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What You Should Know About Purchasing A Persian

Sep 2, 2008
Persian cats are regarded as royalty for some, and are extraordinarily stunning. Their long flowing fur coats make for magnificent beauty, as well as their trademark scrunched faces. Persians are one of the oldest known breeds of feline, and have been domesticated for hundreds of years.

Persians are a special pedigree breed that have been kept as pets since the early 1600s. They were imported into Italy around that time era, and their appearance was quite different than it is today. Selective breeding has been an important factor for Persians, especially since many breeders do not want a flawed or defective Persian cat. Science has been unable to provide documented proof of what country or region the Persian cats originated.

The purchasing aspect of obtaining a Persian cat can be arduous at best. Try to only do business with breeders who have many satisfied customers, can provide a lot of information on the history of the cat and their own experiences, and overall try to get as much information as possible from the breeder to ensure no fraud or scams are taking place.

Persians are delicate creatures, they require some specific health measures. It is crucial that you maintain their fur by brushing, and help aide their shedding process. They need a thorough brushing daily, and a bath about once per week. Eyes should be cleaned daily, at least twice per day. They can also get Polycystic kidney disease, which may lead to kidney failure. They are also easily susceptible to other diseases, which may threaten your Persians health. Persians generally have a long lifespan, between 10 and 19 years is common.

If you choose to become a Persian breeder, it is important that you choose two high quality cats. A high pedigree and a low one, will often produce less than desired results. It is also important to get a DNA test on the male and female to see if they have Polycystic kidney disease in their DNA.

Persians are high maintenance pets, and potential buyers do not realize that. If you want to breed, you should get your Persians in mind tested for Polycystic kidney disease. PKD is a potentially fatal disease, and can easily be inherited.

Closing comments

Persians are stunningly gorgeous creatures, and even more loving as pets. They are fluffy, elegant, and are fantastic companions. Know your resources before purchasing a Persian, and be prepared for the hard care process!
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