There’s just one kind of cat veterinarian Ben Simpson-Vernon would bring into his own family. Simpson-Vernon, known as Ben the Vet on TikTok, has made popular videos about theand and one about the . So his newest video, about the type of cat he would get, was inevitable — and should prove satisfying to many who have cat.
“There’s just one,” Simpson-Vernon says. “I would just get a domestic shorthair, otherwise known as a moggy — just your regular, standard, garden variety cat. They’re the cat’s equivalent of a mutt, or a mongrel, so on average they’re going to be less inbred than your average pedigreed cat. And they’re just as lovely.”
(“Moggy,” or “moggie,” is a term used in Britain for a regular, non-pedigreed cat, and really, we Americans need to borrow that word.)
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Simpson-Vernon also spoke about the importance of getting cats neutered (or, presumably, spayed) so they don’t have kittens and contribute to the problem of so many cats needing homes. He also showed a photo of himself with some rescue cats he recently checked over for a charity, noting that the cute cats in the photo have all found homes.
Earlier, Simpson-Vernon said he wouldn’t get a purebred cat from any of. He said similar things about — sorry, pug lovers. And when it came to recommending dog breeds, the
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