9 WORST THING ABOUT OWING A CAT 

Never mind whether you have a pedigree Bengal or a rescue cat, vet fees can quickly become astronomical.

Vet bills

We’re grateful that the cat has a set place to do its business, but a litter tray is effectively an open, unflushed toilet, and so needs regular cleaning so that your house doesn’t smell like a public facility.

Smelly litter boxes

Fleas find a very happy home living on a cat. Outdoor cats are more prone, and when fleas set in, it is mighty hard to exterminate them.

Fleas

Many people are allergic to cats. It is second only to house dust mites as the most common cause of indoor respiratory allergy.

Allergies

Cats are very communicative vocally. They meow for positive reasons, such as in greeting, but they also demand to be let in, and let out, they want attention, they want food, they want friends.

The whining

Cats start by meowing when they want you to do something, and then they yowl for you to give them attention.

Attention-seeking

Always expect the unexpected. They like being stroked, until they jump up and scratch you. They love being clean, but they hate water.

They are contrary

This sounds worse than it is! Although you might get bumped at any unsuspecting moment, it’s really an affectionate move. Also called “cat bunting”.

Headbutting

Cat urine may not actually smell any worse than any other animal’s pee, but it certainly has a bad name.

Cat pee

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