The decision to have a cat is one of the most important, because it will largely determine our future and at least a few, if not a dozen or so years. After all, this is due to the responsibility for the life and future of the animal, which until now no one wanted. It will be a time of certain restrictions, sacrifices, compromises, building relationships, learning to live together. Later, a moment will come when we can no longer live without our four-legged friend, and we cannot imagine how we could function without him before.
So, after the decision has been made, it is worth taking an interest in the available literature in order to gain the necessary knowledge while caring for it. It is also useful to collect information on what to prepare for adoption of a four-legged man in the street, because the litter box and toilets are not all that is needed to live with a cat.
There are several ways to find the most wonderful purr in the world.
You can search in nearby shelters, foundations, temporary homes, and classifieds. However, if you are planning to start breeding with a specific breed, there is a choice among breeding cats. Below we will focus on getting the cat of our dreams from among those who are left to their own devices, unwanted, unloved.
Thousands of them live in shelters, foundations and temporary homes. Therefore, your first steps can be directed to an animal shelter or foundation. If we are going home with a foster cat, then a transporter will certainly come in handy for the time we return. This is a great protection for our pet on every journey. It will probably be used not only during visits to the veterinary office.
You must bring your ID and money to the shelter to pay to bring the cat with you. Most often this is a symbolic amount that does not cover the costs of his stay in this institution. In the vast majority of shelters, an adoption agreement will be prepared and signed, obliging us to take care of the adopted animal. When adopting a cat, you must be sure that you can provide the necessary veterinary care and that you have the means to maintain it, including proper nutrition.
Some argue that since cats are social animals, it is better to take two at once, rather than one.
This solution will allow them to play in the absence of household members. Returning home with a new pet, you should immediately contact your veterinarian to be examined. If other animals already live in the house, quarantine becomes necessary. In any case, for their own safety, current residents should be vaccinated earlier so that the new resident does not bring any diseases into his new home.
Although animals collected from shelters are usually healthy, it is also possible to bring a treated cat with you. However, in this case, it is necessary to continue the current treatment.
Usually cats taken from shelters are already neutered or neutered, the same goes for deworming and vaccination. Shelter animals generally do better. Unfortunately, due to too many foster children, the shelter staff do not have the opportunity to get to know each cat individually.
The situation is different with temporary shelters, where the guardian has time to get to know the animal, its character traits, habits, etc. He also knows his favorite games, dishes and habits.
Before you bring your cat home, you need to analyze areas that are especially dangerous for it, for example, an open window or balcony, through which it can simply fall out. Suitable networks can be used for protection. You will also need to analyze your plants, as some of them can be harmful to cats.
It is worth remembering that cats that do not leave the house need to be deworming every six months, and cats leaving the house quarterly. With proper prophylaxis, blood and urine tests should be done annually.
And finally, we remind you that the adoption of a pet is a huge responsibility for its future life, and what it will be like depends only on you.