Persian Cats

Persian cats are considered to be rather old breed. These longhaired elegant cats originated in the in
Mesopotamia, later known as Persia and the current modern Iran. The cat’s long hair attracts most
people, mainly the 17th-century Italian nobleman and a great traveler called Pietro Della Valle loved
these cats so much that he brought the first longhaired cats to Europe dating back in 1620s.

The cats that were popular at that time had shiny, silky gray fur, but due to hard work and selective
breeding Persians achieved multicolor and even bi-color cats, so that the choice is not limited to one
color only. Selective breeding has amazing effects and due to this the cats have their present-day
appearance. As a result of selective breeding these cats have a round head, short face, snub nose,
chubby cheeks, small, rounded ears, big eyes, and a sturdy body. Fur was longer, legs were shorter.

These cats were first imported in the United States in the late 19th century. As for their nature,
these dignified and docile Persian cats quiet and sweet. They are real ornaments to every home they
appear and prefer to sit in a lap, their favorite cozy place. How will you take care of these sweet
animals? This is a rather important issue so that your little cute cat feels pleased and satisfied with
her owner.

It is essential to understand that caring for a Persian cat is really necessary and the cat needs daily
grooming. The long and nice coat will not stay clean without a care. That is why it needs to be
gently, still detailed combed and brushed on a daily basis and of course regular bathing is required,
at least once a month if not more frequently.

Another very important thing is about their litter box and this is a must. Rubbish can be lodged in
the Persian cat’s paws or maybe coat. Both the cat and the rubbish box should be kept scrupulously
clean, or else the Persian cat will never use the box again.

Persian cats have excessive tearing issue that can be a problem as well and you need to wipe the
corners of the eyes with meticulous attention and clean them on a daily basis in order to prevent
under-eye stains from forming. Also, frequently brushing the teeth will help you avoid  periodontal
disease that might occur. Daily hygiene is the best option, however, if you do not have much free
time, you can do these activities on a weekly basis instead of daily.
You better keep the Persian cat as an indoor-only cat. This means you will protect her and shorten
the risks that she might be attacked outdoors and will not be able to do a self-defense since she is
not an excellent scrapper, thus will act poorly against other cats, dogs or other dangers facing cats
who go outdoors.

At the same time, the Persian cat’s coat is not made for shedding dirt, leaves and stickers. In case
you let the Persian cat outdoors, in the garden, you will spend much more time grooming and taking
care of her. Persian cats that go outdoors can be stolen as there will be many people eyeing on her
from a long distance. Getting this wonderful cat out of charge without any money spent would be a
gift for them.

These cats are an amazing addition to houses where there are kids or toddlers. They are harmless
and a source of fun and entertainment. They will be your kids’ vital toy they can play with, have fun,
rub along and pat.