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Find the Purr-fect Pet for Your Family with These 6 Cat Breeds

Pet Care Tips 2 min read

Black, brown, grey, orange, tabby, short-hair, long-hair, exotic, local, or just plain cute, there’s a lot of choice out there when it comes to finding the right breed  of cat for you. Different breeds come with different temperaments, life expectancies, and maintenance requirements, making research the key to finding a breed[1] that will fit in well with your lifestyle, and your family members. The good news is that there’s a cat for everyone, and today we’re going to look at some of the most popular cat breeds to help you narrow down your choice.

A Cat for the Dog Lover. Loyal, playful, and vocal, Oriental cats have large, pointed ears and an inquisitive personality that makes them easy to love. Extremely smart and social, Orientals will form bonds with their owners similar to a dog, making them the perfect cross-over breed for anyone who has ever considered themselves a “dog person”.

Cats 101: Oriental

A Cat for the Health Maven. The American Shorthair is a lean, large, powerful cat that will live to be an average of 15 to 20 years- an impressive lifespan for a pet. Easy-going and low maintenance, American Shorthairs are available in a range of colours and patterns, and will provide plenty of action for the athletic pet owner.

A Cat for the Allergy Prone [2]. The Hairless Sphynx is covered in a fine peach fuzz which does not contain the allergenic dander so problematic for many pet owners. Given the Sphynx’s sensitive skin, this breed should remain indoors, where it tends to be affectionate, energetic and cuddly.

A Cat for the Kids. The Ragdoll is the perfect pet for a house with small children, since it tends not to use its teeth and claws during play. Floppy and soft when picked up, as its name would suggest, the Ragdoll is extremely affectionate, and known to follow owners around the house like a dog.

A Cat for the Fashionista. If you’re looking for a chic little princess of a cat, the Persian is the breed for you. Its long fur, compact face, and beautiful eyes are emphasized by its calm and affectionate nature. Somewhat high-maintenance, Persian cats require daily grooming. ‘Tis the price of beauty for this gorgeous breed.

A Cat for the Kind Hearted. Of course, the best option for many is to adopt a cat from the local animal shelter. There’s always a selection of breeds, temperaments, ages, and personalities available, giving you the perfect opportunity to peruse a number of different animals who would all be grateful to have a new family.

Once you bring your new feline friend home, keep on top of his or her health by supplementing diet with the right natural pet remedies for your pet’s specific needs. A breed like a Persian may need extra care in preventing and treating hairballs. Supplements such as NHV’s HAIRB-EZ will help dissolve ingested hairballs and reduce pain, bloating, and discomfort. An adopted cat may benefit from a detox supplement to strengthen the immune system after their stay at the shelter. Products like NHV’s BK Detox will help to flush toxins from your cat’s system, promoting long-term vitality.

With a little help from some natural pet care products, and a lot of love, you and your purr-fect new pet can begin forming a friendship that will last for many years to come. Visit the NHV Website for more information on the natural pet products right for your cat’s needs.

Published: January 21, 2014

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