- Mar 29, 2021
I recommend waiting until you have know the age/gender of the cat you're going to adopt, then request quotes from all of the pet insurance companies you're interested in.Tried answering this before, but something went aground. I'm using cut'n'paste from WordPad this time, in case of a 'time clock' issue. I'll budget the toys, brush, toothbrush, and toothpaste for November...need stuff to make the $49 minimum of Chewy. At $15.99 for 20lb, Dr Elsey Cat Attract Litter is significantly more pricey than the Tidy Cats at $$16.46 for 35lb. The utility is simple. Use 50% Tidy Cats, and 50% Dr Elsey topper to attract the cat to the target, which should be attractive enough. Gradually I'll see how far I can cut back on the Dr Elsey. Maybe eliminate it entirely.
I need a soft carrier. The hard carrier is too much for my back, knees, and ankles to handle even without a cat in it. Given the fact a soft carrier is supposedly easy for cats to escape, and the public transit buses here give it a thumbs down, a stroller is not optional. Even if the cat does not like walkies, I still need a way to get the cat home from the pound, and to the vet.
Some of the food you mentioned is for cats with caviar tastes...unfortunately, I'm on a hamburger budget. While I will not be going the Friskies junkfood route, neither will I be springing for $14lb cat food, as with Ziwi Peak. Feline Natural looks within reach, and is apparently available as single can from Healthy Spot, which eliminates the risk factor of a whole case from Chewy. Same for Tiki Cat After Dark, available locally from PetSmart and Petco, at decent price. I'll look into collecting single cans of these to test out for possible later purchase by the case.
Any thoughts on vet insurance? I'm looking at Figo: Premium health insurance plans for cats and dogs..