Persian Kitten Information/Care
When bringing your new kitten home I recommend confining the kitten in a small area (bathroom) with litter box, kibble, & water so they are able to get used to their new area and not have any accidents. Take the kitty out to play when you can supervise them, but let them have an area where they can feel safe and un-threatened. In a few days you can give the kitten more freedom to explore. Please baby/kitten proof your house... toxic plants, blinds with strings or electrical cords, never leave the dryer door open, shut the toilet seat lid, rodent poison etc.
Make sure to socialize your kitty, hold them often and carry them around to create a bond.
Your kitten has been fed Blue buffalo Kitten food, wet and dry. I will send a back home with your kitten to get them off to a good start, if you wish to change their food please mix this food in with the new food for at least a week to avoid diarrhea or upset stomach.
We leave the dry food down all day for free feeding. I offer wet food twice a day.
Please provide fresh water at all times.
Please use ceramic or stainless steel bowls or plates, I do not recommend plastic as it can cause mouth ulcers and allergies.
I use country cat clay clumping litter (I buy it at north 40 our feed store)
I have found a lot of litters will track it around your house, I like this stuff!
I also use pine pellets in my home as a litter, you can find more info on YouTube for this method or feel free to ask me!
I recommend cleaning the litter box daily or at least every other day. Rule of thumb is 2 litter boxes per cat, you may be fine with just one but it’s nice for them to have options especially on multi story homes.
I occasionally bathe kittens, if you plan to want to be able to give your cats baths I recommend start as a kitten and doing so at least once or twice a month.
I use blue dawn dish soap as a de-greaser then I rinse and use pantene 2 &1
I also recommend using baby soap or Castile soap. Make sure to rinse well and dry so they don’t get cold. Do not brush the hair when wet! Brush prior to the bath and after they are completely dry.
For eyes I use a warm wash cloth and I also use eye envy (they have tear stain remover kits on their website)
Brush your cat as much as possible
Get them used to it as a kitten so it can be an enjoyable thing for them as they get older. I recommend using a comb for their body and a flea comb for their eye area and face (watch the whiskers)
I can show you which ones to get!
If you get a mat be careful and NEVER use scissors on a cat!
Cats skin is very thin!
Some people like to give their cat a lions cat, find a groomer that is experienced with cats!! I keep their bums shaved so poop doesn’t get stuck there. Trim kitty’s nails, just press their paw pads and clips the tips, don’t clip the pink part! Ouch!
We do not believe in declawing. If you keep your kittens nails clipped every 6 weeks and show them the scratching post, they will not use your furniture. I use a squirt bottle and make a noise which they associate with a squirt bottle and they know not to scratch.
I don’t recommend introducing your new kitten to other animals until they have at least two rounds of vaccinations.
I don’t recommend taking you kitten outside, unless they are contained... and fully vaccinated.
In our contract it is stipulated that you must initiate your Persian kitten care by taking kitty to the vet within 72 hours of having him. If you have any health issues with your kitten, and wish to contact us, we will share with you our experience and recommendations on certain issues. Having a vet that you like and trust is very important, having one experienced with the breed is even better! Talk to your vet about short nose breeds and anesthesia!
Please stick to the vaccination protocol.
Your kitten will be sent home with age appropriate vaccinations and deworming! You will need to maintain this schedule to ensure a healthy, protected cat!
8 week (shot will be given prior to going home)
12 week (follow up)
16 week (follow up)
By six months of age you must neuter or spay your pet, send proof to the breeder, to fulfill contract agreement, unless stated otherwise.
Please enjoy this journey and reach out if you have any questions!