Persian Cat Empire
Cleaning Persian Eyes
When I first began breeding Persians, I had no interest whatsoever in peke-faced cats! I knew I would be
spending hours a day just maintaining a clean environment, and I certainly didn’t look forward to adding extra
grooming to my workload. I planned to stick with doll face cats.
One thing that bothered me about extreme faced Persians was that you see so many pictures on the Internet
of Persian cats with really dirty, gunky eyes and terrible staining. It makes you think all Persians just look like
that. I didn’t realize until I had been raising Persians, that a little simple cleaning each day takes care of all
that. It isn’t “just the way Persians are.”
I fell in love with my extreme faced Hooch at first sight. After having him for a few months and learning through
trial and error what works best to keep his eyes cleaned, I’ve come up with two invaluable tools: 1) 2
moistened cotton make-up remover pads, and 2) A flea comb. Simply wipe their eyes with the cotton pad,
making sure to get the fur around their eyes nice and wet. Then, run the flea comb around the eye area.
The flea comb isn’t pointy enough, and the tines are so close together, that they don’t tend to poke the eye if
you go slowly. The flea comb removes any crusty stuff they built up overnight. After I run the flea comb through
the eye area, I wipe them down again with a second wet cotton pad.
Simple as pie, effective, and quick! And remember, the best way to remove tear stains in cats is to never let
them happen in the first place.