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5 Tips for Adopting a Shelter Cat
By Dr. Tracy McFarland, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance company for dogs and cats.
Adopting a cat or kitten should never be a spur-of-the moment decision. This is especially true when adopting a shelter kitten or cat, whose medical and social history is often unknown.
Here are five tips for people who are considering adopting a shelter cat or kitten:
- Consider a Cat’s Basic Needs
Determine whether you can devote enough time to a cat or kitten’s needs for food and water, grooming, affection, litter box maintenance and play. It is also important to determine whether you are financially able to provide what a cat will need in terms of food, litter, grooming supplies and veterinary care.
Cats tend to be less expensive pets than dogs, on average…
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