Deciding to have a pet in your life is not something that anyone should take lightly, especially when you are looking at the bigger animals like cats and dogs. Owning a pet is incredibly rewarding but it also comes with its responsibilities and financial costs. Domesticated animals need to have regularly check up and vaccinations at the vets and it is sensible to cover your animals for any eventualities by investing in some sort of pet insurance. This certainly helps with any large vets’ bills that may arise due to your pet developing a medical condition that needs long term treatment or if your pet is involved in some sort accident.

One thing to bear in mind when considering a pet like a cat is where they are going to stay if you go away on holiday. Cats do not like to be left a lone for long periods of time, especially if they are used to your presence during the day. This is where a Cheltenham Cattery like help you. They become like a home away from home for your pet and some even look at it as a holiday for their favourite feline.

There are a number of easy things you can do at home to help keep your pet fighting fit.

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Regardless of whether your cat is of a long-hair or short-hair variety it is a good idea to regularly groom them and many cats actually enjoy having a brush combed through their fur. Grooming helps to remove any loose hair and dead skin from your cat’s coat and also helps to prevent the build up of hair balls when your cat self-grooms. This is also a good way to be able to regularly check the condition of your cats’ fur and skin and notice any changes that may need to be looked at by a vet.

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Providing clean water daily for your pet is one of the basic requirements of owning a pet. Some cats don’t like to drink from a bowl, so you can by water fountain and tall glasses that they may prefer.

Litter trays

Most people don’t have enough litter trays in their house and there is a general consensus that you should have one litter tray for each cat plus one extra one. In order to help your cats, maintain the health and cleanliness of their litter trays you should regularly clean these out. You can scoop out any waste and wet areas a couple of times a day and shake the litter tray, then it can be completely replaced once a week.