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The steps of raising and caring for persian cats

Hussien Shrief Mohammed

How to raise persian cats

The Persian cat or the shirazi cats is one of the world-famous types of cats, due to its attractive shape, as its face resembles a doll with wide colored eyes, a small nose, long and thick fur, and rounded cheeks. Hand volume, color and density of hair.

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persian cat

The black Shirazi cat is characterized by the color of its black fur and colorful eyes, while the exotic Shirazi cat has short fur and a flat face, and there is the very small Shirazi cat, which is characterized by its small size, which makes it need great care, and the golden Shirazi cat has distinctive fur with its attractive colors as it combines between white, silver or golden With amazing waves.

Persian cat house

Shirazi cats need a suitable shelter to live in and can grow, and remain healthy away from weather conditions. 

Among the characteristics and conditions that must be met in the home of the Persian cat are the following:

  • It is preferable that the size of the house does not exceed 90 x 60 cm in order to keep it warm.
  • It must be kept above the ground; As if placed on a wooden platform.
  • his floor is spread with straw; Which retains moisture and maintains an appropriate temperature in the house.
  • This house is placed in a safe place away from the movement of cars to avoid harm to the cat.
  • The house is painted in a dark color or any color appropriate to the place where it will be placed, and it is noted that the cat does not accept this house and does not live in it as expected, but within several weeks it will get used to it and live in it.

The possibility of the Persian cat being exposed to harmful insects, weather fluctuations, and fleas is low if the cat's house is inside the house.

The house of the Persian cat needs to be cleaned, get rid of garbage and dirty straw from time to time, and put new straw on the floor and a soft and warm pillow can be placed in order for the cat to lie on it to relax and warm, and lighting can be placed in its house to give it more warmth.

Persian cat food

Cats eat specific types of foods that provide them with the necessary nutrients they need, protect them from diseases and health problems caused by inappropriate food, and help them in the correct growth, especially in the first year of their life, so it is preferable to choose the appropriate foods and nutritional supplements appropriate for their age.

Healthy foods for the adult Persian cat ensure that it obtains fat, protein and carbohydrates in correct and balanced proportions. It can be fed grains made from red meat, vegetables and fruits, as well as foods rich in chicken fat, chicken meat, salmon, and all types of meat that provide it with amino acids and omega 3.

 Persian cat breeders sometimes want to feed the cat from home, but it is not suitable for all types of foods, as it can eat pumpkin, red meat of all kinds, corn, sweet potatoes, and white rice, and it can be poisoned if it eats chocolate, onions, garlic, and raw eggs, Milk products, and alcohol.

Persian cat health and vaccinations

Vaccines are an important element in the stage of breeding Persian cats because they maintain their health and protect them from deadly and dangerous diseases, and these vaccinations are essential to protect them from tuberculosis, feline herpes, rabies, and calcivin virus, and there are non-essential vaccinations given to the cat according to its living environment and what experienced during her lifetime.

The steps of raising and caring for persian cats
The persian cat

The persian cat is given the first vaccination when it is 6-8 weeks old, and it continues to receive the vaccine every 3-4 weeks regularly until it is 16 weeks old. It is preferable to keep the cat isolated at home before receiving vaccinations to avoid getting sick.

The Persian cat is exposed to some diseases, the most important of which is rabies and some other diseases transmitted through saliva, when it approaches another animal or goes outside the house, so it must stay at home in order to preserve its health, and in the event of any abnormal symptoms on the cat, it must be presented to the doctor The vet who will examine her and take the necessary action.

Caring for the external appearance of the Persian cats

Keeping a beautiful Persian cat needs great care and care by keeping it clean, bathing it on specific dates, cleaning its fur, eyes, ears, and teeth on an ongoing basis, and keeping track of its health to protect it from the inside as well. Here are tips for taking care of Persian cats.

