Persians are probably the most popular breed of cat. Prized for their long coats and big, expressive eyes, Persian cats also have gentle and easy-going personalities that make them wonderful pets. If you are considering getting a Persian cat, then there are a few things that you should know about caring for them. Care of Persian cats is not complicated or difficult. However, they do require a bit of your attention to be happy and healthy.
Proper care of Persian cats requires a bit of extra work on your part to maintain their coats. While cats in general are solitary creatures that do not need much care to thrive, Persian cats require a bit of care when it comes to tending to their long and flowing coats. In order to maintain a tangle free and shiny coat, it will be necessary for you to comb your cat’s fur at least once per day. It is recommended that you use a metal comb to get rid of any knots and tangles. It is also recommended that you bathe your Persian cat occasionally to keep the fur clean and well-kept looking. If you don’t follow this advice, you might wind up having to shave off your cat’s fur in order to get rid of the excessive matting that will occur.
A Persian cat’s big, expressive eyes are beautiful but require a little bit of care to keep them bright and clear. In all reality, the care of Persian cat’s eyes really should only take about a minute a day. That is only because a Persian cat’s eyes can tend to produce a discharge which should be cleaned away. While tearing of the eyes is normal, it is still best to use water and a washcloth to clean your Persian cat’s eyes and face once a day or more often as needed.
Keep your Persian cat indoors to eliminate the risk of disease as well as parasite infestation. Make sure you take your cat to the veterinarian on an annual basis for a check-up to ensure that your cat is in optimum health. Feed your cat premium cat food once a day and avoid giving it table scraps. Being overweight can be a health risk for your cat just as it is a health risk for humans. In the same way, avoid giving your cat bowls of milk because milk can tend to cause diarrhea and stomach upset. If you follow this advice and take proper care of Persian cats, they can live and thrive for as long as fifteen years.