Tips & Tricks
Persian and Himalayan cats need some special loving and attention when it comes to grooming. We've created a list to help you...
~ Comb them daily everywhere. We recommend a 6" steel grooming comb.
~ Wipe their eyes daily with a cotton ball or soft tissue.
~ White cats tend to stain a bit around their eyes; especially if they're flatter faced. To help with this, dab a cotton swab with warm water and clean gently around your cat's eyes. For stubborn stains, mix equal parts of corn starch and boric acid powder. Keep in a tupperware type sealed container. Apply the powder mix with a dry makeup brush and let sit for 15 minutes. Then comb out. Be careful not to get the powder in the eyes. There is also a great product called "Eye Envy".
~ The best soap to bathe your kitty in is the original Dawn dish soap. Give them two sudsings and rinse until the water is clear.
~ It is okay to add a bit of chlorine bleach to the bath water to keep your white cats bright.
~ Corn starch is a great way to keep their coats full and fluffy looking and helps to prevent mats.
~ Remember to keep the end of their nails clipped with a pet nail clipper.
Bringing your new kitten home is an exciting adventure for both you and your new arrival! Here's some help to get you started...
~ Basic necessities your new kitten will need...
~ Food & water bowls
~ Kitten food (We use Hills Science Diet for Kittens dry food).
~ A litter box with fresh litter
~ A litter scooper
~ Cat toys and a scratching post.
~ Grooming essentials should include a steel grooming comb, a flea comb to clean the eyes and face (not necessarily for fleas), and nail clippers.
Many general medications, carriers, cages, etc. can be purchased for less online rather than from your vet or retail store. Some great sites are...
~ Drs. Foster & Smith