Non-shedding cat breeds have become quite
desirable and fashionable lately.
To be clear, all animals - including people- shed not just hairs but skin cells. So what we
talking about here is an assortment of cats that won't be leaving their
fuzzy mark on every couch and sweater in the joint. The Sphinx cat is
not only hairless, but also exquisitely shaped and often quite cuddly.
Naturally, hairless and non-shedding go hand and hand, but some curly haired cat
are non or very low-shedding as well and in
some cases prove to
be less irritating to folks with allergies. See also hypoallergenic cat
breeds if this is a factor for you. Among these non-shedding
the Peterbald cat, the LaPerm and the Don Sphynx have both furred
individuals within the breed. Cats without hair are usually the result
of a mutation and breed development requires lots of planning
and care on the part of breeders. Enjoy
the journey and always
Cats have been selectively bred for appearance and temperament
thousands of years no doubt starting with the first good mousers who
themseleves useful in the first farmhouses. Recently all sorts of
exciting varieties have been developed including several non-shedding
breeds and some fabulous felines like the Singapura which is one of the
smallest. Along with different domestic cats
there are an assortment of wild cat/domestic cat crosses that add lots
of spice to the mix. Exotic cats are in vogue too. Many of the
varieties of cats listed here are pedigreed and recognized by the Cat
Association(CFA), the world's largest cat organization. Check them all
out in our exclusive -CatStats- fact files.
Inside Cat or Outside Cat?
Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside
unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds
never be outside cats. Hairless
breeds like the Sphynx
are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors.
Docile breeds like the Burmese
may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed
outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not
otherwise encounter. Fred Flintstone put his saber-tooth out every
night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and he was a
saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little envy when we see our
domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of
liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom.
what do YOU think
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