Dogs are adorable. Not only a joy to look at, their kind nature (most of the time) makes them the goodest boys and girls you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.
But now the pug, one from the family of the cutest creatures MRI scan has gone viral among the netizens, who were left shocked by the results showing the breed’s signature bulging eyes from the inside.
American actor and comedian Andy Richter shared an MRI scan of his friend’s dog to discover that man’s best friend was downright ‘terrifying’ on the inside.
It has attracted more than 132,000 likes, with many left in stitches by the results.
Although many found amusement in scan of the poor little pug, a vet has said it also highlights the concerning results of selective breeding which have a detrimental impact on the health of the breed.
Dr Cowlam said: “Their faces have been shortened due to intensive breeding by humans, unfortunately”.
“We have, through human selection, bred them to look more like a human baby because we find that cute, but unfortunately that cute look is not very good for the animal.”he adds.
Others too echoed their thoughts on Twitter , with one replying: “Pugs used to be healthy. The pugs we see nowadays have been bred to favor recessive traits that are cute but also potentially a factor in major health issues later in life ” while the other replied that “Pugs are an abomination and a reminder of all the casual cruelty of which human being are capable.”
Dr Cowlam added that some specialists are intentionally trying to undo some of the selective breeding which has led to health problems in pugs and other breeds.