The Complete Guide To Being A Beginner Cat Parent

“Uh oh! We got a cat home. Now we are petrified! What should we do?”

That’s a phrase every animal lover dreads to hear. Without proper planning for raising pets, pet care can quickly become difficult.

Here, at Wagr, we like to believe in the philosophy of preparing with care for being a pet parent. Not for us hasty adoptions or ad hoc decisions. For pet owners, there’s no better way to prepare for a pet in your house than...prepare.

Picture this:

  • That adorable fluffy ball of fur is finally home

  • You have 100s of cat memes on your phone

  • You have several friends who tell you exactly what raising a cat involves

  • You bought cat food

  • You have a ball of twine even

Sounds amazing, right? You think you can nail this whole petcare thing.

Cats are cute. Kittens even more so.

But if this is the first time you are raising cats, then it’s likely you may be intimidated.

If you're a beginner cat parent, you're going to need to know a few things to keep your cat happy and healthy. Let's start by talking about the basics! This complete guide is designed to help you learn everything you need to know about caring for your cat, from the basics of food and litter, to how to keep your cat healthy.


Before you get your cat home

Are you new to the world of cats? As a beginner cat parent, it's important to start with the basics. Here’s the lowdown: not all cats are the same. Cats have unique personalities, and all respond differently to each situation. Here is a list of questions that help you pick the right kind of cat: