When you get a new Cat in your home, try to be patient with both yourself and the cat. It will take time to get close to you. You’ll have to wait for your cat to show that Instagram-level cute tricks. Here are some tips for the first 30 Days of cat adoption that will help your new cat settle in his or her new home.
Tips for the first 30 Days of Cat Adoption
Get a proper carrier for your Cat
Letting your cat used to the carrier is going to be beneficial for you in the long run. You’ll not have to face an ugly as well as a stressful situation during vet visits and also your cat will have his own little safe haven.
Set up the New Home for your Cat
Before you actually bring your new furry friend to your home, you might actually want to set up a new home for him or her. This can be either your old office or an empty bedroom or any place secluded. Make sure you place the litter box in a private place and also make arrangements for Cat food and water.
Gather Some Toys
If you don’t want your kitty to be bored, invest in some toys before you bring them into their new home. Simple toys like felt rats, furballs, wool, strings and etc will easily make them bond better with you.
Invest in a Scratching Post
We all have certain basic instincts within us that need to be expressed. Our cats are natural scratchers. And, they need a place to vent out their scratching needs. Hence when you get a scratching post, they’ll keep the carpets, doormats, curtains, couch and everything else safe.
Get collar ID for your Cat
This is one of the most important steps that often gets overlooked. If you don’t want to lose your fluffy friend, then attach a collar ID with your latest phone number to your new cat. You can also choose to get him microchipped.
Get a Vet for your new Pet
Get in touch with the best veterinarian in your locality and tell him that you are about to adopt a cat. Book prior appointments if possible. Get your cat to the vet regularly – at least for the first 2-3 months.
Kitty Proofing your home
Kitty proofing your home means making it safe for the new member who is going to be a part of your lives. Hence, keep the cords hidden as cats love to chew them.
Make sure you don’t keep anything fragile around the home. They loving jumping here and there and that might cost you your bone china or a classy glass vase.
Keep all small holes covered. This included everything. Small cats will be looking for places to hide. Hence they might look for the narrowest of holes and sit there. I once had a cat who sat in between the gap of my washing machine and its tub. Getting him out was one hell of a task.
Don’t allow your cat to hide under the bed if it’s too narrow. Sometimes cats are so scared that they might rush under the bed. However, getting them out will be one of the most difficult tasks. So, it’s better to keep an eye on your new kitty and keep him away from bed corners.
So, these were the most important tips for the first 30 Days of cat adoption. Caring for an adopted cat is a great thing. But, it will only be easy if you follow these tips.