Congratulations on adopting your new cat! Here are some tips from CAP to help you keep your cat happy, healthy, and growing. You will need supplies, like food, dishes, and a litter box. Bringing a new pet into the home, particularly if you have other pets, requires a period of acclimitization. Cats are inquisitive and may eat hazardous objects - make sure to cat proof your home so your new friend stays safe. Consider keeping your cat indoors - indoor cats live twice as long as their outdoor counterparts. Just like other family members, your cat will need yearly health checkups so a good veternarian is a must. Believe it or not, you can train your cat! And last but not least, play with your cat. Particularly with indoor cats, play and exercise will keep them fit and happy (the cat dancer is a sure-fire hit).
Most cats benefit greatly from another cat or cat as a companion. If you have the financial resources to adopt two, they will make great play pals and keep each other company when the human family members are not at home. Welcome to the community of feline friends!