The most popular cat breed in the United States is, and has always been, The Persian. This cat has topped the list ever since records of it existed, and is undoubtedly an American favorite, despite its grooming requirements. Following it are the Maine Coon, The Exotic, The Siamese, The Abyssinian, The Sphynx, The Ragdoll, The Birman, The American Shorthair, The Oriental and the Exotic.
According to statistics, there are 30.4% of households that own cats in the United States, amounting to a total of 74 million felines. In addition to this number, there are also millions of stray cats, as well as cats that end up in shelters every year. Cats, especially, are usually acquired as pets after being found as strays, as opposed to being purchased from breeders. As many as 35% are acquired this way, but it is important to look for a reputable breeder, instead. Do not purchase pets without proper documentation and registration, especially felines that are allegedly purebred. The person who does this is a so-called “backyard breeder” and the practice is illegal.
If you are interested in owning a purebred cat, only a breeder can help you. Not all breeders are trustworthy and not all of them treat the animals according to regulation. Before choosing a breeder, conduct proper research. Opting to take a cat off the street or from an unknown breeder can result in acquiring a pet with undisclosed health problems.
Vaccinating your pets, whether they are kittens or puppies, is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a pet owner, as well as sterilizing them. As for required vaccination, the core vaccines include Rabies, Panleukopenia, Calicivirus and Rhinotracheitis. All of these vaccines have high levels of efficiency and must be administered when the kittens are under a year old. Vaccines are typically shot in the muscle or under the skin.