Cat Breed Guide: Korat

Posted on July 27, 2015 under Cat Topics

A Korat cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Korat

Weight:  6-10lb

Points of conformation: Small to medium sized semi-cobby (compact) body with heart shaped head and a downward turned nose. Large rounded ears, medium length tail may have a kink palpable.

Coat: Single short coat that lies close and is silky in texture.

Color: Hairs are dark grey in the center and the ends are tipped with silver. (Termed silver-blue)

Grooming needs: Minimal, weekly brushing.

Origin: Thailand (then was Siam)

Behavior Traits: Gentle and affectionate

Is a Korat cat right for You?

The Korat is sensitive and can require socialization at a young age. They tend to resist being held and restrained.  They form a strong bond with their owners and can be territorial.  Generally good with children and affectionate.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Korat 

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount 
 Oral Resorptive Lesions  $306.45
 Cancer  $8,202
 Lipoma  $275.32
 Undiagnosed Mass  $1,856

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