We will test the kitten’s DNA for the HCM genes.A gene test is a good add-on to have if you are looking for a cat with breeding rights. We test all of our kittens for HCM by checking the heart with an ultrasound. But there is still a possibility that the kitten will have one of the HCM genes.
It won’t affect the quality of the cat’s life, but it could be a bad option for breeding purposes. If the other cat in your breeding program has another set of HCM genes, it would lead to a litter with possible HCM problems. Please be advised that the results of the DNA gene test will take up to two months to receive.