Persian Eye Care
Persian Kitten Eye Care
Perhaps the second most endearing Persian feline trait is those large dazzling ‘precious moments’ eyes. However, due to their Brachycephalic (flat) facial structure eye drainage in general is very common in the breed. The pressure on the tear ducts causes this and is most prevalent in the Peke (extreme) face show Persians. Our doll-face kittens have a more natural, less extreme face structure that diminishes the tearing and staining. However, tearing can and does happen.
There are two very popular eye care products specifically for Persians on the market. Both are safe, gentle, and effective; specifically created to remove unwanted tear stains from your cat’s coat.
Daily maintenance and care:
To clean your kitten’s eyes and face, simply use a warm damp washcloth to gently clean the area as needed. It is extremely important to keep your cat or kitten’s eyes from goop and debris to avoid infection and irritation.
Because kittens are born with their eyes closed for approximately the first two weeks, they eye muscles have not yet had the chance to develop. Once a kitten opens his or her eyes, they may look a bit awkward. They almost appear cross eyed, as though their eyes are looking in two different directions. As a kitten ages and exercises their eye muscles more they will develop and adjust. Around 6+ weeks of age a kitten’s eyes have had time to adjust and they will lose their cross eyed appearance. If you see a kitten you are interested in with those very cute ”googly” eyes, no need to worry, your kitten will not need glasses nor does he or she have any problems with their sight. All kittens mature at slightly different rates!