How to Care for a Newly Adopted Cat

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Pet Expert Kat Miller provides tips for how to care for a newly adopted cat.

    Dr. Kat Miller: Hi! I am Dr. Kat Miller of the ASPCA and today we are talking about how to care for your newly adopted cat. In this video series, we will talk about what to do before, during and after introducing your new cat to your home in order to ensure a smooth transition.

    We will talk about buying supplies, cat proofing the house, setting up a quite safe room for your new kitty, finding local services, settling in your new kitty, allowing him explore the rest of the house, establishing a routine and keeping your pet healthy and safe. The supplies that you want to have ready before you bring your newly adopted cat home include a bed, food, food bowls, water bowl, litter box and cat litter, a litter box scooper, toys, a brush, a cat carrier, a break-away collar and ID tags. Want to have these in place before you bring your cat home because it's sort of like you are setting up a nursery before you bring home your new baby.

    Before we begin, I would like tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and I work here in the ASPCA, the nation's first and oldest Animal Welfare Organization. Our programs had been helping homeless cats and dogs for over a 140 years. Now, let's get started talking about how to prepare for and care for your newly adopted cat.