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By now pretty much all of us should know that we should never adopt a cat to give as a present. That’s just plain cruel to the cat as well as the people you’re giving the cat to. There should be many factors that you should consider before adopting a cat. Adopting a cat can be a wonderful experience for everyone involved once you take special care of certain things. There are some things that you can never do when you want to adopt a cat. Here are a few of them.
- Never make the decision to adopt unless everyone unanimously agrees that a cat is a welcome addition to the household.Adopting a cat is not something you do on impulse. There has to be a lot of thought that’s put into this decision. Make sure that everyone is okay with the idea of a cat being part of the family. A good way to make sure that everyone is on board with the adoption is to bring them with you when you go to choose a cat to adopt. Keep in mind that the transition can take a few weeks.
- Never adopt a kitty without consulting ‘Matchmaking’ assistance.Not all cats are child-friendly or dog-friendly. Some cats hate other cats, some need a personal litter box, some thrive better in quitter homes, and some need a busier household to feel comfortable in their surroundings. Working with a rescue group that knows all the background information about the cat can be helpful. The staff will be more helpful and they’ll help you choose a cat that’s perfect for your home.
- Never lose track of your cat.Don’t let her just run free. To get her more accustomed to her surroundings, set up all her things in one room to start. She will need some time to transition into the new environment and find some favorite spots where she feels more comfortable. But until then, get her set up in a single room. Let her get to know one room at a time. By doing this, you’re letting her move at her own pace.
- Never adopt a cat before isolating it at first.If this is your second or third cat, your other cats will probably have a problem with the new addition to the pet family. Isolate the new cat for a week or so, so that the vet has enough time to examine her. This also gives the pets you already have to get used to the idea of a new addition to the family.
- Never adopt a cat breed because she looks ‘cute’Do your homework on the breed that you’re adopting. Some cat breeds are more prone to medical conditions than others. Some require more one-on-one care than others. Make sure you take all these things into consideration before jumping into a decision.
Cats are adorable creatures with lovable quirks and a playful nature. Once everyone is onboard with the idea of a cat, there is nothing you should be worried about. Just make sure that you give her enough time to settle in.