It’s not a universal secret that persimmon cats have very beautiful fur. On the other hand, this beautiful fur actually requires serious grooming. Therefore, from the age of a kitten, you must start grooming this cat.
Methods of Carrying Out Persian Kitten Grooming
In general, you need 4 important things in grooming Persian kittens, namely:
- Take care of eyes, ears, and claws
- Sterilize teeth
1. Rubbing Persian Kittens
You need to brush the Persian’s fur with the right comb—ideally a metal comb with wide teeth.
Brush your Persian kitten every day, preferably at a set time and always in the direction of hair growth.
Here’s how to start brushing Persian kitten fur:
- Start with neck feathers
- Move on the base of the forelegs as well as to the belly
- Comb the legs back and sides
- Proceed to the zone behind the ear
- When your Persian kitten rebels, don’t respond aggressively. This is natural, considering they have to adapt to this habit.
- Instead, try to be gentle when brushing your Persian kitten’s fur.
2. Bathing Persian Kittens
The next persian kitten grooming that is no less important is bathing it. Bathing Persian kittens once a month is needed to get rid of tangled dirt on their fur. As we know, Persian kittens have long fur.
This condition of long hair can allow your Persian kitten to experience stomach problems caused by hairballs.
When your cat has this problem, they usually vomit dry. Not only that, your Persian kitten also has the potential to face more serious problems if the hairball gets stuck in the intestine. Bathing him regularly and combing him every day can help you avoid this problem.
3. Take Care of Persian Kittens Eyes, Ears and Claws
Apart from scrubbing and bathing, you should also incorporate the following 3 steps into your routine:
- Clean the ears—Clean your cat’s ears with the Q-Tip but don’t get into the ear canal. Your vet will treat the inside of the ear if needed
- Nail trimming—Click your cat’s claws, if necessary using special nail clippers, and trim only the tips of the claws
- Eye cleaning—Due to their flat faces, Persian kittens are prone to eye problems, so regular (even daily) eye cleaning is a must.
4. Protecting Persian Kitten Teeth
The tooth development phase in Persian kittens lasts from the tenth week to about 8 months. They tend to scrape wires near the house or bite your hands while playing.
You should prevent this bad habit as soon as possible. If not, they will continue to do it especially when they are old.
Although, your persian kitten also needs to chew once his gums hurt. So you have to give them a cardboard box or something suitable to nibble on.
Apart from letting them chew things, you also need to brush your Persian kitten’s teeth to avoid gum problems and dental problems. If possible, you should do it every day using a special scrub and a vet-approved toothpaste.
In order for your Persian kitten to get used to the sensation, you can put gauze on your finger instead of rubbing and clean his teeth with it. Taking care of your kitten’s teeth is very important because poor dental hygiene can weaken their immune system and make them more susceptible to disease.