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The contents of this newletter are inspired by the visitors of PERSIAN-CATS.COM. The following tips and information come primarily from bulletin board postings and particularly useful discussions in the chat room. Please feel free to submit suggestions for future newsletters here!

Lindsay Richman
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This Month's Features:
Highly Recommended Cat Foods
How to Eliminate Fleas
Kitty Litter Review
Persian Crossword Puzzle!

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Highly Recommdended Cat Foods
(This information came from Sally H., Georgia H., Steve M., Mary P., & Carolyn H.)

Persian owners are generally very good about feeding high-quality cat foods to their pets. Here are some foods that are recommended by users:

Hills Science Diet
Excellent foods, but there are mixed reviews on the Hairball Control Formula (too rich for some cats).
Nutro Max
Royal Canine
One of the premium foods on the market is Royal Canine. Royal Canine is the one that has a specific formula (and special shape that is easier for Persians to eat) for Persians. The Persian formula contains added ingredients for healthy skin and coat as well as ingredients for hairballs.

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How to Eliminate Fleas
(This information came from Pauline S., Kathy C., and Mary B.)

Fleas are no fun, but you must use some kind of chemical-based treatment. One option is to bathe your cat in a flea dip and then follow it up with a good towel drying. Talk to your vet about a safe dip to use - many of the over-the-counter dips and shampoos are too strong for kittens, or even cats in general. Be sure that all of your pets are treated simultaneously. Do not forget that fleas live in the carpet and ground/grass 80% of the time, so the environment must be treated at the same time as the kitty. Either buy a spray or bug bomber for the house. An alternative is to call a pest control company and let them professionally treat your home.

Going forward, you can talk to your vet about a flea prevention treatment. Products, such as Advantage, Program, and Revolution, are generally very safe and effective. Be sure to keep a flea comb handy. It's a good idea to run the comb through your cat's hair frequently to inspect for flea dirt.

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Kitty Litter Review
(Written by Dan R.)

Arm & Hammer scoopable litter
PROS: Clumps extremely quickly & efficiently; greatly reduces odors.
CONS: Pricier than most litters; container can be a bit messy.

Arm & Hammer is well known for its baking soda, and in recent years have taken the plunge into kitty litter. This is high-quality stuff. It clumps quickly and allows for a tidy cleanup (i.e. no "breakaway" clumps). The presence of baking soda does wonders for odor control. As they say, however, "you get what you pay for," and this litter is a tad costly compared to other brands which can be purchased in larger quantities. That said, if money is no object, this is the litter for you. My only complaint about this litter isn't the litter itself, but the container. It's a chinsy cardboard dispenser, which might be more environmentally sound than the standard plastic dispenser, but is somewhat messy.

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Persian Crossword Puzzle!

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Crossword Puzzle



1.   Tortoiseshell
4.   Catteries
9.   Animal doctor
10. "Fix" a male cat
11. _____point (Himalayan)


1. Best breed in the world
2. A pattern of stripes
3. A dilution of red
5. Female
6. Chinchilla or shaded
8. Affection for your cat

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