Cats are among the furry friends that every individual wants to keep with him. But, before keeping a cat, it is recommended that the individuals must know about the cost associated with it. This is because; on being practical it is very easy to keep a pet at home, either a dog or a cat or any other, but it is very difficult to bear its expenses, i.e. the expenses that are to be borne on its vaccination and taking it to a veterinary doctor. However, it has been seen that the cats are less expensive than that of the dogs and they usually have a life of about 15 years. It is said that an individual is supposed to be keep a pet, so as to take care of the life of a pet.
Below mentioned is the breakdown of the cost associated with a cat, which is expected and is financially viable or suitable to him. The initial cost of a cat depends upon the breed of cat, which is being selected for keeping at home. Some of the options for purchasing a cat are listed below:
- If the cat is purchased from a shelter, then the owner is supposed to bear the expenses of vaccination of the cat along with additional charges that are required for neutering as well as to cover the spaying. It is considered that the cost of taking care of these type of cats is cheaper than that of organizing itself with the help of a private veterinarian.
The owners of the cats can also have a microchip and can register his cat in the database of a veterinary doctor. Some of the breeders or the shelters take care of this expense, which is a one- time fee of around $45.
- The individuals need to pay a higher amount in case of buying a pedigree cat. The individuals are supposed to pay an amount of $600-$800 for buying common breeds, whereas for buying rarer breeds, he needs to pay an amount of $1000-$1500.
The individuals, who are interested in buying a cat, are recommended to buy a car from a breeder, who is registered with a local cat club or an international cat club. Also, they are supposed to find out that for how longer they guarantee the health of that cat. The individuals are suggested to buy a cat from a registered breeder, as it is helpful in saving money, which is supposed to be spent as a bill for a cat bought from an unregistered breeder.
The cost of a cat also depends on the litter purchased for it, as well as the time spent by it in indoors. Also, the cat cost depends upon its age, size and the food, which is to be eaten by it. It has been seen that the cats require a regular treatment at home, so as to get it prevented from infections. The cats require worming treatment regularly after every 2 to 3 months.