Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Persian Cat


The Persian (Persia: گربه ایرانی ) is one of the oldest breeds of cat. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. A Persian without an established and registered pedigree is classed as a domestic longhair cat.

Characteristics of Persian Cat

Persian has an extremely long thick coat, short legs, a wide head with the ears set far apart, large eyes, and an extremely foreshortened muzzle. Their eyes are often gooey, and the owner should clean their eyes at least once every day. Persians with the more extreme brachycephalic head type are susceptible to a number of health problems (specifically affecting their sinuses and breathing) caused by it. Their short muzzle also causes them to have dust and debris cover the inside of their nostrils more often, which makes it very difficult for them to breathe.


Persian cats can have any color or markings including pointed, golden, tortoiseshell, blue, and tabby. Tipped varieties are known as Chinchilla. Point varieties are called Himalayan in the United States and Colorpoint Persian in Europe.

Because their fur is too long and dense for them to maintain themselves, Persian cats need regular grooming. To keep their fur in its best condition, they must be bathed regularly, dried carefully afterwards, and brushed thoroughly every day. Their eyes need to be checked for problems on a regular basis because some animals have trouble keeping them clean. As they grow older, Persians tend to develop a crusty-like object under the eyes. Likewise, Persians are particularly susceptible to a genetic disease which causes kidney failure, PKD, Polycystic kidney disease, among other diseases. However, cats can now be DNA screened for the gene that causes PKD, so these affected cats are gradually being removed from the Persian gene pool by responsible breeders.

Longevity is usually between 10 and 19 years on average. The White Persians eye-color can be orange-eyed, blue-eyed, or odd-eyed. The blue-eyed type is prone to deafness.
How often you should bath your lovely persian?to clean it so that no disease around him. There is so much information that should be consider when grooming your Persian than just how often to brush or comb and how often to bath. Persian cats need to be groomed on a regular basis. Persian cat grooming works best when it becomes routine for both the Persian cat or kitten and their human caregiver. Grooming your Persian cat or kitten becomes easier for the cat or kitten when it is a regular part of their daily routine. For example, you might try giving a snack or reward after you groom your Persian. A Persian cat or kitten will tolerate grooming if they feel they are rewarded afterwards.

Given all the information there are many factors that play a role in how often your Persian should be bathed, such as your brushing and/or combing habits, your Persians eating habits, their personal hygiene, type of hair/coat they are genetically predisposed to, overall health and environmental and geographical factors.

Persian Cat Bath Preparation

There are several things to consider when you are preparing for bathing your Persian cat.
Removing mats and knots in your Persian's coat is VERY important. If we can tell you one of information about grooming, it is to NEVER, NEVER, NEVER EVER put a matted cat into water.
Persian Degreasing

After your Persian cat is brushed out and all the mats have been removed, it is time to degrease the coat prior to bathing. Degreasing a Persian will take some time, practice and patience on both your part and your cat.

Persian Cat Bath
Now that you have degreased your Persians coat, it's time to move onto the Persian cat bath shampoo phase of the grooming your Persian.

Drying Your Persian after the Bath
Once you have your Persian bath completed, now it's time to move onto drying your Persian cat. Have patience, you're almost done.

Persian Facial Stains
When grooming your Persian cat or kitten you may be fighting facial and front ruff stains. Facial staining on a Persian cat shows much more in a lighter colored coat than a dark colored Persian.

So its time for you to groom your persian well and love them.:)

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