BABYCAT for ages 1-4 months.
CATS LOVE A CAT TREE! I love it because most hair will end up there instead of elsewhere.
If you have never owned a Persian, I highly recommend Jeanne Ramsdale's book, Persian Cats & Other Longhairs. This book is FULL of information on caring for your new kitten!
Filtered cat fountains will encourage kitty to drink more water. Very important for Persians to get plenty of distilled/filtered clean water daily.
Powderpuff Persians LOVE their window seats! Porsche is doing her photo shoot to show you how much.
Matt to stand on during bath for a non-slip grip
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The following information is a guideline for kitten care and information that may help you with your new kitten.
When you receive your kitten, he/she will be sold with a legal contract stating that you will have the kitten spayed/neutered BEFORE it is 8 months of age. To comply with the contract, you must forward to me by Texting a picture, mail, or email a copy of your receipt from your Veterinarian and I will respond with CFA Registration papers for you to register your kitty. This copy must be received BEFORE kitten is 8 months of age. We take this part of your contract serious. They are less likely to have health issues if they are altered.
We do NOT sell breeding rights!
Your kitten will be up to date on current vaccinations and dewormed. We keep all of our cats and kittens up to date on all vaccinations, deworming, and flea control. Parasite tests are done on a regular basis, as a wellness check. However, Additional vaccinations (depending on the age you take kitty home), may be necessary. You will have one week under contract to take your kitty for a wellness check, from the date of sale. The kitty will need a Rabies vaccination at age recommended by your vet (please do the yearly Rabies shot versus the 3-year shot) and deworm at the same time. After that, a yearly trip to visit the veterinarian for Rabies and booster shots, deworming, and wellness exam will be required by your state laws. Please research vaccinating, especially the Leukemia vaccination and the carcinoma correlation so that you can make an informed decision when vaccinating. Also, I highly recommend micro-chipping because this is a cat that has to be kept indoors. Accidents can happen and doors can come open! Micro-chipping will provide you peace of mind that it would be possible to get kitty back, if the person that found him was honest, and ask the vet to scan the chip.
All of our kittens are fed Royal Canin food starting with the canned baby cat. At 4 months we recommend switching to Royal Canin Kitten Instinctive and after 1 year, feeding the Royal Canin adult canned Persian food. We do not recommend dry cat food! If you must feed dry food, try to do so sparingly. Persians need the moisture in the wet food. On occasion, our cats enjoy a little-canned salmon, baked sweet potatoes, small bites of fish, beef, and liver-when it is "what's for dinner" and that's always healthy for them! A SMALL amount (once or twice a month) of sea salt sprinkled on food is good for them. Also, I highly recommend sprinkling a small amount (according to directions) of taurine(for eyes), lysine for (immunity), omega 3's (from the vet), and a GOOD probiotic (for healthy bowels) all sprinkled lightly, on the wet food DAILY.
My Powderpuff's are spoiled!! I like to freeze chicken broth in ice cube trays to add to their food. This always encourages cats to drink more liquids, as Persians are prone to having kidney problems. That is why you should only buy PKD negative cats. ALL of our adult cats have been tested and are NEGATIVE for PKD. This is an easy genetic test if you want to have it done. Regardless, every little bit helps and I highly recommend a charcoal filtered water fountain, such as Drinkwell or Catit, which also encourages drinking more liquid and they LOVE the moving water! I recommend adding 1 Tablespoon of colloidal silver to the water every 2 weeks when you CHANGE the filter. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CLEAN THE FOUNTAIN EVERY TWO WEEKS THOROUGHLY, as bacteria starts to grow and is dangerous to the kitty. Remember, DO NOT use metal with colloidal silver! Instead, use a PLASTIC measuring spoon!!! The colloidal silver will help to keep the water cleaner and is good for kitty.
We strive to be a natural homeopathic, organic, and grain-free cattery!
Although trips to the vet and trips to the kitty spa for that special lion cut are sometimes necessary, your kitty is stressed by change and travel and doing so subjects them to disease/parasites and airborne illnesses during the visit. Try to keep trips to a minimum by having the groomer at the vet's office groom, after yearly vaccinations and exam. Add Feliway spray to the carriers 20 minutes before travel time to calm. Be sure to have a stay dry pad in the carrier to prevent mess, just in case. Also, if you have more than one cat, take them all to the vet or spa at the same time, so that they all have the same scents from the excursion. After you return home, leave them side-by-side in the carriers for 1 hour and rub a dab of tuna juice on them just before releasing them together. Take my word for it, there is more to this than you might think!! Cats are fickle.
I highly recommend a Litter-Robot if you have the means to do so. The cats love them and WOW does it cut down on the amount of litter!! Amazing how little it uses and the holding tank is huge for multiple cats as well. The Litter-Robot is great and I now use them exclusively in our cattery. We started with the hooded Scoopfree automatic litter box with crystal litter. It was nice and better than the old fashion kind, but is a little messier and not nearly as good at cutting down on odor. These are good if you only have one or two cats, but the litter is expensive. The automatic boxes help prevent kitty from accidentally stepping in it and therefore your home is cleaner. Regardless of the box you chose, the litter mats are worth the investment, as it keeps litter tracking to a minimum. Also, if for some reason the box is too dirty, they will often use the mat versus your carpet. Dirty litter boxes will cause disease, please keep kitty happy! We have tried ALL options and find the automatic litter boxes to be the cleanest and with the least amount of odor, especially with multiple long haired cats. Your kitten will be litter trained when it leaves our cattery.
