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Korat

Korat

An Excellent Playmate

Affectionate, Eager to please, Sensitive

Korats are extraordinary pets. While it is interesting to learn about the breeding purpose of Korats, their genetics actually influence health, outward appearance and behavior. Some behaviors make the Korat and some can be quite irritating! Understanding her unique needs will help you keep her healthy and will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Body:Semi-cobby, muscular, subtle, broad-chested Coat:Single, short, glossy, fine

Length of fur
3

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements
1

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level
4

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training
4

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners
5

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers
4

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Routine Care: A Korat needs daily play sessions that stimulate her natural desire to hunt and explore. Keep her mind and body active or she may develop behavior issues. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If she won’t drink water from her bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

Grooming: Korats have a low maintenance short coat. Brush as needed, at least weekly for healthy shine.

Dental: Korats have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

You are the the apple to her eye! Your Korat will greet you at the door, sit where you sit, and sleep alongside you.

Positive Traits:

  • Highly intelligent, playful, and energetic

  • An excellent playmate and source of entertainment

  • Social, enjoys the company of other cats and people

  • Good with children

  • Does most of her own grooming

Negative Traits: 

  • Can interfere with homework

  • Can be strong-willed

  • Needs frequent attention from her people

Whether you are considering adding a new Korat to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Korat will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Korat you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

Some health issues a Korat could encounter:

Heart Disease

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Renal Failure

Hyperthyroidism

Diabetes Mellitus

Allergies/Atopy

Lysosomal Storage Disease (LSD)

With their heart-shaped head and large green eyes, Korats are one of the few breeds that only come in one color, solid blue-grey. Korats are very social and greatly enjoy being with people. They form a strong bond with their family and are very affectionate. A Korat will climb on your lap to show its love and seek attention. A highly intelligent breed, they will memorize the maneuvers that reward them with attention.

Consult with a veterinarian if your Korat shows signs of the following:

  • Weakness or exercise intolerance; rapid, labored, or open-mouth breathing; sudden-onset of weakness

  • Increased thirst and urination, poor appetite, weight loss

  • Voracious appetite, weight loss, excessive thirst and urination

  • Abnormal skin or coat, excessive grooming

  • Care

    Routine Care: A Korat needs daily play sessions that stimulate her natural desire to hunt and explore. Keep her mind and body active or she may develop behavior issues. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If she won’t drink water from her bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

    Grooming: Korats have a low maintenance short coat. Brush as needed, at least weekly for healthy shine.

    Dental: Korats have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

    Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

  • Characteristics

    You are the the apple to her eye! Your Korat will greet you at the door, sit where you sit, and sleep alongside you.

    Positive Traits:

    • Highly intelligent, playful, and energetic

    • An excellent playmate and source of entertainment

    • Social, enjoys the company of other cats and people

    • Good with children

    • Does most of her own grooming

    Negative Traits: 

    • Can interfere with homework

    • Can be strong-willed

    • Needs frequent attention from her people

  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new Korat to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Korat will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Korat you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

    Some health issues a Korat could encounter:

    Heart Disease

    Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

    Renal Failure

    Hyperthyroidism

    Diabetes Mellitus

    Allergies/Atopy

    Lysosomal Storage Disease (LSD)

  • History

    With their heart-shaped head and large green eyes, Korats are one of the few breeds that only come in one color, solid blue-grey. Korats are very social and greatly enjoy being with people. They form a strong bond with their family and are very affectionate. A Korat will climb on your lap to show its love and seek attention. A highly intelligent breed, they will memorize the maneuvers that reward them with attention.

  • Watch Out For

    Consult with a veterinarian if your Korat shows signs of the following:

    • Weakness or exercise intolerance; rapid, labored, or open-mouth breathing; sudden-onset of weakness

    • Increased thirst and urination, poor appetite, weight loss

    • Voracious appetite, weight loss, excessive thirst and urination

    • Abnormal skin or coat, excessive grooming

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