How can the whole family participate in taking care of a cat?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Bridget Speiser of the Washington Humane Society discusses how the whole family can participate in taking care of a cat.

    Host: How can the whole family participate in taking care of a cat?

    Bridget Speiser: Once you are deciding to bring an animal into your home, it's important to consider, as you are looking at things like time and care and patients with behavioral challenges, you need to really map out, who is going to be in charge of taking care of particular aspects of the cat.

    Are you going to have one person, that's in charge of checking the litter box and making sure the litter box is scooped, is one person going to be more inclined to making sure the food is fresh and the water is fresh and making it sure that kitty has what she needs to eat for the day. Perhaps only one person is going to be in charge of all those things, but it is always best to map that out in advance that you are faced with kind of a crises, of who fed kitty or who didn't feed kitty and you are really budding heads about who is responsible for what kind of care.