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Persian

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Affectionate, gentle and laid back.

Where I'm From

The Persian is an old breed that is said to be named after their country of origin, but their exact beginnings are unknown. Hieroglyphic references date the breed as far back as 1684 B.C.

Today, the Persian is one of the most beloved breeds in the world, adored for their sweet, gentle personalities and graceful appearance.

What I Look Like

Persians have a luxurious, long flowing coat, a stocky build and big round eyes set in a flat face.

Most people picture the Persian as a white cat but they come in a large variety of colours and patterns.

How I Act

This breed needs a considerable amount of maintenance including daily grooming to keep its luxurious coat free from mats.

Due to their flat face they can be prone to excessive tearing and breathing difficulties.

Am I the pet for you?

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.