Finding your perfect cat breed
Choosing a cat to welcome into the family is an exciting time, especially with so many breeds available. But which is the perfect cat breed for you?
Here at Argos Pet Insurance, we love all our feline friends. However, we also know that different qualities and characteristics are suited to certain households more than others.
Whether you’re looking for a child-friendly pet, an indoor cat, or something that won’t set off your partner’s allergies, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of different cat breed characteristics to help find the perfect breed for you.
Best for children – The Ragdoll
The Ragdoll cat lives up to its name – which it acquired due to its floppy characteristic. They tend to go limp in your arms when you pick them up. This makes them perfect for children who may enjoy being quite hands on with their new pet. With a relaxed temperament, the Ragdoll cat is loving and affectionate, and has a laidback nature that makes it very child-friendly.
Most affectionate – Persian
The Persian cat not only has a sweet expression and beautiful coat, but it is one of the most affectionate cat breeds you’re likely to find. Known to appear sleepy on your lap and serenade you with calming purrs, it’s the purrfect cat to come home to after a hard day at the office.
Best for allergies – Balinese
Do you, a family member, or partner, have a cat allergy? Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your feline friends. The Balinese cat may look like a bad choice for those with allergies, but it’s actually one of the few breeds that produce less of Fel D1 protein – the major cat allergen that is responsible for pesky allergy symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes. Less of this means fewer reactions in allergy sufferers and a happier home for them and your cat.
Best indoor cat – The Sphynx
The Sphynx cat is the marmite of the pure breed world – mostly because of its bald appearance. But if you’re worried that keeping a cat indoors is unfair, the Sphynx cat could be the best option. Its lack of hair means it’s more suited to indoor life than other breeds. In the winter it can become too cold outdoors and in the summer it’s at risk of sunburn. So no need to feel guilty for keeping your little friend indoors – you’re actually doing it a favour!
Most energetic – The Savannah
Savannah cats are extremely active and require a lot of attention and interaction. They’re the perfect cats if you’re looking for a pet to play with. They’re most likely found chasing their toys and leaping around the house, and require daily exercise to keep them satisfied. Consider getting two so they have a friend to blow off steam with while you’re at work.
No matter what breed of cat you get, there’s always the possibility it could fall ill and need some extra care. Don’t forget to get your furry friend insured with Argos Pet Insurance to make sure it gets the treatment it needs to keep it happy, healthy, and purring away.