- Groom your Persian's coat daily or at least every other day. Breeders recommend using a natural bristle brush (soft) and/or a comb. Avoid nylon combs because they generate static electricity. If you discover a knot, simply tease it apart with your fingers then brush/comb it. If you need to cut it out, first slide a comb underneath the knot to separate the knot from the skin. Using round-tipped scissors, cut the hair sitting on top of the comb.
- Wipe tearing eyes with a damp washcloth (no soap) once in the morning and once in the evening. For problems with staining around the eyes, consult your vet before using any cleansers or solutions.
- Be sure to check the skin regularly for cuts, abrasions, or parasites.
- Bathe your Persian regularly- once or twice a month. Fill a basin/tub with lukewarm water. Using cat shampoo, work up a lather all over the fur. Be careful around the eyes and ears. Rinse thoroughly and towel dry. Be sure to run a comb through the coat to prevent matting. Let the cat dry in a warm environment- some people even blow dry their cats.
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