I have an Exotic Persian who has really bad problems with her nose and ducts.
It is breaking my heart to watch her try and eat! so much so I hand feed her.
Her nostrils are so low to her face that when she tries to eat from a dish she snuffles and sneezes.
I have tried every dish going but it is still the same,in the end she gives up and wont eat so I hand feed her with dry food.
As for her eyes I have to wash them 2 or 3 times a day otherwise all the brown goo crusts on her eyes.
Please, you breeders stop this thing with the position of the nose it may be okay for you and your shows but not for the cat.
You guys can give them NAC and Lysine supplements. It’s not the source of the issue but it helps
Thanks for your input.
I have had a lot of persians but have one now with a very short nose and she struggles to breathe and I hate it I find vicks vapour rub or some peppermint oil mixed in some coconut oil helps. I use a cotton bud and dip some into the nostril and rub her nose gently and covering her eyes and she can breath again but have to do it every day also have vapourisers going. It is cruel indeed but she seems happy.
Well done Silvia in being so caring and committed. It is sad and it tough for both of you. Flat faced Persians should not be bred in my view. The traditional Persian has a normal face and no breathing problems and is a more attractive cat.
This page discusses the flat faced Persian in depth:
I use essential oils and I was told to never use peppermint around cats. It could cause liver disease and they cannot process it like dogs. Please be careful.
Thanks so much Jennifer for your very helpful advice.