When you get your kitten home, I recommend you put him in a small room with his familiar blanket and his litter box. Offer food and water as far from the litter box as possible! He will come out gradually to explore. GIVE HIM TIME!! Introduce him to your home slowly, especially if you have other pets! If you change types of food, do so GRADUALLY over two weeks, by mixing the two foods together. Often they will experience soft stools when changing the diet or when they are under stress. That is normal.
ALWAYS COMB ALL MATS AND TANGLES FROM THE KITTY BEFORE BATHING and THINNING SHEARS work much better than scissors! I start your baby young when it comes to hygiene. Your kitty will be given a weekly bath and is already used to daily combing and face cleaning to help him learn that it's a routine that has to be done every day. This will be a quick 2 minutes of your time once you get in the routine. Remember, always STAY CALM if kitty gets scared or nervous and talk to him/her while you are inspecting and grooming.
Routine daily hygiene includes: wiping the eyes with water soaked cotton rounds, remove hair mats that can cause skin infections, check for a dirty bottom/feet, and I like to wrap them in a towel while I am working with them. Seems to comfort them and they can't wiggle away from me as easy. Just like swaddling a baby. If you groom him consistently he may learn to enjoy it and depend on you for it!
A minimum of 2 baths per month is necessary to keep him accustomed to being cleaned. You should be able to handle giving your kitty a bath if you start young. Put cotton in the ears to prevent water entering which can cause infection and AFTER bath, add ONE drop of ear cleaning solution (from the vet) to help dry out the ear. Drop some on a cotton round and wipe the inside of the ear to clean. Absolutely no running water over the face!! That is what wash cloths are for. One drop of water inhaled can cause pneumonia.
Daily combing and eye cleaning are a necessity to prevent tangles, mats, and infections. Bausch and Lomb has a contact solution cleaner that has boric acid in it. Some vets will recommend using this to clean the eyes. Put some on a cotton round and gently wipe the eyes clean.
Dawn dishwashing liquid is great for the first shampoo, followed by a bright white (if your cat is white) or a calming shampoo. I like to use conditioner on mine, but their hair is not as fluffy when I do. I like to spray Feliway on their towel and offer catnip and treats to calm before and after their bath. Most of my cats enjoy their bath, provided I talk to them and comfort them with praises. I'm also extremely careful with the water temperature and use a rubber mat for them to stand on in the sink. The mat gives them a sense of security to prevent slipping. Make sure to get kitten COMPLETELY DRY and that the blow dryer doesn't get too hot on the skin. Kitty has very thin skin and can't take having the heat too high or his hair pulled on. Lastly, Be sure to use your nail file and dull the nails.
ALWAYS COMB ALL MATS AND TANGLES FROM THE CAT BEFORE BATHING and THINNING SHEARS work much better than scissors!
Most of the cats love to be combed in short grooming sessions. It is VERY important to be EASY when combing!! Cats have thin delicate skin. I try to comb ours when they are ready to snuggle, or just after waking up. They love to be combed slowly with lots of petting and praises for being good. A couple of hairball or lysine treats afterward is always a good reward! A lion's shave/cut is cute if you need a break from combing. I always have a long tooth metal comb, thinning shears, and organic pet wipes nearby.
I will not say they love bath time, but they tolerate it well and MOST of them tend to really like it! A couple of our cats actually enjoy it!!! I give my cats a bath twice a month, but a minimum of once per month is required. After bathing, towel dry your baby (2 towels) and then blow dry your kitty on a low setting until he/she is completely dry, taking special precautions not to let the dryer get too hot. I like to allow them to hide their face and start drying the tail end first. After I have them looking fabulous, I love for my cats to smell beautiful and always add a light spritz of perfume behind the ears and some leave-in conditioner sprayed on the hair, such as Ospro Organic protein leave-in. They will depend on you to keep them looking and smelling like Royalty!
Persians absolutely MUST be kept indoors! However, they really enjoy sitting in their window seats and cat tree while they stare outside at the birds in the trees. We allow all our cats the pleasure of sitting in the windows. Our black cat is not coal black as a result, but she loves the sunshine and I cannot deny her of that! A cat tree is a MUST HAVE and your kitty will spend hours lounging on it! We try to plant trees and bushes outside our windows and hang bird feeders to attract the birds, so they can enjoy looking at them.
We are very careful about the types of houseplants that we have. Houseplants, such as Lilies, can be poisonous to cats or cause allergies. Research the things cats are highly allergic to so that you are familiar and can cat proof your home before kitty gets there! We try to do everything to assure that our cats will be with us for as long as possible!
Toys and exercise are always important for your kitty. Chasing the laser light is a big hit in our home, along with feathers, golf tees, and the cat fishing pole. If you play with a laser and you see the kitty panting, it's probably playing too hard and must be allowed to rest! One of our cats loves the little mice and will actually play fetch with it! The more they play, the less they stress!! Stress equals bad habits and bad health. Toys are a stress reliever for cats!!! The more you play, the better they feel!!
We try to keep our cats socialized by encouraging people to enjoy them with us. Cats are proven to be good for your health. I have read that they reduce stress, lower blood pressure, decrease chances of stroke, lower allergies when introduced to children at an early age, reduce anxiety, and overall improve human health! Persians are affectionate and love their people. They follow you around the house and love to sleep with you!