Cats are independent, entertaining, low maintenance, and great fun to have in your home. But they can also be thought of as aloof or even antisocial. So how do you find the right cat for you?
You have a huge variety of choices in feline companions:
Whatever your choice, there are several pointers for picking out the right pet. First, go for the healthiest animal you can find, with clear eyes, a shiny coat, and no signs of immediate illness such as diarrhea or extreme thinness. Second, pick an animal that is active, curious, and seeks attention from people, indicating a healthy cat with good socialization. Third, handle the animal and choose one that tolerates or enjoys holding and petting, even purring at your attention. A hissing, scratching kitten will require socialization and patience, while a hissing, scratching adult cat may never enjoy your company.
Consider your lifestyle needs and desires before you take home the wrong feline companion. Remember, thousands of cats are euthanized every day for lack of a good home, so your choices are unlimited. Don’t rush—find the right cat for you and you’ll both be happier.
Learn about long life and wellness for your pet on our Wellness page. Visit our Vaccination page for information on appropriate and necessary vaccines for your new pet. And find out the facts about pet dental care on our Pet Dental Care page.
Getting ready to spay or neuter? Visit our Pet Surgery page for answers to all your questions on this subject. And, as your pet ages, we offer information and guidance in senior pet care. For more information about dogs, visit these informative websites:
Our in-house retail area carries a variety of products, tools, and accessories for the convenience of our Sullivan Veterinary Clinic customers. View our retail area for product information and ordering options, and enjoy the ease of our online shopping service.
Convenient veterinary prescriptions, refills from our full-service pharmacy, and a variety of payment options—Sullivan Veterinary Clinic has pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of every large or small animal owner. Learn more about accessing our veterinary pharmacy.