Thinking about adopting a rescued cat? This could be a very rewarding experience for both you and your new feline companion, especially if you do a little research related to cat advice and spend some time with preparations.
The advice herein assumes that you will care for a house cat and not a feline that will spend most of its time prowling a farm or neighborhood as a predator. With this in mind, cat grooming is essential in order to avoid hairballs; you can easily do this with a comb or brush with the confidence that your cat will love it.
Spaying or neutering your cat is crucial. When you adopt a feline from Rescue Strays, you can be assured that this humane measure to avoid overpopulation and abandonment has been taken care of.
With regard to cat nutrition, stick to dry food that is adequate for your pet’s age, but mix it in with softer treats every now and then. Look for taurine and amino acids as ingredients. Freshwater should be provided every day.
How To Take Care Of Your New Cat
When bringing cats into their new homes, it is better to leave them alone so that they get a feel of the place; they will let you know when it is time to give them attention. Cats are territorial and situational, this is because they tend to be more attached to their spots than their humans.
Set up a scratching post, feeding and watering bowls, and more than one litter box before bringing cats home. This preparation will go a long way in terms of making your cat feel comfortable.
If you live in the countryside, consider keeping your cat indoors for most of the day and night. Always feed your cat inside; when temperatures fall, set up a nice and warm bed that will make them return often. As long as cats know that life is good at home, they will keep their exploration of the outdoors to a minimum.
Cat Tips and Facts
Anthropologists used to believe that the Felis catus species were domesticated by ancient Egyptians, but evidence shows that African wildcats were likely attracted by farmers to take care of insects and vermin around their crops and harvest piles 10,000 years ago.
No matter how domesticated they become, cats never lose their wild instincts. Dogs can be excellent hunters if they are trained, but cats turn into predators as juveniles and never lose this characteristic.
Want to Learn More About Rescued Cats?
The staff at Rescue Strays is ready to answer your questions about cat adoptions. We have plenty of lovely felines who will certainly appreciate a new home; most of them have already spent plenty of time with humans, so they will adjust easily as long as you take good care of them. Contact our office today to learn more about what we do; perhaps you would like to help us with remote adoptions.