With the exception of having a short dense coat, the Exotic Shorthair is very similar to the Persian. Exotics have fluffy hair, oval shaped heads with flat faces and don’t like being left alone. Although weekly grooming is recommended to reduce shedding and hairballs, these cats are able to keep their own fur in pretty good shape. Owners may have to periodically wipe their faces since Exotic’s tears are prone to overflowing and leaving stains. They are also at high risk for inheriting feline polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which can lead to kidney failure.