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What Are the Signs of an Inbred Cat? — 12 Comments

  1. This is really sad because my husband and I are dealing with a Persian cat that we purchased, we’ve always adopted, and he is 6 months old and is having liver dysfunctions. Our vet suggested he was inbred because of his poor health and the breeder denied him ever being sick. The vet told us he was born with a liver disease and the breeder would have definitely known. He’s pooping blood 15 times a day and we’ve been to the vet more times than I have with my 8 year old dog, we’ve been to specialists and it’s like pulling teeth to fix our baby kitten. He’s supposed to have a stint put in his liver and a few other things, but they just keep running tests. I feel sorry for the cats that people abandon because of their health problems. We would never be able to do that because it’s not their fault they are not well.
    I posted a picture of our handsome boy before his symptoms got worse.

    • Thank you for commenting, Kristen. I’m sorry to hear about your person cat. In my opinion both Persians and Siamese cats are the worst in respect of inbreeding. They are also two of the longest members of the cat fancy. Breeders have had longer to have had their way with these cats in terms of selective breeding. It is said that about 35% of Persians of polycystic kidney disease as well. We don’t see the number of Persian cats which have been badly bred and which have anatomical defects such as oversized eyes and undershot jaws etc.

  2. Those poor babies. So heartbreaking! It should be illegal. Humans don’t do it with each other and shouldn’t do it to animals.

    • Agreed. It should be illegal. How we can let this happen is beyond me. I just shows how little humanity cares about animal welfare. Thankfully there are many people who do care but our voices are not strong enough.

      • No one applying for a commercial kennel license has to have one shred of knowledge about breeding beyond being able to obtain intact male and female animals. The USDA requires that puppy mills have a vet on staff or on call but what kind of veterinarian of any worth would work for a puppy mill or any mass production breeding operation except bottom feeders.

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