Table of contents:
- Features of keeping an extreme type of Persian cat?
- What and how often to feed an extreme type of Persian cat?
- What products and items of care are desirable to buy for the care of an extreme type Persian cat?
- How to care for the coat of an extreme Persian cat?
- How to bathe an extreme type of Persian cat?
- How to care for teeth, ears, eyes and claws of an extreme Persian cat?
- What diseases are most common in extreme type Persian cats?
Video: Extreme Persian Cat: Feeding, Maintenance And Care
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Features of keeping an extreme type of Persian cat?
When purchasing an extreme type of Persian cat, you should always consider the cost of its maintenance. This should include the cost of purchasing products and care items (combs, sprays, shampoo, nail clipper, etc.), maintenance items (tray, bowls, toys, scratching posts, etc.), feed, filler, carrying and veterinary costs. These are just basic expenses. Owners of high class Persians should be aware of the additional costs involved in exhibiting and breeding.
Persian cats of the extreme type depend on people in everything. They need constant care and attention. And these are not empty words: they need daily care, and lack of attention plunges them into depression. Cats of this breed are exclusively domestic animals, they have a weak immune system and the skills of "street life" are completely absent, so no harness or walks (at least with their paws on the ground). The street can be a serious danger to the Persians.
Extreme Persians live well in small apartments. They are friendly in dealing with other animals, moderately active and very sociable.
The first time you should keep the kitten in the same room. It, like the whole house, must be well prepared: remove small, dangerous, valuable, fragile objects, fix wires, secure windows, raise indoor plants to an unattainable height, and so on. In advance, it is necessary to check with the breeder the type of tray and filler, the brand of feed and purchase similar ones. It is recommended to buy new food in small packaging, as it may not appeal to your pet. It is better to choose ceramic bowls of the appropriate size. The tray should be purchased immediately in adult size, as well as the carrier. It is advisable to prepare (or already buy a ready-made) first aid kit with essential drugs, syringes, bandages, cotton wool and other medical supplies that will help you quickly react if something happens to the Persian. A list of drugs can be obtained from the breeder or ask your veterinarian.
Don't forget about toys. A variety of leisure activities with toys bought or made for the Persian can help avoid boredom, obesity and destructive behavior. For the first time, it is enough to purchase two or three toys. As Persian cats age, the playfulness declines and toys should be more attractive, perhaps even thinking about toys soaked in catnip.
It is imperative to install a scratching post in the house and accustom the extremal to it, if the breeder has not taken care of this. The ideal scratching post for the Persians is a columnar one with shelves and a house. The pet will definitely appreciate the house, but if it is not there, he will not be upset and will find a refuge on the master's furniture.
Another important condition for the proper maintenance of Persian cats of an extreme type is a balanced diet, a timely visit to a veterinarian and maintaining an optimal air temperature, since Persians of an extreme type often have breathing disorders and shortness of breath.
What and how often to feed an extreme type of Persian cat?
A balanced diet can only be provided by dry or wet super premium industrial feed. Some manufacturers even make special food for Persian cats. They contain all the substances necessary for a full life of cats, vitamins, trace elements in their daily requirement. Mixed and natural feeding cannot provide a balanced diet. However, these types of feeding also have their supporters.
When feeding with natural products, it is necessary to exclude fatty, sweet, salty, spicy foods, potatoes, fish, tubular bones, potatoes.
Persian cats of an extreme type are prone to overeating, so it is recommended to feed them according to the schedule (no more than 3 times a day for an adult cat and no more than 5 times for kittens), and not eaten food is put into the refrigerator.
What products and items of care are desirable to buy for the care of an extreme type Persian cat?
To care for an extreme Persian cat you will need:
- a rare metal comb with safe teeth, - a metal brush with an antistatic coating, - scissors, - a nail clipper or guillotine tweezers, - a conditioner spray, - a protein spray, - shampoo for cats, - grooming powder, - large bath towels, - hair dryer, - dishwashing detergent (to degrease wool before bathing), - soft cloth with a low nap, paper and gauze napkins, cotton wool, cotton swabs with stops (for newborns).
To prepare for the exhibition, there are additional products and care items.
How to care for the coat of an extreme Persian cat?
The coat of extreme Persian cats requires careful grooming. Thin hairs constantly fall off and in case of severe neglect, the mats can only be cut with scissors, so regular hair care is the key to the beauty of the pet. The coat should be brushed 2-5 times a week.
