Best Cat Food for Persian Cats
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
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.
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.