Making a new addition to your family can be a rewarding and fun experience. However, taking the decision to own a cat should not be taken lightly as it does come with significant responsibilities that last the lifetime of your pet. The following is aimed to be a guide to areas of responsibility commonly associated with veterinary care. It is by no means exhaustive and, if you are new to owning a cat, further reading around the subject and discussing cat ownership with us is certainly advisable.