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 hydrogen peroxide and clean gently around your cat's eyes. Be careful not to get the solution into the eyes. There is also a great product called "Eye Envy". Just be careful not to get the powder into the eyes. My favorite is to mix equal parts of Boric Acid powder with cornstarch. Apply dry mix with a stiff makeup brush to stained area. (Be careful not to get it in the nose or mouth.) Let the powder mix sit for 15 minutes then comb out.
~ 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), a curved mat brush, 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