How to Groom Persian Kittens (and live to tell about it)

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Persian kittens are walking fur factories, because the breed has the most fur of any cat around. Persians often need extensive care and, when they are mature enough for their mild temperament and willingness to be groomed emerges, are quite easy to brush. When they are kittens, though, grooming them can seem like it’s all too much trouble. After all, who wants to come out of a grooming session looking like they’ve been through World War III? Still, properly groomed, a Persian kitten can turn into a trophy cat with a look of elegance and the obedience of showmanship.

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The best persian cat breeders have this down to a science, but now you can too. To properly groom your Persian kitten, you will need a good steel-grade brush with steel thistles not too far apart. You can groom your Persian kitten in 4 (not so easy yet, but easier later on down the road) steps.


  1. Learn how to hold your cat while brushing, until she is comfortable with you. This can often be like learning how to rope a calf, but the kitten is stronger and wrigglier. Still, it can be done with practice. Holding the kitten firmly but lovingly, petting them and caressing them (with or without the brush) is a great start.
  2. Once you can hold your kitten without getting gouged and scratched until you look like a cross between a pincushion and a porcupine attack victim, you can start brushing your kitten.
  3. Brush the cat over and over again until the undercoat is gone. When there is hardly any fur on the brush after going over the coat many times, that means the undercoat is removed. The top coat will be healthier and only need to be cared for about every 3 weeks.
  4. Around the kitten’s anal area, take small scissors and cut the fur around the anus to clear away fur that can easily attach feces to it. Also clip the fur around the back area of the legs near the anus.


Persian cats can be elegant and beautiful, but they must be properly cared for. If you don’t own a Persian, but your boyfriend or girlfriend does own one, grooming his or her Persian kitten can be an amazing gift. Nothing says, “I love you” like taking care of your loved one’s baby, their kitten.

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Author: Shary Camalongay

BIO: Persian kitten enthusiast and breeder who dedicates her life to helping others learn more about persians to protect the cats and help them grow.

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