Persian Cats: Features of the Maintenance

Persian cats are one of the most socialized breeds.

These purrs can’t do a day without their owner. Persians are those cats who will not be able to survive on the street because they need the comfort of human attention.

History of the breed

The first nurseries that were engaged in breeding Persians appeared in America. In the 70s, unscrupulous breeders sent “defective” kittens to Europe, which greatly spoiled the breed. Although after some time, we still managed to find absolutely healthy, meeting all the standards of the breed, Persians.

So in the countries of the USSR towards the end of the last century, representatives of the Persian breed appeared, which were brought by diplomats. And not all the rich could afford to have a Persian kitten. It was a very expensive cat. But now Persian babies are not a shortage, but you need to choose them correctly.

Character of the Persian cat

The Persian cat is an ideal companion, it will sit on your hands, and purr, and if necessary, play, and run around the house. It just seems that because of its calm disposition, the pet will not move once again.

This is not the case, it is necessary to engage him in the game, as you will not recognize your pet. He will become so cheerful, active and cheerful. The Persian cat is often much more affectionate and tender than the cat. She is more independent and can spend more time alone. Although still after a few hours and she will reach out to you for affection.

It should be understood that all animals are unique. Don’t expect every cat to be affectionate. Sometimes there are also Persian cats that frighten everyone with their aggression: both family members and guests. Although most cats still adore their owners and children.

Maintenance and care. Features

For the most part, Persian cats do not require any special maintenance.

It is enough to protect the house for them (hide all chemicals, medicines, close the kitchen with a working stove and a bathroom with a bathtub), make a balanced diet, keep the Windows closed (if double-glazed Windows, then install grids tightly). Be sure to exclude the presence of drafts: even the slightest breeze can provoke a Persian cold, rhinitis and conjunctivitis. At the expense of free space for Pets: Persian cats are happy in a huge house, and in a tiny Khrushchev.

Just remember that all cats do not like closed spaces, for this reason, do not lock them in the room, on the balcony. Fluffy with the doors open, most likely, will sleep peacefully on the couch, but it is worth closing them, as in almost 100% of cases, the cat will start to meow loudly and get nervous.

But leaving is not easy. Often too expensive. A lot of time and money is spent on visiting doctors, grooming salons, buying vitamins for wool and special food. But Persian cats are so cute and affectionate that the money spent is worth it. Persian cats will be delighted with their house (a complex of playgrounds, scratching posts and the likeness of a” birdhouse”), but if there is no space and money, then purrs will sleep perfectly on an ordinary sofa or chair.

Only here their fur will be everywhere, if it is not properly cared for. It’s no secret that the Persian cat is long-haired. You do not need to wash the cat often, only as necessary (soiled, treatment of skin parasites or preparation for the exhibition). The cosmetics used must be intended for animals (no” human ” shampoos and balms, otherwise the purr will start a serious Allergy).

You can not immediately let the cat go for a walk after bathing, you need to dry it well in the bathroom (but you can not rub  it with a towel, otherwise there will be tangles on the fur, and a hair dryer is not an option too scary). If you release a wet pet into the room, there is a high risk that it will get sick.

Comb the hair carefully, not in a hurry. You need to teach the kitten from childhood, then it will enjoy the care. Do not pull the comb, it is best to do as girls do (owners of long hair): start combing from the tips, gradually “rising” to the roots. And if possible, do not cut it yourself, because “home” scissors and inexperienced hands can easily spoil the tips of the wool (as a result, the wool will stick out untidily in all directions).

To make a cat look beautiful, healthy, and its fur glistened, shimmered, it is not enough just to comb it with a special comb. You need to feed as diverse and complete as possible. That is, daily give and protein food (fish, lean meat, chicken, milk), and vegetables allowed, and cereals. Only meat and fish must be boiled, it is forbidden to give raw to Pets. It is best to feed the Persians from ceramic dishes, in extreme cases, you can take aluminum or glass. But refuse plastic products.

First, sometimes the quality of the material is lame, so the food gets the smell and taste of plastic, and Persian cats refuse to eat.

Secondly, such dishes do not always wash well, and if you use detergents, they can “penetrate” the material, again mixing with food in the future.

Think about how you will feed your pet: dry or natural food. Persian cats, however, like any other breeds, suffer from such alternation of food: their metabolism is disrupted.

But just remember that natural food will have to be prepared only for the cat every time: no from “your table”, no seasonings. You can’t even add salt. If you cook as for yourself, then the pet’s gastrointestinal tract will “deteriorate”. Gastritis and enteritis may develop due to irritation of the mucosa with spices. Don’t worry, this is fresh food for you, but the cat will be delighted. The Persian cat has a predisposition to copious lacrimation, but this does not mean that if tears flow almost like a stream from the eyes, then this is “normal”.

There are a lot of reasons for this (allergies, eye diseases, infectious diseases, etc.), so it’s better to take your pet to the vet.