Longhair or Shorthaired
When you choose your cat you need to consider whether you want it to have
long or short hair. Longhaired cats are very popular, but are not best
suited to people with allergies and require a lot of looking after. Where as
shorthaired cats are normally able to groom themselves without any extra
Longhaired cats need
to be groomed every day to keep the coat free from tangles and matting, and
you'll often find your cat comes home with twigs and other plants tangled in
it. If you live in a hot climate a longhaired cat is not a wise choice, as
your cat will over heat and may suffer some severe health problems.
other extreme is the almost hairless Sphynx cat, needs extra care as its
prone it skin problems. Shorthaired cats are normally far easier to look
after, and a great if you do not have the time to groom your cat every day.
But some of the rarer cat varieties do suffer from health problems, so ask
your breeder for advice before you take you cat home, so you can prepare
your has with any extra medication you may need.