Cat’s ‘Toxic Trait’ Leaves Internet in Hysterics As He Sits on Allergic Man

A cute cat and a tolerance boyfriend have amused the internet with their close relationship.

In the video, which Shar posted to the TikTok page @hello.momo and has over 150,000 likes, Momo the Scottish Fold cat can be seen sitting on a young man lying in bed and wearing a face mask carries.

The caption reads, “My cat’s toxic trait hangs next to my friend who suffers from pet allergies,” while the caption reads, “He’s a zoo keeper.”

A Scottish Fold cat is a breed that has been selectively bred to have a natural dominant gene mutation that affects cartilage production throughout the body, causing the ears to appear folded forward, an appearance considered “cute”.

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Scottish fold cat. Image from a photo agency. A Scottish Fold cat is a breed that intentionally has a dominant gene mutation that affects the cartilage in the ears and the rest of the body.
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According to a breed profile on pet food supplier Purina’s website, the Scottish Fold breed is at a higher risk of health problems than other breeds. In addition to the cartilage in the ears, the inherited condition also affects the cartilage in the cat’s joints, “a condition called osteochondrodysplasia,” which can lead to painful or severe arthritis.

Purina also reports that this breed is classified as “brachycephalic”.

Brachy means shortened and cephalic means head, so this type of cat resembles Burmese and Persian cats and has short noses and squashed faces, which can lead to respiratory problems as well as skin infections from the excess skin around their faces.

Purina also warns that these breeds are “more prone to eye ulcers because of their conformation, as their eyes tend to be bulbous.”

In the comments, Shar, Momo’s owner and friend of the mask-wearing man, revealed: “He sleeps with a mask every night.”

According to a 2021 study published in the Journal of Feline Medical Surgery, about 10 to 20 percent of adult humans are allergic to cats, “a number that’s increasing.”

It is reported that cat allergy is the second most common cause of indoor respiratory allergy after dust mite allergy, “and that 20 to 30 percent of respiratory allergy patients are allergic to cats.”

The study looked at many other studies examining the reasons why people may not own a pet or many give up a pet, and found that allergies were the main reason five to 15 percent of the time.

In dogs, the percentages were much lower or nonexistent. With the increasing prevalence of cat allergies and the already high number of cats being given up or not bought or adopted in the first place, it is possible that the number of domesticated cats will decrease.

User shamyiathomas6 commented, “I swear cats always know when someone is allergic to them.”

User Impulsive Traveler said: “He values ​​you (and your cat) more than his life. He is a keeper.”

User Amirah wrote: “Getting clear live food from Purina!! Both my boyfriend and I had terrible allergies, now we can actually take it.”

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