7 Reasons why an older cat is a beautiful choice
An older cat can bring joy to your home. Senior cats are often found in shelters or rescues because of circumstances beyond their control. Many older cats want to be loved and cared for again. These are seven reasons why an older cat is a wonderful choice.
Older Cats Need Less Supervision
While kittens can be cute, they require a lot more supervision. They are more sensitive and can get into trouble. As they get older, you’ll need patience and more toys to keep them busy. You might consider adopting an adult cat.1 They are more independent and emotionally mature than younger cats. They can be occupied while you are at work. They won’t get into trouble like kittens.
They are less fussy and want to snuggle more
Kittens learn best by being involved in their environment. You can endanger your home if they aren’t supervised. They can chew through your belongings as they explore the world. They can chew up your furniture and run wild, which could result in broken items. Adult cats are more mature and less hyperactive than their younger counterparts. Even calmer adult cats still need lots of play, exercise and attention. They are just a bit more relaxed about everything. An older cat will be more inclined to snuggle up to you after a long day.
Do You Know the Quirks of an Older Cat?
The personality of a cat develops while they are still kittens. It can be difficult to predict what type of cat you will have as an adult. You must understand the stages of kitten development before you adopt them. Adopting an adult cat is like meeting a friend. You can learn a lot about your cat’s personality from the shelter or rescue she is adopted from. Perhaps she is afraid of thunder or has an aversion to litter. She might need a lot more space, like cat trees or window perches to feel safe. To learn more about your cat, talk to the rescue or shelter. Talk to your cat’s veterinarian to learn about any health problems or special needs.
How do you know if your cat gets along with kids or dogs?
You can get to know your older cat’s preferences before you bring him home. You can then predict how he will interact with other members of your household. Ask the shelter or rescue if he is good with dogs and children. Ask him if he is a good friend to women and men. You can also ask the cat if he is comfortable around strangers if you are interested in pet therapy.
Adult cats also need a forever home
There are approximately 3.2 million cats in shelters across the United States each year.2 Adopting a cat from a rescue or shelter is a wonderful way to provide a loving home for them. Shelters are limited in resources and can’t accept other pets if they have enough. A rescue cat adoption means that your cat will be spayed or neutered before you can adopt it. This saves you the expense of having to vet and sterilize her. Your adoption fees often help shelters rescue more cats.
They might be related
Senior cats who are in need of a new home may have experienced a lot. It is possible that you have also been through a lot. Adopting a senior cat can be healing, as you can share your experiences with the other cat. You can both heal from your past and look forward to a future filled with love and adventure.
It’s fun to get your home ready for an adult cat
It’s a lot of fun to prepare your home for an older cat. You can find a comfortable cat bed, a cat condo and scratching posts, as well as toys that contain catnip. You might consider buying little steps for your senior cat to climb into your bed at night if he has sore joints.
Comfort Zone Calming Dossiers should be placed in various areas of your home. They emit odorless, drug-free fragrances that mimic natural pheromones to tell your cat that he is safe and secure.