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Persian cats are notorious for their long and soft fur coats, and if you are a Persian owner, you’ll know how important a daily brushing is for your cat. Most cats are perfectly capable of taking care of their coat on their own, but Persians need regular grooming from their owners. They have some of the longest coats of all cat breeds, and the Guinness World Record-holding cat for the longest hair is a Persian mix.
A Persian’s fur can quickly get matted and knotted without brushing at least once a week, and the correct brush is an essential item for all Persian cat owners.
Some available brushes often do more harm than good, so it can be difficult to find the right one. That’s why we’ve put together this list of in-depth reviews, to help you narrow down the options and hopefully find the perfect brush for your Persian feline friend.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
|Best Overall||JW Pet Gripsoft||
|Best Value||Catit Senses 2.0 Self Groomer||
|Premium Choice||Safari Self-Cleaning||
The 6 Best Brushes for Persian Cats — Reviews 2020
1. JW Pet Gripsoft Bristle Brush — Best Overall
The Gripsoft Bristle Brush from JW Pet is perfectly suited for brushing a Persian’s thick and long coat and is our top choice overall. It has a rubber-coated handle design that is comfortable in hand while in use, and it allows you to brush your Persian more accurately. The bristles are soft to the touch, so they won’t harm your cat’s skin and will gently remove excess shedding hair while smoothing out your cat’s fur. This makes it ideal for use in sensitive areas like your cat’s face and neck.
Several users report that this brush doesn’t penetrate their cat’s coat all the way to the undercoat, so it essentially gives your cat only a superficial brushing.
2. Catit Senses 2.0 Self Groomer Cat Brush — Best Value
The best brush for Persian cats for the money is the Senses 2.0 Self Groomer from Catit. This brush can be easily attached to a wall or any other flat surface with the included adhesive strips or more securely with screws, so your cat can groom themselves to their heart’s desire. The soft bristles will remove all your cat’s excess hair, plus give their skin a soft massage at the same time. The inner compartment of the brush can be filled with catnip (a sample is included) to further entice your Persian to self-groom.
The included adhesive is not as sticky as it should be, and your cat will easily rip it off the wall, so it should ideally be secured with screws. This makes it a bit of a challenge to set up. Also, the holes in the compartment where the catnip should go are fairly large, and the catnip can easily fall through. These two small issues keep this brush from the top position on our list.
3. Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush — Premium Choice
If you are looking for a premium quality brush for your Persian, then look no further than the Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush from Safari. This brush has a unique one-touch function that will retract the bristles, let the hair fall away, and make the brush quick and easy to clean. The brush has gentle stainless-steel bristles that will brush away all your cat’s excess fur without hurting or irritating their skin. The comfort-grip handle ensures a sturdy and comfortable grip, and the pin-bristle design will brush through even the thickest of coats.
The bristles of this brush are thin. This means that although they are highly flexible, they may hurt your cat when brushing sensitive areas around the face or neck. This also makes it unusable for shorter-haired Persians and keeps it from the top two positions on our list.
4. Safari Bristle Cat Brush
This Bristle Cat Brush from Safari has fine nylon bristles that will follow the contour of your Persian’s body and will quickly and painlessly give your cat smooth and knot-free grooming. The bristles are soft and flexible, so they won’t irritate or harm your cat’s skin. The brush also features a plastic handle with an ergonomic grip and is great for use with kittens or adult Persians.
This brush’s light and soft bristles are not ideal for cats with thick coats. They cannot get down to the underfur and will give your cat a superficial smoothing of the top fur at best.
5. ConairPRO Soft Slicker Cat Brush
The ConairPRO Soft Slicker cat brush has gentle pins that will move smoothly and seamlessly through your Persian’s coat. The pins are also capped with reinforced tips that will effectively remove matting and knots without harming or irritating your cat’s skin — even when brushing the face, paws, and neck. The brush also features a memory-grip handle for accurate grooming and comfortable ease of use.
The head of this brush is small, and the plastic bristles are spaced far apart. This makes it get stuck in the coat easily, and it will quickly tangle up with stuck hair. The bristles are also made from soft plastic, making them highly flexible, and they won’t effectively go through your cat’s coat. The reinforced tip heads can pull on knots and cause pain for your cat.
6. Four Paws Gentle Slicker Wire Cat Brush
The Gentle Slicker Wire Cat Brush from Four Paws is an inexpensive cat brush with flexible wire bristles that promise to give your cat a pain-free grooming experience. It has a long, non-slip handle for comfort and ease of use and a unique design that allows you to brush smoothly and accurately. This brush is also comparatively inexpensive, so it is ideal if you are on a budget.
The brush doesn’t effectively pull out loose hair, and the hair that it does pull out gets easily stuck in the brush head. The wire bristles are flexible but can still potentially harm your cat and are not suitable for use in sensitive areas like the face and neck.
All Persian owners will attest to how much their cat sheds and how important regular brushing is to prevent matting, knotting, skin irritations, and hairballs. The thick and dense yet soft fur of a Persian is what makes them such a wonderful cat to have, but they do require a great deal of maintenance, and daily brushing is one of the most important aspects. With regular brushing being such an important aspect of owning a Persian, there are a few important considerations to look into before buying a brush for your beloved feline.
Our top pick overall for a Persian cat brush is the Gripsoft Bristle Brush from JW Pet. With its rubber-coated handle and soft-touch bristles, it is ideal for daily use and is great for sensitive areas like your cat’s face, paws, and neck.
The best Persian cat brush for the money is the Senses 2.0 Self Groomer from Catit. It is easily attached to a wall or any other flat surface for hands-free grooming, and the soft bristles will remove all your cat’s excess hair while massaging them softly. The best feature of this brush is the catnip compartment, making daily brushing irresistible to your cat.
Because regular brushing is so important when owning a Persian, it can be stressful to try and find the perfect brush. Hopefully, our in-depth reviews have helped you narrow down the available options so you can choose the right Persian cat brush to keep your furry friend smooth and knot-free.
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Roland has been an animal lover all his life, with cats holding a special place in his heart. He is owned by three felines: Wheely, KitzKitz, and Nugget (all rescues) who bring all the laughter and mischievousness one can expect from the feline master race. As the creator of ExcitedCats, his mission is to assist in the search for the best gear to help improve the health and wellbeing of cats everywhere.