FAQ

FAQ

Here are some common questions you might have about adopting and taking care of cats, along with their respective answers.

  1. Why should you adopt a cat from a shelter?
    • There are several reasons, but if you need just one, then adopt from a shelter because it will save more
      than one cat’s life. The facts and numbers are quite grim and sad for cats, when it comes to adoption.
      3.2 million cats can be found in shelters every year and of these, about 860,000 are euthanized annually.
      Adopting a cat not only helps one of these many animals, looking for a home, but also opens a space for
      shelters and rescue groups to take in another cat.
  2. How important is it to decide on the age of a cat?
    • Here’s why age matters for cats. Kittens are adorably tempting, but be honest with yourself about
      whether you'll be able to match that energy level, and handle that level of responsibility. Shelters are
      full of loving adult cats who have a much harder time getting adopted. An adult cat will be calmer and
      quieter than a kitten, but may also have behavioral issues from its early life.
  3. How do I know I’m ready for a cat?
    • Well, begin by checking your own schedule. Do you have time for a cat? While a cat doesn't need daily
      walking like a dog, don't be fooled into thinking that cats and kittens aren't a time commitment. They're
      still active pets that need a lot of play, and affectionate companions who demand attention. You'll also
      spend time cleaning the litter box and giving the cat structured meals.
  4. How do I teach my cat to use the litter box?
    • The first thing you can do is to encourage your cat to use the litter box. Nope, do not worry too much
      about this making a mess. It might be messy at first, but it will be rewarding if you are patient enough.
      Most cats will prefer the litter box to other parts of the house because of the texture of the litter.
  5. How do I know what to feed my cat?
    • Well, the first step is that you need to determine what you’re going to feed your cat. Dry food is easily
      and efficiently stored, but cats go wild for the taste of semi-moist and canned foods. The latter types can
      add more fluid to the cat’s diet than dry foods. In general, food type comes down to owner preference.
  6. How often should you visit the vet with your cat?
    • It is important that a cat sees a vet at least once a year, for a physical check-up: teeth, ears, eyes, heart,
      booster vaccinations, and deflea/deworm treatments.