Flat-faced cat breeds – such as the Persian cat and the exotic shorthair – have been bred to such an extent that they seriously suffer from several physical and hereditary conditions. Many animals have painful eye diseases, are cross-eyed, and are constantly struggling to breathe. Owners are often not well informed and are, therefore, unexpectedlyRead more
Raising awareness about health and welfare issues associated with excessive breed-related traits such as brachycephaly is important to FECAVA. The Federation has adopted a Europe-wide position paper on this topic.
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