Would you like your kitten to live forever? Well, that might not be possible, but you can extend the length and improve the quality of your cats life by following a few of these guide lines.
Just like people, cats need to be vaccinated for certain diseases. The first thing you should do after purchasing your Persian is take it to the vet for vaccinations if it hasn't already been done. Kittens need 3 sets of kitten shots, and when they become adults an annual vaccine is all they need.
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Lions, tigers, panthers, and any other wild cat breed are all carnivores, and so is your cat. Feeding your cat a diet that lacks essential proteins and nutrients that meat contains can cause severe health problems with your Persian. Heath issues such as diabetes, urinary tract infections, and gastrointestinal problems, are directly attributable to a dry food diet. Fortunately, these problems can be prevented, eradicated, or greatly improved by simple changing to a cat friendly diet.
Feeding your cat solely store bought dry food poses multiple problems. First, your cat needs to consume high volumes of protein that dry food does not contain. Instead, dry food is high in carbohydrates and low in protein. Large amounts of carbohydrates are difficult for cats to metabolize and leave your cat feeling unsatisfied after a meal. Your kitty will graze in attempt to fill his need for protein, consuming more dry food than is good for him.
The second thing dry food lacks may, which may be a little obvious, is moisture. When a cat eats meat, it is also taking in much of the water that it will consume. Dry food lacks this moisture and will lead to kidney problems in your cat. In fact, a majority of cats will die from kidney disease which may be linked to a lack of moisture in their diet.
For information on what to feed your cat, check out our Diet and Recipes section here.