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Useful Senior Cat Tips

Useful Senior Cat Tips

A lot of fantastic adult cats are often not adopted simply because they are old. This breaks our hearts because senior cats are usually the first to be put down in a shelter!

Introducing a new senior to an another cat can be a delicate process, as cats are territorial animals and may not immediately accept a new feline into their home. However, with the right approach and some patience, it's possible to help your cats form a positive relationship. It's important to keep in mind it could take up to 4-8 weeks for cats young or old to get adjusted to a new home. It could also take longer depending on their background story.

Q: Do older cats bond with new owners?
A: They still make strong and lasting bonds with their new families. A senior cat is cognizant of the fact that it has been rescued, and will provide you with its undying loyalty and love for the many years to come. They are not young, but not too old either.

Things You'll Need!

1. Cat Carrier

2. Kitten Food ( Wet & Dry )

3. Food and Water Bowls

4. Treats

5. Nail Trimmer

6. Brush or Comb

7. Toothbrush and Kitty Toothpaste

8. Toys

9. Scratching Post

10. Cat Bed

11. Cat Tree

12. Litter and Litter Boxes ( 2 boxes recommend per cat )

13. ID Tag and Collar

If your senior sneaks out an open door or window, an ID and collar will be the first clue that she has a home and who to call. No matter your kitten's personal style, the collar should be a breakaway collar that unclips if snagged. Microchips are the most "effective way of being reunited with your kitten if they accidentally escape."

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