How to know which cat to adopt.
This can be easy or difficult.
Cats can have unique personalities. Some are in your face and purring. Others are aloof.
The question is, if you choose the wrong one… will it change? Perhaps. Some can be an actual challenge.
Nice if they were the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
How to improve the odds for that perfect cat.
First, decide if you want a male or female. Reminder, an altered cat is happier and healthier. The earlier the altering, the better for you and your pet. Males will have less desire to wander and less aggression. Females won’t go into heat and be more content.
I’m an advocate for indoor only cats. Only exception are barn cats, they catch mice. Confined indoors their entire life isn’t an issue. In fact, they will most likely live longer. No interaction with other cats that may have fleas, diseases, and no cat fights. No worries of attacks by other wildlife or hit by a vehicle. Continue reading
Why not adopt a cat?
Ah, the controversy. The argument is powerful for this scenario.
Too many unwanted pets waiting for a new home. I agree.
I didn’t create the unwanted kittens.
And I can explain my stand on this topic.
Lots of unwanted children in foster homes and shelters. You want children, why not adopt or at least foster them? I 100% admire those that take on this challenge. Most will not. They want their own children. I prefer to choose my own cats to find the perfect match to bring harmony in the home.
Furniture Being Destroyed by the Family Pet?
Cats love to scratch to mark territory, or maybe just for fun.
Have 2 cats and Lily uses the scratching post. Appropriate, wanted behavior. Lucy scratches on everything but the post.
Lucy loves to scratch on the tightly woven rugs. Not much of an issue. Questioning how much damage is done and is there sufficient reason to stop her? She wasn’t interested in the tight woven carpet on the scratching board.
The carpet she has chosen isn’t expensive. No evidence of the ritual of daily abusive attacks. Keeping her claws clipped helps. Continue reading
To find out how to keep your cats content. Take time to observe their behavior.
It isn’t just keeping their bellies full. Ah yes, they will be happier if they are not hungry. But with too much consumption of food they will become listless. And health issues could be a problem.
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