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How to look after Persian Kittens?
Wednesday 16 November 2011
The Persian is one of the most recognizable breeds of cat. They come in a wide variety of colors, and their long, fluffy coat and regal looks have made them popular pets and advertising icons. The Persian, however, isn't a cat for everyone. Their coat requires daily care, and they are best suited as an indoor pet. If you are in love with Persian cats you should learn the article below to learn how to take care of the kittens of this breed.
First of all, get a litter box for your cat. It should have low sides so the kittens can easily climb over. Most kittens take naturally to using the box, but you can encourage them by taking their paws and making digging motions in the litter. Feed the kittens the same food that they were fed previously at least three times per day. If they were not fed a high quality diet, change them over to a quality kitten food. Switching foods suddenly can cause dietary upset, so you should gradually substitute more and more of the old food for the new food over the course of several days.
It is recommended that you provide your kittens with a scratching post. Cats scratch on objects to strip away the outer layer of their claws. If you don't provide a scratching post, the kittens may scratch furniture - so it's your choice! Put down a soft bed for the kittens, somewhere away from drafts and heavily trafficked areas where they will not be disturbed while sleeping. You should groom your Persian kittens daily with a metal brush. Persians have long hair that is prone to matting, so it's best to get them used to being brushed and groomed. Make fresh, clean water available to the kittens at all times. Proper hydration is important in preventing urinary problems, especially in male cats.
Remove hazardous materials and poisonous plants from the area where the kittens will be staying. Especially during the Christmas period there are many hazards awaiting for kittens as plants such as poinsettia, amaryllis and mistletoe might be dangerous for them! Read this article on what christmas plants are poisonous to cats. Also make sure cords are safely tucked away, and any areas where the kittens can reach are free of objects that might fall and injure them.
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Text source: ehow; image source: the cats blog
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