Persian cat care, unlike other cats, require more grooming and may be a tedious responsibility for some pet owners. So how can you best be prepared in order to reduce the stress for both you and your pet?
Well, to start with, it is important to organize everything to make it a less stressful task and to make the grooming process easier. You want things easily in reach and may even find it beneficial to lay things out in the order in which you plan to use them.
Another piece of sound advice from Persian owners is to buy a kitten than an adult cat, since they are much easier to train and tame. When you begin working with your kitten early on regarding good behavior, including during grooming time, you will find the process goes much smoother.
Taking care of this type feline means giving your cat a regular bath once a week and once you establish this routine, be sure to stick to it faithfully. This will help your cat learn to anticipate the time together and when it becomes routine, it can also help to encourage a more calm interaction. Following a regular bathing schedule means less resistance for them and more peace for you.
When bathing your cat, make sure to bathe him or her using lukewarm water, as water that is too hot or too cold may cause your pet to resist. Care also includes drying the coat of the cat using a hair dryer on its lowest setting, since a higher setting is likely to irritate the cat. Do not rush through this process and you also might find it helpful to speak softly to your cat during this time.
Persian cat care also means trimming the coat regularly to keep it in great shape. You should also allot a few minutes of your time everyday to combing out any fur kinks and trimming out any excess hair from the face and the body with a trimming scissors. When trimming the cat’s fur, make sure to pay attention to the face and ears of your cat.
Ok, let’s face it, at this point, even a well behaved cat will tend to get impatient. So it is important that you work quickly and efficiently and continue to gently keep your cat in place. This is not the time to have a wet, angry ball of fur flying around your home.
Taking care of this little one isn’t only limited to coat trimming. It also means trimming their nails to maintain hygiene. It is easier to clip your cat’s nail when it is wet so make sure to moisten it before you clip the nails. Generally, cats don’t like to have their paws held so be gentle and, at the same time, be firm in handling them. Also be sure not to cut the nails too short since you may catch some of the cat’s skin. This can lead to infection and pain, not to mention one kitty that will be rather unhappy with you!
Learning the basics of Persian cat care makes raising Persian cats easy and hassle free. So don’t be afraid, just be persistent and still gentle. After all, doesn’t your precious cat deserve to look the very best!