As well as being listed as a purebred cat, many people incorrectly assume that a hairless cat is truly a purebred cat. But is this really the case?
If you’ve been considering bringing a hairless cat into your family, I’d like to fill you in on some facts about the subject. This information may help inform your decisions for the type of cat you choose to get.
First, let’s take a look at some information on what “hairless” actually means. Many people think that hairless is simply an absence of hair.
The truth is that many cats do not actually have hair. In fact, all cats do have hairs, but those hairs are present in large amounts under the skin.
Hairless cats are indeed a type of breed, but their coats do not require any grooming and generally look perfectly presentable. And, there are other things to consider with a cat that is hairless.
First, cats that lack fur are not necessarily healthier cats. You would have to closely examine the coat of such a cat to see if it is healthy.
And a healthy coat can actually be just as healthy as a healthy coat that has hair. It just won’t be as easy to clean.
Hairless cats are also more susceptible to certain types of diseases. Although the chances are slim that you will suffer from anything detrimental due to a hairless cat, there are always potential issues that may occur if you keep a cat that does not have fur.
Make sure that you get to know your cat and know the type of things that might occur with their health. Also, take care of your pet at all times and treat it with respect.
The cost is typically much higher for a cat that has fur, but the person or owner of the cat can usually get by with the extra expense. Keep in mind that a cat with fur is going to have to be groomed more often than one that does not have fur.
Don’t forget that the type of breed of cat that you get is going to play a role in your decision on whether to get a cat that is a hairless breed or not. The American Shorthair, Standard Poodle, and Toy Poodle are some of the best known hairless breeds.
So, if you’re looking for a way to bring a cat into your family, don’t forget to consider these facts. It might be more work than you want to deal with, but it will be worth it to have a nice cat that looks good.