With a sheen of silver fur, it’s maybe not surprising that the loveable Korat is a symbol of wealth and good fortune in their native Thailand. Their sweet face and loving disposition have made them a cherished gift in centuries past, and it was tradition to gift a pair of Korats to newlywed couples. Until recently, Korats were never sold, but only given as gifts.
The Korat is not a common breed, but those that have discovered this lively but gentle cat have become their loyal fans. The Korat is interested, but not overly demanding; cuddly, but not a couch potato. Their coats are easy to maintain and they shed relatively little. This is not, however, a low-maintenance cat. The Korat will be happiest in a home where they are included as part of the family, and given plenty of opportunities for play and affection
Appearance / health:
The Korat is a cat with a small to medium build, and a compact, muscular frame. They have broad, strong shoulders with a tapering waist, and they’re often much heavier than they appear! Their heart-shaped face and oversized green eyes are a defining characteristic of the breed, although yellow and amber eyes are also possible. The ears are large and rounded, set high on the head so that the Korat has an alert, attentive look.
The Korat comes in only one color: a silver-tipped blue that gives the Korat’s coat something of a shimmering silver sheen. The coat is short and close-lying to the body, emphasizing the muscular lines of the cat’s frame. The fur is fine and glossy, and they lack an undercoat, making their grooming and shedding very manageable.
Behavior / temperament:
The Korat is a sweet-natured, friendly, lively and loyal breed. They like to be involved in everything you do, and you’ll seldom be alone when living with a Korat. In turn, the Korat would like to seldom be alone. They’re particularly fond of other Korats, so if you have to leave your cat for long periods, you should consider having two.
While fun-loving and playful, the Korat is also very gentle and does well playing with children. However, the Korat has a keen sense of hearing and dislikes loud or harsh noises. For this reason, the Korat will be happier with older children, and may hide in a noisy, boisterous household.
The Korat bonds closely with their human companions, and they’re an enthusiastic snuggler. The Korat will be happiest when given plenty of lap time, and maybe a spot on the bed to snuggle close at night.
Superb temperaments, entertaining cat, snuggle, Personality plus, intelligent
mischievous boy, avoids strangers, vocal diva Princess
vocal, little grey nose, chatty cats, high energy, outdoor cat
The Korat - Best Friends Forever
The Korat is an extremely intelligent breed of cat. How do I know this? Well, none of my other cats are able to play dead on command. Yes, you read that correctly - my Korat rolls over and pretends to die when I "shoot" him with my imaginary finger-gun.
The Korat can be extremely skittish, moody and jealous at times - it's like living with one of the Kardashians, sans the self-aware selfishness. They don't view themselves as "cats", because, you know, fur and all that jazz. A Korat requires constant approval and affection. If they get what they want - all cats eventually own their owners - they'll become a friend for life.
You can't ask for a better deal. Go cuddle up to a non-human ball of Korat-fuzz; it's the best feeling in the world..
From rpalland Oct 7 2015 4:48PM
Great diet to prevent and treat bladder stones
I highly recommend Hill's Prescription Diet c/d wet food for treatment and prevention of bladder stones. Bladder stones in cats are predominantly composed of either struvite or oxalate minerals. They can be very irritating and lead to pain while urinating, obstruction, blood in the urine, and infection. The c/d diet is formulated to alter the bladder environment to make it unfavorable for stone formation. C/d also comes as a dry kibble. The wet version is recommended because the extra moisture helps to dilute the urine, which reduces inflammation and pain. Oxalate stones always require surgical removal. After surgery, Hill's c/d diet can be used to prevent recurrence. Struvite stones may also be surgically removed, but can also be dissolved without surgery if the cat is placed on a strict c/d diet. Once the stone is dissolved, the c/d diet should be continued to prevent recurrence. The c/d diet is very safe. If you have multiple cats, it is usually okay for all cats to eat this diet. It is only available with a prescription from a vet and is somewhat expensive. In the end it will save money by greatly reducing the chance of bladder stone recurrence. .
From M Teiber DVM 21 days ago