It pays to be prepared for kitten adoption. Here you will find the information you need to get off to a good start with your cute little kitty so everyone is happy.
The first choice is what kind of cat do you want? Do you have a favorite color of cat such as black or orange? Or do you want to have a purebred like a Siamese, Persian, or some other type of exotic cat. Take a look through our Cat Breeds page where you will find information on just about every recognized breed to see what the characteristics of the different breeds are.
If breed isn't important to you, check around your local area for kittens available at rescue shelters to see what they have. Ask friends and neighbors if they know anyone who has kittens for adoption. Check your local newspaper for ads for kittens. Check out Choosing a Cat.
We have all heard many a scary saying about cats and babies. Is there a danger to your newborn baby from your cat?
A strong bond can develop between cats and children, this bond can teach kids love and respect for animals that can last them throughout the rest of their lives.
You already have a dog. Will this be a problem?
When introducing cats and dogs to each other do it slowly, make sure that you are in control. Never leave your pets without supervision while they are learning to get along with each other.
Sometimes this needs to be taken into consideration when adopting a kitten. If you know your life may make a drastic change in the next few years, will you be able to keep your cat after that change? Cats can live 13 to 20 years.
You know you want a boy kitten or a girl kitten. How do you make sure you are getting the sex that you want? I know from experience that you cannot always take the word of the person who is giving or selling you the kitten.
A microchip implant for your cat is worth considering. Each day many cats go missing. Happily some of these shortly return home or are soon reunited with their owner. Sadly though, many end up at a shelter with no means of identification and the feline’s family cannot be contacted.
Your new kitten needs to be vaccinated even if you plan to never let it outside. Avoid a tragedy and learn about vaccinations.
Kittens need special food to meet their needs while they are growing into adult cats. Plus they need to be fed several times a day. Get your kitty off to a good healthy start.