As vets, we are obliged to prevent suffering in animals. That’s why we need to be advocates of healthy breeding at all times, for cats as well.
A recent study from the UK revealed that 2/3 of Persian cats in the study have at least one health issue. The high levels of dental and eye problems seen in Persians are thought to result from the brachycephalic, commonly referred to as ‘flat-faced’, shaped heads of these cats.
Check also an article by International Cat Care: Severe brachycephalic in Persian and related breeds.