Whether you want a cat that’s loving by nature, or one that requires little to no maintenance, all cats are different! This is why it’s important to do as much research on particular breeds as possible (especially if you have small children). This way, you can be fully informed of all the pros and cons prior to adopting. We’ve also listed some quality Southern Highlands vets to take your new cat when you do decide to adopt!

Ragdoll cats

Adorable ragdoll kitten (stock image)
Adorable ragdoll kitten (stock image)

If you’re looking for a cat that is very affectionate, and is a bit of a dope, you will love ragdolls. Extremely loveable and child-friendly, ragdolls thrive on being near, around or even on their owners. Unlike many other cats, ragdolls are renowned for completely relaxing in the arms of anyone who holds them—even if they’re being cradled on their back! They’re very docile cats, especially once they’ve grown out of their kitten phase, however this doesn’t mean they don’t like to play. Just keep your house of cards somewhere your kitty can’t reach.

Abyssinian cats

Typical curious Abyssinian kitten (stock image)
Typical curious Abyssinian kitten (stock image)

Highly intelligent and inquisitive, the Abyssinian cat is one who will play and play and play until you (and the kids) are tuckered out! These felines are very child-friendly and curious, so if you’re giving something your full attention, the Aby (as the breed is nicknamed) will want to know why! These cats also love heights, so it will appreciate some cat-friendly shelving or cat trees. Abys are very adaptable and will fit in well with any family where they are loved.

Burmese cats

Beautiful Burmese kitten (stock image)
Beautiful Burmese kitten (stock image)

Do you love to converse with your animals? The Burmese is for you. These guys are energetic and friendly, as well as gentle with all family members. They love to voice their opinions on any matter, but luckily they generally make soft, sweet meows that are hard to resist. They love getting into nooks and crannies, so be ready for their investigative nature.

So you’ve found your new furry family member? Take it for its first check-up to a reputable Southern Highlands vet, like the two below!

Alcorn St Vet Clinic

Your kitty will be in the best of hands, Alcorn St Vet Clinic - Bowral
Your kitty will be in the best of hands, Alcorn St Vet Clinic – Bowral

Being a small animal veterinary clinic, you know your cat, dog, bird, guinea pig or rabbit will be in the best of hands at Alcorn St Vet Clinic. Whether you need some advice on how to best take care of your cat, or need your feline friend to be vaccinated, wormed and desexed, the friendly team can do all this and more. While you’re there you can pick up a range of products for your cat including special diet foods, flea and tick prevention, pet shampoos and basically anything else you require. Offering it all, from general check-ups to surgery and house calls, you can count on Alcorn St Vet Clinic every time.
Where: 8 Alcorn St, Bowral NSW 2576

Mittagong Veterinary Hospital
Friendly and welcoming, Mittagong Veterinary Hospital - Mittagong
Friendly and welcoming, Mittagong Veterinary Hospital – Mittagong

For modern and affordable vet care in the Southern Highlands, talk to the expert team at Mittagong Veterinary Hospital. When you adopt a new pet, it’s important to get them checked, microchipped, desexed and vaccinated to ensure they have a happy and healthy life with you. With Mittagong Veterinary Hospital, after a visit here you will know you’ve made the right choice. The veterinary professionals here offer high-quality care combined with advanced diagnostic equipment, ensuring any issue is found quickly and treated promptly. They also have a range of pet products you can pick up while you’re there.
Where: 109 Main St, Mittagong NSW 2575
So you have your new fur-baby, but what about your children? If it’s time to get them socialising with kids their own age, check out this child care centre checklist for some tips!
What cat breed is your favourite and why? Let us know in the comments below!