5 Tips To Get Your Cat To Use The Scratching Post

© Pelaqita Persians Does your kitty always scratch on the furniture (or someplace they’re not meant to be scratching?)  Or perhaps, you want to get a cat and want to ensure that they use the convenient cat scratching post and not your magnificent upholstered dining room chairs?  I assure you that reading these five tips will show you how to … Read More

A Cat Mother’s Nightmare

As an avid pet lover and critter owner, over the past 40+ years, I have heard from friends, acquaintances, and veterinary professionals about a dog or cat escaping from their home and becoming lost. I have always been fortunate that I have never lost one of my pets, until a few weeks ago. It all began with a visit from … Read More

A Persian Cat Named Ralph Mouth

Ralph at one-day old. On May 14, 2015, our Persian cat, Sophia Loren, had her kittens via an emergency C-section. We ended up with four live kittens. There were two red and white males, and we decided to keep the one with more white on him. The other Red Tabby and White kitten went to a show home. Every time … Read More

Advantages to Microchipping Your Persian Cat

Advantages of Microchipping Your CatIn 2012, I started to microchip all of my Persian kittens.  Before a kitten leaves our home it is registered into the new owner’s name with the registering agency – Microchip ID Systems. UPDATE:     As of August 2013, Pelaqita Persians is using the “new” Mini Pro ID microchip which is only 1/4 inch long and … Read More

Animal Rights and RALEEF

© Pelaqita PersiansAnimal Rights and RELEEFTo our wonderful visitors:  We have never felt that the purpose of this site should be political. However, with all of the on-going animal legislation (and breed specific bans — dogs), we felt it was high time that we publicly took a stand. It is time for all animal lovers who wish to continue to own … Read More

Animal Welfare NOT Animal Rights!

The Difference Between Animal Welfare and Animal RightsThere is a difference between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights. Many people think these are the same thing, but they aren’t. Please take a moment to read this article. Animal Welfare means animals are to be treated humanely, have a quality life, and (when needed) a humane death. Animal Welfare supports responsible ownership, … Read More

Are All Cat Breeders Created Equally?

Are All Cat Breeders Created Equally?Several years ago I came across a Facebook page that had this post: What do my kittens cost? “I have had this question come up many times and many times people are often surprised by the price. I am asking $1800 for each of my kittens (calicos, brown patched tabby, torties and dilute calicos will … Read More

Are Purebred Cats In Danger Of Becoming Extinct?

Are Purebred Cats in Danger of becoming Extinct?© Pelaqita Persians The purebred cats that the various registry organizations recognize may be in danger of becoming extinct if the current legislation being proposed in many communities around the country is not stopped. Well-meaning individuals and groups who have been influenced by the extreme attitudes of the animal rights groups are most … Read More

Banfield and VCA Are Under Same Corporate Umbrella

Banfield and VCA Are Under Same Corporate UmbrellaI came across an article written by Laura Northrup on Consumerist.com dated January 9, 2017, regarding a pending merger of a number of the nation’s biggest veterinary care chains (VCA, Banfield Pet Hospital, and BluePearl Veterinary Partners) under the ownership of Mars Inc. (the candy and packaged foods giant). This is NOT a good thing. … Read More

Before Getting a New Persian Kitten

Before Getting a New Persian KittenYour Persian cat will depend on you throughout its life which is typically about 10 – 20 years. Can you properly care for a Persian cat and provide a stable home for its lifetime? Statistics show that over 50 percent of all cats change owners at least once in their lifetime. Do you find that … Read More