When My World Seemed to Collapse

GC Cacao Dignity of Pelaqita Pure Persian LinesOver a year ago, I placed an intact breeding pair of kittens with a woman living in the western part of Illinois. She had said that she had bred and showed Persians cats in the 1970’s and wanted to get back into cats. She was looking for a solid cream kitten. About two … Read More

White Vinegar Uses

White vinegar is a natural, inexpensive cleaning solution. Below are just a few of the uses for distilled white vinegar: Discourage a cat from sitting on a certain windowsill or other surface, or from scratching upholstery, by spraying white distilled vinegar on the item. Test first on an unnoticeable area to be sure you do not do any damage to … Read More

Why You Should Microchip Your Cat!

Two sisters on the go – © Pelaqita PersiansA study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, reveals that fewer than 2 percent of lost cats and about 22 percent of lost dogs entering animal shelters are returned to their original families. When microchipped and registered, 52 percent of dogs and over 38 percent of cats are re-united … Read More

Zoonosis – Yourself and Your Cat

Moochi at four weeks old © Pelaqita PersiansZoonotic diseases (also called zoonosis) that can pass from animals to humans. Most diseases are species specific. Good hygiene can help avoid most zoonotic diseases by disinfecting contaminated areas, washing hands after handling contaminated items (including cats) and wearing rubber gloves to prevent infectious matter entering skin wounds. Most diseases pose no threat … Read More