Domestic Long Hair Cats are of a varied, mixed and unknown heritage. As a result they aren’t recognised as an official breed. However, we think this is part of their magic! With all sorts of personalities, fur colours and coat patterns, Domestic Long Hairs can enchant and amuse with their individuality. One of the most common household cats along with the Domestic Short Hair, Domestic Long Hairs will slink, strut or sashay their way into your heart - depending on their personality!
Colour: Varied but common colours include tortoiseshell, smoke and tabby
Coat: Long haired
Size: Medium cat, 36 - 46cm (excluding tail)
Weight: 8 - 15 pounds
Lifespan: Variable but anywhere between 12 - 18 years
Temperament: Unpredictable! Domestic long hairs can be anything from a cuddly cat to a feisty feline!
Origin: Unknown, but it is thought that their long hair was an adaptation to help them thrive in colder climates such as Russia, northern Iran and Turkey.
Your Domestic Long Hair cat will love you for feeding them fresh cat food daily - even if they are too aloof to show it with affection! However, you’ll be able to see the benefits of fresh cat food for yourself. Some of the changes you might spot in your Domestic Long Hair include:
● Improved digestion
● More energy
● Shinier, healthy coats
Although Domestic Long Hair cats can be very different, they all share two things. One, their lovely long fur. Two, they are obligate carnivores. This means that they have evolved to eat and get their nutrients from meat. Their sharp teeth are for tearing meat; not grinding plants. Their saliva and their liver don’t break down plants like herbivores do. Their digestive tract is shorter, because it’s built for meat. Yet industry standard cat food overlooks this, using little and poor quality meat. This needs to change.
At KatKin, we are demanding better. Our fresh cat food is formulated by vets and made with premium ingredients - simply 100% fresh-cooked human-grade meat. Switch fearlessly and try fresh cat food with your Domestic Long Hair today.
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Your Domestic Long Hair cat should be fed one pouch of KatKin fresh cat food per day. Inside each pouch is the exact daily calorie and nutrient needs your Domestic Long Hair requires. How do we do it? By loving cats hard and specially tailoring our food pouches perfectly to every cat we meet.
Domestic Long Hair kittens should be fed smaller meals 3 - 4 times per day. We perfectly portion your Domestic Long Hair kitten’s food into pouches. One pouch is a daily serving. Keeping this in mind, we recommend dividing one pouch of KatKin food into three or four meals a day.
It is impossible to say whether the Domestic Long Hair is friendly or not. Due to their long heritage of mixed breeding, Domestic Long Hairs are capable of a wide range of temperaments. Whilst some can be friendly and affectionate others can be shy or aloof. A fun part of loving a Domestic Long Hair is getting to know their individual personality.
No, Domestic Long Hair cats are not considered rare. In fact they are one of the most common types of cats to find in English and American homes. That being said, the gene which gives Domestic Long Hairs their long fur is recessive. This means that Domestic Long Hair cats are more rare than their Domestic Short Hair counterparts.
As a cat parent, there are a few things you can do to take good care of a Domestic Long Hair. This includes:
1) Feeding them fresh cat food which mimics their ancestral diet.
2) Helping them groom their long fur by brushing them daily.
3) Making sure to check for knots and matts in their fur.
4) Playing games with them to make sure they get their exercise.
Simple, fresh & healthy. At KatKin we are demanding nothing short of the best for cats. You should too. Trial a KatKin 14 day food subscription for your Domestic Long Hair cat now and receive 20% off.
Domestic Long Hair cats not your cup of tea? Discover another cat breed to fall in love with and feed fresh food to daily. We know they will love you for feeding them quality fresh meat - the question is whether they show it with long cuddles, head nudges or love bites!