These days, cats are among the most popular pets you can have. There are several different breeds available, the most popular being the Persian and the Siamese. Cats are a pet, whose origins date back some 8,000 years and more. Like any other pet you have, including dogs, cats cost money to properly care for them.
When you have a cat, you have to think about the costs. Of course, you will need food, and you will also need to plan for your vet’s costs in advance. You will also need litter boxes, which can get quite expensive over the years. Your cat will need a litter box, a food bowl, and a water bowl. You should also invest in some toys, such as a scratching post, cat toys, a baby carrier, and a bed. You should also try to get an identification collar, in case your cat gets lost.
The diet of your pet will depend a lot on its age. Older cats need two small meals or one large meal a day. Kittens, on the other hand, require several feedings per day until they reach the age of 12 weeks. Cats between three and six months should be fed three times a day. Canned food can be fed to cats, although any food that has been left out for more than 30 minutes should be discarded. Canned foods can quickly become expensive and you should always keep in mind that some must be thrown away when you buy them. Cats loved canned food, although it doesn’t have any dental health benefits like dry food.
Alternatively, you can always leave a supply of dry food for your pet. When giving your cat dry food, you should always make sure it has enough water. Dry food costs less than canned food and can also help prevent tartar buildup on your cat’s teeth. When buying dry food, you should always look in terms of health and benefits and stay away from generic foods. While generic foods may be cheaper, they may not offer the nutrients your pet needs.
If you have a kitten, you should only feed yourself kitten food designed for him. You will also need to clean and refill your water tray every day. Although kittens and adult cats like cow’s milk, you should avoid giving it to them as it can cause diarrhea. Treats are fine sometimes, although too many can make your pet fat. Sometimes feeding your kitten human food is good, although you may need to mix it with her cat food.
By themselves, cats keep themselves clean enough. While you don’t need to wash them as often, you will need to wash them at least once a day. Brushing will reduce the risk of hairballs and will keep your cat’s coat nice and clean. If you keep your cat indoors, you will need to have a litter box in an area that is easily accessible to your cat. You should always pick it up daily and clean it once a week. Cats do not like to use dirty litter boxes, they prefer that they are nice and clean.