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I often get the question about how to take care of a long-haired cat. In the last 25 years I’ve been taking care of several Persian cats, so I’ll tell you what I’ve learned.
When you get a long haired kitten, you must immediately start the daily grooming sessions. This way it becomes part of their routine, and they are used to it, and they will like it. It should be a fun thing you do every day with your cat, just like cleaning their eyes. I see it as quality time.
Make sure you’re in a good mood and have enough time, so your cat will feel at ease. Every cat has different fur, so not every long-haired cat will have entangled knotted fur. If you do a daily brush session the chances of getting nots will be much slimmer.
I start off with a small comb. I use it around the delicate parts of his face like the eyes, nose mouth and ears. For the rest of his body, I use the bigger brush. What type of brush is your own preference.
Brushing can be done from head to toe but be sure to strike the other way as well, this insures you getting all loose hairs. If you do it gently, they won’t mind.
Take special care around the armpits, hind legs and behind the ears, because those eareas tend to knot easily.
When your done, reward him with a treat and give him lots of kisses!
If you have any questions or ideas, please leave a comment.
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