British Veterinary Association Say Scottish Fold Breeding Should Stop

Scottish Fold

BBC News: In the news yesterday they presented the argument that the Scottish Fold cat breed should be banned or breeding should be stopped voluntarily. It is very unusual to be watching mainstream BBC news in the daytime and see … please continue reading

What Are the Signs of an Inbred Cat?

Penelope- inbred Persian dumped at cat shelter

Cat inbreeding causes what is described as “inbreeding depression” which is another term for general weakness. Robinson’s Genetics for Breeders and Veterinarians provides a list of signs of inbreeding depression which are as follows: There may be a decline in … please continue reading

Shock horror: first Ragdoll cats were like ragdolls because they were drugged!

Ragdoll cat

What can I say? I am horrified. But I am not surprised. Sarah Hartwell, the internet’s doyenne of cat fancy history, has a shocking snippet of information regarding the early days of the Ragdoll cat breed tucked away within one … please continue reading

Give Persian and Himalayan Cats Room to Breathe with the Help of Regulations

Flat-faced Persian

Both the Persian and the Himalayan cats are breeds known as brachycephalic. This, as you may know, means a skull and face which is, in a general sense, round. In the Persian and Himalayan cat it means that the face … please continue reading