Let’s talk about the medical side of keeping a cat. In some places, it is a law to get your cat vaccinated for illnesses such as FIV. There is also a law to get your cat microchiped and register as your pet in some places. Be sure to check local laws when it comes to keeping cats before you decide to get one.
You can usually find information online but you should also be able to find it at your local pet rescue centers and the local animal control centers. If your area doesn’t have any law on vaccinating cats, but it does still offer them to the cat owners. It is definitely a good idea to consider that especially if your cat is going to be a free-range cat that goes both indoors and outdoors.
Of course the most important medical procedure you want to get your cat as soon as they are open up is getting them spayed or neutered. Not only to spay and neutering prevent them from breeding with other cats and therefore reduce the population of stray cats which in turn reduces how many cats go into rescues, but it also improves your cat’s own health to prevent them from getting diseases such as testicular cancer and the female cancer of the uterus and ovaries. It also helps to reduce that smell especially males would like to spray around their territory and it helps reduce that level of stress.
They are used to be an old misconception that the idea of spaying or neutering an animal was somehow cruel because it prevented the animal from mating. Now you still hear people say that. But thankfully most people have moved on from that and we know these days it is actually a lot kinder to spay or neuter your animal and not such a good idea to leave then unsprayed an unneutered.
As well as vaccinations, microchipping and spaying or neutering, you also regularly want to get your cat a parasite treatment. You can usually buy this in your local pet shop. And these are just simple treatment usually in the form of dropped or tablet that you give to your cat and prevent them from getting common parasites such as fleas, ticks and worms. Both parasite treatments work both for a month to six weeks. So do check the packaging and find out how long it’s going to last. You can prevent your cat from parasites by letting her wear a dog flea tick collar. It is suitable for both cats and dogs.
Of course during your cats’ lifetime, they are probably sick at some points. So if you notice your cat behaving strangely, don’t hesitate to get them to a vet. Do more research and make sure you got all the cat supplies before you get them. If you really want to keep a cat, then go for it because cats are amazing pets. They make a huge difference to your life and wonderful companion. I will honestly say cats are my favorite pet of all time.