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Adopting an animal who is currently living in a shelter or foster home is a wonderful decision. The United States is currently in the grip of an overpopulation crisis with millions of adorable animals living in temporary accommodation rather than the loving home that they deserve.
If you make the decision to adopt a cat rather than purchase a kitten straight from a breeder, first of all – congratulations! Not only on your new pet but on your morally responsible and valuable decision to adopt one of millions of cats who desperately need and deserve a loving home.
Choosing to become a parent to a new cat is a big decision and comes with even bigger responsibilities. You are entirely responsible for your kitty’s health and development, and as such, you will have some important choices to make regarding her care. One of the most critical things to consider will be what you are going to feed your new furbaby.
Choosing to adopt a pet is a serious commitment and as her owner, you will be entirely responsible for the health and happiness of your furbaby. You will have many considerations to make in her early life including what you will feed her and what preventative medications and vaccinations you wish for her to have.
March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and the perfect time to remind yourself and others about what potentially harmful poisons may be present in your home. Poisoning is one of the leading causes of veterinary visits in the U.S. each year, and The Humane Society of the U.S. estimates that 10,000 cats and dogs alone die each year from exposure to just one of the many harmful toxins found in an ordinary American home.