Overview of Korat
Want to add a little more luck to your life? Then you’ll love the Korat cat! Their emerald green eyes and glistening silver coat symbolize prosperity in Thailand, so it makes sense that these precious kitties are often given as wedding presents to newly married couples. Some believe that their heart-shaped faces bring happiness to new brides! The Korat's muscular build is quite compact, so they tend to be heavier than they look, and can reach weights of 10 lbs or more. Due to their low body fat, keep in mind that Korat cats may be sensitive to anesthesia. Slow to mature, a Korat may take up to 5 years to reach their full size and maturity. Though less chatty than their Siamese cousin, these kitties will still let you know what's on their mind. A weekly brushing will keep the sheen on their signature silvery coat looking its best!
A fun fact is that a Korat’s eyes do not develop their bright green color until after their 2nd birthday!
Personality of Korat
The Korat is a very social kitty and likes to believe that they are the ones in charge, whether it be with other furry playmates or members of their human family. Don't be surprised if your Korat cat is at the center of everything you do; sitting on your newspaper or blocking your view of your laptop screen - they want to be where you are. Because of their social nature, a Korat won’t won’t enjoy being left alone for long periods, so make sure that you have lots of time set aside to play and cuddle with your green-eyed cutie. Keep in mind that Korat cats have incredibly keen senses and are especially sensitive to sudden movements and loud noises, so they would be happiest in a household with older children or retired people. So if you're sold on getting a Korat, you may have to book a plane ticket to Thailand because these kitties are extremely rare!
Common Health Issues & Recommendations for Korat Cats
Cat separation anxiety: Korats are highly social kitties so if they are left alone for too long, they may develop behavioral issues like aggression or separation anxiety.
Recommendations for Separation Anxiety in Korat Cats:
- Matricalm - Formulated with a blend of soothing plant extracts to help ease stress, excitability and calm the nerves of your anxious kitty.
Gingivitis in cats: is a common gum disease that can affect breeds like the Korat, so it is recommended that you brush their teeth daily to help remove bacteria and help prevent infection in their mouth.
Recommendations for Gingivitis in Korat Cats:
- Mouth Drops - All-natural mouth drops to help prevent infection, support healthy teeth, and gums and guard against tooth decay.
- Yucca - Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, this holistic remedy is beneficial for helping to relieve discomfort.
Chronic diarrhea in cats: Food sensitivities are very common for a lot of kitties because of their sensitive tummies. Sudden changes to their diet and/or processed or high-calorie snacks may result in diarrhea or vomiting.
Recommendations for Chronic Diarrhea in Korat Cats:
- TumFlora - Beneficial natural support to help improve intestinal flora, help improve nutrient absorption and encourage overall GI tract health.
- Plantaeris - Can help to gently and effectively soothe tummy discomfort, encourage healthy bowel movements and aid with effective digestion.
- Yucca - A highly nutritive herb that supports healthy appetite, nutrient absorption and inflammatory response in the GI tract.