Living with a Persian cat is relatively easy personality-wise compared to other breed of cats. They are well known for their gentle and sweet disposition. Persian cats provide great companionship and are not very demanding either.
They require much less attention than other popular breeds like Siamese. Once you bring in a Persian cat to your home you must be prepared to take care of it regularly as they do need a bit of care because of their unique body.
In addition to what a normal cat needs a Persian cat requires some special care. Some guidelines should be followed to maintain a healthy and happy life of your new Persian cat.
The Persian cat is known for its long furry coat. To keep the coats intact and healthy they must always be kept indoors. Their coats should be brushed regularly to keep them from tangling and reduce hairballs.
Regular bathing is also important to keep the coat in a good shape. I know what your thinking, cats as a community have an inherent dislike for water. But getting your Persian cat acquainted with the concept of bathing from a very young age is possible.
Persian cat eye care
Most Persian cats have huge round eyes that they find difficult to clean. Persians usually suffer from gooey and crusty eyes from the tears running down their cheeks. This may lead to unsightly staining in the face or lead to discoloration and infection. It is the responsibility of the owners to help clean the eyes.
Most Persian cats are not very active as they prefer to stretch out in the sun more. This may lead to a number of health issues starting with obesity. You must keep your Persian active by engaging her in play.
Hairballs and shedding
Persian cats are known for their shedding. Serious shedding. They have a long and lustrous coat, and have a higher tendency to shed and hack up hairballs much more than short-hair cats. This might be a problem with the owners, but keeping the fur clean and tangle free will lead to less hairball’s. Cat treats that have hairball control ingredients will also help.
You will find that keeping a Persian is easier than all other cats as they are friendly to everyone. All you need to do is feed her a proportional amount and groom her on a regular basis. The grooming can be time consuming but the reward of a loving Persian cat is worth it all.