There's a good reason so many American families call cats members of the family. Cats are loyal and comforting companions, as those of us who call them friends know so well.
Ready, Set, Go!
If you've made the decision to bring a cat into your home, it's a great idea to adopt from a shelter or rescue group. Cats and kittens in shelters are often updated on their vaccines and, the truth is, you may be helping to save a life.
Before you arrive home, you'll want to be prepared with plenty of supplies. A small carrier will help make the trip home easier. You'll also want a litter box, appropriate food for your cat's age, water and food bowls, a collar and tag with contact information, plus some simple toys.
Cats are connoisseurs of sleep, and many can snooze away for 16 hours a day. It's important to have a safe and warm place for these long events, and you'll find plenty of nice cat bed options at your local pet store.
It's important to make your home safe for your new arrival, putting away small items she could swallow. Cats are curious and like to chew things up, just like puppies. While it's true that cats love to play with strings, they also pose a severe danger. Cats can swallow strings and yarn, and many do not survive the event. Also, put cleaners and medications away.
Your Cat's Health
Your kitten is forearmed with antibodies from her mother's milk. For the first few weeks of life, they protect her against infectious diseases. At around 6-8 weeks, schedule a visit with a pet vaccination clinic to begin a series of shots to prevent serious diseases like feline distemper and leukemia.
Schedule a visit with us at Intermountain Pet Hospital and Lodge for a check-up today! We'd love to meet you and your new feline friend!