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Adopt A Shelter Cat

Did you know that June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month? If you are ready to bring a new kitty into your home, please consider going through a shelter. This can be a great way to find your new feline friend! Read on as a local Westminster, MD vet offers some tips on bringing Fluffy home.

Getting Ready

Before heading to the shelter, you’ll want to pick up some things for your kitty. Fluffy will need bedding, toys, treats, dishes, a litterbox and  litter, a carrier, brushes, and some furniture, such as a cat tower or scratching post. As for food, you’ll want to ask your vet for specific advice.

Choosing Your Kitty

Sometimes it only takes one look at a cute face to know you’ve found your feline buddy. In other cases, it’s much trickier to decide. Don’t overlook the forgotten kitties, the ones no one wants. Less adoptable pets are often the most loving and affectionate, because they are just so grateful for the love and care they get. Spend some time with Fluffy before deciding. You want to make sure you’re choosing the right cat.

Coming Home

When you bring your furball home, you’ll want to initially set her up in a quiet, comfy spot with all of her kitty luxuries. If you have other pets, keep them separated at first. It’s important to give Fluffy time to adjust to her new home.

Meet The Vet

One of the first things you’ll want to do is take your kitty to meet her vet. (We’ll probably be a bit more excited about this than Fluffy, but that’s just ‘purr’ for the course.) Most shelter kitties are already fixed, but you’ll want to make sure your cat is current on her vaccinations and parasite control products. This is also a good time to get some advice on your pet’s diet and care needs.

Letting Love Grow

Cats may be small, but they have big personalities. Some kitties are fearless and friendly, and will immediately hop into your lap and take over your bed. Others are quite shy, and will need time to learn to trust you. Don’t force attention on your cute pet: just focus on providing great TLC. You’ll have that little motor going in no time!

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