A cat can be an ideal pet because not only cats have a pretty face but they are good companion too. Most of the people around us have cats as their pets but you must know that cats are not maintenance free. You have to take more care of cats as compared to dogs or any common pet animal.
Some people say that there are nine lives of a cat. I am not sure about this saying but I think that your cat lives a long life if you take proper care of its needs. There are many things to know about cats if you want to have a cat as your first pet. So let’s make I easy for you and these tips can help you to housetrain your cat:
Kitten or a Full-Grown Cat
You have two choices if you want to have the cat as your first pet. You can choose a kitten or a full grown adult cat. Keep it in mind that a kitten needs a lot of responsibility and you need to spend a large amount of energy to keep them as pets.
Shelter houses are full of adult cats that you can choose as a pet but these cats may not be that much active and energetic as compared to kittens. So the choice is yours, you can choose any of these.
If you have any specific cat in your eyes then make sure that you have its medical history. Ask for its health and if it requires any long-term medical attention, reconsider your decision. You also need to know its breed as there are some specific genetic problems in some breeds.
Can you Afford a Cat?
We know that you love cats but do you know that owning a cat is going to charge you a handsome amount of money. Kitten or a shelter cat can charge you just $45 but annually, be ready to cut $1040 from your budget for your cat.
Animal Shelter is a better Choice
You may think that a stray cat is free of cost so you should go for it but try to avoid this mistake. These free cats can charge you even more money. Shelter cats are trained and you don’t have to worry about their medical conditions too.
Provide you Cat with Scratching Post
Scratching is the natural part of cats and you cannot take it out with any kind of training. Cats are still going to have claws so arrange a scratching post for them. This scratching post can keep them away from your furniture.
Choose a good Food Brand
Try to provide the best food to your cat. Ask any pet expert about the food and never choose local brands. Cats are sensitive so always feed them with healthy and recommended the food.
Buy Toys for them
You are not available for your cat all the time. Cats need something to play with so there are a lot of toys available that can keep your cat busy for a while. If your cat likes to play with toys, it is a healthy activity and your cat will be more active.