“Not cute. “This is cruel,” said Cat The Vet, a UK-based veterinary specialist, while displaying a photo of the prettiest flat-faced Persian Cat. Like the famed Grumpy Cat, this charming fuzzy ball may have a devoted Instagram following. Why would they ever be cruel?
While Cat The Vet exposes all the famous and adorably attractive cat breeds with significant health issues in a series of eye-opening TikTok videos, The “Pets That People Think Are Cute But Aren’t!” video series illustrates the not-so-cute side of our favorite pets that is frequently neglected.
Cat’s movies will open your eyes to how devastating “cuteness” can be to pets, from Scottish fold and flat-faced dogs to munchkin and Persian cats.
#1 Flat-Faced Canines
“These dogs have fantastic personalities and make excellent companions, but we must address their plight. Their noses are frequently small slits, and their cheeks may be flat on the exterior, but on the inside, they may contain almost as much tissue as a dog with a regular length nose, compromising their airways.
Do you know those lovely photographs of dogs sleeping with toys in their jaws or their heads propped up on pillows? If they didn’t have the toy or anything to support their head up, they’d essentially suffocate while sleeping.
They also have plenty of skin issues, including sweaty, itchy folds. Painful tooth deterioration is prevalent because a regular dog’s teeth are crammed into this tight area. Spinal anomalies are pretty prevalent, causing difficulty walking and paralysis. And their lovely protruding eyes suggest they often have eye issues.”
#2 Toad Bulldog
People came to ‘worsen the bulldog with flat faces, bad skin, and health issues!’ Look at this unfortunate dog’s limbs. That’s elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, severe arthritis, all predetermined. These dogs are unable to walk. I’m not sure why someone would breed a dog that would suffer for its appearance for its whole life. In some countries, breeding these canines is considered “torture breeding.” “They always cut off their ears to add insult to injury.”
#3 Pekingese Dogs
“They suffer immensely for their appearance. Their flat heads cause all the difficulties associated with brachycephalic breeds, such as eye, respiratory, and skinfold issues. Their skeleton is similar to a typical dog’s, which explains their movement issues. The Pekingese are prone to overheating because of their oversized coats and flat features. ‘Best In Show’ Pekingese dog on an ice pack to stay cool in the stadium.”
#4 Flat-Faced Cats
“Their small noses make it difficult for them to breathe. When compared to a regular cat, their features appear thin, pinched, and flattened. It’s no surprise they have dental issues; there isn’t enough place for their teeth! Their skulls are malformed and flat, causing significant brain issues and even death. Flat faces prevent tears from draining correctly, resulting in sticky, filthy, diseased skin on the front. And those cherished large eyes? They’re subject to issues since they protrude so far. The ultimate insult is their thick fluffy coat, which they can’t groom.”
#5 Munchkin Cats
“These cats’ legs are genetically short due to a mutation. We are purposely breeding cats with a crippling genetic abnormality simply because we believe they look adorable.
Consider how much our cats love to run, leap, and play. Munchkin cats still have such tendencies, but we have purposely curtailed them. X-rays reveal their malformed limbs and joints. Look how smooth and straight the regular Cats look compared to the Munchkin cats. Compare the average Cat’s elbow joint to the Munchkin cat’s, which is rough and nasty. This implies they can’t move as much as they’d want, and this joint is painful.
“Our view on breeding cats is that initially no damage should be done,” says International Cat Care, a significant scientific body for feline research. “If having this ‘look’ creates issues, we should not accept it as a breed based on a hereditary abnormality.”
#6 Fold Cats
“Aren’t those excellent folded ears? Do you know why? Because they have weak cartilage that collapses under their weight.
Do you have cartilage elsewhere? Your whole body. What does terrible, weak cartilage provide you? Arthritis. This painful, debilitating joint ailment that we are breeding into these cats simply because their ears are attractive. Not enough of an excuse to create a handicapped cat that is terminated at a young age due to its inability to walk.
If you see these cats being used for advertising or endorsed by celebrities, please tell them this isn’t cute. “Cruel.”
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