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.
Colour: Domestic Shorthair colours include brown, grey, black, tan, red and chocolate
Coat: Short haired
Size: Medium cat, 38 - 46cm (excluding tail)
Weight: 5.4 - 6.8 kg
Lifespan: Variable but anywhere between 15 - 20 years
Temperament: Calm, independent, friendly
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:
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.
We've kept it simple
1. Introduce us to your cat.
Our simple questions help us personalise your cat's meals.
2. A box just for them.
We'll build a box of fresh-cooked food that's right for your cat's needs.
3. Cross cat food off the shopping list.
We deliver straight to your door.
4. Forget about food waste.
One pouch. One cat. One day. Complete nutrition.
5. No strings attached.
Change, pause or cancel your monthly plan online anytime.
6. Spot the difference.
Start to notice the incredible changes in your cat after feeding them KatKin.
100% premium- quality meat
Frozen fresh with no preservatives
Made in the UK
Domestic Shorthair cat FAQs
Domestic Shorthair cats need food which provides nutrition without any fillers and carbs. Fresh cat food is best. One pouch of KatKin fresh cat food will satisfy your Domestic Shorthair cat daily. We know this as we tailor to every cat we meet. Inside our vet-formulated recipes are the exact daily calorie and nutrient needs your Domestic Shorthair cat requires, making feeding easier for everyone.
Ideally, you should be feeding the total daily amount for your Domestic Shorthair split between 3 - 4 meals. Keeping that in mind, once you’ve told us about your new addition, we perfectly portion your Domestic Shorthair kitten’s food into pouches. One pouch is a daily serving, filled with all the nutrients your kitten needs.
No, Domestic Shorthair cats are not hypoallergenic. No cat breed is ever 100% hypoallergenic. Although they are a friendly companion, their fur can be left behind wherever they lay. Allergies can also be formed from a Domestic Shorthair’s skin, in the form of dander, which can trigger an allergic reaction.
Yes, Domestic Shorthairs can go outside. Being kept inside all day is not on the agenda for this breed. They have strong hunting instincts which they like to use to explore amongst the grass and open space. You will know when they are tired. Their softer side emerges and they will be open to all the cuddles you provide them.
Discover related cat breeds
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!