Asda Money Reveals the UK's Most Popular Cats

Asda Money Reveals the UK's Most Popular Cats 
Asda Money looks at the nation's love for our feline friends, with
research showing that 19%(1) of UK households own at least one cat. 
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- With our furry
companions forming an integral part of our families, Asda Money
highlights research(2) which reveals the cat breeds that are the
biggest hit with Brits. 
With their thick hair, fluffy tails, and cute faces it's no surprise
that Persians are much loved by pet owners across Britain. Persians
love human company and have a playful, laidback nature, making them
an ideal pet. Although Persians enjoy getting lots of attention from
their owners, they are also happy to do their own thing, such as when
their owners are at work.  
Because of their long, thick coats Persians will need daily brushing
with a metal comb, to keep coats knot free and reduce hairballs. 
British Short hair(4) 
Much like the Persian, the British Short hair has an easygoing
temperament, and is often dubbed a 'gentle giant'. With its rotund
face and wide 'smile' it's easy to see why one of the oldest breeds
of English cat has remained until the present day.  
This sociable breed is comfortable around adults and children,
meaning that it could be an ideal family pet, and as well as needing
no grooming, the British Short hair has no specific health problems. 
The striking look of these exotic cats is matched by their exuberant
personalities, with Siamese cats known for their love of pitching
into human conversations, with their own unique voices.  
As well as being a great communicator, Siamese cats are keen to be
the centre of attention, and are happiest when they are on their
owner's laps.  
Because of their need for stimulation, they are best suited to
households where owners aren't out at work for the full day.  
Siamese cats can also be very territorial, meaning they are most
happily settled with cats of their same breed.  
Despite being a nation of feline fans, research has shown that a
third of pet owners surveyed have reduced the money spent on their
pet due to the recession, over fears that they won't be able to meet
the cost of vet bills(4).  
Comparing pet insurance quotes could help to find the right level of
cover within your budget. 
Notes to Editors 
2. Pet Food Manufacturers Association statistics:  
3. All information on cat breeds from Battersea Dogs & Cats home
4. YouGov research (May 2011):  
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