They typically weigh between 8 to 15 pounds. They can adapt quickly to new environments, making them an ideal pet for households with small children and seniors, as well as with other cats, dogs and various pets. They are avid hunters, playful, affectionate. The European Shorthair is suitable as a family pet, because they are eager to bond with their human companions.
Common Health Conditions
- Fatty tumors, called lipomas, may show up on your European Shorthair’s body. They aren’t cancerous and don’t need to be removed unless they keep your cat from getting around well. They’re seen more often in older or overweight cats.
- Compulsive cat chewing, scratching, or licking behaviors often develop in cats who are bored, stressed, or anxious. This can happen with the stressors of a new environment of family member.
- Vomiting is a very common problem with cats, and can have a variety of causes. Some of the causes can be food allergies, a sensitive stomach, or dietary changes.