Part of being a new pet owner is that you will have the responsible of caring for your new pet. When you go out and bring home a kitten, you are taking on a responsible as well as making a long term commitment that, with any kind of luck, could be as long as 15-17 years in some cases. Now that you have decided to add a new pet to the family household, there are a few things that you should know and understand.
It has been noted that a lot of people choose a cat because they seem to think that cats are very independent animals and that they do not require a lot of attention and care. In fact the opposite is true. Cats show you what they need, sometimes in unique ways that are not always easy to understand. As a new pet owner you will have to be on guard for these little changes in your pet’s behavior, and you will need to be sensitive to their needs for affection.
Some of the things that you will need to give your kitten are, of course, the proper food as well as other things such as a litter pan, a bed, food and water bowls, and maybe even a cat carrier. It would be a good idea to also include a scratching post. The kitten will get a lot of exercise from it, and of course they will leave the sofa and drapes alone!
Cats are, for the most part, generally inexpensive to care for, but you will still need to make adjustments to the family budget for yearly medical checkups, routine shots, and other visits to your vet. There may be times when a possible emergency comes up as well.
One of the most important things to remember is that your cat has feelings. You need to be kind to him and give him good treatment. You and you alone are responsible for the care of your new pet. Believe me, when you do all these things, your rewards will one of life’s most joyful blessing, as well as a great pleasure. You will have long-lasting and loving relationship between you and your pet.
NOTE: This article is for information only. See your veterinarian for medical advice