Persian Cat & Kitten Information
Persian kitten and cat information is very plentiful due to the internet and other forms of social media. Persian cats are one of the most popular and easily recognizable breeds in the world. Information about the Persian is everywhere on the internet, many books have been devoted to the Persian cat, and many of today's Persian breeders and cat lovers have web sites about their Persians. Below is a very short overview of the Persian. Links to more comprehensive sources are shown at the bottom of this section, including some of our favorite books about Persians.
Persian cats have beautiful, long flowing coats, with a short compact, well-balanced, heavily boned body and short, thick legs. They have large, round, expressive eyes set wide apart, and a broad round head with small ears.
Persians are known for their gentle, sweet and laid back personalities. They are generally quiet and calm, which isn't to suggest that they do not like to play. In my opinion, Persian cats should never be allowed outdoors.
Persian cats do require regular grooming and bathing to keep their coats clean and un-matted. A daily brushing is recommended making sure to check for mats behind the ears and under the arms. Persian cats also may require that you wipe their eyes on a daily basis with a warm wash cloth.
We have found Persians to be very affectionate and loving, and they get along well with other cats and our dogs. Persian cats like nothing better than to cuddle up and sleep next to you if you happen to sit down, and they make excellent bed buddies!
Books from Amazon.com
The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management
by Susan Little, DVM
Comprehensive in scope and exclusively devoted to feline medical care, Dr. Susan Little's The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management is an essential resource for anyone who provides complete, state-of-the-art care to cats. This is a must have book on cat care and managing your cat's health.
Why Declaw a Cat?: Reasons Problems Alternatives
by LNR Ekonen
"Why Declaw a Cat?" was written over a period of 10 months and it includes research information in the area of veterinary medicine conducted by veterinary schools, veterinarians treating declawed cats, organizations such as The Paw Project, articles by animal behaviorists, and more. I believe this book will give the reader a more thorough understanding on the subject of declawing - from the anatomy of the cat paw to post-operative outcomes - so that someone that is thinking about subjecting their pet to this procedure may fully understand what this surgery entails and how it can impact the life of the pet and of the owner.
This book discusses, in a respectful but factual manner, practically everything you may need to know about declawing.
The Longhaired Cat: An Owners Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
by Anna Sadler
Long-time successful show enthusiast and breeder of Persian cats.
The Persian Cat (A vet's guide on how to care for your Persian cat)
by Dr. Gordon Roberts, DVM
With their long, lush fur, their gentle character and their origins in the fabled caravan cities of Central Asia, Persians are amongst the most appealing of all cats – and this book is the essential guide to everything you could ever need to know about their health, behaviour, wellbeing and more. Written by experienced vet and cat expert Gordon Roberts, you'll learn about the history and character of the species, and get vital insights into all the challenges a cat-owner might face. With chapters dedicated to each of the common diseases that affect Persians, and clear-eyed professional insights into the issues of neutering and vaccination, the book cuts through old wives' tales and tells you everything you need to know about feline health.
When Your Pet Outlives You: Protecting Animal Companions after You Die
by David Congalton, Charlotte Alexander
Check out our Supply List for recommendations on toys, grooming supplies, litter, etc.
Information and Breed Show Standards
- CFA Persian Breed Information* - Cat Fanciers Association (CFA)
- CFA Persian Breed Standard in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf)*
- TICA Persian Breed Standard (pdf format)*
- ACFA Persian Breed Standard*
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