When it comes to Persian cat grooming, the last thing you want for your sweet kitty is matted, neglected fur.
However, their stellar looks come with a little more responsibility and regular upkeep. This is why Persian cats require far more frequent grooming than other kitties.
While Persian cats are natural groomers, there are some dos and don’ts you can follow to help ensure they keep their attractive looks.
When their hair gets matted, the skin underneath usually is extra tender, and infections can even result if left too long.
Persian cats get rather greasy fur; this can be easily remedied with a bath every few weeks. When your kitty is younger, you can have baths at least twice a month to get them used to it.
Next, you’ll need to buy a shampoo that matches your kitty’s fur color. For a dark cat, you’ll need to use dark shampoo.
The bathing process will start with submerging their bodies in the water but avoiding contact with the eyes and ears (ensure that the water is warm but not too hot).
If they were to get stuck and pull their paw away too hard, they may even rip the nail off. Take a cat clipper to your kitty’s nails every two weeks or so and simply remove the tips.
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