Decoding a Veterinarian Record Chart

Have you ever wondered what all those abbreviations and acronyms mean that are on your cat’s health record chart at the veterinarian’s office? Sometimes, I think doctors, dentists, veterinarians, nurses (basically anyone who is educated and proficient in their field) have their own language, and it is meant to keep us “lay” persons guessing as to the meaning of certain … Read More

Dental Care and Cats

Most veterinarians advise clients to brush their pet’s teeth on a regular basis. Just like us, brushing our pet’s teeth assist in breaking down plaque and tarter buildup. Bacteria can develop in the plaque and begin to cause damage, especially in the crevices between the teeth and gums. This can lead to an infection in the gum which may lead … Read More

Designer Cats and Hybrid Cats

Over 4,000 years ago, the Egyptians domesticated cats. Nowadays, people have a taste for all things exotic and are working to undo the domesticated cat with the introduction of “half-wild” cats.  Yes, this is just my opinion. These breeders are breeding for a designer look and taken to breeding house cats with medium-sized, wild cats to create new animals that … Read More

Do You Know the Real PETA and Humane Society of the United States?

© Pelaqita Persians This article first appeared in the March, 2007 issue (Volume V Issue 2) of the Rocky Mountain Wrinkle, the newsletter of the Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Club, Inc. Any reference to this article must give full credit to the Rocky Mountain Wrinkle, and the Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Club, Inc. http://centennialsharpeiclub.com/ Permission must be granted to use any articles from … Read More

End of Life Decision Making

One of the most important decisions facing a pet owner is when to make an End of Life Decision for our cat or dog. When is it time to talk to our veterinarian about humanely euthanizing a beloved pet? Our pets cannot make their wishes known to us or leave a Living Will. Animals cannot tell us how much pain … Read More

Finding A New Veterinarian

 (Photo: IvonneW/iStockphoto) Once you have found a breeder you are going to get your new Persian kitten from, it is time to choose a new veterinarian. It is not only important to have spent time researching responsible breeders, but also researching who will be responsible for providing your new kitty with medical care. How do you find a veterinarian? What … Read More

First Vet Visit

Our Irish Wolfhound, Phelan, with three of our past Persian kittens The day you bring home your kitten is likely to be your kitten’s first big life adventure. How you introduce him to his new home, family, and veterinarian can set the tone for the rest of his life. Here are a few tips to help your new kitten adjust … Read More

Five Common Causes of Your Cat Urinating Outside the Litter Box

Have you ever had this happen? You’re a happy cat owner, your kitty is using the box just fine, but one day…you come home and find a giant urine spot in the living room…the bathroom…heaven forbid – on your bed! What happened? What went wrong? It isn’t normal for a cat to use her litter box faithfully, then one day … Read More

Five People Foods to Never Feed Your Cat

By: Dr. Sarah of Life’s Abundance This month’s episode of Pet Talk with Dr. Sarah is just for felines. Turns out, that myth about finicky appetites doesn’t mean they won’t consume things that can damage their little bodies. You may think you know what human foods a cat should and should not eat, but we guarantee that some of these will … Read More

Giving Kittens as Gifts

Christmas at Pelaqita Persians Christmas is fast approaching, and already I am getting phone calls and emails asking if we will have kittens available for Christmas. Most of the inquiries I get during the Holiday season is for “a kitten as a surprise for my [insert name here]. While surprising a loved one with a new kitten may seem like … Read More