Welcoming a cat into your home is a truly enriching experience. Cats are excellent companions, they adapt well to new environments and can quickly become more than just a pet, a full member of the family. In short, life is much better with a cat. Let’s take a look at some key things to consider before inviting a cat into your household. Just like the Ed Sheeran Cat your cat is also special.
Some Elements to Think About
Welcoming a cat into your home is a decision that must be unanimous within your family. You will all need to live in harmony, so it is essential that everyone is aware of the many responsibilities that fall on pet owners.
Cats can live for more than 15 years, choosing to buy or adopt a cat should never be a decision taken lightly. This is a long-term commitment that needs to be carefully considered and discussed at length. Even if your kids are begging you to take a pet and promise that they will help care for it, keep in mind that a lot of the responsibility for caring for your new cat will rest on you.
You also need to think about time constraints. Cats may be relatively easy-going pets, but it’s still important that you spend time and play with them regularly. It contributes to their well-being and is great for your bond. You will also need to stimulate them when you cannot be there. You may even consider taking two cats if they are going to be spending a lot of time alone. Living with a feline friend will keep them both mentally and physically active and entertained, as they will be playing, climbing and cuddling etc.
There is also the question of the budget to be taken into account. All cats have basic needs, such as food, grooming and veterinary care. Also, think about what type of cat would suit you and your family the best. There are many different breeds of cats, all with their own basic characteristics and there are of course other factors to consider when choosing a cat, such as its age, gender and personality. What is best for you?
Once all of these factors are factored in and everyone in your household is in a rush to welcome a new family member to your home, where do you start? Where is the best place to find a cat?
From A Breeder
Professional and reputable breeders guarantee the origins of their cats and are therefore able to sell you a “purebred” cat. Among the pure breeds we find the Siamese, the British Shorthair, the Persian, the Maine Coon and the Burmese. Usually, cats from reputable breeders will have undergone a health check-up to detect possible genetic problems. This ensures that you are dealing with a professional whose job it is to care for and respect the health of their cats for the long term.
He will be able to discuss owning a cat with you upfront as well as help you decide if the breed he is raising would be right for your family and home. You have the option to visit as well as inspect the cats before taking them to your home and the breeder will be available for advice and follow-up once you have welcomed your new cat.