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Things To Know When You Bring Home A Persian Kitten

by Leslie Gibson

White Persian kittens are known as some of the most beautiful, regal members of the feline family. Bringing one home can feel like a real blessing. In many ways, white Persian kittens are just like any other kitten. They play, they snuggle, and they explore their world. However, there are some unique qualities that come along with the breed, and there are a few things that are good to know as you raise your Persian kitten and watch them grow into a cat.

Persian cats need daily brushing.

Their long, sleek coats are prone to tangles and mats. You will need to brush your cat daily to prevent such matting, and it is best to get them used to this brushing as a kitten. Sometimes your kitten may not want to sit still long enough for you to brush their entire coat fully, and that's okay. What's important is that you start brushing them early, even if it's just a little at a time, so that the brush becomes something they are used to and enjoy.

Persian cats should eat from wide bowls.

It's a good idea to give all cats at least some wet food. This is even more important in Persians since they can be prone to kidney problems, which may be exacerbated by a lack of moisture in the diet. However, because they have so much hair on their face, wet food can get stuck in their hair if they are fed from a narrow bowl that lets their hair rub on any food on the sides of the bowl. So, invest in a wide, flat bowl for your Persian kitten, and be ready to size the bowl up as they grow.

Ask your vet for dietary recommendations.

As mentioned above, Persian cats are more prone to kidney problems than other breeds. They are also at an increased risk for kidney stones, bladder stones, and bladder infections. These conditions can be minimized with the right diet. So, talk to your vet about the best food to feed your Persian kitten. Then, as your kitten grows older, check in with the vet again and ask them to recommend an adult cat food.

Persian kittens make lovely pets, both when they are young and as they grow older. However, you do need to take their long coat and urinary tract needs into account as you care for them and feed them.

For more information about white solid Persian kittens, contact a local breeder.