Getting a Cat

Now that you have decided to extend your family, you have to decide by which means you want to get your new feline friend. If you are unsure about whether to buy or adopt, get a long-haired cat or a short-haired cat, or a pedigree or crossbred, I am here to help.

What breed of cat to get

Buying a cat is recommended if your heart is set on getting a purebred. Here you are more likely to be able to get the necessary paperwork that guarantees that your cat is in fact a healthy pedigree. There are two main disadvantages to buying this type of cat. One of these is that they are more prone to health issues. The other is that they cost several hundred euro. But, as I said, if you want a gorgeous purebred kitty, this is most definitely the route to take.

Crossbred cats are most popularly obtained from shelters. These are generally much more healthy and less prone to health issues. Cats in shelters are those who need the most help. These have been abandoned or have faced lack of care in their past, and would therefore be so grateful of a home to call their own. They will make just as great pets and are relieving animal shelters so they can continue their good work of rescuing animals.

Are long-haired or short-haired cats better?

The next question most people ask is whether to buy a long-haired cat or a shorter-haired . Buying a long-haired cat is in my opinion much more of a commitment. You will have to understand that such a cat would need daily grooming to keep its fur in tact and keep them looking beautiful. Shorter-haired cats need less grooming and are just as pretty.

Getting more than one cat

When deciding on how many cats to get, there are a few factors that need consideration. The first would be the age of the cat. Introducing a younger kitten to an older cat can at times be hard. We would always recommended to try get two cats as close of age as possible, or even from the same litter. Also, as regards the gender of the cats, this doesn’t matter once both are neutered. No matter what type of cats you choose, a little attention and patience will have them getting on in no time.