Choosing The Right Cat For You

There is an old racing adage that says ‘different horses for different courses’, and the same can be said for pets. It is worth taking the time to do your research to ensure that you choose a breed that suits your personal circumstances.

If you are thinking of welcoming a feline friend into your home and life, it is important to consider carefully which breed of cat would suit your lifestyle before you commit. There are so many different breeds of cats, all with their own personalities and physical attributes that it is worth taking the time to find one that will suit you perfectly to ensure a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.

Getting the Right Breed

In the same way that humans all have different personalities, so do pets, and like humans, not all personalities are suited to each other. Different breeds of cats require various levels of attention, and some may be happier to be man-handled by children, while for others this may cause distress. Some breeds will be more active, while others may enjoy sleeping all day. If you choose a cat that requires a lot of attention, but you are out at work all day, the cat will not be happy and it may tear up your house in protest, when you are not home.

Adult or Kitten?

The choice as to whether you choose an adult cat, or one that is still a kitten is a good question and one which requires some thought. A kitten will require a lot more attention than an adult cat, and will need a lot of training in the early days. This will include toilet training and supervision on learning the ropes of living in your home. A cat that is at least a year old or more, will be calmer and its personality will already be established, so you will have an idea as to whether you will enjoy each other’s company.

Who Lives With You?

When bringing a new member of the family into a household it is important to consider all of the different parties involved. For households that have young children, life for the cat can become a miserable existence as young children are usually quite rough so they need to be supervised with the cat as much as possible. At Durack Pet Motel we understand the importance of choosing the right breed of cat for the whole family, so it is worth doing your homework in order that everyone is happy.