Newest Review: ... sense easier than dogs. Although I am a stay at home mum if we were going on holiday we have family members who could visit the cat to feed... more
Cats in General
Member Name: horseygirl2010
Cats in General
Date: 23/12/10, updated on 23/12/10 (13 review reads)
Advantages: great pets
I have always liked cats, but coming from a cat disliking family, it took me a while to get some cats of my own, well really, my cats adopted me! It started with stray cats in my garden that I tamed that are now very friendly affectionate cats and I also adopted and rehomed another few from the spca and also local vets. In general, cats make great pets, especially for people who may not have the time to devote to looking after a dog, but also in their own right. They are very easy to look after, and undemanding. all they want is fresh food and water, somewhere cosy to sleep, and most importantly, attention from their owner. They also normally enjoy the company of other cats and can form very close bonds with each other, especially relatives/siblings. they don't take much time to look after and naturally spend a lot of their time sleeping so they are also good pets for people who may work long hours. Ideally though cats will be kept in pairs so they will have company and someone to play with while their owners are at work. Cats are generally hardy animals and once vaccinated aren't susceptible to many diseases. Ideally they should be vaccinated against FeLV (feline leukaemia virus) and cat 'flu, although if a cat gets a simple case of rhinitis (like a cold) it is usually easily cleared up with a short course of antibiotics. all cats should be neutered/spayed as unfortunatly as well as the many well loved pet cats, there are thousands of stray and feral cats who have nobody to care for them because of indiscriminate breeding. cats should also be wormed regularly.
To sum it up, home is where the cat is! I wouldn't be without a few cats around the house anyway. (they also keep the local rodent population at bay! Even if they aren't very good hunters, the rodents don't know that!)
Summary: Cats are great!
More reviews in the field of Pet / Animal
- Lovely eel shaped fish
- Gentle, loving, loyal - thats why they are number 1
- Rats are wonderful - plus a few additional bits of info different to other revie ...
- Head of the Family
- Come and meet our snakes.
- The very best of breeds
- CALLING ALL DOGGY WALKERS !......is your dog yellow ?
- Wonderful Little Creatures
- Amazing dogs, but a lot of work