This information on the health issues suffered by the flat-faced Persian because of poor and extreme breeding (as per breed standard) comes from Dr Bruce Fogle’s book Complete Cat Care which I have presented in an infographic for ease of reading. In addition to the items listed, the flat-faced Persian suffers from a high incidence of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) at 36% and 49.2% depending on location.
Below are some more articles on the flat-faced Persian (contemporary Persian). Dr Fogle says this in reference to the contemporary Persian cat:
“Having turned a masterpiece of form and function into such a disaster, we’re now intentionally creating other breeds with anatomical mistakes.”
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