Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month! If you are ready to bring a new kitty into your home, please consider getting an older feline. Senior cats are just as cute as kittens, and can really make loving pets. Here, a Mt. Pleasant, SC vet discusses adopting senior cats.

Benefits of Adopting A Senior Cat

There are many reasons to consider adopting an older cat. For one thing, they’re often much calmer than their younger counterparts. You won’t have to worry about Fluffy pouncing on your toes in the middle of the night or knocking everything off your countertops. Another benefit of getting an older cat is that they are often extremely cuddly, and just want to be petted. You’ll also be signing on for a shorter commitment, since your pet won’t have as much time left as a kitten would. Last but not least, it’s just something you can feel great about. You’re giving one lucky cat a new lease on life, and a second chance at happiness!

Shopping For Fluffy

When you go shopping for your new feline buddy, be sure to keep her age in mind. You’ll want to get your cat some toys, but she probably won’t need as many as a kitten would. If you get cat furniture, choose pieces that will be easy for your kitty to get on and off of. Fluffy will likely also appreciate a litterbox with low walls. Of course, you’ll also want to get your furry pal lots of comfy beds to doze off in.

Veterinary Care

Just like people, cats need to visit the doctor more often as they age. One of the first things you’ll want to do is take your kitty to the vet for a full exam. You’ll also want to make sure Fluffy is fixed, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations and parasite control. While you’re there, get some specific instructions on her diet and care needs.

Purrs and Love

It may take your new feline pal a little while to settle in. If you have other pets, keep Fluffy isolated at first, and make introductions slowly. Offer treats and snuggles to get that little motor going. Just be very gentle when picking your kitty up and putting her down.

Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Mt. Pleasant, SC vet clinic, today!