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Diarrhoea and Vomiting in Maine Coons

A common question amongst new or potential Maine coon owners is, do Maine coons have sensitive stomachs? Although the Maine coon is known to be a hardy breed of cat, a sensitive stomach does seem to...

When Will My Maine Coon Be Fully Grown?

The Maine coon is the largest breed of domestic cat. As a result, they develop at a much slower rate than other breeds. They should therefore be treated as you would a kitten for a longer period of...

How Much Should I Feed my Maine Coon Cat?

The Maine coon is the largest breed of domestic cat. Fully grown they can grow to be around 10 kg in weight. But how much should you be feeding your Maine coon? The amount of food you should give...

Hairballs in Maine Coons: How to Prevent and Treat Them?

The Collins English Dictionary defines a hairball as being a mass of hair which forms in the stomach of a cat as a result of licking and then swallowing the fur. Hairballs can be miserable for...

How Big Do Maine Coon Cats Get? 8 Real Life Examples

The Maine coon is the largest of the domestic cat breeds and because of this they are commonly known as ‘gentle giants’. Even so, there are a wide range of sizes when looking at fully grown...

Are Maine Coons Aggressive Cats?

The Maine coon is the largest breed of domestic cat. Many assume that a cat as large as a Maine coon would be aggressive by nature. After all, they can grow to be the size of a dog and that majestic...

What Do Maine Coons Eat? Do They Need a Special Diet?


Maine coons are the largest breed of domestic cat with some of them weighing in at over 20lbs (see How Big Do Maine Coon Cats Get?) Because of this one might assume that they need a special diet to...

Do Maine Coons Shed a lot? How to Manage All That Fur?

It is not uncommon for people to ask if Maine coons are hypoallergenic. Unfortunately, the answer here is no. They are incredibly furry creatures who shed A LOT. This is due to the fact that they...

Common Health Problems Affecting the Maine Coon Cat Breed

It’s never a nice thing to think about your pet becoming unwell. As a purebred cat it owner it is important that you make yourself aware of the potential diseases that your feline friend may be...

All You Need to Know About Polydactyl Maine Coons

Polydactyly can occur in any breed of cat but it is seen much more commonly in the Maine coon breed. But what does the term polydactyly mean? This word is Greek in origin and made up of two parts:...

At What Age Should Your Maine Coon be Neutered?

Neutering is a surgical procedure in which a cat’s reproductive organs are removed under a general anaesthetic. Male sterilisation is known as ‘castration’ and involves removal of the...

Travelling with a Maine Coon Cat By Road and By Plane

If you are going away on vacation, then you may want to consider taking your Maine coon with you. After all, it can be a difficult decision to leave your coon when you are going away (see my article...

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