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Who doesn’t love cuddling with their pet? When it comes to cat owners and companionship, all cat breeds have the potential to develop amazing physical connections to their owners. While it is totally dependent on the cat’s personality, there are some breeds that may prefer affection over others.

Read on to find the cuddliest companions.

Cuddling Cats And Kittens: Some Feline Breeds May Show More Affection

cuddling cats | Ultimate Pet NutritionThe Maine Coon

Affectionate cats often also like to receive affection. They’re also typically very loyal to their owners, and they might even greet them when they come home. The Maine coon cat falls into this category.

Maine coons are known as the ‘dogs of the cat world,’ since they are quite big and like affection just like dogs.

For this reason, dog owners may gravitate toward this breed of cat. These loyal, affectionate felines will probably love cuddling with you on a regular basis.1

cuddling cats | Ultimate Pet NutritionThe Ragdoll

Ragdolls are sociable cats that flourish in environments with other pet friends and people.

They’re known to be sweet, laid-back felines, and they’re often even more lovable and playful as kittens.

They also enjoy cuddles from their owners and everyone, really. Kissing and cuddling a ragdoll cat usually works out just fine because of their docile nature.2

The Tonkinese

These intelligent, loving cats beg for the attention of their owners and family. They can be stubborn at times, but they’re very affectionate towards their families.

cuddling cats | Ultimate Pet NutritionThe Tonkinese cat is known to be very playful and active, but they are more than willing to sleep and cuddle with you since they’re in love with attention.

They’re known to be cuddly lap cats for this exact reason.3

All cats are different in temperament and personality, no matter the breed, so keep that in mind. Cuddle time or not, all of these cat breeds are known to be great family pets that are usually good with children.

Long Periods Of Cuddle Time With Your Cat: Make Sure They Get Enough Physical Activity

If you’re looking to cuddle your cat constantly, it’s a good idea to also give them enough physical activity. While some cats can be cuddle-bugs, it’s still important that they get plenty of activity and stimulation.

Providing exercise opportunities can be just as, if not more, important than showing your cat affection. A tired kitty is far more likely to be a cuddly one.4

Make sure you’re keeping your cat in good health by keeping them active.

Consider:
  • Getting A Cat Scratcher: Scratching is a basic habit that most cats tend to like. If you get a scratching post, rug, or anything similar, they’ll be getting some physical activity in.
  • Providing Toys: If you’re away, it might be a good idea to leave some various toys out to stimulate both their body and mind. And when you are home, try playing with a laser pointer or feather chaser with your cat.5

Overall, pet owners need to make sure their pets are given physical and mental care through exercise. While cuddling is cute and joyful, kitties still need to get the proper physical activity to stay healthy.

“I Don’t Own A Cat, But I Still Want Cuddles.”

If you still want pet cuddles, but you don’t own a dog or cat, there are other ways to get your cuddle fix in.

Volunteer At A Shelter

By visiting or volunteering at a shelter or with a rescue group, you could visit many cats and dogs that need proper loving. Many groups need helping hands. Some shelter cats haven’t been shown much love in their lifetime, so some cuddles and pets could really lift their spirits.

Shelters typically have both cats and kittens, so if you’re looking to gain more experience around felines, this could be the right move for you.6 Not only are you gaining experience with shelter cats, you’re showing them that humans can love them properly.

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Visit A Cat Cafe

If you don’t have the time to invest in volunteering, you could visit a cat cafe. Cat cafes have recently become more popular in the United States for good reason. Typically, these cafes feature different adoptable cats that may end up sleeping or cuddling with you while you share a coffee with a friend.7

At the cat cafe, you may even be able to study while you bask in the kitty love. If you’re not a pet owner, this can be a good alternative if you just want to cuddle a cat.

Info For Cat Owners: Know Your Cat’s Behavior And When To See A Veterinarian

While cuddling and making sure your cat stays active are important aspects of being a cat parent, so is taking them to the vet on a regular basis. And there are some tell-tale signs to watch out for, so you’ll know when it’s time to bring your kitty to the vet.

If your cat is acting out of character, such as cuddling too much or less than usual, this could be a sign of something more serious.

Veterinary care is important. You want to work with your vet to figure out why your cat might be acting less cuddly (or more cuddly) than usual.

Learn More:
What Human Foods Can Cats Eat?
How to Keep Cats from Scratching on the Furniture
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Sources
1 https://mainecoon.org/expect-maine-coon-home/
2 http://cfa.org/breeds/breedskthrur/ragdoll.aspx
3 https://www.holidogtimes.com/cat/cat-breeds/tonkinese/
4 https://www.petful.com/behaviors/getting-cat-more-affectionate/
5 https://www.petful.com/pet-health/ways-to-exercise-a-cat/
6 https://petcentral.chewy.com/pet-parenting-pet-lovers-how-to-cuddle-a-cat-the-ultimate-guide/
7 https://www.bustle.com/p/11-cat-cafes-around-the-us-that-should-be-on-everyones-radar-in-2019-15570710