Bringing A New Cat Home

Are you adopting a kitty soon? Fluffy’s ‘Gotcha’ day is a pretty big deal for both of you! Of course, cats can get quite scared and anxious in new environments. In order to get things started on the right paw with your new pet, you’ll need to proceed carefully. A Marietta, GA vet offers some advice on this below.

Let Fluffy Settle In

Our feline friends all have their own unique purrsonalities. Some kitties are pretty much fearless, and will immediately hop into your lap. Others need time to warm up. If Fluffy falls into the latter category, you’ll need to win her trust over time. Toys, treats, and catnip may all help with this. Just don’t force attention on your furry buddy. It’s very important to let her come to you when she wants attention. (Note: this will probably be at the most inconvenient time possible, but that’s only to be expected.)

New Rules

We always recommend that kitties be kept indoors. Fluffy is much safer inside, where she’s protected from cars, weather, and other hazards. Lay down this law from day one!

Kitty Comforts

It’s pretty easy to turn your home into what Fluffy would think of as a luxury mansion. Set out lots of comfy beds for your kitty, and offer her plenty of fun toys. It’s also a good idea to get some cat furniture. Cat towers are wonderful multi-purrpose pieces! However, your furry friend will also appreciate things like kitty tents and cat shelves. A window seat with a good view is also very popular with our feline pals.


One of the best ways to win Fluffy’s trust? Just talk to her! No one is quite sure how many words our feline buddies actually understand, but they do know when we are talking to them, and seem to really thrive on and respond to that interaction. Use a gentle, friendly tone.

Veterinary Care

One of the first things you’ll want to do is take Fluffy to meet her new doctor. A full nose-to-tail exam is in order. Fluffy should also be fixed, microchipped, and brought up to date on vaccines and parasite control. This is also a great time to get some advice on her specific care needs.

Please contact us if ever we can be of assistance. As your Marietta, GA animal clinic, we are here to help!


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