Q3B7 - Cat Adoption BlogMR7

Everything You Need to Know About Cat Adoption

Veterinarians to Cats Prepares You to Welcome Your New Cat

Veterinarians to Cats in Roanoke, VA, can teach you everything you need to know about cat adoption. Adding a new furry companion to your home can be an exciting time. It also comes with many responsibilities. Before you make the decision to adopt a cat, make sure that you consider several important factors. These will help you to determine what is right for your situation and will help prepare for that special day.


Prepare a Portion of Your Budget to Take Care of Your Cat

There are financial demands that come with adopting a cat. In order for cats to live a healthy life, they have a variety of needs. Every cat should be either spayed or neutered. Many times, if adopting from a shelter, they will already be spayed or neutered along with initial vaccines and microchipping for identification. Cats will also need food and medical care throughout their lives. Many cats will live 18 to 20 years, so consider how much you will spend during their lifetime. Besides the everyday costs of food & litter, your furry friend will need veterinary care such as yearly exams with vaccines, dentals, flea & tick medication, as well as any health issues that may arise such as diabetes, hyperthyroid or even cancer. Veterinarians To Cats is ready to help you keep your cat healthy at every step.


Get Supplies You Need for Their Arrival, and Cat-Proof Your Home

You will want to have everything ready when you bring your cat home. From food & dishes to toys and a place to sleep, make sure that everything is prepared. You will also need a litter box, cat litter, and scratching posts. Having everything set up before bringing your new cat home will help them to acclimate smoothly. Cat-proofing your home will help keep your cat free of safety hazards. Search for places that they could climb or get into and for items that they may chew or ingest.


Include Your Cat Adoption in Your Emergency Plan

You probably have an emergency plan, in case something happens to you or a family member. You should add your cat to the plan, and inform everyone about your wishes. Make sure to have a phone number for a nearby vet who can treat or board them in case of an emergency.



For more on quality care for your cat, call Veterinarians to Cats at (540) 989-1400. Follow us on Facebook for updates and more great information. We are ready to discuss everything you need to know about cat adoption.