It’s common knowledge that Persian cats are more than capable of cleaning themselves, but they also need some extra brushing and care from their owners.
Grooming your Persian cat regularly may have a positive effect on his health. Medium- and long-haired Persian cats need to be brushed every day or two, while short-haired Persians can be brushed weekly.
Brushing your Persian cat improves circulation and stimulates her natural oils to promote a healthy, shiny coat. And the more loose hair you remove, the less you’ll have to clean around the house.
As for health, brushing helps prevent hairballs, which can cause vomiting and stomach upset. It’s also a good time to control skin irritations, sores, ticks and fleas.
The best part of regular grooming is the time you spend with your cat.
Most cats love to be brushed and express their joy with enthusiastic purrs. It is best to start grooming as early as possible, ideally while they are still kittens.
Never force your Persian cat to be brushed – it should be a positive experience for both of you. If she needs encouragement, her favorite food is a treat. Start slowly by petting her, at that moment alternate each stroke with a gentle brush. Then gently introduce more brush strokes until she is pleased and happy.
How to groom a Persian cat
Try to brush gently in the direction of your cat’s hair growth. For long-haired Persian cats, carefully and slowly remove any knots or matting with your fingers.
If your feline is very matted, you may use scissors to cut the knots.
However, Be very cautious not to touch the skin. If you are not confident enough, contact your veterinarian for help.
Furthermore, in order check for fleas and other parasites, brush slowly in the opposite direction of the hair growth so you can see your cat’s skin.
Go from one section to the next until you have covered the entire cat. This could be done in several sessions.
The best grooming tools
For grooming your Persian cat, There are a wide variety of combs and brushes available. The one you choose will depend on the length of your Persian cat’s hair.
If YOUR Persian is short-haired, use a soft-bristled brush and a fine-toothed flea comb.
Medium- and long-haired Persian cats may require more care and attention.
So it’s recommended to use a long-bristled brush, a wide-toothed comb, and a fine-toothed comb, following that order.