As a Persian cat owner, you’ve probably asked yourself the question “What is the best cat food for Persian cats” I know I did when I first bought Milo. You see Persian cats are slightly different than most breeds in the respect that they do require a specific diet in order to keep their long luscious coats in good condition as well as prevent any health issues.
The Persian cat needs a balanced diet that consists of both wet and dry foods. I recommend feeding wet food in the morning and evening and having a fresh bowl of dry food and clean water available at all times.
Defining the “best cat food for Persian cats” is quite subjective really but in this post, I’m going to review some of the best cat foods available for your Persian cat. This is based on my personal experiences with my own Persian cat, Milo.
Protein is very important for your Persian cat and this can be sourced from various meats including chicken, beef, turkey, fish, rabbit, pork. I will often give Milo some fresh meat if I’m cooking as a treat and he loves this and it’s very healthy and part of a balanced diet for your cat.
My Persian cat loves to sit near the table and look at me with sad eyes until I feed him something from my plate! However, you do have to be careful when feeding your cat human foods as some food can be harmful to cats and these certainly aren’t the best cat food for Persian cats.
These foods are harmful to your Persian cat
- Grapes, Raisins
- Onions, Garlic, Chives
- Raw eggs
- Anything caffeine based
These foods are perfectly healthy for your Persian Cat
- Meats- Fish, Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Rabbit
- Wheat and Oats
- Peeled Apples
Milo loves Ice cream, now I know this contains dairy milk which isn’t the best for cats but in very small quantities it’s fine as a rare treat. Other human foods Milo loves are rice pudding, porridge, ham slices, chicken slices, watermelon.
As you can see below Milo gets very excited at the thought of eating human food, he decides to hop in the fridge to chill for a bit!
Best Wet Food For Persian Cats
As mentioned it’s important to feed your cat both wet and dry food to form part of a healthy diet and below I’m going to review some of the best wet cat foods for your Persian cat.
Whiskas Wet Cat Food Pouches
Whiskers wet cat food is a high quality and a good all round wet cat food. It’s 100% complete and balanced to provide your Persian cat with the right nutrients which give them with plenty of energy and helps maintain a healthy coat.
Out of all the wet cat foods I’ve tried this is the one that Milo prefers the most and with the convenience of pouches, this makes it easy to serve.
- 100% Complete and balanced
- High quality
- Well priced
- Easy to serve pouches
- Not a “specialist” Persian cat food
Purina ONE Adult Wet Cat Food
Purina ONE wet cat food is specially formulated by Purina vets and nutritionists and made from high quality and tasty ingredients. Purina ONE wet food will provide your Persian with a balanced yet tasty diet.
This wet cat food just like the Whiskers is a very high-quality cat food and narrowly missed out on the first place, just down to price as it’s a bit more expensive.
- Developed by Purina vets and nutritionists
- High-quality ingredients
- Supports a healthy coat
Gourmet Perle Chef’s Collection in Gravy
Gourmet Perle Chefs Collection is available in 10 delicious flavours for your Persian cat to enjoy. Also made by Purina it’s made to an high standard and provides your Persian with a range of vitamins and minerals to support a healthy diet.
The mini fillets are both tasty and packed with nutrients but unlike the other two products, this is from my experience the least tasty. On the times I’ve bought this Milo would only eat it if he was really hungry and opted to wait to see if I served up any other food.
No doubt this is a high quality popular wet cat food but if your cat is fussy they might not like it as much as the other products and the two suggestions above are both cheaper.
- Developed by Purina
- High-quality ingredients
- Mini fillets
- Doesn’t seem to be the best tasting
Best Dry food for your Persian Cat
Dry food is equally as important as wet food when it comes to feeding your cat a balanced diet. You should always have a bowl of dry food available for your Persian cat. Some dry foods are specifically developed for Persian cats and to help with the build up of hairballs which is normally an issue with long-haired cats.
Below is a review of the best cat food for Persian cats, specifically dry food.
Royal Canin Persian Cat Food
Royal Canin Persian cat food as been specifically designed with the Persian cat in mind, packed with vitamins and minerals to help your Persian cats coat shine and prevent hairball build-up. This is the ultimate dry food for your Persian cat with almond-shaped kibble which is specially designed to make it easier for your Persian cat to grasp with the underside of their tongue.
Enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and Omega 6 fatty acids to make your Persian cat’s coat shine and promote healthy digestive health.
- Designed for Persian cats
- Invigorates skin and promotes a healthy coat
- Omega 3 and 6
- Quite expensive
Whiskas 1+ Cat Complete Dry With Chicken
Whiskas dry cat food is made with all the goodness that your Persian cat needs, not a specific dry food for the Persian cat but a great premium food nevertheless. Made from high-quality ingredients to provide a balanced diet and help support your cat’s teeth and digestion system.
This is an excellent alternative to the Royal Canin Persian because it’s great value for money with most of the ingredients that make a great cat food. There are a few varieties available some are specifically beneficial for neutered cats.
- Good value for money
- Supports healthy coat, teeth, digestive system
- Packed with vitamins and minerals
- No hairball prevention
Purina ONE Bifensis Dry Cat Food
Purina ONE Bifensis dry food is said to improve your cat’s health within 3 weeks. Purina claims that within 3 weeks you will see a visible difference your cat’s eyes, coat, skin and energy. This is quite a big claim and whilst this is a very high-quality dry food which is packed with minerals and vitamins and has some science behind the ingredients it’s difficult to see how you could see a difference between other high-quality dry foods.
I’ve used this cat food and Milo did really enjoy it but I didn’t notice any visible difference over say Whiskas so on that basis and based on that fact it’s slightly more expensive I can’t rate it higher than third place.
Definitely a good choice if not one of the best dry foods out there.
- Designed by Vets
- Promotes brighter eyes, higher energy levels, healthy coat
- Better digestion
- Packed with vitamins and minerals
- Not convinced on the 3-week challenge
Persian Cat Treats
How could I review the best cat food without including some of a Persian cat’s most favourite things? Cat treats!
Now I’m sure your Persian cat LOVES cat treats as all cats do and Milo’s favourite is Whiskas Temptations with chicken and cheese, he will literally do anything for these. I tend to feed him about 10-15 of these each day (of course if he’s been good). I also like the Whiskas anti-hairball cat treats and the Dentabites. These are a great way to reward your cat but also keep them healthy too.
He also likes Dreamies cat treats (which cat doesn’t?) but he does have a preference for the Whiskas versions.
Keeping your cat’s teeth clean can be a bit of a nightmare and one treat that works very well for their teeth but also is a very tasty snack is Webbox Tasty Cat Sticks, Milo absolutely loves these and he will generally have one every day.
Of course, it’s worth noting if you’re feeding them treats then you should potentially reduce the dry or wet food very slightly. You don’t want to overfeed your Persian especially if they’re neutered as they’re prone to putting on weight.
Persian cats do tend to be quite fussy with their food so you may need to experiment with which cat food your cat prefer. It’s very important to have a balanced diet with a good wet and dry food to maintain good health. If you choose any of the cat foods above you will be feeding your Persian cat with the best and most high-quality cats foods about.
I’ve found using a different food bowl can also have an effect on how much food your cat eats. I’ve wrote a post on the best food bowls for Persian cats that you may find useful.
I hope you’ve found this post helpful, let me know your experiences with your Persian cat food and which they prefer.