Persian cats are a little demanding when it comes to grooming. If you own a Persian kitten or cat you must be willing to do a minimum of brushing 3-5 times a week. This may not sound very demanding, but once you try and tackle their long head of hair you will realise it’s not as simple as it sounds. This is not just so your cat can look perfectly pretty, but to save them getting any pain from matted hair, this can also lead to fur balls. Persians have a tendency to lick away at themselves quite frequently, which can result in them coughing or throwing them back up in small balls (not nice to witness).
Many owners decide to get their Persians completely shaved. However, it is not necessary to shave long haired cats, but can help with hygiene.
So taking your little treasure to a groomers isn’t as easy as it all seems, you firstly have to decide on the style of cut. These include:
Sanitary: Shaving the region surrounding a cat’s genitals.
Teddy Bear: Cutting the hair so it is equally the same length all over.
Lion: The hair is shaved off apart from on the head, feet and tail.
We took our Persian cat Tinkerbell to Sue’s Groom Room in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Sue grooms both cats and dogs, so knows exactly what cut would suit our little fluffball. If you ever have any doubts about what cut to get then seek advice from a vet or a groomer.
This is Tinkerbell’s before shot: