Adopt An Adorable New Family Member This June!
June is Adopt A Cat Month! This time of year kittens are at their peak! You can bring home a brand new family member! The best place to go to do this is your local shelter. Rescue your newest family member and support your local shelter this June. Multnomah County Animal Services is a good place to start your search for the cat for your family.
When thinking of adopting a cat there is a good checklist you should look over to make sure you and your family are truly ready for the commitment of this new family member. The eighth one is to make sure you introduce your new family member slowly to other friends and family members, slowly! You don’t want to overwhelm them.
Go slowly when introducing your cat to new friends and family. It can take several weeks for a cat to relax in a new environment. It’s a great idea to keep the new addition secluded to a single room (with a litter box, food and water, toys, and the cat carrier left out and open with bedding inside) until the cat is used to the new surroundings; this is particularly important if you have other pets. If you’ve adopted a kitten, socialization is very important. But remember — take it slow.
SRC: Cat Adoption Checklist
Gresham Animal Hospital has been providing loving care to our patients and their owners since 1944. We are the oldest Animal Hospital in East County and growing. If you have a pet emergency, stop by our office located at 520 NW Division Street in Gresham. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind to help you care for your adoptive pet. To schedule a checkup, shots, vaccines, or dental care, give us a call at 503.666.1600.
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