Know about Kitten Health.
Disclaimer: The health of Persian cats is a controversial topic due to the varying degrees of brachycephalic that exist within the breed. Our knowledge is guided by research from veterinary doctors such as Dr. Danielle Gunn-Moore who is 1 of 5 leading world experts in the health of domestic felines and Dr. Karen Becker who is a proactive holistic veterinarian and strong advocate of feeding a species-appropriate diet. The most invaluable recommendations we make are a result of our extensive years of breeding and nurturing Persians toward optimal health.
Here are a few key points to keep in mind:
All cats have the potential to inherit or develop health problems; just as all humans are predisposed to certain illnesses or may contract diseases through their environment. All seasoned breeders will inevitably experience both congenital and environmentally acquired health problems within their pedigree. Be critical of anyone who offers to sell you a pet without a health guarantee. A healthy Persian cat should live between 15 – 20 years if provided with optimal nutrition and stimulation. A good breed Persian should not snort, wheeze, or have excessive tearing. It is the responsibility of breeders to conduct the proper available genetic testing on all breeding cats and to maintain health records. Breeding should prioritize health over beauty. Chronic health problems are often a result of poor husbandry choices.