What type of cat should I get?

What type of cat should I get? - Cute kittens in a wood basket

If your family is in search of a cat or a kitten for the first time, you’ll need to do some research. Since your cat will become a large part of your life, choosing the right breed for you is extremely important to ensure you select the right fit for you and your family!

There are many different breeds to choose from and many differences between those breeds - some breeds need extra care and attention, some are more people-oriented, and some may experience genetically inherited diseases or behavioural issues. In this article, we discuss the best cat breeds for a family with kids.

Abyssinian Cats

Abyssinians often referred to as "Abby-Sili-Ans" are people-oriented, extremely loyal, energetic, charmingly entertaining and easily mix with children and other pets. This breed is one of the best suitable for families with children over the age of 5.

Maine Coon Cats

Maine Coon cats are one of the largest breeds of domestic cats known for their intelligence and playfulness as well as their size. Maine Coon cats are people-oriented, comfortable, highly intelligent and easily trainable, which makes them great companions. They like to follow their owners from room to room and usually respond when they are called. They are often referred to as “gentle giants” and are very relaxed and comfortable around children and other pets.

Manx Cats

If you have a Manx cat, there will never be a dull moment in your house! Manx cats are very active and tend to have personalities similar to dogs. Some Manx cats play fetch and are enchanted by water. The breed is very cute, loving, and adore their human companions.

Ragdoll Cats

Ragdoll cats are also known as “puppy-cats” as they have personalities just like dogs. These puppy-cats are affectionate, gentle in temperament, well-behaved, and friendly. They are one of the largest breeds of cats and are especially gentle with children and other pets. They are easily trained to play fetch, rollover or beg. Your kids will love a ragdoll cat!

More questions about what breed suits your family best? Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinary professionals today at https://vetster.com/ for advice and to learn more about finding the best fit for your family.

The Vetster Editorial Team is comprised of seasoned writers and communicators dedicated to elevating stories about Vetster, pets and their owners.
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