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Are You Ready to Adopt a Cat

Some people may decide to adopt a kitty spur of the moment, but they need to remember that adoption is for an entire lifetime. “With good care… most cats can live 15 to 20 years, so it is critical that you consider what is likely to be happening in your own life over the next 15 to 20 years—before you adopt a pet,” writes American Humane Association. Owners neglect or abandon too many animals because they decide they don’t want the ongoing responsibility. So how do you know if you’re ready?

Spay and Neuter

Each year, approximately 1.4 million cats are euthanized because they can’t find a home. Spay and Neuter prevents overpopulation leading to this euthanasia. It also prevents health issues like uterine infections; breast or testicular cancer; and undesirable behaviors like yowling, frequent urination, and aggression.

Cat Dental Care

By caring for your cat’s dental health now, you can keep him healthy well into the future. Without proper care, he could experience serious issues from damage to the tongue, teeth, palate, and gums. “Untreated periodontal infections often lead to more serious health problems because of chronic pain and infection, and subsequent stress on the immune system,” says AVMA President René Carlson, DVM.