Persian Cat Eye Care
Persian Cat and 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/flat) face show Persians. Our doll-face kittens have a more natural, less extreme face structure that diminishes the tearing and staining. However, the tearing can and still does occur. There are certain products we keep on hand to keep our kitty’s faces sparkling clean!;)
Eye Care Products
At this time, there are three very popular eye care products specifically formulated and marketed for Persian eye care. All three are safe, gentle, and effective; specifically created to remove unwanted tear stains from your cat’s coat.
First is “SPA” by Tropiclean, this fantastic cleanser is a permanent fixture in our grooming salon! LOVE IT!!!
Secondly, we make sure we never run out of Vetericyn Feline Antimicrobial Facial Therapy, this is a must-have product for all Persian and Himalayan cat owners. We use this on a daily basis for several of our kitties.
Vetericyn Plus Feline Antimicrobial Facial Therapy
At first glance, you may notice that the kitten pictured above appears to have googly, crossed eyes. This is because of the young age and development of the eye muscles. Kittens grow out of this phase.
Note about Persian Kitten Eyes
**Because kittens are born with their eyes closed for approximately the first two weeks, the 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 kitten ages and exercise 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.