Guest Post by Daku Sayers (Cats.how)
When you are planning to adopt a cat, there are some very important points to keep in mind to make sure that you are pleased with your new cat. They can mean the difference between regretting your decision and having a wonderful new friend.
One mistake to avoid is getting a cat on the spur of the moment. You may see litter of kittens for free and fall in love with a cute face. Instead, you decide if the kitten or cat will fit well into your life and your home.
Good Planning is the Key
A second mistake is to underestimate the cost of a new cat. Whether you choose an expensive kitten from a breeder or a mixed breed from the shelter, the initial price is far from being the only cost involved. Your cat will need food, supplies, and visits to the veterinarian.
You should also avoid getting a cat because one member of your family wants one. When a cat lives with a family she is going to make a difference to everyone. Only if you know that she will be welcomed by everyone should you make a long-term decision.
Your first cat can be a pleasure. You must know what to expect, though, and that you are ready to become a cat owner. Once you feel that you know all you need to know to make adopting a cat a success, you can narrow the decision to a certain animal. Finally, you find the cat or kitten you want, and are anxious to bring it home. All you need to do is to prepare, and you will be glad of your decision to adopt.
Prepare some special time just for the cat and the family will benefit everyone. Read up on ways to make your cat feel special with articles like “How to Make your Cat Love You.” It is a good idea to bring your cat home on a weekend or during a vacation when there will be few distractions. A calm, quiet atmosphere is best and helping him to feel safe and comfortable. Take him to his own personal area as soon as you can. He needs to get used to his food and water location, toys and litter box. He will begin to feel at home.
Whether you have put a couple of weeks or more into all the things it takes for a successful adoption, the overall experience will make you comfortable with your decision to adopt a new cat. Once your new cat realizes that home has been found, you have a friend and companion to enjoy for the rest of his or her life. If you’d like to learn much more about what to expect, cat behavior, health, feeding and supplies, check out the CATS.HOW site. You’ll find tons of information about everything feline! Thanks for reading!
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