Useful Tips of Proper Persian Cat Grooming

By | December 21, 2011

The Persian is the most popular breed of pedigree cats in the United States. Here are some useful tips from John on proper Persian Cat grooming.


Since Persian cats have long, thick dense fur that they cannot effectively keep clean, they need regular grooming to prevent cat hair matting. To keep their fur in its best condition, they must be bathed regularly, dried carefully afterwards, and brushed thoroughly every day. An alternative is to shave the coat. Their eyes may require regular cleaning to prevent crust buildup and tear staining.

Persian cat grooming is a very important factor of having Persian cat. The best tool in this regard is a greyhound comb that is made from metal and which can be used to comb your Persian cat’s coat regularly – starting from the roots and ending with the tips of the hair. In addition, it’s also necessary that you make sure combing the chest area as too the area behind the ears as well as under your pet’s armpits.

Frequency of Bathing

Another aspect of proper Persian cat grooming is to know the frequency with which to bathe your pet. Here, the deciding aspect is the cat’s fur; if the Persian has dilute coated hair then there is not so much need to bathe the Persian too often. Nevertheless, for Persians with silky hair you will need to give special attention to prevent cat hair matting and also knotting of the fur.

The good Persian cat grooming also means giving the pet a bath every fortnight; nevertheless, a few Persians are even able to go an entire month and a half without requiring to be bathed. What’s more, to an untrained eye it is difficult to decide when the Persian requires bathing because this type of cat usually appears to be clean – even if in fact it is dirty. For a Persian show cat, you might need to also degrease your pet and then bathe him so that he looks his best all the time.

Based on the color of your Persian’s coat, you will also need to purchase different cat shampoos. Therefore, Persian cat grooming for a white coated Persian would be different from that of a black coated Persian. The right shampoo will help bring out the color and a great option in this regard is to utilize Oatmeal Almond cat shampoo.

Your Persian cat could also develop mats in his hair and it is when you should take special care of him. Proper Persian cat grooming in this regard requires bathing the Persian: not cutting the matted hair – and, certainly not with a sharp tool – and, it is advisable to rip the matted hair into tiny knots and then try to comb the knots out of the coat with the help of powder than to use scissors to get rid of the matted hair.

It’s also important that you make sure choosing the most suitable cat grooming brush because only a properly chosen brush will help reduce knotted and matted hair. Occasionally, the mats in your Persian’s hair can end up being especially hard to get rid of; in case it happens to your Persian cat, you will then need to get professional assistance with the best veterinary medical equipment such as phase contrast microscope to solve your Persian cat hair matting problems; or, you can easily get rid of the knots by cutting the pet’s hair off.
By John Cardell
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