During the spring and summer months, there's a surplus of cats and kittens in animal shelters. That's why it's the perfect time to give a homeless cat a second chance through adoption.
When selecting a cat or kitten, be mindful of the overall appearance of health.
• Does the kitty appear alert and curious?
• Are her eyes bright and free of discharge?
• Does she appear to be well nourished?
Things to ask:
• Are there records of her previous veterinary care, such as vaccinations, spay/neuter information, parasite preventatives and deworming?
• What brand of cat food is she currently eating?
• Are there any unique behaviors or preferences that you should be aware of?
Once you make the decision to adopt, be sure to obtain contact information for the rescue group or shelter you are adopting from. If you have more questions, answers will be a phone call away.
It is recommended that you schedule a veterinary appointment for your new pet within the first few days. This will enable you to start your kitty on a path to health and head off any problems that may have previously been missed.
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