Brachycephalic cat-breeding trend harmful to animals’ health

February 20, 2017

Brachycephalic cat-breeding trend harmful to animals’ health

Veterinarians and animal charities in Europe warn that the breeding of extremely brachycephalic cats — with short noses and turned-down mouths — because the physical traits alre associated with breathing problems, tear drainage malfunction and skin infections. Swiss officials prosecuted two people on charges related to breeding of brachycephalic cats.

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