explained the ear and the toe tufts and the astonishing size of the race. Unproven but theoretically feasible.

A more fantastical narrative is that Maine Coon cats are the progenitors of Marie Antoinette’s long haired cats. A Captain named Clough, who was prepared to save the Reina from her rendezvous with guillotine, smuggled Queen’s pets and other valuables to America. The Queen sadly died, and in Maine the cats finally remained with Clough. Lastly but not least is the legend of a sea captain named Coon whom, during his travels to the northeast of the United States, carried with him long haired cats in the 1700s. These long haired buccaneers were supposed to blend with the local residents while they were on shore. At least this last tale has a reality. Sailors who utilized rodent cats for their sailing ships undoubtedly brought with them a few long-hair cats to the New Lands. Several of the cats came to the shoreline on the shore and settled on the farms and grass hopes of the first colonists.


Due to the severe weather of Maine, both cat and humans had to be strong during these initial years. Only the most powerful and adaptable race survived. The Maine Coon evolved through biological evolution into a big, robust cat with a thick, waterproof coat and a robust constitution. No matter where the race originated, the Maine Coon was one of the first races to become a favorite at the end of nineteenth-century. But in the early 1900s, with the introduction of new and much more unique races, Among Persians, Angoras and many others, Maine Coons had been discarded. By 1950, all but disappeared and was indeed confirmed extinct in the 1950s. Thankfully, the declaration of the death of the Maine Coon was massively overstated, and now, the cats have reverted to the previous splendor second to Persians cats.


The Maine Coon cat is pleasant, temperate and soft given its size and ancestry. Neither any species has a monopoly on unconditional love, but Maine Coons have come to the treasured position of the second most popular breed in America according to the statistics of the CFA’s registration for certain understandable reason. Maine Coon cat lovers think the popularity is due to the race’s great size, intellect, luxury, robustness and commitment to their human family. Maine Coons are kittens in large cat suits, soft giants who are cheerful into their old age and parquets of loving devotion in gargantuan form. Maine Coons can also be protective for persons they don’t know, perhaps because of their large brains. But even the most cautious change if given enough time. During early period of adaptation is indeed a decision-making process and Maine Coons decides if these new people are trustworthy.

However, they establish tight ties with the entire family and become caring and committed as soon as they decide. Many Maine Coon cats would like to be close to you but not on your lap. They are wonderful family members and engage in every family activity, whether you’re watching the TV or follow you from room to room. Like a previous seafarer, Maine Coons are captivated by water, probably because their thick coats are waterproof and are not so easily soaked from water as a thinner coat. Many Main Coon Cats will join their owners to shower or, after you’re out, will at least walk on the wet floor. But they like to stand on the border of the tub and touch the water with a confusing paw. They can be fairly loud when they run, but the calm silent voice of Maine Coon Cat reassures you.


Diet and Health

Maine Coon cats usually consume the very same food like other cats, but they require a standard diet due to their high energy costs. The typical lifetime of Maine Coon in Sweden is >12.5 years, due to the animal healthcare data collected from the research from 2003 to 2006. 74% lived for 10 years or longer, and 54% lasted for even more than 12.5 years. Maine Coons is a highly durable kind, mainly designed to tolerate New England’s harsh climate. The worst threat is the most prevalent cardiac condition in cats, pure breed or not, feline hypertrophic cardiovascular disease (HCM). It is considered to be an extremely dominant characteristic in Maine Coons. Male cats in the middle age are considered to be vulnerable to the illness. HCM is a continuous illness that can lead to cardiac insufficiency, hinter limb paralysis caused by cardiac embolization and abrupt demise.

Maine Coons has been shown to be a particular mutation causing HCM, which is tested by services. According to the MyBPC mutation lab at Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, around a fourth of all Maine Coons tested positive for it. However not everyone positive tests will have clinical signs of the condition, as well as some cats with Maine Coon’s medical evidence of negative hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tests reveal a second mutation in the race. The frequency of HCM in this study was selected to be 10, 1% (95% CI 5, 8-14, 3%). The frequency of HCM in this study was selected to be 10, 1% (95% CI 5, 8-14, 3%). Quick growth and nourishment, greater body size and overweight can modify genetic susceptibility to HCM in the surroundings.


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