You might be thinking of adding a small four-legged friend to your life. Cats can make for great company and are a lot of fun to play with. For those with a small house and no garden or anyone that loves cats, they are a great pet. As with any pet, they come with responsibilities, they need to be kept safe, comfortable and occupied.
To do this, you will need to buy a few things like cat name tags and collars, a bed, food and water bowls. We’ve put together a few things that will help you to keep your cat safe and comfortable.
If you live on a main road, you might want to consider the safety of your new cat. Thousands of cats are knocked over by cars every year – the last thing you want is to lose your new best friend. Admittedly, it can be difficult to keep your cat safe. Where dogs would rather be by your side 24 hours a day, a cat likes to be independent.
Curious in nature, they will wander around the area in search of things to do. For this reason, it would be beneficial to either have your cat microchipped, or ensure that it has a collar with an up-to-date name tag. That way, if your cat does become lost, you may be able to find and identify them sooner.
Your home is your sanctuary and, for years, you may have just had to look after yourself. Now that you are getting a cat, you will need to prepare an area that they can call their own. Make sure to have a separate eating area for your cat to deter it from impacting on your own eating space. You will need to buy a bowl for food and water, but make sure to buy one that doesn’t spill over easily so you don’t end up with your foot in a puddle of water.
If your cat has somewhere warm to go during this cold January period, it will feel safe and comfortable. The best way to do this is to buy them a bed or climbing frame that they can call their own and curl up in. A good climbing frame might also save your furniture from being scratched.
A name tag for your pet will allow everyone to know their name and where they have come from. Like microchipping, this can also help you reunite with your cat if it ever goes missing, but a name tag is obviously easier to access.
If you want your cat to look stylish, you can pick a colour theme for the name tag and collar or pick a uniquely styled name tag. Go plain with a nickel or brass name tag, or go sparkly and stylish with a sparkle or bling name tag. Pick the perfect name tag for your cat.