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    Buying a Cat – Guide

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    There are a number of different possible options when buying a cat. Choosing a cat will require some research and time. For advice on how to buy a cat, see the following advice.
     

    Buy a Cat – Prepare

    When choosing a cat for the first time, you must be aware of what it takes to look after it well. Having the correct knowledge on feeding, housing and socialising a cat will be necessary before you can begin to buy a kitten.
     

    Kitten Mills

    When you want to buy a cat, it is advisable to avoid kitten mills. Many regard these as an irresponsible choice. Instead, you should buy a kitten from breeders that have good reputations, or cat shelters.
     

    Pet Stores

    Also, be wary of certain pet shops when choosing a cat to purchase. Some pet shops will support kitten mills and may not have any consideration to the cat’s health or problems it may have. Making money will be the number one priority. Buying a cat that is in good shape will be difficult from such shops.

    However, that is not to say that all pet shops are like this. You may find a shop that works with animal rescue shelters in order to home animals in need. Ensure that the cat has been screened and cared for properly before buying a cat from this kind of place.
     

    Buy a Kitten – Breeders

    Buying a cat from a professional breeder is normally a safe option. This is because they will look after a kitten properly and will be very particular about to whom they give it away. The cats will normally be healthy and medically cared for. If you buy a kitten from such a person, they will normally want to make sure that you are ready to look after an animal well.
     

    Animal Shelters

    Rescue shelters and groups are a great source to buy a cat from. These institutions will take in abandoned and abused cats that need re-homing. You will not usually have to pay too much for an animal from a shelter. Buying a cat from such a place could save the animal’s life.
     

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