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    Buy a Persian Cat - Caring For a Persian Cat

    Articlegeneral cat adviceFriday 20 May 2011

    When you buy a Persian cat you should be aware of the level of care involved. The most challenging aspect of cat care for a Persian is looking after the cats coat. Keeping all the knots out of such a thick, long coat is important to a cats health but it will be the most time consuming part of cat care. This guide will give you some information on how to care for a Persian cat. 


    Cat Care Tips for Persian Cats

    • If you buy a Persian cat that is younger than 6 weeks old then you will have to ask a vet about what to feed it. Cat care for a kitten this small can be challenging but it is important to know what cat food is appropriate. 


    • Persian kittens under 6 months old will need to be fed canned kitten food approximately three to four times a day. 


    • Between 6 and 8 months of age you will need to reduce the amount of times you feed your Persian kitten from 4 to 2.  


    • You should keep dry kitten food and fresh water available to your Persian kitten at all times. 


    • Once your cat has reached a year old then you will need to switch from kitten food to adult cat food. Mix ¼ adult food with ¾ kitten food and gradually increase the proportion of adult food over 10 days. 


    • Cats have specific dietary requirements so it is important that you feed your cat the correct cat food. An important part of cat care is to read the label, avoid generic brands unless you have checked they contain all the necessary nutrients your Persian cat needs. 


    • You should mix dry and wet cat food together so you get the best of both worlds. 


    • Never give your cat bones as they can get stuck in their throats or splinter. 


    • Do not give your cat milk it will cause diarrhoea. 


    • Female Persian cats should be spayed at 4 to 6 months old because they can begin reproducing as young as 4 months and become pregnant again while still nursing the first litter. 


    • Male Persian cats should be neutered at 6 to 7 months old. 


    • Make sure that your cat has a collar with a tag inscribing your address and phone number. 


    • Another important part of cat care is to clean out the litter tray daily and add clean litter weekly. 


    • You should comb your Persian’s fur every day and give her a bath once every two weeks to make sure the fur stays clean. If the hair becomes too matted then shaving the cat will be the only option. 


    • You should also clean your Persian cat’s eyes and nose often because they produce discharge. 

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