Pets Are Important Too

Important Things To Do After You Adopt A Rescue Cat

by Aurore Fontai

If you are someone who has decided that they want to get a cat, and you have decided that you are going to adopt a rescue cat instead of one that is from a breeder, then you need to prepare yourself for what you need to do. A rescue cat will often need to have more care and treatment than a cat that is brought from a expensive breeder; however, these cats are often a great reward in and of themselves. Additionally, you are saving a cat from the streets, or even an abusive home. So, with those considerations in mind, here are some things you will need to do.  

Shots And Medical Check

If you're getting a rescue cat, then you will need to make sure that they have the correct shots. These shots will include distemper, rabies, and rhinotracheitis. It's often the case that when you get a cat from an expensive breeder, then breeder will have already gotten the cats up to date with all sorts of necessary shots. This is not the case when it comes to a rescue cat. In many cases, depending on the rescue organization, the cat might not have any shots other than rabbis. This is why it is so important to make sure that you bring your cats to the vet. You will want to make sure that you have them get a full battery of shots.

Make Spay and Neutering A Priority

The next thing you need to be aware of is that you want your cat to not contribute to the overpopulation problem.  The main reason that cat rescue organizations need to exist is that so many people don't spay or neuter their cats. This leads to cats having kittens, who then have nowhere to go. And the cycle continues. So, the most prudent and ethical thing to do is visit the veterinary practice  and have your new cat spayed or neutered. This way, you don't have to worry about your cat getting outside, meeting another cat, and contributing to the problem of stray cats.

Prepare Your Home With The Proper Cat Accessories

Finally, you should prepare your home for your new cat. This means getting a box or cat container that they can hide in. This is essential for cats that might have had a traumatic life before you showed up. The container is a perfect space for them to hide in until they feel comfortable enough to explore your whole apartment.