6 Cats can be Expensive

Yup! I have 6 cats:

Rowan, Tigerr and Zander would have ended up at the Humane Society if we hadn’t taken them in 5 years ago. They live with us quite happily and are our males. They were fixed long ago, and one is an indoor cat.

Also indoor cats:

Pixie, who is two. She needed a home.

Sprite and Fae, whom we rescued when they were about 4 or 5 weeks. I cannot believe how cruel some people can be to helpless little kittens. They are about 7 months old now, and are thriving. In all honesty, I thought Fae was not going to make it, or that she would end up feral. I nursed and loved her and she is doing great.

Now, we have gone the expensive route with the most expensive litter, cat milk, treats, canned food and dry food, but we have learned better. Here are some ways to save money:

1. My previous post explains how we save money on litter. We are also not adverse to using shredded newspaper when the need be.

2. Cat milk and treats are only given at the holidays now as gifts.

3. We only use dry food, and we do have to use 9-Lives Urinary Tract Health food for the males. What you can do is mix (half-and-half) the good stuff with cheap stuff. The cats do not care.

4. Before giving your cats any kind of flea treatments or shots, please look into these things and their possible side-effects.

5. Worms and other ailments can be treated with over-the-counter remedies.

6. Kitty conjunctivitis – tea bags over eyes three times a day. Wipe their eyes well.

Shannon Buck

P.S. Even with 6 cats, which I refuse to give up because they are family, I only spend about $25.00 a month.


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