Preventing Urinary Crystals in Cats

There is a saying among the veterinary profession “The solution to pollution is dilution” to explain how to prevent urinary crystal and stone formation in cats. Despite claims of specialized or prescription diets, time, observation, and numerous independent studies have shown that there are no magical diets for solving this problem and that water consumption is the key to a … Read More

Selecting a Responsible Persian Cat Breeder

Good Breeder vs. Bad Breeder Persian kitten breeders are everywhere in the world due to the world wide web (internet). However, finding a responsible, knowledgeable Persian cat breeder can take a little legwork. It is estimated that over 50% of kittens (and puppies) raised in the U.S. are raised by people who NEVER have another litter. A responsible breeder only sells to … Read More

Spay and Neuter Age for Cats

Pelaqita Persians strongly believes in the spay and neuter of all non-breeding cats (in other words — cats that are solely companions, not for show or for breeding purposes). Persian cats are the most recognized of all cat breeds and one of the most popular, and obviously, we feel the ideal companion which is just one reason we feel so … Read More

Spay and Neuter Cat Myths

© Pelaqita Persians Is it true that neutered or spayed cats get fat and lazy? It is true that after a cat is altered that its metabolism can change. Therefore, in most cases, the cat does not require as much food to maintain a healthy weight. Americans tend to overfeed their cats which results in obese and unhealthy cats, so … Read More

Strange Cat Behaviors

© Pelaqita Persians As a long-time pet owner of both cats and dogs, it has always been obvious to me that dogs and cats communicate and have social interactions in different ways. If you are scratching your head in confusion about your cat’s behavior perhaps this article can help decode some of the mystery. Because cat behavior is so unique, … Read More

Teach Children How to Hold a Cat

© Pelaqita Persians I have heard many cat owners say that their cat does not like to be held by their children and what are they to do? Children do not innately know how to properly hold a cat, recognize when the cat has had enough, or when to allow a cat “space and alone time”. Here are a few … Read More

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss

by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. ©  Pet Loss Support Website (Used With Permission) Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that friend. Following are some tips on coping with that grief, and with the difficult decisions one faces upon the loss of a pet. Am I crazy … Read More

The Evolution Of A Cat Show

In the late 1500’s, enthusiastic cat owners gathered in the town of Winchester, England and held a “show” to compare their cats. Of course, this exhibition at the local fair was nothing like our cat shows of today. The winner of the competition in 1598 at the St. Giles Fair was not awarded best of breed, but the best of … Read More

The Harsh Truth About Why Our Sport Is Dying

Susan in 1991 showing one of her German Shepherd Dogs © Pelaqita Persians By:   Drew Deaton Website Facebook page Contact Drew Recently I have read several very well written articles on the “fall” of Dog Shows as a sport. The reasons targeted in these articles were all correct, they are all problems that do reside in our sport and … Read More

The Informed Kitten Buyer

Hot Rod © Pelaqita Persians So, you think you would like to get a Persian kitten? There are many ways to go about getting a Persian kitten. First and foremost, look for a reputable breeder (Click here for what makes a reputable or responsible Persian kitten breeder) and avoid pet stores, etc. Finding the right kitten for you is a … Read More