The Do’s and Dont’s of Cat Grooming

The Persian cat breed is very popular and highly sought-after breed of cats. Below are some tips on helping you make a smooth transition once your baby is home with you.

1.    Bringing the New Kitten Home

The first and foremost point to note is what to keep in mind when bringing your new kitten home. You must allow the kitten to get comfortable in its new house and get settled – do not rush the process. Keep an eye on your baby, and make sure that you have locked the doors as kittens can often walk out and get lost since they do not know the area so well.

Make sure you have your kitten’s bed warm and ready and have its litter box, food, and water all set out. When kittens shift to a new place, they can get very overwhelmed, and their sleeping and eating times can fluctuate.

2.    Teething

Kittens start teething when they are around 4 to 5 months old. During this time, they can chew on whatever they can find, with wires being a particularly favorite item. To prevent your kitten from getting harmed or shocked, offer it a ball, or any chewy toy.

Due to the pain caused by the erupting teeth, your kitten might not eat often. To ensure that it does not get weak from teething, make sure that you are feeding it properly.

3.    Feeding

Persian cats prefer eating dry food. Many Persians eat more comfortably when left on their own with their food in their bowls, but there are a few that prefer to be fed by their human owners. Ensure that you know how your kitten prefers to eat and feed. Kittens need access to their food 24/7 Also, it is important that you always refill the kitten’s bowl once it is done eating so that it has food for whenever it’s hungry next.

4.    Grooming

Your Persian cat needs to be groomed regularly and carefully. You need to comb its fur with a wide-toothed comb several times a week to avoid its fur from getting tangles. Also, ensure that your cat’s nails are always clipped.

5.    The Bath

Persian cats need baths more often as compared to the domestic long or short hair cat due to their long full fur coat. When you are bathing your cat, make sure that the water is at room temperature and not too cold or hot, since this would make your cat dislike baths and make the experience negative . Also, shampoo its fur for as long as you think it is necessary to degrease it and rinse well. Comb its fur immediately after bathing it to avoid any knots or tangles. Then blow dry with a pet dryer at a low heat and speed.

 

These are all the basics that every cat lover and prospective cat owner must know. Ensure that you follow this guide very carefully for whenever you decide to get a Persian cat. Taking care of your cat in this way is a great way to ensure that your kitty stays happy and healthy for a very long time.