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By Margaret H. Bonham

The publication to carry domestic earlier than you convey domestic a kitten or a cat!

At last--a sensible, hands-on advisor that will help you ensure in the event that your family members is prepared for a kitten or a cat. Cats are typically relatively selfsufficient and fantastically exciting, yet they do require a few realization and care. With a great deal of info and a enjoyable, family-friendly sort, this booklet presents a practical knowing of the duties of cat possession. info and interactive actions include:

Worksheets that assist you make knowledgeable judgements, hold reliable files, and more

Questions and charts that will help you make certain in case your relations is prepared for cat possession, no matter if to get a kitten or a cat, the place to get your puppy, and more

Checklists masking cat-proofing your house, vaccinations your new puppy must have, goods you will need sooner than bringing your cat domestic, and different features of being a in charge puppy ''parent''

Cat care chore charts, together with the scary muddle field duty

Suggested actions, together with pages for children to color

Resources to maintain together with your pet's documents and information

After you welcome a kitten or a cat into your loved ones, this publication offers the fundamental details on muddle field education, boundary education, scratching education, food, workout, grooming, universal illnesses, and many extra. you will understand how to make your cat the purr-fect kinfolk pet!

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Kill shelters, as the term implies, put down pets after a certain amount of time. Depending on how busy a shelter is, this period could be anywhere from a day to a few weeks. One type of kill shelter is a municipal animal control shelter. These shelters are run by the local government and take in all animals, strays as well as owner-surrendered animals. There are all kinds of cats here—from the very young to the very old. Some may be diseased. Others may have temperament problems. Talk to the people who work in the facility to find out what kind of criteria they have when adopting out animals.

Will require you to bring the kitten to the vet within a few days after you receive her. Will you take back the cat under any circumstance? Responsible answer: Yes and shows you the guarantee in the contract. qxd 7/27/05 1:44 PM Page 23 23 Will I have full ownership of the kitten? Responsible answer: Yes and shows you guarantee in the contract. Some breeders will only do co-ownership—avoid this! What items will you provide at time of sale? Responsible answer: Information on raising and training your cat; the buyer’s contract; CFA, ACFA, or TICA papers; proof of the parents’ health and testing of any hereditary diseases; sample of the kitten’s food; record of vaccinations and deworming; vaccination schedule; pedigree.

Are cats and kittens tested (or is a test available) for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) before leaving the shelter? Are the cats and kittens healthy looking, without signs of sickness (weepy eyes, sneezing, pot-bellies, lethargy)? continues Choosing a Cat applicants to avoid having the cat returned to them or putting the cats in a situation that would be worse than being at the shelter or rescue. Some won’t allow cats to be adopted outside of a state or a specific region.

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