How to Groom a Persian Kitten
Grooming a Persian kitten requies plenty of patience, preparation, and consistency. The first step is getting the right grooming tools.
I am a big fan of the Andes Comb 7 ½ inch steel comb. The teeth on this comb are not too sharp which works well with a Persian kitten’s sensitive skin. My Persian kittens actually love when I comb them with the Andis comb. I also like the Top Paw Slicker Brush. This particular slicker brush is small thus working well with a Persian kitten’s smaller body. Both the comb and brush can be purchased at a local pet stores or online. Baby wash cloths are great for face cleaning as this type of cloth is extra soft. Nail clippers are good to have around as well to keep claws clipped. A small amount of corn starch works great for greasy areas like around the ears. Now that you have all your tools, keep them handy.
I keep several sets of grooming tools in convenient spots around the house where my kittens tend to sit with me such as in the living room by the couch or on my night stand next to the bed and in my office. With grooming tools handy, I can quickly groom kittens with ease while they sit in my lap.
Because mats usually start forming near the skin, make sure to start at the base of the coat and comb out. Persian kittens seem to mat around the neck more than anywhere else, so give this area extra attention. Don’t forget to comb under the “arm pit”. This is another area that easily mats. The slicker brush works great for the hind quarters, but be extra careful as the slicker brush’s teeth are extra pointy. I also use the slicker brush to “fluff” the coat out.
When learning how to groom a Persian kitten, remember to stay calm and relaxed, so your Persian kitten will stay calm and relaxed too. Be consistent, groom daily and start young. By keeping the coat brushed daily, you will avoid a big mess later. Also, start young when your cat is a kitten. Grooming will simply be a part of the daily routine. If your Persian kitten doesn’t want to be groomed at a particular time, try again in a few hours, but make sure it’s done at some point each day.