Considerations of buying a cat

Brown tabby kitten

Before you purchase a cat please ensure that you have thought carefully about the responsibility of cat ownership. Never buy a cat on impulse – cats often live to around twelve years of age but many cats much longer. Owning a cat is a commitment, which should be carefully considered.

Speak to your local veterinarian and other cat owners, and gather as much information as you can to aid you in your decision. For more information about pet ownership, visit the eXtreme Dog Fence blog.

Responsibilities of Cat Ownership

All cats require adequate shelter from the elements, protection from potentially harmful situations, an adequate and balanced daily diet and the opportunity to take exercise.

It is the owner who must bear the responsibility if a cat bites or scratches a human, kills wildlife, causes damage to property, creates noise or other pollution, or is the direct cause of other community costs.

Cat-owners should be aware of any signs of illness in their cats and must ensure that proper veterinary care is provided.

The RSPCA recommends that cats be kept indoors from dusk to dawn, and this is often mandated by law.

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