Cats, as a pet, can give you a lot of companionship and joy. But before you take home a cat or a kitten you should be ready to own it and take care of it. Taking a cat home is a great responsibility. You have to teach them a lot of things, and you will also enjoy their company. It would be quite sad and disturbing if you have brought a kitten at home and you do not have the time or stamina to keep it as a pet. Here in this article, we are going to give you a few tips on what you should do if you want to keep a cat as a pet.
- Assess your life style
Yes, in order to keep a pet you need to have a look at your life style. Whether you will have time to look after the pet or not, who will take care of the pet when you are away or on work. Have a look at your other hobbies, your daily routine, your traveling schedules and everything that might be intruding the time that you can make up for your pet.
- Do proper home work
You should read the web about the necessary things you need to do before you keep a cat in your house. You should do a proper home work in order to give the cat a comfortable and friendly environment at home. There are many articles and books available on the internet that can guide you to consider the things before you adopt a cat.
- Take permission with your landlord
Yes, it is more important than you think. If it is not permitted, you will be forced to either leave or lose your security deposit.
- Always workout before hand for any emergencies
You should keep at least one-week cat food in your home so that in the case of emergencies you will be able to feed your cat. You should also keep the phone numbers of the vet nary doctors handy.
- Involve everyone
Yes, it is important to involve everyone at home to take care of the cat. Make sure that no one is allergic to cats as this can hinder the excitement of bringing the cat as a pet. You should also delegate responsibilities of the cat to all the family members so that it does not get ignored and everyone in the house feels loved and involved.
- Find the vet
Yes, it is important to find a good vet with reasonable driving distance. You should start searching for the vet even before bringing the cat home. When you have the cat, the first thing to do is to take it to the vet for initial screening and vaccinations.
- Make plans to spay
Over population of the cats will also a big problem and hassle for you. To combat this, make sure you spay your cat as soon as possible.
- Get your home cat proof
OK! So keeping cats is the same as keeping babies. You have to cat proof your home in order to give them a healthy and safe life. Make sure that your indoor plants are not toxic to the cats. Keep any cleaners and detergents, sprays and medicines out of the reach of cats. Search the web, and you will find out a lot of ways to cat proof the house.
- Look for a good budget
Yes, keeping a cat or any other pet requires a hell lot of expense. Make sure you have a good amount to spend on food supplies, vaccinations, vet visits and checkups if your cat is sick, pet insurance and medicines. If you are not able to afford all these, you cannot keep a cat.
- Get ready to receive all the love
Nothing can beat the love and cuddliness you can get with cats. So prepare yourself for an enormous amount of love and hugs.