6 Cute Breeds of Cats and Dogs That Are Still Bred in Spite of the Suffering of the Animals

    6 Cute Breeds of Cats and Dogs That Are Still Bred in Spite of the Suffering of the Animals
    Greg

    12:22 PM EST, November 11, 2021, updated: 12:35 PM EST, November 11, 2021

    Cat the Vet is a British veterinary doctor who is very active in social media. In a series of videos the woman raises public awareness of the fact that some cats and dogs are very heavily genetically burdened with disorders. Charming as they might look, in fact they suffer from a number of diseases that never let them live a normal life.

    #1 Dogs with flat faces

    These include English bulldog, French bulldog, pug dog, Boston terrier, shih-tzu or Bordeaux dog. These dogs have got flattened faces, short skulls and exceptionally big eyes. They suffer due to narrow nostrils, underdeveloped trachea and collapsed larynx.

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    The Vet Practice/facebook

    As a result, they have serious problems with breathing, they snore while sleeping and choke while eating. Their breathing makes them wheeze. They are sensitive to high temperatures and they are not particularly keen on extensive physical effort.

    Moreover, the dogs are rarely born in a natural way (usually by means of Cesarean section). It is due to the size of their heads that are too large for the female’s birth canal.

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    GLady/pixabay

    All the dogs with flat faces are referred to as brachycephalic. This term refers to all the defects and conditions they have to struggle with.

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    Toberoon/pixabay

    #2 The Scottish Fold

    This pet looks like a fluffy toy. It was first bred in 1960’s in Scotland. They have very small forward-folded ears (the cartilage there is very weak). They often suffer from bone and joint inflammations. They result in disability and hinder moving around.

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    cat-cheng/pixabay

    #3 The Pekingese

    This breed has got flat face and short head. Narrow nostrils, overgrowth of the palate and badly developed windpipe make breathing much more difficult.

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    The Pekingese dogs suffer from eye diseases (their eye sockets are too shallow) and they are very sensitive to overheating (long and thick fur). They find moving hard and they often suffer from dermatitis.

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    #4 The Munchkin cat

    This breed of cat is characterized by its short legs, badly affecting the animal’s mobility. The cats can’t stand on their back legs. Their limbs are deformed and as a result they can’t run or jump like other cats.

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    #5 Toad bulldog or exotic bully

    The breed was created as a consequence of multiple breeding processes. The dogs do look like toads, they have badly deformed body, flat faces and, deformed limbs and small heads. Their chest is close to the ground. The dogs have difficulties breathing and moving. Their average life expectancy is 3 years.

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    #6 Flat-faced cats

    These include the Himalayans, The Munchkin cats, The Scottish Folds, The Selkirk Rex, The Bombay cats or exotic Short-Haired Cats. They all have small nostrils and narrowed breathing tract. They also have problems with teeth and their flat faces disturb the natural tear flow, which results in several skin conditions.

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