Mounting evidence to prove that flat-faced cat breeds are suffering

(International Cat Care Press Release) There is growing evidence to show that flat-faced or brachycephalic cats (picture 1), including most modern Persians or Exotic Shorthairs, are suffering from a number of health problems, leading to lifelong suffering as a direct result of being ‘designed’ to have a very flat face. This includes breathing problems, eye…

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New DNA Testing Scheme for Lancashire Heelers

(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA/CH) in Lancashire Heelers, following consultation with the breed clubs and the health coordinator for the breed. A list of the laboratories from which the Kennel Club is able to record results can be viewed here….

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New Health Programme for Dalmatians Approved by Kennel Club

(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club has approved a new health testing programme for Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) testing for deafness in Dalmatians, following consultation with the Dalmatian breed clubs. For a number of years, many responsible Dalmatian breeders have screened their litters using BAER testing to ascertain the hearing status of the…

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