Cat’s needs are generally less demanding than dogs but they can live up to 15-20 years so are a long-term commitment. They can give years of companionship and enjoyment. Routine health care also includes vaccination, desexing, microchipping, worming, and flea control, correct diet and coat care.
Cats need a high protein and fat diet so a well-balanced high quality commercial diet is recommended. We recommend using both dry cat food and wet cat food (tins, sachets or fresh meat).
As the cat gets older we recommend they eat more wet food and less dry food. Try to avoid leaving dry food down all the time as this can lead to overeating and obesity.
Cats that are kept solely inside will need to be provided with a litter tray, an exercise area and a scratching post as a minimum. Some inside cats may need to be on a lower calorie ration so as to avoid weight gain as they are exercising less.
Cats that are allowed to go outside are more prone to injury and disease but they have more exercise and environmental enrichment.
The use of an outside cat enclosure can provide a safe environment and allow cats to exercise.