Originally Posted by JusticeLynn
Ok, I've had a long haired cat in the past and she did not have this problem.
|I recently was given a papered persian boy and he is a mess
. His poor coat is matted beyond belief, not to mention the kittie crunchies on his butt. My question is what do I do about it? I bought a new brush just for him, but I can't get the mats out. Do I just cut them out? And what about the kittie crunchies? Do I trim his butt? Please help.
I do not know what you mean by papered Persian. But if he is a mess, he was neglected in the past. Once you get him taken care of as suggested above, if you comb him vigorously every day, he will never have this problem again. This does
require effort on your part and many people are dismayed when they find out how much care there is for Persians. Also, most Persians need to have their eyes cleaned out daily. As my cat books describe, a Persian is a high maintenance cat. I do not look at it as a chore but rather as a time to bond with my cat.