How to Care for Persian Cats

With their doll-like faces and large eyes, gentle disposition and amiable personalities, Persian cats are a popular breed to own. Like with all pets, having a Persian ca as a companion comes with its own set of responsibilities. From coat care to health issues, there are many things to consider when caring for a Persian cat. Scroll down to Step 1 to learn more.

Caring for Your Cat’s Coat

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1. Start brushing your cat’s fur at an young age.

To make sure that your Persian accepts being brushed a lot, you will have to start brushing her at an early age. From day one, make a point of brushing your kitten so that she gets used to this experience. If you don’t start brushing her at an early age, she may develop a dislike for being brushed that can ultimately make it much harder to maintain her coat.
One way to help your cat accept being brushed is to brush her right before a mealtime. That way, your cat will associate getting brushed with getting food (which is something that she enjoys).

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2. Get a great comb that works well on Persian fur.

You will need a metal comb that has narrow teeth on one end and wide-spaced teeth on the other end to properly detangle your cat’s long fur. A metal slicker-type brush can also be good for removing excess fur that has a tendency to become tangled.

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