The cost of owning a cat for the first-year averages $1,070.  So as you can see, having a cat can cost you over $ 1,000 the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.  If you have medical expenses or need a pet sitter, plus the cost of food, the costs could be much higher.  If you live in a rental apartment, your landlord may charge a pet deposit that may not be refundable.

Am I trying to discourage you from adding a furry feline to your household?  Absolutely not.  Cats bring so much joy with their companionship and antics.  I have five cats, and each has a unique personality and charm.

Two ways to help avoid “pet care panic”:

  • Set aside $1,000-$2,000 that you can use for any pet emergencies.
  • Comparison shop for your pet supplies

Prior to my being a foster mom for kittens, I worked with physicians for over 20 years as a CMA (certified medical assistant.)  I enjoyed helping patients very much.  However, what upset me was that some patients had a hard time paying for the prescriptions they needed.  I’d wished that I could help patients with their prescription costs.

Now I’m happy to say that thanks to a wonderful company, I can now help both people and their pets save money on their prescriptions.  Using a FREE prescription savings card, you can save on prescriptions for you and your pets!  You even have the option of using mail order to receive your medications.  Use this free card with confidence, it’s the only A+ Better Business Bureau rated card in the industry.  Print your free card on, or feel free to email me at [email protected].

If you’re a brand new cat owner, congratulations!  The right kitten or cat can be a wonderful companion for you.  Do you know how to choose the right cat or kitten for you?  It’s all here in my next article – “How to Choose the Right Kitten or Cat.”  So please read on, my cat-loving friends!