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Dwarfism in cats in unlike any other species. Cats have the UGHD gene, they do not have achondrodysplasia which results in larger heads, they have chondrodysplasia. The UGHD gene ONLY effects the long bones and has no detrimental effects on the longevity of the cat. Dwarf cats are not like dwarf dogs. Dawrf are more than capable of jumping on counters.
You will find that I have contributed to dwarf cat studies for over 25 years. The facts published here are from scientific studies. You can read that no two bone mutations should be combined such as the Fold gene that makes Scottish Kilts, no variety of tailess cats should be used either, it is unhealthy. Click on find out more to read the study.