You Shouldnt Get a Persian!

Persian's have health, activiness, and grooming problems!

Ever wanted a Persian as a pet? Well you shouldn’t get one because of their health, activeness, and grooming problems which just makes them hard and annoying to take care of. Many owners think the lack of a good health in this cat is extremely stressful and irritating. And the amount of activeness is ridicules. Their coats are also annoying to take care of because of the length of the hair, and how much dust and pollen can be picked up and carried throughout the house.



HEALTH PROBLEMS

First, Persians need their teeth brushed once every week. If their teeth aren’t brushed, it could cause the Persian to develop plaque and bacteria, causing teeth to fall out. Later causing eating disorders (p. 34–35). Also, Persian’s noses are short. Breathing can be hard, leading to respiratory problems (36). Persians are also at risk of getting rabies or other illnesses if not giving vaccines every year. If Persians get this diseases, they can be spread to other animals and humans (37–38). Unless you want a cat with major health issues, I suggest not getting a Persian.



GROOMING

Secondly, Persian’s thick, long coat can pick up dust and pollen. The dust and pollen can fall off and make your allergies go crazy and leave your house looking dirtier (36-37). Their long coats can mat together if not brushed daily. If this happens, owners may try to cut them out by themselves. This can cause stress and pain for the Persian. After the touch up, their fur my look weird and ugly (31-32). Persians also lick themselves to stay clean. The fur can form a hairball, sometimes large hairballs that are not able to be thrown up and are stuck inside the Persian. This will later cause respiratory problems (35). If you want a pet who doesn’t throw up all over the house and has an ugly look, don’t get a Persian.



ACTIVINESS

Finally, Persians aren’t very active. If they don’t get the exercise they need, they could become a fat and unhealthy cat and could die from the lack of a healthy living (8). They sleep most of the day as well (8-9). The Persian’s owner can get bored with them and later give them away to a pound or simply kick them out of the house. If Persians are kicked out of the house and are in inside cat, they could die from the lack of being able to catch or get food. If you know you don’t want a cat who does nothing all day, then this cat is defiantly not for you.



YOU SHOULDN'T GET A PERSIAN


Persians are very annoying and hard to take care of because of their health, activeness, and grooming problems. Once again, owners of this cat think the lack of a good health in this cat is extremely stressful and irritating and the amount of activeness is ridicules. Their coats are also annoying to take care of because of the length of their hair and how much dust and pollen can be picked up. This cat should simply not be your pet if you just want an easy pet to take care of and active animal to have.