Facts about cats: Domestic Longhair

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About Domestic Long Hair cats

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!

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Cat statistics

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.

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Benefits of fresh cat food for Domestic Longhair cats

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.

We've kept it simple

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Introduce us to your cat.

Our simple questions help us personalise your cat's meals.

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A box just for them.

We'll build a box of fresh-cooked food that's right for your cat's needs.

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We deliver straight to your door.

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Forget about food waste.

One pouch. One cat. One day. Complete nutrition.

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No strings attached.

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Spot the difference.

Start to notice the incredible changes in your cat after feeding them KatKin.

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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!


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