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
- What kind of pet will
suit you and your lifestyle
- Where to get your cat
- There are
approximately 84 breeds of cat
- Health and wellbeing
- Diet and healthcare
- Cats dietary
- Health problems
- Having your pet