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...
~ Brush them daily everywhere. We recommend a wire brush for long hair cats.
~ 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.
~ 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 (IAMS, Purina Kitten Chow, Science Diet, etc.)
~ A litter box with fresh litter
~ A litter scooper
~ Cat toys and a scratching post are nice to have.
~ Grooming essentials should include a brush for long hair cats, 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