Pet ownership is a real responsibility that you cannot neglect once you decide to take it on. That is why it is vital that you take a few moments to consider whether you are truly ready to bring a cat into your home. This is a pretty basic checklist of the things you need to look at as your cat will surely need them.
- Money – Like it or not, finances play a huge role on whether you can take care of your cat or not. First, they need regular veterinary care. This also includes the standard de-worming, de-sexing, and vaccinations they need to get while they are still kittens. Then you will also need to take into account the costs such as litter, cleaning products, toys, cat food, carrier, bedding, scratching post and regular parasite control. These expenses can add up quickly and you need to be ready for it. Meaning, perhaps passing on your new headphones purchase you were thinking about lately (read: I was).
- Time and attention – One of the common misconceptions about cats is that they are anti-social and solitary. This is a myth. Your pet cats need regular playtime and they yearn for your attention.
This article presented a couple of practical considerations which must be taken into account by prospective cat owners.