Adopting a cat : What you need to know

Each year, approximately 7.6 million animals, feral and stray, enter animal shelters and yet every single one of the easily adoptable 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States alone. This is simply because of overcrowding as too many pets come into shelters and too few people think of adopting when looking for a pet. (Source: Learn things to consider before getting a cat through adoption.

What do i need to Adopt a Cat?


Adopting a cat is a long-term commitment and make sure we are mentally prepared to take up the responsibility to provide care and home shelter for our adopted cat. Check with your landlord or housemate first if you would like to bring a cat back to your rented home. Discuss with your family members for the decision of adopting a cat to allocate the task for feeding, cleanup and play time session. If you are unsure of pet adoption, you may sign up as a temporary pet sitter to go through the reality experience for taking care a pet.

Vet bill & pet insurance

Another important factor to consider is the bill you need to pay in related with adopting a cat ranging from spaying your cat, regular vet visit, emergency accident, cat illness and etc. One of the benefits of getting your cat to do “Microchip Implantation” is to fulfill the prerequisite requirement of applying a pet insurance from the local service provider. Pet insurance will help you to save quite abit especially during unforeseen circumstances. Pet owners are encouraged to microchip their cat for identification purposes. It also help the shelter to trace easily if your cat is lost from home.

Cat breed & characteristic

Cat breed varies in the aspect of affectionate level, shedding frequency, general health & grooming needs. Kitten which is less than 6 months is generally more active and noisier compared to mature adult cat. Laid back, easy-going and friendly cats such as Ragdoll, Maine Coon and American Shorthair are gentle and loving with kids. Long hair cat such as Persian, Himalayan and Birman will tend to have matting problem and require regular brushing. An older cat, stressful cat, cat with health issue and low-quality food will have excessive shedding. Locate a cat breed which match with your busy or family lifestyle.



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