Breed At A Glance: Persian Cat - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Persian Cat

    Persian Cat

    Persian Cat Breed Overview:

    • Lifespan: 10–13 years
    • Size: Medium
    • Maintenance Level: High
    • Coat: Long, thick, comes in over 50 shades and colour combinations

    Best For:

    • Mellow households
    • Owners committed to regular grooming and health care


    • Height: 10–15 inches
    • Weight: 3-6 kilograms
    • Distinctive features: Smooshed-in faces, big eyes


    • Docile and sweet-tempered
    • Intelligent and reserved
    • Bonds deeply with family but wary of strangers

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Daily brushing, regular baths
    • Diet & Nutrition: High-quality diet meeting AAFCO standards, careful monitoring of food intake to prevent obesity
    • Exercise: Enjoy moderate play, generally not overly active
    • Ideal Environment: Calm and stable, not suitable for overly noisy or chaotic homes


    • Prone to Hydrocephalus, Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome, Skin and Coat Disorders, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Dental Disease
    • Regular vet check-ups recommended

    Nutritional Considerations:

    • Consult with a vet for specific dietary needs
    • Monitor calorie intake to avoid obesity

    Behaviour & Training Tips:

    • Tend to be relaxed, enjoy bonding through petting rather than active play
    • Can have occasional bursts of energy
    • Training with positive reinforcement and patience

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin Care: Weekly baths recommended for some coats
    • Coat Care: Daily brushing to prevent matting
    • Eye Care: Daily cleaning to prevent tear stains
    • Ear Care: Regular checks and cleaning as needed

    Additional Information

    • Require significant grooming and health care
    • Best suited for quiet homes with the ability to provide consistent care
    • Not ideal for homes with small children or high activity levels
    • Known for their unique appearance and gentle temperament

    Curious to know more? Check out our Persian Cat guide!

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