Diseases can catch every stub tiger, as does the Persian cat. Are there any health risks that particularly affect this cat breed?
In order to rule out cat diseases as well as possible, the Persian cat, like any other cat, should always be well cared for and cared for. Good husbandry and healthy eating are just as important as regular visits to the vet, where they are checked and vaccinated and, if necessary, dewormed and escaped.
Unfortunately, there are also health problems that you can do little to prevent. These include, for example, those that are hereditary, or caused by over-breeding.
Health problems due to cultivated characteristics
Unfortunately, there are still Persian breeder, who put less emphasis on the health of their Stubentiger and more on an extreme appearance. Typical of this is the very flat, short nose, which leads to health problems in the velvet paw. Persians with this extreme feature find it difficult to breathe and feed for life at worst. They suffer from watery eyes and facial inflammation and often need veterinary treatment.
Therefore, when selecting your breeder, make sure that your future pet and relatives are neither bred with too short, pressed-up noses and big eyes, nor with unnatural proportions, such as too short a build.
Renal cysts and congenital deafness
Another problem that can unfortunately occur in this cat breed hereditary is the "Polycystic Kidney Disease" in short "PKD", in which the cats suffer from renal cysts, which can lead to kidney failure in old age. This disease also occurs in other breeds such as British Shorthair. In order not to be bred with cats that they inherit, it makes sense to have breeding animals tested early on.
It is also possible that white animals are born deaf.