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Ultra-faced Persians Life is Torture

Ultra-faced Persians Life is Torture

by Maria
(Cracow)

Ultra Persian at a cat show - added to this article by PoC Admin - no connection with the author of the article

I have inherited my grandmother's ultra-faced Persian... Her name's Nina, she's an incredibly sweet cat and unfortunately also quite ill:(
She's PKD-negative, but the ultra face prevents her from normal life - she cannot breathe normally, she's tearing all the time, always on antibiotics because she's been having upper respiratory tract infections constantly:(

She cannot play with my cat, because he loves chasing and stuff and she's just unable to do any bigger effort, she's breathless when she tries:(((

Why are people doing this to their pets? I know that some people like the ultra look, but it's not worth it!

It's not normal to assume that a cat can tear constantly and be unable to play and still be called healthy - and that's what breeders do! "A robust healthy breed"... Total hypocrisy.

I thought, maybe Nina is one of few, but no - I spoke to a "reputed breeder" who assured me that tearing and breathing problems are in reality part of the standard, whatever CFA might say. You can't avoid it, making your cat flat-faced...I was told I should be happy she can eat on her own, as some of their champions can't pick up food with their nonexistent muzzles:(

This is all so sick... Nina may be cute, but comparing her to my European shorthair, she doesn't even look like a cat:( She suffering every day because of people's belief they can play God - or rather dr Frankenstein:(

Cats have always been wonderful human companions, which, unlike dogs, have always had the charming independency and sense of freedom - it's not the cat who belongs to human, it's the human who belongs to the cat;)

It's in feline nature - both sweetness and predation, affection and independence, softness and incredible grace and strength. Modern breeding is robbing cats of their true nature.

I love both my Persian Nina and European Anakin - both cuddle up to me and purr happily when I touch them, both welcome me home.

But Anakin has the vibe and strength that makes me feel - it's my carnivore, he chose me, he doesn't have to stay with me because he'd be fine in the wild, but he prefers to stay with me and he's happy in our home, hunting just flies. Nina has never had any choice - she'd die out there. It's really sad...:(

Maria

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Jul 29, 2011 I know exactly how you feel.
by: Max

I found an ultra faced persian stray and took her in as my own. I have to clean her eyes CONSTANTLY! She too has upper respiratory problems... I don't understand why people do this to cats. My cat is constantly tearing - i've been to the vet and they said that she'll have this for the rest of her life!


Jan 17, 2011 doll faced persian
by: Anonymous

I bought a doll faced persian because I didn't want him to suffer with breathing problems. He had a small eye infection that they gave me antibiotics eye drops. I thought ok no problem. Then it went into a full blown upper respitory infection. Been to the vet three times. 340 later he has nose drops, amoxi, and then the strogest of all three. However cat hates me from the constant nose drops, eye drops, and mouth amoxi. The cat three months later sounds like dark vader and I'm ready to give him up for adoption because he won't let me hold him. He will only go to my son who is college bound never home! Next time I go to the pound and save a life! Period! No more pedigrees!


Dec 09, 2010 My black Persian, Oliver is ultra persian, but he can still run and play.
by: Shannon Soderlund

I have a black male persian named Oliver. He also gets tearing in his eyes, but he is very, very healthy and runs and plays all the time. The extreme-face may not be to blame. Maybe the cat has some other problem?


Jul 08, 2010 Do your homework
by: debi

Make sure you do your homework on breed AND breeder I have a little flat faced boy, he will Always have problems eating, jaw out of wack probably alway be on medicane because of upper resp. I love him and will him the best care I can but make sure you check Everything out


Jul 08, 2010 Do your homework
by: debi

Make sure you do your homework on breed AND breeder I have a little flat faced boy, he will Always have problems eating, jaw out of wack probably alway be on medicane because of upper resp. I love him and will him the best care I can but make sure you check Everything out


Jul 08, 2010 Do your homework
by: debi

Make sure you do your homework on breed AND breeder I have a little flat faced boy, he will Always have problems eating, jaw out of wack probably alway be on medicane because of upper resp. I love him and will him the best care I can but make sure you check Everything out


Jul 08, 2010 Do your homework
by: debi

Make sure you do your homework on breed AND breeder I have a little flat faced boy, he will Always have problems eating, jaw out of wack probably alway be on medicane because of upper resp. I love him and will him the best care I can but make sure you check Everything out


Jun 23, 2009 "Nina, ultra flat faced persian cat"
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

I don't know as to which country the ultra faced Persian "Nina" belongs, since these cats can only be domesticated in cold climates.
I live in mumbai which is very hot in summers and humid at most times. I have been successful in breeding "Doll-Faced Persian Cats", portraits are on this site under persian cat "Matahari" and her kitten "Matata".
I have seen a few "Ultra-Faced Persians" at a Pet breeders shop in Mumbai and they were in absolutely patheic condition, perpetually in "TEARS" and feeling the hot Indian climate.
According to me i feel that the "doll-Faced Persian" is the ideal of the Persian cat breed" ansd should be pursued in "Cat Shows".


Jun 23, 2009 Thank you
by: Michael (PoC Admin)

Thank you for spelling out, so well, the reality behind the so called glamour. Here are some articles on the problem:

Transition from normal to extreme flat face

Persian Cat Health Problems

I Criticize the Cat Fanciers Association


Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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