The owners will have to determine the frequency of procedures on their own, based on the individual characteristics of the Persian. For combing extreme sports, they usually use a rare comb (preferably with rotating teeth) and a massage brush (metal with an antistatic coating and safe teeth). It is not recommended to use a slicker, as the hair of the undercoat of the Persians is easily pulled out, but difficult to recover. It is undesirable to comb the tail for a similar reason. Excessive diligence in brushing will deprive the cat of such dignity as fluffiness. Finish tidying up with a conditioner spray, and use a protein spray about once a week.
How to bathe an extreme type of Persian cat?
It is recommended to wash the Persian cat of an extreme type together. Before bathing, it is necessary to comb the animal, plug the ears with cotton wool and drip drops into the eyes, in case shampoo gets into them. All accessories must be ready in advance so as not to delay the procedure. It is advisable to spread a towel or something similar at the bottom of the bathing tank so that the Persian's paws do not slip. Degrease the wool with dishwashing detergent before soaping. Then lather the extremal with cat shampoo several times and rinse.
The last rinse should be very thorough, so that the shampoo that is not washed off later does not lead to the formation of tangles. After that, dry the coat well with a towel and hair dryer. During drying, the wool must be brushed immediately with a metal brush. When the coat becomes barely damp, it is recommended to treat it with grooming powder.
How to care for teeth, ears, eyes and claws of an extreme Persian cat?
Diseases of the teeth often entail concomitant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, so they need to be closely monitored. Ideally, extreme Persian cats should have their teeth brushed at least once a week. Prophylaxis in the form of dry food or special treats do not always help to preserve the whiteness of the teeth and protect against diseases. You can brush your teeth yourself, or go to a veterinarian or a beauty salon for cats. The salon also performs teeth whitening for cats before the show.
It is enough to clean the ears once a month and before the show. To do this, it is advisable to purchase an ear cleaner (it is sold in all pet stores), or use ordinary vegetable oil or vaseline oil. A piece of cotton wool wrapped around a match, or a cotton swab must be moistened with a cleaner and squeezed well. The liquid should not drain even when you press the cotton wool. Then, gently holding the tip of the ear, remove plaque and dirt in the visible part. For deep cleaning, you can use other drops with the same name - drops for deep cleaning of the ears. Do not scrub hard on the skin of your ear. This will only harm the cat and give her a negative impression of the procedure. Many breeders recommend trimming the ear brushes with regular scissors for aesthetic reasons.
Persian cats of the extreme type always have discharge in the lacrimal ducts, which must be removed every day with a damp cloth. Don't forget to wipe your eyelids too. For eye care, only a paper towel or a highly absorbent, lint-free, soft cloth is suitable. The fibers of cotton wool easily scratch the mucous membrane of the cat's eyes, causing even more profuse tearing. If the Persian has no discharge, you should see your veterinarian. If the discharge is too heavy (even for Persian cats), you can use tetracycline eye ointment. If within a week the use of the ointment has not yielded results, you must show the cat to the veterinarian.
It is advisable to cut claws for Persians of any class. Because of the long claws, cats are often injured, sometimes the result is the removal of the claw. In addition, they constantly cling to clothes, furniture and other objects, can injure owners and other animals.
To shorten the claws, you need to use claws (if possible with a limiting plate). They must be well sharpened, otherwise they will break the claw, causing pain to the cat. Only the tip (1-2 mm) is shaved off and, as it were, parallel to the body. You should be careful and cut off only the transparent part of the claw so as not to injure the animal. Always remember that it is better to cut off a little than a lot. In case of injury, you should have a styptic (cornstarch, powdered styptic, edible gelatin) and cotton wool on hand.
What diseases are most common in extreme type Persian cats?
Due to the overzealousness of breeders, Persian cats, especially of the extreme type, get sick much more often than other cat breeds, and they are more likely to have poor coat structure. The last disadvantage of the extreme Persians is more noticeable than that of the classics, since they have a shorter coat. Hypertype extremals more often than open type extremals have problems with incomplete opening of the eyes.
Also, many cats of this breed are born with a defect in the jaw (overshot, skewed), deformity of the nose, including the nose and nasal septum. All Persians of the extreme type suffer from shortness of breath (especially hypertype) and increased lacrimation.
Representatives of this breed are prone to overeating, colds, diseases of the teeth, eyes and cardiovascular diseases.
The scourge of this breed is kidney disease. They are the leading cause of death in Persian cats.
Authors: wolchonokW7, Gurieva S.
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