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Adopt a Senior Cat

November 15, 2018

November is Adopt A Senior Cat Month! Of course, every month is Adopt A Senior Cat Month in our book. We always love seeing older kitties get a second chance at happiness! Read on as a Thorold, ON vet discusses adopting a senior cat.

Fluffy’s Charms

Senior cats really do have quite a lot to offer. For one thing, they’re very calm and dignified. Fluffy will spend most of her time napping, and probably won’t have too much interest in knocking everything off your table. Our feline pals also tend to get quite cuddly in their senior years. Your furball may want nothing more than to be petted and held. Kitties in their golden years are also super cute!

Getting Prepared

Before you bring your new pet home, you’ll need to do some shopping. Keep Fluffy’s age in mind as you pick out products. Your cat will need some toys, but not as many as a kitten would. If you get kitty furniture, choose pieces that are low to the ground, so your pet can get on and off them easily. A litterbox with low walls will be easy for your feline buddy to get in and out of. Comfy beds are also a must.

Helping The Furball Settle In

Put Fluffy’s things in a quiet back room at first. This is especially important if you have other pets. This way, your feline friend has a comfy, cozy place to relax, settle in, and adjust to her new surroundings. If you have other furry companions, make introductions slowly.

Veterinary Care

A veterinary appointment should be on the agenda for that first week or so. Although Fluffy will most likely already be fixed, you’ll want to get her a thorough exam, and make sure she’s microchipped and current on her vaccinations and parasite control products. Get some professional advice on her diet, health, and care needs while you’re there.

Purrfect Pet

Cats all have their own purrsonalities. Some kitties will hop into your lap on Day One, while others will need time to settle in. Let Fluffy take the lead. Don’t force attention on your cat. Just talk to her, pet her, and play with her. You’ll have that motor going before you know it!

Please contact us with any questions or concerns about senior cat care. As your Thorold, ON vet clinic, we’re here to help!

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