Let’s have a chat about Factor XII. This “condition” caught us all off guard when a large percentage of our cats were testing positive as carriers for this genetic trait.
But was it anything to be concerned with? The narrative on the street was YES! In fact I’ve witnessed countless arguments between breeders about Factor 12. Everyone was convinced that you could not mate cats together that carried this gene. Boy, was everyone wrong.
Wisdm Panel now states on their website that it’s “safe” to breed two carriers of Factor XII. See the message below which is a screenshot right off of their website.
Please note: I say “Wisdom Health” in the video – but that’s incorrect The Name is WISDOM PANEL. They also use “Optimal Selection” as a business name.
Even Credible Sources Need to be Verified
The internet is a big place. Any one can type any thing for any one to read. There’s really no consequences for publishing information that is deemed to be incorrect.
There’s plenty of resources available on every topic that you can take the time to do your own research. I will admit that I did research Factor XII on my own, but because of the source it was coming from, I just didn’t want to take any chances and mate two carriers together. And it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
While you travel through your journey of breeding pedigree Cats, be diligent. Use Common sense. Don’t believe everything your hear. Trust, but verify.