Why You Should Adopt A Cat
Cats are typically regarded as low maintenance pets, ideal for people that are too busy to care for a dog. However, the decision to adopt a cat should never be taken lightly. The average house cat lives between twelve and twenty years, meaning that a cat is a long term commitment. Before adopting a cat, you should consider the following.
Even though cats seem aloof, they are social creatures that require your companionship. If you spend most of your day away from home, then you should probably reconsider your decision to adopt, or adopt a pair of cats so that they can keep each other company.
Because cats have a natural instinct to scratch, even if you provide your cat with a scratching post you can still expect some damage to your furniture and carpeting. Declawing a cat or kitten is considered inhumane by most professionals, so you should be prepared to deal with the inevitable damage your cat might inflict.
You will need to determine an easily accessible spot for a litter box. If you have multiple cats then you will need more than one litter box. Keep in mind that the waste will need to be scooped daily from litter boxes.
Before adopting you should consider the financial commitment involved with adoption. There are the ongoing costs of food, veterinary care, cat litter, scratching posts and pet sitting. In addition, if you adopt a kitten, you will have to budget for spaying or neutering as well as the necessary vaccinations.
Before adopting, be prepared to keep your cat safe. Statistics show that cats that go outdoors do not live as long as indoor cats. Cats and kittens should be kept indoors to prevent infectious diseases, parasites and accidents.
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