You may have fallen in love with your Persian cat's long, lustrous fur, but remember that cats with long hair can become too warm during the summer, just like you would feel warm when wearing a fur coat. Persian cats are also more prone to hairballs than short-haired cats, and a short haircut can help minimize this potentially dangerous problem. Summer is a purr-fect time to have your Persian cat thoroughly groomed, and one of the following hairstyles can keep your kitty cool without sacrificing her unique beauty.
1. Persian Lion Cut
The lion cut is a great cut for Persian cats, as it involves clipping much of their hair very short to keep them cool while keeping fur long in some areas to showcase that beautiful fur you love. It is a misconception that a tiger cut always involves shaving your pet. While the shorter sections of this cut can be fully shaved, they can instead just be trimmed very short.
A lion cut typically involves keeping the hair on the head, feet, and the tip of your cat's tail longer, while cutting the hair on her back, belly, and legs short. It truly does make your cat resemble a fierce lion even when she is just a kitten at heart.
While you can attempt this cut at home if you are skilled with clippers and general cat grooming if you want to save cash, it is best to have a professional groomer perform the first cut, so you then only have to follow the lines the groomer created when giving kitty "touch-ups."
2. Persian Kitten Clip
Your cat does not have to be a kitten to get a Persian kitten clip, because this style is named a "kitten clip" only because it often makes adult Persian cats look like kittens in appearance. This cut is very simple, and it involves clipping kitty's fur all-one-length at about one-inch long.
This cut is easy to maintain and may be best for cats that are prone to hairballs. Unlike with the lion cut, no hair is kept long, so no long hair can be swallowed while kitty is grooming herself. Of course she may still swallow a bit of her new shorter hair, but 10 short hairs swallowed leads to less hair in kitty's belly than 10 very long hairs.
No matter what hairstyle you choose to keep your Persian cat cool this summer, remember to brush her every day to eliminate tangles that can quickly lead to matting. Also, ask the groomer to clean her tear ducts and ears and then clean them yourself on a regular basis to keep your cat beautiful and healthy.
For professional grooming, contact a company such as Town & Country Kennel Inc.