5 Things You Should Consider Before Owning A Persian Cat Like Jiyaa Shankar Aka Ira

This little bundle of joy was gifted to Jiyaa Shankar, aka Dr Iravati of Meri Hanikarak Biwi, on her 22nd birthday.

Jiyaa Shankar with a cute smile

Jiyaa Shankar’s character of Dr Iravati has become a household name, thanks to And TV’s popular show Meri Hanikarak Biwi. Her character in the show is something which every girl would easily relate to.

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The actress’ love for pets is not at all hidden from her fans out there. Being active on the social media, the actress who is an ardent animal lover has often shared some cute pictures and videos of her along with her cute pet, a Persian cat named ‘Sky’. This was a gift to Jiyaa on her 22nd birthday. She just loves spending time with Sky and is very fond of him. For the actress, the cat is very dear and close to her heart.

For those who are not much aware, Persian cats are very unique in both their personality and looks. They are a breed who are blessed with a luxurious and lengthy coat. So, do you also wish to own a Persian cat just like the one Jiyaa has? Wait right there! Before you make any decision, take a look at these five things you should consider before buying a Persian cat. So, what are you waiting for? Check out here…


When it comes to Persian cats, you have to go the extra mile to maintain their healthy coat. You will need to comb your Persian cat’s fur ideally once per day, and minimum thrice a week. If you are unable to do this, you will struggle to keep your cat’s fur in good condition. Ultimately, in the end, the result of this would be heavily matted fur which will most likely need to be shaved off.


Persian cats shed fur massively. So, you need to get used to the fact that you will find cat hair everywhere in your house. At times, you will need to clean your house more often due to the cat hair and removing it from your furniture and clothes can be challenging as well.


Ideally, they require monthly baths. It is very essential to keep your Persian cat’s coat clean and free of tangles. You can use baby powders to take away oils and untangle knots.

They are Indoor cats

Persian cats are best kept as indoor cats. Persian cats have quite short legs and a soft stomach and long fur, which isn’t a great combination to treat them as an outdoor cat. Staying outdoors, they can face nasal problems, which wouldn’t go well further with the dust they breathe there. No doubt, as said earlier, Persian cats are best kept as indoor cats only.

Health Issues

Persian cats are likely to face health issues often due to their flat-face, which causes eye drainage issues. They can also suffer from nasal problems. Persian cats can suffer from Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) as well. But, most of them do tend to lead a healthy life if they are taken care of properly.

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