Benefits of Adopting a Senior Cat

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October 30, 2011
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Senior cats tend to be overlooked when people are looking to adopt. Kittens are fun and incredibly cute, young adult cats are playful, and silly, and many people tend to believe that older cats won’t be as active or silly as their younger counterparts. However, there are many reasons to think about adopting an older cat. They would love nothing more than to live their golden years in a house with a warm bed, fresh water, lots of TLC, and a window to watch the world go by. They also have a lot of love and companionship to offer.

Here’s some benefits of adopting an older cat:

1: They are not as frantic as a younger cat
2: They are housetrained and may not try to shred your curtains
3: They learn quickly what they can and can’t do in your house
4: They are past the “kitten destructive stages”
5: They tend to be more cuddly because they aren’t busy trying to play with everything
6: As curious and playful as they are, they won’t scratch and get stuck in weird places like they did as kittens
7: They are silly and fun and will love that empty paper bag or box that you leave on the floor for them

A senior cat can be just as fun and enjoyable as a kitten or young adult. Provide them with toys to stimulate their mind, high quality food, and never miss a vet visit. There are plenty of older cats in shelters looking for a new forever home. November is Adopt a Senior Pet month. Why not add a new friend to your house?

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2 Responses to “Benefits of Adopting a Senior Cat”

  1. Diane says:

    I took in a cat when he was 7 years old. He is not 18 1/2 years old and is extremely cuddly (and yes vocal but he always has been). Looking for a cat that is around this age is a plus. Yes, kittens are adorable but I would never overlook a senior cat. I laughed when I was at my local shelter and saw a sign that mentioned senior cat discount. I thought to myself “I bet this sweetie is about 10″ I was wrong, 5 years old. To me that is a extremely young cat. Yes, older cats can be some work but I don’t mind. The lessons I have learned from all my cats are wonderful and they are extremely thankful for your love and ability to make them feel better!!! 5 STARTS

  2. Diane says:

    Sorry; didn’t mean to post that just yet.

    I took in a cat when he was 7 years old. He was extremely playful! He is now 18 1/2 years old and is extremely cuddly (and yes vocal but he always has been). Looking for a cat that is around 5 years or more is a plus. Yes, kittens are adorable but I would never overlook a senior cat. I laughed when I was at my local shelter and saw a sign that mentioned senior cat discount. I thought to myself “I bet this sweetie is about 10.” I was wrong, 5 years old. To me that is a young cat. Yes, older cats can be some work in their later years (over 10) but I don’t mind. The lessons I have learned from all my cats are wonderful and they are extremely thankful for your love and ability to make them feel better!!! 5 STARS for the Seniors!!!

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