If you decided to get a new pet cat for yourself, then you need to first of all learn thoroughly about cats in order to know everything about them and be aware of their needs. You need to analyze whether or not you can take good care of the cat or maybe you are busy with work and actually you are looking for a person to take good care of yourself as you get overtired at work.
Keeping a cat at home will bring you much joy and excitement and be a source of entertainment and positive energy. Your life will become much more interesting with your new live toy. Before acquiring a cat, you need to;
Do I have time for a cat?
Scrutinize your schedule thoroughly in order to understand it properly, how much time you spend on work, what are you travel habits, how often you travel and is there anybody staying home to take care of the plants and animals you have at home, how active is your social life and lifestyle in general, etc. Ask yourself a clear question; Do you really have enough time for a cat? Cats are live creatures that need love, attention and care. While answering these questions you need to be honest, or else both you and your cat will face hardships later on.
Is my landlord ok with my decision of getting a cat?
If you rent an apartment, make sure you have the owner’s consent. Maybe the house owner is against keeping pets at home or is allergic to animals. Do it beforehand to avoid complications later on. Maybe you have to get rid of the cat later and this will become harder.
Are my family members ok if I get a cat?
This is also very important as your family members’ opinion is also important. Maybe they are allergic to cats’ hair, or they are afraid of any possible diseases cats can spread. Make sure you do not offend anyone with your decision.
Do I know enough about cats?
Do a proper research. Make sure you know everything about cats and their needs. This is essential as you will deal with a cat and it is better for you to be aware of every single detail related to cats. Thanks God we have Google nowadays and there is no need to stand in a long queue in order to get a book about cats. Sitting at your cozy home you can get informed about this.
Have enough food for a rainy day.
Maybe an emergency occurs, are you prepared for it or the cat will starve if you get sick and by no means can go out to buy food for your cat. Better to have more food in your attic to be on the safe side.
Choose a vet
Even before getting the cat to your home make sure you have a vet to so proper vaccinations and take your cat there in case of an emergency. It needs to be nearby, not very far from the area you live because you will have ongoing visits there.
Spay or neuter the cat
There are so many cats around and there is a risk of cats getting overpopulated. This is a big problem nowadays.
Make your home a safe place for a cat
If you are a plant lover and have a big collection of random plants, make sure there are no poisonous plants among them as your curious cat will get there and even taste the plant. Be careful not to poison the cat.
Make sure you have enough budget
Feeding the cat, taking to a vet and many other things require money. There is pet insurance available, maybe there will emergency medications necessary, make sure you can afford them.
Get ready to have a more positive life
Cats will bring lots of love and care to your home making it so cozy. Make sure you spend time with your cat so that they do not get bored or sad.