Flat-faced cats take longer to be rehomed than moggies after being dumped over care bills

Tear duct overflow due to a deformed drainage system in a flat-faced Persian who also seems to be suffering from a deformed mouth due to the same reason: extreme breeding

The RSPCA tell us (via The Times – thanks) that dumped Persian and Exotic Shorthair cats at their rescue centres take longer to be rehomed than moggies because people have begun to understand that there are expensive caregiving bills which is why they were dumped in the first place. It would appear that, finally, …

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Persian cat fur is unnaturally long unfortunately which makes a lion cut a practical solution

Persian kitten given a lion cut because of poop on the bottom

Giving a Persian cut for health reasons (some do it for the look) is a loving aspect of cat care. But it is bit peculiar that we have Persian cat breeders doing all they can to give their cats long fur following the breed standard for it to be shaved off because it is …

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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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Does Cara Delevingne own cats?

Picture on Instagram which compares Cara Delevingne's nose with the nose of one of her Persian cats in a stark comparison. Cara lives with two Persian cats at the moment. I have presumed that she has adopted these cats and is not fostering them!

Yes, Cara Delevingne does own a couple of cats and they happen to be contemporary, flat-faced white Persians. They look quite cute too many people but when you look at the photograph below you can see one obvious health problem which is tear duct overflow causing staining down the face from the inner corner …

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Persian cat breed standard – critical appraisal and illustrated

Are Persian Cats Healthy? I am afraid not.

April 11th 2011: This article is about the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) breed standard for the contemporary flat faced Persian cat. This cat is sometimes referred to as the “Ultra Persian” in recognition of selective cat breeding to an extreme degree i.e., “ultra”. Note: This page has been republished after a check and some …

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‘Chinchilla’, its meaning in the cat world (infographic)

Chinchilla Persian miniature cat

The word ‘chinchilla’ is used a lot in the cat fancy and it is associated with Persian cats. Usually not the extreme bred, flat-faced variety but the traditional doll-faced types. But there appears to be a certain flexibility in the meaning and use of the word which I have illustrated in the infographic. In essence ‘chinchilla’ refers to a type of coat in the cat world, specifically the cat fancy. The name has been taken from the name of a South American rodent with the same coat.

Masked Silver (cat)

Champion Lord Sylvester a Masked Silver from 1901

In 1947, Milo Denlinger, writing about the coat types and colours of Persian cats, said: “Masked Silvers are a new variety, and at present very few are bred. The ideal Masked Silver is a very beautiful animal; in colouring or, I should say marking, they should resemble a Siamese cat; that is to say, …

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Deceptive floof (longhaired cat)

The deceptive floof

“Deceptive floof” is an amusing and nice way describe the longhaired cat with a slender body underneath. You get some really amusing comments about the deceptive floof such as: Perceptions From a slightly scientific point of view, the way the Persian cat immediately went through this mesh fence in the video above tells me …

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