Breed Name : Persian Cat Other Name : Persian Longhair, Iranian Cat, Shirazi Cat Origin : Iran Lifespan: 10 to 17 years (in captivity) Breed Overview
Persians, with their luxurious coats and open pansy-like faces are the number one breed in popularity
Persian Cat is a long haired cat with roundish face and short muzzle
Persian cats can go outside, but they are best kept as indoor cats
Persian cats have a very loyal following of people who love them as pets. They have many of the good qualities of cats such as being easy to take care of and cleanliness. They are also very social and friendly
Persians are sweet, gentle cats that can be playful or quiet and laid back. They are great with families and children.
Persians are affectionate but discriminating. They reserve their attention for family members and those few guests whom they feel they can trust
Temperature Tolerance Cats can overheat in hot weather. A Persian or a Himilayan cat has more trouble in hot weather due to their flat faces as much as their fur, much like Bulldogs and Pugs
Good Luck Omen about Cats Those little cat figurines with the raised paws are meant to draw good luck, wealth and prosperity to their owners. Often they are white, but Lucky Cats also come in black. A black Lucky Cat not only brings luck but also frightens away demons, evil energy, and stalkers
Bad Omen about Cats Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death
Color Vision — It's a common misconception that cats can't see any colors, only shades of gray. Humans are known as trichromats, meaning they have three kinds of cones that allow them to see red, green, and blue. A cat's vision is similar to a human who is color blind
The first documented ancestors of the Persian were imported into Italy from Iran (historically known as Persia in the west) around 1620
The Persian cats were grey coated while those from Angora were white. Descendants of these longhaired cats eventually reached Britain in the 19th century. These early Persian cats were quite different from the cats that win shows today: their faces were longer, their ears larger and they had a rangier shape. Over the years selective breeding has produced the stocky body and flat faced appearance that is familiar today.
The coat is not just long; it has a very thick undercoat which requires a huge commitment in terms of owner grooming – the cat cannot keep this matt-free on its own
Temperament Loud environments aren’t a Persian’s style; they are sedate cats who prefer a serene home where little changes from day to day Length: 14 to 18 inches, not including tail Weight : 7-12 lbs Coat Colors
Persian comes in seven solid color divisions—white, blue, black, red, cream, chocolate and lilac.
The Silver and Golden Division consists of chinchilla and shaded silvers and goldens
The Shaded and Smoke Division includes the shell and shaded cameos which have red tipping with a white undercoat
The Tabbies are the extroverts of the Persian breed. They come in three patterns: classic, mackerel and patched tabby
The Parti-Color Division consists of the tortoiseshell, blue-cream, chocolate tortoiseshell and lilac-cream
The Calico & Bi-Color Division consists of calicos, bi-colors, smoke and whites and tabby and whites
The Himalayan is one of the most popular of all Persians. The Himalayan is shown in the following point colors: chocolate, seal, lilac, blue, red, cream tortie, blue-cream, chocolate-tortie, lilac-cream, seal lynx, blue lynx, red lynx, cream lynx, tortie lynx, blue-cream lynx, chocolate lynx, lilac lynx, chocolate-tortie lynx and lilac-cream lynx
Eye Colors In the Solid Division, only the pristine whites come in three different eye colors. Some have brilliant copper or deep blue eyes, others the surprising combination of one blue and one copper eye of equal intensity. The other solid colors have brilliant copper eye
Litter Size : 4 Price : USD $500 - $1200 for purebred Persian Cat Popularity Persian Cat is at #1 as friendliest and most popular cat breed. Others in the sequence are: #2Exotic Shorthair, #3 – Abyssinian, #4 – Burmese, #5 - Maine Coon, #6 – Ragdoll,#7 - Sphynx
Daily Feed Requirements
Many people think that cats need milk. But they don't. NO you cannot cats are lactose intolerant and it will give kitty an upset stomach and the runs. Cats only need water to drink. If you wanna give them milk, buy lactose free milk only
Feeding Times From age six months to maturity, feed two times a day." Once the cat becomes an adult, at about one year, feeding once or twice a day is appropriate
It is recommend that diet plan of Persian cat should include roughly 80% wet or moist food and 20% dry food
Alternatively you can try “Premium Daily Diet for Cats” made through the ‘Secret Recipe’ of Nadia Pets Cross. It also contains essential dietary requirements, minerals, vitamins, preventive medicines and a branded breeding formula to enhance fertility in your Cat.
What Foods Are Poisonous To Cats?
Make sure that the Persian cats Should not eat following or could make them sick:
Alcohol- even a very small amount can make a cat very sick.
Dairy products- Adult cats are lactose intolerant which means that they cannot digest lactose which is present in milk and dairy products.
Raw meat & fish
Grapes & raisins
Onions & garlic
Another common household item that can be toxic to cats and dogs is Antifreeze. Even small amounts can be lethal and the symptoms such as; Vomiting, dizzy or drunken appearance
Persian Cat Diseases, Diagnostic, and Treatment
Of all the skin problems found commonly in your Persian, some may be harmful and some not, but any skin lump, bump, or irritation on your cat is cause enough for concern
Persians have hereditary health issues that can be a concern. They include polycystic kidney disease (PKD), progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), bladder stones, cystitis (bladder infections), and liver shunts
Persians are prone to a number of other health problems, most commonly related to their facial structure:
Breathing difficulty or noisy breathing caused by constricted nostrils
Dental malocclusions, meaning the teeth don’t mesh well together
Excessive tearing, so wipe the corners of the eyes clean daily to prevent under-eye stains from forming
Eye conditions such as cherry eye and entropion
Polycystic kidney disease, for which a genetic test is available
Predisposition to ringworm, a fungal infection
Seborrhea oleosa, a skin condition that causes itchiness, redness and hair loss
Vaccination Schedule - Cat
Kittens are vaccinated once every three to four weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age or older. However, to avoid over-vaccination, most veterinarians will recommend starting the vaccine at 8 weeks of age, followed by boosters at 12 weeks and 16 weeks old. Rabies is the other core kitten vaccination
Recommended vaccine for kitten commonly called the “distemper” shot , this combination vaccine protects against three diseases: feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (sometimes called “feline distemper”). Rabies