Table of contents:
- Removing knots and tangles step by step
- How to cut a knot or tangle in a Persian cat's coat
- Prevent tangles and knots
2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
If yours Persian cat has it all tangled knots it can become difficult to dissolve them. To keep the coat of a Persian cat beautiful, shiny and healthy, you will need to take some time to take care of it with regular brushing and bathing. Persian cats can be quite snobby - they love to be groomed and sporting a stately coat, so you won't have a problem brushing them.
Removing knots and tangles step by step
It is very important to follow the advice for the care of the coat of a Persian cat in order to keep it soft and tangle-free. If you don't do it correctly, knots may appear. In this case, you can still remove them by following our detailed guide below.
You will need a comb or brush for long-haired cats and a dry conditioner. Before you begin, especially if this is your first time doing this, you should know that cats are very special animals that will not always do what you want. Try to make it intensive brushing a positive experience giving treats to your cat in order to make him relax.
As you stroke it, you begin to inspect the coat without hurting him. The idea is to look for any tangles in the fur and identify the size of the knots.
Apply dry conditioner over each knot and tangle and follow the product instructions. Leave to act for the recommended time; the cat's fur will be softer and easier to manage.
Brush the fur carefully of the animal with the comb: this is the most difficult part because cats usually do not tolerate their hair being pulled. Try to irritate your pet as little as possible.
Start combing the outermost layer of the tangle. Never try to cancel it from the inside. Pay attention to the direction of the fur so you know which way to brush. It is possible that you will be able to undo part of the knot, but the inside, which is much drier, could remain tangled. Reapply the conditioner.
At this point you should be able to remove the tangle in your Persian's fur without any problems. However, if you see that it is too tangled, see the next step.
How to cut a knot or tangle in a Persian cat's coat
If your friend's knots or tangles are impossible to brush, you will need to cut them. Don't worry, if you do it correctly and carefully you can do it yourself at home, however if you are a little afraid you can take the cat to a professional.
You will need one brush for long-haired cats, scissors and electric razor. If your pet has a single knot or the tangles are divided from each other, you can use scissors. Begin at feel the knot that you need to cut to determine how far it is from the skin and figure out how to do it. Find someone who can help you. If the cat moves, using scissors can be very dangerous.
Start cutting gradually. It is better to cut less fur than to end up hurting the poor animal. Start from the surface of the tangle and work inwards until the knot is practically cut.
- Use a comb if you see that the knot can now be easily untangled. On the other hand, if your cat has too many tangles or if the knots are too close to the skin, you can use a electric shaver.
Find someone who knows how to use this tool. Even if you think it's easy, if you've never done it before, you could injure the cat. Carefully shave the knotted areas with the help of another person.
Now that you've gotten rid of the knots in a cat's fur, you need to learn how to prevent a Persian's fur from getting tangled again.
Prevent tangles and knots
To prevent knots from reappearing in your beloved Persian's cloak, you will have to brush and wash it regularly. Of course, you should only use cat specific shampoo and conditioner. Exist products with very particular characteristics, such as those designed for white cats, those that provide extra softness or give the coat an intense shine. Keep an eye on the best option for your cat.
Do the bath to your furry friend once every two or three months to prevent the accumulation of dirt and cause tangles in its beautiful coat.
Although it would be useful to have three types of brushes (i.e. comb, brush and slick brush and know how to use them correctly) you can settle for one wire brush with protected tips. Brush the Persian's coat every day to keep it healthy and tangle-free. Don't forget any part of their body and do it carefully and gently.
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