Do Persian Cats Like Water: Grooming and Bathing Your Persian Cat

Persians are known for their dislike of water, but this may only sometimes be the case. If your cat is not used to baths, try pouring a gentle soap into the sink and giving her a quick rinse. If she still refuses to get wet, try filling a small tub with warm water and giving her a chance to get wet without getting dirty. Always take care when bath time is coming up, as accidents happen!

Grooming a Persian Cat

Grooming Tools

Persian cats are one of the most water-loving cat breeds out there. As a result, they need a lot of water for drinking and grooming. So make sure to provide them plenty of fresh water and avoid pouring water over their heads.

When they’re done drinking, place the can close by so they know it’s time to go back inside. You can also brush their fur regularly with a soft bristle hairbrush to remove loose hair and debris. Doing so will keep their coat healthy and clean.

Shedding and Hairballs

If you have a Persian cat, you know they are notorious for excessive shedding. Not only is it a nuisance to clean up after them, but it can also be dangerous if they get their hair tangled in the wires of your cat cages or on the cat furniture.

To help combat this, make sure your cat is getting plenty of fresh water and food, and provide them with toys that keep them entertained. If your cat still sheds excessively, see our page on how to stop a Persian from shedding.

Bathing Your Persian Cat

Persian cats are one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. They are known for their loving personalities and gentle nature, but sometimes they need a bath. A thing your Persian yourself is the easy way to go about it – follow these simple steps!

  • First, get the cat’s hair off – including his tail and ears.
  • Secondly, soak him in warm water for 10-15 minutes, then rinse him well.
  • Finally, let him air dry completely before dressing him up again!

Persian cats are easy to bathe, which will help you take care of them in the most efficient way possible.

Degreasing a Persian Cat


Before cleaning your cat, make sure they are completely wet. Next, give them a good rinse with warm water and mild soap – using your fingertips is best. If the cat is dirty or has dried up blood, you need to use a cleaner such as pet shampoo or an enzyme cleaner. Finally, dry your cat with a soft towel and let them rest for a while so it can lick its fur clean!


Persians are a cat breed that thrives in warm climates and needs regular baths. They also have a lot of hair, which needs to be kept clean and free from dirt, dust, and oils. To keep your Persian healthy and happy, it is essential to bathe them once a week – using only fresh water.

Make sure to degrease the coat and the skin with a specialized shampoo designed for this purpose. Conditioning them afterward will make their fur soft, shiny, and resistant to frizzies.

Second Rinse

Like any other cat, Persians should go through three rinses – the first to clean their fur, the second to rinse away dirt and debris, and the third to remove excess water. Towels should never be reused – use a fresh one for each bath.

Persians are also susceptible to health problems if their coats are not kept clean and free from dirt and dust. Ensure you keep your cat’s coat groomed adequately with regular brushing sessions.

Second Shampoo

Persians are cats that do not love to be active and need regular bathing. As they are very messy, you will need to bathe them at least once weekly. If your Persian uses a litter box, you may only need to clean it when it becomes dirty or when there’s noticeable cat hair on it.

Use a diluted Persian kitty or regular cat shampoo for the best results. Do not use human shampoo on your cat – it can cause skin irritation and problems with grooming. After the bath, dry your pet with a towel before brushing their coat to remove any dirt or hair (you should also do this after every grooming session).

Third Rinse

Persian cats are naturally oily, so frequent bathing is not necessary. Ensure the water is cold before you pour it over your cat – this will help stop their fur from becoming matted in the bath. Towel dry them off and let them rest for about 10 minutes before you put them back into the home.[/subheading]


As Persians are known for their thick coats, they require a lot of moisturization to keep them healthy. So if your cat is not getting enough water, you may need to moisten its food or add water to its bedding to soften the coat. Persians also don’t like being wet so avoid giving them baths too often or using harsh soap products.


Persian cats have thick coat that needs to be kept clean and free from mats. An excellent way to do this is using a pet hair dryer on low heat. Gently move the cat around so all parts of its body are dried off. Use a pet comb to remove any mats before drying them entirely off.