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They were simply adorable and one of the world' cutest pet around. But their kind are being threatened by their unwanted genetic deformity which many are found so adorable. We see their flat faces and little noses as something so purrfectly cute and adorable. To them their cute looks was a curse and a disability they need to live with through their lives. Let's have a closer look at these adorable yet fragile and delicate looking felines.

Origins and ancestors.
The cat was said to have originated from Persia or the present day Iran. The flat faced felines often pertains to the Persian cat who were first noted during the 17th century when Italian nobleman Pietro Della Valle fancied bringing the initial batch Persians of longhaired cats in Europe in the year 1626. Due to the Persian's selective breeding process, their original gray silky and shiny fur were later turned or mixed with other fur colors. The Persians even developed breeds with colored coats including white and bi-colors. The Persians have successfully bred cats that have shorter legs, round with short faced heads, snubbed nose, chubby and fuller cheeks matched with small yet rounded ears. wide eyes, and a round yet sturdy body. During those times most rich and nobilities favors the popular Angoras cat. But its popularity was later surpassed by the Persian cats. Due to demand and popularity, the Persian cat was then tagged as a separate breed aside and separate from its ancestors, the Himalayan and exotic shorthaired cat breeds. This extremely flat faced felines are sometimes called Peke-face Persians. Over time, the Persian cats long elegant hair which was believed to come from the animal's natural mutation.

Weight. Persian cats are generally smaller cats that normally weighs around 7 to 12 pounds.

Health Issues. Though genetics play a big role in their boy system, both pure and mixed breed Persian cats are prone to some of the following health issues mostly related to their facial features.
  • Irregular to raucous or often difficulty breathing sounds because of their small nostril genetics;
  • Unmesh or malocclusions teeth construction;
  • Entropion or cherry eye condition;
  • Excessive tearing in the eyes leading to untidy facial staining;
  • Heat sensitive;
  • Prone to developing polycystic kidney condition;
  • Vulnerability to ringworm fungal infection;
  • Prone to the skin condition called seborrha oleosa which causes hair loss, redness and itchiness.
Care. Most flat faced felines need to have its face regularly wiped daily to keep it clean and prevent sores from developing especially around its small nostrils.

A flat-faced Persian needs to have its face wiped on a daily basis to keep it ...

Personality and traits. Aside from their doll-like and cuddly appearances, most Persian cats are quiet and somber and loves to be petted and loves the serene and quiet ambiance. What they love best was their regular meals and occasional playtime periods. They were attention hungry but hardly demands. They will very much welcome your love and they will return the affection to you a hundred folds.

Life Span. If properly cared and maintained, Persian cats like most Himalayan cats have a life expectancy from 8to 11 years. Do remember that any animals and living creatures, including humans and flat-faced felines deserve the love and care that greatly contribute to their life vitality and longevity. Love and treat them well and they will be stay longer than we expect.