What should I expect at a post-adoption health check & spay/neuter appointment?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Bridget Speiser of the Washington Humane Society discusses what to expect at a post-adoption health check and spay and neuter appointment.

    Host: What should I expect at a post-adoption health check and spay and neuter appointment?

    Bridget Speiser: Your cat probably had a final health assessment just prior to leaving the shelter with you, but it is always a good idea to have a follow up veterinary check, probably within about 14 days of adoption.

    Your contract with the shelter may actually dictate that need, so you need to read your contract carefully and understand once you are leaving the shelter, what perhaps their expectations are for you and for your cat? You may also be adopting a cat that does need post-adoption spay neuter, so you will want to get that taken care of as soon as possible and setting up a relationship with a private veterinarian to get that process started is again advisable probably within the first 14 days of having kitty at home.