Preparing for a Kitten
Bringing a new pet into your home comes with some challenges, we're here to make things as easy as possible
Brushing: The nice thing about kittens is that they don't shed. That said, they will when they get older. It's important to brush them semi-regularly when they're young so that they get used to it when they are older.
Nail Clipping: We recommend doing this at least once every two weeks.
Declawing: This is not something we support. We will refuse to serve you if you intend to declaw your pet.
The Litterbox: Should be cleaned out as necessary. Make sure to introduce your kitten to the litterbox so they don't leave special surprises on the carpet.
Food: We recommend giving your kitten an open bowl so that they can eat when they're hungry and grow well. You can always transition to a wet diet or feed them portioned amounts when they get older.
Neutering/Spaying: This procedure should be done at an age that your veterinarian recommends.
Brush & Shedding Comb: Persians are long-hairs, its important to regularly brush them so you avoid having bits of fluff on yourself and your home.
Nail Clippers: Better a $5 nail cutter than a $500 couch.
Scratch Post: More motivation to avoid climbing on your curtains.
Litter and Litter Box: Our kittens are trained on scented clumping litter for your convenience.
Food: We recommend using the same food to feed your kitten that they were originally given when they were with us. Doing otherwise might result in an unfortunate case of diarrhea while their little bellies adjust to a new diet.
Toys: Just like people, kittens like to play and enjoy life before they start paying taxes.
Pet Carrier: For trips to the vet.
You and the Vet:
The Veterinarian is your friend and knows more about animals than anyone. We encourage you to find a vet that focuses on feline care. They'll likely recommend feces screening, deworming, and a whole set of vaccinations. It's in your best interest to listen to what they say, but it's a good idea to look around your area to find the best vet for you and your pet.
Kittens and Other Pets:
Persians get along well with other animals, so if you have pets at home, they'll become quick friends.
That said, cats are territorial and whether you know it or not, a household will always have a more dominant pet over another. Introducing your kitten to other animals isn't difficult, but it's important not to disrupt the status quo of your home too abruptly.
Your kitten will always be the more friendly and curious one and shouldn't have much trouble adjusting to an older pet. But already established animals may feel that their home is being invaded by a small, fluffy villain trying to compete for their food and your affection, so introduce them gradually and reaffirm any older pets that there isn't anything to be worried about.
It's important that your new kitten has an area of the house that they can feel safe in and retreat to as needed. Kittens are exceptionally tiny, and larger animals - particularly dogs - can possibly hurt them. Always keep a watchful eye on your kitten in the initial days.
Raising Your Kitten:
Kittens are like children, how you raise them when they're young reflects their behavior when they get older. Cats are reciprocal animals, you'll only get out of them exactly what you put in.
If you want a needy cat that loves attention, then you'll need to give it to them when they're still kittens. If you're looking for a lapcat, then pet them on your lap while you read a book. If you want a cat that's friendly with new people, make sure to introduce them to friends and family early on.