Looking for a feline companion, but wondering which cat breeds would thrive happily indoors? Here are a few leads from our Kennesaw vets.
What is the best breed of cat for you?
The answer to this question depends on the personality, physical attributes and other characteristics you're looking for in a feline companion, as well as your own lifestyle. Cats are as unique as their people and while some are chatty attention seekers, others are quiet and lazy.
Here are a few breed suggestions to help you find the perfect feline companion for your household.
You can recognize these cats by their short, soft coat which is light-colored on the body with a darker fur on the face, paws, ears and tail. Siamese cats are strikingly beautiful, playful, and known for following their owners around the house 'chatting'. This is not the right breed for anyone who spends a great deal of time out of the house. Siamese cats possess several dog-like qualities including a love of play and a need for lots of companionship.
Ragdoll cats are large, long-bodied, and strikingly beautiful. They have long, silky coats and tend to make loving indoor pets. When it comes to their personality, these cats are loving, sweet, and always up for cuddles. They often welcome their people at the door when they arrive home, and can learn tricks easily with a little positive reinforcement (treats).
Bred to keep rodents from invading their masters’ farm and house, this breed plays well by themselves and is a good choice for a single-person household, provided their owner provides lots of exercise and interaction! This powerful, medium-to-large breed is known for being round and thick. Our vets recommend that you groom your British Shorthair daily since these cats tend to grow thick, dense coats in the winter that shed when warmer weather arrives.
This popular breed has a gentle, calm personality with large, deep blue eyes and long, full, dense coats that require regular grooming. This breed often exhibits kitten-like bursts of energy. You are as likely to find see these lovely cats snoozing in a sliver of sunlight, as you are to see them racing across the house in a bout of lively play. These cats make great companions, provided their owners are attentive to nutrition and give them enough exercise and interaction.
'Moggy' is a general term for a mixed breed cat. These cats have a range of personalities as varied as their origins, but typically they are content and happy creatures with few health issues. You just might find the best cat for you at your local animal shelter or cat rescue!
Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.