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Cat Breeds Well Suited For Seniors

It’s hard to determine which cat will be best suited for a home with a senior citizen. Unfortunately you can’t tell which one is right for you just by looking at them. It is important to take into consideration the nature of the breed, their energy level and how much attention and care they will need.

Cats can live up to fourteen years and you should consider if the senior citizen wants to make that kind of commitment. You may want to talk to other family members and see if someone in the family would be willing to take over if the cat were to become too much for the senior to handle or if something should happen leaving the cat without a home. Here’s all the information you need to decide which breed is right for your situation.

Bangal

Bangal Cats are medium to large in size with a moderate body type. Recommended for children over the age of 11 and adults 18-65. Bangals have a high activity level but can spend 4-8 hours a day alone. Bangals are generally quiet cats. They require grooming every couple of weeks. They are an affectionate cat that needs allot of attention from their family. These cats can be a handful which is why they are better suited with older children, adults and seniors.

Manx

Manx Cats are medium to large in size with a semi-coby body type. They have a short coat and require once weekly grooming. They have a normal activity level and have a normal vocality level. This breed can be very affectionate. They require a normal amount of attention from their owners and are good natured to be around anyone. Manx cats do well on their own for long periods of time. They are able to be alone for 8 hours or more a day. Easy to handle and care for makes them a perfect choice for any home.

Persian

Persian Cats are medium to large in size with a cobby body type. They have a long coat that requires daily grooming. Persians have a low activity level and are typically quiet cats. They are suitable for any age group as they are affectionate with everyone. They are easy to care for and can be alone anywhere from 4-8 hours a day.

Pixiebob

Pixiebob Cats are medium to large in size with a semi-cobby body type. They can have a short or medium coat and require grooming every couple of weeks. Although they have a high activity level they are pretty much quiet cats. They are very affectionate and need only a normal amount of attention from their family each day. They are moderately easy to handle and can be left alone for up to 8 hours a day. These cats are good with children over the age of 6, adults 18-65 and seniors

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