New Cat Resources

Congratulations on bringing a new cat or kitten into your home!  Now is the time to set you and your new feline family member up for the best possible life together.  These resources will help you do just that.  If you find you want or need, individualized support, you can always contact us for a bit of extra help.  

  • The American Association of Feline Practitioners maintains the Cat Friendly Homes website. Check out the "Cat Care at Home" tab at the top of the page for lots of resources to help you get ready for your new cat! 

  • Check out these Four Tips to Raise Confident, Well-Adjusted Cats.

  • Thinking about declawing your new cat? Please read this article from multiple vets and behaviorists first! You find some declawing alternatives here

  • Should you keep your new cat strictly indoors, or let them outside to roam? This article from International Cat Care sheds some light on the debate to help you make your choice. 

  • Is your new cat shy, skittish, or fearful?  Tabitha Kucera of Chirrups and Chatter offers some excellent and easy-to-digest advice: Fearful Kitten Socialization

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Credit: Behavior Vets, LP

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When they first came home, two of our assistant's kittens lived life confined to her bathroom with short "field trips" to the rest of the house to help them adjust slowly without getting overwhelmed. 

Make sure to check out our other resource pages for cats for more help:

 

Litter Box Avoidance

Body Language

Enrichment

Multi-Cat Households

Other Challenges