Every once in a while we come across adorable photos and videos of animals and think of owning them as pets. One such species of animals are the cats. With their magical and colorful eyes in which one can get lost staring and with their fur so soft to cuddle and hug, cats and kittens do make for an adorable option for having as a pet.
- What Kind of Cat Would Be Ideal
A lot of factors need to be taken into consideration before deciding on the age and breed of the cat to be bought as a pet. These include:
- Time on Hand – How much time can one dedicate to the cat on a daily basis would be a huge factor as some cats tend to be attention seekers and some would be okay with just a few hours every day.
- You’re Health – – One should be aware of feline allergies or any kind of health issues that could be induced because of having a cat in the house.
These factors would also help decide on what should be the age of the cat to be brought as a pet – a kitten, a juvenile, or an adult.
- Things Needed at Home
The home will need to be stacked with basic cat needs like cat drinking fountain, cat food. In case one opts for a kitten, one should be have things like best wet food for kittens and best dry food for kittens in stock as well. Some things that would make the top of ‘things at home’ list would be:– Litter Box: To take care of all the litter that a pet cat is highly probable to make all over the house, the porch and just about anywhere– Food: to take care of the hunger pangs, even when one is not around.– Cat Feeder: to avoid complications (as cats tend to be fussy about food and who feeds them) opt for one of the best automatic cat feeders available in the market.
- Sickness and Treatment
Cats are prone to fall sick despite proper care and nutrition. Be prepared to take care of the cat in times of sickness and have a regular veterinarian on your call list to ensure that your cat is healthy and fit. A regular bout of vaccination would avoid many health related issues. Learning to spot the signs of illness would ensure that the cat gets proper medical care within and on the right time.
- Grooming Routine
If it is a kitten it can be easily groomed into a routine easily if started right away. However an adult cat would be hard to deal with. Have patience though, as after a while the bathing, brushing, and trimming claws will become an episode to look forward to, rather than something that leads to dismay.