Facts about cats: Domestic Shorthair

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About Domestic Short Hair cats

The Domestic Shorthair cat breed is a friendly and fun loving feline. As one of the oldest cat breeds in Europe, they can make a great addition into your household, but may be shy to new guests. Perfect if you have been finding an excuse to stop the neighbours coming round! Being a calm and easy to please breed, there is nothing more a Domestic Shorthair loves doing than having a quiet day to day, with the option of a cat tree to climb. But don’t be fooled. British Shorthairs love to be the leader of the pack, and they will show it.

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Cat statistics

Colour: Domestic Shorthair colours include brown, grey, black, tan, red and chocolate

Coat: Short haired

Size: Medium cat, 38 - 46cm (excluding tail)

Weight: 12 - 15 pounds

Lifespan: Variable but anywhere between 15 - 20 years

Temperament: Calm, independent, friendly

Origin: Sweden

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Benefits of fresh cat food for Domestic Shorthair cats

We truly believe fresh cat food has the best benefits for your Domestic Shorthair. And it’s not just because we provide it. Domestic Shorthairs will likely notice the following benefits when provided with fresh cat food daily:

● Better digestion

Effective weight management

● Shinier, healthy coats

Domestic Shorthairs are obligate carnivores. This means they receive their nutrients from meat. Yet the current industry standard cat food uses poor quality meat, which is cooked at high temperatures to last on a shelf for months, even years. This must change.

KatKin provides fresh cat food, which is vet-formulated and uses premium ingredients - simply100% fresh-cooked human-grade meat. Don’t just take our word for it. Make the switch and try fresh cat food recipes with your Domestic Shorthair.

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Simple, fresh & healthy. At KatKin we are constantly striving to shake up the cat food industry one meal at a time. Trial a KatKin 14 day food subscription for your Domestic Shorthair cat today and receive 20% off.

Domestic Shorthairs not the fun loving feline for you? Learn about another cat breed to love hard and feed fresh food to daily. We are sure they will be eternally grateful you made the decision to feed them quality fresh meat!

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