Maine Coon Appearance
The Maine Coon is robust, hardy, and able to withstand harsh weather conditions. This cat has a sleek and shaggy coat that makes it stand out. The breed has adapted to various situations and is well-proportioned with a balanced appearance.
Due to the cat breed's enormous size, the Maine Coon is a large cat with a sturdy, athletic build. The coat is long and thick, and its ears are large and pointed. The cat has charming tufts on its ears and paws, as well as a magnificent tail that is at least as long as its body.
How Long Does a Maine Coon Live?
Maine Coons typically live between 9 and 15 years. The Maine Coon is a strong and robust breed that has evolved to withstand the harsh conditions of New England. The most significant threat to the breed comes from feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which affects both purebred and mixed-breed cats alike. It is believed that in Maine Coons, it is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Male and female cats who are middle-aged to older are known to be prone to becoming ill. HCM is a chronic condition that can lead to sudden death, heart failure, and hind leg paralysis from blood clot emboli originating in the heart.
When Does a Maine Coon Become Mature?
A Maine Coon will continue to grow until it's around 4 years old, while most cats are fully mature by 24 months. Although Maine Coons are considered adults at one year, they are certainly not fully developed at this age. An adult male Maine Coon typically weighs 5 to 8 kg, while females typically weigh between 3.6 to 5.5 kg. Your cat's growth will slow down when it reaches several months old, but it doesn't stop. When they are four or five years old, Maine Coons, which grow more slowly than other breeds, have reached their full size.
How Big Is a Maine Coon?
A Maine Coon is a large, affectionate cat that enjoys spending time with its owners and playing with them. Even though the owner of a Maine Coon recognizes and values these cats for being loving family pets, this cat breed is primarily known for its enormous size, reaching up to 100 cm in length.
What Is the Price of a Maine Coon?
A Maine Coon typically costs between 4,500 and 6,500 kr. Considering that the breed was on the verge of extinction at one point, its popularity is remarkable. The breed was ranked as the sixth most popular cat breed by the Cat Fanciers Association in 2019.
How Old Is the Oldest Maine Coon Cat?
Corduroy is a 26-year-old Maine Coon living near Sisters, Oregon. The cat holds the title of the oldest living cat in the world. Ashley Okura acquired Corduroy and his brother Batman when they were kittens in 1989, and Corduroy was later declared the oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015.
What Is a Maine Coon Kitten Like?
A kitten is generally very playful, and the same applies to a Maine Coon. It's important to spend a lot of time with your kitten in the early stages so it gets to know you, and you form a strong bond with the kitten. The earlier you bond with the cat, the better! However, it's essential to take the kitten home when it's over 12 weeks old. A Maine Coon kitten can be quite expensive, depending on whether it has a pedigree. The breed is particularly well-suited for cat exhibitions. Unfortunately, some people choose to abandon their kittens because they regret the decision or no longer have time for the cat. Therefore, it's crucial to think carefully before getting a kitten!
Protect Your Maine Coon from Worms with Regular Deworming
It's essential to remember to deworm your Maine Coon to keep it healthy and well. Deworming should be given regularly to protect the cat from worm types like roundworms, hookworms, and lungworms, which can negatively impact the cat's health. Dewormers are available in various forms, such as tablets, drops, or spot-on solutions that can be applied directly to the cat's skin. It's important to follow the package instructions and give the correct dose of dewormer to your Maine Coon, as overdosing can have negative side effects. It's also a good idea to monitor the cat's stool to ensure that the dewormer is effective. If you are unsure how to administer deworming to your Maine Coon, you should contact us. Our veterinarian is ready to assist you!
Here's an overview of some of our dewormers:
- Milbemax: Dewormer in tablet form that can be used to protect the cat from intestinal worms and prevent heartworm.
- Drontal: Dewormer in tablet form that can be used to protect the cat from hookworms, roundworms, and other worm types.
- Panacur: Dewormer in tablet or paste form that can be used to protect the cat from common intestinal worms and giardia.
- Milprazon: Dewormer in tablet form that can be used to protect the cat from worms and prevent heartworm.
Additionally, we also have Dronspot, which is a spot-on solution for worm infestations in cats.