A long time ago I saw this video, I think it was a tiktok, of this guy slowly putting on an outfit and then he sat down and put his arms out like the white cat meme: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/persian-cat-room-guardian I’ve been wanting to show it to someone, but my Google attempts have failed!
My family is fond of cats and we have a strict code of not Buying or selling animals. Hence, we're looking for someone who's giving cats for free and only looking for someone who cares for them. And we will provide for them just that. No pulling back in taking care of those furballs. :) We already have one cat who's an year old. So, we got experience as well!
Your help is appreciated. Thank you!
These breeds have been genetically selected by humans for thousands of years to aesthetically please nobles, however has spread to be bred by literally anyone.
This enables the existence of millions of creatures with heartbreaking (metaphorically and literally) disabilities which often go unnoticed or, more commonly, teased. This includes sleep and awakened snoring, which is exceptionally taxing on them physically and mentally.
BOAS leads to many problems. Common problems include:
• Difficulty to get sufficient air during exercise, leading to exhaustion, increased work input by the heart, and overheating
• Insufficient blood oxygen, limiting cardiovascular function and eventually leading to heart failure (hence their shorter lifespan) and brain-related issues such as seizing.
• Acid reflux due to excessive breathing
• Snoring (significantly impacting sleep quality)
There are so many more issues associated with flat-faced breeds, and I'd love to expand on purebreds/pedigree.
If you have a flat-faced dog, please do regular checkups with your vet and tell them of any behaviours you notice your dog may do unlike others, such as methods of relieving pain and stress, as well as their sleep habits.
I would like to encourage people to avoid buying these pets in the future and seek more ethical animals. A controversial view of mine and many others is that these poor breeds should no longer be bred to prevent so many lives of pain. By not breeding them, we are not hurting any creature. We are not killing them off to extinction. That would be horrifying.
It is unfeasible for any existing breeds to be outright stopped as we will always have a "reservoir" of these breeds around the world.
Edit: This is blowing up, so I might as well add that this text is extremely simplified as there is a whole array of problems faced by not only flat-faced breeds, but many other breeds of dogs/pets due to genetic selection. I have chosen for this post to focus on the Brachycephalic.
I am no vet but I love animals and have seen firsthand what the life of a purebred Brachycephalic is like, from it being two years old til death. We had to do loads of research and training with our vet to help support the poor guy.
A little backstory; my cat is 4 years old, her whole life she’s been brushed regularly and professionally groomed every 3-4 months.
Recently, due to COVID, my cat had to stay with a sitter for two months. I instructed the sitter to brush her daily but I soon discovered they only had a very passing interest in brushing her.
When I was finally able to pick her up I was shocked to see her fur was a knotted mess, especially on the underside. I have been brushing her daily since getting her back but I have not be able to make much more than a dent in the totally knotting and matting.
I took her back to her usual groomers and they said she is too matted they won’t work on her!
I considered calling her vet, but I suspect they won’t be much help as they told me before they are not a groomer. I am currently planning on giving her a lion cut myself. I’ve never done this!
Anyone have advice on how to best shave a Persian cat? Or even better any advice on untangling a very knotty cat? Will a child’s detangling spray work on her? Please share any and all advice. Thanks in advance.