Persian Cat Care Guide: How long can I leave my Persian cat alone? & Do They Need AC in India?

How long can I leave my Persian cat alone? And Do Persian cats need AC in India? These two questions are the most frequently asked questions about Persian cats. In this article, you will get answers to all the important questions related to Persians. What things need to be kept in mind to maintain them?

Can cats survive without AC?

Cats have a higher body temperature than humans, so they can tolerate heat to a certain extent if there is enough shade and airflow around them. Where even humans cannot bear the heat, they need AC. In such a place, AC can be useful for cats as well. Your cat can tolerate heat up to 37 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). If the temperature is higher than this, it would be better to give them AC so that they can get a pleasant environment. On extremely hot days, the humidity increases a lot and AC can provide a lot of relief to your cat

Persian cats have a heavy and thick coat, so to keep them healthy they may feel the need for AC if the temperature is more than 34°C.

Is AC harmful for cats?

white persian cat

In summer, AC helps maintain the body temperature of cats. In extreme heat, it is fine if they stay in AC for the whole day. But make sure to give them access to go out so they can leave the room when it gets too cold.

Does a fan cool a cat?

Cats can tolerate heat of 30 to 34 degrees Celsius. A ceiling fan can also maintain an adequate temperature for them. In such a situation, arrange for a fan and clean water for drinking. When the humidity is high, the fan will not relieve your cat much, so AC may be needed. If your house does not have air conditioning, then you can keep an ice bag in your cat’s bed.

Can Persian cats drink milk?

cat drinking milk from cup

Cats are mammals just like humans and need to breastfeed after birth to strengthen their immune systems and protect them from diseases. But after that, they do not need cow milk. Most cats are lactose intolerant which means that they are completely unable to digest the lactose present in milk. Drinking milk can cause diarrhea, constipation, or other stomach problems. So do not feed milk to your Persian cat.

Is curd good for Persian cats?

Yes, cats can eat curd. Although cats are lactose intolerant, curd (yogurt) is easily digestible because of the live bacteria present in it. These live bacteria also improve the digestive system of the cat. You can give plain and unsweetened yogurt to your cat.

Can cats eat rice?

Rice does not harm cats unless you give it in excess. Rice or any other grain should not be more than 25% of their meal. It is not an essential part of their meal because cats are carnivores. You can give them rice as a treat or occasionally as long as it is not seasoned or spiced.

Is egg good for Persian cats?

The answer is yes, eggs are a naturally packed source of nutrition. It provides your cat with easily digestible protein and essential amino acids. But the question arises whether we should give our cats raw eggs or boiled ones. Bacteria grow very quickly in raw eggs and it can be a little difficult for kittens to digest them. The best and easiest way is to give them boiled eggs.

  • Do not give more than one egg per day to an adult cat and half an egg per day to a kitten.

How long can I leave my Persian cat alone?

cat waiting for owner

Persian cats demand a lot of attention. They develop a deep attachment with their owners. They feel lonely if they stay away from them for a long time. Cats spend most of their day sleeping. That is why Persians can spend a few hours alone, just they should have clean water and food. I do not advise you to leave them alone, but if there is some compulsion, then you can keep your Persian cat alone for 8-10 hours. If you leave them alone for more than this time, they will start feeling bored and your Persian may also become anxious and depressed.

Can Persian cats sleep alone at night?

If your Persian cat is an adult it is okay to leave a Persian cat alone at night. It is not right to leave kittens alone. Kittens get hungry again and again, so they are not able to take a long and deep sleep, which can make it difficult for kittens to stay alone at night. An adult Persian cat can stay alone all night if there is availability of food and water.

How do I know if my Persian cat is purebred?

Are Persians purebred? It is very easy to know this by looking at its special characteristics. It is heavy-boned, medium to large, and can be easily identified by its round face, thick legs, short nose, round big eyes, and short bushy tail. Their long fluffy and thick coat is also their identity. To check its purity, you can check its pedigree while buying from a breeder or cattery. Buying from a good breeder can assure you of its purity.

Which color Persian cat is best?

colden persian cat

In Chinchilla Persian cut, silver and gold colors are considered to be the most famous and rare.

Is my Persian cat pregnant?

pregnant persian cat

The gestation period of all cats may vary. Generally, Persian cats have a gestation period of 62 to 72 days. These are some symptoms by which you can know whether your cat is pregnant or not.

How do I tell if my Persian cat is pregnant?

  • When the cat conceives, 15 to 20 days after that your female cat’s nipples become enlarged and reddish
  • She starts gaining weight, and during this time you should monitor her weight regularly.
  • Vomiting is a sign of pregnancy in cats just like it is a symptom in humans
  • Some females start demanding more attention and purring and cuddling more than before
  • Their stomach starts swelling. Do not pick them up or touch their stomach at this time. This can hurt your queen cat or kittens.
  • Even after having all these symptoms, you should take your Persian cat to the veterinarian so that it can be diagnosed and confirmed through ultrasound.

Are Persian cats selectively bred?

Persians were not originally flat-faced cats. In the 1950s a genetic mutation was discovered that resulted in a flat-faced cat, a short nose, and a round face. This was named the Peke-Faced Persian cat. Breeders resorted to selective breeding to make it a show cat.

Also read: Persian Cat Health Issues | Symptoms, Treatments And Prevention Tips

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