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Good Places to Find Cats and Kittens to Adopt
Looking for a Pet Cat to Adopt
The "Humane Society" is a good place to find a pet cat or kitten to adopt. Other good places to find pet cats are friends, or neighbors who have cats or kittens to give away. Once the cat is adopted it should be taken to a veterinarian to have a thorough checkup. The cat may need shots and may need to be wormed. Do research on the Internet to find out about what a cat needs and how to take care of a cat.. A short haired cat is easier to take care of, especially for people who are busy a lot of the time. Long-haired cats take more work and dedication. Long haired cats need to be brushed everyday to keep their fur from matting. Short haired cats' fur can, also, get matted.
Animal shelters have many cats and kittens that need homes. The animal shelter should be checked out to make sure that it is clean, in good condition, and meets the proper standards. Older cats should be considered when adopting a cat; as older cats make great pets, as well, as the younger cats. Adopting two cats is another option to think about. Two cats adopted together makes a pair, and the cats can be together which is good for them both. Cats are social animals that don't like to be alone, so a companion cat would be a good thing for the other cat. The two cats can always be together when their person is at work or on a short trip for a short period of time.
Cats and A Kitten
The health of cats and kittens are important. Cats can have diseases that are underlying, and they can have health problems with parasites. A cat should be checked for fleas, and internal parasites. A veterinarian should be contacted for appointment for the newly adopted cat or kitten. The pet will need shots and to be wormed. An application needs to be filled out when adopting a pet from a shelter, and then an interview is taken, before the pet can go home with its adoptive parent or parents. Always be sure to check out the pet's condition when adopting pets from animal shelters.
A stray cat or two may come along and could be the perfect pet(s) for you. If a stray cat or two comes to your house, and you decide that you want to adopt him or her, then its a good possibility that the stray has some health issues; some that can't be seen right away. The stray cat needs to be seen by a veterinarian for a full physical and shots. The stray cat will need a complete check-up, shots, worming, and possibly neutering or spaying.
If you decide that you want a pure-bred cat, you will need to search for breeders who are reliable and trustworthy. Beware of breeders who are breeding just for profit. More than likely they're not reliable and can't be trusted. The only breeders that are recommended are the ones that have knowledge of the cats they breed, and they are careful about whom they sell their cats to. You can find a reliable breeder by getting a breeder's referral from the National Breed Associations at:www.cfa.org.
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Pets and Children
Small children need to be supervised around pets. Children can be unknowingly rough when they don't mean to be, and a kitten is a delicate animal that needs gentle care. Small children may need to learn how to handle a cat or kitten to make sure that both the children and the pet are safe. Older children can be rough with pets, too and should, also, be supervised. There are some children who are mean and intentionally harm animals, such as cats and dogs.