4 Essential Factors to Consider before Bringing a Cat to Your Home


Although there are different opinions about cats and some people may like them while some others may hate them, it’s necessary to know that all cats are not equal. One cat may be hateful, while others may be adorable. So, when you bring a cat home, it’s your duty to take care of her, give her a good environment and take care of her health, and that may make her the pet you want. Here are a few tips.

1. Cat Basics

You’ll have to do some basic things for your cat, like:

  • Provide regular appropriate meals and constant supply of fresh water
  • Provide outdoor access or a litter tray which you’ll have to empty and clean daily
  • Provide a clean and comfortable bed
  • Allow a lot of mingling with humans
  • Provide a safe and interesting environment
  • Provide regular grooming
  • Vaccination against major feline illnesses
  • Deworming and flea treatment
  • Visiting the vet
  • Insure your cat

2. How much Care and Attention is Necessary for a Cat?

While a dog needs a lot of human companionship, walking, training etc. a cat is relatively a low-maintenance pet. But that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t need any care. In fact, some cats need it more than others. A good thing about cats is that they are pretty flexible and emotionally strong. Thus they don’t need continuous pampering and attention and are quite independent. So, cats are ideal pets for those who can’t devote a lot of time to pet care. Cats can also fit into modern busy lifestyle, can be left alone and have no problem with small flats, apartments etc. In short, cat won’t ask for a lot of your time, but you certainly owe him at least some attention being his parent.

3. Is Vegetarian Diet Good for Cat?

If you’re a vegetarian and want a pet that won’t go against your beliefs, you’re better off with a vegetarian pet like a rabbit. A cat is absolutely carnivorous and essentially needs some nutrients occurring in meat; also, her senses of taste and smell too are attuned to being a carnivore. Thus giving her a vegetarian diet can be in fact dangerous to her health.

4. Can a Cat be Kept Indoors?

Being outdoors brings a great diversity to a cat’s life and enables him to use all his hunting and other behaviors to the fullest. Thus keeping a cat confined to indoors can be unfair to him and may snatch a slice of life from him.

It’s better to consider all these things before bringing a cat to your home and be ready to do whatever is essential for your pet’s happiness. All the best!