In this article, we will look at what cat breeds are available.
If you are allergic to cats, we have some good news for you,
There are breeds of hypoallergenic cats which may be suitable for you,
So if you once thought cat ownership wasn’t possible, that might not be the case now!
They also produce fewer allergens if not any.
Allergen is a protein, and It is a protein that a cat produces in their saliva. And it’s because of this that some people are allergic to cats and have to take medication.
The sphynx breed of cat is a small but sturdily built cat.
The fur is almost nonexistent, and the Sphynx cat breed has large eyes full of expression.
They love and will demand close contact with us humans, forever looking for cuddles, this breed of a cat adores attention.
The Sphynx cat has a unique look and because of this, dictates the special care needed.
They require regular bathing as well as ear cleaning and skin moisturisation.
We have two delightful Sphynx cats Axel and Bijou that just fit in with us so well, and I do so recommend this cat breed.
Scottish Folds are adorable.
And an entertaining breed of cat to have in your home, and now very popular, with their characteristic tilted ears and endearing expressions.
If your thinking that this cat breed is right up your street and it essential to know what’s involved in owning one.
First of all their personality traits are to die for! it doesn’t take long for you to see silly antics like laying flat on their backs with their paws up in the air, or sitting upright or standing on their rear legs.
And their real charm is the way they interact with us humans, and these furry cats love it when given lots of love and attention.
Sociable and incredibly friendly they want to be everyone’s friend. Scottish folds are an intelligent breed of cats, and teaser toys are amongst their favourites.
These particular cats do not like to be left alone for too long.
Due to their highly social nature means that this breed isn’t for families that spend quite a lot of time outdoors.
These cats are generally known to be friendly towards all age ranges, either young or old, and also good with other cats, and dogs that are good with cats.
They are not particularly vocal cats their voices when heard are slightly tinny, with a soft chirpy sound.
The Scottish fold cat breed usually weighs between 8 to 13 lbs fully grown.
It’s essential to feed them the correct diet and amounts, as it is all pets that are in our care.
Scottish fold care.
Ear cleaning, this is a must-do! Daily due to their folded over ears. Check for signs of dirt, discolouration and anything out of the normal.
Eyes must be bright and clean, wipe their eyes each day with a damp piece of cotton wool.
Find the right cat for you.
Before you start looking for a cat, decide whether you want to adopt from a shelter or rescue group?
Do you want a particular cat breed such as Persian, Sphynx, Devon Rex, Rusian Blue, etc.?
Do you have children and-or other pets? ( some cat breeds are best suited for homes without children)
Do you want a kitten or an adult cat?
How far are you willing to travel to find your perfect pet?
Most importantly, you should start your search looking for a healthy cat or kitten, and This could save you and your family a lot of heartache and vets bills in the future.
You can and will save a lot of time by searching classified ads websites such as https://www.pets4uk.co.uk
While you explore the many sites offering pets for sale, you must keep in mind to find a reputable breeder.
What Cat Breed?
There are so many breeds of cats today and you may be confused at what cat breed to research, it is more helpful to you if I include this link.
Research is everything when thinking about what cat breed is suitable for you!
Once again, I will stress that “research is everything” I always offer this piece of advice “no matter what type of pet you are looking for,
The more you know, the better your search will be”!
When you eventually contact a breeder, ask lots of questions, then ask more questions. You are mentally sorting out the wheat from the chaff!
The more questions you ask, the more you will find out about “not just the cat but the breeder as well”.
Is the breeder reputable? Does this breeder know much about this particular breed of cat? Or are they in it for the money?
It may sound daunting, but the more that you know and find out the better your search will be.
Many unscrupulous people are dealing with pets to line their pockets.
Sit down when its nice and quiet in your home and put together a list of questions that you can ask, and would like answered.
There’s nothing worse than finishing a phone conversation only to realise that you forgot to ask something that you feel is important.
If there’s any evasiveness in the answers given to you walk away! If things don’t feel right walk away.
Trust your gut instincts, Its much better to be safe in your choices than sorry later on.
You cant always rely on looks to determine whether or not a cat is in tip-top condition, but it will give you an indication.
Healthy cats will have bright eyes, a beautiful coat, and be full of life.
You will need to know as much as possible about its medical history, such as veterinary checkups, vaccinations, and of course, microchip!
Are you thinking of adopting a cat?
If so, all the above apply, and you need to ask a few more questions, for instance, will the cat come with a health guarantee? And how long for? it should also state who is responsible for any vets fees if the cat becomes ill at that time.
Are there in special needs with a particular cat or cat breed? Some cats have a medical condition which requires medication,
Or they may require some other form of care.
These cats can be just as loving but need someone to take them on who is willing to make sure they get the care needed.
Here are some useful links to help you find your perfect rescue/re-home a cat.
Ask about the cat’s history.
The more you know, the better your choice!
Is the cat good with other animals? You especially need to know this if you have other pets at home.
Is the cat good with children? Again this is something you need to know if you have children or children do visit your home.
While observing and interacting with the cat, you possibly want to adopt, see, amongst other things, its personality.
How are they interacting with you? Is the cat calm, energetic, shy, playful, bold, or timid?
Some cats like to come up and greet you and any stranger that comes up to them, these turn out to be amiable cats and will love some attention from you, this type of cat certainly won’t be shy.
But just as you get in your face social cats, you also get shy to start with ones.
These are just as loving and sweet but will be wary at first due possibly to their instincts.
Once their home and familiar with their surroundings, they will be no different from any other friendly feline.
As your interacting with the cat, you will know which is the one for you! It’s a strange sort of feeling, and it’s like something clicks inside of you.
It could be a particular look they give you or a mannerism you’ve picked up on.
If the connection is there, you will know it, or you may find the cat has chosen you, and not the other way round.
These observations all help you in your final choice of a furry friend.
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Best cat quotes:
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”~Terry Pratchett