"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with
strange cats." - Colonial proverb
Fancy having a cat at home? It will depend on you throughout its
life around 15 years with proper care so properly budget for
visits to the vets and other costs before making a decision to
get a cat.
You have to budget for cat food, cat litter and scoops and other
accessories to make the cats life comfortable at your home.
Kitten or adult? A difficult choice since the kitten of today is
going to be a member of your household for a long time. Perhaps
it is better to get an adult cat since it has already developed
a personality and you will know what you are getting. Adult cats
easily adapt to a new home and get attached to the new owner as
easily as a kitten. It does not matter whether you get a male or
female because their behavior is not dependent on their gender.
Neutered and spayed cats make pleasant companions.
Any good animal shelter will have healthy cats available.
Remember a cat you picked up from the shelter is actually saved
from death by you. To convey a proper image, choose a name for
the cat from Abby, Achilles to Zummo. There are lots and lots of
fancy names to choose from.
OK, you got your cat so now what? Open up your purse so that
your cat can feel pampered. You can get elegant and lavishly
designed dining bowls with a price range of £8 to £80. To
promote their health and well being encourage your cat to drink
more water. Drinking fountains for cats which re-circulate water
and provide fresh tasting filtered water are a great idea. Like
humans, pets require water as a vital element for survival.
Water constitutes approximately 70% of a cat's or dog's body.
Apart from feeding the cat we have to provide mental and
physical stimulation and keep them active and happy. A ball
dispensing cat nip or any other small treat once in 2 to 4 hours
(preset depending upon the need of your cat) is one of the
accessories which are fun to watch when the cat plays and eat.
Colorful place mats for the cat with some hilarious or funny
drawing make a great gift and liven up the cat pen.
To make your cat enjoy the outdoors along with you buy a pet
stroller which costs from £40 to £ 150 or a cat harness.
Vaccinations, also known as kitten shots will help protect the
cat from various diseases. Remember to keep your cat healthy by
changing the litter box frequently.