One of the most appealing aspects of owning a cat is the fact that you can snuggle with them and experience their soft and fluffy fur. Today, our San Angelo vets share what they think are 15 of the cutest cat breeds that you can choose from.

Fluffy Feline Friends: What are the cutest cat breeds?

When you decide to bring a new kitty home you will likely need to put some thought into which breed you'd like. Much of the time, their appearance has a lot to do with the final decision. 

Because of this, we've decided to share our list of some of the cutest cat breeds that are available. They are:

1. Munchkin

The most unique characteristic of Munchkin cats is the fact that they have very short legs. Munchkins, despite their small stature, are extremely active and can be found in homes all over the world, from Australia to Japan.

2. Ragdoll Cat

The Ragdoll is a massive and robust cat with beautiful fur which earns them their rightful place in this list of the cutest cat breeds. They are friendly and loyal and can be taught to play games and perform tricks. They get along well with children and are usually good with other pets. One thing to keep in mind is that you will need to consistently groom a Ragdoll cat, which isn't a simple task, and you can expect them to shed a lot.

3. The Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed. Did you know that it is common for them to weigh up to 20 pounds? They're also happy cats who will adapt to life with your family, and while one may shadow you around, it won't be too demanding.

4. Ragamuffin Cat

The Ragamuffin is a docile cat who will actively seek love and affection, typically from their owners but will turn to anyone else with a lap and pets to give. You, your children, other animals, and, in most cases, strangers will be adored by the breed. The robust breed is intelligent, and his ability to fetch and understand other commands has earned him the nickname "Puppy of the Cat World."

5. Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is so named because of its folded ears. This Scottish-bred cat enjoys playing and may become distressed if left alone for an extended period. They are caring and get along well with children. Scottish Folds cats are happy to interact with all people and animals and give no grief to other cats or animals that they meet.

6. Bengal Cat

Another wild-looking cat breed that should be thought of as lively and playful is the Bengal. However, because of its love and proclivity to play, the breed is regarded as a pleasant companion by its owners. You must meet the Bengal's high energy requirements.

7. Russian Blue

The Russian Blue cat is a stocky, athletic cat with a silky coat and a sweet personality. Russian blues have blue coats and are native to Russia, as the name suggests. The breed is known for its sweetness and calmness, but it also enjoys playing. The Russian Blue, in particular, prefers to attack from a high perch, so expect sneaky attacks from atop a cabinet or other high perch.

8. Siberian Cat

The Siberian is a long-haired cat bred to withstand Siberia's harsh winter environment. While the breed enjoys playing and will usually join in on any activity, it also prefers to rest on your lap or curl up for a nap. The Siberian will follow you around all day because he is demanding and will not give up.

9. British Shorthair

One of the oldest English cat breeds, the British Shorthair cat is gentle, calm, and quiet. This breed is also known as the British Blue because of the beautiful blue coats that some of these cats have. The breed gets along well with children, cats, dogs, and pets. They are well-known for their tolerance and patience.

10. Cymric

The Cymric is essentially a long-haired version of the Manx cat, which is known for its lack of a tail. You're also getting a capable hunter who can act as a watch cat or security cat for its owners.

11. American Bobtail

Despite their wild appearance, American Bobtails are extremely loving and friendly. They're known as the "Golden Retrievers" of the cat world. The American Bobtail is another breed with no or very little tail. It doesn't need much grooming and is very affectionate, kind, and playful.

12. British Longhair

The British Longhair was created by crossing the Persian and the British Shorthair. The kitten that emerges is friendly and will make an excellent and loving companion. He is often referred to as the teddy bear of feline breeds due to his lush hair and lap-loving personality.

13. Birman

Birman cats have pointed coat that comes in six different colors, but they almost always have white socks and beautiful blue eyes. They have beautiful long coats and a cheerful demeanor and have been long regarded as one of the cutest cat breeds out there. The Birman is a gentle cat that will gently remind you to feed it while lavishing attention on you and the rest of your family.

14. Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is a cat breed that may or may not be descended from the original Egyptian cat; no one knows for sure. Owners, on the other hand, are confident that they are friendly cats who, despite vocalizing, do so quietly. The species enjoys hunting but is equally happy at home with its family, which can include people of all ages as well as other cats and dogs.

15. Persian

This beautiful cat breed has become one of the most popular in North America. The Persian breed's origins are unknown, but they are thought to have originated in Persia in the 1600s. They are loving and beautiful, but owners should be aware that they shed a lot and require special care.

Caring For Your Feline Friend

You've looked at the cutest cat breeds available and picked one to bring home. Now its time to start bringing them in for routine care like wellness exams. Wellness exams are essential for ensuring your horse's overall health and performance.

Combined with regular vaccinations, parasite prevention, and proper nutrition, these routine examinations include regular physical checkups to give your pet the best chance at excellent lifelong health.

When you bring your dog or cat in for a routine checkup, we can either prevent health problems from developing or catch them early, when they are easiest to treat.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding people or pets. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding asthma or other allergy symptoms. 

Is your new furry friend in need of routine care and a wellness exam? Contact our San Angelo Vets to book an appointment.