The cost of a new kitten in much higher than most people consider. Cats are a life-long commitment so its important to factor in lifetime costs. PDSA found that the majority of cat owners thought the cost would be significantly less than the estimated £17,000, so below are some of the costs to consider:
Purchase price of Kitten/Cat // Carrier // food and water bowls // bedding // scratch post or activity centre // insurance // Food // Litter // Litter box.
Then preventative care such as Vaccines // wormers // flea control.
The there are the extra costs Veterinary Visits // Toys // possible accessories such as jackets or collers// Long haired cats may require trips to groomers.
Consider pet insurance for those unexpected illness costs or even in the event of a serious accident. Read the policies carefully to ensure that it meets your requirements.