The decision to bring a new furry friend into your home is a very exciting one, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. Whether it’s your very first pet or you are extending your furry family, there are a lot of things to consider before making the final decision. Here are some things to consider before adopting a cat.
The initial cost of adopting a cat and all off their supplies can add up pretty quickly. You need everything from a litter box to toys to food. You must also think past the initial costs as well and consider what you may have to pay for over time. Cats, like humans, can have health problems and vet bills can be pretty costly depending on what the issue is. Cats also need certain shots throughout their lifetime and you always have to keep up with their basic necessities as well.
It is true that you don’t have to walk your cat outside multiple times a day like you would a dog. However, your cat does need to be physically stimulated throughout the day. They have hunting and scratching instincts and a bored cat could take that out on your furniture or another pet in the home. It is important to make sure that you have enough time to play with your cat a few times a day. Kittens are a lot more active than adult cats, but when your adult cat wakes up from that long nap, they are going to have a lot of energy.
About 10% of the U.S population has pet allergies and the most common animal to trigger those allergies are cats. Before you decide on adopting a cat, you want to spend some time around them first. That way, you will know before adopting if you have allergies or not. You don’t want to find out that you have severe cat allergies after already bringing your furry friend home.
Call Catonsville Cat Clinic Today!
For 20 years, the Catonsville Cat Clinic has been providing quality veterinary care to the cats of Catonsville and beyond! Dr. Pam Nesbitt, who purchased the practice in July of 2011, runs the Catonsville Cat Clinic with compassion in mind. A team of professionals with an advanced level of veterinary medicine is at your service to make sure your cat is healthy and happy. So stop on by; we’d love to get to know you and your cat!
For more updates and advice, be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+! You can get in touch with the Catonsville Cat Clinic by giving us a call at 410-869-0800 or visiting our contact page.