My Pet Cat or Kitten

 

 

 
 

I love my cat. She was a beautiful kitten and I fell in love with her at first sight. She has grown into a lovely cat and she is my best friend. She listens and is always there for me.

It’s a big decision to make when deciding what kind of pet will suit you and your lifestyle. Once you have decided a cat is the right pet for you the next decision to make is where to get your cat from. There are approximately 84 breeds of cat and literally thousands of breeders as well as your mixed breeds (your friend’s neighbour’s cat is having kittens). There are also rescue homes by the score and quite often these are the animals most in need of a loving home.

Once you have your cat you need to consider the health and wellbeing of your new pet. From diet to healthcare, choosing a vet to look after your pet and increasingly, in this day and age, insurance.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Choosing what suits your cats dietary requirements can be trial and error. If you choose a kitten it is wisest to continue using whatever the breeder/owner of the mother cat is using and after that weaning your cat onto adult food is then, to a degree, your choice. You need to decide what you can afford and then whether to use supermarket brands, pet shop brands and there is an increasing market in organic pet foods. There are ‘dry’ foods and ‘wet’ foods. Foods for specific health needs if you find yourself with a cat that has any intolerances or allergies.
When it comes to healthcare you need to make enquiries with the person you get your cat from to see if there are any inherited health problems or with its breed specifically or general illness that can be helped with the right diet and/or supplements. Pet food manufacturers are already beginning to recognise that pets need different supplements in their foods from young kittens to adult cats and mature cats.
How to choose the right vet for your pet? I would always recommend speaking to friends with pets and people generally in your area. A nice looking vet does not always mean they offer the best care. If you register with a vets and you are not happy just register with another vet, it’s that simple. If you have a pedigree cat you may wish to consider having your pet chipped.

Insurance, now this will take some research. If you rescue a cat you will need to look for insurance for an older animal as apposed to being able to take out a cheaper insurance policy for a kitten. You need to read the small print and make sure if for example your cat develops diabetes then you need to make sure your policy will cover the condition for the life of your pet and not for a specific amount of money. If you cat is unfortunate enough to contract this illness while still relatively young the money could run out before you lose your precious pet and this kind of mediation can be expensive.

 

  • What breed of cat shall I choose
  • Should I re-home a mistreated cat
  • What kind of pet will suit you and your lifestyle
  • Where to get your cat from
  • There are approximately 84 breeds of cat
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Diet and healthcare
  • Cats dietary requirements
  • Health problems
  • Having your pet chipped
 

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