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Helping Your Shelter Cat Adjust

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! While any time is a good time to adopt a kitty, June is a purrfect chance to give a lucky feline a new home. Shelters often become overwhelmed at this time of year, as this is when they are often flooded with kittens. If you’re adopting a shelter cat, you definitely have our gratitude and support! In this article from All About Animals Veterinary Services, serving the Villa Rica Area, GA, a local vet discusses helping Fluffy settle in.

Kitty Comforts

It isn’t hard to turn your home into a luxury mansion for kitties. Start with basics, such as food, a litterbox, and litter. You’ll of course also want to set out lots of comfy beds. These don’t have to be fancy: even a soft blanket folded up and put into a box or wicker basket will do. Fluffy will also appreciate some pet furniture, such as a cat tower and scratching post. Toys are another must.

Getting Settled

If you have a big house and/or other pets, you’ll want to keep Fluffy sequestered at first. However, if you and your kitty will be living alone in a small apartment, you don’t necessarily have to isolate her. We do recommend putting all of your cat’s things in a quiet area, though, so she has a comfy place to relax and settle in. If you have other pets, ask your vet for some tips on introducing your furry pals.

The First Weeks

Just like people, cats are all unique individuals, and they all have their own purrsonalities. Some kitties will immediately make themselves at home, and will waste no time in jumping onto your lap or sprawling out on your sofa. Others are much more timid, and may spend the first days or weeks hiding. You will want to take your feline pal to the vet, but aside from that, just let her adjust. Don’t force attention on your furball: instead, pique her curiosity by calling her to you, and offering toys, food, and treats. You’ll have that little motor going before you know it! Actually, Fluffy may soon have you wrapped around her cute paws. That’s just what happens when you get a cat!

Does your new furry friend need exams, vaccination, or parasite control? Contact us at All About Animals Veterinary Services, serving the Villa Rica Area, GA, today!

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