It’s National Cat Adoption month, so we wanted to write a blog post dedicated to all the cat lovers out there. Recently, many adoption agencies have been waving the fees on cats since not many people are adopting at the shelters. We want to change that!
Here are some tips for you when you are adopting a cat…
Cats like a routine
Just like any human, we LOVE our daily routines. And cats love them too. They like knowing when and where things are happening. Coming to a new home from a shelter can be scary. Stick with your cat for a few weeks until they are comfortable in your home and backyard (if they wander). Give them space when you first pick up your new kitty so they can get to know you better.
Basic Shopping List
Before you bring your cat home, make sure you have the right items they need. Here are some of the most important to have right away:
- Water and food bowls
- Food (wet or dry)
- Litter boxes and litter
- Scratching post
- Collar and identification tags
A vet visit
This is one of the most important things when adopting! When you bring a cat home from a shelter, it’s best to visit the vet as soon as you can. You want to make sure they have their first round of shots, if needed, and to do a regular check up on them, so you know exactly what type of cat you adopted. They may need special attention, of course, depending on the age as well.
Check out the video that we did last year with our friends at Lost Our Home Pet Rescue that will give you more information on what to expect when adopting a cat.
If you are considering adoption and it makes sense for your lifestyle, make sure to visit our friends at Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, located directly across the street from our animal hospital.