Looking After a Cat or Kitten

Looking After a Cat or Kitten

  • Submitted By: Ruth
  • Date Submitted: 03/02/2009 8:36 PM
  • Category: Miscellaneous
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Thinking about getting a cat or kitten?
Then, read this!

When thinking of buying a pet you first need to consider all of the following points

-ask room mates/family if they have any allergies to animals or asthma that is triggered by cats. This is IMPORTANT.

-get the “all clear” from room mates/family members

-any animal is expensive. From
health care to food to equipment to food, you will be putting your self up for a huge sum.

-you must have access to all services that will be required for your cat.

-your cat will need attention and love. You will need some time to cuddle and talk to you feline friend.

-Such animals can get easily stressed. Perhaps you should think twice if you have very young or handicapped children. A dog my suit this type of family better.

After deciding that you will get a cat, consider all of these points

-buy all required equipment before purchasing your cat
You will need: food bowels, tinned cat food, dry cat food, a litter tray, cat litter
Not essential, but a good to get: flea/tick/worm prevention treatment, a collar (to avoid your pet eating wildlife), a scratching post (to reduce wear and tear on furniture) cat toys (optional), animal brushes/shampoo and grooming equipment (essential for long haired breeds) a book about cat care and health (a good reference)

- check council laws about cat keeping (does it need to be kept inside at night? Do you need to get it micro chipped? Do you need your phone number on its collar?)

-decide on which breed you would like to get

-find the local vet’s phone number and stick it on the fridge

-learn about the registration process for you cat in your council area

-if you rent a house, make sure that you are permitted to house a pet

-think about prevention treatment for your animal. If your area is prone to ticks it is essential that you get treatment and apply as soon as you get your animal. Tick treatment is the most important, but you may also consider...

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