Joey is a longhaired flat face lilac Persian cat. Persian cats like this are bred for their flat faces, chubby cheeks and a short snub nose. This sweet senior boy has been surrendered by two separate owners and is looking for a loving retirement home. Joey is a mellow and docile cat who likes affection. He's got a relaxed personality and is a low energy chiller. 

While Persian cats are beautiful and unique, they do require an elevated level of care. They require being brushed thoroughly every day to prevent painful matting of their fur. Because of the shortened muzzle, these cats do tend to snore and have other breathing problems. In addition, they are more prone to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively to cool themselves off.

Brachycephalic cats struggle to breathe because their squashed noses obstruct airflow.

Their raised jaws also cause dental issues and tear duct blockages, leading to tear-stained skin, eye problems, and facial dermatitis.

These cats are also prone to overeating and obesity, both of which can exacerbate their health problems.

Persian cats are also known to have shallower orbits than other cats, which causes their eyes to bulge. This can lead to a condition called “cherry eye” where the tear gland prolapses and the tears leak.

As Joey is a senior kitty, his future owner will need to be able to support his care both with time and attention but also financially. Joey is currently being assessed for dental surgery. Once that is complete, he will be available for adoption. 

Age: Approx 9 years

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