When deciding to include a cat to be the new member of your family home, it is highly essential to make sure the owner has efficient cat care tools, equipment and procedures when taking on this big commitment.
The most common and standard procedure when buying a kitten is to ensure that you vaccinate them before 12 weeks of birth but no earlier than 8 weeks. This will help prevent viral infections such as Influenza and Parvovirus. However with cats being wild animals and needing a certain amount of their daily routine outside, there is always a potential risk that your pet could contract viral infections from other illnesses from infected cats that contaminate them.
One cat care measure that all pet owners can have as an option of is Pet Insurance. This can sometimes be an expensive monthly cost depending on which policy is taken, but it is an excellent and very useful precaution to have in place just encase any unfortunate scenarios occur later in life which may incur high medical costs. The majority of Pet Insurance brokers have a wide range of policies to choose from to accommodate everybody’s financial budget, however just because a certain package is cheap does not necessarily mean it’s the best alternative.
Check the terms and conditions of the policy to see if you get benefits such as prescribed medication costs and operation costs covered. Another important aspect to consider when taking Pet Insurance is the Excess Charge rate your Insurance provider is offering, take all these factors into account before making a choice on the insurer.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that cat owners forget to do. One cat care procedure that you must have in place on a regular basis is a daily food plan with a mix of the correct nutrients in the food you feed your cat. There are a variety of cat foods to choose from but some have less quality than others in terms of the amount of nutrients packaged in certain cat foods. From birth it is essential that you buy your kitten the correct food type and not to get it mixed up with adult cat food. The nutrients & ingredients that are used in adult cat food are formulated different to kitten food, plus kittens need different nutrients in their early growth stage.
There are an excellent variety of accessories and equipment to use which will help ensure you are providing the correct amount of cat care to your pet. The following list is a short breakdown of different equipment and accessories that should be used:
- Litter Tray
- Cat Collar
- Grooming Kit
- Toys & Accessories
- Cat Flap / Access outside
- Sleeping / Bedding Equipment
By having the above cat care equipment and accessories in place it will be a benefit for all cat owners to own and possess as many of these tools as possible. It will enhance the quality of life for your pet and also minimize bad behaviour habits for your cat.