Horrifying skulls of Persian cats in infographic and video

Flat-faced Persian skull is equivalent to a severe developmental deformity in infants

From a health standpoint and from a human behaviour standpoint the contemporary, flat-faced Persian so beloved by Persian afficionados is an unmitigated disaster. The original Persian (traditional) is more attractive and healthier. For the Peke-faced Persian it isn’t just the cranium which has gone terribly wrong it is the unacceptable percentage (around 35%) of …

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Commercially it is a mistake in the long-term to breed cats and dogs with baby-like faces

Baby-faced breeds are unhealthy as their anatomy is distorted

For me there is a welcome backlash from some outspoken veterinarians with social media accounts and cat owners against the flat-faced companion animals – both cats and dogs – molded over decades of selective breeding to look like human babies in the expectation that they’ll be more attractive to buyers. The flat-faced pet syndrome …

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Flat-faced dogs and cats’ helplessness makes them more attractive

Flat faced brachycephalic dogs and cats behave like toddlers which attracts the nurturing desire in their human caregiver which in turn makes the animals more attractive as companions.

STUDY RESULT PLUS COMMENT: Dorottya Ujfalussy from the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary, has decided in her study that flat-faced dogs (and I’m going to include flat-faced cats) are more attractive to their owners because they are more helpless. And in being more helpless they are more like human toddlers who are themselves helpless …

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The Persian Nose Job (cat!)

Flat-faced Persian versus standard cat muzzle

The Persian nose job is a ‘feline rhinoplasty’. Any wiser?! Yes, it is the enlarging of the nostrils to allow the flat-faced Persian to breath properly. It is ironic that the Persian cat breeders are working against health while some veterinary surgeons are correcting unnatural anatomical features surgically. It is breeders versus vets! Strange …

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Extreme flat-faced Persian cats are like humans suffering from coronal craniosynostosis

The more extreme flat-faced cat has an abnormally dome-shaped skull compared to both the Domestic Shorthair plus other severe problems of size and shape causing a severe health issues

Extreme flat-face Persian cats are, according to a research paper carried out in 2017 by German scientists, equivalent to children suffering from a condition called coronal craniosynostosis. This is a rare condition where a baby’s skull does not grow properly causing an irregular head shape. I would suggest in fact that the abnormality of …

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Noisy breathing and breathing difficulties in cats with relatively broad, short skulls

Nose position ratio

This is a short discussion on the connection between noisy breathing and difficulties in breathing due to the skull shape of domestic cats. This has been discussed quite a lot on the Internet, normally in reference to Persian and Exotic Shorthair cats, because it is these cats which have been selectively bred to have …

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We like pets that look like babies

We tend to like pets that look like babies and some breed standards go for that look: round heads and big eyes. Do all breeders understand the consequences of their actions? I am not against dog and cat breeders. I am against people who hurt animals or create animals that hurt. There are several …

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