Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
As anyone who has ever had a cat knows, the cat is in charge. They’re picky eaters, don’t listen and often wreck your stuff. It’s all part of their charm.
If you have several cats, it can get expensive.
The cost of owning a cat or cats doesn’t have to eat up your entire paycheck. There are ways of cutting cost and keeping you and Kitty happy. Here are just a few ways you can cut your cat budget.
Cutting The Cost of Owning a Cat
While we want to take the best care we can of our fur babies, we need to find a balance. We still need to take care of ourselves, as well. Try a few of these tips.
You can easily groom your cats at home. There are special brushes and nail clippers you can buy.
It’s important you know what you are doing. You need to be careful when cutting their claws, but you should never have them de-clawed.
Combing or brushing your cat gathers up all that extra hair, removes any knots and is also a chance to check for parasites. By brushing your cats, particularly the longhaired cats, it’s a good way to prevent them passing hairballs.
2. Buy Online
Buying their food and cat litter online can really save a lot of money. Plus, you can get it delivered right to your door. There are ways to save even more money, so be sure to watch for promo codes and coupons.
3. Get Them Scratchers
You will save a lot on replacing your couch of you buy or make them scratching posts. These can be made of carpeting, wicker or other types of fabric. Cats need to scratch and you need to let them.
4. Regular Check-up
Keeping them healthy and preventive care is always a great idea for us and our pets. make sure they get regular vet checks so you can avoid large vet bills down the road.
Plus, a quick check of their teeth for damage, check there are no signs of fleas or ticks and any other concerns you have can be addressed with your vet.
5. High-Quality Food
Buying cheap food is always going to be more expensive in the long run. They can have digestive problems and the cheap food can be high in carbs, sugars, ash and other ingredients.
You should avoid giving them scraps or other people food. You may want to consider making your own cat food, that way you know what’s in it.
We’re Feline Fine
Hopefully, you can take advantage of these tips. The cost of owning a cat doesn’t have to be outrageous. Keeping them healthy and happy will ensure a long, happy life.
Fresh water every day and if possible, some type of grass to chew for digestion. This keeps their digestive tract clear and moving. Keep them active, engage in play with them, when you can and limit their outdoor time.
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