Thinking of Adopting a Senior Cat? Be Sure to Watch This

Posted by Paige Cerulli

There are many benefits to adopting a senior cat. Here are just a few reasons why you shouldn't pass over senior felines in shelters.

Have you ever thought about adopting a senior cat? There are thousands of senior cats in need of homes, but they're also often passed over at animal shelters. People may assume that older cats don't have much time left, or may be afraid of adopting a cat with medical issues. And so, many seniors cats continue to wait for new homes.

Truth is, there are many benefits to adopting a senior cat, but people don't always recognize these benefits. Senior cats are wise, and they often make great, loyal companions. Plus, unlike young kittens, adult cats are already trained to use the litter box, know some general rules of living indoors, and tend to be pretty laid-back. They don't require the initial time and attention that younger cats do, and can often fit into your family quite well.

Looking for some more great reasons to adopt an old cat? Take a look at this touching video that proves senior citizens deserve good homes too.


Many senior pets can live for many more years with love and appropriate care. When considering a senior pet for your home, have a discussion with the shelter about the pet's health and any special veterinary care they may provide. There are plenty of senior pets that are perfectly healthy, but some may need a little extra care, like medications, to stay healthy. It's always a good idea to look into the cost of this care to be sure that you're comfortable and able to give the new cat the care they deserve.

 

Senior cat adoption can be rewarding, and you'll have the satisfaction of giving the elderly cat a loving home to enjoy. But remember, senior pets aren't a good fit for everyone. Be sure to make the adoption decision that is right for you and your family members.

Have you ever adopted a senior pet? What was the experience like? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Thinking of Adopting a Senior Cat? Be Sure to Watch This