Regular, daily brushing is necessary to maintain a matt free coat. Brushing once a week or a couple times a month is not sufficient. Occasional shaving by a professional groomer into a bear or lion cut is a good option to maintain their coat. Cats are sensitive animals. It’s best if you can find a groomer that can come to you, is mobile or has grooming days that are for cats only.
If you let your Persian go outside you will need to spend even more time keeping her clean. You must be prepared to invest the time into grooming or regularly pay a groomer to keep your cat clean and matt free.
You are what you eat. This is the same for our pets. Feeding your cat a high quality species appropriate diet will have positive effects on their cat’s coat. You do not want to have diarrhea or litter sticking to your cat’s longhair.
I feed my cats a home-prepared raw meat diet. This is the most nutritional and moisture rich diet they are biologically designed to eat.
Results of high quality diet:
– Shiny coat
– Decreased to no hairballs
– Poop is smaller, drier, and very low odor
– Long-term health benefits
– A healthy fit cat will be better at self-grooming than an obese cat