I have an indoor cat as he's too nervous to go out. I love him a lot BUT..
We have to cover our lovely sofa or he'll rip it to shreds.
Cleaning the litter tray SUCKS. The poo smell is way stronger than a dogs and needs daily attention.
Male cats spray to mark territory. Even if neutered.
Yes, worming and flea treatment still necessary but expensive. I don't vaccinate tho.
Max 4 days with a a neighbour feeding him. Any longer needs someone staying. We use Aussie House Sitters as no cost involved.
All in all I do love him but miss having a dog.
Lots of work for not that much in return. Mainly he is noisiest when the baby cries which drives me mad.
Anyone want a cat lol 😜