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"Eye gunk" is just another problem that Persians typically encounter. Due to the shape of the face and head (as well as other factors), Persians often develop sinus problems, such as eye drainage (this is more of an annoyance to the cat than anything). If the cat cannot clean off all of the substance, it falls upon the owner to do so. What works? Wipe a warm washcloth (no soap!) around the cat's eyes once in the morning and once at night.

For problems with staining around the eyes, consult your vet before using any cleansers or solutions. A solution recommended by many breeders that can be mixed up at home is an eighth of a teaspoon of boric acid and 8 ounces of water. Shake it up and wet the cotton ball. Be careful not to get too much boric acid because it can irritate your kitty's eyes.