Owning a pet cat can be such fun, and with the right care and attention, your pet cat or kitten will bring you countless hours and years of pleasure as cats can live for up to 17 years or more.
This pet care guide will provide you with a brief overview of what is involved in looking after your pet but it is strongly recommended that you seek advice from a vet or other animal specialist if you have any specific questions.
Giving your cat the care and love it needs is the best way to make sure your pet has a happy and long life.
Cats and kittens make perfect pets as they:
Think about the different breeds of cat - and the needs of that particular breed - are you prepared to meet those needs?
Owning a pet is a commitment to look after it for its life. This will include providing:
Cats and kittens can find moving to a new home stressful but with your loving care and attention, your cat should settle quickly:
Your cat will be either:
Whichever the case, it is essential that your cat or kitten has somewhere safe and dry where it can take shelter and get some privacy. If you have more than one cat, ensure that there are enough toys and beds for them all so that they can have their own space if they wish, although they may choose to share.
Remember that cats are intelligent animals so you will need to provide toys so that your pet cat does not become bored.
Cats need areas in which they can jump, run and generally bound around, especially if still a kitten.
They do like to be high up which is why you may find your cat sitting on top of your television or kitchen counter top so it may be worth your while actually providing a cat shelf specifically for your pet cat.