Caring for the hair of the Shirazi cats

The fur of the Shirazi cat needs care to stay in the best condition, and the following steps can be followed in this regard:

  • Brushing the cat's hair constantly, starting from its young age, using a soft dedicated brush, preferably before eating a meal to connect the two events and enjoy while cleaning its fur.
  • Use a narrow-toothed metal comb to smooth the hair, and a wide-toothed comb to detangle the hair from the roots to the ends of the hair.
  • Divide the hair before combing into parts, and then start combing them one by one, starting from the head area and all the way to the tail to clean the cat's loose hair.
  • Repeat these previous steps daily to avoid the formation of knots in the hair, which causes the cat to have skin infections and the formation of a hard crust on its body.
  • Show the cat to the competent person in the event of a fur entanglement problem, which is caused by a decline in health, in order to take the necessary action and avoid skin problems.

Persian cat eye care

Persian cats suffer from some problems that harm their eyes due to the nature of their round face, wide eyes and fur falling on these eyes, and this is what makes them always shed light tears, and the following are tips for taking care of the eyes of a Persian cat:

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shirazi cat

  • Wipe the tears and fluids on the cat's face from her eyes frequently using a paper towel or soft cloth.
  • Wiping the area around the eyes at least once a day, while avoiding wiping the eye area itself to avoid corneal problems such as scratching or ulcers.
  • Dip a piece of cotton in liquid boric acid that is safe for the eyes; To clear the spots formed around the eyes as a result of the oxidation of chemicals in the cat's tears.
  • Soak a piece of cotton in warm water and then wipe the boric acid from the cat's eyes after removing the stain.

Taking care of the cleanliness and bathing of persian cats

The step of bathing a Shirazi cat of all ages is a sensitive matter that requires several controls and rules to be completed successfully without harming the cat, as follows:

  • Heating the water and preparing the bathtub at a temperature between 37-38 degrees, and warm water can be placed in a small plastic bowl as a first experience to give the cat confidence and calm, and not be alarmed when touching the water.
  • Put a little shampoo for the Persian cat on his body, then gently massage his fur.
  • Wash the fur of the shampoo using clean warm water to get rid of the effects of the shampoo, while avoiding the water reaching the cat's face.
  • Apply the appropriate conditioner for the Persian cat on its fur to soften it and prevent it from getting tangled.
  • Wrap the cat with a towel to get rid of excess water from its fur, then wrap it with a new towel to dry completely, preferably rubbing it gently with the towel.
  • Comb the cat's fur, then dry the fur with a soft-sounding hair dryer on a medium heat.
  • Repeat the previous steps every time you bathe the cat, preferably every two or three months.
  • Clean the cat's teeth using the appropriate brush daily, and make sure to clean its fur from the effects of greasy and oily foods with wet wipes for children.

The cat must be shown to a veterinarian for sterilization when it becomes pregnant, and the pregnancy of the Shirazi cat can be confirmed after 3-4 weeks of that, and the Persian cat during pregnancy needs good nutrition and sufficient nutrients to remain strong.

Training persian cats to eliminate the need in a suitable place

The following are clear steps to train the Persian cat to eliminate the need in the place designated for it:

  • Customize a cat litter box and fill it with custom dirt.
  • Show the box on the piece and give it a chance to examine and smell it.
  • Put the cat in this box when she wakes up from sleep or after meals, and when she crouches and behaves strangely.
  • Rewarding her with toys or food after she succeeds in relieving herself in the box, and not reprimanding her or punishing her if she fails to do so, which causes her stress and anxiety and makes the matter more difficult.
  • Dispose of the waste in the bin regularly every day, to keep it smelling clean.
  • Wash the box from time to time and sterilize it with water and white vinegar, avoiding harsh chemicals on the cat.

Training persian cats to know their name

The following are illustrative steps for training a Shirazi cat to know its name:

  • Calling the cat by its name in a quiet place while it is eating, the fragmentation is immediately fed with the approval and joy of doing so.
  • Repeat this step to reinforce communication between the person and the cat.
  • Offer rewards to the cat each time it responds to the call, and change the type of reward such as offering the game, or going for a walk.
  • Keep changing the type of treats and be patient during this process as some cats can be difficult to respond to their name especially if they are old.

Are there any harms to breeding Persian cats?

The harms of breeding Persian cats are related to their health problems, so that Persian cats are dangerous to humans when they are exposed to diseases such as kidney failure, poor breathing, swelling of the tunnel, and inflammation of the eyes, in addition to heart attacks that sometimes cause their death.