Birthing Kittens As Seen Through the Eyes of a Cat Breeder

Millie, our black and white pregnant, female Persian cat, was expected to have her kittens on or about August 19, 2014. On August 18th, she started showing some signs of “nesting” behavior – digging in her birthing box, sitting down on her back haunches, and then unsuccessfully trying to lick her very pregnant belly and nether regions, which for a … Read More

Buying A Registered Persian Kitten

Expect to pay more for a registered Persian kitten than an unregistered purebred kitten. A pedigreed Persian kitten is an investment, so it is important to do your homework. When looking for a pedigreed Persian kitten seek out responsible cat breeders who offer (at a minimum): written health guarantee, age-appropriate vaccinations and wormings, and the kittens have been seen (at … Read More

Capturing Your Persian In A Pretty Hand-Drawn Picture

By Guest Author: Lucy Fielding Whoever first decided to call a dog man’s best friend has obviously never owned a Persian cat.  Cats are, in fact, more popular in the USA than their canine counterparts, with more than 95.6 million cats living in households across the country as pets.  As loyal human companions to the most delightful animals on the planet, … Read More

Cat Aggression

For cats in the wild, aggression is a natural and healthy behavior. If cats were not aggressive creatures, they would have never survived in the wild. However, now that man has domesticated them, we no longer find their aggressive tendencies acceptable. According to feline behaviorists, there are ten types of cat aggression. However, the cat owner typically sees four of … Read More

Cat Awake at Night – Reducing Nocturnal Activity

Cats are nocturnal and prefer to be awake at night, sleeping up to 16 hours a day. Although, Persian cats sleep more than other cat breeds. The most common complaint veterinarians get is: “the cat is keeping me awake during the night”. There are several things you can do to help:

Cat Microchipping

For years, dogs have been microchipped. It is a no-brainer to have a dog microchipped, dogs usually go outside to potty, dogs are taken to obedience classes, for walks, rides, and hikes. Therefore, dogs are more susceptible to straying from home and becoming lost. Nowadays, most cats live indoors never setting a paw outside. However, a cat can accidentally get … Read More

Cat Owners Have Rights

(Photo: IvonneW/iStockphoto) You, as a cat owner, have the right and responsibility to ask your veterinarian questions regarding the diagnosis, medical tests, treatment plan, and prognosis for your pet. When you are in the hospital, you ask the nurse what she is injecting into your IV or what pill she is giving you BEFORE it happens to make sure there are … Read More

Cat Water Fountains for Persian Cats by EBI Fountains

Recently, I made an investment in two Ebi Water Fountains for our Persian cats and kittens. I made this purchase because I have two cats that absolutely refuse to use a water bottle no matter how hard I try to “train” them to use it. While this is not an issue for one of our cats to use one of Charlie’s … Read More

Cats and Cages

Many cat breeder websites boast about being a “cageless” or “cage-free” cattery – inferring that they allow ALL their cats to run free in their entire home. Those breeders say their kittens are “raised underfoot” in their home. An impressive statement, but is it accurate? The terms “cageless” or “cage free” are misleading, and I think, that breeder is irresponsible … Read More

Cats and Declawing

Many people believe that declawing their cat is the surgical removal of the cat’s nails. This is incorrect. Before making the decision to have your cat declawed be aware that there may be an alternative to declawing. Declawing a cat is a procedure that is mostly done in the United States, and most owners are not aware of what declawing … Read More