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 Cat Friendly Homes website is a comprehensive resource to help you get ready for your new cat.

  • You can find videos and PDFs to download on Fear Free Happy Homes' Cats 101 page

  • Thinking about declawing your new cat? There are many reasons NOT to do this as outlined in this article from multiple vets and behaviorists. Instead, consider alternatives to declawing

  • Should you keep your new cat strictly indoors or let them outside to roam? This article provides a balanced look at the debate to help you make your choice. 

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Credit: Behavior Vets, LP

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When they first came home, two of our assistant's kittens were confined to the bathroom with short "field trips" to the rest of the house.  This helped them adjust slowly to their new home without getting overwhelmed. 

Check out our other resource pages for cats for more help:

 

Litter Box Avoidance

Body Language

Enrichment

Multi-Cat Households

Other Challenges